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

Submitted by quezadad on Mon, 07/17/2017 - 16:13

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.

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

Submitted by christik on Thu, 11/10/2016 - 00:00

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

Submitted by christik on Wed, 10/26/2016 - 00:00

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.

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

Submitted by spcoll on Tue, 02/02/2016 - 17:23

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 -- 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.

Peter the Anteater turns 50!

Submitted by spcoll on Sun, 11/29/2015 - 08:00

Happy Birthday, Peter the Anteater! There's no other mascot quite like you, and we're so proud to have you represent our campus spirit! You are our joy, our inspiration, and we look to you with endearing pride. You're fierce, snuggly, and the handsomest in all of UC Irvine history. For your birthday, we made you an album of 50 photos from our 50 years together. Happy birthday! Hope you celebrate with the biggest ant-cake! Zot Zot Zot!

Honoring Ihab Hassan

Submitted by kspring on Wed, 10/14/2015 - 14:21
hassan   Our hearts are with the Hassan family as we pause to reflect on the life and academic impact of Ihab Hassan, who passed away at the age of 89 in Milwaukee, WI. Ihab Habib Hassan, born in Cairo, Egypt, in 1925, was a prominent critic, scholar, and theorist in the academic study of literature.

A Look Back on Clayton Garrison

Submitted by spcoll on Mon, 08/17/2015 - 13:47

Staff at UCI Special Collections and Archives were sad to learn that Clayton Garrison, founding dean of UCI’s School of Fine Arts, passed away on July 27, 2015. Garrison once recalled in 1974 that he was attracted to Irvine because it was an “opportunity to initiate, in a new situation, a program that was different from any other programs in the fine arts on a University of California campus.” And so, when he joined UCI in 1964, he set out to build a “studio- and performance-centered” fine arts program at the undergraduate level.

Building a Photography Studio

Submitted by kgallon on Fri, 05/01/2015 - 10:00
UCI’s Special Collections & Archives holds a wealth of 3-dimensional artifacts, but unlike paper, you cannot just scan an artifact and send it across the world to a remote scholar. What we needed was a way to share our 3-dimensional treasures with those who could not physically come to visit us. Since we are not able to send our artifacts to remote patrons, a photo studio along with a professional camera, was the next best solution. Building a studio when you’re working with limited space comes with some challenges. We needed a dedicated place with no foot traffic and no windows.

New Exhibit -- Ward Ritchie and Laguna Verde Imprenta

Submitted by smacleod on Mon, 03/17/2014 - 09:43
Ward Ritchie (1905-1996) was one of the premier printers, book designers, and printing historians in Los Angeles in the 20th century. In his long and distinguished career, he designed, printed and published hundreds of books. Upon retirement in 1972, Ward Ritchie and his wife Marka moved to their summer house in Laguna Beach, on a slope above Emerald Bay. Ritchie bought an 1835 Albion hand press and had it installed in his studio in their home.