This collection consists of records of
the department of Athletics and Physical Education at the University of California, Irvine.
It contains files on all sports administered by the Athletics Department. This includes
men's and women's teams in baseball, basketball, crew, cross country, golf, sailing, soccer,
swimming, tennis, track and field, volleyball and water polo. Files may contain player
rosters, game schedules, photographs, programs, news releases, and more. The collection also
includes video recordings of athletic events such as games, weekly highlights and interviews
with coaches and players. There are also records and press releases from the Big West
The UCI Athletics Department was formed with the university's founding in 1965. Wayne
Crawford, for whom the original athletic facility was later named, served as the first chair
of the Department of Physical Education, overseeing both intercollegiate athletics and
recreational activities on campus. By 1968 Intercollegiate Athletics and the Recreation
Sports Program were part of the Student Affairs Office, while the Department of Physical
Education remained under Academic Affairs. The administrative authority under which the two
departments served fluctuated a number of times until Physical Education and Intercollegiate
Athletics and Campus Recreation were combined into a single office in 1995. In 1995 the
Office of Intercollegiate Athletics and Campus Recreation became independent of Student
Affairs and directly accountable to the chancellor. Intercollegiate Athletics and Campus
Recreation ascended to the level of an executive office in 1999, with the athletic director
holding an administrative position equivalent to that of vice chancellor.
41.3 Linear Feet
(44 boxes, 1 oversize folder and 4 gigabytes of scanned PDFs;
and 1 box, 1 XOS poster, 2 CD-ROMs of unprocessed material)
Property rights reside with the University of California. Copyrights are generally retained
by the creators of the records and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher
to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for
permission to publish where the UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Collection is open for research. Material in box 44, "Biographical Information on Players
and Staff," contains personally identifiable information and is restricted for 75 years from
date of creation. Access to original video recordings and disk media is restricted,
researchers may request access copies. Access to Series 5, Press Releases, is made available
on UCI Space.