This collection comprises the records of the University of California, Irvine, Program in Social Ecology from 1970-1992, and
the School of Social Ecology from 1992 to present. The records document the administrative activities and curriculum of the
Program in Social Ecology, including annual reports, personnel files, inventories and agendas, minutes, correspondence, reports,
budgets, program descriptions, field study reports, and descriptions of special programs. The records also document the transition
from the Program in Social Ecology to the School of Social Ecology in 1992, including proposals, correspondence, planning
documentation, degree proposals, program descriptions, and publications.
The School of Social Ecology began as the Program in Social Ecology, incorporated as an academic unit at the University of
California, Irvine on January 1, 1970. The program was developed to be interdisciplinary in nature and involved with the community,
allowing students to undertake field studies with various community organizations.
Processed components of the collection are open for research. Unprocessed additions may contain restricted materials. Please
contact the Department of Special Collections and Archives in advance to request access. Access to files covered by California
personnel records legislation is restricted for 50 years from the latest date of the materials in those files. Access to student
records is restricted for 75 years from the latest date of the materials in those files. Restrictions are noted at the file