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Chancellor Daniel G. Aldrich Professional Papers (University of California, Irvine)
AS.003  
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  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Processing History
  • Processing Note
  • Biography
  • Chronology
  • Scope and Contents
  • Collection Arrangement
  • Appraisal Note

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: Special Collections and Archives, University of California, Irvine Libraries
    Title: University of California, Irvine, Chancellor Daniel G. Aldrich professional papers
    Creator: Aldrich, Daniel G.
    Identifier/Call Number: AS.003
    Physical Description: 31 linear feet (36 boxes and 1 XOS folder)
    Date (inclusive): 1932-2007
    Language of Material: English
    Abstract: Daniel G. Aldrich was the founding Chancellor of the University of California, Irvine. The records in this collection document many of the professional activities he engaged in while serving as chancellor, his speeches and involvement with community organizations, and records from his world travels. Also included are realia like a T-shirt, insignia patch, audiovisual recordings, yearbooks, photograph and memento books, and the first UCI Medal and pin awarded by the Chancellor in 1984.

    Access

    The collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the University of California. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where the UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
    For information on use, copyright, and attribution, please visit: http://special.lib.uci.edu/using/publishing.html

    Preferred Citation

    University of California, Irvine, Chancellor Daniel G. Aldrich professional papers. AS-003. 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

    Transferred to Special Collections and Archives on June 6, 1990, June 19, 1990, and July 25, 1990. Gift of Daniel G. Aldrich III, 2016.

    Processing History

    Processing was initiated by Sharon Pugsley in 1991 and Mary Ellen Goddard in 1994 and 2000. The collection was processed by Christine Kim, 2017.

    Processing Note

    In order to expedite access to the collection, it was minimally processed. See series-level notes for more information.

    Biography

    Daniel G. Aldrich , who became the founding chancellor of the University of California, Irvine, was born in Northwood, New Hampshire July 12, 1918. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from the College of Agriculture at the University of Rhode Island in 1939. He earned his Master's of Science degree at the University of Arizona in 1941 and married the former Jean Hamilton. He went on to get his Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin in 1943.
    He then joined the University of California as a junior chemist in the Citrus Experiment Station at Riverside and progressed through the ranks to Professor of Soils and as a Chemist in the Agricultural Experiment Station, and Chairman of Soils and Plant Nutrition on the Davis and Berkeley campuses. (Three years of this period were spent in the Armed Services in World War II.)
    In 1958 he became Dean of Agriculture for the University of California, and presided over agricultural teaching programs at Davis, Berkeley, Riverside and Los Angeles, as well as over the Statewide Agricultural Experiment Station. He was responsible for activities on four campuses and a network of field stations and over the Agricultural Extension Service with farm advisors and home advisors serving 56 of California's 58 counties.
    In 1962 Dr. Aldrich was appointed Chancellor of the Irvine campus, with responsibilities for developing this campus from bare ground to a fully operating institution. He continued as Chancellor until his retirement in 1984. However, with the sudden death of the UC Riverside chancellor, he became Acting Chancellor of that institution from 1984-85. He was called again from 1986-87 to become Acting Chancellor of UC Santa Barbara. He "retired," finally, and became Chancellor Emeritus of the University of California, Irvine.
    Dr. Aldrich was involved in numerous civic and professional activities. He was also an active participant in a variety of sports, ranging from coaching Little League teams in Riverside, Davis and Berkeley, to participating (and winning medals) in US Master Track and Field Championships, Senior Olympics, a World Association of Veteran Athletes Championships. The papers in this collection revolve around his involvement with these organizations and his continuing involvement with the University of California
    When Daniel Aldrich died on April 9, 1990, he had been with the University of California for 47 years.

    Chronology

    1918 Born in Northwood, New Hampshire
    1939 Received Bachelor of Science degree
    1941 Received Master's of Science degree
    1943 Received Ph.D.
      Began working for University of California as junior chemist
    1958 Became Dean of Agriculture for University of California
    1962 Appointed Chancellor of new Irvine campus
    1984 Retired as Chancellor of the University of California, Irvine
      Became Acting Chancellor of University of California, Riverside
    1986 Became Acting Chancellor of University of California, Santa Barbara
    1987 Retired and became Chancellor Emeritus of University of California, Irvine
    1990 Died April 9, 1990

    Scope and Contents

    Daniel G. Aldrich was the founding Chancellor of the University of California, Irvine. The records in this collection document many of the professional activities he engaged in while serving as chancellor, his speeches and involvement with community organizations, and records from his world travels. Also included are realia like a T-shirt, insignia patch, audiovisual recordings, yearbooks, photograph and memento books, and the first UCI Medal and pin awarded by the Chancellor in 1984.

    Collection Arrangement

    This collection is arranged in 5 series:
    • Series 1. Biographical and personal papers, 1938-2012, 2.2 linear feet.
    • Series 2. Correspondence and subject files, 1960-1990, 10.4 linear feet.
    • Series 3. Writings, 1942-1990, 2.4 linear feet.
    • Series 4. Photographs and audiovisual materials, 1943-2011, 6.8 linear feet.
    • Series 5. Awards and realia, 1932-1991, 8.8 linear feet.

    Appraisal Note

    During processing the collection was reduced from 38.6 linear feet to 31 linear feet by discarding duplicate materials, financial records, and publications not authored by Daniel G. Aldrich.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Aldrich, Daniel G. -- Archives
    Aldrich, Daniel G.