Office of the Chancellor. Campus Expansion Files

Mandeville Special Collections Library
Mandeville Special Collections Library
The UCSD Libraries
9500 Gilman Drive
University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, California 92093-0175
Phone: (858) 534-2533
Fax: (858) 534-5950
URL: http://orpheus.ucsd.edu/speccoll/
Copyright 2005
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.


Descriptive Summary

Creator: University of California, San Diego. Office of the Chancellor
Title: Office of the Chancellor. Campus Expansion Files,
Date (inclusive): 1951 - 1964
Extent: 2.80 linear feet (7 archives boxes)
Abstract: Records (1951-1964) concerning the expansion of the La Jolla campus of the University of California, consisting largely of the correspondence of Roger Revelle, director of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, dean of the School of Science and Engineering and first chief administrative officer of the University of California, San Diego. Materials include correspondence with the San Diego aerospace firm General Dynamics; files on facilities planning and campus building programs; materials concerning acquisition of property for campus expansion and negotiations with the City of San Diego; files on campus and system-wide committees; and, correspondence concerning the naming of the campus. The records are arranged in two series: 1) CORRESPONDENCE and 2) SUBJECT FILES.
Repository: University of California, San Diego. Geisel Library. Mandeville Special Collections Library.
La Jolla, California 92093-0175
Collection number: RSS 0003
Language of Material: Collection materials in English

Access

Collection is open for research.

Acquisition Information

Not Available

Preferred Citation

Office of the Chancellor. Campus Expansion Files, RSS 0003. Mandeville Special Collections Library, UCSD.

Publication Rights

Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.

Administrative History

The efforts to establish a branch of the University of California at San Diego progressed with the passage, on March 30, 1955, of a state assembly measure requesting the Regents to conduct a feasibility study for expanding the Scripps Institution campus or creating a new site. Support for the new campus came from influential local community and industrial interests, including the San Diego Chamber of Commerce, General Dynamics, Ryan Aeronautical, and Solar Aircraft. General Dynamics donated $100,000 toward the venture and pledged another $1 million.
Roger Revelle, director (1950-1964) of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and his staff drafted a proposal that envisioned a largely graduate research institute in science and technology with a low faculty-student ratio and an eventual undergraduate student body.
In 1958 William Pereira and Associates produced a site selection study that recommended the expansion of the La Jolla campus on San Diego city-owned pueblo lands. In September of 1959, the UC Regents requested funding from the legislature to build the School of Science and Engineering (Revelle College campus). Groundbreaking for the new campus commenced on May 18, 1961.

Scope and Content of Collection

The Campus Expansion Files consist largely of the correspondence and subject files of Roger Revelle, although a few items are from the office of Chancellor Herbert York. The materials are arranged in two series: 1) CORRESPONDENCE and 2) SUBJECT FILES.
SERIES 1: CORRESPONDENCE
The CORRESPONDENCE, arranged by subject and thereunder chronologically, includes correspondence with the San Diego aerospace firm General Dynamics (formerly Convair) concerning the firm's support for campus expansion and correspondence with the San Diego Chamber of Commerce concerning local business interest in the development of the campus.
SERIES 2: SUBJECT FILES
The SUBJECT FILES are arranged alphabetically by subject and thereunder chronologically. They include correspondence, news clippings, reports, news releases, notes, memos, and miscellany. The files entitled "Campus Development and Expansion Plans" include studies of air traffic and noise in the proposed campus area and materials relating to the 1958 site selection study by the firm of William Pereira and Associates. Also included in the SUBJECT FILES are materials relating to the Campus Planning Committee; materials relating to San Diego city ballot measures which concerned donation of Pueblo lots to UCSD; materials relating to land acquisitions for campus expansion; correspondence relating to the naming of the campus; files on UC Regents meetings and conferences relating to campus expansion; and, minutes of meetings of the staff of the UC Vice-President for Business Affairs, 1953-1960.
RELATED COLLECTIONS
At the Scripps Institution of Oceanography: the Roger Revelle Papers, 1928-1976 [SIO MC 6]; and the records of the Office of the Director of Scripps Institution of Oceanography (Revelle), 1930-1963 [SIO AC 11].

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, San Diego -- History -- Archives
University of California, San Diego -- Administration
University of California, San Diego -- Planning

Contributors

Revelle, Roger, 1909-
Revelle, Roger, 1909- -- correspondent


Collection Contents

 

CORRESPONDENCE

box 1, folder 1

General 1951 - 1958

box 1, folder 2

General 1959 - 1963

box 1, folder 3

Convair/General Dynamics 1955 - 1958

box 1, folder 4

San Diego Chamber of Commerce 1956

box 1, folder 5

State of California - Department of Education 1956

 

SUBJECT FILES

box 1, folder 6

Building and Campus Development Committee 1957 - 1959

box 1, folder 7

Building Program 1959 - 1964

box 1, folder 8

Building Program 1959 - 1964

box 1, folder 9

Buildings and Grounds 1959 - 1961

box 1, folder 10

Campus Development and Expansion Plans - General 1955

box 2, folder 1

Campus Development and Expansion Plans - General 1956

box 2, folder 2

Campus Development and Expansion Plans - General 1957

box 2, folder 3

Campus Development and Expansion Plans - General 1958

box 2, folder 4

Campus Development and Expansion Plans - General 1959 - 1961

box 2, folder 5

Campus Development and Expansion Plans - Air Traffic/Noise Studies

Note

1958 and 1962.
box 2, folder 6

Campus Development and Expansion Plans - Architects and Engineers 1953 - 1961

box 2, folder 7

Campus Development and Expansion Plans - Charts, Tables, Statistics 1955 - 1964

box 2, folder 8

Campus Development and Expansion Plans - Highway Planning 1952 - 1960

box 2, folder 9

Campus Development and Expansion Plans - Pereira Study 1958

box 3, folder 1

Campus Development and Expansion Plans - Space 1958 - 1960

box 3, folder 2

Campus Development and Expansion Plans - Space 1961

box 3, folder 3

Campus Development and Expansion Plans - Space Committee, Ad Hoc 1960 - 1961

box 3, folder 4

Campus Development and Expansion Plans 1956 - 1957

Note

Special Committee on Policy and Program Development.
box 3, folder 5

Campus Planning Committee 1956 - 1961

box 3, folder 6

Capital Outlay Program 1960

box 3, folder 7

Capital Outlay Program 1960 - 1961

box 3, folder 8

Capital Outlay Program and Major Improvement Program 1960 - 1961

box 4, folder 1

Chief Campus Officer 1958 - 1961

box 4, folder 2

Director's Administrative Advisory Council 1958 - 1960

box 4, folder 3

Enrollment Projections

Note

1957, 1960.
box 4, folder 4

General Ceremonies 1959 - 1961

box 4, folder 5

Health, Education, and Welfare, Dept. of - Funding Questionnaire 1956 - 1957

box 4, folder 6

Land - General correspondence 1955 - 1961

box 4, folder 7

Land - Geological Surveys 1958

box 4, folder 8

Land - Los Penasquitos Rancho 1961

box 4, folder 9

Land - South of Scripps Campus 1958 - 1961

box 4, folder 10

Land Acquisition - Camp Elliott 1961

box 4, folder 11

Land Acquisition - Camp Matthews 1956 - 1961

box 4, folder 12

Land Acquisition - City Negotiations 1955 - 1961

box 5, folder 1

Land Acquisition - Pueblo Lots 1956 - 1961

box 5, folder 2

Naming of the Campus 1957 - 1961

box 5, folder 3

President's Administrative Advisory Conference 1957

box 5, folder 4

Proposition 3 1956

box 5, folder 5

Proposition 3

Note

1958, July - August.
box 5, folder 6

Proposition 3

Note

1958, September - 1959, January.
box 5, folder 7

Proposition 3 - Endorsements and Newsletters 1956 - 1958

box 5, folder 8

Proposition D 1958

box 6, folder 1

Regents - General - Lake Arrowhead Conference on Educational Policy 1957

box 6, folder 2

Regents - General - La Jolla Campus Expansion Materials 1955 - 1960

box 6, folder 3

Regents - Meetings 1957 - 1958

box 6, folder 4

Regents - Meetings - Combined Committees on Educational Policy 1956 - 1958

box 6, folder 5

Regents - Meetings - Committee on Educational Policy 1956 - 1963

box 6, folder 6

Regents - Meetings - Committee on Finance 1960

box 6, folder 7

Regents - Meetings - Committee on Grounds and Buildings 1956 - 1960

box 6, folder 8

Regents - Meetings - Joint Committee Meetings 1956 - 1960

box 6, folder 9

Regents - Meetings - Special Committee on New Campus Sites 1956 - 1960

box 6, folder 10

Regents - Meetings - Technical Advisory Committee 1956

box 7, folder 1

School of Science and Engineering - Dedication 1956 - 1961

box 7, folder 2

School of Science and Engineering - Detailed Project Program #3 1961 - 1962

box 7, folder 3

University of California - Alumni Institute 1956

box 7, folder 4

University of California Sub-Committee Minutes 1955

Note

Subcommittee of the San Diego Chamber of Commerce Education Committee.
box 7, folder 5

University of California - Vice-President, Business Affairs 1953 - 1960

Note

Minutes of staff meetings and miscellany.