THE THOMAS AND DOROTHY LEAVEY CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF LOS ANGELES RESEARCH COLLECTION
THOMAS A. GAUDETTE PAPERS, 1938-1996 (CSLA-18)
ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATIONCOLLECTION TITLE AND NUMBER: Thomas A. Gaudette Papers, 1938-1996. CSLA-18ACCESSION NUMBER: 1999.20; gift of Kathryn GaudetteCOLLECTION SIZE: 21 archival document boxesDATES: 1938-1996PROCESSING HISTORY: Processed by Clay Stalls, Department of Archives and Special Collections. Guide written by Clay Stalls. Date: 2002RELATED COLLECTIONS: Tom Gaudette worked closely with William F. Masterson and the Pacific Institute for Community Organization (PICO). To access the on-line guide for the PICO holdings, select the following title: William F. Masterson Papers.
A disciple of Saul Alinsky, Thomas ("Tom") A. Gaudette (1923-1998) would leave his own notable mark on the field of community organizing, as creator of the Mid-American Institute for Community Development and trainer of numerous community organizers. The holdings in this collection consist of materials that Tom Gaudette gathered to document both his work in community organizing as well as that of other persons and groups.
To learn more about the Thomas A. Gaudette Papers, consult the following sections of the on-line guide to its holdings.
COLLECTION DESCRIPTION: The collection description provides general information on the types, topics, and research value of the materials found in the Thomas A. Gaudette Papers.
SERIES DESCRIPTIONS: The series descriptions describe how these materials in the Gaudette Papers have been organized into series (which are subject categories). The series descriptions also provide links to each series' box and folder lists, which are the indexes to the folder titles and the boxes in which the folders and their contents are stored.
BIOGRAPHY: A brief essay on the life and significance of Thomas Gaudette in the field of community organizing.
RESEARCH USE: The collection is open for research by appointment with no restrictions under the conditions of the access policy of the Department of Archives and Special Collections, William H. Hannon Library, Loyola Marymount University, 1 LMU Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90045. To schedule an appointment, please call the Department of Archives and Special Collections at 310-338-5710 or 310-338-5357, or email the department: Special.Collections@lmu.edu. The Research Collection is a program of the Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Center for the Study of Los Angeles.
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