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Guide to the Frank Cancian Photographs for Main Street UCI AS.154
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  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Processing History
  • Historical Background
  • Arrangement
  • Scope and Content Summary

  • Title: Frank Cancian photographs for Main Street UCI
    Identifier/Call Number: AS.154
    Contributing Institution: Special Collections and Archives, University of California, Irvine Libraries
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 0.8 Linear feet (3084 digital files and 2 boxes)
    Date (inclusive): 2009-2011
    Language of Collection Materials: Collection materials are in English.
    Abstract: This collection consists of ephemera and photographs taken by University of California, Irvine anthropology professor emeritus Frank Cancian from 2009-2011. The photographs, consisting of more than 3000 photographs taken over seventy-five sessions, document the people, events, and spaces in the Ring Mall on the UC Irvine campus, and were compiled by Cancian into a project and exhibit entitled "Main Street UCI."
    Creator: Cancian, Frank
    The collection of digital photographs is available online.

    Access

    The collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    This material is provided for private study, scholarship, or research. Transmission or reproduction of any material protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. The authors or their heirs retain their copyrights to the material. Contact the University of California, Irvine Libraries, Special Collections and Archives for more information (spcoll@uci.edu).

    Preferred Citation

    Frank Cancian Photographs for Main Street UCI. AS-154. 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

    Gift of Frank Cancian, 2012.

    Processing History

    Processed by Audra Eagle Yun, 2012.

    Historical Background

    Frank Cancian is an anthropologist, photographer, and professor at the University of California, Irvine. His scholarly interests have focused on comparative social inequality. He also has worked on issues in economic anthropology, peasant studies and Mexican studies, as well as documentary and ethnographic photography.

    Arrangement

    This collection is arranged in 2 series:
    • Series 1. Digital photographs
    • Series 2. Ephemera and field notes

    Scope and Content Summary

    This collection consists of ephemera and photographs taken by University of California, Irvine anthropology professor emeritus Frank Cancian from 2009-2011. The photographs, consisting of more than 3000 photographs taken over seventy-five sessions, document the people, events, and spaces in the Ring Mall on the UC Irvine campus, and were compiled by Cancian into a project and exhibit entitled "Main Street UCI."
    In February 2009, Cancian stopped in the Ring Mall plaza at UC Irvine to take pictures of a student campaigning for homecoming queen. Two weeks later, he found traveling evangelists in the plaza and photographed them and the students interacting with them. Cancian continued to photograph life on the Ring Mall, primarily between the Social Sciences buildings and the Student Center, until early 2011. The photographs were displayed in exhibitions at the Irvine Fine Arts Center (2011) and the UC Irvine Student Center (2012) and was curated into four groups: Protests, Along the Street, Play and Performance, and God.
    Main Street UCI illustrates campus life at UC Irvine, featuring images of protests and demonstrations, vendor activities, religious activities, food sales, dance and other performances, campus scenes, and campus organizations.
    More information about Main Street UCI may be found at http://sites.uci.edu/mainstreetuci/. The digital photographs are available for research at UCISpace @ the Libraries .

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    University of California, Irvine -- Students..
    Students -- California -- Irvine -- Photographs
    Students -- California -- Orange County