Finding Aid to James Jerome Parsons Papers, 1966-1996

Jack Doran and Jae Mauthe
The Bancroft Library
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
Phone: (510) 642-6481
Fax: (510) 642-7589
Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
URL: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/
© 2011
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Finding Aid to James Jerome Parsons Papers, 1966-1996

Collection number: BANC MSS 2003/158c

The Bancroft Library

University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
Phone: (510) 642-6481
Fax: (510) 642-7589
Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
URL: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/
Finding Aid Author(s):
Jack Doran and Jae Mauthe
Date Completed:
2011 October 05
Finding Aid Encoded By:
GenX
© 2012 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Collection Summary

Collection Title: James Jerome Parsons Papers
Date (inclusive): 1966-1996
Collection Number: BANC MSS 2003/158c
Creator: Parsons, James Jerome
Extent: 3 cartons 3.6 linear feet
Repository: The Bancroft Library.
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
Phone: (510) 642-6481
Fax: (510) 642-7589
Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
URL: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/
Abstract: Collection consists of personal, professional and academic incoming correspondence for James Jerome Parsons. Also included are reviews by and of Parsons’ work.
Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English
Physical Location: Many of the Bancroft Library collections are stored offsite and advance notice may be required for use. For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.

Information for Researchers

Access Information

Collection is open for research.

Conditions of Use

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], James Jerome Parsons Papers, BANC MSS 2003/158c, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog
Parsons, James Jerome, 1915-1997 -- Archives.
Sauer, Carl Ortwin, 1889-1975.
University of California, Berkeley. Dept. of Geography.
Faculty papers.

Administrative Information

The James Jerome Parsons papers were given to The Bancroft Library by Betty Parsons on Dec. 20, 2002.
No additions are expected.

Arrangement

Arranged to the folder level.

Biography/Organization History

James J. Parsons was born on November 15, 1915 in Cortland, New York. When he was 13, his family relocated to Monrovia, California. After graduating high school, Parsons enrolled at Pasadena Junior College before transferring to UC Berkeley, from which he recieived an AB in econimics (1937) and an M.A. in Geography (1939). He was drafted into the Army in 1941 and worked as an airphoto analyst in New Caledonia before returning to Berkeley to complete his PhD in Geography (1948).
Parsons’ professorial career began as an assistant professor until he was promoted to the position of Associate Professor (1952-1960), then to Professor (1960-1986) and Professor Emeritus (1986-1997).

Scope and Content Note

Collection consists of personal, professional and academic incoming correspondence for James Jerome Parsons. Also included are reviews written by Parsons as well as reviews of his work written by others.
Collection is in both alphabetical order (when folders are ordered by name of author) and chronological order in folders that do not hold content written by a specific author. Most documents are typed and dated.

Container Listing

 

SERIES 1: James Jerome Parsons papers

Arrangement

Alphabetical & Chronological

Scope and Content Note

Incoming correspondence with peers and colleagues as well as an assortment of reviews of Parsons’ work and the work of others.
 

SUBSERIES 1.1: James Jerome Parsons papers

carton 1, folder 1

Correspondence Andrew H. Clark 1947-1976

carton 1, folder 2

Correspondence Dean Constance undated

carton 1, folder 3

Correspondence W.M. Denevan 1957-1971

carton 1, folder 4

Correspondence Denevan 1972-1986

carton 1, folder 5

Correspondence W.M. Denevan 1986-1990

carton 1, folder 6

Correspondence Denevan 1990-1996

carton 1, folder 7

Correspondence Kent Mathewson 1972-1996

carton 1, folder 8

Incoming Correspondence J.H. Winslow undated

carton 1, folder 9

Correspondence W. Zelinsky 1951-1962

carton 1, folder 10

Correspondence W. Zelinsky 1962-1998

carton 1, folder 11

Incoming Correspondence George F. Carter undated

carton 1, folder 12

Incoming Correspondence J. Fish undated

carton 1, folder 13

Incoming Correspondence J.P. Harrison undated

carton 1, folder 14

Incoming Correspondence Peirce Lewis undated

carton 1, folder 15

Incoming Correspondence Campbell Pennington undated

carton 1, folder 16

Incoming Correspondence Campbell Pennington undated

carton 1, folder 17

Incoming Correspondence F.J. Simoons undated

carton 1, folder 18

Incoming Correspondence R. Symanski undated

carton 1, folder 19

Incoming Correspondence B. Wallach undated

carton 1, folder 20

Incoming Correspondence R.C. West undated

carton 1, folder 21

Incoming Correspondence J.H. Winslow undated

carton 1, folder 22

Incoming Correspondence Miscellaneous undated

carton 1, folder 23

Correspondence Incoming 1946-1950

carton 1, folder 24

Correspondence Incoming 1951-1954

carton 1, folder 25

Correspondence Incoming 1954-1957

carton 1, folder 26

Correspondence Incoming 1957-1959

carton 1, folder 27

Correspondence Incoming 1959-1960

carton 1, folder 29

Correspondence Incoming 1960-1961

carton 1, folder 30

Correspondence Incoming 1961-1962

carton 1, folder 31

Correspondence Incoming 1963-1964

carton 1, folder 32

Correspondence Incoming 1962-1963

carton 1, folder 33

Correspondence Incoming 1964

carton 1, folder 34

Correspondence Incoming 1964-1966

carton 2, folder 1

Correspondence Incoming 1966-1969

carton 2, folder 2

Correspondence Incoming 1968-1971

carton 2, folder 3

Correspondence Incoming 1969-1973

carton 2, folder 4

Correspondence Incoming 1970-1974

carton 2, folder 5

Correspondence Incoming 1973-1974

carton 2, folder 6

Correspondence Incoming 1974-1976

carton 2, folder 7

Correspondence Incoming 1975-1977

carton 2, folder 8

Correspondence Incoming 1975-1977

carton 2, folder 9

Correspondence Incoming 1976-1978

carton 2, folder 10

Correspondence Incoming 1977-1978

carton 2, folder 11

Correspondence Incoming 1977-1979

carton 2, folder 12

Correspondence Incoming 1977-1980

carton 2, folder 13

Correspondence Incoming 1978-1979

carton 2, folder 14

Correspondence Incoming 1979-1981

carton 2, folder 15

Correspondence Incoming 1980-1981

carton 2, folder 16

Correspondence Incoming 1981-1982

carton 2, folder 17

Correspondence Incoming 1982-1983

carton 2, folder 18

Correspondence Incoming 1982-1983

carton 2, folder 19

Correspondence Incoming 1982-1983

carton 2, folder 20

Correspondence Incoming 1982-1983

carton 2, folder 21

Correspondence Incoming 1982-1987

carton 2, folder 22

Correspondence Incoming 1983

carton 2, folder 23

Correspondence Incoming 1984-1985

carton 2, folder 24

Correspondence Incoming 1985-1986

carton 2, folder 25

Correspondence Incoming 1986-1987

carton 3, folder 1

Correspondence Incoming 1987-1988

carton 3, folder 2

Correspondence Incoming 1987-1988

carton 3, folder 3

Correspondence Incoming 1989-1990

carton 3, folder 4

Correspondence Incoming 1988-1989

carton 3, folder 5

Correspondence Incoming 1990-1991

carton 3, folder 6

Correspondence Incoming 1991-1992

carton 3, folder 7

Correspondence Incoming 1991

carton 3, folder 8

Correspondence Incoming 1991-1993

carton 3, folder 9

Correspondence Incoming 1991-1992

carton 3, folder 10

Correspondence Incoming 1992-1996

carton 3, folder 11

Lowenthal undated

carton 3, folder 12

Nietschmann undated

carton 3, folder 13

Luten undated

carton 3, folder 14

Nietschmann undated

carton 3, folder 15

Pred. Pudup. Gould. Marxism undated

carton 3, folder 16

Faculty and Graduate Students undated

carton 3, folder 17

Departmental Review 1981-1982

carton 3, folder 18

Departmental Review 1986

carton 3, folder 19

Carl Sauer undated

carton 3, folder 20

D. Harris on W.I. undated

carton 3, folder 21

Sternberg undated

carton 3, folder 22

Stoddart Memos undated

carton 3, folder 23

Reed, Oberlander, Rostlund undated

carton 3, folder 24

Lorrie Thrupp undated

carton 3, folder 25

Walker and Marxism undated

carton 3, folder 26

Obituaries undated

carton 3, folder 27

Reviews of Parsons’ Works undated

carton 3, folder 28

Reviews of Parsons’ Works undated

carton 3, folder 29

Reviews By Parsons undated

carton 3, folder 30

Reviews By Parsons undated

carton 3, folder 31

J. Parsons Photographs undated

carton 3, folder 32

Miscellaneous undated

carton 3, folder 33

Miscellaneous undated

carton 3, folder 34

Vitae undated