Register of the Revelle College Publications RSS 1110

Finding aid prepared by Mandeville Special Collections Library
Mandeville Special Collections Library
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, California, 92093-0175
Copyright 2012

Descriptive Summary

Title: Revelle College Publications
Identifier/Call Number: RSS 1110
Contributing Institution: Mandeville Special Collections Library
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, California, 92093-0175
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 0.4 Linear feet (1 archives box)
Date (inclusive): 1965 - 1998
Abstract: The publications of Revelle College, the first established college at UCSD, contain published materials produced by the Office of the Provost. The publications, including commencement programs, newsletters, and handbooks were produced as informational and educational brochures for current and/or prospective students, and their parents. Additionally, the records contain miscellaneous photographs.
Creator: Revelle College.

Administrative History

Revelle College, named after oceanographer and founder Roger Revelle in 1964, was the first college established at UCSD. The first provost of Revelle College was Scripps Institution of Oceanography marine chemist Edward D. Goldberg. The college is known for emphasizing well-rounded general education requirements, ensuring that students graduating from the college experience a wide array of subjects. Revelle College is also known for the annual Watermelon Drop event, started in 1965, which announces and celebrates the end of the Spring Quarter.

Preferred Citation

Revelle College Publications, RSS 1110. Mandeville Special Collections Library, UCSD.


Collection is open for research.

Scope and Contents

The PHOTOGRAPHS series contains images of events including the dedication of the Richard Fleischner sculpture "La Jolla Project" and a Founder's luncheon with Roger Revelle and Clark Kerr.
The PUBLICATIONS, arranged alphabetically, were produced by the Office of the Provost and represent informational brochures for new and current students about topics such as student residence hall conduct and quarterly term calendars. The series also includes commencement programs from 1968-1992.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Revelle College -- Photographs.
University of California, San Diego -- Archives
Advertising -- Student activities
Commencement ceremonies -- Pamphlets
School publicity