Scope and Content of Collection
Title: Office of the Assistant Vice Chancellor, Facilities Design & Construction Camp Matthews Photographs
Identifier/Call Number: RSS 4025
Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, California, 92093-0175
1.2 Linear feet
(1 archives box and 1 oversize folder)
Date (inclusive): 1964 - 1967
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.
University of California, San Diego. Office of the Assistant Vice Chancellor. Facilities Design and Construction.
Scope and Content of Collection
The PHOTOGRAPHS series comprises approximately 44 black and white 2-1/4" negatives of Camp Matthews buildings between 1964-1967.
Additionally, a few of the negatives produced oversize prints.
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.
The Office of Architects and Engineers was responsible for the overall coordination of the building program from the time
a project is assigned a priority in the University's statewide building program to the time it is completed and equipped.
The office opened in 1957 under the direction of J.W.Tippetts, Building Program Coordinator and head of the department. He
was replaced by Mac Alfred Cason, Chief Architect for Los Angeles County in 1960, as Chief Campus Architect.
Beginning in the mid-1970s with the reorganization of campus planning and building, the Office of Architects and Engineers
was absorbed into Facilities Design & Construction unit and overal campus planning. The Facilities Design and Construction
office is the primary service provider charged with the implementation of the Capital Improvement Program including project
programming, planning, schematic design, design development, construction documents, and construction administration for all
Office of the Assistant Vice Chancellor, Facilities Design & Construction Camp Matthews Photographs, RSS 4025. Special Collections
& Archives, UC San Diego.
Publication rights are held by the Regents of the University of California.
This collection has been digitized and can be viewed through links in the container list, or by clicking on the link below.
Subjects and Indexing Terms
Camp Matthews (Calif.). -- Archives
Camp Matthews (Calif.). -- Photographs
University of California, San Diego. Office of the Assistant Vice Chancellor. Facilities Design and Construction. -- Archives
University of California, San Diego. -- Archives
Military bases, American--California--San Diego--Photographs