Scope and Content of Collection
Thurgood Marshall College (University of California, San Diego) -- Provost
Title: Thurgood Marshall College Provost. Records,
Date (inclusive): 1965 - 2000
18.60 linear feet
(44 archives boxes and 7 records cartons)
Abstract: The records of the Thurgood Marshall College Provost, formerly the Third College Provost, contain administrative correspondence
and subject files, outgoing chronological correspondence files, newspaper clippings (1969-1981), and photographs (1970-1989)
of people and events. Included are the files of Joseph Watson (1970-1981), Faustina Solis (1981-1988) and Cecil Lytle (1988-present).
The files document the functions and activities of the office including academic and facilities planning, the development
of new academic programs, student/faculty organizations, and the administration of both routine matters and controversial
issues and disputes.
University of California, San Diego. Geisel Library. Mandeville Special Collections Library.
La Jolla, California 92093-0175
Collection number: RSS 1130
Language of Material:
Collection materials in English
Collection is open for research.
Thurgood Marshall College Provost. Records, RSS 1130. Mandeville Special Collections Library, UCSD.
Publication rights are held by U.C. Regents.
The Thurgood Marshall Provost acts as the chief academic and administrative officer for the college. The Provost holds a
tenured faculty appointment in a campus academic department and reports directly to the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.
The Academic Senate's Committee on Educational Policy has delegated the provost authority to sign student petitions and monitor
Senate regulations. The Provost also has responsibility for freshman orientation, academic counseling, graduation, the designation
of college honors, and dismissal. The Provost works closely with and partially supervises the College Dean.
Opened in 1970 and designated as Third College, the third college in a multi-college master plan, Thurgood Marshall College
was named in October of 1993. Thurgood Marshall College acting provosts included Armin Rappaport (1967-1968) and William
R. Frazer (1969-1970). Joseph Watson (1970-1981) was the first provost, followed by Faustina Solis (1981-1988) and Cecil Lytle
Scope and Content of Collection
ACCESSION PROCESSED IN 1990
The subject files (1970-1981) of Joseph Watson, first provost of Third College, document the functions and responsibilities
of the office during the first decade of the college's history. The files, arranged alphabetically, provide information about
academic and facilities planning, new academic programs, committee work, student/faculty organizations, and the administration
of the college, including controversial issues and disputes.
Important files related to the development of the Third College physical campus are located under "Academic Unit I," "Academic
Unit II," and "Architects." These records document efforts to employ minority designers and contractors for the project.
Other materials relate to the development of the four major academic programs within Third College -- the Communications Program,
which later became a department; the Science and Technology Program; the Teacher Education Program; and, Urban and Rural Studies.
Watson was a member, often ex officio, of numerous committees while provost of Third College, including serving as chair of
the Third College Board of Directors and the Third College Building Advisory Committee. All of the committee-related files
are located alphabetically under "Committees."
Related to student/faculty organizations are materials concerning the Third College Board of Directors, Third College Assembly
and Third College Council. Board of Directors materials include correspondence, minutes and agendas collected by Watson.
The file entitled "Governance dispute" relates to the creation, in 1972, of the Third College Council as an advisory council
to the provost and replacement for the Board of Directors.
Finally, many of the files relate to the administration of Third College and Watson's interaction with other College offices,
especially the Dean and Assistant Dean.
Accessions Processed in 2004
The accessions processed in 2004 contain chronological correspondence files (1981-2000), subject files, newspaper clippings
(1969-1981), and photographs (1970-1989). The files are arranged in four series: 1) CHRONOLOGICAL FILES, 2) SUBJECT FILES,
3) NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS, and 4) PHOTOGRAPHS.
SERIES 1: CHRONOLOGICAL FILES
The CHRONOLOGICAL FILES series, arranged chronologically, contains the provost's outgoing letters for Faustina Solis and Cecil
SERIES 2: SUBJECT FILES
The SUBJECT FILES series includes files related to the 20th anniversity celebration, academic programs and departments, and
miscellaneous committees. Also included are files documenting the development of the Third College Academic Plan.
SERIES 3: NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS
The NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS series, arranged chronologically, contains articles and features about Third College during Watson's
tenure as provost.
SERIES 4: PHOTOGRAPHS
The PHOTOGRAPHS series is arranged in two subseries: A) Prints and B) Slides. The images document Thurgood Marshall College
participation in campus and San Diego community events, provost office staff, and college programs. Of particular interest
are slides documenting the opening ceremony of Third College in 1970.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Thurgood Marshall College (University of California, San Diego) -- Archives
University of California, San Diego -- Archives
Watson, Joseph W
Thurgood Marshall College (University of California, San Diego). -- Provost -- Archives
Thurgood Marshall College (University of California, San Diego) -- History -- Archives
Thurgood Marshall College (University of California, San Diego) -- Administration -- Archives
University of California, San Diego. -- Third College. -- Board of Directors -- Archives
University of California, San Diego. -- Third College. -- Council -- Archives
University of California, San Diego. -- Third College. -- Recruitment and Admissions Committee
University of California, San Diego -- History -- Archives
Science -- Study and teaching
Technology -- Study and teaching
Teachers -- Training of
Cities and towns -- Study and teaching
Watson, Joseph W
University of California, San Diego. -- Third College. -- Provost