Scope and Content of Collection
Title: Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences and Dean, School of Medicine Records
Identifier/Call Number: RSS 8000
Mandeville Special Collections Library
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, California, 92093-0175
18.6 Linear feet
16 records cartons and 7 archives boxes
Date (inclusive): 1955 - 2000
Records of the Vice-Chancellor and Dean of the School of Medicine at the University of California, San Diego. Included are
the subject files (1955-1981) and outgoing correspondence (1970-1978) related to the academic functions and responsibilities
arranged in three series: 1) ADMINISTRATIVE FILES, 2) OUTGOING CORRESPONDENCE and 3) PUBLICATIONS. The bulk of the records
date from 1963-1973.
Collection is open for research.
Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences. Records, RSS 8000. Mandeville Special Collections Library, UCSD.
The Dean of the School of Medicine also serves as the Vice Chancellor - Health Sciences and is responsible for the operation
of the University of California, San Diego Medical Center, as well as for the School of Medicine.
The Vice Chancellor/Dean is the chief academic officer of the School of Medicine and is directly responsible to the Chancellor
for the school's governance and administration. A council of chairpersons, which includes the chairs of the School of Medicine
departments, representatives from the participating departments of the general campus, and the Chair of the Faculty Council,
advises the Dean on a wide range of matters concerning the administration of the Medical School. The Dean is assisted by Associate
The position of Dean of the School of Medicine was established in 1964. Incumbents include Joseph Stokes (1964-1967); Clifford
Grobstein (1967-1973); John Moxley (1973-1979); Marvin Dunn, Acting Dean (1979-1980); J. William Hollingsworth, Acting Dean
(1980-1981), Robert Petersdorf (1981-1986); and Wayne Akeson, Acting Dean (1986-1987).
Scope and Content of Collection
Records of the Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences and Dean of the School of Medicine, containing files related to the function,
organization and development of the School of Medicine. The materials include files related to academic departments, committees,
buildings, affiliations, student enrollment, and census reports, as well as plans for academic and physical development. The
materials are arranged in three series: 1) ADMINISTRATIVE FILES, 2) OUTGOING CORRESPONDENCE, and 3) PUBLICATIONS.
SERIES 1: ADMINISTRATIVE FILES
The ADMINISTRATIVE FILES series is arranged in four subseries: A) Grobstein, 1967-1973; B) Moxley, 1973-1979; C) Dunn, 1979-1980;
and D) Hollingsworth, 1980-1981.
A) The Grobstein (1967-1973) subseries is arranged alphabetically by subject. The largest subseries in terms of quantity and
scope of material it contains files related to academic departments (1963-1975), facilities (1965-1970), fiscal planning (1963-1971),
and affiliations with neighboring health centers (1968-1973). Of particular interest are the folders entitled "School of Medicine
(1962-1972)" and "Major Capital Improvement Program (1963-1973)," which reveal some of the early principal decisions pertaining
to the administrative and physical organization of the UCSD School of Medicine. The folder entitled "School of Medicine -
Facilities Planning" documents the decision regarding the physical location of the School of Medicine; while the folder entitled
"School of Medicine - Broad Planning Program" contains drafts of a document entitled "A Functional Program for the UCSD School
of Medicine," which outlines the early curriculum schedule for the program. Also of interest are the folders concerning the
agreement between the Veterans Administration and UCSD regarding the VA Hospital, as well as the folders related to the acquisition
and development of the San Diego County Hospital as a clinical teaching facility of the School of Medicine.
B) The Moxley (1973-1979) subseries is arranged alphabetically by subject. This subseries contains files related to the continued
development of the School of Medicine and the Health Centers affiliated with the school. Of particular interest are the folders
entitled "Children's Hospital Health Center (1973-1977)" concerning the attempts to constitute a relationship with the two
institutions. The folders entitled "University Hospital - General (1974-1977)" document the renaming of the hospital from
the University Hospital of San Diego County to University of California Medical Center, San Diego; as well as expansion and
improvement projects related to the Medical Center. Also of interest is the folder entitled "University Hospital - Report
to the Regents" documenting hospital census and utilization statisitics. The folders entitled "Construction Program (1973-1976)"
document the physical development of the School of Medicine during Moxley's tenture as Dean/Vice Chancellor. The vast majority
of the folders in this series are related to departments within the School of Medicine.
C) The Dunn (1979-1980) subseries is arranged alphabetically by subject. This subseries contains records primarily concerned
with the University Hospital. The folder entitled "University Hospital - Negotiations" contains several news clippings and
a draft report that briefly outlines the historical relationship between the University and the County Hospital, as well as
the University's proposal to acquire the Hospital outright.
D) The Hollingsworth (1980-1981) subseries is arranged alphabetically by subject. The records document the continued development
of academic departments, proposed academic programs, and health facilities and programs both on and off campus. The folder
entitled "Long-Range Planning" contains a draft report of the long-range development plans for the University of California,
San Diego. This report offers a succinct history of the university, including the School of Medicine and related Health Centers,
and a comprehensive plan of anticipated growth, including maps.
SERIES 2: OUTGOING CORRESPONDENCE
The OUTGOING CORRESPONDENCE series is arranged in chronological order. The inclusive dates are 1970-1978.
SERIES 3: PUBLICATIONS
The PUBLICATIONS series, arranged alphabetically by title, contains materials representing commencement programs, general
catalogs, informational brochures, annual reports, and self-study evaluations.
Subjects and Indexing Terms
Dunn, Marvin, 1927-
Grobstein, Clifford, 1916-
Hollingsworth, James William
Moxley, John H
University of California, San Diego -- History -- Archives
University of California, San Diego. Office of the Vice Chancellor, Health Sciences. Dean, School of Medicine.