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Office of the Assistant Vice Chancellor, Facilities Design & Construction Camp Matthews Photographs
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Description
The Camp Matthews buildings photographs, documented by Office of the Vice Chancellor, Facilities Design and Construction, include black and white negatives and a selection of oversize prints taken after Camp Matthews closed operations in 1964 and building modifications through 1967.
Background
Camp Matthews was established in 1918 as a U.S. Marine rifle range under the command of Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego. It was called the Marine Rifle Range, La Jolla from 1918 until 1942, when it was renamed Camp Matthews after Brigadier General Calvin B. Matthews. In 1964 the Camp Matthews land was transferred to the University of California. The University's initial plans for Camp Matthews area included the use of permanent buildings as temporary administrative offices and the construction on the site of the new School of Medicine. The Office of Architects and Engineers coordinated the work on the first building in 1965. Campus administrative offices, principally housed in Building B of First College, moved to the Matthews area in 1965, except for the Office of the Chancellor.
Extent
1.2 Linear feet (1 archives box and 1 oversize folder)
Restrictions
Publication rights are held by the Regents of the University of California.