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School of Social Sciences Records (University of California, Irvine)
AS.074  
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Description
This collection documents the UC Irvine School of Social Sciences. Most of the records come from the Dean's Office, specifically from the tenure of Dean William Schonfeld. Included in the collection is correspondence sent and received by Dean Schonfeld and other administrators; annual reports; reviews; budget records; and many a files documenting the teaching and administrative functions of the school. The collection has documentation on the academic units and programs within the school, which includes information about the faculty, undergraduate and graduate programs, committees, scholarships and fellowships, and teaching. It contains information on how the school worked with other departments and offices within UC Irvine, such as the Executive Vice-Provost's Office and academic units. There are also six photographs.
Background
The School of Social Sciences began as the Division of Social Sciences when the University of California, Irvine (UCI) was founded in 1965. Its first dean, James G. March, was appointed in 1964. He created an interdisciplinary program free of individual departments, enabling faculty to pursue scholarly interests beyond the constraints of departmental borders. Dean March referred to his program as the "New Social Science," a mathematically oriented discipline that involved systematic observation, interpretation, and quantitative analysis of human behavior. While many students worked toward a degree in social science, they also had the option of majoring in traditional social science disciplines: anthropology, economics, geography, political science, psychology, and sociology.
Extent
35 Linear Feet (35 boxes)
Restrictions
Property rights reside with the University of California. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where the UC Regents do not hold the copyright. For information on use, copyright, and attribution, please visit: http://special.lib.uci.edu/using/publishing.html
Availability
This collection is open for research.