Student organizations often produce records and publications that document student life, collective student activity, and the social climate of their times. The records of student organizations are often one of the only sources from which future researchers may come to understand what students at UCI were like in the past.
The University Archives is interested in collecting material that relates to the following topics:
As a leader of a student organization, you might be in possession of materials that have a place in the University Archives as a record of your group's activities on campus. Contact the University Archivist for a consultation about your records.
If the University Archivist decides that your records should be transferred to the Archives, she will schedule an appointment to box the records. She will want to know the scope of the records, which organization produced them, and the activities they document. Archives staff will arrive on boxing day with acid-free boxes from archival suppliers. We will confirm with you which records are to be boxed and load the boxes, keeping a rough inventory. We will have the full boxes delivered to the Library as soon as possible. We would also appreciate a copy of any inventories or indexes you have made of the records.
Special Collections staff will provide you with reference assistance when you need to access the records after the transfer. You will need to come in to the Special Collections and Archives Reading Room during open hours, or make an appointment to come in, and register as a researcher. Requests from your organization to borrow material that you transferred may be accommodated in special circumstances.