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Guide to the University of California, Santa Barbara, University Center Collection
UArch 43  
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Table of contents What's This?
  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access Restrictions
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Material

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: University of California, Santa Barbara, University Center Collection
    Dates: 1958-2002
    Collection number: UArch 43
    Creator: University of California, Santa Barbara. University Center
    Collection Size: 0.4 linear feet (1 document box)
    Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Dept. of Special Collections
    Santa Barbara, CA 93106
    Abstract: The UCSB University Center (UCen) collection contains reports, minutes, memos, plans, and other documents on the multiple building projects for the UCen as well as general flyers, schedules, memos, etc. relating to UCen services and events.
    Physical location: Del Sur, University Archives, 25A.
    Languages: English

    Access Restrictions

    None.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

    Preferred Citation

    University of California, Santa Barbara, University Center Collection. UArch 43. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Acquisition Information

    Undetermined.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    "The University Center serves as a center of student activity at UCSB while also providing a variety of services to faculty, staff, alumni and campus visitors. The UCen is committed to providing outstanding service and responding to the changing needs of the campus community. It is a campus department within Administrative & Auxiliary Services and comprises the following units: UCSB Bookstore, UCen Dining Services, and UCen Administration (Director's Office, Accounting & Information Services, Cashiers & Post Office, Operations, Conference Services, Marketing, and ACCESS Card). A variety of other campus departments, student organizations and leased operations maintain tenant space within the building.
    "The University Center provides the services, conveniences, and amenities the members of the university community need in their daily lives on campus and for getting to know and understand one another through informal association outside the classroom. It is also simply a place to relax, study, meet with friends, work on computers provided by the UCen, or to attend meetings in our conference facilities.
    "The UCen is a part of the educational program of the university. Through its various boards, committees and staff, it provides a diverse cultural, social and recreational program that complements and enhances the educational mission of the institution. It is a place where students can obtain convenient work experience. Many will also gain invaluable supervisory and management experience. It is a unique organization where students can participate in the leadership efforts of the UCen Governance Board as well. As a result, the staff members of the UCen serve as educators as well as managers.
    "The University Center also has a responsibility to remain fiscally solvent. The building receives no state funding. The majority of all operating expenses for the UCen must be paid for with revenues generated within the building and from satellite operations and student fees. An obligation exists to provide a comprehensive set of programs, goods and services while maintaining a balanced budget and retaining sufficient capital reserves for future renovations and repairs."

    Arrangement

    The collection is divided into two series:
    Series I, Building Construction, contains reports, minutes, memos, plans, and other documents on the multiple building projects for the University Center.
    Series II, General, contains flyers, schedules, memos, etc. relating to UCen services and events.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    University of California, Santa Barbara. University Center
    Student unions--United States.

    Related Material

    Bookstore and Coffeeshop collection, UArch 72
    Broadsides and Posters collection, UArch 32 – University Center folder contains posters for events hosted by UCen
    Student Organizations collection, UArch 101 – Includes files on UCen Activities and posters for events hosted by the UCen Program Lounge
    University Archives Photographs collection, UArch 112
    Office of Public Information subject files, UArch 12
    Associated Students subject files, UArch 21
    Office of the Chancellor, Chancellor's records, UArch 17 – UCen dedication speech by Chancellor Cheadle
    UCSB History and Antecedents collection, UArch 100 – UCen dedication file
    Vice Chancellors collection, UArch 67 – File on UCen II construction
    UCSB university center expansion : final environmental impact report. Prepared for Office of Planning and Analysis, University of California, Santa Barbara by EIP Associates. Special Collections & Government Information Center LB3640 .U27 1991.
    The University Center has been the location of many events and programs over the course of UCSB's history. For materials from specific events, consult the sponsoring department or student group collection.