The collection comprises the papers of economics professor Charles A. Lave, pioneer in the field of transportation economy
and co-founder of the Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California, Irvine (UCI). Materials document
his research on mass transit, fuel economy and other areas.
Charles A. Lave was a pioneer in transportation economy and a driving force behind the social science programs at the University
of California, Irvine (UCI). Lave began his academic career at UCI in 1966 as one of the first faculty members in the School
of Social Science. Although he spent his entire academic career at UCI, he also held visiting faculty positions at other
universities, including MIT, Harvard, Berkeley, and Stanford. Lave served UCI throughout his career; he co-founded the Institute
of Transportation Studies, served as faculty chair four times, and served as chair of the Economics Department four times.
Lave was also instrumental in establishing UCI's faculty housing, University Hills, and served as its first chairman of the
board of directors. Lave served on almost every Academic Senate committee, frequently as chair or co-chair. He served as
the vice-chair and faculty representative to the design committee for UCI's Social Science Plaza buildings. Lave was also
very concerned with improving students' abilities to communicate clearly and, to that end, was very active on UCI's Writing
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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.
The collection is open for research.