Guide to the University of California, Irvine, Photographs and Renderings of Campus Buildings AS.110

Anne Nguyen, Kimberly Gallon, Caytlin Yoshioka
Updates made in 2015
Special Collections and Archives, University of California, Irvine Libraries
(cc) 2016
The UCI Libraries
P.O. Box 19557
University of California, Irvine
Irvine 92623-9557
spcoll@uci.edu

Note

Finding aid originally uploaded to OAC 2011/11/18.


Language of Material: English
Contributing Institution: Special Collections and Archives, University of California, Irvine Libraries
Title: University of California, Irvine, photographs and renderings of campus buildings
Creator: University of California, Irvine
creator: Vircsik, Robert
Identifier/Call Number: AS.110
Physical Description: 2.3 Linear Feet (2 boxes, 3 folders)
Date (inclusive): 1965-1983
Abstract: This collection contains standard and oversized photographs and renderings of the buildings, layout, and surrounding area of University of California, Irvine. Included are a chalk drawing and a watercolor painting of the Centrum and an ink drawing of the Fine Arts village, neither of which were built. Also included is an aerial painting of UCI, centered on Alrich Park, featuring the six schools built around Ring Road. The photographs include aerial views of campus and the surrounding area, shots of individual buildings, and images depicting students and campus life. A considerable number of photographs feature the UCI Medical School. One folder of photographs depict Frank Gehry's Engineering and Computer Science building before its demolition and replacement.

Access

The collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Property rights reside with the University of California. Copyrights are generally retained by the creators of the records and their heirs, unless transferred to the University of California. 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.
For information on use, copyright, and attribution, please visit: http://special.lib.uci.edu/using/publishing.html

Preferred Citation

University of California, Irvine, photographs and renderings of campus buildings. AS-110. 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

Donated by Robert Vircsik, 2006. Donated by the ICS Development Office, 2005. Other sources and dates unknown. The Special Collections and Archives staff created this artificial collection by compiling photographs and renderings relevant to UCI's early history.

Materials Available Online

All materials are available for viewing online except for the photographs taken by Robert Vircsik.

Processing History

Processed by Caytlin Yoshioka, 2016.

Historical Background

Some of the photos in this collection were donated by Robert Virscik, who was a construction supervisor for several of the early buildings at UCI. The photographs of the original Computer Science and Engineering Building were donated by the Assistant Dean Ron Hubbard shortly before the building was due to be demolished and replaced. This building was designed by Frank Gehry, a world-renown architect known for structures such as the Walt Disney Concern Hall. The rest of the collection was accrued from other unidentified, undated sources.

Collection Scope and Content Summary

This collection contains standard and oversized photographs and renderings of the buildings, layout, and surrounding area of University of California, Irvine. Included are a chalk drawing and a watercolor painting of the Centrum and an ink drawing of the Fine Arts village, neither of which were built. Also included is an aerial painting of UCI, centered on Alrich Park, featuring the six schools built around Ring Road. The photographs include aerial views of campus and the surrounding area, shots of individual buildings, and images depicting students and campus life. A considerable number of photographs feature the UCI Medical School. One folder of photographs depict Frank Gehry's Engineering and Computer Science building before its demolition and replacement.

Collection Arrangement

This collection is orgaized in 2 series: Series 1. Photographs, 1963-1986. 1.1 linear feet Series 2. Renderings, 1963-1983. 0.6 linear feet This collection is arranged alphabetically by topic.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

University of California, Irvine
Vircsik, Robert
UCI Libraries
California College of Medicine
University of California, Irvine. School of Engineering
University of California, Irvine -- Aerial views
University of California, Irvine -- Buildings

 

Photographs Series 1 1963-1986

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains photographs of UCI's buildings, campus life, and surrounding area. Chronologically, the photos begin in 1963 with an aerial photograph of the future home of UCI and end in 1986 with photographs of the growing UCI Medical School. This series also includes Frank Gehry's Engineering and Computer Science Building and the old University Center--both of which have been demolished and replaced. The source of many of the photographs cannot be determined.
box 1, folder 9

California College of Medicine Journal Covers 1982-1986

box 2, folder 11

Campus Building Exterior Photographs undated

box 2, folder 12

Campus Building Exterior Photographs undated

box 2, folder 9

Campus and Student Life Photo Collection Oct 1977

box 2, folder 6

Centrum Architectural Model 1963

box 2, folder 10

Crawford Hall Photograph 1964

box 1, folder 5

Engineering and Computer Science Buildings Photographs undated

box 1, folder 11

Humanities Plaza Photograph undated

box 1, folder 4

Langson Library Plaza Photograph 1965

box 1, folder 8

Medical School Aerial Photograph 1985

box 1, folder 7

Medical School Construction Photograph circa 1977

box 2, folder 8

Medical Sciences I Construction Photograph Nov 1977

box 1, folder 10

Mesa Court Photographs undated

box 2, folder 7

Newport Beach and Future Site of UCI Aug 1963

box 1, folder 1

Robert P. Vircsik Photographs 1970

box 1, folder 6

Science Lecture Hall Photograph circa 1965

folder XOS 01

UCI Site Photo Aerial 1964

box 2, folder 5

Unidentified Aerial Photograph June 1985

box 1, folder 12

University Center Plaque May 1983

 

Renderings 1963-1983

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series includes renderings of the Centrum and the Fine Arts Plaza, neither of which were built. It also includes a watercolor painting depicting an aerial view of campus, centered on Alrich Park, featuring the six schools along Ring Road. There are also architectural layout plans of campus and the surrounding area, featuring buildings that were never built.
box 2, folder 4

Architectural Concept Map of Central Campus 1969

box 2, folder 1

Centrum Chalk Drawing 1964

folder XOS 02

Centrum Watercolor circa 1963

box 2, folder 2

Fine Arts Unit I: Art Complex and Ampitheater Concept Dec 1965

box 2, folder 3

Map of Campus and Surrounding Area circa 1967

folder XOS 03

UCI Watercolor circa 1963

box 1, folder 2

Unidentified Drawing of Campus Building undated

box 1, folder 3

University Town Center Drawing Nov 1983