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.