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Guide to the School of Humanities Publications, University of California, Irvine
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Table of contents What's This?
  • Descriptive Summary
  • Important Information for Researchers
  • Historical Background
  • Collection Scope and Content Summary
  • Collection Arrangement
  • Related Collections
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: School of Humanities publications, University of California, Irvine
    Date: 1969-2006
    Collection Number: PS-053
    Creator: University of California, Irvine. School of Humanities.
    Extent: 2 linear feet (2 boxes)
    Languages: The collection is primarily in English. Some materials are in Spanish, German and Russian.
    Repository: University of California, Irvine. Library. Special Collections and Archives.
    Irvine, California 92623-9557
    Abstract: The collection comprises publications of the University of California, Irvine, School of Humanities and its departments and programs. It includes promotional brochures, event fliers, manuals, newsletters, course descriptions, and student literary journals.

    Important Information for Researchers

    Access

    The collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights and copyright reside with the University of California. In certain publications, literary rights are retained by the creators and their heirs. For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact the University Archivist.

    Preferred Citation

    School of Humanities Publications, University of California, Irvine. PS-053. 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

    Acquired periodically from the School of Humanities.

    Accruals

    Additional material is expected.

    Processing History

    Processed by Jeanine Scaramozzino in 2007.

    Historical Background

    The Division of Humanities at the University of California, Irvine was founded in 1965 with Departments of English, Foreign Languages and Literatures, History, and Philosophy. The name changed to the School of Humanities in 1968. Over time new departments were formed and new majors added.
    As of 2007 the School included 12 departments and nearly 30 majors and interdisciplinary programs. The School strives to offer a diverse curriculum to help students develop an understanding of global cultures. Students can choose majors and minors in African American studies, art history, Asian American studies, East Asian languages and literatures, classics, comparative literature, English, European studies, film and media studies, French, German, global cultures, history, humanities and arts, humanities and law, Italian studies, Latin American studies, literary journalism, philosophy, Portuguese, queer studies, religious studies, Russian studies, Spanish, visual studies (graduate only) and women's studies. Courses in 16 languages are offered.
    The School of Humanities also sponsors a number of special programs. Humanities Out There (HOT) offers workshops for intermediate and high school students. The California History-Social Science Project works with high school teachers to improve and innovate history curricula. The Humanities Internship Program employs humanities undergraduates in businesses and nonprofit organizations in Orange County, California.

    Biography/Organization History

    Chronology

    1965 The Division of Humanities was founded along with the Departments of English, Foreign Languages and Literatures, History, and Philosophy. There was also an Interdepartmental Program in Comparative Literature.
    1967 The Department of English and the Interdepartmental Program in Comparative Literature combined to become the Department of English and Comparative Literature.
    1968 The name changed from Division of Humanities to School of Humanities. The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures dissolved. The Department of Classics was founded.
    1969 The Department of French and Italian, the Department of German and Russian, and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese were founded.
    1970 The Program in Linguistics was founded.
    1972 The Department of German and Russian split into the Department of German and the Program in Russian.
    1976 The Program in Hebrew and Judaic Studies was founded.
    1987 The Program in Film Studies was founded.
    1990 The Department of East Asian Languages and Literature was founded.
    1991 The Program in Linguistics moved to School of Social Sciences.
    1992 The Interdisciplinary Program in Women's Studies and the Interdisciplinary Program in African American Studies were founded
    1993 The Interdisciplinary Studies Program in Asian American Studies was founded.
    1995 The Department of Art History moved from the School of Fine Arts to the School of Humanities.
    1997 Humanities Out There (HOT) was founded.
    1999 The Graduate Program in Visual Studies, a joint program between Art History and Film and Media Studies, was founded.
    2000 Interdisciplinary programs in women's studies, African American studies, and Asian American studies moved from Interdisciplinary Studies to the School of Humanities. The minor in Latin American Studies moved from Interdisciplinary Studies to the School of Humanities to become the Interdisciplinary Minor in Latin American Studies.
    2001 The Undergraduate Program in European Studies was founded.
    2002 The Undergraduate Program in Global Cultures, the joint program between Claire Trevor School of the Arts and School of Humanities, and the Department of Asian American Studies were founded.
    2003 The Department of Film and Media Studies was founded.
    2005 The Department of English and Comparative Literature split into independent departments.
    2004 The Program in Hebrew and Judaic Studies ceased.
    2006 The Group for the Study of Early Cultures was founded. The Interdisciplinary Program in Religious Studies moved from Interdisciplinary Studies to the School of Humanities to become the Program in Religious Studies.
    2007 The Interdisciplinary Program in Jewish Studies was founded.

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    The collection documents the activities, events, academic requirements, and course offerings of the University of California, Irvine, School of Humanities and its departments and programs. It contains publications from all programs and divisions of the School of Humanities except for the Department of English and Comparative Literature. Included are promotional brochures, event fliers, manuals, newsletters, course descriptions, and student literary journals.

    Collection Arrangement

    The collection is arranged by division or department, then chronologically or by format as appropriate. Some titles are shelved separately in Special Collections and Archives and described individually in UCI's online catalog ANTPAC .

    Related Collections

    University of California, Irvine, Department of English and Comparative Literature publications. PS-010. Special Collections and Archives, The UC Irvine Libraries, Irvine, California.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    University of California, Irvine. School of Humanities -- Archives.
    University of California, Irvine -- Curricula.
    University of California, Irvine -- Archives.
    University of California, Irvine. Dept. of Classics -- Archives.
    University of California, Irvine. Dept. of History -- Archives.
    University of California, Irvine. Dept. of Philosophy -- Archives.
    University of California, Irvine. Dept. of Spanish and Portuguese -- Archives.
    University of California, Irvine. Program in Women's Studies -- Archives.
    University of California, Irvine. Program in Russian Studies -- Archives.

    Genres and Formats of Materials

    Catalogs -- California -- Orange County -- Irvine -- 20th century.
    Catalogs -- California -- Orange County -- Irvine -- 21st century.
    Ephemera -- California -- Orange County -- Irvine -- 20th century.
    Ephemera -- California -- Orange County -- Irvine -- 21st century.
    Newsletters -- California -- Orange County -- Irvine -- 20th century.
    Newsletters -- California -- Orange County -- Irvine -- 21st century.