This collection consists of records of the department of Athletics and Physical Education at the University of California,
Irvine, from 1965-2004. It contains files on all sports administered by the Athletics Department. This includes men's and
women's teams in baseball, basketball, crew, cross country, golf, sailing, soccer, swimming, tennis, track and field, volleyball
and water polo. Files may contain player rosters, game schedules, photographs, programs, and more. The collection also includes
video recordings of athletic events such as games, weekly highlights and interviews with coaches and players. There are also
records and press releases from the Big West Conference organization.
The UCI Athletics Department was formed with the university's founding in 1965. Wayne Crawford, for whom the original athletic
facility was later named, served as the first chair of the Department of Physical Education, overseeing both intercollegiate
athletics and recreational activities on campus. By 1968 Intercollegiate Athletics and the Recreation Sports Program were
part of the Student Affairs Office, while the Department of Physical Education remained under Academic Affairs. The administrative
authority under which the two departments served fluctuated a number of times until Physical Education and Intercollegiate
Athletics and Campus Recreation were combined into a single office in 1995. In 1995 the Office of Intercollegiate Athletics
and Campus Recreation became independent of Student Affairs and directly accountable to the chancellor. Intercollegiate Athletics
and Campus Recreation ascended to the level of an executive office in 1999, with the athletic director holding an administrative
position equivalent to that of vice chancellor.
40.9 Linear feet
(44 boxes and 1 oversize folder)
Property rights reside with the University of California. Copyrights are generally 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.
Regarding restricted material in box 44: This material contains student information including social security numbers, that
needs to be restricted for 75 years from date of creation. It may be possible to redact identifying and/or confidential information
to provide access to non-confidential information.