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Guide to the Program in Comparative Culture Records, University of California, Irvine AS.014
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  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Processing History
  • Historical Background
  • Collection Scope and Content Summary
  • Collection Arrangement

  • Title: University of California, Irvine, Program in Comparative Culture records
    Identifier/Call Number: AS.014
    Contributing Institution: Special Collections and Archives, University of California, Irvine Libraries
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 5.4 Linear feet (13 boxes and 2 oversized folders)
    Date (inclusive): 1968-1993
    Abstract: The collection comprises the records of UCI's Program in Comparative Culture, which fostered a multi-disciplinary curriculum. The records document its programs, courses, faculty, and students.
    Physical Location: The majority of the collection is stored offsite at SRLF. Please contact Special Collections and Archives staff in advance of your visit so we can arrange for retrieval of the materials.
    Creator: University of California, Irvine. Program in Comparative Culture..

    Access

    Boxes 1-7 of the collection are open for research. Boxes 8-13 are restricted for 75 years from the date of the latest record in each box due to the presence of student and personnel records.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights and copyright reside with the University of California. For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact the University Archivist.

    Preferred Citation

    Program in Comparative Culture Records, University of California, Irvine. AS-014. 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 the School of Social Sciences, 1995.

    Processing History

    Processed by Mary Ellen Goddard, 2000; revised by Michelle Light, 2008.

    Historical Background

    The Program in Comparative Culture at the University of California, Irvine, began within the honors program in American Studies in 1968. By the 1969-1970 academic year, Comparative Culture was an independent program designed to study specific cultures cross-culturally and draw upon multiple disciplines. Its aim was to "shed light on the forces and processes which have shaped the culture of America" by comparing systematically the dominant and minority cultures of the United States and Third World. The major was intended to prepare students to be intelligent participants in social, political and social life through, for example, careers in law, education, community organization, mental health, or public affairs. Each student could design his or her own program. In 1969 students could study African, American, Asian, Black, and Chicano cultures, or with other areas by special arrangement. By 1979 the study of women and Native Americans was also recognized. In 1978 the program was merged with the School of Social Sciences. As of September 1995, the program was not open to new students.

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    The collection comprises the records of UCI's Program in Comparative Culture, which fosters a multi-disciplinary curriculum. The records document its programs, courses, faculty, and students. Records include proposals, program reviews, reports, correspondence, syllabi, and budgets. Documentation of courses offered is particularly strong.

    Collection Arrangement

    This collection is arranged in 6 series.
    • Series 1. Administrative records, 1969-1987. 0.7 linear feet
    • Series 2. Conferences, events, and other programs, 1970-1986. 0.4 linear feet
    • Series 3. Curriculum, 1968-1993. 1.1 linear ft.
    • Series 4. Faculty, 1980-1987. 0.8 linear ft.
    • Series 5. Graduate and undergraduate programs, 1979-1989. 0.2 linear ft.
    • Series 6. Chronological correspondence, 1978-1991. 2.2 linear ft.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    University of California, Irvine -- Archives.
    University of California, Irvine. Program in Comparative Culture -- Archives.
    University of California, Irvine. Program in Comparative Culture -- Curricula .
    University of California, Irvine. School of Social Sciences -- Archives..
    Cross cultural studies -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- California -- Irvine
    Curricula -- 20th century.