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Office of the Chancellor. Subject Files
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  • Administrative History
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
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  • Title: Office of the Chancellor. Subject Files,
    Collection number: RSS 1
    Language of Material: eng
    Repository: University of California, San Diego. Geisel Library. Mandeville Special Collections Library.
    La Jolla, California 92093-0175
    Physical Description: 133.0 Linear feet 233 archives boxes and 30 records cartons
    Date (inclusive): 1958-2000
    Abstract: Subject files maintained by Administrative Records, including records from the Office of the Chancellor, the Office of the Associate Vice-Chancellor for Business Affairs, as well as selected materials from the offices of the Vice-Chancellor for Administration and the Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs. Included are incoming letters and copies of outgoing correspondence. Subjects include all aspects of the administration of UCSD, including building of the campus, development of academic programs, departmental affairs, faculty affairs, current events effecting the campus, student activities, relations with the surrounding communities, and committees at the systemwide and campus levels. Materials are arranged following the numbered filing system established by Administrative Records.
    creator: University of California, San Diego. Office of the Chancellor

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The Office of the Chancellor's Subject Files are an accumulation of records from the Office of Administrative Records. Materials from different offices are interfiled into subject files, generally in chronological order. Subjects have been assigned numbers by Administrative Records, and the files have been arranged numerically.
    The files include incoming correspondence, copies of some outgoing correspondence, memos, notes, and other materials pertaining to a given subject. Any matter relating to the administration of the campus may be reflected in the subject files. Subjects include systemwide administration, building of the campus, development of academic programs, the activities of individual departments and institutes, fund raising, campus-community relations, student affairs, current events effecting the campus, and committees at the campus and systemwide levels.
    This series contains records vital to understanding the administrative decisions that have directed the development of UCSD and provides important information on the activities of individual departments and other units of campus operation.

    Administrative History

    The Chancellor acts as head of administration and has general authority over the campus. He is responsible for setting up the administrative structure and insuring that the various units function properly. He has specific delegated authority to sign employment contracts of faculty and staff and to represent the University in public forums.
    Herbert F. York was appointed first Chancellor of the University of California, San Diego, in 1961. He was followed by Chancellor John S. Galbraith (1964-1968), Chancellor William J. McGill (1968-1970), Acting Chancellor Herbert F. York (1970-1972), Chancellor William D. McElroy (1972-1980), Chancellor Richard C. Atkinson (1980-1995) and Chancellor Robert C. Dynes (1996-present).
    In 1972 the Office of the Chancellor created a central filing system that was to collect records from various administrative offices. This central filing system became Administrative Records, and this office was later transferred from the Chancellor's Office to the office of the Vice-Chancellor for Administration.
    The files of Administrative Records originally contained materials from the offices of the Chancellor, Vice-Chancellor for Administration, Associate Vice-Chancellor for Business Management, Vice Chancellor for Financial Management, and selected files from the Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs. Currently, Administrative Records collects records from the office of the Chancellor, Associate Vice-Chancellor for Business Affairs, and selected records from the Vice-Chancellor for Administration and the Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs.

    Publication Rights

    Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.

    Preferred Citation

    Office of the Chancellor. Subject Files, RSS 1. Mandeville Special Collections Library, UCSD.

    Acquisition Information

    Not Available

    Access

    Restricted. Records may only be viewed by patrons with permission of the University Archivist. In accordance with state and federal laws, the following restrictions apply: Box 80, Folder 8 until 2026 and Box 212, Folder 8 until 2031.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    University of California, San Diego. -- John Muir College -- Archives
    University of California, San Diego -- Curricula -- Archives
    Atkinson, Richard C
    York, Herbert F. -- (Herbert Frank)
    Dynes, Robert C
    University of California, San Diego -- Planning -- Archives
    University of California, San Diego -- Faculty -- Archives
    University of California, San Diego. -- School of Medicine -- Archives
    Galbraith, John S
    Caserio, Marjorie C
    University of California, San Diego -- History -- Archives
    University of California, San Diego -- Students -- Archives
    University of California, San Diego. -- Revelle College -- Archives
    McGill, William J. -- (William James), 1922-
    University of California, San Diego -- Administration -- Archives
    University of California, San Diego. -- Medical Center -- Archives
    McElroy, William David, 1917- -- correspondent
    University of California, San Diego -- Accreditation -- Archives
    Universities and colleges -- California -- San Diego -- History