University of Southern California
University of Southern California
Mrs. T.H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
Mrs. T.H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
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USC Chan Archive at the Center for Occupation and Lifestyle Redesign

The USC Chan Archive at the Center for Occupation and Lifestyle Redesign officially opened in 2018 to serve as a repository of textbooks, journals, research manuscripts, photographs, artifacts and ephemera that document the history and trajectory of USC occupational therapy since its 1942 inception.

Located at the Center for Occupation and Lifestyle Redesign® the archive also holds occupational therapy and occupational science gradaute student theses and dissertations spanning the program’s 75-year-plus history. A comprehensive collection of historic journals and a small library are likewise housed in the archive’s reading room. Museum cases on the ground floor offer a glimpse of the collection’s highlights.

The archive is available by appointment for research and scholarly projects using the unique primary sources and rare materials collected here. Please contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to learn more.

Personal artifacts, including this antique furniture donated by the Reilly and Zlatohlavek estate, enhance the archive’s collections.

Personal artifacts, including this antique furniture donated by the Reilly and Zlatohlavek estate, enhance the print collections.

The second floor reading room contains copies of OS/OT student dissertations and theses dating back to the 1940s.

The second floor reading room contains copies of OS/OT student dissertations and theses dating back to the 1940s.

This display containing Paddington and Aunt Lucy represents the extensive bear collection of former Department Chairs Harriet Zlatohlavek and Mary Reilly.

This display containing Paddington and Aunt Lucy represents the extensive bear collection of former Department Chairs Harriet Zlatohlavek and Mary Reilly.

Weaving was introduced into Occupational Therapy curricula as early as 1918. This main floor exhibit displays examples created at USC through the 1980s.

Weaving was introduced into occupational therapy curricula as early as 1918. This main floor exhibit displays student samples created at USC through the 1980s.