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.
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.
0.25 Linear Feet
(1 half document box)
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.
The collection is open for research.