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PJ and Laulua Epling collection of Social Science Farm materials (University of California, Irvine)
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  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Processing History
  • Historical Background
  • Content Description
  • Arrangement

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: Special Collections and Archives, University of California, Irvine Libraries
    Title: PJ and Laulua Epling collection of Social Science Farm materials (University of California, Irvine)
    Creator: Epling, PJ
    Identifier/Call Number: AS.200
    Physical Description: 0.25 Linear Feet (1 half document box)
    Date (inclusive): 1966-1968
    Abstract: 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.

    Access

    The collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    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.

    Preferred Citation

    PJ and Laulua Epling collection of Social Science Farm materials (University of California, Irvine). AS-200. Special Collections and Archives, The UC Irvine Libraries, Irvine, California. Date accessed.
    For the benefit of current and future researchers, please cite any additional information about sources consulted in this collection, including permanent URLs, item or folder descriptions, and box/folder locations.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Jessica Irvine, 2019.

    Processing History

    Processed by Elvia Arroyo-Ramirez and Sarah Glover, 2019.

    Historical 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.

    Content 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.

    Arrangement

    The materials are arranged in their original order.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    University of California, Irvine
    Canoes and canoeing -- Samoa
    Epling, PJ