Student organizations often produce records and publications that document student life, collective student activity, and the social climate of their times. The records of student organizations are often one of the only sources from which future researchers may come to understand what students at UCI were like in the past.
The University Archives is interested in collecting material that relates to the following topics:
As a leader of a student organization, you might be in possession of materials that have a place in the University Archives as a record of your group's activities on campus. Contact the University Archivist to schedule an appointment to transfer your records. In your e-mail, please describe the scope of the records, which organization produced them, and the activities they document. We would also appreciate a copy of any inventories or indexes you have made of the records. Archives staff can arrange pickup for large transfers.We will return any materials that are deemed to be out of scope for the archives.
Special Collections staff will provide you with reference assistance when you need to access the records after the transfer. You will need to come in to the Special Collections and Archives Reading Room during open hours, or make an appointment to come in, and register as a researcher. Requests from your organization to borrow material that you transferred may be accommodated in special circumstances.