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University Archives, UC Berkeley
University of California, Berkeley, University Archives, The Bancroft Library
Berkeley, California 94720-6000
Phone: (510) 642-6481
Fax: (510) 642-7589
Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
Collections with online items: 6
Physical collections: 105
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Adams (Frank) Correspondence on Irrigation Matters

Adams' correspondence as consultant on irrigation matters and as Professor of Irrigation Investigation and Practice in the College of Agriculture Division of Irrigation.

Arveson (William) Papers

The William Arveson papers document his career as a faculty member in the Department of Mathematics at the University of California, Berkeley from 1969 to 2011. Professor Arveson was a leading expert and original researcher in the theory of operators...

Berkeley Software Distribution records

The Berkeley Software Distribution records, 1974-2005, comprise technical manuals, drafts, and notes pertaining to the Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD) operating system, a UNIX derivative developed at the University of California, Berkeley, from 1974-1995. A limited number of inscribed published materials...

Board of Educational Development Records

Minutes, courses approved, evaluations of departments, miscellaneous projects, etc.

Budget request documents submitted to the Office of the President, University of California

Budget requests contain narrative justification especially for increases in funding either for additional positions or augmentation of operating expenses. Most years have numbers of personnel by pay category, some have names of individuals holding those positions. For teaching departments, some...

Bureau of Public Administration Archives

Box 1-8: Chiefly correspondence between the Bureau of Public Administration and local, state and federal organizations; private organizations; civic, statewide and regional committees and councils; legislators and other individuals with regard to matters of public administration and policy. Box 9-10:...

Centennial Exhibit from the Nine Campuses of the University of California

Exhibit shown at various University of California campuses in 1968

Centennial History Office Records

This collection represents the work of Walton Bean, professor of history, to collect material for a history of the University for the Centennial of the institution in 1968. Bean apparently proposed this project to President Sproul as early as 1950...

Center for Higher Education files relating to the Free Speech Movement

Papers regarding the controversy between the Free Speech Movement (a coalition of campus student organizations) and the University of California, Berkeley administration in 1964-1965 after the administration's extension of rules banning political advocacy on campus to include tables set up...

Church (Thomas D.) : Landscape Records for UC Berkeley

The collection covers the period of Church's campus landscaping and includes correspondence, reports, photographs, and landscaping plans for building projects of the 1960s as well as for the General Campus Improvement Plan being developed concurrently....

College of California: Documents

This collection includes notebooks relating to the founding of the College of California, to its properties, and to donors to the college, as well as papers relating to the transfer of the college properties to the state for the use...

College of California: Letter book

This collection consists of letters addressed primarily to Samuel H. Willey relating to faculty and trustee appointments of the College of California. Included also are some early letters and memoranda concerning the establishment of a college at Benicia, California, and...

College of California: Reports

This collection of fifty five reports include information on the operation of the institution, the buildings and finances of the school, and reports on instruction. Report no. 54 comments on the purchase of land in Berkeley and the disappointing land...

College of Engineering Records

Correspondence, administrative and committee files; reports of the Department of Civil Engineering, 1906-1944; materials re the Navy V-12 and Army Special Training Programs, 1943-1945; Institute of Engineering Research files, 1949-1953; files on Works Progress Administration projects, 1935-1941; Department of Mechanical...

Collegiate Seminar Program Records

The Collegiate Seminar Program, informally known as Strawberry Creek College, was first proposed in 1973 and began in 1974. It was to provide an alternative form of education for undergraduates, with emphasis on discussion participation and in-depth writing on contemporary...

Colloquium Orientologicum Records

Minutes of meetings, papers presented at meetings, correspondence.

Commission on Responses to a Changing Student Body - Records

The records consist of meeting materials, correspondence, drafts of its report, questionnaires, records of interviews, statistical materials, affirmative action reports, and reports and publications used as background materials....

Committee on Music and Drama Records

This collection includes administrative and financial materials pertaining to the work of the committee as well as files on individual events presented on campus. The Sam Hume correspondence contains both administrative and personal correspondence....

Conferences in the Field of Law Enforcement Records

Includes courses on fire prevention, law enforcement and racial and cultural tensions, police planning, supervision of police personnel, traffic court, training for probation and parole staff. Some files include texts of lectures given and photographs.

Curtain Raiser for the Junior Farce Texts, University of California, Berkeley

Bound typescripts of the texts of the plays written and performed by students.

Department of Anthropology Records

The bulk of this collection consists of correspondence files maintained by the Department of Anthropology for the period of A.L. Kroeber's career, although it includes others prominent in the department throughout this period. These files reflect the professional and research...

Department of Physics Records

Contains correspondence files, budget materials, records of departmental meetings, material re research projects, instructional files. Includes records from the chairmanships of E.P. Lewis, E.E. Hall, R.T. Birge and C. Helmholz.

Disabled Students Program Photograph Collection

The Disabled Students' Program Photograph collection includes images of events and individuals associated with the program. Formats include negatives and prints in black and white and color.

Dispersed Art Collection Records

The Dispersed Art Collection records consist of files created to support the effort of the University Office of Business Services in fulfillment of its mission to document and care for the so-called “dispersed art collections” of the University. Although there...

Film Division Records

Records concerning the preparation of various films, many relating to the University and its programs.

Foster (Herbert B.) : Papers relating to the development of various campuses of the University of California

Correspondence, histories, notes, reports, maps concerning various campuses and off-campus locations operated by the University of California as well as some properties owned by the University. Contains folders on Alameda, Calif.; Bear Gulch Water Co.; Berkeley; Blodgett Forest; Citrus Experiment...

Free Speech Movement Photographs

The Free Speech Movement (FSM) photographs collection consists of photographic prints of the 1964 FSM rallies, speakers, and crowds. Photographers include Ron Hecker, Don Kechely and others. Also contains a few images of the 1984 twentieth anniversary rally commemorating the...

Free Speech Movement Records

The Free Speech Movement Records, 1936-1969 (bulk 1964-1965), consist of materials created or collected by the Free Speech Movement (FSM) organization. The FSM, created in the fall of 1964 to protest administrative efforts to curb political activities on the Berkeley...

Galloway (Dennis) Photographs of the University of California, Berkeley

Photographs taken, chiefly for campus publications, of scenes, people, and events at the University of California, Berkeley.

Glee Club of the University of California Records

Includes advertising material, photographs, organizational and budget material from manager Clyde Edmonson, programs and flyers, material on the 1922 Oriental Tour, scrapbooks, and clippings.

Graham (John J.) photographs taken on UC Berkeley Campus

Photos of the campus, campus events and buildings, athletic events, and protest movements, 1968-1970

Group for Academic Freedom Records

Primarily correspondence of Edward C. Tolman, including clippings and printed materials relating to the Loyalty Oath controversy. Box 7 contains papers of Margaret Trabue Hodgens.

Honors Theses in Economics, University of California, Berkeley

The theses cover a wide variety of topics, some pure economics or business practices, but a number of them contribute to the field of social economics, with such topics as the juvenile court, labor and vagrancy, and housing.

Housing Office, University of California, Berkeley Records

Minutes of committees on living accomodations and residence halls; reports on availability of and development of student housing, including materials on Berkeley's rent control ordinance and materials on discrimination in housing.

Institute of Library Research, University of California Records

Correspondence, reports, development proposals.

John Galen Howard collection of progress photographs graphic]

These volumes of photographs show the construction of various Howard buildings between approximately 1905 and 1910; in a few cases there are views of the site before the beginning of construction, but in some cases there are not even photographs...

Journal of Educational Change Records

Records include field studies, graduate and undergraduate programs, student participation, and various University of California, Berkeley offices whose activities contributed to the Journal, published in 3 vols. from Dec. 1969 through May 1972.

Junior Farce Texts, University of California, Berkeley

Mainly bound typescripts of texts of the plays. Many have programs pasted in.

Kerr (Clark) Personal and Professional Papers

Clark Kerr Personal and Professional Papers documents Kerr's life as an educator, labor negotiator, and, most importantly, as chancellor of UC Berkeley and then president of the University of California system. The collection spans his professional career from the...

Kirwan (Ed) ASUC Photograph Archive

Photographs of student life, athletics, campus events, and buildings and grounds at the University of California, Berkeley, chiefly from 1942 into the 1970s. The photographs were created by the ASUC Photography Department, headed by Ed Kirwan from about 1957, and...

Lawrence Hall of Science Records

Primarily materials relating to initial plans, advisory committees, architectural competition, early programs and sponsors.

Letterpress copy books of University Librarian, Joseph C. Rowell

These letterpress copy books were kept by Joseph Cummings Rowell from 1878 to 1904. Many of the volumes had slips inserted commenting on interesting developments for the history of the library. Unfortunately these slips were in danger of harming the...

Librarians' Association of the University of California Records

Reflect the activities, governance, philosophy and history of the professional organization for the librarians employed on the nine campuses of the U.C. system. LAUC was founded on 1968, and continues to be active until the present day.

Library Council Records

Includes minutes of meetings, circulars, annual reports, correspondence, and project files.

May (Henry) Theater and Costume Design Files

Set and costume designs primarily for theater and dance productions at the University of California, Berkeley

Mood (Fulmer.) : Survey of the Libraries of the University of California

Materials used for compiling A survey of the library resources of the University of California: Berkeley, Davis, La Jolla, Los Angeles, Mount Hamilton, Riverside, San Francisco, and Santa Barbara. Survey conducted from January 2, 1945 to December 10, 1946.

Navy V-12 Program Archives, UC Berkeley

Includes contracts, curricula and schedules in various departments, enrollement data, student records, tests, and budgets.

Office of the Chancellor, University of California, Berkeley, Records

The Records of the Office of the Chancellor, University of California, Berkeley, 1952-[ongoing], includes records for the chancellorships of Clark Kerr, Glenn T. Seaborg, Edward W. Strong, Martin Meyerson, Roger Heyns, and Albert H. Bowker. The collection includes the administrative...

Office of the Registrar Records

Includes applications for admission, entrance examination reports, degrees and certificates awarded, committees, correspondence, petitions, scrapbooks, journals, and standard diaries.

Partheneia Texts, Reports and Music

Texts of the plays, annual reports on the preparation and completion of the year's activities, and original music composed for the pageant.

Pettitt (George A.) Files as Assistant to UC President

Material includes employment, faculty relations, personnel, ROTC and NROTC, Regents, tenure, and University President Robert Gordon Sproul.

Philosophical Union of the University of California Records

The Philosophical Union was established by George Holmes Howison as a society for the discussion of philosophical questions. The society included not only faculty of the University of California, but also interested ministers and laymen. Many of the best known...

Queer Resource Center Records

The present organization of the files maintains the order established by the Queer Resource Center. The collection consists of flyers. annual files, program files, minutes and financial reports, and correspondence of the various organizations through 1992. In addition there are...

Queer Resource Center Resource Files

Primarily serial files collected by the Center, plus some information files on conferences, education, and health.

Records of the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

These papers consist of an extensive set of correspondence between Annie Montague Alexander and the directors of the museum between 1908 and 1949 and typescripts, manuscripts and notes for some of the publications issued as "Contributions from the Museum of...

Regents of the University of California Records

The bulk of these records cover the period 1868 to 1918; records after 1918 consist of an incomplete set of minutes of Regents' meetings. Boxes of records are arranged by chronological periods, then into three groups within each period :...

Ross (Una S.) Photograph Album

Album of photographs of University of California, Berkeley student.

School of Business Administration Records

School of Business Administration records include meeting and administrative records, faculty documents, correspondence, historical materials, marketing records, reports of proposals and research, and publications. Publications include yearbooks, facebooks, and business program pamphlets.

School of Law Papers

The School of Law papers include material on the the construction of the original Boalt Hall, later known as Durant Hall, as well as records and correspondence regarding accreditation, admission and enrollment proceedures, the formation and operation of various administrative...

Select Committee on Education Records

Materials gathered and generated in the course of preparation of its report, Education at Berkeley.

Senior Extravaganza Texts and Music, University of California, Berkeley

Mainly bound typescripts of texts of the plays, a few of these accompanied by music (single songs, piano scores and/or full parts). Many have programs pasted in.

Six Weeks in Spring, 1985

Transcripts and tapes of sixteen interviews conducted during July-August 1985 documenting events on the University of California, Berkeley, campus in April-May 1985 and administrative response to student activities protesting university policy on investments in South Africa....

Smith (Donovan) Files Relating to Space Utilization

Utilization reports and studies, enrollment studies, etc.

Student Materials Relating to University High School

Includes student body council minutes, student publications, student scrapbooks, memorabilia, and reunion materials.

Student papers on UC Berkeley sports

These papers were written for courses in the Department of Physical Education, and, as most student papers do, they vary in quality. Often the bibliographies of the papers can be as helpful as the papers themselves....

There Was Light

Box 1-2: Material gathered, together with relevant correspondence, drafts and galley proofs, during Mr. Stone's writing of his There was light : Autobiography a University, published by Doubleday in 1970. Box 3: Files of Garff B. Wilson, Public Ceremonies Chairman...

UC Berkeley Campus Events

This is the most general and wide-ranging of University Archives pictorial collection categories. It includes all kinds of events and activities on the campus: a wide variety of student activities (including sorority and fraternity groups and houses), official events, faculty...

UC Berkeley Campus Views

Contains views of campus scenes and groups of buildings.

UC Berkeley Students : Scrapbooks

These scrapbooks contain a wide variety of materials reflecting the interests of the student involved. Programs of campus events are a strong point, and some students have included their grade cards and similar items related to the business of being...

UC History Digital Archives

The University of California History Digital Archives comprises a collection of digitized historical documents, images and materials, along with past and current analysis on the history of the University of California. The original project began at the Center for Studies...

University Extension, University of California Records

Administrative correspondence of the directors and of various branch offices; files of the Lecture and Correspondence Departments; files relating to various programs and to the use of television in education.

University of California - Portraits of Individuals and Groups

The collection consists of identified individuals and groups connected to the University of California, primarily from the Berkeley campus and the system-wide administration.

University of California, Berkeley, Office of Institutional Research Reports

These reports cover three major categories: grades and grade distribution, ethnicity, and faculty workload, primarily for the period 1969 to 1986, although a few cover earlier and later dates. In each of these categories, there are a number of reports...

University of California (System). Gifts and Endowment Office Record of Donation

Computer produced print-outs of gifts to the University of California. Not included are gifts in kind for which no monetary value was determined or recorded. Some years include all gifts by donor name, plus summary by donor; some years include...

University of California (System). Office of the President. Records, 1914-1958

Series 2 of the Records of the Office of the President, University of California, covers the period 1914-1958. As in other series of these records, they reflect the activity of the entire office, not limited to the files of the...

University of California (System). Office of the President. Records: Alphabetical Files, 1885-1913

Series 1 of the Records of the Office of the President consist of alphabetical files covering the period 1885-1913. It is at the beginning of this period that the office assumed some independent action, separate from the Board of Regents,...

University of California (System). Office of the President. Records: Numerical Bound Folders, 1929-1958

At various times during the presidency of Robert Gordon Sproul (1930-1958), the administration had occasion to reexamine topics related to the administration of the University, during which process documents were pulled from the regular (or routine) files and assembled into...

University of California (System). Office of the President. Records: Permanent Files, 1952-1975

Series 8 of the Records of the Office of the President consists of 'permanent' or policy files from the period 1952-1975, the administrations of Clark Kerr and Charles J. Hitch.

University of California (System). Office of the President. Records: Routine Files, 1958-1967

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....

University of California (System). Office of the President. Records: Routine Files, 1968-1975

The Office of the President is the highest administrative office of the University of California system and therefore these records document all facets of the operation of the university. Despite the fact that during this period the responsibility for many...

University of California (System). Office of the President. Records: Special problem folders to June 1958

At various times during the presidency of Robert Gordon Sproul (1930-1958), the administration had occasion to reexamine topics related to the administration of the University, during which process documents were pulled from the regular (or routine) files and assembled into...

University of California (System). Office of the President: Special B Report

A series of reports to the Board of Regents on a wide variety of special programs, mainly research programs, administered by the University of California. They provide a brief history of each of the programs described as well as report...

Views of Protest Movements at the University of California, Berkeley

A selection of twelve Theresa Loewenberg snapshots of the strike on May 5, 1970 at the University of California Berkeley campus.

Views taken in the Greek Theatre, UC Berkeley

Photographs of construction, views of the completed theater and activities taking place in it, such as commencement and Charter Day ceremonies, dramatic presentations, student rallies, etc.

Wellington (Winfield S.) Exhibits - Photographs

Photographs of exhibits created by Winfield Scott Wellington in the University Art Gallery, primarily of Hearst Museum of Anthropology artifacts.

Works Progress Administration Projects at the University of California

Records of projects conducted under the auspices of the University of California in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences. Includes administrative and personnel records, as well as material related to the National Youth Administration.