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Guide to the Gateway Literature Collection, University of California, Irvine, 1966-1995(bulk 1969-1973)
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Chronology
  • Collection Scope and Content Summary
  • Related Collections

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Gateway literature collection, University of California, Irvine,
    Date (inclusive): 1966-1995
    Date (bulk): (bulk 1969-1973)
    Collection number: AS-057
    Collector: University of California, Irvine. Library.
    Extent: 0.6 linear feet (2 boxes)
    Repository: University of California, Irvine. Library. Special Collections and Archives.
    Irvine, California 92623-9557
    Abstract: This artificial collection comprises fliers, brochures, and newsletters produced by various student and off-campus groups, and distributed near UC Irvine's Gateway Plaza--the entry to the center of campus, located between the Main Library and Gateway Commons. Library staff collected the materials between 1966 and 1995. Most of the organizations whose literature is featured in this collection were not UCI-based groups. Rather, the bulk of the literature produced by larger local and national organizations. Some of the more prolific contributing groups include: United Farm Workers, Vietnam Veterans Against the War, Farmworkers Support Committee of Orange County, Californians for McGovern, and Campuses United Against Apartheid.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

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

    Preferred Citation

    Gateway Literature Collection, University of California, Irvine. AS-057. 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

    The materials in this collection were collected by library staff from campus distributors during 1966-1995.

    Processing History

    Processed by Carrie Lee in 2001.

    Chronology

    1968-1969 December, Protests against the dismissal of three assistant professors by the university, organized by the Ad Hoc Committee to Rehire Shapiro, Kent, Brannan.
    1969 October 15, Vietnam War Moratorium.
    1969 Strikes at UC Berkeley.
    1970 May, Protests against U.S. involvement in Cambodia.
    1970 May, Vietnam War protest and campus teach-in.
    1972 George McGovern Presidential campaign.
    1973-1974 Richard Nixon impeachment.
    1970s Protests against UC investment in South Africa.
    1992-1993 Protests against proposed student fee increases at UCI.

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    This artificial collection comprises fliers, brochures, and newsletters produced by various student and off-campus groups, and distributed near UC Irvine's Gateway Plaza--the entry to the center of campus, located between the Main Library and Gateway Commons. Library staff collected the materials between 1966 and 1995. Most of the organizations whose literature is featured in this collection were not UCI-based groups. Rather, the bulk of the literature was produced by larger local and national organizations. Some of the more prolific contributing groups include: United Farm Workers, Vietnam Veterans Against the War, Farmworkers Support Committee of Orange County, Californians for McGovern, and Campuses United Against Apartheid.
    Topics covered include: the Vietnam War moratorium and protests; music performances and poetry readings; religious and spiritual groups' literature; protests at UC Berkeley; women's liberation; student elections; the American presidential election of 1972; the impeachment of President Richard Nixon; farm workers' protests; company boycotts; race relations; police violence; apartheid in South Africa; state politics; establishment of ethnic studies programs at the university; and issues with faculty and the Regents. Also included in this collection are copies of newspaper articles about the protest events, statements from campus administration on polices relating to strike and protest activities, and one photograph from the June 1970 Cambodia Crisis meeting. There are also email messages received by library staff in the 1990s which cover strike and protest information.
    Two other collections have been incorporated here due to the similarities in their content and method of acquisition. The materials from May and June of 1970 were collected by library staff during protests against the U.S. presence in Cambodia and were originally kept in a collection called "UCI Strike." Materials from the mid 1970s to 1995 were originally housed in the topical vertical file folder called "Student Protest" and have been included in this collection as well.
    This collection is arranged chronologically by the date or month when the materials were distributed or collected.

    Related Collections

    Photographs taken at some of the protests and events featured in this collection can be found in the Photograph Subject File in the University Archives.