Anteater Antics

Anteater Antics is the blog of the Special Collections and Archives department at the University California, Irvine. It features new acquisitions, newly processed collections and finding aids, noteworthy items from existing collections and generally anything timely, interesting, or relevant to our collections and the history of the University of California, Irvine.

We welcome and encourage ideas for future posts and encourage staff, faculty and the UCI community at large to participate.

Acknowledgments to Audrey Pearson, Cyndi Shein, Leah Loscutoff, and Steve McCloud for their early work on Anteater Antics.


Posted on 7/28/2017 4:31pm by quezadad

Our archivist for special collections & archives has uploaded 33 new or updated finding aids for our collections. Please take a look and see what's new (note: some finding aids do not yet have antpac records so please use the links below to view finding aids directly.)

Collections represented range from American Indian Student Association papers to oral histories on LGBT experience in Orange County, California and to Mexican travel ephemera and much much more!

 

Collection number

Title

Description

AS.052 UCI Cross Cultural Center Records

 

The collection comprises the records of the Cross Cultural Center at the University of California, Irvine, a center focused on providing a network of support services promoting the personal, social, cultural, and academic well-being of UCI's ethnic and culturally diverse student body. The Cross Cultural Center coordinates the activities of all student organizations pertaining to particular racial, ethnic, and minority groups. The collection includes administrative files; records of associated student organizations, committees, and boards; and documentation of events and multicultural organizations on campus for students, faculty, and staff.

AS.061

The University Communications photographs

 

The University Communications photographs were created by staff photographers employed by the University of California, Irvine, University Communications. With over 273,000 images, the photographs visually document the history of the UC Irvine campus. Images depict students, staff, faculty, campus events, graduations, inaugurations, buildings, landscapes, festivals, and the surrounding area in Orange County.

AS.160

University of California, Irvine, Associated Students records

 

The collection comprises the records of the Associated Students, University of California, Irvine from 1974 to 2006. The materials in this collection consist mainly of photographs, invoices, receipts, business memoranda, correspondence, forms, internal affairs, organizing activities, backstage passes to events, and oversized posters for events such as Wayzgoose, Reggae Fest, Homecoming, and entertainment provided by ASUCI to the campus community. It also includes unprocessed born digital material, 1990-2016.

MS.F.041

Clayton Garrison papers

 

Clayton Garrison was founding dean of UCI's Division of Fine Arts (now Claire Trevor School of the Arts) and professor of drama. This collection contains production books, notes, correspondence, subject files, slides, and other materials documenting productions and other work of Clayton Garrison. Production books contain programs, musical scores, scripts, publicity, reviews, casting information, set design, and more for theatrical productions directed by Garrison. Productions include those from UCI, UC Riverside, Long Beach Theater, UC Berkeley, New York City, and other venues. This collection includes material from the first production at UCI in 1965, Little Mary Sunshine. It also includes court records regarding Dr. Farris' donated lithographs in 1991.

MS.F.043

Norman Weinberger Papers

 

Norman Weinberger was a founding UCI faculty member in the Department of Psychobiology (now Department of Neurobiology and Behavior). He served as chair of the department, interim dean of the School of Biological Sciences, and helped found the Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory (also a Fellow of the Center). The Norman Weinberger papers contain administrative files on the departments and school; publications by Weinberger; his speeches and talks at various conferences and early teaching material.

AS.192

UCI Community Outreach Partnership Center
 

 

The UCI Community Outreach Partnership Center (COPC) was founded in 2001 and based in the School of Social Ecology. It served as a bridge between UCI and the surrounding community engaging in research, teaching, and outreach projects addressing community priorities related to demographic change. The unit became defunct in 2016. The collection documents the activities of the COPC throughout its existence, from 2001 to 2016, and contains information on the communities and neighborhoods that were part of research and program activities. Materials include proposals for the Center and its programs, marketing and press materials, reports, presentations, and administrative documents. There is information on various COPC programs including the Latino Youth Conference, Westside Costa Mesa Research and Engagement, Community Scholars, and Center for Inequity.

AS.098

UCI Black Student Union records
 

 

The UC Irvine Department of African American Studies was founded in 2016. It began as a multidisciplinary program for African American studies within the School of Humanities, offering a minor starting in 1991, and a major in 1998. This collection contains proposals, constitutions, and additional information on the approval for the African American Studies minor and major. It documents planning and long range development, course development, program review, events, guest speakers, and department administration.

AS.193

UC Irvine Department of African American Studies records

 

The UC Irvine Department of African American Studies was founded in 2016. It began as a multidisciplinary program for African American studies within the School of Humanities, offering a minor starting in 1991, and a major in 1998. This collection contains proposals, constitutions, and additional information on the approval for the African American Studies minor and major. It documents planning and long range development, course development, program review, events, guest speakers, and department administration.

AS.121

UCI Dean of Students
 

 

The University Communications photographs were created by staff photographers employed by the University of California, Irvine, University Communications. With over 273,000 images, the photographs visually document the history of the UC Irvine campus. Images depict students, staff, faculty, campus events, graduations, inaugurations, buildings, landscapes, festivals, and the surrounding area in Orange County.

AS.148

UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts Publicity Records

 

This collection contains the advertising, programs, and newspaper clippings about all of the performances given by the Claire Trevor School of the Arts, University of California, Irvine, since its inception in 1965 to 1986. Photographs, negatives, and CDs are also included. It also contains nearly 200 CDs with photographs of the School's performances such as plays, concerts, and dances from approximately 1987-2006. It also includes some photographs of University Art Galleries exhibits and the arts plaza.

AS.169

UCI 2014 Commencement collection

 

The 2014 all-graduate commencement ceremony was held June 14, 2014 at Angels Stadium in Anaheim, CA. This event commemorated the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon B. Johnson speaking at UCI's dedication ceremony in 1964. This collection contains materials documenting UCI's 2014 commencement ceremony with President Barack Obama as the featured speaker. It contains a large trove of digital materials documenting the planning of the ceremony and video footage of campus. The collection also contains publications, planning documents and drawings, invitations and other ephemeral materials, and photographs and video recordings of the commencement.

MS.R.177

Idalia Esmerencia Yorba Borchert collected images
 

This collection contains three images circa 1880: Two pencil drawings and one photograph.

MS.SEA.020

Southeast Asian Archive Vertical File Collection

 

The vertical file is an eclectic accumulation of thousands of miscellaneous items that document the life of Southeast Asian American communities. Here can be found information on a wide range of topics such as cultural events, pertinent issues of the day, organizations and businesses, student activities, local politics, health concerns, and family relations. Types of material include newspaper clippings, magazine and journal articles, unpublished student and conference papers, ephemeral items such as brochures, posters, flyers, event programs, and periodicals in English and Southeast Asian languages. California sources are best represented in the clippings file, but newspaper articles from other parts of the United States are included, as well as limited items from international papers.

MS.SEA.034  

John Scire Photographs of Vietnamese Refugees at Camp Pendleton

 

This collection comprises 43 photographs taken of Vietnamese refugees and their living areas at the San Onofre camp within Camp Pendleton, California in 1975. The photographs, taken by former South Vietnamese Air Force Lieutenant and pilot trainee Tran qui Hung on behalf of former U.S. Marine Corps Captain John A. Scire, feature images of families, children, and general camp life.

PS.021

UCI Enrollment Services Publications

 

This collection comprises publications of UCI Enrollment Services and its subunits: the Office of Admissions and Relations with Schools, the Center for Educational Partnerships, Financial Aid and Scholarships, and the Office of the Registrar and Student Academic Information Systems.

MS.F.042

Ralph Cicerone Papers

 

Ralph Cicerone was a leading atmospheric chemist and was internationally renowned for his research in climate change. He arrived at UC Irvine in 1989 as the founding chair of the Department of Earth System Science and became the fourth UCI Chancellor in 1998, serving until 2005 when he was elected President of the National Academy of Sciences. He retired as NAS President in June 2016. This collection includes his research files, teaching files, and conference files. Forms of materials include speeches, manuscripts, correspondence, notes, reports and report drafts, publications, clippings, photographs, audiovisual recordings, and digital material.

AS.030

Chancellor Laurel Wilkening records
 

 

This collection comprises the records of Laurel L. Wilkening during her tenure as the third Chancellor of the University of California, Irvine from 1993-1998. Included are administrative files, agendas, meeting notes, meeting materials, inauguration records, correspondence, scrapbooks, photographs, and other materials. Also includes two CDs of "A Celebration of Stars: The 2009 Medal Awards", honoring Wilkening.

AS.004

UCI Central Records unit

 

These records capture a large proportion of the most important, top-level incoming correspondence of the first three decades of UCI's history. The collection contains correspondence, departmental memos, meeting minutes, financial statements, statistical analyses, reports, program development plans, building development plans, legal records, and miscellaneous notes generated by various units of central UCI campus administration and UC offices. Some of the materials predate the establishment of the Central Records Unit in 1963. The bulk of the records pertain to campus administrative activities and operations, academic affairs, academic departments, community affairs and the planning and construction of the UCI campus.

AS.194

Asian Pacific Student Association

 

The Asian Pacific Student Association at UC Irvine was founded in 1988. It began in March 1981 as the Asian/Pacific Student and Staff Association at UC Irvine as a social support network, promoting cultural sensitivity and awareness through education at UCI. This collection contains constitutions, photographs, posters, organization files, and documents from the Retention through Impact, Solidarity, and Empowerment (RISE) program and Asian Pacific Student Awareness Conference.

AS.050

UCI Poster Collection

 

The collection comprises over 1,800 color and black and white posters created by various administrative offices, academic departments, and organizations on the University of California, Irvine (UCI) campus from the 1960s to the present. The posters advertise programs and events held on campus and provide information on course offerings as well as academic and student support services.

MS.F.044

Thomas Parham

 

Thomas A. Parham became Vice Chancellor, Student Affairs at UC Irvine in 2011 and also served as an adjunct faculty member since 1985. This collection contains a newspaper, program, and a photo scrapbook created as a UCI student in 1977.

AS.114

Commencement Ceremony Records

 

The collection comprises materials from University of California, Irvine commencement ceremonies, including printed copies and sound recordings of commencement addresses, video recordings and photographs of ceremonies, handbooks, informational brochures, and flags. The handbooks include scripts of welcome speeches and introductions, diagrams of the seating arrangements on stage, and instructions for persons officiating and speaking at the ceremonies.

AS.195

Glenn Kageyama Photographs of UCI

 

Glenn Kageyama attended UCI as an undergraduate student from 1965-1969. He graduated with a BS in Marine Biology. He was a student photographer for the UCI Yearbook and had the informal job of hanging block letters from the administration building (now Langson Library). This collection contains negatives, slides, and prints that Kageyama took while a student at UCI. Images consist of student life activities, classes, labs, field excursions, and more.

MS.R.175

Jeannette Merrilees papers

 

Jeannette Merrilees (1930-2013), born Jeannette Faas York, was an Orange County environmental activist. She received her bachelor's degree in Government and Religion from Smith College and received her law degree from the Western States School of Law. In 1973, she moved to Laguna Beach. She worked to save a portion of Crescent Bay Point from development in order to establish a public park. In the 1990s, she advocated for preservation of beachside cottages as vacation rentals in Crystal Cove State Beach against plans for luxury resorts. Recognized for her advocacy for public coastal access, Jeannette Merrilees' papers document a significant aspect of Orange County history; development and environmental issues, and social change. This collection includes collected publications, correspondences, organizational records, photographs, news clippings, and audiovisual materials documenting Jeannette's activism in Orange County.

PS.093

UCI Student Affairs pubs

 

This collection comprises publications of UCI Student Affairs and its subunits: Dean of Students, Student Life and Leadership; and Wellness, Health & Counseling Services. Publications include brochures and flyers events, general for student resources and events, general announcements, historical reports, newsletters, and more. Additional publications from this unit can be found by searching the library catalog.

AS.074

University of California, Irvine Department of Social Science Photographs

 

This collection documents the UC Irvine School of Social Sciences. Most of the records come from the Dean's Office, specifically from the tenure of Dean William Schonfeld. Included in the collection is correspondence sent and received by Dean Schonfeld and other administrators; annual reports; reviews; budget records; and many a files documenting the teaching and administrative functions of the school. The collection has documentation on the academic units and programs within the school, which includes information about the faculty, undergraduate and graduate programs, committees, scholarships and fellowships, and teaching. It contains information on how the school worked with other departments and offices within UC Irvine, such as the Executive Vice-Provost's Office and academic units. There are also six photographs.

AS.152

University of California Irvine audio recordings

 

This collection consists of a variety of audio recordings of events and activities at the University of California, Irvine from 1955 to 1991. Events recorded include the Student Parent Orientation Program, faculty lectures, recordings of symposia and forums, Arts and Lectures series, convocation and commencement ceremonies, as well as early campus building dedication ceremonies and athletic events.

AS.173

American Indian Student Association

 

The American Indian Student Association (AISA) at the University of California, Irvine was a club founded in 1974 to support Native American people and issues, share cultural heritage, and promote awareness within the campus community. These records consist of brochures, posters, and pamphlets, financial records, fundraiser events, flyers, club recognitions by the University, information on club members and meeting outlines.

MS.M.060

Ellsworth Kelly prints from Stéphane Mallarmé Un Coup de Dés series

 

The collection consists of four (4) framed plexi-glazed prints.

MS.R.025

Goree Mexican travel ephemera

 

This collection consists of approximately one hundred pieces of Mexican travel ephemera dating principally from the 1950s and 1960s. Included are tourist and museum brochures and guidebooks, railway, city, and road maps, and unsorted magazines and newspapers. A 1962 edition of Esta Semana features the visit of President John F. Kennedy to Mexico.

MS.C.005

Ihab Hassan papers

 

This collection documents the academic work of literary critic, scholar, and theorist Ihab Hassan. The bulk of these materials reflect his work on American fiction of the later twentieth century, in addition to his extensive writings on postmodernism, literary criticism, and cultural studies. The collection primarily contains holograph manuscripts, typescripts, offprints, and reprints of Hassan's published monographs and articles, in addition to professional papers and lecture materials. Some audio and video recordings are included. In 2017 a small addition of photographs, literary correspondence, notebooks, and one flash drive was added.

MS.C.029

Catherine Malabou papers

 

Catherine Malabou is a philosopher and theorist and professor in the department of Philosophy at the Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy at Kingston University. She was the 2015 Wellek Library Lecturer at the University of California, Irvine, and is Distinguished Visiting Professor of Comparative Literature at UC Irvine starting in the Spring 2016 quarter. Malabou was a student of Jacques Derrida at Jean-Luc Marion during her doctoral studies at the Ecole Normale Superieure Lettres et Sciences Humaines (Fontenay-Saint-Cloud). Her work has explored themes of neuroscience, psychoanalysis, trauma, "plasticity," and epigenetics. The collection includes manuscripts, printed materials, audiovisual materials, photographs, teaching and research materials, correspondence, and early scholarly work in analog and digital formats.

MS.R.180

Ian Baldwin collection of oral histories on LGBT experience in Orange County, California

 

The collection contains 4 recordings on mp3, 4 transcripts, and 6 subject agreements from oral histories performed by scholar Ian Baldwin while he was a doctoral candidate at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

 

Posted on 7/17/2017 4:13pm by quezadad

By Justine Trinh, Special Collections and Public Services Library Assistant Lead and recent UCI undergraduate with a bachelor's degree in Classics, Mathematics and Asian American Studies. Accepted into the Department of Asian American Studies @ the University of California, Irvine's 4+1 program, where she will begin her M.A. in Asian American studies this fall. 

In the past academic school year 2016-2017, Asian American Studies celebrated its 25th anniversary.  But with this momentous milestone, there was the realization that many people did not know about the history behind the creation of Asian American Studies on campus.  I had heard whispers of what happened from one of my professors a few years ago that a hunger strike took place in order to get the major, but other than that nothing.  It was not until the 2016-2017 academic school year when footage of the 1993 protest, a protest only known to few, was graciously donated to the UCI Libraries and was shown in classes.  Still, many questions arose such as who were those people in the video, how did they organize a large protest, what were the order of events.  The chair of the department, Dr. Judy Wu, along with Dr. Thuy Vo Dang, director of the Southeast Asian Archive assembled a group, now called The Beginnings of Activism for the Department of Asian American Studies at UCI (BADAAS@UCI) of research interns to set out to answer those questions and more. 

BADASS@UCI

I joined this group in Winter 2017 since I wanted to know more about it.  One of my majors was Asian American Studies, and I had learned so much about myself through it.  Throughout high school, most of my education was Eurocentric, and while I found that interesting, I also found that I could not completely relate.  Asian American Studies gave me an opportunity to learn the world around me which I took for granted.  I remember going home and telling my dad how I learned about home temples in Little Saigon.  To that, he gave me a funny look and said, “We go to Little Saigon almost every weekend.  Have you not been paying attention.”   I could not imagine my UCI experience without it, and I wanted to know what went into making the major.

During the winter quarter, my research partners and I began our research looking at the course catalogues and the New U to figure out what time span we wanted to focus on as well as to see if there was written documentation of any of the protests.  From there, we collectively chose to focus on the 90’s since though the course catalogues, we discovered that Asian American Studies became a minor in 1996 and then a major the following year in 1997.  We found this fact to be odd considering the University claimed it was the 25th anniversary when the minor was created twenty years ago.  Through the New U, we learned of ESCAPE (Ethnic Students Coalition Against Prejudicial Education).  During Wayzgoose in 1991, now called Celebrate UCI, 200 protesters marched during the event demanding for Ethnic Studies.  This protest was not only for Asian American Studies, but also for African American Studies, Chicano/Latino Studies, Native American Studies.  From ESCAPE, the school made each group certain promises such as developing a program or more faculty. From there, we went up to the Special Collections and Archive to look at Rice Paper, Academic Senate Records, and later on the Cross Cultural Center Records.  Rice Paper was a student run newspaper that started out as East/West Ties in 1983. In 1991, East/West Ties changed its name in 1991 in order to transition its focus to more Asian American issues.  Rice Paper was like a treasure trove because it offered insight into what the students were concerned about during that time and provided contextual background.  To our disappointment, Rice Paper ended in 1997 citing a growing apathy to Asian American issues.  The Academic Senate Records were also disappointing.  We had gone through many boxes, but our findings were scarce.  Because we knew the years that Asian American Studies became a minor and a major, we knew there had to be corresponding paperwork.  We were unable to find the minor proposal, but we were able to find the major proposal.  The Cross Cultural Center Records were like gold.  We found newspaper clippings from local newspapers of the protest, documentation of the hunger strike, letter correspondences, and forms.  We had finally found physical evidence, and we were able to construct a basic timeline. 

Rice Paper cover

In 1991, the protest during Wayzgoose occurred, and the school had made several concessions in order to appease the groups.  However as many of the other groups got what they demanded for, Asian American Studies was left behind.  In 1992, the students were able to get onto the hiring committee, but problems arose during the hiring process.  In 1993, the students protested on April 22nd, 1993 by occupying the Chancellor’s Office which was later followed by a 35 day rotational hunger strike.  On the last day of school, June 10th, 1993, they decided to occupy the Chancellor’s Office again to show the administration that they were not going to go away and will be a presence at UCI.  They had slogans such as “World Class, My Ass” calling out the school for claiming that they were a World Class University while ignoring the fact that  42.6% were Asian American.  Following those protests, Professor Yong Chen, now the Associate Dean of the School of Humanities, was hired in 1994 as a joint appointment in Asian American Studies and History.  A search committee, which included one graduate student representative and one undergraduate representative,  was formed to hire more faculty.  From this Professor Dorothy Fujita-Rony and Professor Claire Jean Kim were hired. 

During the Spring quarter, we transitioned to oral histories.  We found names from our research in Special Collections and began searching for their contact information.  Some of the names were already at UCI like the professors that still taught here.  Our first interview was with Professor Yong Chen, who told us his journey to UCI.  We then interviewed former staff and faculty who have either moved on or retired.   Dr. Mary Ann Takemoto enlightened us about how there was a need for Asian American Studies while Professor John Liu told us the inner-workings of the department and how it was initially formed.  As of recent, our interviews have been former students.  Those interviews were extremely valuable since they provided something the records and the archives could not provide.  The records and archives had factual evidence, but they contained information that the university deemed important and they could not convey the social relations between the protesters and faculty or the emotional tensions they faced.  The records lacked the social interactions that we found to be interesting and crucial to our research.  The interviews illuminated that as well as their thoughts of what happened of each other.  Some people were more open than others and openly told us what they thought.  Others were quiet and did not want to answer the question or evaded it.  One of my favorite anecdotes of the interviews was with some of the former students.  We had asked them how were they able to get everyone together since social media was nonexistent at the time.  Facebook did not exist.  What they would do was get up in the middle of the night and make chalk body outlines along Ring Road with the caption, “Asian American Studies is dead.”  Arrows would accompany the outlines and point towards the Chancellor’s Office, and that was how people knew where to go.  The records did not have any mention of that, but that story is fascinating. 

SCA material related to Activism for the Department of Asian American Studies

My partners and I have been able to present our research in various ways.  We gave our first talk in the OC&SEAA and a few days later at UROP.  We then presented our findings during the Asian American Studies Graduation Reception.  There, we invited all the old alumni back to thank them for giving us the opportunity to major into something amazing, and we wanted to honor them.  When they had set out on their protests, they knew that they would not have the chance to benefit from their protest.  They would have graduated and would be unable to major into something they advocated for, but their efforts gave the students after them an opportunity to learn more about themselves.  I myself benefited from their hard work, and I am eternally grateful for what they did. 

In the past month or so, we attended the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) conference at Washington DC where we presented our research.  We are now trying to wrap up interviews and move on towards creating an exhibit and making a documentary.  Some of our interviewees were generous enough to give us materials from that time period.  Eileen Chow-Fruto, the Asian Pacific Student Association (APSA) president during the 1993 protests, still kept the placards that some of the students wore during the protests.  We are in the process of trying to get more materials, and we hope to create a collection by the end.

Video Link: http://ucispace.lib.uci.edu/handle/10575/14142

Posted on 7/7/2017 12:07pm by quezadad

 

Hi everyone,

Anteater Antics, the University Archives blog has recently merged with the New and Noteworthy blog for Special Collections & Archives. You can still find all the same articles and postings from the previous years but we’ve decided it’s better to have one central location where all of our posts can go. Additionally, we’ve removed some of the older tags and categories and tried cleaning things up a bit to make it easier to find articles and posts.

We’ve also had some staff changes over the past year.

Leaving the department is Steve MacLeod, Public Services Librarian for Special Collections & Archives who retired last summer. He had been in the position for many, many, years and will be sorely missed.

Steve MacLoud

Additionally, Bonnie Corral, Library Assistant IV recently left her position this Spring in order to pursue other life adventures and we wish her all the best.

Bonnie Corral

And as of today, Christine Kim, Library Assitant IV who has served in the department in a variety of significant roles has taken a covetted position with LYRASIS as the Community Engagement Coordinator for ArchivesSpace. We know that she will do outstanding work for the archival community. 

Christine Kim

 

Joining the department is myself, Derek Quezada, as the new Outreach & Public Services Library for SC&A having started last October.

Derek Quezada

And Dr. Krystal Tribbett joins us as the Archivist for Orange County Regional History having previously served as the Oral History & Documentation Projects Coordinator at UCI.

Dr. Krystal Tribbett

 

Please join us in saying farewell to old friends and hello to new ones! Ave Atque Vale!

We look forward to a wonderful summer here at UCI Special Collections & Archives and to the new academic year to come.

Posted on 11/10/2016 12:00am by christik

It was with great shock and sadness that the Special Collections and Archives staff learned that Ralph Cicerone passed away on November 5, 2016. Ralph Cicerone was UCI’s fourth chancellor from 1998-2005. He left the university to become president of the National Academy of Sciences, a position he retired from in June 2016. His life’s work and accomplishments are highlighted by the OC Register, UCI School of Physical Sciences, and The Washington Post. While we could easily add to the list of Dr. Cicerone’s incredible contributions to our planet, we would instead like to reflect on the archives’ and archivists’ relationship with Chancellor Cicerone.

The university archives has held the formal records from his chancellorship since 2005. These records contain administrative files, meeting notes, correspondence, and other documentation of his work and achievements as chancellor at UCI. Earlier this year, Dr. Cicerone graciously decided to donate his personal papers to UCI’s Special Collections and Archives. UCI archivists had been working with him and his staff at the National Academy of Sciences to transfer his papers from Washington, D.C. In June, Assistant University Archivist, Laura Uglean Jackson, had the pleasure of traveling to D.C. to appraise, box, and ship Cicerone’s personal papers stored at the Academy. While there, she met with Dr. Cicerone to talk about his papers and how they would be cared for and organized at UCI. She recalls, “Dr. Cicerone was one of the most accomplished people I have ever worked with, and he was also one of the kindest. I met with him just a few days before his retirement when he was very busy and facing a major life change. Despite this, he was incredibly calm and very nice to work with. He even offered me cookies that someone had brought him. I will always remember the respect and humility that Dr. Cicerone showed to me and his staff while I worked in his office. While I didn’t know him for long, I will always remember him as an exceptional and exemplary person.”

The Ralph Cicerone papers contain approximately 50 linear feet of material documenting his life’s work in the field of atmospheric science and chemistry. It includes photos, speeches, correspondence, committee files, research files, and much more. The university archives is in the process of making the collection available.

The Special Collections & Archives holds two other notable collections documenting Cicerone’s work and contributions: an oral history with Ralph Cicerone by Spence Olin in 2004 ,and the F. Sherwood Rowland papers. This collection contains a significant amount of correspondence to Rowland from Cicerone, who was recognized on the citation for the 1995 Nobel Prize in chemistry awarded to Rowland.

The staff of the Special Collections and Archives sends its sincere condolences to his wife Carol, daughter Sara, and to all who had the pleasure of knowing and working with him.

Carol and Ralph Cicerone

Cicerone with students

Inauguration of Chancellor Cicerone

 

Cicerone receives Bower Award

Cicerone with students

Cicerone with students

Inauguration of Chancellor Cicerone

Dr. Ralph Cicerone portrait

 

Posted on 10/26/2016 12:00am by christik

Last year, we brought UCI Libraries Zinefest to UC Irvine! Zines are short for “fanzines”, which are DIY mini-magazines that allow anyone to express their opinions in a fun and cost effective way. Zinefest combined educational and creative aspects to form an engaging event open to students and the public, allowing them to express their unique opinions, ideas, and concerns in the form of a zine. Attendees were also able to listen to three guest speakers. These speakers were educational, bringing attention to resources available to the public to express themselves and research further into zines.

Uncultivated Rabbits represent their zine, Uncultivated Underground
The student organization Uncultivated Rabbits represents their zine, Uncultivated Underground.

Zinefest succeeded in reaching out to and educating the UCI community about zines as well as the UCI Libraries' collections, and how anyone can express their ideas and thoughts easily through creating a zine.

Students creating zines.
Students creating zines.

After the success of last year’s Zinefest, the UCI Libraries will continue this fun tradition of public outreach to the Anteater Community. There are fun and new things in store for this year’s event, which is held during International Open Access Week, an international celebration of public access to information. One of UCI’s contributions to this international event is Zinefest, allowing free access to information and viewing of zines, along with showcasing the information resources that UCI’s libraries have to offer.

In addition to the previous year’s activities, including DIY zine making, guest speakers, and presentations on resources UCI offers to the public, 2016 brings the opportunity to contribute to a community zine. This will provide a format for the community to work collaboratively on zines, inviting participants to come together and express their opinions with their fellow Anteaters.

We'll also have buttons! And the button maker, so you can make your own.
We'll also have buttons! And the button maker, so you can make your own.

This year, attendees will be able to create their own DIY zines and buttons, encouraging the UCI community to be creative and expressive. The event is free, and if you choose, you can donate your zine to the UCI Libraries’ zine collection. Plus, you will even be able to meet Peter the Antreader!

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Peter the Antreader getting his zine on!

Zinefest 2016 will host even more guest speakers than the year before. Attendees will get the opportunity to hear from speakers with a wide variety of focuses. Speakers include returning speaker Professor Jeanne Scheper from the Gender and Sexuality Department. This year there will be new speakers, including zinesters Ziba Perez Zehdar and Jon-O Gazdecki of ZebraPizza Zine (http://threeamigospress.tumblr.com/). Alison Regan of the UCI Libraries and Tamara Austin of the Cross Cultural Center will also speak to audiences. In addition, the public will get the chance to see an exhibition of the UCI Libraries’ collection of zines. This exhibition will be curated by Laura Uglean Jackson, Assistant University Archivist of the Special Collections Archives.

Combine all of these fun opportunities that Zinefest has to offer, and the event this year is sure to be one for the books! Zinefest 2016 is on October 26th, from 12-4 PM, so make sure to bring your friends and stop by the Gateway Plaza next to Langson Library for one of the most fun and educational events hosted by the UCI Libraries of the year. The UCI Libraries can’t wait to see you there!

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Program information and updates are available on the facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1600629183570288/

 

Posted on 5/20/2016 10:40am by christik
Ready for 50+ anteater antics told through conversations between former and current anteaters? Zot zot! Anteaters come together to share memories, events, and changes throughout UC Irvine's 50 years of history. The UCI Libraries announce the opening of an exciting new exhibit called UCI Stories: 50th Anniversary Oral History Project, on Monday, May 23rd at 6:30PM in Langson Library, UCI. RSVP here: http://partners.lib.uci.edu/ucistories/rsvp UCI Stories

 

Inspired and imprinted with words spoken during the filmed oral histories, UCI Stories highlights the bright past and brilliant future of UCI through the memories, reflections, and predictions of its community. Artfully curated quotes of campus leaders, innovators, alumni, faculty and staff, document how over the past 50 years, UCI has given birth to generations of community-oriented difference-makers driven by a pioneering spirit that has permeated the campus long before a physical building ever stood on the land. UCI Stories captures how this spirit glues UCI together, and often after graduation calls Anteaters back home. Every great story has three main parts: characters with whom you can identify, a memorable and imaginable setting, and a plot based on the unexpected experiences of protagonists. This is UCI Stories. Opening night speakers are Robert Cohen (UCI Claire Trevor Professor of Drama, Emeritus/Founding Faculty), Jenny Doh '91 (UCI's First Student Regent/Past President, UCI Alumni Association), Elizabeth Toomey (Daughter of Founding Chancellor Aldrich/Retired UCI Assistant Vice Chancellor, Community and Government Relations), and Joseph L. White (UCI Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Psychiatry), will engage in a fascinating conversation on UCI's history and thoughts for the future; with panel moderation by Krystal Tribbett, UCI Libraries 50th Anniversary Project Historian. The program will be followed by a light reception and exhibit viewing in Langson Library, UCI. The event is free and open to the public. Space is limited; reservations are first come, first served.

UCI Stories Program. May 23, 2016. UCI Stories Program. May 23, 2016.

 

Please go to http://partners.lib.uci.edu/ucistories/rsvp to make an online reservation. For further information please call 949.824.4651 or email partners@uci.edu. The UCI Stories Project is a unique oral history project, launched by UCI Libraries, that pairs over 100 UCI affiliates for dynamic conversations to commemorate UCI's 50th Anniversary. The reminiscences collected offer first-hand perspectives that tell the multifaceted story of UCI’s intellectual contributions, key turning points, and unique legacy. The UCI Libraries’ 50th Anniversary Exhibit, “UCI Stories” is a product of this effort. More information is available here: http://news.lib.uci.edu/events/spring-2016-exhibit-opening-uci-stories
Posted on 5/20/2016 9:36am by clerit
Ready for 50+ anteater antics told through conversations between former and current anteaters? Zot zot! Anteaters come together to share memories, events, and changes throughout UC Irvine's 50 years of history. The UCI Libraries announce the opening of an exciting new exhibit called UCI Stories: 50th Anniversary Oral History Project, on Monday, May 23rd at 6:30PM in Langson Library, UCI. RSVP here: http://partners.lib.uci.edu/ucistories/rsvp UCI Stories Inspired and imprinted with words spoken during the filmed oral histories, UCI Stories highlights the bright past and brilliant future of UCI through the memories, reflections, and predictions of its community. Artfully curated quotes of campus leaders, innovators, alumni, faculty and staff, document how over the past 50 years, UCI has given birth to generations of community-oriented difference-makers driven by a pioneering spirit that has permeated the campus long before a physical building ever stood on the land. UCI Stories captures how this spirit glues UCI together, and often after graduation calls Anteaters back home. Every great story has three main parts: characters with whom you can identify, a memorable and imaginable setting, and a plot based on the unexpected experiences of protagonists. This is UCI Stories. Opening night speakers are Robert Cohen (UCI Claire Trevor Professor of Drama, Emeritus/Founding Faculty), Jenny Doh '91 (UCI's First Student Regent/Past President, UCI Alumni Association), Elizabeth Toomey (Daughter of Founding Chancellor Aldrich/Retired UCI Assistant Vice Chancellor, Community and Government Relations), and Joseph L. White (UCI Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Psychiatry), will engage in a fascinating conversation on UCI's history and thoughts for the future; with panel moderation by Krystal Tribbett, UCI Libraries 50th Anniversary Project Historian. The program will be followed by a light reception and exhibit viewing in Langson Library, UCI. The event is free and open to the public. Space is limited; reservations are first come, first served.
UCI Stories Program, May 23 UCI Stories Program. May 23, 2016.

 

Please go to http://partners.lib.uci.edu/ucistories/rsvp to make an online reservation. For further information please call 949.824.4651 or email partners@uci.edu. The UCI Stories Project is a unique oral history project, launched by UCI Libraries, that pairs over 100 UCI affiliates for dynamic conversations to commemorate UCI's 50th Anniversary. The reminiscences collected offer first-hand perspectives that tell the multifaceted story of UCI’s intellectual contributions, key turning points, and unique legacy. The UCI Libraries’ 50th Anniversary Exhibit, “UCI Stories” is a product of this effort. More information is available here: http://news.lib.uci.edu/events/spring-2016-exhibit-opening-uci-stories
Posted on 5/13/2016 1:46pm by christik
One year ago today, on May 13, 2015, we celebrated the grand opening of the Orange County & Southeast Asian Archive (OC & SEAA) Center at UCI Libraries to provide a collaborative space with services and resources to guide users seeking to document and study the history of the Orange County area and its changing demographics.
Grand Opening celebration, May 13, 2015. Grand Opening celebration, May 13, 2015.

 

This past year, the OC & SEAA Center has been able to partner with so many campus and community members on opportunities including instruction, events, exhibits, and oral histories! We are so proud to share our resources, including our growing collection of Orange County regional history resources and oral history recording equipment which are housed in the center. (Note: We also have archival and rare materials related to the OC & SEAA Center, but those remain in Special Collections & Archives located on the fifth floor of Langson Library.) We would especially like to thank our extremely supportive campus and community members for all of the successful collaborative opportunities throughout our first year. Here are just a few highlights: If you'd like to see more on what the OC & SEAA Center is up to, please follow us on Facebook!
Posted on 4/27/2016 12:15pm by kspring

A guest post from SCA intern Samantha Noelle Hilton, a MLIS graduate student at Simmons College.

For the past semester, I have been processing the Tony Lam papers. Tony Lam is significant in the history of Orange County and has dedicated his professional and political life to the local community. In the spirit of this election year, I thought I’d share some of my favorite items from the collection: Tony Lam’s campaign materials.

In 1992, Tony Lam won his City Council election and became the first Vietnamese American elected to public office in the United States. He served on City Council in Westminster, California for ten years, giving a voice to the populous Vietnamese American community.Lam’s campaign materials were distributed in both English and Vietnamese. While promoting himself as a candidate, Lam worked to ensure that members of the Vietnamese American community were registered to vote. He got the backing of the mayor, local police, and Westminster housing association and promised to lessen gang-related crime and to ensure the opinions of the populous Vietnamese community - nearly all of which were refugees following the Fall of Saigon - were heard and considered in local politics.   After their own escape from Communist Vietnam, the Lam family briefly lived in Guam at Camp Asan and at Camp Pendleton. Lam volunteered at both of these camps, helping over 150,000 refugees. Eventually, the Lam family settled in Orange County. In Westminster, Lam helped design and plan the Little Saigon district, was a founding member and President of the Vietnamese-American Chamber of Commerce, and organized the United States’ first Tet festival.

In 2005, he was included in The Orange County Register’s publication 100 People Who Shaped Orange County and was presented with a Golden Torch Award at the Vietnamese American National Gala in Washington, D.C.Lam’s years in public office were tempestuous: racial tension, gang violence, and the 1999 Hi-Tek protest eventually impacted Lam’s decision to retire from public office in 2002. The Tony Lam papers (MS.SEA.057) will be open for research in mid-May. To view the collection, please contact Special Collections.

Read more at the Vietnamese American Oral History Project    

A pamphlet from the 1992 election introducing Lam to the voters.

A pamphlet from the 1992 election introducing Lam to the voters.

A pamphlet highlighting Lam’s police endorsement and introducing his platform.

A pamphlet highlighting Lam’s police endorsement and introducing his platform.

The program from Lam’s inauguration dinner celebrating his successful campaign.

The program from Lam’s inauguration dinner celebrating his successful campaign.

A business card, sticker, and examples of Lam’s campaign stationery.

A business card, sticker, and examples of Lam’s campaign stationery.

Posted on 4/21/2016 10:10am by clerit
title print (002) JPG Speaking Up: Fifty Years of Student Publications at UCI Monday, May 2, 2016 through Friday, July 22nd, 2016, (Special Collections & Archives, 5th Floor of Langson Library) Speaking Up: Fifty Years of Student Publications at UCI showcases a variety of student-generated writing from throughout the history of the campus. Bringing together periodicals, newsletters, literary magazines, and other materials from University Archives in Special Collections & Archives, this exhibit examines how students and student organizations make their voices heard within the UCI community and beyond. The publications reflect engagement with many pressing issues, from political debates about war and peace to efforts to promote equality and diversity in the curriculum, on the campus, and in society more broadly. The exhibit is a joint effort of the UCI Libraries’ Special Collections & Archives and the UCI Office of the Campus Writing Coordinator. Curated by Steve MacLeod, Public Services Librarian, and Laura Uglean Jackson, Assistant University Archivist. Assisted by Jens Lloyd, Campus Writing Fellow. Additional assistance from Allison Dziuba, Maureen Fitzsimmons, Lance Langdon, and Jasmine Lee.