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Scope and Contents

Series 1) 25TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION: Documents the planning and execution of the many events that were hosted as a part of the celebrations, including a commemoration ceremony, a convocation, a gala, and two symposiums. These events celebrated the development of UC San Diego from its beginning in 1960 through 1985. Includes correspondence, memorabilia, and photographs. Arranged in two subseries: A) Publicity, and B) Events. Events are arranged chronologically by event date.

Planning and Publicity

Box 1, Folder 1

Arts Festival 1985-1986

Box 1, Folder 2

Arts Festival calendar 1985-1986

Oversize FB-241, Folder 2

Banner 1986

General note

Plastic and fabric, reads "UCSD 25th Anniversary," and is 8 x 2.5 feet.
Box 1, Folder 3

Campaign brochure 1985-1986

Box 1, Folder 4

Campaign invitation 1986

Box 1, Folder 5

Commemorative pins circa 1985

Oversize FB-241, Folder 3

Commemorative t-shirt circa 1985

Box 1, Folder 6

Correspondence and notes 1984-1986

General note

Includes open house report.
Box 1, Folder 7

Newsletter 1984-1986

Oversize AB-03-C02

Poster 1985

Box 1, Folder 8

Publicity materials 1985-1986

General note

Includes correspondence, photographs, event information, and news releases.
Box 1, Folder 9

Slogan and logo search 1984-1985




A Sterling Celebration Gala

General note

The "A Sterling Celebration" Gala was held on October 12, 1985 at the Hotel Del Coronado.
Box 1, Folder 10

Correspondence 1985

Box 1, Folder 11

Invitation lists 1985

Box 1, Folder 12

Planning 1985

Box 1, Folder 13

Program 1985



General note

The 25th Anniversary Convocation was held on November 18, 1985 in the Mandeville Auditorium.
Box 1, Folder 14

Ceremony - Betacam 1985 November 18

Box 2, Folder 1

Correspondence 1985

Box 2, Folder 2

Planning 1985

Box 2, Folder 3

Program 1985


25 Years of the Presidency Symposium

General note

The 25 Years of the Presidency Symposium was held on January 17, 1986 in the Mandell Weiss Theatre.
Box 2, Folder 4

Bibliography planning 1985-1986

Box 2, Folder 5

Correspondence 1986

Box 2, Folder 6

Guests - Correspondence and lists 1985-1986

Box 2, Folder 7

KPBS broadcast materials 1985-1986

General note

Includes letter of agreement and signed participant release forms.
Box 2, Folder 8

Panelists - Background information 1985

Box 2, Folder 9

Panelists - Correspondence 1985

Box 2, Folder 10

Symposium Planning Committee - Planning materials 1985-1986

General note

Includes schedules of events, rosters, and planning correspondence.
Box 2, Folder 11

Press kit and journalist lists 1986

General note

Includes event program.
Box 2, Folder 12

Publicity and promotion 1985-1986

Oversize AB-02-E02

Participants photograph 1986

General note

Signed black-and-white photograph of the chiefs of staff for Presidents Eisenhower through Carter. Front row: Theodore Sorenson, Robert Haldeman, John Chancellor (moderator), Alexander Haig. Back row: Richard Cheney, Harry McPherson, Donald Rumsfeld, Andrew J. Goodpaster, Jack Watson.

Camp Matthews Land Transfer Commemoration Ceremony

General note

The Commemoration Ceremony was held on March 10, 1986. A reenactment of the October 7, 1964 land transfer ceremony, it took place on the site of the original ceremony, at the Warren College flag pole. General P. X. Kelley, Commandant, U.S. Marine Corps, was present as a special guest.
Box 2, Folder 13

Contact sheets and negatives 1986

Box 2, Folder 14

Correspondence 1986

Box 2, Folder 15

History of land transfer 1962-1964

General note

Contains research materials concerning the original October 7, 1964 land transfer ceremony. The ceremony was held at UC San Diego in conjunction with the San Diego Chamber of Commerce 94th Annual Meeting. The pages are annotated with the location of the original documents.
Box 3, Folder 1

Key to Camp Matthews 1964

General note

The key that was presented to the University of California by the Unites States Marine Corps on the occasion of the October 7, 1964 land transfer ceremony.
Box 3, Folder 2

Matthews area redevelopment plan - Phase II 1986

Box 3, Folder 3

Planning 1985-1986

Box 3, Folder 4

Program 1986


A Fish In Your Wallet

General note

The "A Fish In Your Wallet" seafood buffet and lecture was held on April 18, 1986 in the Sumner Auditorium. Dr. James A Crutchfield spoke on "The Role of Fisheries in the Regional U.S. Economy."
Box 3, Folder 5

Contact sheets 1985

Box 3, Folder 6

Planning 1985-1986

Box 3, Folder 7

Publicity and promotion 1985-1986


Molecular Biology Symposium

General note

The Molecular Biology Symposium was held on May 8, 1986 in the Liebow Auditorium.
Box 3, Folder 8

Correspondence 1986

Box 3, Folder 9

Guest speakers 1986

Box 3, Folder 10

Planning 1985-1986

Box 3, Folder 11

Publicity and promotion 1985-1986


Miscellaneous festivities

Box 3, Folder 12

Birthday Celebration 1985

General note

The Birthday Party was held on November 18, 1985 at Muir Field, and was hosted by the Associated Students.
Box 3, Folder 13

University House reception 1985-1986

General note

The reception, hosted by Richard and Rita Atkinson, took place on January 16, 1986 at University House.
Box 3, Folder 14

Helen Copley dinner 1985-1986

General note

The dinner, hosted by Helen K. Copley, took place on January 17, 1986 after the first day of the 25 Years of the Presidency Symposium.
Box 3, Folder 15

Chancellor's Associates Dinner-Dance 1986

General note

The fourteenth annual dinner-dance was held on June 28, 1986 at the Revelle College Dining Commons.
Oversize FB-241, Folder 1

UCSD Chancellor's Associates Distinguished Service Medal certificate, awarded to Cecil G. and Ida M. Green 1986

General note

Presented to the Greens at the June 28, 1986 fourteenth annual Chancellor's Associates Dinner-Dance in recognition of their contributions to the study of the Physical Sciences at UCSD.
Oversize AB-11-E02

Chancellors' reunion photograph 1986

General note

Signed, color photograph of Herbert F. York, John S. Galbraith, William J. McGill, William D. McElroy, and Richard C. Atkinson
Box 3, Folder 16

Miscellaneous photographs 1985-1986

General note

Includes color prints of Chancellors Richard Atkinson, William McElroy, and Herbert F. York with members of faculty in academic regalia, Atkinson and others signing documents, and scenes from the "UCSD Revue."


Scope and Contents

Series 2) 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION: Celebration of the development and successes of UC San Diego from its beginning in 1960 through 2010. The celebrations centered on the achievements of UC San Diego's alumni, as is illustrated in the celebration's slogan of "Fifty Years of Achieving the Extraordinary." Includes publicity materials and memorabilia. Arranged in three subseries: A) Publicity, B) Events, and C) Memorabilia. Events are arranged chronologically by event date.


Box 4, Folder 1

Fifty Years of Achieving the Extraordinary 2011 March 28

General note

Supplement to the San Diego Business Journal about UC San Diego's achievements, alumni, and history.
Box 4, Folder 2

Holiday greeting card 2010

Oversize MC-054, Folder 02

Poster ca. 2010

Box 4, Folder 3

UC San Diego at Fifty: Celebrating the Intellectual, Entrepreneurial, Cultural and Economic Power of UC San Diego Alumni 2011 June 16

General note

Supplement to The Daily Transcript about the achievements of UC San Diego alumni and the history of the university.
Box 4, Folder 4

UCSD @ 50 2010 September 13

General note

DVD. Created by the Center for Community Well-Being, Center for Autism Excellence, and Scripps Institute of Oceanography. Presented by UCSD-TV.
Box 4, Folder 5

UCSD @ 50 2010 December 13

General note

DVD. Includes a segment on Founders' Day. Presented by UCSD-TV.


Box 4, Folder 6

Welcome Convocation and Dinner 2010

General note

The Welcome Convocation and Dinner was held on September 21, 2010 at the Recreation, Intramural, and Athletic Complex (RIMAC) field. Includes commemorative pins, invitation, program, and tote bag.
Box 4, Folder 7

Welcome Convocation and Dinner - Keynote speech by Dileep Rao 2010 September 21

General note

Dileep Roa is an American actor and graduate of the John Muir College class of 1995.
Box 4, Folder 8

Celebrate 50: Expect the Unexpected Dinner 2010

General note

Invitation and pamphlet. The Celebrate 50: Expect the Unexpected Dinner was held on November 13, 2010 at the Recreation, Intramural, and Athletic Complex (RIMAC) arena.
Box 4, Folder 9

UCSD Alumni Celebration 2011

General note

The UCSD Alumni Celebration was held on June 18, 2011 on the Warren Mall. Includes commemorative bookmark, invitation, and program.


Oversize FB-559, Folder 1

Achieving the Extraordinary tote bag and Founders Day frisbee 2010

Box 4, Folder 10

A Marvel Inside A Miracle bookmark 2010

General note

"A Marvel Inside a Miracle - A Visual History of the University of California, San Diego" is a collection of photographs that depicts UC San Diego's history and 50 years of development. It was published on the occasion of the university's 50th anniversary by the UCSD Alumni Association.
Box 4, Folder 11

Chancellor's Call to Service - Volunteer50 2010-2011

General note

Includes commemorative bookmark, bracelet, pin, and stickers.
Box 4, Folder 12

Sun God photo prop circa 2010

General note

Alumni were encouraged to take and share a photo with their Sun God photo props in order to illustrate the worldwide extent of the UCSD Alumni Association.


Scope and Contents

Series 3) CHANCELLORS' INAUGURATIONS: Arranged in four subseries: A) John S. Galbraith, B) Richard C. Atkinson, C) Robert C. Dynes, and D) Marye Anne Fox.

John S. Galbraith

General note

Second Chancellor of UC San Diego.
Oversize FS-141

Inauguration ceremony - Film 1965 November 5

General note

16mm film.
Box 4, Folder 13

Inauguration ceremony - VHS 1965 November 5


Richard C. Atkinson

General note

The fifth Chancellor of UC San Diego, Atkinson's inauguration was held on October 22, 1981 at the Mandeville Center Auditorium.
Box 4, Folder 14

Certificate of Congratulations from the University of Michigan 1981

Oversize FB-241, Folder 4

Certificate of Greetings from Case Western Reserve University 1981

Oversize FB-241, Folder 4

Certificate of Greetings from Harvard College 1981

Oversize FB-241, Folder 4

Certificate of Greetings from William Marsh Rice University 1981

Box 4, Folder 15

Inauguration ceremony - Audiocassette 1981 October 22

Box 4, Folder 16

Inauguration program 1981 October 22

Box 4, Folder 17

In Celebration event program 1981

General note

Three days of events, held October 21-23, 1981, celebrating Richard C. Atkinson's inauguration as chancellor of UC San Diego.
Box 4, Folder 18

Itinerary, podium seating chart, copy of speech, and newspaper clippings 1981-1982


Robert C. Dynes

General note

The sixth Chancellor of UC San Diego, Dynes' inauguration was held on October 25, 1996 at the Recreation, Intramural, and Athletic Complex (RIMAC) Arena.
Box 5, Folder 1

Certificate of Best Wishes from McMaster University 1996

Oversize FB-241, Folder 4

Certificate of Congratulations from Santa Monica Community College District 1996

Oversize FB-241, Folder 4

Certificate of Greetings from Harvard College 1996

Box 5, Folder 2

Certificate of Greetings from the University of Western Ontario 1996

Box 5, Folder 3

Cue book 1996 October 25

General note

Includes transcripts of the ceremony remarks.
Box 5, Folder 4

Inauguration program 1996 October 25

Box 5, Folder 5

Invitations 1996

General note

Includes invitations to the University House Dinner on October 24, 1996 and the Chancellor's Luncheon on October 25, 1996.
Box 5, Folder 6

President Atkinson invests Chancellor Dynes - Photograph 1996

Oversize AB-04-C01

Plaque from the Chancellors of the University of California 1996


Marye Anne Fox

General note

The seventh Chancellor of UC San Diego, Fox's inauguration was held on March 3, 2005 at the Recreation, Intramural, and Athletic Complex (RIMAC) Arena.
Oversize FB-241, Folder 5

Pennant 2005 March 3

General note

Blue and gold pennant flag with the day's theme, "Together We Achieve the Extraordinary." Each guest was given a pennant as they entered the Recreation, Intramural, and Athletic Complex (RIMAC) arena.


Oversize FS-142

Central University Library 1971 March

General note

16mm film. Approximate time 00:05:30.


Scope and Contents

Series 5) GRAND OPENING EVENTS: Arranged alphabetically by building name.
Oversize MC-012, Folder 05

Recreation, Intramurals, Athletics Complex - Poster 1995 January 24

Oversize MC-012, Folder 05

The Price Center and the University Bookstore - Poster 1989 April 21



Scope and Contents

Series 6) GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONIES: Arranged alphabetically by building name.
Box 6, Folder 1

Central Library Addition - Hard hat 1990

General note

Worn for the 1990 groundbreaking by Chancellor Richard C. Atkinson.
Oversize AB-29-A02

School of Science and Engineering - Ceremonial Shovel 1961

General note

Used for the 1961 groundbreaking by Governor Edmund "Pat" Brown, Sr. Used again for the 1990 groundbreaking for the Central Library Addition by Chancellor Atkinson, University Librarian Dorothy Gregor, and Architect Gunnar Birkerts.
Oversize AB-29-A01

SIO Physical Oceanography and Space Science Building - Ceremonial shovel 1982

General note

Used for the 1982 groundbreaking by Chancellor Richard C. Atkinson.


Oversize MC-054, Folder 03

Recognitions 1962-1988

General note

Includes: Secretary of the Navy, Certificate of Appreciation to UCSD for "the release for active duty in the Naval Reserve of... personnel during the period 2 October 1961 to 1 August 1962" | Declaration of Conveyance from the City of San Diego to the Regents of the UC, transferring 450 acres of city land, 1964 March 19 | Proclamation by the City of San Diego, proclaiming "University of California at San Diego Week," 1965 April | Resolution by the County of the San Diego honoring UCSD for its part in the "Try San Diego First" campaign, 1968 July 15 | Agreement of Scientific, Educational and Cultural Cooperation Between the University of California, San Diego and the University of Tokyo, 1988 May 13.
Oversize MC-054, Folder 02

Awards 1987-1988

General note

Includes: Onion Award for Planning and Architecture, presented by the Orchids and Onions Awards Program, 1987; with jury's comment: "The University of California is squandering the opportunity to create timeless architecture in a splendid natural landscape. Without a common vision, individual buildings struggle for recognition and fail to relate to each other in this beautiful setting." | American Institute of Architects, San Diego Chapter Special Award for Chancellor Atkinson for efforts and achievement of creating a School of Architecture at UC San Diego, 1988 December 14.