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PJ and Laulua Epling collection of Social Science Farm materials (University of California, Irvine)
AS.200  
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Description
The collection contains letters, photographs, financial records, press clippings, and a press release produced in 1966-1968 pertaining to the creation of the Samoan canoe on display at UC Irvine's Social Sciences Farm (known colloquially as "The Farm") and daughter of a Samoan high chief and former Peace corps language instructor, Sarona Sotoa's class instruction at UCI. Includes correspondence written in Samoan between PJ and Laulua Epling to Taloolema'agao Uliulileava Olago (Uli Uli Olago), who built the canoe, and Lipine Fualau.
Background
The University of California, Irvine Social Sciences Farm (known colloquially as "The Farm") was founded on campus by members of the Social Sciences faculty in 1968. The Farm invited craftspeople from Guatemala, Mexico, and Samoa to share their skills in civic and environmental responsibility. In 1967-1968 PJ and Laulua Epling invited Taloolema'agao Uliulileava Olago (Uli Uli Olago) to demonstrate canoe building at the Farm School. The correspondence, in Samoan, is evidence of the logistics in travel arrangements to get Uli Uli and Sarona Sotoa to UCI.
Extent
0.25 Linear Feet (1 half document box)
Restrictions
Property rights reside with the University of California. Copyrights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permission to reproduce or to publish, please contact the University Archivist.
Availability
The collection is open for research.