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Guide to the Star Trek Association of Irvine Publications, University of California, Irvine
PS-007  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Important Information for Researchers
  • Historical Background
  • Collection Scope and Content Summary
  • Collection Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Star Trek Association of Irvine publications, University of California, Irvine
    Date: 1977-1991,
    Date (bulk): bulk 1984-1991
    Collection Number: PS-007
    Creator: Star Trek Association of Irvine
    Extent: 2 linear feet (2 boxes)
    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 created by the University of California, Irvine student organization, the Star Trek Association of Irvine. It contains issues of the association's biweekly publication Rank Amateur Press Association (RAPA), as well as newsletters, fliers, schedules of events, and other materials.

    Important Information for Researchers

    Access

    The collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the University of California. Intellectual property rights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact the University Archivist.

    Preferred Citation

    Star Trek Association of Irvine Publications, University of California, Irvine. PS-007. 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, 1977-1991.

    Processing History

    Processed by Anita Penner, 2003. Finding aid completed by Anne Mar, 2004. Revised by Cyndi Shein, 2007.

    Historical Background

    The Star Trek Association of Irvine, known as STAI by its members, was a UCI student organization dedicated to "alternate realities." No founding documents were found in the collection, but materials indicate that the association was active from 1977 to 1991. The interests of STAI members went beyond the television program, Star Trek and extended to animation, fantasy, horror, and science fiction. The club met the first and third Fridays of every month. STAI had a library of over 2,000 books and a video library that included nearly all of the Star Trek episodes.

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    The collection comprises newsletters, fliers and event programs created by the University of California, Irvine student organization, the Star Trek Association of Irvine. It includes issues of the association's biweekly publication Rank Amateur Press Association (RAPA), which contains member-contributed stories, opinions, reports, reviews and articles. The collection also includes fliers, schedules of events, a Crewmember's Directory, a program from Star Expo, and other newsletters.

    Collection Arrangement

    This collection is arranged by type of material.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Star Trek Association of Irvine -- Archives.
    University of California, Irvine -- Archives.
    College students -- California -- Irvine -- History -- Sources.
    Science fiction fans -- California -- Irvine -- History -- Sources.
    Star trek (Television program) -- Miscellanea

    Genres and Formats of Materials

    Fliers -- 20th century.
    Newsletters -- 20th century.