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Brueckner (Keith A.) Administrative Records
RSS 1001  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Acquisition Information
  • Preferred Citation
  • Publication Rights
  • Administrative History
  • Related Materials
  • Scope and Content of Collection

  • Descriptive Summary

    Languages: English
    Contributing Institution: Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego
    9500 Gilman Drive
    La Jolla 92093-0175
    Title: Administrative Records of Keith A. Brueckner
    Creator: University of California, San Diego. Dean of Letters and Sciences
    Identifier/Call Number: RSS 1001
    Physical Description: 7 Linear feet (17 archives boxes, 1 half archives box)
    Date (inclusive): 1959-1970
    Abstract: Administrative records of Keith A. Brueckner, professor of physics and administrator at the University of California, San Diego. The collection documents the early planning and development of UC San Diego's academic departments, facilities, and space allocation.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired 1988.

    Preferred Citation

    Administrative Records of Keith A. Brueckner. RSS 1001. Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego Library.

    Publication Rights

    Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.

    Administrative History

    Keith A. Brueckner served as the founding chairman of the Department of Physics (1959-1961), Dean of the School of Science and Engineering (1963), Dean of Letters and Sciences (1963-1965), first Dean of Graduate Studies (1965), and director (1965-1970) of the Institute for Radiation Physics and Aerodynamics, later named the Institute for Pure and Applied Physical Sciences.
    In 1959, Roger Revelle appointed Keith Brueckner as a professor of physics for the new campus of the University of California, San Diego. As the founding chairman of the Physics Department, Brueckner played a key role in recruiting science faculty for the new School of Science and Engineering, originally planned as a graduate school.
    In July 1961, Brueckner took a leave of absence to serve as vice president and director for the Institute for Defense Analyses in Washington, D.C. Upon his return in January 1963, he was appointed Dean of the School of Science and Engineering and spent much of the summer of 1963 recruiting faculty and establishing academic departments. In October 1963, his position title changed to Dean of Letters and Sciences in order to reflect the addition of humanities and social sciences departments.
    In February 1965, Brueckner accepted the position of Dean of Graduate Studies, which he held for five months. Citing a desire to return to teaching and research, he became director of the new Institute for Radiation Physics and Aerodynamics (IRPA) which later combined with the Institute for the Study of Matter (ISM) to form the Institute for Pure and Applied Physical Sciences (IPAPS). Brueckner remained director of IPAPS until 1970.
    Brueckner participated in campus development as a member of many committees. He served as chairman of the Ad Hoc Committee on Humanities and Social Sciences (1964), the Undergraduate Planning Committee (1964), the Planning Committee for the Second College (1964), the Space Committee (1963-1964), as well as an ex officio member of all Building Advisory Committees for First and Second Colleges. As a member of the Academic Senate, he served on the Campus Planning Committee (1963-1964), the Chancellor's Advisory Council (1963-1964), the Graduate Council (1964-1965), and the Research Committee (1964-1965). In addition, Brueckner participated at the University of California systemwide level as a member of the Council of Engineering Deans (1963-1965).

    Related Materials

    Keith A. Brueckner Papers. MSS 94. Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego Library.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Administrative records of Keith A. Brueckner, professor of physics and administrator at the University of California, San Diego. The collection documents the early planning and development of UC San Diego's academic departments, facilities, and space allocation.
    The records cover Brueckner's administrative activities in the positions of founding chairman of the Physics Department, Dean of the School of Science and Engineering, Dean of Letters and Sciences, Dean of Graduate Studies, and Director of the Institute for Radiation Physics and Aerodynamics.
    Arranged in eight series: 1) COMMITTEES, 2) CONTRACTS AND GRANTS, 3) CORRESPONDENCE, 4) DEPARTMENTS, 5) BUDGET MATERIALS, 6) ACADEMIC PLANNING, 7) FACILITIES PLANNING, and 8) SUBJECT FILES.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Brueckner, Keith A. -- Archives
    University of California, San Diego. Dean of Letters and Sciences -- Archives
    University of California, San Diego -- Administration -- Archives
    University of California, San Diego -- Planning -- Archives
    University of California, San Diego. Department of Physics. Chair -- Archives
    University of California, San Diego. Office of Graduate Studies and Research. Dean -- Archives
    University of California, San Diego. Institute for Radiation Physics and Aerodynamics. Director -- Archives
    University of California, San Diego. School of Science and Engineering. Dean -- Archives