Guide to the School of Social Sciences Publications, University of California, Irvine

Processed by 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: School of Social Sciences publications, University of California, Irvine
Date: 1965-2007
Collection Number: PS-073
Creator: University of California, Irvine. School of Social Sciences.
Extent: 1 linear foot (1 box)
Languages: The collection is in English.
Repository: University of California, Irvine. Library. Special Collections and Archives.
Irvine, California 92623-9557
Abstract: The collection comprises publications from the University of California, Irvine School of Social Sciences and its departments, including brochures, catalogs, course announcements, directories, manuals and other materials.

Important Information for Researchers

Access

The collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Property rights and copyrights reside with the University of California. For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.

Preferred Citation

School of Social Sciences Publications. PS-073. 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 University of California, Irvine, School of Social Sciences.

Accruals

Accruals are expected.

Processing History

Processed Cesar Gallegos and Cyndi Shein, 2008.

Historical 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.
The innovative structure of the school set it apart from other programs. It attracted many notable scholars, many of whom became members of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Among these were David Easton, Harry Eckstein, R. Duncan Luce, William Schonfeld, and A. Kimball Romney.
While Dean March favored a non-departmental structure for the school, Dean William Schonfeld, who took office in 1982, found that the lack of departments was not practical for the growing school. The success of the early non-departmental structure of the school is attributed to its relatively small size and to the fact that the separate social science disciplines were passing through a revolutionary period during which their traditional boundaries and methodologies were being challenged. Increasing enrollments and other considerations prompted Dean Schonfeld to establish traditional departments for the school.
In 2008, the School of Social Sciences is home to the departments of Anthropology, Cognitive Science, Chicano and Latino Studies, Economics, Linguistics, Logic and the Philosophy of Science, Political Science, and Sociology. Its academic programs include Demographic and Social Analysis, International Studies, Mathematical Behavioral Sciences, Political Psychology, Public Choice / Political Economy, Social Networks, Transportation Science, and a Summer Academic Enrichment Program.

Biography/Organization History

Chronology

1964 James G. March is appointed Dean of Social Sciences.
1965 University of California, Irvine opens.
1968 Division of Social Sciences becomes School of Social Sciences.
1969 A. Kimball Romney is appointed as Dean of Social Sciences.
1970 Farm School, an independent alternative pre-school and elementary school, is founded on campus by members of the Social Sciences faculty.
1971 Lewis A. (Creel) Froman is appointed Dean of Social Sciences.
1974 Christian Werner is appointed Dean of Social Sciences.
1979 Linton Freeman is appointed Dean of Social Sciences.
1982 William R. Schonfeld is appointed Dean of Social Sciences and begins process of establishing departments in the school.
1988 Irvine Research Unit in Mathematical Behavioral Sciences is established.
1989 First academic departments are formed.
1990 UCI Focused Research Program is started; its name is later changed to Center for Study of Democracy.
1992 Institute for Mathematical Behavioral Sciences replaces Irvine Research Unit in Mathematical Behavioral Sciences.
1994 Department of Linguistics moves from School of Humanities to School of Social Sciences.
1995 National Science Foundation selects UCI to establish the Graduate Research Traineeship on Democratization and Democratic Politics.
2000 Department of Logic and Philosophy of Science is established.
2001 Department of Political Science is ranked 29th by U.S. News and World Report.
2002 Dean William Schonfeld receives Lauds and Laurels Extraordinarius Award.
  Barbara Dosher is appointed Dean of Social Sciences.
2003 Professor Kristen Monroe establishes Center for the Scientific Study of Ethics and Morality.
2007 Farm School becomes a 501c3 corporation and moves from the UCI campus to Aliso Viejo.
  Chicano / Latino Studies program becomes a department of the School of Social Sciences.

Collection Scope and Content Summary

The collection comprises publications from the University of California, Irvine School of Social Sciences and its departments, including brochures, catalogs, course announcements, directories, manuals and other materials. This material was produced to provide information to various audiences, including faculty and staff, prospective or current students, and alumni. For the researcher, publications provide an overview of facts and events, as well as insight into how the school has evolved since the university's inception.

Collection Arrangement

This collection is arranged in two series.
  • Series 1. General publications, 1965-2007. 0.8 linear feet
  • Series 2. Departmental publications, 1970-2000. 0.4 linear feet

Separation Note

Several publications were removed from this collection, shelved separately in Special Collections and Archives, and cataloged in the library's online catalog ANTPAC.

Related Collections

Related materials can be found in the following collections:
  • School of Social Sciences Records, University of California, Irvine. AS-074. Special Collections and Archives, The UC Irvine Libraries, Irvine, California.



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


Collection Contents

 

Series 1.  General publications 1965-2007

Physical Description: 0.9 linear feet

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series comprises general School of Social Sciences publications.

Arrangement

This series as arranged alphabetically by type of material.
Box 1

Announcements 1967-1979

 

Brochures

Box 1

General 1974-1989

Box 1

Undergraduate and graduate programs 1968-2001

Box 1

Pre-school and enrichment programs: Farm School 1965-1969

 

Catalogs

Box 1

General Catalog 1985-1987

 

Course announcements

Box 1

Undergraduate and graduate programs 1973-1991

 

Course descriptions

 

Zot 1966-1994

Scope and Content Note

Some issues are titled Zot Sheet.

Processing/Project Information

Shelved separately. See ANTPAC for call number.
Box 1

Directories 1966-1973

Box 1

Fliers 1966-2000

Box 1

Invitations 1984-1988

Box 1

Manuals

Box 1

General 1974-1977

Box 1

Handbook for Undergraduate Students 1974-1980

Box 1

Field study sites 1986

 

Global Connect program curriculum guides

Box 1

Global Scope: Student edition, Fall 2005

Box 1

Global Scope: Student edition, Winter 2006

Box 1

Global Scope: Teacher edition, Winter 2006

Box 1

UCI Course evaluation booklet: Assessor 1976, 1979

Box 1

Memoranda

 

Pre-school and enrichment programs: Farm School 1968-1969

Box 1

Newsletters

Box 1

Melus 1985-1986

Box 1

The Social Science Times 1988-1990

Box 1

Zot 1966

Box 1

From the Tower 1985

Box 1

The Social Science Journal 2002, 2007

Box 1

Posters 2000

Box 1

Reports 1980

Box 1

Schedules 2000

 

Scholarly papers

 

Social Network Analysis Papers

Box 1

Freeman, Linton. Social Networks: A Beginner's Bookshelf 1980

Box 1

Doreian, Patrick. Polyhedral Dynamics and Conflict Mobilization in Social Networks 1980

Box 1

Klovdahl, Alden. Images of Networks: New Perspectives in the Study of Society 1980

Box 1

Narens, L. Scales and Meaningfulness of Quantitatives 1981

Box 1

Batchelder, William. Inferring Meaningful Global Network Properties From Individual Actor's Measurement Scales 1981

Box 1

Faust, Katherine. Predicting the Structure of A Communications Network From Recalled Data 1982

Box 1

Batchelder, William. A Mathematical Analysis 1982

 

Scientiarum Antillae 1

Box 1

James, Mark and Benjamin Colby. Discourse Research System Instructional Manual 1979

 

Series 2.  Departmental publications 1970-2000

Physical Description: 0.3 linear feet

Series Scope and Content Summary

These publications were produced for or about specific departments within the school.

Arrangement

This series is arranged alphabetically by department.
 

Department of Anthropology

Box 1

Brochures 1978-1989

 

Department of Chicano / Latino Studies

Scope and Content Note

Includes materials from the Chicano / Latino Studies Program prior to its establishment as a department.
Box 1

Course announcements 1993

Box 1

Fliers 1993

 

Department of Cognitive Sciences

Box 1

Brochures 1980-1998

Box 1

Course announcements 1975-1991

Box 1

Fliers 1992-1993

 

Manuals

Box 1

Graduate Study in Vision 1985

 

Department of Economics

Box 1

Brochures 1985-1986

Box 1

Flier 1977

Box 1

Memoranda 1977

 

Department of Environmental Management

 

Course announcements

Box 1

Program in Environmental Management 1970-1971

 

Department of Linguistics

Box 1

Brochure 1986

Box 1

Flier 2000

 

Department of Political Science

Box 1

Brochures 1975-1986

Box 1

Course announcements 1970-1979

Box 1

Fliers 1993-2001

Box 1

Manuals 1973-2000

Box 1

Schedule 1990

 

Department of Psychology

Box 1

Brochures 1974-1986

Box 1

Handout 1989

Box 1

Manual: Study Guide for Introduction to Psychology 1990

 

Department of Sociology

Box 1

Brochure 2001

Box 1

Fliers 1985-1990

Box 1

Schedule 1992