The collection contains publications of the University of California, Irvine (UCI) School of Social Ecology and its predecessor,
the Program in Social Ecology. The bulk of the materials were published by the Program in Social Ecology and include brochures,
fliers, event programs, handbooks, newsletters, papers, proposals, reports, course descriptions, guidelines, and catalogs.
The Program in Social Ecology at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) was founded in 1970. The program was the first
of its kind in the University of California (UC) system. This multidisciplinary program was first conceived of by UCI psychology
professor Arnold Binder. From its inception the program aimed to provide direct interaction between the intellectual life
of the university and the recurring problems in the physical and social world. It emphasized field study as an integral aspect
of the educational experience. The program became the School of Social Ecology in 1992.