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Portraits of University of California individuals and groups
UARC PIC 13 (oversize items housed as UARC PIC 1300)  
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  • Collection Summary
  • Information for Researchers
  • Administrative Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection

  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: Portraits of University of California individuals and groups,
    Date (inclusive): ca. 1850-[ongoing]
    Collection Number: UARC PIC 13 (oversize items housed as UARC PIC 1300)
    Extent: Ca. 4500 items
    Repository: The Bancroft Library. University Archives
    Berkeley, California 94720-6000
    Abstract: The collection consists of identified individuals and groups connected to the University of California, primarily from the Berkeley campus and the system-wide administration.
    Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English.
    Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

    Information for Researchers


    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Portraits of University of California individuals and groups, UARC PIC 13, University Archives, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

    Related Collections

    Title: UC Berkeley campus events (for identified individuals in ceremonies, etc.)
    Identifier/Call Number: UARC PIC 4
    Title: Bancroft Library portrait collection

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    University of California (System)--Portraits.
    University of California, Berkeley--Portraits.

    Administrative Information

    Acquisition Information

    The collection was formed from an accumulation of unarranged portraits already in University Archives beginning in about 1964 and continues to be added to. The sources of the portraits are varied and include academic departments, administrative offices, public relations departments, and individual gifts.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    This section of the University Archives pictorial collection consists mainly of photographs of named individuals (and sometimes groups), often but not always in formal photographs, dating from the early days of the university's history. The majority of the photographs are of University of California, Berkeley, figures, which includes people from the systemwide Office of the President.
    While this section is the most comprehensive resource for portraits, researchers should be aware that photographs taken in various ceremonies (such as Charter Day or Commencement) or in identified buildings (an instructor in a lecture hall) were generally not filed in this section of the pictorial collection, so other portions of the collection can yield additional images of named individuals. The same holds true for photographs filed in subject groupings in the collection, such as various sports or photographs of the Free Speech Movement, for example. University Archives has some sections of works of individual photographers in which still further photographs of individuals may be found.
    Note that item numbers 1100-1999 were skipped in numbering.