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Guide to the University of California, Irvine, University Communications Photographs AS.061
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  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Alternative Forms of Material
  • Processing History
  • Collection Scope and Content Summary
  • Collection Arrangement
  • Processing Note
  • Related Collections
  • Additional Collection Guides

  • Title: University of California, Irvine, University Communications photographs
    Identifier/Call Number: AS.061
    Contributing Institution: Special Collections and Archives, University of California, Irvine Libraries
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 85.49 linear feet (174 boxes)
    Date (inclusive): 1952-2002
    Date (bulk): 1972-1988
    Abstract: The University Communications photographs were created by staff photographers employed by the University of California, Irvine, University Communications. With over 273,000 images, the photographs visually document the history of the UC Irvine campus. Images depict students, staff, faculty, campus events, graduations, inaugurations, buildings, landscapes, festivals, and the surrounding area in Orange County.
    Creator: University of California, Irvine. University Communications.

    Access

    The collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the University of California. Copyright ownership varies, as some photographers retained their copyrights. For permissions to reproduce or to publish images, please contact the University Archivist.

    Preferred Citation

    University of California, Irvine, University Communications photographs. AS-061. Special Collections and Archives, The UC Irvine Libraries, Irvine, California. Date accessed.
    For the benefit of current and future researchers, please cite any additional information about sources consulted in this collection, including permanent URLs, item or folder descriptions, and box/folder locations.

    Acquisition Information

    Transferred from University Communications in 1987, 2000, 2006, and 2007.

    Alternative Forms of Material

    A selection of images from this collection has been digitized and is available in the Online Archive of UCI History .

    Processing History

    Processed by Leah Loscutoff, 2009-2010. Student employees Cesar Gallagos, Anne Ngyuen, Alice Kwak, and Thao Le helped with some processing.

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    The University Communications photographs were created by staff photographers employed by the University of California, Irvine, University Communications. With over 273,000 images, the photographs visually document the history of the UC Irvine campus. Images depict students, staff, faculty, campus events, buildings, landscapes, festivals, and the surrounding area in Orange County. Formats include photographic prints, contact sheets, slides, and negatives. Many images document the early campus area before and during construction are included. Notable events pictured include graduation ceremonies, Wayzgoose/Celebrate UCI events, the site dedication, and inaugurations of chancellors. The photographs also provide evidence of the changing landscape of UCI, which started as a large ranch area with cattle, fields, and a wide open space, and evolved into a major research university with over 17,000 students.

    Collection Arrangement

    This collection is arranged in 6 series:
    1. Slides, 1952-2002. 25.2 linear ft. (Boxes 1-36)
    2. Staff photographer contact sheets and negatives, 1966-2000. 35.6 linear ft. (Boxes 37-125)
    3. Subject files, 1963-1997. 26.49 linear ft. (Boxes 126-166)
    4. Portraits, circa 1970-1980. 2.8 linear ft. (Boxes 166-169)
    5. Negatives, circa 1967-1990. 1.6 linear ft. (Boxes 170-173)
    6. Oversize Prints, 1963-2000. .2 linear ft. (Boxes FB-63, folder 5 and FB-64, folder 7)

    Processing Note

    Over the years the University Communications photographs were processed piecemeal as different accessions arrived. To enhance access, this collection has been completely reprocessed. For the most part, the original order of the collection has been retained, but series spanning multiple accessions have been brought together. This collection has been minimally processed in that images are described sheet by sheet, or folder by folder, rather than at the item level. Although most items are sleeved in archivally safe sleeves, not all of the photographs in the subject files are sleeved. Researchers will need to use gloves when looking through the subject files. Although physical processing was kept to a minimum, detailed description of the photographs will enhance access.

    Related Collections

    Related photographs can be found in the following collections:

    Additional Collection Guides

    Detailed description of the University Communications photographs is maintained in a digital asset management system only accessible to Special Collections and Archives staff. Contact Special Collections and Archives for help in finding images. For users' convenience, Excel spreadsheets describing the images in each series are available at the series level.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    University of California, Irvine. -- Aerial views
    University of California, Irvine. -- Archives
    University of California, Irvine. -- Buildings -- Photographs
    University of California, Irvine. -- Faculty -- Photographs
    University of California, Irvine. -- Photographs
    University of California, Irvine. -- Students -- Photographs
    Architectural photographs -- California -- Irvine -- 20th century
    Black-and-white negatives -- California -- Irvine -- 20th century
    Contact sheets -- California -- Irvine -- 20th century
    Negatives -- California -- Irvine -- 20th century
    Portrait photographs -- California -- Irvine -- 20th century
    Slides -- California -- Irvine -- 20th century
    Students -- California -- Irvine -- Photographs