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Guide to the Intercollegiate Athletics and Campus Recreation Publications, University of California, Irvine
PS-006  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Important Information for Researchers
  • Historical Background
  • Bibliography
  • Collection Scope and Content Summary
  • Collection Arrangement
  • Separation Note
  • Related Collections
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Intercollegiate Athletics and Campus Recreation publications, University of California, Irvine
    Date: 1965-2008
    Collection Number: PS-006
    Creator: University of California, Irvine. Office of Intercollegiate Athletics and Campus Recreation.
    Extent: 2.2 linear feet (5 boxes)
    Languages: The collection is in English.
    Repository: University of California, Irvine. Library. Special Collections and Archives.
    Irvine, California 92623-9557
    Abstract: This collection comprises the official publications of the Office of Intercollegiate Athletics and Campus Recreation at the University of California, Irvine (UCI). Athletics publications include department-wide and sport-specific publications. Campus Recreation publications include those related to fitness and recreation programs and intramural sports. Also included are publications by organizations that support the UCI athletic program, such as the Big I Boosters and its successor, the Athletic Association.

    Important Information for Researchers

    Access

    The collection is open for research.

    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

    Office of Intercollegiate Athletics and Campus Recreation, University of California, Irvine Publications. PS-006. 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 Intercollegiate Athletics and Campus Recreation.

    Accruals

    Accruals are expected.

    Processing History

    Processed by Leland Smith in 2003 and Cyndi Shein in 2008.

    Historical Background

    Organizational History

    When the campus at the University of California, Irvine opened in the fall of 1965, the administration established the Department of Physical Education to complement the academic curriculum. UCI has never offered a physical education major, but recognizes fitness and recreation as part of a healthy lifestyle. Founding chancellor Dan Aldrich believed it was important to provide students and staff with the opportunity to participate in athletic activities. As a result, UCI has provided a wide range of non-academic athletic courses to students, staff, and the local community from the time of the university's inception. UCI Campus Recreation has held summer and winter sports camps for local youth since 1966 and also oversees intramural sports, club sports, and a variety of fitness programs on campus.
    UCI's original Department of Physical Education was accountable to the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. Wayne Crawford, for whom the original athletic facility was later named, served as the first chair of the Department of Physical Education, overseeing both intercollegiate athletics and recreational activities on campus. By 1968 Intercollegiate Athletics and the Recreation Sports Program were part of the Student Affairs Office, while the Department of Physical Education remained under Academic Affairs. The administrative authority under which the two departments served fluctuated a number of times until Physical Education and Intercollegiate Athletics and Campus Recreation were combined into a single office in 1995. In 1995 the Office of Intercollegiate Athletics and Campus Recreation became independent of Student Affairs and directly accountable to the chancellor. Intercollegiate Athletics and Campus Recreation ascended to the level of an executive office in 1999, with the athletic director holding an administrative position equivalent to that of vice chancellor.
    UCI began participating in intercollegiate athletics during its first academic year (1965-66). During that first year UCI fielded teams in basketball, golf, tennis, swimming, water polo, sailing, and crew. By 1975 UCI had teams in cross-country, women's volleyball, women's basketball, men's and women's tennis, and track and field. UCI first fielded a baseball team in 1970; due to budget cuts the baseball program was eliminated after the 1991 season, but reinstated in 2001. As of 2008, UCI sponsors 23 intercollegiate athletic teams: 11 men's teams, 11 women's teams and one coed sailing program. UCI has won over 25 national team championships since 1969 and has produced 63 individual national champions. More than 400 UCI student-athletes have earned All-America honors, and UCI Anteater teams have captured 58 conference championships.

    Biography/Organization History

    Chronology

    1963 Wayne Crawford is named inaugural Chairman of the Department of Physical Education
    1965 UC Irvine plays first basketball game vs. UC Riverside
    1967 Dr. Ray Thornton becomes Chair of Physical Education and Director of Intercollegiate Athletics
    1970 First national championship for UCI athletics in water polo
    1976 Linda Dempsay is named Chair of Physical Education and Director of Intercollegiate Athletics
    1977 UCI joins the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference (renamed Big West Conference in 1989)
    1983 Dr. John E. Caine is named Chair of Physical Education and Director of Intercollegiate Athletics
    1987 Donald Bren Events Center opens
    1989 T. J. Ford is named Chair of the Department of Athletics and Physical Education
    1992 Daniel G. Guerrero is named Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Campus Recreation
    1999 Anteater Recreation Center (ARC) opens
    2002 Bob Chichester is named Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Campus Recreation

    Bibliography

    University of California, Irvine. (2008.) Athletics. Accessed 26 January 2008 http://www.uci.edu/athletics.shtml

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    This collection comprises the official publications of the Office of Intercollegiate Athletics and Campus Recreation at the University of California, Irvine (UCI). Athletics publications include department-wide and sport-specific publications. Campus Recreation publications include those related to fitness and recreation programs and intramural sports. Also included are publications by organizations that support the UCI athletic program, such as the Big I Boosters and its successor, the Athletic Association. The bulk of the collection contains brochures, fliers, newsletters, programs, and schedules. It also includes directories, greeting cards, posters, and memoranda.

    Collection Arrangement

    This collection is arranged in three series.
    • Series 1. Intercollegiate Athletics publications, 1965-2005, 1.5 linear feet
    • Series 2. Campus Recreation publications, 1966-2008, 0.5 linear feet
    • Series 2. Supporting groups publications, 1965-2007, 0.2 linear feet

    Separation Note

    The following publications were removed from this collection and cataloged separately in Special Collections and Archives:
    • University of California, Irvine. Physical Education Dept. The Anthill. Irvine, California: 1972.

    Related Collections

    Related materials can be found in the following collections:
    • Athletics and Physical Education Records, University of California, Irvine. AS-063. 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 -- Archives.
    University of California, Irvine. Office of Intercollegiate Athletics and Campus Recreation -- Archives.
    University of California, Irvine. Athletic Association -- Archives.
    College sports.
    Intramural sports.
    Physical education and training.

    Genres and Formats of Materials

    Newsletters

    Contributors

    University of California, Irvine. Big I Boosters.
    University of California, Irvine. Physical Education Dept.