Jump to Content

Collection Guide
Collection Title:
Collection Number:
Get Items:
Chancellor Jack W. Peltason records (University of California, Irvine)
View entire collection guide What's This?
PDF (137.62 Kb) HTML
Search this collection
Table of contents What's This?


Administrative records Series 1. 1969-1993 1985-1991

Physical Description: 3.1 Linear Feet

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series comprises records documenting administrative duties of Chancellor Peltason. Included are materials documenting the planning, implementation and follow-up of a faculty retreat on campus diversity; briefing materials relating to the potential need for collective bargaining with University of California faculty; agreements, licenses and leases relating to UC-Irvine properties; and records relating to the planning for the transition of Chancellor Peltason to the presidency of the University of California. This series includes a few records created during the previous administration, that of Daniel G. Aldrich.

Series Arrangement

This series is arranged alphabetically by subject.
box 1, folder 1

Academic personnel procedures manuals 1979-1982

box 1, folder 2-3

Accreditation Review by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges: report 1980

box 1, folder 4

Affirmative Action Management Fellowship program: correspondence, application materials, and other materials 1982

box 31, folder 1

Affirmative Action Management Fellowship program: letters of recommendation and performance evaluations 1981-1982

Conditions Governing Access note

Materials in this folder are RESTRICTED until 2057
box 1, folder 5-10

Agreements, leases, licenses, and related correspondence 1989-1990

box 1, folder 11

Alcoholic beverages, permits to serve on campus 1988

box 1, folder 12

Audit Program for Review of Chancellor's Office Operations 1989

box 1, folder 13

California College of Medicine trustees: correspondence 1984-1986

box 1, folder 14

Collective bargaining with members of the UC Academic Senate under the Berman Act: briefing book with goals, strategy, facts, and other materials 1979 September 5

box 1, folder 15-16

Council of Chancellors: follow-up of actions requested 1969-1979

box 1, folder 17-19

Curricula vitae, UCI professors 1990-1991

box 3, folder 1-11

Faculty retreat on cultural diversity (Rancho Santa Fe): 1987-1988

Scope and Contents note

Includes planning materials, research reports, undergraduate survey results, clippings, memos, correspondence, presentation and group work materials, resolutions, recommendations, evaluations and other materials
box 3, folder 28

On Development bulletin undated

box 3, folder 29, box 27, folder 1-2

Presidential Transition Team records 1992-1993

Scope and Contents note

Contains correspondence, rosters, meeting notes, reports and other materials. Includes records of the following task forces: Academic Planning, Clinical Enterprise Activities, Administrative Systems, Research/Technology Transfer, External Relations, Capital Programs, and Resource Planning
box 27, folder 3

Public Policy Research Organization, Seven Year Review Report 1991

box 27, folder 4

Quality of Student Life Survey frequencies for total sample 1987

box 27, folder 5-6

Reaffirmation of Accreditation Review by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, UCI: report 1980

box 27, folder 7-9

Requests for records from journalists 1992

box 27, folder 10

Undergraduate admissions briefing 1987-1988

box 27, folder 11

University of California, Irvine, Medical Center (UCIMC) statements of operations 1992

box 27, folder 12

University Relations Briefing Packet addendum: federal support for research 1979

box 27, folder 13-17

Western Association of Schools and Colleges, accreditation for California State University, Sacramento: correspondence, draft reports, and other materials 1985


Correspondence Series 2. 1985-1993

Physical Description: 16 Linear Feet


The entire series is restricted until 2068 due to the presence of scattered personnel records. However, researchers may contact the Department of Special Collections and Archives to request access to records from particular dates or date ranges, and staff will provide access to unrestricted material after reviewing requested ranges and separating restricted material.

Series Scope and Content Summary

Correspondence sent or received by the Office of the Chancellor.

Series Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by type of correspondence.

Outgoing Subseries 2.1. 1985-1993

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

Letters sent by the Office of the Chancellor that were filed as the Chancellor's chronological correspondence, along with indexes to the correspondence. Includes correspondence sent by Wanda Cullers, Special Assistant to the Chancellor.

Subseries Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by type of correspondence sent.
box 14

General 1985

box 15

General 1986 January-June

box 15

General 1988 January-March

box 16

General 1988 April-December

box 17

General 1989 January - December

box 20

General 1990 January

box 18

General 1990 February - 1991 April

box 19

General 1991 May - 1992 June

box 20

General 1992 July - December

box 20

General 1993 January - June

box 20

Confidential 1986-1993

box 29, folder 5-15

Sent by Special Assistant Wanda Cullers 1985-1989


Incoming Subseries 2.2. 1989-1993

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

Contains mainly correspondence received in the Office of the Chancellor with related records. Also includes replies and some other outgoing correspondence. The bulk is filed by date of incoming correspondence. Includes some correspondence sent from the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and other offices.

Subseries Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.
box 9, folder 1-42

1989 January - 1991 December

box 10, folder 1-18

1992 January - 1992 April

box 11, folder 1-15

1992 April - 1992 June

box 12, folder 1-11

1992 June - 1992 August

box 13, folder 1-14

1992 August - 1992 November

box 26, folder 1-7

1992 December - 1993 February

box 28, folder 1-6

1993 February - 1993 April

box 29, folder 1-4

1993 May - 1993 September


Council of Chancellors meeting materials Series 3. 1982-1989

Physical Description: 2 Linear Feet

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series is comprised of Council of Chancellor's meeting materials: background information, agendas, notes, and other materials. Includes files dating from 1982, two years previous to the beginning of Chancellor Peltason's administration. Council of Chancellor's follow-ups from before Peltason's term as Chancellor (1969-1979) can be found in Series 1, Administrative records.

Series Arrangement


Separation Note

Council of Chancellors minutes were separated and included in the University of California, Irvine, Central Records Unit Records, AS-004.
box 32, folder 1-42

1982 January-1986 July

box 33, folder 1-28

1986 October-1989 December


Personal and professional files Series 4. 1984-1992

Physical Description: 10.1 Linear Feet


Some of the files in this series are restricted until 2067. These files were separated from the other materials and are flagged here with the open date indicated.

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series is comprised of files relating to Chancellor Peltason's professional activities as well as some of his official functions. It includes materials related to community activities, personal and UC Irvine memberships in organizations, professional service, and consulting work. There is significant amount of material documenting Peltason's role on the board of directors of the FHP (Family Health Practice) Foundation, which supported education, research and development and charitable community activities in areas related to health and health care delivery. Also included are materials relating to the Irvine Group, a national organization of retired college and university presidents and chancellors that met in Irvine; and correspondence, reports and recommendations related to the campus "Think Tank on Diversity," which was formed by Peltason. Correspondence in this series includes fund raising letters, thank-you letters, letters of congratulation, letters sent to the Chancellor's office from individuals and replies to such letters.

Series Arrangement

Materials in this series arrived in no order and in several non-consecutive boxes. In order to facilitate access, materials are listed here in alphabetical order by topic and materials on the same topic were physically consolidated. However, the materials were not put physically in alphabetical order. In most cases, original filing categories were retained; much of the correspondence in this series can be found in files labeled by the Chancellor's office (and here) as "Miscellaneous/General."

Related Collections

The chancellor's personal files from the years 1987-1991 are located in the University of California, Irvine, Central Records Unit records, AS-004.
box 25, folder 31

Abdouch, Ruthann, Executive Assistant to the Chancellor: correspondence and other materials 1985-1989

box 21, folder 18-19

Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities (Western Association of Schools and Colleges): correspondence, reports and other materials 1984-1985

box 4, folder 1

Advisory Committees: correspondence 1989

box 4, folder 2-3

Aldrich, Daniel G., Jr. Society: correspondence 1987-1989

box 21, folder 20

American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Western Center: correspondence, draft reports, and other materials 1988-1989

box 4, folder 4-8

American College Testing: conference materials, correspondence, and annual reports 1985-1987

box 4, folder 9-12

American Association of Community and Junior Colleges: correspondence, booklet 1987-1988

box 4, folder 18-21

American Constitutional Bicentennial Project: correspondence, list of planned celebrations, and other materials 1986-1987

box 4, folder 13-15

American Council on Education: long-range plan, reports, other materials 1986-1988

box 22, folder 1

Anglo-American Dialogues: correspondence 1992

box 22, folder 2

Association of Princeton Graduate Alumni: correspondence 1984

box 22, folder 3

Balboa Bay Club: correspondence and other materials 1987

box 4, folder 16

Beckman, Arnold and Mabel. Fellows Program: correspondence 1989

box 6, folder 17-19

Becoming Informed Citizens: Lessons on the Constitution for Junior High Students, California State University, Los Angeles: lesson plans with marginalia and comments, correspondence circa 1987

box 4, folder 17

Bergeson, Marian: correspondence 1989

box 22, folder 4-10

Books written by Chancellor or in collaboration: correspondence, chapter drafts, and other materials 1987-1989

Scope and Contents note

Includes materials on Government by the People, The Office of the President, and Understanding the Constitution .
box 23, folder 4

Bren Fellows Program: correspondence 1989

box 22, folder 11-13, box 23, folder 1-3

Business Higher Education Forum: correspondence, draft reports, and other materials 1984-1989

box 5, folder 1

Bush, Dr. Ronnie. Effective Use of a Computer System in a Medical Practice: correspondence and seminar materials 1988

box 23, folder 5

California Principals Conference for Academic Excellence: correspondence 1987

box 5, folder 2

Campus construction: correspondence 1989

box 5, folder 3-4

Capital Campaign Leadership Committee: correspondence 1989

box 23, folder 6-12

Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching: correspondence, reports, and other materials 1986-1992

box 24, folder 1-4

Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences: meeting agendas and minutes, reports, and other materials 1984-1989

box 5, folder 5

Center Club membership: correspondence 1985

box 5, folder 6

Certificates of congratulations 1988

box 5, folder 7-9

Chancellor's Club: correspondence 1987-1989

box 24, folder 5-6

Chief Executive Roundtable: correspondence, meeting schedule, and other materials 1988-1989

box 24, folder 7

Christmas cards received 1984, undated

box 5, folder 10

Condolences 1989

box 24, folder 8

Conferences, general: correspondence, schedules, and other materials 1985-1987

box 5, folder 11

Congratulations sent 1989-1990

box 24, folder 9

Constitutional Rights Foundation, advisory committee: correspondence 1991-1992

box 24, folder 10

Coro, Southern California: correspondence 1991

box 5, folder 12-14

Curriculum vitae circa 1984-1986

box 24, folder 11

Curriculum vitae 1988-1989

box 24, folder 12

Editorial board meetings: media briefing materials undated

box 5, folder 15-27, box 6, folder 1-15

Family Health Practice (FHP) Foundation 1985-1990

Scope and Contents note

Includes bylaws, board meeting agendas and minutes, correspondence, financial statements, grant reports, grant proposals, financial notes and payout schedules, budgets, and other materials
box 6, folder 16

Foundation for the U.S. Constitution: correspondence and booklet 1988

box 24, folder 13

International Education Advisory Board: correspondence 1990

box 6, folder 20-23, box 7, folder 1-5

Invitations sent and received 1985-1989

box 7, folder 6

Institute for American Universities, Aix-en-Provence, France: correspondence 1988

box 3, folder 12-27

Irvine Group: reports, papers, meeting notes, edited report drafts, correspondence, agendas, and other materials 1987-1992, undated

box 24, folder 14

Kids Voting: note 1991

box 7, folder 7-8

Letters offering awards, fellowships 1988-1989

box 7, folder 9

Letters or essays honoring individuals 1987-1988

box 24, folder 15-16, box 25, folder 1-2

Memberships, general: correspondence and other materials 1986-1987

box 8, folder 1-13

Miscellaneous/general 1988-1990

Scope and Contents note

Includes thank-you letters, letters of congratulation and letters of condolence, replies to special requests from individuals, and replies to correspondence from individuals about issues and concerns relating to UC Irvine. Also includes some personal correspondence.
box 31, folder 2

Miscellaneous/general 1986-1988

Conditions Governing Access note

Materials in this folder are RESTRICTED until 2061-2063: letters discussing personnel actions.
box 21, folder 1-5

National Association of State University and Land Grant Colleges: correspondence, requests and applications from universities for membership, and other materials 1985-1989

box 25, folder 3

National Conference of Christians and Jews of Orange County: correspondence and other materials 1985-1987

box 25, folder 4

National Conference on the Future of University Research: correspondence and conference materials 1984-1985

box 25, folder 5

National Educational Advisory Committee, Liberty Centennial Student Campaign: memoranda and other materials 1984-1986

box 25, folder 6

National Political Science Honor Society: correspondence 1986

box 25, folder 7

National University Continuing Higher Education Association: correspondence and meeting materials 1984

box 25, folder 8

Newport/Irvine Rotary: correspondence 1992

box 21, folder 6

New World Music Festival: correspondence 1988

box 21, folder 7

Nostalgic and reminiscent: correspondence 1989

box 21, folder 8

Olive Crest Treatment Centers for Abused Children: correspondence 1989

box 25, folder 9

Orange County Business Committee for the Arts, Inc.: correspondence and other materials 1985-1987

box 25, folder 10

Pacific Club: correspondence and other materials 1984-1987

box 21, folder 9

Pacific Coast Athletic Association: meeting minutes, correspondence, and other materials 1988

box 30, folder 1-16

Recommendations: letters 1982-1988

Conditions Governing Access note

Materials in these folders are RESTRICTED until 2057-2063.
box 31, folder 4

Recommendations: letters 1989-1990

Conditions Governing Access note

Materials in this folder are RESTRICTED until 2064-2065.
box 25, folder 11

Rockwell International Fellowship: correspondence 1989

box 21, folder 10

SCOPE visit, UC-Irvine: briefing papers 1988

box 31, folder 3

Search committees: correspondence 1987-1988

Conditions Governing Access note

Materials in this folder are RESTRICTED until 2062-2063.
box 21, folder 11

State of Higher Education Breakfast: correspondence, agenda, and other materials 1989

box 21, folder 12-17

Thank-you letters 1987-1990

box 25, folder 12-13

Think Tank on Diversity: report, recommendations, and other materials 1988-1989

box 25, folder 14-15

Twentieth-Century Fund Task Force on Judicial Selection, correspondence, report 1987-1988

box 25, folder 16

Twenty-fifth anniversary, UCI: correspondence 1987-1990

box 25, folder 17

United Way Nominating Committee: correspondence 1988-1989

box 25, folder 18

UCI Campaign: thank-you letters 1989

box 25, folder 19

UCI Foundation correspondence 1989

box 25, folder 20

University of Sierra Leone: correspondence 1985

box 25, folder 21

Western Association of Schools and Colleges, accrediting commission: correspondence, reports, and other materials 1982-1987

box 25, folder 22-25

Western College Association: agendas, reports, and other materials 1985-1988

box 25, folder 26

Western Interstate Commission on Higher Education report 1987

box 25, folder 27-28

Western Political Science Association: memoranda and meeting materials 1988

box 25, folder 29

Wingspread Conference on Governors and Higher Education: correspondence and other materials 1985

box 25, folder 30

Youth Services Program advisory board: correspondence, newsletters 1982-1984


Inauguration materials, memorabilia, and awards Series 5. 1984-1990 1985

Physical Description: 1.2 Linear Feet

Series Scope and Content Summary

Includes materials documenting Chancellor Peltason's inauguration, including planning records. Also includes certificates and awards received in relation to the inauguration and other activities. For audio recording of the inauguration, see Series 7, Audio recordings.

Series Arrangement

Inauguration materials are listed first, followed by awards, plaques, and certificates received. Oversized materials are listed last.
box 2, folder 1-8, box FB-070, folder 1

Inauguration: certificates of congratulation 1985

box 2, folder 9-12

Inauguration event planning 1985

Scope and Contents note

Includes committee meeting notes, correspondence, financial records, check list, meeting minutes, protocol manual, script drafts, sample cue books, sample programs, memoranda, research materials, programs, parking permits, requisitions, seating lists, event program, display banner, and other materials
box 2, folder 13

Awards, plaques, gifts and other 3-dimensional materials (photocopies) 1984-1991, undated

box FB-070, folder 1

Awards, plaques (photocopies), and certificates (oversized) 1985-1990, undated

Scope and Contents note

Includes certificate from the California legislature honoring UCI's 25th anniversary
box FB-070, folder 2

Homecoming celebration posters, signed 1986, 1990

Scope and Contents note

Contains homecoming dance poster signed by ASUCI (student government) leaders; and poster, signed by Jay Leno, advertising homecoming week performance by him.

Speeches Series 6. 1984-1993

Physical Description: 2.8 Linear Feet

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series is comprised of typescripts, drafts, transcripts, notes, and a small amount of background research material for speeches given by the Chancellor Peltason. Includes speeches delivered by Acting Chancellor Dennis Smith (October 1992 - June 1993) after Peltason's term ended.

Series Arrangement

This series is arranged chronologically by date of speech. Undated files are first. In cases where only the year of the speech is known, these are filed at the beginning of the year. When only the month and year are known, these are filed at the beginning of the month.
box 34, folder 1-43

1984 October-1986 October

box 35, folder 1-56

1986 November-1988 December

box 36, folder 1-51

1989 January-1989 September

box 37, folder 1-40

1989 October-1990 June

box 38, folder 1-40

1990 July-1991 May

box 39, folder 1-33

1991 June-1992 November

box 40, folder 1-15

1993 January-June


Audio recordings Series 7. 1985-1991

Physical Description: 0.4 Linear Feet


The audio recordings are originals and are restricted. Researchers should ask for use copies to be made.

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series includes recordings of an oral history interview with Chancellor Peltason conducted by Austin Ranney for the American Political Science Association. Also included is an audio recording of the inauguration.

Appraisal Note

38 floppy disks, 5.25 inch were discarded. Includes files on speeches, commencement, and letters of recommendation. However, most of the floppies did not have meaningful labels and the content was not examined.
box 41, folder 1-5

Oral history interview conducted by Austin Ranney, American Political Science Association 1991 August 7-8

General Physical Description note: (5 audio cassette tapes: archival originals)
box 41, folder 6

Inauguration 1985 March 15

General Physical Description note: (1 audio cassette tape: archival original)

Unprocessed addition 2014 Accession 2014-016 1982-1987

Physical Description: 2 Linear Feet


This addition to the collection is not yet processed. Please contact the Department of Special Collections and Archives in advance to request access.

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series consists of UCI Chancellor Jack W. Peltason's 1986-1987 chronological correspondence, documents pertaining to his inauguration as Chancellor, speeches, Chancellor's Advisory Committee files, and other material.
box accn2014-016 001

Box 1 1982-1987

Scope and Content Note

This box contains Chancellor's chronological files (1986-1987).
box accn2014-016 002

Box 2 1982-1987

Scope and Content Note

This box contains speeches, inauguration documents, Chancellor's Advisory Committee files, and other correspondence.
box accn2014-039 001

Unprocessed addition 2014 Accession 2014-039 1984-1989

Physical Description: 0.2 Linear Feet


This addition to the collection is not yet processed. Please contact the Department of Special Collections and Archives in advance to request access.

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains correspondence, and information on affirmative action and faculty retreats.