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New and noteworthy collections, events, programming and more from UCI Special Collections & Archives


Interning at Special Collections & Archives: Project STAND and processing the Cross Cultural Center records

Posted on 12/10/18 by Derek Quezada
For the uninitiated, Project STAND is an “online clearinghouse where academic institutions can provide researchers a centralized access point to historical and archival documentation on the development and on-going occurrences of student dissent” (Project STAND)

The Beginnings of Activism for the Department of Asian American Studies at UCI

Posted on 07/17/17 by Derek Quezada
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. 

The Passing of Dr. Ralph Cicerone, UCI's Fourth Chancellor

Posted on 11/10/16 by Christine Kim
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.

UCI Libraries Zinefest! Oct 26, 12-4pm

Posted on 10/26/16 by Christine Kim
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.

UCI Stories exhibit opens Monday, May 23

Posted on 05/20/16 by Christine Kim
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  

Happy 1st Birthday, OC & SEAA Center!

Posted on 05/13/16 by Christine Kim
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.  

1992 - First Vietnamese American elected to public office

Posted on 04/27/16 by Kelly Spring
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.

New Exhibit "Speaking Up: Fifty Years of Student Publications at UCI" May 2 - July 22

Posted on 04/21/16 by Special Collections Department
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.

Pop-Up Shakespeare -- Monday, April 25, 10am-2pm, Langson Library Lobby

Posted on 04/7/16 by Stephen E. MacLeod
Join us as we celebrate 400 years of William Shakespeare’s legacy!

The passing of Taloolema'agao Uliulileava Olano, the great Samoan chief and boat builder

Posted on 02/2/16 by Special Collections Department
In September of 2011, we posted a story about the very interesting history of the canoe that is on display in the stairwell of the Social Science Tower -- https://ucisca.wordpress.com/2011/09/13/samoan-canoe-in-social-science-tower/ We were all very sad to learn of the recent passing, on Monday, January 25th, of Taloolema'agao Uliulileava Olano, the Samoan chief and canoe builder, from relatives in Western Samoa. Affectionately known as Uliuli, he was 84 years old. He is survived by his loving children and grandchildren.  Bill Maurer, the Dean of the School of Social Sciences, has been planning an event to commemorate the making of the canoe this spring, as part of the 50th Anniversary celebration here at UCI.