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Athletics and Physical Education Records (University of California, Irvine)
AS.063  
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  • Internal Access Note
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Processing History
  • Historical Background
  • Collection Scope and Content Summary
  • Collection Arrangement
  • Related Collections
  • Existence and Location of Originals

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: Special Collections and Archives, University of California, Irvine Libraries
    Title: University of California, Irvine, Athletics and Physical Education records
    Creator: University of California, Irvine. Office of Intercollegiate Athletics and Campus Recreation
    Identifier/Call Number: AS.063
    Physical Description: 41.3 Linear Feet (44 boxes, 1 oversize folder and 4 gigabytes of scanned PDFs) and 1 box, 1 XOS poster, 2 CD-ROMs of unprocessed material
    Date (inclusive): 1951-2015
    Abstract: This collection consists of records of the department of Athletics and Physical Education at the University of California, Irvine. 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, news releases, 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.

    Internal Access Note

    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.

    Access

    Collection is open for research. Material in box 44, "Biographical Information on Players and Staff," contains personally identifiable information and is restricted for 75 years from date of creation. Access to original video recordings and disk media is restricted, researchers may request access copies. Access to Series 5, Press Releases, is made available on UCI Space.

    Publication Rights

    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.
    For information on use, copyright, and attribution, please visit: http://special.lib.uci.edu/using/publishing.html

    Preferred Citation

    University of California, Irvine, Athletics and Physical Education records. AS-063. Special Collections and Archives, The UC Irvine Libraries, Irvine, California. Date accessed.
    For the benefit of current and future researchers, please cite any additional information about sources consulted in this collection, including permanent URLs, item or folder descriptions, and box/folder locations.

    Acquisition Information

    Transferred from the UCI Athletics Department in 2015 and 2016 (a small portion of this collection was acquired by the archives in 1976).

    Processing History

    Processed by Laura Uglean Jackson, 2015. Additional accretions added by Kim Evans in 2015.

    Historical Background

    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.
    Basketball, golf, tennis, swimming, water polo, sailing, and crew were all introduced in 1965 independent of an athletics association or conference. 1965 also saw the formation of the first athletics support group (called the Big I Boosters) and the first UCI athletics game, a water polo match, on October 8. Over the years more sports were added including baseball (1970), track and field and cross country (1971), soccer (1984), and men's volleyball (1987). Women's teams were informally offered beginning in 1967, with teams in sailing, tennis, volleyball, and swimming/diving. The first full-time coach of a women's team was Doreen Irish, appointed to coach women's tennis in 1973. In 1977, UCI joined the Pacific Coast Athletics Association (PCAA) and became a Division I athletics institution within the NCAA. The PCAA changed its name to the Big West Conference in 1988.
    As of 2008, UCI sponsored 23 intercollegiate athletic teams: 11 men's teams, 11 women's teams and one coed sailing program. UCI has won over 25 national team championships since 1969 and has produced 63 individual national champions. More than 400 UCI student-athletes have earned All-America honors, and UCI Anteater teams have captured over 58 conference championships.

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    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, news releases, 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. In 2015, UCI Special Collections and Archives scanned the Athletics press releases. These are available online.

    Collection Arrangement

    This collection is arranged in five series:
    • Series 1. Sports files, 1951-2004 17.4 linear feet
    • Series 2. Basketball (Men's) files, 1965-1993, 9.0 linear feet
    • Series 3. Big West Conference files, 1979-2002, 2.4 linear feet
    • Series 4. Audio and Video Recordings, 1981-2002, 12.0 linear feet
    • Series 5. Press Releases, 1965-2009, 4 Gigabytes. Available on the Online Archive of UCI History
    The collection also contains one unprocessed addition. Accession 2015.035. UCI Athletics photographs, 1970-2015. 0.4 linear feet + digital material.

    Related Collections

    Related materials can be found in the following collections:
    • Intercollegiate Athletics and Campus Recreation publications, University of California, Irvine, PS-006. Special Collections and Archives, The UC Irvine Libraries, Irvine, California.

    Existence and Location of Originals

    Accn. 2015.009, external media recieved, digital object numbers AS063_DIG001-AS063_DIG033

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    College sports -- California -- Irvine
    Intramural sports -- California -- Irvine
    University of California, Irvine. Track and field
    University of California, Irvine. Swimming
    University of California, Irvine. Tennis
    University of California, Irvine -- Archives
    University of California, Irvine. Golf
    University of California, Irvine. Soccer
    University of California, Irvine. Volleyball
    University of California, Irvine. Office of Intercollegiate Athletics and Campus Recreation
    University of California, Irvine. Baseball
    University of California, Irvine. Basketball