Guide to the Intercollegiate Athletics and Campus Recreation Publications, University of California, Irvine

Processed by Leland Smith and Cyndi Shein; machine-readable finding aid created by Cyndi Shein
Special Collections and Archives
The UCI Libraries
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University of California, Irvine
Irvine, California 92623-9557
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Email: spcoll@uci.edu
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Intercollegiate Athletics and Campus Recreation publications, University of California, Irvine
Date: 1965-2008
Collection Number: PS-006
Creator: University of California, Irvine. Office of Intercollegiate Athletics and Campus Recreation.
Extent: 2.2 linear feet (5 boxes)
Languages: The collection is in English.
Repository: University of California, Irvine. Library. Special Collections and Archives.
Irvine, California 92623-9557
Abstract: This collection comprises the official publications of the Office of Intercollegiate Athletics and Campus Recreation at the University of California, Irvine (UCI). Athletics publications include department-wide and sport-specific publications. Campus Recreation publications include those related to fitness and recreation programs and intramural sports. Also included are publications by organizations that support the UCI athletic program, such as the Big I Boosters and its successor, the Athletic Association.

Important Information for Researchers

Access

The collection is open for research.

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

Office of Intercollegiate Athletics and Campus Recreation, University of California, Irvine Publications. PS-006. 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 periodically from the Office of Intercollegiate Athletics and Campus Recreation.

Accruals

Accruals are expected.

Processing History

Processed by Leland Smith in 2003 and Cyndi Shein in 2008.

Historical Background

Organizational History

When the campus at the University of California, Irvine opened in the fall of 1965, the administration established the Department of Physical Education to complement the academic curriculum. UCI has never offered a physical education major, but recognizes fitness and recreation as part of a healthy lifestyle. Founding chancellor Dan Aldrich believed it was important to provide students and staff with the opportunity to participate in athletic activities. As a result, UCI has provided a wide range of non-academic athletic courses to students, staff, and the local community from the time of the university's inception. UCI Campus Recreation has held summer and winter sports camps for local youth since 1966 and also oversees intramural sports, club sports, and a variety of fitness programs on campus.
UCI's original Department of Physical Education was accountable to the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. 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.
UCI began participating in intercollegiate athletics during its first academic year (1965-66). During that first year UCI fielded teams in basketball, golf, tennis, swimming, water polo, sailing, and crew. By 1975 UCI had teams in cross-country, women's volleyball, women's basketball, men's and women's tennis, and track and field. UCI first fielded a baseball team in 1970; due to budget cuts the baseball program was eliminated after the 1991 season, but reinstated in 2001. As of 2008, UCI sponsors 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 58 conference championships.

Biography/Organization History

Chronology

1963 Wayne Crawford is named inaugural Chairman of the Department of Physical Education
1965 UC Irvine plays first basketball game vs. UC Riverside
1967 Dr. Ray Thornton becomes Chair of Physical Education and Director of Intercollegiate Athletics
1970 First national championship for UCI athletics in water polo
1976 Linda Dempsay is named Chair of Physical Education and Director of Intercollegiate Athletics
1977 UCI joins the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference (renamed Big West Conference in 1989)
1983 Dr. John E. Caine is named Chair of Physical Education and Director of Intercollegiate Athletics
1987 Donald Bren Events Center opens
1989 T. J. Ford is named Chair of the Department of Athletics and Physical Education
1992 Daniel G. Guerrero is named Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Campus Recreation
1999 Anteater Recreation Center (ARC) opens
2002 Bob Chichester is named Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Campus Recreation

Bibliography

University of California, Irvine. (2008.) Athletics. Accessed 26 January 2008 http://www.uci.edu/athletics.shtml

Collection Scope and Content Summary

This collection comprises the official publications of the Office of Intercollegiate Athletics and Campus Recreation at the University of California, Irvine (UCI). Athletics publications include department-wide and sport-specific publications. Campus Recreation publications include those related to fitness and recreation programs and intramural sports. Also included are publications by organizations that support the UCI athletic program, such as the Big I Boosters and its successor, the Athletic Association. The bulk of the collection contains brochures, fliers, newsletters, programs, and schedules. It also includes directories, greeting cards, posters, and memoranda.

Collection Arrangement

This collection is arranged in three series.
  • Series 1. Intercollegiate Athletics publications, 1965-2005, 1.5 linear feet
  • Series 2. Campus Recreation publications, 1966-2008, 0.5 linear feet
  • Series 2. Supporting groups publications, 1965-2007, 0.2 linear feet

Separation Note

The following publications were removed from this collection and cataloged separately in Special Collections and Archives:
  • University of California, Irvine. Physical Education Dept. The Anthill. Irvine, California: 1972.

Related Collections

Related materials can be found in the following collections:
  • Athletics and Physical Education Records, University of California, Irvine. AS-063. Special Collections and Archives, The UC Irvine Libraries, Irvine, California.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

University of California, Irvine -- Archives.
University of California, Irvine. Office of Intercollegiate Athletics and Campus Recreation -- Archives.
University of California, Irvine. Athletic Association -- Archives.
College sports.
Intramural sports.
Physical education and training.

Genres and Formats of Materials

Newsletters

Contributors

University of California, Irvine. Big I Boosters.
University of California, Irvine. Physical Education Dept.


Collection Contents

 

Series 1.  Intercollegiate Athletics publications 1965-2005

Physical Description: 1.5 linear feet

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains publications created by the University of California, Irvine Intercollegiate Athletics. The bulk of the series contains brochures, fliers, newsletters, programs, and schedules.

Arrangement

This series is arranged alphabetically by format.

Processing note

When appropriate, publications are listed as either men's or women's teams. For some sports, such as tennis, men's and women's programs were combined for publication. When no gender is specified, the sport was men's.
 

Annual Reports

Box : 1

Review of Intercollegiate Athletics 1986-1992

Box : 1

Intercollegiate Athletics Year in Review 2002-2004

Box : 1

Brochures 1975-1997

Scope and Content Note

Includes season ticket applications.
Box : 1

Directories 1975

Box : 1

Fliers 1969-1995

Box : 1

Greeting Cards 1973-1984

Box : 1

Invitations 1969-1985

 

Manuals

Box : 1

A Coach's Guide to Recruiting and Eligibility 1986

Box : 1

UCI Student-Athlete Handbook 1989

Box : 1

Memoranda 1966-2001

Scope and Content Note

Includes email messages from the Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Campus Recreation.
 

Newsletters

 

Anteater Report

Scope and Content Note

See UCI Sports Associates News.
 

Anteater Sports Information

Scope and Content Note

See UCI Sports Information.
Box : 1

Ant-Hill Street News 1981-1982

Box : 1

Athletic News Service 1970, 1973

Box : 1

Courtside 1986-1994

Box : 1

Crews News 1974-1975

Box : 1

Founders of Rowing at Irvine Newsletter 1966-1967

Box : 1

Irvine Rowing Associates Newsletter 1985-1986

Scope and Content Note

Continued by UC Irvine Crew Newsletter.
Box : 1

Quarterwave 1984-1986

Scope and Content Note

Continues Starboard Tack.
Box : 1

Sports News 1979

Box : 1

Starboard Tack 1973-1982

Scope and Content Note

Continued by Quarterwave.
Box : 1

UC Irvine Crew Newsletter 1986-1988

Scope and Content Note

Continues Irvine Rowing Associates Newsletter.
Box : 1

UCI Sports Associates News 1980-1984

Scope and Content Note

Continued by Anteater Report. Includes one issue of Anteater Report.
Box : 1

UCI Sports Information 1984-1992

Scope and Content Note

Published under the title Anteater Sports Information from September 1987 to May 1989.
Box : 1

Women's Athletics Newsletter 1976-1977

Box : 1

Miscellaneous 1972-1998

Scope and Content Note

Contains publications which declare themselves to be "newsletters" about various UCI sports for which we have only one issue.
Box : 1

Posters 1973-1990

 

Programs

 

Event Programs

Scope and Content Note

Event programs outline the schedule and/or participants for individual athletic events.
Box : 1

Baseball 1973-1977

Box : 1

Basketball, Men's 1965-1978

Box : 1

Basketball, Women's 1983

Box : 1

Golf 1978

Box : 1

Gymnastics 1969

Box : 1

Tennis 1974-1977

Box : 1

Track 1974-1978

Box : 1

Volleyball 1972

Box : 1

Water Polo 1974-1980

 

Season Programs

Scope and Content Note

Season programs are souvenir programs or annual guides for specific sports.
Box : 2

Baseball 1970-2005

Box : 2

Basketball, Men's 1966-2002

Box : 2

Basketball, Women's 1983-2002

Box : 2

Cross Country 1973-1977

Box : 2

Soccer, Men's, 1989-2002 1989-2002

Box : 2

Soccer, Women's 2001-2002

Box : 2

Swimming and Diving 1990-1991

Box : 2

Tennis 1979-2002

Box : 2

Track 1977-1990

Box : 2

Volleyball, Men's 1990

Box : 2

Volleyball, Women's 1981-2001

Box : 2

Water Polo 1967-1990

 

Schedules

Box : 3

Master schedules 1965-1995

Scope and Content Note

Contains comprehensive schedules for seasonal sports.
 

Season schedules

Scope and Content Note

Season schedules include comprehensive listings of individual team schedules, as well as master schedules that list calendars for all sports scheduled during a particular athletic season (i.e., fall, winter).
Box : 3

Baseball 1973-2004

Box : 3

Basketball, Men's 1968-2002

Box : 3

Basketball, Women's 1975-1994

Box : 3

Crew 1968-1978

Box : 3

Cross Country 1974-1992

Box : 3

Golf 1968-1992

Box : 3

Sailing 1974-1992

Box : 3

Soccer 1992

Scope and Content Note

Includes men's and women's schedules.
Box : 3

Swimming and diving 1970-1978

Scope and Content Note

Includes men's and women's schedules.
Box : 3

Tennis 1973-1984, 1992

Scope and Content Note

Includes men's and women's schedules.
Box : 3

Track and Field 1974-1978, 1989

Scope and Content Note

Includes men's and women's schedules.
Box : 3

Volleyball 1974-1978, 1992-1993

Scope and Content Note

Includes men's and women's schedules.
Box : 3

Water Polo 1967-1978

 

Series 2.  Campus Recreation publications 1966-2008

Physical Description: 0.5 linear feet

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains publications related to campus recreation and intramural sports at the University of California, Irvine. Included are brochures, catalogs, fliers, manuals, memoranda, newsletters, and schedules. Brochures primarily consist of announcements and registration forms for summer and winter youth sports camps. Also included are course announcements for fitness, sailing, and swimming courses offered to the university community and community at-large.

Arrangement

This series is arranged alphabetically by format.
 

Brochures

Box : 3

General 1969-2005

Scope and Content Note

Includes brochures promoting the programs offered by Campus Recreation, including intramural sports, fitness programs, and special events at the Anteater Recreation Center (ARC).
 

Sports camps

Box : 3

Anteater Sports Camp 1966-1990

Scope and Content Note

Includes brochures from sports camps that operated under predecessors, which were named Summer Sports Instructional Program (1966-1974) and Summer Sports Camps (1976-1982).
Box : 3

Anteater Tennis Tournament 1977-1991

Box : 3

Baseball Camp, Summer 1973-1985

Box : 3

Baseball Clinic, Christmas 1972-1983

Box : 3

Bill Mulligan's Basketball Camp 1984-1989

Box : 3

Various 1975-1983

 

Course Announcements

Box : 3

Aquatics Instruction 1983-1988

Box : 3

Faculty and staff intramural announcements 1966-1971

Box : 3

Fitness courses 1980-1998

Box : 3

Sailing courses 1980-2000

Box : 3

Miscellaneous 1975-1983

Box : 3

Fliers 1967-2001

 

Manuals and guidelines

Box : 3

Frisbee Golf Course Rules circa 1977

Box : 3

Recreation Sports Handbook 1965-1970

Box : 3

Sports club program guides 1977

 

UCI Sailing Association. Formerly Irvine Sailing Association.

Box : 3

Advanced Dinghy Racing Manual 1976

Box : 3

Elementary Sailing Manual

Box : 3

Lido-14 Manual 1979-1985

Box : 3

Shields Manual 1986

Box : 3

UCI Sailing Program Information, Rules and Policies 1985

Box : 3

Memoranda 1995-2005

Scope and Content Note

Includes email messages from the director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Campus Recreation.
 

Newsletters

Box : 4

Campus Recreation 1980-2008

Scope and Content Note

Subtitles of some newsletters include "Quarterly Release" and "recrelease."
Box : 4

Intramural Newsletter 1965

Box : 4

Posters 1978-1992

 

Schedules

Box : 4

Recreation facility schedules 1975-1984

Box : 4

Recreational Sports Calendar 1975-1983

Scope and Content Note

Formerly Intramural Sports Calendar.
Box : 4

Miscellaneous 1973-1978

 

Series 3.  Supporting groups publications 1965-2007, bulk 1965-1977

Physical Description: 0.2 linear feet

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains publications generated by the University of California, Irvine Athletic Association, the fundraising arm of UCI's Intercollegiate Athletics. The Athletic Association was originally called the Big I Boosters, and the bulk of this series contains Big I Boosters' publications. Materials include annual reports, brochures (including season ticket packets), directories, fliers, memoranda, posters, and programs.

Arrangement

This series is arranged alphabetically by format.
Box : 5

Annual Reports 1973

Box : 5

Brochures 1966-1974

Box : 5

Directories 1966

Box : 5

Fliers 1966-1991, undated

Box : 5

Invitations 1970

Box : 5

Memoranda 1965-1977

 

Newsletters

Box : 5

Big I News 1970

Scope and Content Note

Continued by Big I Newsletter.
Box : 5

Big I Newsletter 1970-1977

Scope and Content Note

Continues Big I News.
Box : 5

Posters 1973-1975

Box : 5

Programs 1972-1975