This collection comprises records from
the School of Humanities at the University of California, Irvine from 1965 until 2001. The
records include meeting minutes of the Humanities Cabinet, the Humanities Executive
Committee, and the faculty; and material relating to the Humanities Studio (formerly known
as the Language Lab and Humanities Instructional Resource Center), which include
newsletters, correspondence, planning documents, annual reports, documentation on grant
funded projects, press clippings and publicity, teaching materials, administrative files,
and digital media.
The Division of Humanities at the University of California, Irvine was founded in 1965 and
was one of five liberal arts divisions when the campus opened. Samuel McCulloch, the
founding dean of Humanities, was appointed in 1963 and created four departments that would
serve as the foundational core of the Division: English and Comparative Literature, Foreign
Languages and Literature, History, and Philosophy. Classics was later added as its fifth
department under the direction of Professor Theodore F. Brunner. Under Dean McCulloch, the
division also enrolled its first graduate students to its M.F.A. Programs in Writing.
1.5 Linear Feet
(2 document boxes and 0.5 unprocessed linear feet)
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.
The collection is open for research.