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Register of Office of the Assistant Vice Chancellor, Facilities Design and Construction Camp Matthews Buildings Photographs RSS 4025
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Scope and Contents
  • Administrative History
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Office of the Assistant Vice Chancellor, Facilities Design and Construction Camp Matthews Buildings Photographs
    Identifier/Call Number: RSS 4025
    Contributing Institution: Mandeville Special Collections Library
    9500 Gilman Drive
    La Jolla, California, 92093-0175
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 1.2 Linear feet (1 archives box and 1 oversize folder)
    Date (inclusive): 1964 - 1967
    Abstract: The Camp Matthews buildings photographs, documented by Office of the Vice Chancellor, Facilities Design and Construction, include black and white negatives and a selection of oversize prints taken after Camp Matthews closed operations in 1964 and building modifications through 1967.
    Creator: United States. Marine Corps. Camp Matthews.

    Scope and Contents

    The PHOTOGRAPHS series comprises approximately 44 black and white 2-1/4" negatives of Camp Matthews buildings between 1964-1967. Additionally, a few of the negatives produced oversize prints.

    Administrative History

    Camp Matthews was established in 1918 as a U.S. Marine rifle range under the command of Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego. It was called the Marine Rifle Range, La Jolla from 1918 until 1942, when it was renamed Camp Matthews after Brigadier General Calvin B. Matthews. The University's initial plans for Camp Matthews area included the use of permanent buildings as temporary administrative offices and the construction on the site of the new School of Medicine. The Office of Architects and Engineers coordinated the work on the first building in 1965. Campus administrative offices, principally housed in Building B of First College, moved to the Matthews area in 1965, except for the Office of the Chancellor.
    The Office of Architects and Engineers was responsible for the overall coordination of the building program from the time a project is assigned a priority in the University's statewide building program to the time it is completed and equipped. The office opened in 1957 under the direction of J.W.Tippetts, Building Program Coordinator and head of the department. He was replaced by Mac Alfred Cason, Chief Architect for Los Angeles County in 1960, as Chief Campus Architect.
    Beginning in the mid-1970s with the reorganization of campus planning and building, the Office of Architects and Engineers was absorbed into Facilities Design & Construction unit and overal campus planning. The Facilities Design and Construction office is the primary service provider charged with the implementation of the Capital Improvement Program including project programming, planning, schematic design, design development, construction documents, and construction administration for all capital improvements.

    Preferred Citation

    Office of the Assistant Vice Chancellor Facilities Design and Construction Camp Matthews buildings photographs, RSS 4025. Mandeville Special Collections Library, UCSD.

    Acquisition Information

    Not Available.

    Publishing Rights

    Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.

    Digital Content

    This collection has been digitized and can be viewed through links in the container list.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    University of California, San Diego--History.