The UCI Stories video oral histories collection contains videos of campus leaders, innovators, alumni, and other difference
makers discussing UCI's bright past and brilliant future. These video histories capture conversations documenting UCI's founding;
the history of schools, departments, and programs; and personal narratives. Conversations occurred from December 2014 to June
2017. All materials are digital. Each oral history may include videos, prompts used during the conversations, transcripts,
and notes. Also included in the collection are highlight videos created by UCI Libraries for the UCI Stories exhibit opening
event on May 23, 2016.
UCI Stories was initially created in conjunction with the UCI Libraries' 50th anniversary historical documentation project.
UCI Stories facilitated 50 discussion pairings of over 100 campus leaders, faculty, staff, alumni, students, community members,
and other difference makers representing the diversity of UCI in the broadest sense. Planning for UCI Stories began in 2013
and included consultation from the 50th Anniversary Committee. The goal of the project was to capture voices and stories not
yet part of the university archives. The structure of the conversations was based on StoryCorps. The collection was later
expanded to include other UCI Libraries oral histories, which continues the work of the 50th anniversary historical documentation
project into the future.
(100+ digital files)
Property rights and copyright reside with the University of California. For permission to reproduce or to publish, please
contact the University Archivist.
This collection contains digital materials. It is minimally processed, but is open for research. Please contact the Department
of Special Collections and Archives in advance to request access. Access copies of edited video histories, prompts, and other
files may be viewed on Calisphere and the UCI Stories portal.