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Guide to the Spencer C. Olin Papers
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Series 1.  University of California, Irvine files 1979-2006

Physical Description: 0.5 linear feet

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series comprises materials generated by Olin as a faculty member and administrator at UCI. Contents include materials related to the UCI Historical Records Project, the groundbreaking ceremony of the Humanities Instructional Building, the UCI Fortieth Anniversary celebration, a search for a dean of Humanities in 1992, and campus honors that Olin received. The series contains correspondence, articles, clippings, transcripts of speeches, and ephemera.

Arrangement

Alphabetical by topic

Restrictions

A restricted personnel file has been separated and will be open for research in 2073.
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Chan, Sucheng: articles, correspondence and other materials 1981-1998

Biography/Organization History

Chan was a founder of Asian American and ethnic studies as a scholarly discipline in the United States, especially at the University of California. Chan is professor emeritus, University of California, Santa Barbara and former provost at University of California, Santa Cruz. Chan also co-edited Major Problems in California History with Olin. Olin tried to recruit Chan to come to UCI.
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Clippings featuring Olin 1994-1998

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Contributions to UCI Strategic Plan: correspondence and articles 1997-2004

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Dean of Humanities search

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Correspondence, interview transcript, and other materials 1992-1997

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Correspondence and search committee remarks 1992-1997

Access Information

Access restricted until 2073.
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Edward A. Dickson Emeritus Professor / UCI Historical Records Project: correspondence, clippings, and other materials 2002-2005

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Essays and lectures by Olin concerning UCI administration 1989-2002

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Historical Society of Southern California -- Martin Ridge Retrospective Award: program and correspondence 2001

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Humanities Instructional Building groundbreaking: invitation, Olin's remarks, and other materials 1996

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Remarks on retirements, awards, and eulogies: transcripts, photographs, and programs 1993-2005

Scope and Content Note

Includes two 7 x 5 inch color photographs of Olin wearing the UCI Medal.
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Third Annual Seminar on Social History and Theory: photograph 1980

Scope and Content Note

Includes one 7 x 5 inch black-and-white photograph of Olin with UCI Chancellor Daniel G. Aldrich, Jr. at the 3rd Annual Seminar on Social History and Theory.
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UCI Alumni Association Extraordinarius Award: programs, speech transcript, and other materials 2006

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UCI architecture research: articles, correspondence, and other materials 1979-2005

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UCI Fortieth Anniversary planning materials: correspondence, notes, and other materials 2005

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UCI Fortieth Anniversary Symposium: correspondence, clippings, and other materials 2005

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UCI University Club anniversary pamphlets 1987-1997

 

Series 2.  Research files 1950-2004, bulk 1972-1997

Physical Description: 2.5 linear feet

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series comprises subject files that Olin created related to his research. Subjects include Orange County regional history and profiles of Orange County cities, the Oneida Colony and the Townerites of Santa Ana, and Olin's book Major Problems in California History.

Arrangement

Alphabetical by topic
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Anaheim: report, newsletter, and other materials 1950-1957, 1972-1985

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Brea: clippings 1957, 1988-1989

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Chinese-Americans: clippings, programs, and other materials 1984-1985

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City councils composition: reports and notes undated

Scope and Content Note

Includes information about the city councils of Anaheim, Costa Mesa, Huntington Beach, Fullerton, Garden Grove, and Santa Ana, California.
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Costa Mesa Historical Society Quarterly newsletters 1977-1984

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Costa Mesa Oral History: transcripts, pamphlet, and other materials 1978-1984

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Costa Mesa: reports, pamphlet, and other materials 1983-1987

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Cypress: clipping 1984

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Dana Point: clipping 1989

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Fountain Valley: notes undated

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Fullerton: clippings and notes 1957

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Garden Grove: pamphlet, clipping, and other materials 1987, undated

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Globalization of Orange County economy: articles, report, and other materials 1972-1973, 1984-1989

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Hispanics: clippings, essay, and other materials 1984-1988

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Huntington Beach: clippings and report 1982-1990

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Industrial League of Orange County: newsletters and notes 1985-1989

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"Intra-Class Conflict and the Politics of Regional Fragmentation" coded data 1986

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Irvine: clippings and notes 1976-1991

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Japanese-Americans: clippings 1975-1984

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Laguna Niguel: clipping 1985

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La Habra: clipping 1986

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La Palma: notes 1981-1986

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Los Alamitos: clippings 1984-1986

 

Major Problems in California History

 

Chapter 2. The First Californians:

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Newsletters, article, and other materials 1968-1978, 1992-1993

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Photographs, articles, and other materials 1855, 1958, 1984-1997

Scope and Content Note

Materials older than 1958 are reproductions from other sources.Includes two 8 1/2 x 11 inch black-and-white photographs. One photograph is of Native American artifacts, the other is of a Native American man.
 

Chapter 3. The Spanish Mission System, 1769-1821

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Articles, clippings, and other materials 1978-1997

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Articles, draft, and other materials 1970-1983, 1989-1993

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Chapter 4. Mexican California and the Transition to American Rule, 1821-1848: notes and articles 1849, 1888, 1939, 1964-1971, 1983-1992

Scope and Content Note

Articles prior to 1964 are photocopies of original materials from other sources.
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Chapter 5. Conflicts over Land in a New State, 1850-1870: articles and notes 1971, 1985-1986

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Chapter 5. The Gold Rush and American Conquest: notes, articles, and other materials 1990-1994, undated

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Chapter 6. Problems of Land and Water: articles and book reviews 1987-1995

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Chapter 7. The Railroads and Corporate Power, 1860-1900: notes, articles, and other materials 1981-1993, undated

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Chapter 8. Labor and Social Conflict, 1850-1915: articles and book reviews 1981-1996

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Chapter 8. The Progressive Era: notes and articles 1911, 1969, 1987-1997

Scope and Content Note

Items older than 1969 are photocopies of original materials from other sources.
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Chapter 17. Conservativism Revived; Liberalism Transformed: Political Culture, 1960-1980: notes, clippings, and other materials 1975-1984, 1991

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Minority rights in the 1950s and 1960s research: notes, articles, and other materials 1972, 1988-1994

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Naturism, extermination, and anti-orientalism research: notes, articles, and other materials 1877, 1920, 1967-1974, 1984-1990

Scope and Content Note

Items older than 1967 are photocopies of original materials from other sources.
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Newport Beach: clipping 1986

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Oneida Community

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Correspondence 1975-1988

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Diary of R. Victor Hawley: transcripts 1876-1877

Scope and Content Note

Folder contains typed transcripts created in 1978 of Hawley's diaries.
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General materials: prospectus, bibliography, and other materials 1977, undated

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Notes from manuscript collections and newspapers 1978, undated

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Notes from Oneida Community Historical Collection in Kenwood, New York 1977

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Oneida Circular / The American Socialist: notes 1975

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"The Oneida Community and the Instability of Charismatic Authority:" correspondence, notes, and other materials 1974-1977

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Photographs and copy negatives from various sources undated

Scope and Content Note

Includes 32 copy negatives and 9 black-and-white photographs of members and buildings of the Oneida Community in New York and Townerite Group in Santa Ana, California.
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Photograph album circa 1875- 1915

Scope and Content Note

Includes 34 black-and-white photographs of members and buildings of the Oneida Community in New York and the Townerites in Santa Ana, California. The photographs are undated reproductions of originals. Olin presumably created the album.

Processing/Project Information

The album was dissembled and housed in archival photograph sleeves. The original pages were photocopied to show the original format of the album; the photocopies are in Box : Folder 2 : 28.
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Preservation photocopies of photograph album

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Towner, James W., frontier law, and utopian socialism: notes, articles, and other materials 1877, 1911-1913, 1931, 1972

Scope and Content Note

Materials older than 1972 are photocopies of originals from other sources.
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Women and Family in the Oneida Community, 1837-1881, photocopies of dissertation by Marlyn Hartzell Dalsimer 1975

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Orange: clipping and pamphlet 1982-1988

 

Orange County

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Bankruptcy: clippings 1994-1995

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Board of Supervisors research: clippings, articles, and other materials 1967-1991

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City Councils composition research: notes undated

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Immigration: clippings, essays, and other materials 1983-1984, 2002

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Land and real estate: clippings and pamphlets 1984-1991

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Military-industrial complex: articles 1967-1990

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Orange County and Irvine research materials: clippings, report, and other materials 1987-1998

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Political development: clippings and article 1980-1990, 2004

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Political history: notes 1983

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Political leadership: notes and appendix of occupational composition of Orange County Board of Supervisors and selected city councils 1984, undated

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Slow-growth initiative: clippings 1984-1992

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Social history of Orange County: clippings, report, and other materials 1967-1989

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Statistical analysis of occupations of Orange County City Council members, 1940-1985: report 1987

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Transportation: clippings 1984-1989

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Placentia: clipping 1984

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Postindustrial California: notes and articles 1980-1994

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Postsuburban California: reviews -- clippings and correspondence 1984-1995

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Racial minorities: clippings, language census report, and other materials 1982-2004

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Santa Ana: report and clippings 1984-1997

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Social and political history in the Progressive Era: articles 1962, 1986-1990

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Space and built environment research: articles and book reviews 1991-1998

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Theory and metropolitan/urban history research: articles and book reviews 1983-1996

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Urban history and global cities research: articles 1983-2001

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Urban politics and urban growth research: articles, notes and other materials 1972-1997

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Vietnamese: research studies, clippings, and other materials 1983-1984

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Westminster: notes and clipping 1985-1986

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Why War? reviews: book reviews, correspondence, and other materials 1978-1982

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Women, family, and gender relations: articles and book reviews 1982-1991

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World War II and its aftermath, 1940-1965: articles and book reviews 1984-1991

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Yorba Linda: clipping 1984

 

Series 3.  Teaching materials 1944-1985, bulk 1974-1985

Physical Description: 0.2 linear feet

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series comprises teaching materials Olin used for two undergraduate upper-division courses called "California in Modern America" and "Utopian Experiments in American History." Included are lecture notes, supplementary articles, class syllabi, and exam questions.

Arrangement

Alphabetical by course and topic
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"California in Modern America"

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Eden in Jeopardy: Literary and Social Countercultures: lecture notes, articles, and other materials 1979-1991

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"Utopian Experiments in American History"

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California's Utopian colonies: lecture notes, articles, and other materials 1979-1983

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European Utopian socialists: lecture notes and articles 1974-1985

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Fourierism in America: lecture notes undated

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Free love and sexual anarchism: lecture notes and article circa 1980-1982

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Introductory material: syllabi, course notes, and other materials 1981-1982

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The Mormons: lecture notes, articles, and other materials 1974-1985

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The Oneida Community: lecture notes and articles 1980-1981

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Photographs of Olin at Llano del Rio Cooperative Colony historic site undated

Scope and Content Note

Includes three 3.5 x 4.5 inch color photographs of Olin at the dedication of the historic site.
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Science and utopia in the Marxist tradition: lecture notes and articles 1970-1980

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The Shakers: lecture notes, articles, and other materials 1944, 1979, undated

 

Series 4.  Writings 1966-1997

Physical Description: 0.2 linear feet

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series comprises offprints and photocopies of articles and book reviews written by Olin.

Arrangement

Alphabetical by title
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Book reviews by Olin: clippings and correspondence 1973-1996

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"European Immigrant and Oriental Alien: Acceptance and Rejection by the California Legislature of 1913," offprint 1966

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"Free Markets and Corporate America," offprint 1991

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"Globalization and the Politics of Locality: Orange County, California, in the Cold War Era 'The Great Adventure,'" offprint 1991

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"Los Angeles as a 'World City,'" article photocopy 1997

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"The Oneida Community and the Instability of Charismatic Authority," article photocopy 1980

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"Toward a Synthesis of the Political and Social History of the American West," offprint 1986

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"Utopianism," article photocopy 1984