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UC San Diego. Revelle College Publications
RSS 1110  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative History
  • Preferred Citation
  • Access
  • Scope and Contents

  • Descriptive Summary

    Languages: English
    Contributing Institution: Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego
    9500 Gilman Drive
    La Jolla 92093-0175
    Title: UC San Diego. Revelle College Publications
    Identifier/Call Number: RSS 1110
    Physical Description: 0.4 Linear feet (1 archives box)
    Date (inclusive): 1965 - 1998
    Abstract: The publications of Revelle College, the first established college at UCSD, contain published materials produced by the Office of the Provost. The publications, including commencement programs, newsletters, and handbooks were produced as informational and educational brochures for current and/or prospective students, and their parents. Additionally, the records contain miscellaneous photographs.

    Administrative History

    Revelle College, named after oceanographer and founder Roger Revelle in 1964, was the first college established at UCSD. The first provost of Revelle College was Scripps Institution of Oceanography marine chemist Edward D. Goldberg. The college is known for emphasizing well-rounded general education requirements, ensuring that students graduating from the college experience a wide array of subjects. Revelle College is also known for the annual Watermelon Drop event, started in 1965, which announces and celebrates the end of the Spring Quarter.

    Preferred Citation

    UC San Diego. Revelle College Publications, RSS 1110. Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego Library.


    Collection is open for research.

    Scope and Contents

    The PHOTOGRAPHS series contains images of events including the dedication of the Richard Fleischner sculpture "La Jolla Project" and a Founder's luncheon with Roger Revelle and Clark Kerr.
    The PUBLICATIONS, arranged alphabetically, were produced by the Office of the Provost and represent informational brochures for new and current students about topics such as student residence hall conduct and quarterly term calendars. The series also includes commencement programs from 1968-1992.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    School publicity
    Advertising -- Student activities
    Commencement ceremonies -- Pamphlets
    Revelle College -- Archives
    University of California, San Diego -- Archives
    Revelle College -- Photographs
    University of California, San Diego