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Guide to the University of California, Santa Barbara, Tutorial Program Collection
UArch 90  
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Table of contents What's This?
  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access Restrictions
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Material

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: University of California, Santa Barbara, Tutorial Program Collection
    Dates: ca. 1945-1976
    Collection number: UArch 90
    Creator: University of California, Santa Barbara. Tutorial Program
    Collection Size: 0.4 linear feet (1 document box)
    Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Dept. of Special Collections
    Santa Barbara, CA 93106
    Abstract: The Tutorial Program collection contains files on colloquium courses from the program, flyers, memos, brochures, reports, and other related documents.
    Physical location: Del Sur, University Archives, 25A.
    Languages: English

    Access Restrictions

    None.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

    Preferred Citation

    University of California, Santa Barbara, Tutorial Program Collection. UArch 90. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Acquisition Information

    Undetermined.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    "In 1949 the Division of Letters and Science, motivated by a profound belief in the values of liberal education, especially for the superior student who has not yet defined his professional goal, and uneasy over the growing tendency toward specialization in undergraduate work, inaugurated the Tutorial Program, a program unique to the University of California, Santa Barbara. The Tutorial Program was designed for students who wish to acquire a broadly liberal education, to explore beyond the limits of conventional curricula and traditional 'majors.' To the able and curious student it offers a chance to range as widely as the limitations of time, his own intellectual capacities – and those of the faculty available for his instruction – can carry him. He is encourage to follow lines of inquiry which have interested him but which he cannot pursue further in the regular curriculum; he can exercise his ingenuity in discovering new vistas by inventing courses to satisfy his intellectual curiosity; he has the chance, dependent on his own power, to develop a sturdy independence of thought. In the pursuit of his education, he is permitted to choose those teachers who have especially fired his imagination, and to work individually under their direction. The Tutorial Program thus offers him the ideal possibilities of freedom and independence in his college work. In it he many find the comparatively serene point of contemplation which is threatened nowadays by the burgeoning growth of the student population."
    From text in "Brochures," box 1, folder 1.
    The collection contains files on colloquium courses from the program, flyers, memos, brochures, reports, and other related documents. The Tutorial major was cut in 1976.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    University of California, Santa Barbara. Tutorial Program

    Related Material

    File on Tutorial Programs in Office of Public Information subject files, UArch 12.
    Lawrence Willson papers, UArch FacP 21. Faculty Papers of professor involved with the Tutorial Program.
    College of Creative Studies collection, UArch 28.