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Guide to the University of California. Office of the President Records: Permanent Files, 1952-1975
CU-5, Series 8  
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  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: University of California. Office of the President Records: Permanent Files,
    Date (inclusive): 1952-1975
    Collection Number: CU-5, Series 8
    Creator: University of California (System). Office of the President
    Extent: 159 cartons (198.75 linear feet)
    Repository: The Bancroft Library. University Archives.
    Berkeley, California 94720-6000
    Abstract: Series 8 of the Records of the Office of the President consists of 'permanent' or policy files from the period 1952-1975, the administrations of Clark Kerr and Charles J. Hitch.
    Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
    Languages Represented: English

    Information for Researchers

    Access

    The collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], University of California. Office of the President Records: permanent files, CU-5, Series 8, University Archives, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

    Related Collections

    Identifier/Call Number: CU-5 Series 5 and 6:
    Title: University of California (System). Office of the President. Routine files, 1958-1967 and Routine files, 1968-1975.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    University of California (System). Office of the President--Archives
    University of California (System)--Administration

    Scope and Content

    The Office of the President is the highest administrative office of the University of California system and therefore these records document all facets of the operation of the university. Despite the fact that during this period the responsibility for many campus functions was delegated to the chancellor of each campus, these records remain critical for the study of the overall policies and practices of the university.

    Series 8 Description

    Series 8 of the Records of the Office of the President consists of 'permanent' or policy files from the period 1952-1975, the administrations of Clark Kerr and Charles J. Hitch.
    With the Kerr administration, an entirely new filing system was adopted, the major feature of which was to divide materials between 'Routine' and 'Permanent' files. The routine files consist mainly of memoranda, correspondence, reports which lead up to a policy decision; the policy itself is usually reflected in these 'Permanent' files. To get a complete picture of a particular action it is sometimes necessary to review both sets of files
    These files were transferred to University Archives in September 1996, along with the "Routine" files for the Hitch administration, which will be found as Series 6 of this record group. The routine files from the Kerr administration had previously been transferred to University Archives and are described as Series 5 of this record group.
    The inventory that follows is in file number order, as created in the Office of the President.