Guide to the University of California, Irvine Commencement Ceremonies Records

Processed by Cyndi Shein; machine-readable finding aid created by Cyndi Shein
Special Collections and Archives
The UCI Libraries
P.O. Box 19557
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, California 92623-9557
Phone: (949) 824-3947
Fax: (949) 824-2472
Email: spcoll@uci.edu
URL: http://special.lib.uci.edu
© 2008
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.


Descriptive Summary

Title: University of California, Irvine commencement ceremonies records
Date: 1980-2008
Collection Number: AS-114
Creator: University of California, Irvine. Student Affairs.
Extent: 10.2 linear feet (14 boxes)
Languages: The collection is in English.
Repository: University of California, Irvine. Library. Special Collections and Archives.
Irvine, California 92623-9557
Abstract: The collection comprises materials from University of California, Irvine commencement ceremonies, including printed copies and sound recordings of commencement addresses, video recordings of ceremonies, handbooks, informational brochures, and flags. The handbooks include scripts of welcome speeches and introductions, diagrams of the seating arrangements on stage, and instructions for persons officiating and speaking at the ceremonies.

Important Information for Researchers

Access

The collection is open for research. Access to sound and video recordings is restricted; use copies must be created prior to researcher use.

Publication Rights

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

Preferred Citation

University of California, Irvine commencement ceremonies records. AS-114. 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 periodically from the Office of Student Affairs.

Accruals

Annual accruals are expected.

Processing History

Processed by Cyndi Shein, 2007, 2008. Addition and finding aid update made by Joanna Lamb in 2009.

Collection Scope and Content Summary

The collection comprises materials from commencement ceremonies of the University of California, Irvine (UCI), including printed copies and sound recordings of commencement addresses, informational brochures for graduates, event programs, and handbooks provided to individuals who presided over or presented at commencement ceremonies held at the Bren Events Center. It also contains video recordings of ceremonies, cloth flags used to identify participating groups, and a cloth banner used to adorn the stage during the ceremonies. The handbooks include scripts of welcome speeches and introductions, diagrams of the seating arrangements on stage, and instructions for persons officiating and speaking at the ceremonies. The collection contains scripts and transcripts of some commencement speeches.
A "script" is a document containing the text of what a speaker intended to say while delivering his or her speech. A "transcript" is a document in which the speech has been transcribed verbatim after it has been delivered to the audience.

Collection Arrangement

This collection is arranged first by format and then chronologically.

Related Collections

Related documentation can be found in AS-113 University of California, Irvine Commencement Photographs. UCI commencement programs are shelved separately in Special Collections and Archives, and cataloged in the library's online catalog ANTPAC. 

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 -- Archives.
Commencement ceremonies -- California -- Irvine -- Archives.

Genres and Formats of Materials

Baccalaureate addresses -- California -- Orange County -- Irvine -- 20th century.
Baccalaureate addresses -- California -- Orange County -- Irvine -- 21st century.
Banners -- California -- Orange County -- Irvine -- 20th century.
Flags -- California -- Orange County -- Irvine -- 20th century.
Handbooks (Manuals) -- California -- Orange County -- Irvine -- 21st century.
Audio cassettes -- California -- Orange County -- Irvine -- 21st century.
Sound recordings -- California -- Orange County -- Irvine -- 21st century.
Video recordings -- California -- Orange County -- Irvine -- 21st century.
DVDs -- California -- Orange County -- Irvine -- 21st century.


Collection Contents

 

Commencement addresses

 

Scripts and transcripts

Box : Folder 1 : 1

Peltason, Jack 1991

Scope and Content Note

Contains script used during address. Jack Peltason was dean of the UCI College of Arts and Science (1963-1967). At the time he delivered this address, he was UCI's second chancellor (1984-1992). He went on to become president of the University of California (1992-1995).
Box : Folder 1 : 2

Krom, Beth 2006

Scope and Content Note

Contains script used during address. Beth Krom, mayor of the city of Irvine, was the featured speaker for the Claire Trevor School of the Arts, School of Physical Sciences, and Department of Education.
Box : Folder 1 : 3

Brown, John Seely 2007

Scope and Content Note

Contains transcript of address. John Seely Brown was chief scientist, Xerox Corporation, and director of the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center, at the time of this address.
 

Audio recordings

Access Information

Access restricted. The cassettes are the archival originals. A listening copy must be made prior to researcher use.
 

Chappell, Moria 2001

Scope and Content Note

Moria Chappell, Baccalaureate Candidate, was the student speaker for the School of Humanities.
Box : Item AV-013 : AS-114-A001-O

Archival original

Physical Description: 1 audio cassette
 

Daniel, Martha V. 2001

Scope and Content Note

Martha V. Daniel, president and CEO of Information Management Resources, Inc., was the featured speaker for the School of Physical Sciences and the Department of Information and Computer Science.
Box : Item AV-013 : AS-114-A002-O

Archival original

Physical Description: 1 audio cassette
 

Decker, Dwight W. 2001

Scope and Content Note

Dwight W. Decker, chairman and CEO of Conexant Systems, Inc., was the featured speaker at the Graduate School of Management ceremony.
Box : Item AV-013 : AS-114-A003-O

Archival original

Physical Description: 1 audio cassette
 

Plastino, Janice 2001

Scope and Content Note

Janice Plastino was the faculty speaker at the awards ceremony which preceded commencement.
Box : Item AV-013 : AS-114-A004-O

Archival original

Physical Description: 1 audio cassette
 

Event programs

Box : Folder 14 : 1-2

Honors Convocation 1980-2006

Scope and Content Note

Not all years between 1980 and 2006 are represented.
Box : Folder 14 : 3

Other 1988-2004

Scope and Content Note

Includes abbreviated event programs distributed at various commencement ceremonies. Complete UCI commencement programs are shelved separately in Special Collections and Archives and cataloged in the library's online catalog, ANTPAC 
 

Handbooks

 

Forty-first Annual Commencement

Box : Folder 2 : 1

Ceremony No. 1: School of Humanities 2006

Box : Folder 2 : 2

Ceremony No. 2: Claire Trevor School of the Arts, School of Physical Sciences, and Department of Education 2006

Box : Folder 2 : 3

Ceremony No. 3: School of Social Ecology 2006

Box : Folder 2 : 4

Ceremony No. 4: School of Social Sciences: Saturday, June 17, 1:00 p.m. 2006

Box : Folder 2 : 5

Ceremony No. 5: School of Social Sciences: Saturday, June 17, 5:00 p.m. 2006

Box : Folder 2 : 6

Ceremony No. 6: The Henry Samueli School of Engineering 2006

Box : Folder 2 : 7

Ceremony No. 7: Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences 2006

Box : Folder 2 : 8

Ceremony No. 8: School of Biological Sciences 2006

 

Forty-second Annual Commencement

Box : Folder 2 : 9

Ceremony No. 1: The Henry Samueli School of Engineering 2007

Box : Folder 2 : 10

Ceremony No. 2: School of Social Sciences: Friday, June 15, 1:00 p.m. 2007

Box : Folder 2 : 11

Ceremony No. 3: School of Social Sciences: Friday, June 15, 5:00 p.m. 2007

Box : Folder 2 : 12

Ceremony No. 4: Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences 2007

Box : Folder 2 : 13

Ceremony No. 5: School of Social Ecology: Saturday, June 16, 12:00 p.m. 2007

Box : Folder 2 : 14

Ceremony No. 6: School of Social Ecology: Saturday, June 16, 4:00 p.m. 2007

Box : Folder 2 : 15

Ceremony No. 7: School of Humanities 2007

Box : Folder 2 : 16

Ceremony No. 8: Claire Trevor School of the Arts, School of Physical Sciences, and Department of Education 2007

Box : Folder 2 : 17

Ceremony No. 9: School of Biological Sciences 2007

 

Forty-third Annual Commencement

Box : Folder 2 : 18

The Henry Samueli School of Engineering: Friday, June 13, 9:00 a.m. 2008

Box : Folder 2 : 19

School of Social Ecology: Friday, June 13, 1:00 p.m. 2008

Box : Folder 2 : 20

School of Social Ecology: Friday, June 13, 5:00 p.m. 2008

Box : Folder 2 : 21

School of Humanities: Saturday, June 14, 9:00 a.m. 2008

Box : Folder 2 : 22

Claire Trevor School of the Arts, Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences, School of Physical Sciences: Saturday, June 14, 1:00 p.m. 2008

Box : Folder 2 : 23

School of Biological Sciences: Saturday, June 14, 5:00 p.m. 2008

Box : Folder 2 : 24

School of Social Sciences: Sunday, June 15, 1:00 p.m. 2008

Box : Folder 2 : 25

School of Social Sciences: Sunday, June 15, 5:00 p.m. 2008

 

Forty-fourth Annual Commencement

Box : Folder 2 : 1

School of Social Sciences 1 2009

Box : Folder 2 : 2

School of Social Sciences 2 2009

Box : Folder 2 : 3

The Henry Samueli School of Engineering and the Donald Bren School of Information and Computing Sciences 2009

Box : Folder 2 : 4

Claire Trevor School of the Arts and the School of Physical Sciences 2009

Box : Folder 2 : 5

School of Biological Sciences 2009

Box : Folder 2 : 6

School of Humanities 2009

Box : Folder 2 : 7

School of Social Ecology 1 and the College of Health Sciences, Nursing Science 2009

Box : Folder 2 : 8

School of Social Ecology 2 2009

Box : Folder 14 : 4

Informational brochures and fliers for participating graduates 1987, 1995-2006

Box : Folder 14 : 5

Seating diagrams and event volunteer instructions 2004-2005

 

Banners

Box : 4

University of California, Irvine banner undated

Physical Description: 1 blue and gold banner measuring 23 feet long bearing the university name and seal
 

Flags

Physical Description: 35 blue and gold cloth flags approximately 30 x 40 inches each
Box : 6

Bachelors undated

Physical Description: 2 items
Box : 5

Doctors of Medicine undated

Box : 5

Doctors of Philosophy undated

Physical Description: 2 items
Box : 3

Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Science undated

Box : 3

Faculty undated

Box : 8

General Studies undated

Box : 8

Graduate School of Administration undated

Box : 6

Masters undated

Physical Description: 2 items
Box : 5

Platform Party undated

Physical Description: 2 items
Box : 7

School of Biological Sciences undated

Physical Description: 4 items
Box : 9

School of Engineering undated

Physical Description: 2 items
Box : 8

School of Fine Arts undated

Box : 8

School of Humanities undated

Box : 9

School of Information and Computer Sciences undated

Box : 3

School of Social Ecology undated

Physical Description: 3 items
Box : 10

School of Social Science undated

Box : 10

School of Social Sciences undated

Physical Description: 3 items
Box : 8

School of the Arts undated

Box : 3

Trustees of CCM undated

 

Video recordings of commencement ceremonies

Access Information

Archival originals and duplicating masters are restricted. Viewing copies must be created prior to researcher use.
 

2000-2004

Scope and Content Note

A single school's ceremony may be recorded in parts on several cassettes. Not all parts are present for all schools.
Box : 11-12

Archival originals

Physical Description: 80 mini digital video cassettes
 

2006

Scope and Content Note

Includes edited recordings of ceremonies for the School of Humanities, School of Social Sciences, Henry Samueli School of Engineering, Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences, and the School of Biological Sciences.
Box : Item 13 : D001-M to D006-M, 15 : D0515-M to D017-M

Duplicating masters

Physical Description: 9 DVDs
 

2007

Scope and Content Note

Includes edited recordings of ceremonies for the School of Humanities, School of Social Sciences, Henry Samueli School of Engineering, Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences, School of Social Ecology, School of Biological Sciences, and Claire Trevor School of the Arts, School of Physical Sciences, and Department of Education.
Box : Item 13 : D007-M to D014-M

Duplicating masters

Physical Description: 8 DVDs
 

2008

Scope and Content Note

Includes recordings of ceremonies for the School of Social Sciences, Paul Merage School of Business, Henry Samueli School of Engineering, School of Social Ecology, School of Biological Sciences, School of Humanities, and the School of Physical Sciences..
Box : Item 15 : V001-A to V028-A

Archival originals

Physical Description: 28 mini digital video cassettes