Guide to the University of California, Irvine, Student Housing records AS.230

Finding aid prepared by Audrey Pearson, 2008; updated by Sarah Glover, 2021.
Special Collections and Archives, University of California, Irvine Libraries
(cc) 2021
The UCI Libraries
P.O. Box 19557
University of California, Irvine
Irvine 92623-9557
spcoll@uci.edu


Contributing Institution: Special Collections and Archives, University of California, Irvine Libraries
Title: University of California, Irvine, Student Housing records
Creator: University of California, Irvine. Student Housing
Identifier/Call Number: AS.230
Physical Description: 4 Linear Feet (3 records cartons and 1 25" flat box)
Date (inclusive): 1966-2011
Date (bulk): 1970-1990
Abstract: This collection comprises records of University of California, Irvine, Student Housing, the undergraduate and graduate housing communities, and the campus representative program. Included are announcements, newsletters, directories, brochures, invitations, manuals, magazines, fliers, reports, posters, and printed ephemera.
Language of Material: English .

Access

The collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Property rights and copyright reside with the University of California. For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact the University Archivist.

Preferred Citation

University of California, Irvine, Student Housing records. AS-230. 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

Acquired periodically from Student Housing.

Accruals

Accruals are expected.

Processing History

Processed by Audrey Pearson, 2007. Additions by Michelle Light, 2008, and Sarah Glover, 2021. The collection was changed from a Publications Series collection to an University Archives collection (PS-051 to AS-230) and the title was changed from "University of California, Irvine, Student Housing publications" to "University of California, Irvine, Student Housing records" as part of the Publications Series sunsetting project started in 2019.

Historical Background

UCI Student Housing operates under the Office of Student Affairs and includes seven housing communities: Arroyo Vista, Campus Village, Mesa Court, Middle Earth, Palo Verde, Verano Place, and American Campus Communities apartments. Five apartment buildings are privately operated by American Campus Communities: Vista del Campo, Vista del Campo Norte, Camino del Sol (undergraduates only), Puerta del Sol, and Plaza Verde. UCI guarantees two years of housing to all freshmen who are single, under the age of 25, enrolled in the current term, and meet the housing application and contract-return deadlines. Undergraduate communities include special interest and theme halls.
Source: https://housing.uci.edu/

Biographical/Historical note

Chronology

1965-1970 Mesa Court constructed.
1966-1977 Verano Place constructed.
1974, 1990-2000 Middle Earth constructed.
1979 Campus Village constructed.
1990 Palo Verde constructed.
1993 Arroyo Vista constructed.
2004 Vista del Campo constructed.
2006 Vista del Campo Norte constructed.
2010 Camino del Sol and Puerta del Sol constructed.
2019 Plaza Verde constructed.

Collection Scope and Content Summary

This collection comprises records of University of California, Irvine, Student Housing, the undergraduate and graduate housing communities, and the campus representative program. Included are announcements, newsletters, directories, brochures, invitations, manuals, magazines, fliers, reports, posters, and printed ephemera.

Collection Arrangement

This collection is arranged in four series:
  • Series 1. General, 1966-2011. 1.5 linear feet
  • Series 2. Graduate and family housing, 1968-2004. 0.6 linear feet
  • Series 3. Undergraduate housing, 1974-1989. 1.5 linear feet
  • Series 4. Campus representatives, 2002-2006. 0.3 linear feet

Related Collections

Related materials can be found in the following collections:

Bibliography

Anteater Chronicles. https://special.lib.uci.edu/collections/anteater-chronicles/buildings

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Student housing -- California -- Irvine -- History -- Sources
Training manuals
Dormitories -- California -- Irvine -- History -- Sources.
University of California, Irvine. Middle Earth -- Archives
University of California, Irvine. Mesa Court -- Archives
University of California, Irvine. Campus Village -- Archives
University of California, Irvine. Verano Place -- Archives
University of California, Irvine -- Archives
University of California, Irvine. Student Housing -- Archives

 

General Series 1. 1966-2011

Physical Description: 1.5 Linear Feet

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series comprises general announcements, brochures, directories, fliers, guides, manuals, newsletters, reports, posters, and other printed material generated by UCI Student Housing.

Arrangement

Arranged in alphabetical order.
box 1, folder 1

Announcements 1966-1995

box 1, folder 2-3

Brochures 1968-2006

box 1, folder 4

Directories 1996, undated

box 1, folder 5

Ephemera 1972-1988

box 1, folder 6

Fliers 1971-1995

 

Guides

box 1, folder 7-8

Living Around UCI 1984-1996

box 1, folder 9

Straight Talk on Housing 1975-1981, undated

box 1, folder 10-12

Manuals 1966-1988, 2002-2003, undated

box 1, folder 13

Maps 1974, 1989

box 1, folder 14

Newsletters: UCI Housing News 1982-1985

box 1, folder 15

Reports 1976-1988

box 4, folder 1-3

Stay Over Program posters 2006-2011

 

Graduate and family housing Series 2. 1968-2004

Physical Description: 0.6 Linear Feet

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series comprises the announcements, directories, fliers, manuals, newsletters, reports, surveys, and other printed material generated by the UCI graduate and family housing community.

Arrangement

Arranged in alphabetical order by format.
 

Verano Place

Scope and Contents note

Verano Place is a graduate and family apartment community located on the east campus, housing roughly 1,250 students in 862 unfurnished apartments. Verano Place serves graduate students and undergraduates who are 25 or older, and students with families. Verano Place is also affiliated with Verano Preschool, part of UCI Childcare Services.
box 1, folder 16

Announcements 1971-1986

box 1, folder 17

Directories 1971-1972

box 1, folder 18

Ephemera 1972-1988

box 1, folder 19

Fliers 1972-1990

box 1, folder 20

Manuals 1982-1984, undated

box 1, folder 21

Maps 1973-1984

 

Newsletters

box 1, folder 22-32

Verano Gazette 1985-2004

box 2, folder 1

Verano News 1973-1977

box 2, folder 2

Verano Place Newsletter 1977

box 2, folder 3

Verano Place Preschool Newsletter 1973-1978

box 2, folder 4

Verano Recreation News 1975-1979

box 2, folder 5

Verano South 40 Gazette 1978-1981

box 2, folder 6

Verano Voice 1968-1973

box 2, folder 7

Reports 1975

box 2, folder 8

Surveys 1978

 

Undergraduate housing Series 3. 1974-1989

Physical Description: 1.5 Linear Feet

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series comprises the announcements, directories, fliers, manuals, newsletters, reports, surveys, and other printed material generated by the UCI undergraduate housing communities.

Arrangement

Arranged in alphabetical order by community, then by format.
 

Campus Village

Scope and Contents note

Campus Village is an undergraduate apartment community at UCI made up of sophomores, juniors and seniors.
 

Newsletters 1981-1985

box 2, folder 9

Between the Lines: Campus Village News 1981-1982

box 2, folder 10

The Villager 1982-1985

 

Mesa Court

Scope and Contents note

Mesa Court was the first residence hall community at UCI, opening with the campus in 1965. Since then, the community has grown with the campus and is the largest student community on campus, housing over 1,800 undergraduates in 29 residence halls.  Mesa Court houses mainly first-year students. Many of the halls have special interest themes and academic courses that are associated with them. 
box 2, folder 11-14

Announcements, fliers, and other material 1968-1988

box 2, folder 15

Calendar 1978-1980

box 2, folder 16-18

Directories 1966-1985

 

Magazines

box 2, folder 19-20

Antics, Mesa Court Magazine 1983-1989

box 2, folder 21

The Court Magazine 1981-1982

box 2, folder 22

Outside In 1973

box 2, folder 23

Rediscovery 1973

box 2, folder 24-28, box 3, folder 1-2

Manuals 1968-1987

 

Newsletters

box 3, folder 3

Mesa Court Calendar of Events 1974-1976

box 3, folder 4

Mesa Court Monthly Calendar of Events 1974-1979

box 3, folder 5

Mesa Court News 1979-1981

 

Middle Earth

Scope and Contents note

Middle Earth houses approximately 1,550 students in 24 halls. The names of the halls and other facilities were selected from J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy. The halls are divided into 6 clusters or theme areas and offer classes associated with their names.
box 3, folder 6

Announcements, fliers, and other material 1974-1990

box 3, folder 7

Calendars 1978-1987

 

Directories

box 3, folder 8

Staff 1982-1987

box 3, folder 9

Telephone 1979-1986

box 3, folder 10-11

Manuals 1977-1989, undated

 

Newsletters 1974-1987

box 3, folder 12

Baggins Bulletin 1974

box 3, folder 13

Earthly News 1982-1983

box 3, folder 14

Gandalf's Gazette 1981-1987

box 3, folder 15

The Middle Ear 1979-1980

box 3, folder 16

Middle Earth Fish Wrap 1977-1978

box 3, folder 17

Middle Earth Fortnightly Calendar 1976-1979

box 3, folder 18

Middle Earth Newsletter 1981-1982

box 3, folder 19

The Rag 1977

box 3, folder 20

The Whim: What's Happening in Middle Earth 1976

 

Campus representatives Series 4. 2002-2008

Physical Description: 0.4 Linear Feet

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series comprises training materials and manuals for the campus representatives, the students who provide campus tours to prospective students and their parents.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.
box 3, folder 21

General information 2008

box 3, folder 22-26

Manuals and training materials 2002-2006