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Guide to the Leonard C. Moffitt Files on the Planning of Orange County and University of California, Irvine MS.R.116
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  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Custodial History
  • Processing History
  • Historical Background
  • Collection Scope and Content Summary
  • Bibliography
  • Collection Arrangement

  • Title: Leonard C. Moffitt files on the planning of Orange County and the University of California, Irvine
    Collection number: MS.R.116
    Contributing Institution: Special Collections and Archives, University of California, Irvine Libraries
    Irvine, California 92623-9557
    Language of Material: English.
    Physical Description: 2.3 linear feet (5 boxes and 1 XOS folder)
    Date (bulk): Bulk, 1965-1967
    Date (inclusive): 1957-1967
    Abstract: This collection comprises the research files and manuscript of Leonard C. Moffitt, campus-community planner at the University of California, Irvine, and author of several books about community and urbanization in Orange County and elsewhere. Included are interviews with many prominent political figures and community leaders from Orange County, survey questionnaires, statistical data, maps, clippings from local newspapers, and publications from local business and associations. Also included is correspondence with the UC Irvine chancellor and administrators, employees of the Irvine Company, and city and county officials from Orange County.
    creator: Moffitt, Leonard C.

    Access

    The collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the University of California. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    Leonard C. Moffitt files on Orange County California, and University of California, Irvine, planning and development. MS.R.116. 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

    Gift of Leonard C. Moffitt, circa 1967.

    Custodial History

    Transferred from University Archives to Special Collections and Archives as a manuscript collection in 2000.

    Processing History

    Processed by Ann E. Clark, 2009.

    Historical Background

    Leonard Caum Moffitt was the campus-community planner at the University of California, Irvine, (1962-1965) as well as the author of several books about the planning of communities including the UC Irvine campus, the city of Irvine and Orange County, California.
    Moffitt was appointed to the position of campus-community planner by Daniel G. Aldrich, UC Irvine's first chancellor. He worked closely with architects, Irvine Company employees and UC administrators during the planning and construction of the UC Irvine campus.
    After initial planning of the campus was complete, Chancellor Aldrich commissioned Moffitt to study the rapid growth of Orange County during 1950s and 1960s. The published book that resulted from Moffitt's research is titled, Community and Urbanization: Orange County, California.

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    This collection comprises the research files and manuscript of Leonard C. Moffitt, campus-community planner at the University of California, Irvine, and author of several books about community and urbanization in Orange County and elsewhere. Included are interviews with many prominent political figures and community leaders from Orange County, survey questionnaires, statistical data, maps, clippings from local newspapers, and publications from local business and associations. Also included is correspondence with the UC Irvine chancellor and administrators, employees of the Irvine Company, and city and county officials from Orange County.

    Bibliography

    Moffitt wrote the following books about the development of Orange County, California, and the University of California, Irvine, which are available in Special Collections and Archives and can be found in the library catalog ANTPAC :
    Moffitt, Leonard Caum. Community and Urban Change : A Case Study in Communications Theory.Kaneohe, Hawaii: LCM Associates, 1972.
    Moffitt, Leonard C. Community and Urbanization : Orange County, California. [Irvine, Calif. : s.n.] 1967.
    Sharp,J.B., L.C. Moffitt. Enrollment Potential : University of California, Irvine (prepared at the request of Dr. Ivan Hinderaker). Irvine: University of California, 1963.
    Moffitt, Leonard Caum. Journey into the Essence : Orange County and the Coming of UCI. Calif. : Leonard Caum Moffitt, 2007.

    Collection Arrangement

    This collection is arranged in 3 series: 1. Research files, 1957-1967; 2.Interviews and questionnaires, 1965-1966; 3. Community and Urbanization: Orange County, California:draft, 1967

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Moffitt, Leonard C. -- Archives
    Campus planning -- California -- Irvine -- Archives.
    City planning--California--Orange County--Archives.
    University of California, Irvine -- Planning -- Archives.