This collection consists of records of the department of Athletics and Physical Education at the University of California,
Irvine. It contains files on all sports administered by the Athletics Department. This includes men's and women's teams in
baseball, basketball, crew, cross country, golf, sailing, soccer, swimming, tennis, track and field, volleyball and water
polo. Files may contain player rosters, game schedules, photographs, programs, news releases, and more. The collection also
includes video recordings of athletic events such as games, weekly highlights and interviews with coaches and players. There
are also records and press releases from the Big West Conference organization.
The UCI Athletics Department was formed with the university's founding in 1965. Wayne Crawford, for whom the original athletic
facility was later named, served as the first chair of the Department of Physical Education, overseeing both intercollegiate
athletics and recreational activities on campus. By 1968 Intercollegiate Athletics and the Recreation Sports Program were
part of the Student Affairs Office, while the Department of Physical Education remained under Academic Affairs. The administrative
authority under which the two departments served fluctuated a number of times until Physical Education and Intercollegiate
Athletics and Campus Recreation were combined into a single office in 1995. In 1995 the Office of Intercollegiate Athletics
and Campus Recreation became independent of Student Affairs and directly accountable to the chancellor. Intercollegiate Athletics
and Campus Recreation ascended to the level of an executive office in 1999, with the athletic director holding an administrative
position equivalent to that of vice chancellor.
41.3 Linear Feet
(44 boxes, 1 oversize folder and 4 gigabytes of scanned PDFs) and 0.4 unprocessed linear feet
Property rights reside with the University of California. Copyrights are generally retained by the creators of the records
and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright
owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where the UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Collection is open for research. Material in box 44, "Biographical Information on Players and Staff," contains personally
identifiable information and is restricted for 75 years from date of creation. Access to original video recordings and disk
media is restricted, researchers may request access copies. Access to Series 5, Press Releases, is made available on Calisphere.