Guide to the Program in Comparative Culture Records, University of California, Irvine AS.014

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Special Collections and Archives, University of California, Irvine Libraries
The UCI Libraries
P.O. Box 19557
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, California, 92623-9557
949-824-3947
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Title: University of California, Irvine, Program in Comparative Culture records
Identifier/Call Number: AS.014
Contributing Institution: Special Collections and Archives, University of California, Irvine Libraries
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 5.4 Linear feet (13 boxes and 2 oversized folders)
Date (inclusive): 1968-1993
Abstract: The collection comprises the records of UCI's Program in Comparative Culture, which fostered a multi-disciplinary curriculum. The records document its programs, courses, faculty, and students.
Physical Location: The majority of the collection is stored offsite at SRLF. Please contact Special Collections and Archives staff in advance of your visit so we can arrange for retrieval of the materials.
Creator: University of California, Irvine. Program in Comparative Culture..

Access

Boxes 1-7 of the collection are open for research. Boxes 8-13 are restricted for 75 years from the date of the latest record in each box due to the presence of student and personnel records.

Publication Rights

Property rights and copyright reside with the University of California. For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact the University Archivist.

Preferred Citation

Program in Comparative Culture Records, University of California, Irvine. AS-014. 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 School of Social Sciences, 1995.

Processing History

Processed by Mary Ellen Goddard, 2000; revised by Michelle Light, 2008.

Historical Background

The Program in Comparative Culture at the University of California, Irvine, began within the honors program in American Studies in 1968. By the 1969-1970 academic year, Comparative Culture was an independent program designed to study specific cultures cross-culturally and draw upon multiple disciplines. Its aim was to "shed light on the forces and processes which have shaped the culture of America" by comparing systematically the dominant and minority cultures of the United States and Third World. The major was intended to prepare students to be intelligent participants in social, political and social life through, for example, careers in law, education, community organization, mental health, or public affairs. Each student could design his or her own program. In 1969 students could study African, American, Asian, Black, and Chicano cultures, or with other areas by special arrangement. By 1979 the study of women and Native Americans was also recognized. In 1978 the program was merged with the School of Social Sciences. As of September 1995, the program was not open to new students.

Collection Scope and Content Summary

The collection comprises the records of UCI's Program in Comparative Culture, which fosters a multi-disciplinary curriculum. The records document its programs, courses, faculty, and students. Records include proposals, program reviews, reports, correspondence, syllabi, and budgets. Documentation of courses offered is particularly strong.

Collection Arrangement

This collection is arranged in 6 series.
  • Series 1. Administrative records, 1969-1987. 0.7 linear feet
  • Series 2. Conferences, events, and other programs, 1970-1986. 0.4 linear feet
  • Series 3. Curriculum, 1968-1993. 1.1 linear ft.
  • Series 4. Faculty, 1980-1987. 0.8 linear ft.
  • Series 5. Graduate and undergraduate programs, 1979-1989. 0.2 linear ft.
  • Series 6. Chronological correspondence, 1978-1991. 2.2 linear ft.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

University of California, Irvine -- Archives.
University of California, Irvine. Program in Comparative Culture -- Archives.
University of California, Irvine. Program in Comparative Culture -- Curricula .
University of California, Irvine. School of Social Sciences -- Archives..
Cross cultural studies -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- California -- Irvine
Curricula -- 20th century.

 

Administrative records Series 1. 1969-1987

Physical Description: 0.7 Linear feet
General Physical Description note:

Series Scope and Content Summary

Contains administrative records documenting the operations, programs, reorganization, and assessment of the Program in Comparative Culture. Records include budgets, minutes, reports, and memoranda.

Arrangement

Alphabetical by topic or record format.
Box-folder 1 : 1-5

Budgets 1981-1986

 

Charters

Box-folder 1 : 6

Program in Comparative Culture 1972-1977

Box-folder 1 : 7

School of Social Sciences 1981

Box-folder 1 : 8-9

Computers 1982-1987

Box-folder 1 : 10

Consultant's report (Leslie J. Berkes) 1978

Box-folder 1 : 11-14

Correspondence 1981-1986

Box-folder 1 : 15-18

Council of Scholars agendas and minutes 1979-1986

Biographical/Historical note

The Council of Scholars was composed of faculty and elected graduate and undergraduate representatives.
Box-folder 2 : 1

Director of Campus Events 1985-1986

Box-folder 2 : 2

Director of Compensation 1979-1983

Box-folder 2 : 3

Enrollment history 1979-1983

Box-folder 2 : 4

Ethnic studies 1969-1985

Box-folder 2 : 5

Grievance Committee report 1982

Box-folder 2 : 6

Investigation of Program 1983

Box-folder 2 : 7

Library 1982

Box-folder 2 : 8

Records inventory 1983

 

Reorganization to change reporting line

Box-folder 2 : 9

Committee on Finance minutes and recommendations to Regents 1977

Box-folder 2 : 10

Correspondence 1981-1982

Box-folder 2 : 11

Evidence packet supporting complaint 1981

Box-folder 2 : 12

Opportunity Fund distribution 1978-1983

Box-folder 2 : 13

Policy on establishment of academic instructional units 1971

Box-folder 2 : 14

Social Science Executive Committee agenda and supporting documents 1981

Box-folder 13 : 4

Report on UCI's Educational Opportunity Program 1982

Conditions Governing Access note

Restricted until 2057 due to student and personnel information.
Box-folder 2 : 15

School of Social Science reorganization report (Rosovsky Committee) 1985-1986

Box-folder 2 : 16

Space requests 1982-1983

 

Conferences, events, and other programs Series 2. 1970-1986

Physical Description: 0.4 Linear feet
General Physical Description note:

Series Scope and Content Summary

Documents special events, conferences, colloquia, and lectures sponsored by the Program in Comparative Culture.

Arrangement

Alphabetical by topic.
 

Conferences and colloquia

Box-folder 2 : 17

Black Expressive Forms Conference 1982-1983

Box-folder 2 : 18

California Principal's Conference 1985

 

China's American Studies Delegation visit 1985

Box-folder 2 : 19

Brochures and catalogs from represented Chinese universities 1985-1986

Box-folder 3 : 1

Correspondence 1985-1986

Box-folder 3 : 2

Information packet for Chinese visitors 1985

Box-folder 3 : 3

Publicity 1985

Box-folder 3 : 4

Schedule and arrangements 1985

Box-folder 3 : 5

Chowdhury, G. S., Bangladeshi visit 1985

Box-folder 3 : 6

Fall colloquia 1982

Box-folder 3 : 7

Freire, Paulo, dialogue with 1985-1986

Box-folder 3 : 8

Los Folkloristas 1982-1986

Box-folder 3 : 9

Minority Political Awareness and Survival in the 1980s 1983

Box-folder 3 : 10, FB066 : 2

Lectures, announcements for 1970-1986

Box-folder 3 : 11

Target of Opportunity Program: Epitanio San Juan 1985-1986

 

Curriculum Series 3. 1968-1993

Physical Description: 1.1 Linear feet
General Physical Description note:

Series Scope and Content Summary

Documents courses offered within the Program in Comparative Culture. Records include course descriptions, syllabi, study questions, correspondence, and reports.

Arrangement

Alphabetically by record type and chronologically by academic term.
Box-folder 3 :12-14

Correspondence 1981-1984

 

Course offerings booklets, fliers, and posters 1968-1993

Box-folder 3 : 15-16

1968-1974 1968-1974

Box-folder 4 : 1-2

1975-1993 1975-1993

Box-folder FB066 : 3

Oversize 1976-1981

 

Course records

 

1978 Winter Quarter, Social Science

Box-folder 4 : 3

70V - Urban Film Making 1978

Box-folder 4 : 4

70W - Women's Oppression 1978

 

1978 Winter Quarter, Comparative Culture

Box-folder 4 : 5

100 - Comparing Culture 1978

Box-folder 4 : 6

151 - Introduction to American Culture 1978

Box-folder 4 : 7

153A - Japanese Culture 1978

Box-folder 4 : 8

155A - Women in Social Movements 1978

Box-folder 4 : 9

195D - Life in Literature of the South 1978

Box-folder 4 : 10

195E - Literature and Society 1978

Box-folder 4 : 11

195F - Comparative Social Systems 1978

Box-folder 4 : 12

195G - Economic Problems of the Minority Culture 1978

Box-folder 4 : 13

195H - Theories of Imperialism 1978

Box-folder 4 : 14

195J - Imperialism and Culture in Latin America 1978

Box-folder 4 : 15

195M - Minorities in Urban Setting 1978

Box-folder 4 : 16

195N - The Structures of UC Capitalism 1978

Box-folder 4 : 17

195O - Middle East, Biblical to the Present 1978

Box-folder 4 : 18

195P - Race, Sex and Class in American Education 1978

 

1978 Spring Quarter, Social Science

Box-folder 4 : 19

8 - Introduction to Sociology 1978

Box-folder 4 : 20

70X - The Motion Picture in Contemporary American Society 1978

Box-folder 4 : 21

73B - Adolescent Introduction to Sociology 1978

 

1978 Spring Quarter, Comparative Culture

Box-folder 4 : 22

105 - Scope and Problems of Inter-Disciplinary Study 1978

Box-folder 4 : 23

125 - Society and Culture 1978

Box-folder 4 : 24

126 - History and Culture 1978

Box-folder 4 : 25

127B - Comparative Religion 1978

Box-folder 4 : 26

128 - Cultural Analysis of Visual Arts 1978

Box-folder 4 : 27

154C - Introduction to Chicano Culture 1978

Box-folder 4 : 28

195A - Avant-Garde as Cultural Phenomenon 1978

Box-folder 4 : 29

195B - Puerto Ricans in the United States 1978

Box-folder 4 : 30

195C - Political Economy, Economic Crisis of the Cities 1978

Box-folder 4 : 31

195D - History of Education in the United States 1978

Box-folder 4 : 32

195E - Class and Strata in the United States 1978

Box-folder 4 : 33

195I - Revolutionary Theory and Dependency in Latin America 1978

Box-folder 4 : 34

195F - Political Economy, Comparative Socialist Systems 1978

Box-folder 4 : 35

195G - History of Economic Thought 1978

Box-folder 4 : 36

195H - Critique/Microeconomics 1978

Box-folder 4 : 37

195J - Politics/The Theaters of Ideas 1978

 

1978 Summer Quarter

Box-folder 4 : 38

195C/Comparative Culture, 170T/Social Science - Religion in America 1978

 

1978 Fall Quarter, Social Science

Box-folder 4 : 39

70U - Women in Film 1978

Box-folder 4 : 40

74A - Men in Film 1978

 

1978 Fall Quarter, Comparative Culture

Box-folder 4 : 41

120 - Cultural Analysis of Literature 1978

Box-folder 4 : 42

123 - Economics and Culture 1978

Box-folder 4 : 43

124 - Politics and Culture 1978

Box-folder 4 : 44

150 - African Culture 1978

Box-folder 4 : 45

153B - Chinese Culture 1978

Box-folder 4 : 46

154B - Afro-American Culture 1978

Box-folder 4 : 47

195A - Chicano History 1978

Box-folder 4 : 48

195B - Politics and Social Theory 1978

Box-folder 4 : 49

195C - Buddhism in Asia 1978

Box-folder 4 : 50

195D - Race, Sex, Class in American Education 1978

Box-folder 4 : 51

195E - Women in Asia 1978

Box-folder 4 : 52

195F - Power in American Society 1978

Box-folder 4 : 53

195I - The Structure of U.S. Capitalism 1978

Box-folder 4 : 54

197D - Culture and Education 1978

 

1979 Winter Quarter, Comparative Culture

Box-folder 5 : 1

100 - Comparing Cultures 1979

Box-folder 5 : 2

120 Cultural Analysis of Literature 1979

Box-folder 5 : 3

122A - Introduction to Popular Culture 1979

Box-folder 5 : 4

122B - Comparative American Folklore 1979

Box-folder 5 : 5

151 - Introduction to American Culture 1979

Box-folder 5 : 6

153C - Indian Culture 1979

Box-folder 5 : 7

155B - Women in Society 1979

Box-folder 5 : 8

195A - The Great Depression and World War II 1979

Box-folder 5 : 9

195B - Issues in Social Theory 1979

Box-folder 5 : 10

195C - Religion in American History 1979

Box-folder 5 : 11

195D - American Ideologies (winter and spring quarters) 1979

Box-folder 5 : 12

195E - Chicano in Education 1979

Box-folder 5 : 13

195F -Contemporary China 1979

Box-folder 5 : 14

195G - Southern Africa and Human Rights 1979

Box-folder 5 : 15

195I - Circumpolar People 1979

Box-folder 5 : 16

195N - Political Economy of Organized Crime 1979

Box-folder 5 : 17

195O - The Family and Sex Roles in Modern Capitalism 1979

Box-folder 5 : 18

195U - Theories of Imperialism 1979

Box-folder 5 : 19

195W - Economic Problems of Minority Nationalities 1979

Box-folder 5 : 20

195X - Comparative Social Movements 1979

Box-folder 5 : 21

195Y - Comparative Economic Development 1979

Box-folder 5 : 22

197A - Field Study: Film Making 1979

 

1979 Winter Quarter, Social Science

Box-folder 5 : 23

74B - History of Documentary 1979

Box-folder 5 : 24

73B - Adolescent Psychology 1979

Box-folder 5 : 25

1979-1980 Fall Quarter, Social Science 172A - African Culture 1979-1980

Box-folder 5 : 26

1981-1984 Comparative Culture class listing 1981-1984

 

1982

Box-folder 5 : 27

African courses 1982

Box-folder 5 : 28

Social Science 179 - Tolstoy as Prophet, Rebel, and Mystic 1982

 

1983

Box-folder 5 : 29

Asian American Psychology 1983

Box-folder 5 : 30

Spring courses 1983

 

1985-1986

Box-folder 5 : 31

Course offerings 1985-1986

Box-folder 5 : 32

Escuelita 1985-1986

Box-folder 5 : 33

Gospel Choir 1985-1986

Box-folder 5 : 34

Partnership programs 1985-1986

 

Faculty Series 4. 1980-1987

Physical Description: 0.8 Linear feet
General Physical Description note:

Series Scope and Content Summary

Documents faculty participation in campus committees as well as the university-wide Student Affirmative Action Committee, which reviewed the status of affirmative action in 1980-1981 on UC campuses and made multiple recommendations. Also documents issues of concern to faculty, including requests for new positions.

Arrangement

Alphabetical by topic.
 

Committees

Box-folder 5 : 35

Senior Advisor Committee 1982

 

Student Affirmative Action Committee

Box-folder 5 : 36-39

University of California 1980-1981

 

Campuses

Box-folder 6 : 1

Berkeley 1980-1981

Box-folder 6 : 2

Davis 1980-1981

Box-folder 6 : 3-4

Irvine 1980-1981

Box-folder 6 : 5-6

Los Angeles 1980-1981

Box-folder 6 : 7

Riverside 1980-1981

Box-folder 6 : 8

San Diego 1980-1981

Box-folder 6 : 9

San Francisco 1980-1981

Box-folder 6 : 10

Santa Barbara 1980-1981

Box-folder 6 : 11

Santa Cruz 1980-1981

Box-folder 7 : 1-3

Full-time equivalent (FTE) requests 1981-1987

Box-folder 7: 4

High school reviews 1985

Box-folder 7: 5

Joint appointments 1982

Box-folder 7: 6

Mentor program for minority graduate and professional students 1983

Box-folder 7: 7

Organized research unit (ORU) plans 1983

Box-folder 7: 8

Research and travel 1982-1986

 

Graduate and undergraduate programs Series 5. 1979-1989

Physical Description: 0.2 Linear feet
General Physical Description note:

Series Scope and Content Summary

Documents undergraduate and graduate programs in the Program in Comparative Culture and the School of Social Sciences, including external reviews, curriculum proposals, degree descriptions, and funding information.

Arrangement

Alphabetical by topic.
 

Graduate program

Box-folder 7 : 7

Graduate program review 1981-1985

 

Graduate student

Box-folder 7 : 8

Fellowship awards 1982-1989

Box-folder 7 : 9

Honoraria 1983

Box-folder 7 : 10

Recruitment 1976-1986

Box-folder 7 : 11

Master of Arts in Teaching program 1981-1985

Box-folder 7 : 12

Mentorship program 1983

Box-folder 7 : 13

Ph.D. degrees granted in Comparative Culture 1979-1983

Box-folder 7 : 14

Ph.D. program 1980-1986

Box-folder 7 : 15

Western Name Exchange 1981

Box-folder 7 : 16

Judeo-Christian-Islamic interaction 1985

Box-folder 7 : 17

Revisions in American Studies 1982-1983

 

Undergraduate program

Box-folder 7 : 18

Advising brochure 1985-1986

Box-folder 7 : 19

Curriculum changes 1985-1986

Box-folder 7 : 20

External review 1981

Box-folder 7 : 21

George Roberts Memorial Prize 1986

Box-folder 7 : 22

Revision for CC majors undated

 

Chronological correspondence Series 6. 1978-1991

Physical Description: 2.2 Linear feet
General Physical Description note:

Series Scope and Content Summary

Includes copies of outgoing correspondence from directors and other Comparative Culture professors. The files were maintained either by the directors or office assistants. The files document a wide range of activities and concerns of Comparative Culture directors and include documentation about the curriculum, programs and events, faculty research interests, and individual faculty and students. A large part of the files concern confidential matters, including faculty appointment letters, faculty and staff reviews, student recommendations, requests to correct students' status, and sabbatical and travel requests applications.

Arrangement

Arranged by the individual who maintained the files, then chronologically.

Restrictions

Each box is restricted for 75 years from the latest record in the box due to the presence of student and personnel information.
Box-folder 8 : 1-3

James Fink's files 1978-1979

Conditions Governing Access note

Restricted until 2058.
Box-folder 8 : 4-7

Gilbert Gonzalez's files 1980-1983

Conditions Governing Access note

Restricted until 2058.
 

Raul Fernandez's files

Box-folder 8 : 8-9

1980-1982 1980-1982

Conditions Governing Access note

Restricted until 2058.
Box-folder 9 : 1-8

1982-1985 1982-1985

Conditions Governing Access note

Restricted until 2060.
 

Edna Mejia's files

Box-folder 9 : 9-10

1983 1983

Conditions Governing Access note

Restricted until 2060.
Box-folder 10 : 1-9

1983-1985 1983-1985

Conditions Governing Access note

Restricted until 2060
Box-folder 11 : 1-8

1985-1986 1985-1986

Conditions Governing Access note

Restricted until 2061.
Box-folder 12 : 1-8

1986-1987 1986-1987

Conditions Governing Access note

Restricted until 2062
Box-folder 13 : 1-3

1991 1991

Conditions Governing Access note

Restricted until 2066.