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UCI Stories video oral histories collection (University of California, Irvine)
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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.
7.757 Terabytes (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.