Charles H. Graves Image Collection, 1963-1967 (MSS 0303)

Extent: 0.5 Linear feet (2 archives boxes)

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A 35mm color slide show and 16mm color film documentary of the early history (1963-1967) of the University of California, San Diego, created by Charles Graves. The two formats were photographed nearly simultaneously and include the construction and dedication of Revelle College, social and political activities of the first undergraduate class, the first Watermelon Drop, and the inauguration of John Galbraith, UC San Diego's second chancellor. The images also document the natatorium construction, Camp Matthews and the dedication of Bonner Hall. The film version has been reformatted to VHS videotape and digitized.

Charles Graves, a physician from La Jolla, California, photographed the early development of UC San Diego.

A 35mm color slide show and 16mm color film documentary by Charles Graves entitled University of California, San Diego: The Beginning, showing the early history (1963-1967) of UC San Diego. The two formats were photographed nearly simultaneously and include the construction and dedication of Revelle College, social and political activities of the first undergraduate class, the first Watermelon Drop, and the inauguration of John Galbraith, UC San Diego's second chancellor. The images also document the natatorium construction, Camp Matthews and the dedication of Bonner Hall. The film version has been reformatted to VHS videotape and digitized.

Arranged in two series: 1) SLIDES and 2) FILM.

Container List

SLIDES

Scope and Content of Series

Series 1) SLIDES: 35mm color slides document the construction and dedication of Revelle College, the dedication of Bonner Hall and student activities including elections, the student senate and the first Watermelon Drop. Also depicted are Camp Matthews buildings and the inauguration of the second chancellor John S. Galbraith on November 5, 1965. The slides are organized in groups to represent the four slide trays in which they were originally housed. Graves's manuscript notes precede the slides and his descriptions are included in each folder heading. All materials from the collection have been digitized.

Box: 1 Folder: 1
List of subjects for slide show and/or films, 1964 -1967
Box: 1 Folder: 2
Part 1, 1964-1965
The La Jolla land
First construction
First student elections
Constitutional Convention, 1964 November 20
Tennis anyone?, 1964 December
First and only bus, 1964 December
Dr. Ted Forbes and future plans
Box: 1 Folder: 3
Part 2, 1965 -1966
Freshman register, 1965 September 26
First class plants a tree
Construction goes forward, 1965 September
Revelle College dedication, 1965 October 1
Watermelon Drop, 1965 June 4
Box: 1 Folder: 4
Part 3, 1965 -1967
Bonner Hall Dedication, 1965 May 7
Students
Bridge Over 101 Dedicated
Camp Matthews
Galbraith inauguration, 1965 November 5
Student election
More construction
Howard Warshaw mural
Ye ol' swimmin' hole begins
Box: 1 Folder: 5
Part 4, 1965
Student Senate
Office crew
Construction goes on

FILM

Scope and Content of Series

Series 2) FILM: University of California, San Diego: The Beginning

The 16 mm color films document the same subjects as the slide show and have been reformatted to VHS videotape and digital video. Also included are film clips not used in the edited reels.

Box: 1 Folder: 6
Box: 1 Folder: 7
Box: 1 Folder: 8
Box: 2 Folder: 1
VHS version of reels 1-3, 1963-1967

Color, no sound. 29 min.

Box: 2 Folder: 2