Guide to the Student Housing Publications, University of California, Irvine

Processed by Audrey Pearson; machine-readable finding aid created by Audrey Pearson
Special Collections and Archives
The UCI Libraries
P.O. Box 19557
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, California 92623-9557
Phone: (949) 824-3947
Fax: (949) 824-2472
Email: spcoll@uci.edu
URL: http://special.lib.uci.edu
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Descriptive Summary

Title: University of California, Irvine, Student Housing publications
Date: 1966-2008,
Date (bulk): bulk 1970-1990
Collection Number: PS-051
Creator: University of California, Irvine. Student Housing.
Extent: 2.8 linear feet (3 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 publications of the University of California, Irvine, Student Housing office, the undergraduate and graduate housing communities, and the campus representative program, which offers campus tours. Included are announcements, newsletters, directories, brochures, invitations, manuals, magazines, fliers, reports, and printed ephemera.

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

Student Housing Publications, University of California, Irvine. PS-051. 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

Acquired periodically from Student Housing.

Accruals

Accruals are expected.

Processing History

Processed by Audrey Pearson, 2007. Additions by Michelle Light, 2008.

Biography/Organization History

Historical Background

The UCI Student Housing office operates under the Office of Student Affairs and includes seven housing communities. As of 2007 undergraduate communities include Arroyo Vista, Campus Village, Mesa Court, Middle Earth, and Vista del Campo. Graduate and family communities include Palo Verde, Verano Place, and Vista del Campo. UCI guarantees two years of housing to all freshmen who are single, under the age of 25, enrolled in the current term, and meet the housing application and contract-return deadlines. Undergraduate communities include special interest and theme halls.
The Student Housing office also oversees one-hour walking tours of campus for prospective students. The tours are led by campus representatives, a group of about 50 students per year who are trained to provide information about the UCI campus, academic programs, and student life.

Biography/Organization History

Chronology

1965-1970 Mesa Court constructed.
1966-1977 Verano Place constructed.
1974, 1990-2000 Middle Earth constructed.
1979 Campus Village constructed.
1990 Palo Verde constructed.
1993 Arroyo Vista constructed.
2004 Vista del Campo constructed.

Bibliography

Anteater Chronicles.http://www.lib.uci.edu/ucihistory/index.php?page=buildings

Collection Scope and Content Summary

This collection comprises publications of the UCI Student Housing office, the undergraduate and graduate housing communities, and the campus representative program. Included are announcements, newsletters, directories, brochures, invitations, manuals, magazines, fliers, reports, and printed ephemera.

Collection Arrangement

This collection is arranged in four series.
  • Series 1. General publications, 1966-2006. 0.5 linear feet
  • Series 2. Graduate and family housing, 1968-2004. 0.6 linear feet
  • Series 3. Undergraduate housing, 1974-1989. 1.4 linear feet
  • Series 4. Campus representatives, 2002-2006. 0.3 linear feet

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. Student Housing -- Archives.
University of California, Irvine. Verano Place -- Archives.
University of California, Irvine. Mesa Court -- Archives.
University of California, Irvine. Middle Earth -- Archives.
University of California, Irvine. Campus Village -- Archives.
Dormitories -- California -- Irvine -- Archives.


Collection Contents

 

Series 1.  General publications 1966-2006

Physical Description: 0.5 linear feet

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series comprises general announcements, brochures, directories, fliers, guides, manuals, newsletters, reports, and other printed material generated by UCI Student Housing.

Arrangement

Arranged in alphabetical order by format.
Box : Folder 1 : 1

Announcements 1966-1995

Box : Folder 1 : 2-3

Brochures 1968-2006

Box : Folder 1 : 4

Directories 1996, undated

Box : Folder 1 : 5

Ephemera 1972-1988

Box : Folder 1 : 6

Fliers 1971-1995

 

Guides

Box : Folder 1 : 7-8

Living Around UCI 1984-1996

Box : Folder 1 : 9

Straight Talk on Housing 1975-1981, undated

Box : Folder 1 : 10-12

Manuals 1966-1988, 2002-2003, undated

Box : Folder 1 : 13

Maps 1974, 1989

Box : Folder 1 : 14

Newsletters: UCI Housing News 1982-1985

Box : Folder 1 : 15

Reports 1976-1988

 

Series 2.  Graduate and family housing publications 1968-2004

Physical Description: 0.6 linear feet

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series comprises the announcements, directories, fliers, manuals, newsletters, reports, surveys, and other printed material generated by the UCI graduate and family housing community.

Arrangement

Arranged in alphabetical order by format.
 

Verano Place

Scope and Content Note

Verano Place is a graduate and family apartment community located on the east campus, housing roughly 1,250 students in 862 unfurnished apartments. Verano Place serves graduate students and undergraduates who are 25 or older, and students with families. Verano Place is also affiliated with Verano Preschool, part of UCI Childcare Services.
Box : Folder 1 : 16

Announcements 1971-1986

Box : Folder 1 : 17

Directories 1971-1972

Box : Folder 1 : 18

Ephemera 1972-1988

Box : Folder 1 : 19

Fliers 1972-1990

Box : Folder 1 : 20

Manuals 1982-1984, undated

Box : Folder 1 : 21

Maps 1973-1984

 

Newsletters

Box : Folder 1 : 22-32

Verano Gazette 1985-2004

Box : Folder 2 : 1

Verano News 1973-1977

Box : Folder 2 : 2

Verano Place Newsletter 1977

Box : Folder 2 : 3

Verano Place Preschool Newsletter 1973-1978

Box : Folder 2 : 4

Verano Recreation News 1975-1979

Box : Folder 2 : 5

Verano South 40 Gazette 1978-1981

Box : Folder 2 : 6

Verano Voice 1968-1973

Box : Folder 2 : 7

Reports 1975

Box : Folder 2 : 8

Surveys 1978

 

Series 3.  Undergraduate housing publications 1974-1989

Physical Description: 1.4 linear feet

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series comprises the magazines and newsletters generated by the undergraduate housing communities.

Arrangement

Arranged in alphabetical order by community, then by format.
 

Campus Village

Scope and Content Note

Campus Village is an undergraduate apartment community at UCI made up of sophomores, juniors and seniors.
 

Newsletters 1981-1985

Box : Folder 2 : 9

Between the Lines: Campus Village News 1981-1982

Box : Folder 2 : 10

The Villager 1982-1985

 

Mesa Court

Scope and Content Note

Mesa Court was the first residence hall community at UCI, opening with the campus in 1965. Since then, the community has grown with the campus and is the largest student community on campus, housing over 1,800 undergraduates in 29 residence halls.  Mesa Court houses mainly first-year students. Many of the halls have special interest themes and academic courses that are associated with them. 
Box : Folder 2 : 11-14

Announcements, fliers, and other material 1968-1988

Box : Folder 2 : 15

Calendar 1978-1980

Box : Folder 2 : 16-18

Directories 1966-1985

 

Magazines

Box : Folder 2 : 19-20

Antics, Mesa Court Magazine 1983-1989

Box : Folder 2 : 21

The Court Magazine 1981-1982

Box : Folder 2 : 22

Outside In 1973

Box : Folder 2 : 23

Rediscovery 1973

Box : Folder 2 : 24-28, 3 : 1-2

Manuals 1968-1987

 

Newsletters

Box : Folder 3 : 3

Mesa Court Calendar of Events 1974-1976

Box : Folder 3 : 4

Mesa Court Monthly Calendar of Events 1974-1979

Box : Folder 3 : 5

Mesa Court News 1979-1981

 

Middle Earth 1974-1987

Scope and Content Note

Middle Earth houses approximately 1,550 students in 24 halls. The names of the halls and other facilities were selected from J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy. The halls are divided into 6 clusters or theme areas and offer classes associated with their names.
Box : Folder 3 : 6

Announcements, fliers, and other material 1974-1990

Box : Folder 3 : 7

Calendars 1978-1987

 

Directories

Box : Folder 3 : 8

Staff 1982-1987

Box : Folder 3 : 9

Telephone 1979-1986

Box : Folder 3 : 10-11

Manuals 1977-1989, undated

 

Newsletters 1974-1987

Box : Folder 3 : 12

Baggins Bulletin 1974

Box : Folder 3 : 13

Earthly News 1982-1983

Box : Folder 3 : 14

Gandalf's Gazette 1981-1987

Box : Folder 3 : 15

The Middle Ear 1979-1980

Box : Folder 3 : 16

Middle Earth Fish Wrap 1977-1978

Box : Folder 3 : 17

Middle Earth Fortnightly Calendar 1976-1979

Box : Folder 3 : 18

Middle Earth Newsletter 1981-1982

Box : Folder 3 : 19

The Rag 1977

Box : Folder 3 : 20

The Whim: What's Happening in Middle Earth 1976

 

Series 4.  Campus representatives publications 2002-2008

Physical Description: 0.4 linear feet

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series comprises training materials and manuals for the campus representatives, the students who provide campus tours to prospective students and their parents.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.
Box : Folder 3 : 21

General information 2008

Box : Folder 3 : 22-26

Manuals and training materials 2002-2006