Resources on UCI History

The resources provided on this page should prove to be excellent starting points as you prepare for UC Irvine’s 50th Anniversary celebration.

50th Anniversary website: http://50th.uci.edu
Every Anteater has a story to tell. Go to http://50th.lib.uci.edu to share your UCI story!

Overview of the University Archives collection

The University Archives preserves UCI's historically significant records. Beginning with the founding of UCI in 1965, the University Archives holds materials that document the planning and growth of the campus, the development and administration of academic and administrative programs and services, faculty concerns, student life, and community relations.

Learn about general UCI campus history: Start here for a general overview of UCI history available online. These materials are starting points to begin your research, and will provide background information on the UCI campus history.

Learn about specific UCI units and history: Start here for your specialized research on academic schools, programs, and units; faculty and administration; athletics; student life, activities, and organizations; buildings and architecture; and photographs.

Online resources, and how to use them: This section provides an overview of our online resources, including types of materials available and accessibility.

Services: We provide duplication services, and accept department recharges from UCI campus units.

 

  Description Accessibility

Anteater Antics

Anteater Antics is our blog which features a variety of stories about material in the University Archives. You can do a keyword search from within the log, or click on the tags to view all the posts with a particular tag. This is another good starting place.

Includes stories in the form of blog entries, photos, and resources.

This blog is available from anywhere.

Anteater Chronicles

Anteater Chronicles is a website produced for the 40th anniversary of UCI and includes timelines, facts about early faculty and buildings, maps, important individuals, UCI in films, etc. It is no longer being updated, but is a great introductory resource.

Includes photos, lists of faculty and buildings, and other materials, 1957-2005

This website is available from anywhere.

Instant University

Instant University: The History of the University of California, Irvine, 1957-1993

This book provides a history of UCI, from 1957-1993. It was written by UCI faculty member Samuel Clyde McCulloch and published in 1996. A physical copy of the book is available to read inside the Special Collections and Archives reading room.

This book is not available digitally.

Visit us in the Reading Room for access.

New University

New University

New University is the student newspaper of the University of California, Irvine. There is no index available.

Issues from 1968- are available from anywhere.

Visit us in the Reading Room for access to all issues: 1968-current.

UCI General Catalogues

UCI General Catalogues

An annual publication describing the UCI campus and its services, academic departments and their requirements, course offerings, university policies, and a wealth of other information.

Catalogs from 1965-current are available from anywhere.

Visit us in the Reading Room for access to all catalogs: 1965-current.

Anthology

Anthology: the University of California, Irvine yearbook

Yearbooks are good sources for documentation of students, faculty, staff, and programs at UCI. Yearbooks were not published during the years 1968-1975.

Yearbooks are available from anywhere: 1965-1967 and 1976-2013.

The First Decade

The First Decade, 1965-1975

This brochure reviews the first decade of the University of California, Irvine campus. Included are photographs, statistics, and summaries of advances in research, academics, community service, and student programs.

This brochure is available from anywhere.

UCI, The First 25 Years

UCI, The First 25 Years, 1965-1990

This book reviews the first 25 years of the University of California, Irvine campus.

This book is not available digitally.

Visit us in the Reading Room for access.

Preliminary Announcement

Preliminary Announcement: University of California, Irvine, Academic Program 1965-1966

This brochure outlines the academics, enrollment, and student services for the University of California, Irvine campus for the 1965-1966 academic year. Includes summaries of academic programs and course requirements, and brief profiles on founding faculty members.

This brochure is available from anywhere.

UCI Directories

UCI directories are available, including: Alumni directory, Associated Students directory, Campus and Medical Center directory. 1962-2002.

These directories are not available digitally.

Visit us in the Reading Room for access.

Learn about specific UCI units and history

Archival and manuscript collections are described in detail in searchable finding aids in the Online Archive of California. A complete list of archival collections at the University Archives is available: http://www.oac.cdlib.org/institutions/UC+Irvine::University+Archives

Some collections may not be processed and may contain restricted materials, or may be shelved in an off-site storage facility. Please contact the Department of Special Collections and Archives in advance to request access.

Follow the links below to view the complete finding aids.

Campus photographs

University Communications Photographs [AS-061]
Dates included: 1952-2002 (bulk 1972-1988)

Early Campus Photograph Albums [AS-056]
Dates included: 1959-1969

Aerial Photographs [AS-190]
Dates included: circa 1964-1969

Construction Photographs [AS-106]
Dates included: 1946-1970

Community Photographs [AS-111]
Dates included: circa 1964-1989

Visual Resources Collection Photographic Slides of Campus Architecture [AS-146]
Dates included: circa 1960-circa 1997 and undated

Jeffry Martin photographs of the UC Irvine campus [AS-177]
Dates included: circa 2013

Events

Frank Cancian Photographs for Main Street UCI [AS-154]
Dates included: 2009-2011

Commencement Ceremonies Photographs [AS-113]
Dates included: 1980-2006

Patrick O'Donnell UC Irvine Photographs [AS-164]
Dates included: 1964-1976

Staff photographers

Beth Koch Photographs [AS-051]
Dates included: 1963-1984 (bulk 1966-1974)

Laurel Hungerford Photographs [AS-122]
Dates included: 1990-2004 (bulk 1991-2003)

Anton Ercegovich slides [AS-054]
Dates included: 1963-1976

Llyn Smith Photographs of the UC Irvine Campus [AS-118]
Includes color slides of UC Irvine campus buildings and landscapes photographed by Llyn Smith from 1968 through the late 1970s.
Dates included: 1968-1979

Photographs by students and alumni

New University Newspaper Photographs [AS-107]
Dates included: 1977-1983

Yearbook Images [AS-065]
Dates included: 1993-2006

Alumni Association Photographs and Other Material [AS-126]
Dates included: 1966-1999 (bulk 1968-1999)

Bruce Henderson Papers and Photographs [AS-073]
Dates included: 1965-2001

And more!

A complete list of archival collections at the University Archives is available: http://www.oac.cdlib.org/institutions/UC+Irvine::University+Archives

Architecture

William L. Pereira and Associates Project Workbooks for the UC Irvine Campus [AS-127]
Dates included: 1962

Campus Architectural Plans [AS-055]
Dates included: 1963-1976 (bulk 1965-1971)

Photographs and Renderings of Campus Buildings [AS-110]
Dates included: 1965-1983

Physical Planning Subject Files [AS-021]
Dates included: 1960-1989

Design and Construction Services Architectural Renderings [AS-142]
Dates included: 1966-2009, bulk 1998-2007

Physical Planning and Construction Office Papers [AS-024]
Dates included: 1961-2000

Science Library Architectural Plans [AS-134]
Dates included: 1988-1991

Maps

Campus Maps [PS-091]
Dates included: circa 1964-2006

Construction

Construction Photographs [AS-106]
Dates included: 1946-1970

Donald Bren Events Center Construction Photograph Album [AS-137]
Dates included: 1985-1987

Campus & Community

Irvine Company and University of California Material Related to the Development of Irvine, California [AS-089]
Dates included: 1960-1978

Land Agreements Between the University of California and The Irvine Company [AS-090]
Dates included: 1960-1963

And more!

A complete list of archival collections at the University Archives is available: http://www.oac.cdlib.org/institutions/UC+Irvine::University+Archives

General

Central Records Unit [AS-004]
Dates included: 1928-1994 (bulk 1965-1984)

UC Irvine, Academic Senate Records [AS.005]
Dates included: 1964-2009

UC Irvine, Poster Collection [AS-050]
Dates included: 1965-2011

UC Irvine, Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs records [AS-082]
Dates included: 1965-2005

UC Irvine, Office of Research and Graduate Studies Publications [PS-011]
Dates included: 1967-2001

Claire Trevor School of the Arts

Claire Trevor School of the Arts publications, UC Irvine [PS-024]
Dates included: 1966-2008

UC Irvine, Claire Trevor School of the Arts Records [AS-097]
Dates included: 1989-2003

UC Irvine, Claire Trevor School of the Arts publicity records [AS-148]
Dates included: 1965-1986

Department of Studio Art publications, UC Irvine [PS-070]
Dates included: 1968-1975

Department of Drama publications, UC Irvine [PS-038]
Dates included: 1966-2000

Robert Cohen papers [MS-P069]
Dates included: 1966-2011

Department of Music publications, UC Irvine [PS-056]
Dates included: 1965-2005

School of Biological Sciences

UC Irvine, School of Biological Sciences records [AS-077]
Dates included: 1972-1988

Edward A. Steinhaus Papers [MS-F001]
Dates included: 1936-1975 (bulk 1939-1969)

Grover C. Stephens Papers [MS-F018]
Dates included: 1950-2003

Henry Samueli School of Engineering

Henry Samueli School of Engineering Publications, UC Irvine [PS-039]
Dates included: 1965-2003

School of Humanities

UC Irvine, School of Humanities Meeting Minutes [AS-069]
Dates included: 1965-1988

School of Humanities Publications, UC Irvine [PS-053]
Dates included: 1969-2006

Murray Krieger papers [MS-C002]
Dates included: 1946-ca. 2000

Department of English and Comparative Literature Publications, UC Irvine, [PS-010]
Dates included: 1966-1990

Department of History Course Materials [AS-013]
Dates included: 1965-1990 (bulk 1965-1983)

UC Irvine, Department of History Records [AS-035]
Dates included: 1966-1988

UC Irvine, Department of Philosophy Records [AS-116]
Dates included: 1982-2000

Critical Theory Institute Audio and Video Recordings, UC Irvine [MS.C010]
Dates included: 1987-2008

Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences

UC Irvine, Department of Information and Computer Science Records [AS-043]
Dates included: 1965-1984

School of Law

UC Irvine, School of Law Records [AS-162]
Dates included: 1961-2012 (bulk 1989-2006)

School of Medicine

UC Irvine, School of Medicine Records [AS-176]
Dates included: 1966-2014 (bulk 1967-1994)

UC Irvine, School of Medicine Videotapes and Photographs [AS-026]
Dates included: 1960-2008

California College of Medicine Records [AS-027]
Dates included: 1860-1998 (bulk 1896-1967)

Dain L. Tasker Letterbooks [AS-095]
Dates included: 1900-1938

Warren L. Bostick Papers [AS-018]
Dates included: 1932-1990 (bulk 1961-1979)

Jerome Tobis Papers [MS-F037]
Dates included: 1970-2012 (bulk 1996-2010)

Forest Grunigen Files on the California Osteopathic Association [AS-083]
Dates included: 1901-1990(bulk 1941-1963)

Forty-First Medical Society and Trust Records [AS-141]
Dates included: 1945-1990 (bulk 1960-1970)

University of California, Irvine Medical Center News Clippings [AS-072]
Dates included: 1968-1995

University of California, Irvine Medical Center Records [AS-062]
Dates included: 1954-1996

School of Social Ecology

School of Social Ecology Publications, UC Irvine [PS-061]
Dates included: 1972-1996

Program in Social Ecology Records, UC Irvine [AS-017]
Dates included: 1969-1979

School of Social Sciences

School of Social Sciences Publications, UC Irvine [PS-073]
Dates included: 1965-2007

UC Irvine, Department of Social Science Records [AS-074]
Dates included: 2000 and undated

UC Irvine, Department of Anthropology Motion Pictures [AS-158]
Dates included: 1965 and 1968

Julian Feldman Papers [AS-044]
Dates included: 1964-1986

UC Irvine, Department of Chicano/Latino Studies records [AS-165]
Dates included: 1964-1986

And more!

A complete list of archival collections at the University Archives is available: http://www.oac.cdlib.org/institutions/UC+Irvine::University+Archives

Athletics

Athletics and Physical Education Records [AS-063]
Dates included: 1951-2004

Intercollegiate Athletics and Campus Recreation Publications [PS-006]
Dates included: 1965-2008

Traditions

Collection on the Anteater Mascot and Other University Symbols [AS-144]
Dates included: circa 1965-1986, 1990s, 2009 (bulk 1965)

UC Irvine Realia Collection [AS-128]
Dates included: 1965-1992

Student Life

Camino's First Years: Camino, Mesa Court, UC Irvine [AS-068]
Dates included: 1965-1966

Bruce Henderson Papers and Photographs [AS-073]
Consists of newspaper clippings, correspondence, and event programs collected by a student from the first class in 1965 at the University of California, Irvine.
Dates included: 1965-2001

Gateway Literature Collection, University of California, Irvine [AS-057]
Dates included: 1966-1995 (bulk 1969-1973)

Greek Life Records [AS-131]
Dates included: 1977-2013 (bulk 1989-2005)

Student Organizations

Clubs and Organizations Publications [PS-033]
Dates included: 1967-2008 (bulk 1980-1993)

Black Student Union Records [AS-098]
Dates included: 1971-2014 (bulk 1997-2003)

Cambodian Students Organization Photograph Albums [AS-167]
Dates included: 1988-1991

Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán (MEChA) Records, UC Irvine [AS-132]
Dates included: 1968-2011 (bulk 1971-2002)

Model United Nations Student Organization Photograph Album [AS-168]
Dates included: 2007-2008

Star Trek Association of Irvine Publications [PS-007]
Dates included: 1977-1991, bulk 1984-1991

Unicamp Records [AS-028]
Dates included: 1965-1976

Vietnamese Student Association [AS-135]
Dates included: 1979-2009

Circle K International Leadership Program Records [AS-125]
Dates included: 1991-2002 (bulk 1996-2001)

Student Services

Cross Cultural Center Records, UC Irvine [AS-052]
Dates included: 1972-2004 (bulk 1985-1998)

Office of the Dean of Students, Student Affairs Records [AS-121]
Dates included: 1980-2013

Student Affairs, Director of Campus Organizations and Community Service Records [AS-112]
Dates included: 1975-2006

Office of Innovation in Student Life Records [AS-009]
Dates included: 1967-1973

Student Affairs Video Recordings [AS-103]
Dates included: 2000-2008

Student Activities Office Records [AS-016]
Dates included: 1965-1973

Student Housing Publications [PS-051]
Dates included: 1966-2008 (bulk 1970-1990)

Women's Resource Center Records [AS-015]
Dates included: 1969-1994

And more!

A complete list of archival collections at the University Archives is available: http://www.oac.cdlib.org/institutions/UC+Irvine::University+Archives

General

Central Records Unit [AS-004]
Dates included: 1928-1994 (bulk 1965-1984)

UC Irvine Organizational Charts [AS-060]
Dates included: 1963-2009

UC Irvine Policies and Procedures [PS-008]
Dates included: 1967-2008

Chancellor’s papers

UC Irvine, Chancellor Daniel G. Aldrich Correspondence and Other Materials [AS-002]
Dates included: 1962-1984

UC Irvine, Chancellor Daniel G. Aldrich Records [AS-001]
Dates included: 1962-1984

UC Irvine, Chancellor Jack W. Peltason Records [AS-031]
Dates included: 1969-1993 (bulk 1984-1992)

UC Irvine, Chancellor Laurel L. Wilkening Records [AS-030]
Dates included: 1966-2013

Administrative units

UC Irvine, Administrative and Business Services Publications [PS-020]
Dates included: 1964-2004

UC Irvine, Office of the Dean of Students, Student Affairs Records [AS-121]
Dates included: 1980-2013

Human Resources Publications, UC Irvine [PS-052]
Dates included: 1973-2003 (bulk 1981-1995)

Land Agreements Between the University of California and the Irvine Company AS-090]
Dates included: 1960-1963

UC Irvine, Office of Research Administration [AS-133]
Dates included: 2003-2004

Harriett Speegle Collection on Administrative Committees at UC Irvine [AS-091]
Dates included: 1983-1992

UC Irvine, Staff Assembly Records [AS-046]
Dates included: 1972-1995

UC Irvine, University Advancement Records [AS-086]
Dates included: 1964-2000

UC Irvine Office of the Vice Chancellor, Administrative Affairs Records [AS-040]
Dates included: 1964-2000

And more!

A complete list of archival collections at the University Archives is available: http://www.oac.cdlib.org/institutions/UC+Irvine::University+Archives

Oral histories

Samuel C. McCulloch Oral Histories [AS-033]
Dates included: 1963-1994

Spencer Olin Oral Histories of UC Irvine Faculty and Staff [AS-145]
Dates included: 2004-2006

 

People on Campus

UC Irvine, Alumni Association Photographs and Other Material [AS-126]
Dates included: 1966-1999 (bulk 1968-1999)

Daniel G. Aldrich Papers [AS-003]
Dates included: 1948-1990

Bruce Henderson Papers and Photographs [AS-073]
Dates included: 1965-2001

 

And more!

A complete list of archival collections at the University Archives is available: http://www.oac.cdlib.org/institutions/UC+Irvine::University+Archives

Some collections may not be processed and may contain restricted materials, or may be shelved in an off-site storage facility. Please contact the Department of Special Collections and Archives in advance to request access.

Online resources, and how to use them

An overview of our online resources, including types of materials available and accessibility. For more information on each resource, please see the descriptions listed in the following section.

 

  Description of online resource How To:

UCISpace @ the Libraries

Online Archive of UCI History [available from anywhere]

The Online Archive of UCI History is a digital archive created by the University of California, Irvine Libraries to preserve and make available for research core historical records of the university. Included are audio and video recordings, films, photographs and slides, and publications from 1959 forward. This digital archive was created to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the founding of UC Irvine.

Includes photos, publications, audio/visual materials, oral histories, 1936 – 2006

How to find and request photos
 

University Communications Photographs [collection guide available from anywhere]

The University Communications photographs were created by staff photographers employed by the UC Irvine, University Communications. With over 273,000 images, the photographs visually document the history of the UC Irvine campus. Selected images have been digitized and are available on the Online Archive of UCI History, but most images await in the digitization queue.

This finding aid provides collection descriptions as well as an inventory of physical photographic prints, slides, and negatives. To search the full inventory of photos, visit the University Communications Photographs collection guide, and select "Additional Collection Guides" to access the "University Communications, All Series Inventory."

How to find and request photos

Online Archive of California, UC Irvine

Online Archive of California, UC Irvine [available from anywhere]

The OAC features finding aids (collection summaries and some inventories) for every available collection in Special Collections and Archives; you will be most interested in browsing/searching what is listed under University Archives.

Includes information about UC Irvine archival collections.

How to find and view collection materials

 UCI Libraries Antpac catalog

UCI Libraries Antpac catalog [available from anywhere]

The UCI Libraries Antpac catalog provides search for cataloged books, serials, and more from our department. Be sure to select "Special Collections/Archives" under the dropdown before doing a keyword search.

To search for cataloged books, serials, and more from our department, be sure to select “Special Collections/Archives” under the dropdown before doing a keyword search.

How to find a book on Antpac
Anteater Antics

Anteater Antics [available from anywhere]

Anteater Antics is our blog which features a variety of stories about material in the University Archives. You can do a keyword search from within the log, or click on the tags to view all the posts with a particular tag. This is another good starting place.

Includes stories in the form of blog entries, photos, and resources.

 
Anteater Chronicles

Anteater Chronicles [available from anywhere]

Anteater Chronicles is a website produced for the 40th anniversary of UCI. It includes timelines, facts about early faculty and buildings, maps, important individuals, UCI in films, etc. It is no longer being updated, but is a great introductory resource.

Includes photos, lists of faculty and buildings, and other materials, 1957-2005

 

Services

The resources provided on the page should prove to be excellent starting points as you prepare for the 50th Anniversary celebration, but represents only a small portion of the resources we have available. We are happy to assist as you discover materials in our collection.

Please contact us if you have any questions. We also provide duplication services; UCI departmental recharges are accepted.