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Guide to the Mark Poster Papers MS.C.018
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  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Processing History
  • Historical Background
  • Collection Scope and Content Summary
  • Collection Arrangement
  • Processing Note

  • Title: Mark Poster papers
    Identifier/Call Number: MS.C.018
    Contributing Institution: Special Collections and Archives, University of California, Irvine Libraries
    Physical Description: 3.6 Linear feet (5 boxes) and 1.03 GB of electronic records
    Date (inclusive): 1967-2009 and undated
    Languages of Collection Materials: Collection materials are in English, French, Korean, Spanish, Russian, Arabic, German, Chinese, Turkish and Swedish.
    Abstract: This collection includes the print and electronic teaching and research papers of Mark Poster, Professor of History and Film & Media Studies at the University of California, Irvine.
    The born digital files are available online.
    Creator: Poster, Mark

    Access

    The collection is open for research. Access to files covered by California personnel records legislation is restricted for 50 years from the latest date of the materials in those files. Access to student records is restricted for 75 years from the latest date of the materials in those files. Special Collections and Archives policy places access restrictions on material with privacy issues for a specific time period from its date of creation. Restrictions are noted at the file level.
    Researchers must apply  to access some born digital files in the Mark Poster papers and agree to follow the Rules of Use for the Virtual Reading Room . Access may be granted in less than 5 business days.

    Publication Rights

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

    Preferred Citation

    Mark Poster papers. MS-C018. Special Collections and Archives, The UC Irvine Libraries, Irvine, California.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Mark Poster, 2009.

    Processing History

    Born digital files processed by Audra Eagle Yun and Matthew McKinley, February 2013. Professional papers processed by Alexandra Bisio, August 2013.

    Historical Background

    Mark Poster was Professor of History and Film & Media Studies at the University of California, Irvine, and also taught in the Critical Theory Emphasis. Additionally, he had appointments in the Department of Information and Computer Science and the Department of Comparative Literature. He authored or edited more than 17 books and 90 articles on European intellectual history, the social and cultural theory of electronically mediated information, postmodernism, and critical theory, among other subjects.
    His books include The Utopian Thought of Restif de la Bretonne (1971, electronic reprint, 2000), Existential Marxism in Postwar France: From Sartre to Althusser (1976), Critical Theory of the Family (1978), Sartre's Marxism (1979), Foucault, Marxism and History: Mode of Production vs. Mode of Information (1984, 1985), The Mode of Information (1990), The Second Media Age (1995), Cultural History and Postmodernity (1997), The Information Subject (2001), What’s the Matter with the Internet? (2001), and Information, Please: Culture and Politics in the Age of Digital Machines (2006), and Deleuze and New Technology (2009).
    Mark Poster earned his B.S. (1962) in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and his M.A. (1965) and Ph.D. (1968) in History from New York University. After two years at Cooper Union (1967-1969), he came to UCI as Assistant Professor in 1969. Poster died on October 10, 2012.

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    This collection includes the print and electronic teaching and research papers of Mark Poster, Professor of History and Film & Media Studies at the University of California, Irvine. The collection comprises professional papers and electronic records created between 1967 and 2009 documenting Poster's career, including teaching materials; research notes; drafts of writings; publications; correspondence, including emails relating to his association with the Critical Theory Institute at UCI; and audio and video tapes of interviews given. The collection is composed of materials that reflect Poster's work in critical theory, cultural and intellectual history, film and media studies, and the social and cultural theory of electronically mediated information.
    The born digital files are available for research at UCIspace @ the Libraries .

    Collection Arrangement

    This collection is arranged in two series:
    • Series 1. Born digital files, 1985-2009, 1.03 GB of electronic records.
    • Series 2. Professional papers, 1967-2009, 3.6 linear feet.
    Series 1. Born digital files is arranged in four subseries:
    • Subseries 1.1. Administrative records for the Critical Theory Institute at the University of California, Irvine, 1988-1999.
    • Subseries 1.2. Book drafts, 1988-2009.
    • Subseries 1.3. Lectures, 1986-2007.
    • Subseries 1.4. Research files, 1985-2008.
    Series 2. Professional papers is arranged in eight subseries:
    • Subseries 2.1. Academic review materials, 1999-2003.
    • Subseries 2.2. Bibliographic cards, circa 1970s-1980s.
    • Subseries 2.3. Correspondence, 1973-2006, undated.
    • Subseries 2.4. Interviews and public appearance, 1989-2005, undated.
    • Subseries 2.5. Lectures, 1969-2007, undated.
    • Subseries 2.6. Photographs, circa 1970s-1980s.
    • Subseries 2.7. Recorded lectures,1973, 1980.
    • Subseries 2.8. Writings and publications, 1967-2008.
    Unless otherwise noted in the series and subseries descriptions, the arrangement scheme for the collection was imposed during processing in the absence of a usable original order.

    Processing Note

    The processing of this collection was funded by a donation by Rosalyn Laudati and Jim Pick.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Poster, Mark