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Guide to the University of California (System). Office of the President. Records: Routine Files, 1958-1967
CU-5, Series 5  
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  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: University of California (System). Office of the President. Records: Routine Files,
    Date (inclusive): 1958-1967
    Collection Number: CU-5, Series 5
    Creator: University of California (System). Office of the President
    Extent: Number of containers: 184 boxes
    Repository: University Archives, The Bancroft Library.
    Berkeley, California 94720-6000
    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], University of California (System). Office of the President. Records: Routine Files, CU-5, Series 5, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

    Scope and Content

    Series 5 of the Records of the Office of the President consists of 'routine' or background files from the period 1958-1967, the administration of Clark Kerr.
    With the Kerr administration, an entirely new filing system was adopted, the major feature of which was to divide materials between 'Routine' and 'Policy' files. The routine files consist mainly of memoranda, correspondence, reports which lead up to a policy decision. Often the final expression of that decision will not be found in these files, but the files contain most of the background materials to the decision.
    These files were transferred to University Archives in two transfers; in 1975 files for 1958-1962 were transferred, and in 1977 files for 1963-1967. The two parallel files were integrated when they were inventoried and sent to storage in 1996 and 1997. At the time of the transfer, the policy files were retained for the use of the Office of the President. These files have now also been transferred to University Archives and will be found as Series 6 of this record group.
    The inventory that follows is in file number order, as created in the Office of the President. There is an alphabetical index to the filing system, and in addition there are card indexes which provide an even more detailed approach to these records. The card index can be searched through the University Archivist. Although these references always refer to the file numbers used for particular subjects, materials must be requested from storage by box number.