UC San Diego. Office of the Chancellor Special Events Records, 1961-2011 (RSS 50)

Restrictions: Original media formats are restricted. Viewing/listening copies may be available for researchers.

Extent: 2.6 Linear feet (6 archives boxes, 2 flat boxes, 3 map case folders, and 5 art bin items)

Records of the Office of the Chancellor that document special UC San Diego celebrations and ceremonies.

The Chancellor is UC San Diego's chief administrative officer and has general authority across the university. He or she is responsible for establishing UC San Diego's administrative structure and insuring that it functions responsibly and efficiently.

The Chancellor has the specific, delegated authority to represent the University in public forums. As such, the Chancellor plays a significant public role in many of the special events and celebrations that take place at UC San Diego.

Records of the Office of the Chancellor that document special UC San Diego celebrations and ceremonies. Events include a number of Chancellors' inaugurations, campus anniversary celebrations, and dedication and groundbreaking ceremonies for campus buildings.


Container List


Scope and Contents

Series 1) 25TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION: Documents the planning and execution of the many events that were hosted as a part of the celebrations, including a commemoration ceremony, a convocation, a gala, and two symposiums. These events celebrated the development of UC San Diego from its beginning in 1960 through 1985. Includes correspondence, memorabilia, and photographs. Arranged in two subseries: A) Publicity, and B) Events. Events are arranged chronologically by event date.

Planning and Publicity

Box 1 Folder 1
Arts Festival, 1985-1986
Box 1 Folder 2
Arts Festival calendar, 1985-1986
Oversize FB-241 Folder 2
Banner, 1986

Plastic and fabric, reads "UCSD 25th Anniversary," and is 8 x 2.5 feet.

Box 1 Folder 3
Campaign brochure, 1985-1986
Box 1 Folder 4
Campaign invitation, 1986
Box 1 Folder 5
Commemorative pins, circa 1985
Oversize FB-241 Folder 3
Commemorative t-shirt, circa 1985
Box 1 Folder 6
Correspondence and notes, 1984-1986

Includes open house report.

Box 1 Folder 7
Newsletter, 1984-1986
Oversize AB-03-C02
Poster, 1985
Box 1 Folder 8
Publicity materials, 1985-1986

Includes correspondence, photographs, event information, and news releases.

Box 1 Folder 9
Slogan and logo search, 1984-1985


A Sterling Celebration Gala

Box 1 Folder 10
Correspondence, 1985
Box 1 Folder 11
Invitation lists, 1985
Box 1 Folder 12
Planning, 1985
Box 1 Folder 13
Program, 1985


Box 1 Folder 14
Ceremony - Betacam, 1985 November 18
Box 2 Folder 1
Correspondence, 1985
Box 2 Folder 2
Planning, 1985
Box 2 Folder 3
Program, 1985

25 Years of the Presidency Symposium

Box 2 Folder 4
Bibliography planning, 1985-1986
Box 2 Folder 5
Correspondence, 1986
Box 2 Folder 6
Guests - Correspondence and lists, 1985-1986
Box 2 Folder 7
KPBS broadcast materials, 1985-1986

Includes letter of agreement and signed participant release forms.

Box 2 Folder 8
Panelists - Background information, 1985
Box 2 Folder 9
Panelists - Correspondence, 1985
Box 2 Folder 10
Symposium Planning Committee - Planning materials, 1985-1986

Includes schedules of events, rosters, and planning correspondence.

Box 2 Folder 11
Press kit and journalist lists, 1986

Includes event program.

Box 2 Folder 12
Publicity and promotion, 1985-1986
Oversize AB-02-E02
Participants photograph, 1986

Signed black-and-white photograph of the chiefs of staff for Presidents Eisenhower through Carter. Front row: Theodore Sorenson, Robert Haldeman, John Chancellor (moderator), Alexander Haig. Back row: Richard Cheney, Harry McPherson, Donald Rumsfeld, Andrew J. Goodpaster, Jack Watson.

Camp Matthews Land Transfer Commemoration Ceremony

Box 2 Folder 13
Contact sheets and negatives, 1986
Box 2 Folder 14
Correspondence, 1986
Box 2 Folder 15
History of land transfer, 1962-1964

Contains research materials concerning the original October 7, 1964 land transfer ceremony. The ceremony was held at UC San Diego in conjunction with the San Diego Chamber of Commerce 94th Annual Meeting. The pages are annotated with the location of the original documents.

Box 3 Folder 1
Key to Camp Matthews, 1964

The key that was presented to the University of California by the Unites States Marine Corps on the occasion of the October 7, 1964 land transfer ceremony.

Box 3 Folder 2
Matthews area redevelopment plan - Phase II, 1986
Box 3 Folder 3
Planning, 1985-1986
Box 3 Folder 4
Program, 1986

A Fish In Your Wallet

Box 3 Folder 5
Contact sheets, 1985
Box 3 Folder 6
Planning, 1985-1986
Box 3 Folder 7
Publicity and promotion, 1985-1986

Molecular Biology Symposium

Box 3 Folder 8
Correspondence, 1986
Box 3 Folder 9
Guest speakers, 1986
Box 3 Folder 10
Planning, 1985-1986
Box 3 Folder 11
Publicity and promotion, 1985-1986

Miscellaneous festivities

Box 3 Folder 12
Birthday Celebration, 1985

The Birthday Party was held on November 18, 1985 at Muir Field, and was hosted by the Associated Students.

Box 3 Folder 13
University House reception, 1985-1986

The reception, hosted by Richard and Rita Atkinson, took place on January 16, 1986 at University House.

Box 3 Folder 14
Helen Copley dinner, 1985-1986

The dinner, hosted by Helen K. Copley, took place on January 17, 1986 after the first day of the 25 Years of the Presidency Symposium.

Box 3 Folder 15
Chancellor's Associates Dinner-Dance, 1986

The fourteenth annual dinner-dance was held on June 28, 1986 at the Revelle College Dining Commons.

Oversize FB-241 Folder 1
UCSD Chancellor's Associates Distinguished Service Medal certificate, awarded to Cecil G. and Ida M. Green, 1986

Presented to the Greens at the June 28, 1986 fourteenth annual Chancellor's Associates Dinner-Dance in recognition of their contributions to the study of the Physical Sciences at UCSD.

Oversize AB-11-E02
Chancellors' reunion photograph, 1986

Signed, color photograph of Herbert F. York, John S. Galbraith, William J. McGill, William D. McElroy, and Richard C. Atkinson

Box 3 Folder 16
Miscellaneous photographs, 1985-1986

Includes color prints of Chancellors Richard Atkinson, William McElroy, and Herbert F. York with members of faculty in academic regalia, Atkinson and others signing documents, and scenes from the "UCSD Revue."


Scope and Contents

Series 2) 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION: Celebration of the development and successes of UC San Diego from its beginning in 1960 through 2010. The celebrations centered on the achievements of UC San Diego's alumni, as is illustrated in the celebration's slogan of "Fifty Years of Achieving the Extraordinary." Includes publicity materials and memorabilia. Arranged in three subseries: A) Publicity, B) Events, and C) Memorabilia. Events are arranged chronologically by event date.


Box 4 Folder 1
Fifty Years of Achieving the Extraordinary, 2011 March 28

Supplement to the San Diego Business Journal about UC San Diego's achievements, alumni, and history.

Box 4 Folder 2
Holiday greeting card, 2010
Oversize MC-054-02
Poster, ca. 2010
Box 4 Folder 3
UC San Diego at Fifty: Celebrating the Intellectual, Entrepreneurial, Cultural and Economic Power of UC San Diego Alumni, 2011 June 16

Supplement to The Daily Transcript about the achievements of UC San Diego alumni and the history of the university.

Box 4 Folder 4
UCSD @ 50, 2010 September 13

DVD. Created by the Center for Community Well-Being, Center for Autism Excellence, and Scripps Institute of Oceanography. Presented by UCSD-TV.

Box 4 Folder 5
UCSD @ 50, 2010 December 13

DVD. Includes a segment on Founders' Day. Presented by UCSD-TV.


Box 4 Folder 6
Welcome Convocation and Dinner, 2010

The Welcome Convocation and Dinner was held on September 21, 2010 at the Recreation, Intramural, and Athletic Complex (RIMAC) field. Includes commemorative pins, invitation, program, and tote bag.

Box 4 Folder 7
Welcome Convocation and Dinner - Keynote speech by Dileep Rao, 2010 September 21

Dileep Roa is an American actor and graduate of the John Muir College class of 1995.

Box 4 Folder 8
Celebrate 50: Expect the Unexpected Dinner, 2010

Invitation and pamphlet. The Celebrate 50: Expect the Unexpected Dinner was held on November 13, 2010 at the Recreation, Intramural, and Athletic Complex (RIMAC) arena.

Box 4 Folder 9
UCSD Alumni Celebration, 2011

The UCSD Alumni Celebration was held on June 18, 2011 on the Warren Mall. Includes commemorative bookmark, invitation, and program.


Oversize FB-559 Folder 1
Achieving the Extraordinary tote bag and Founders Day frisbee, 2010
Box 4 Folder 10
A Marvel Inside A Miracle bookmark, 2010

"A Marvel Inside a Miracle - A Visual History of the University of California, San Diego" is a collection of photographs that depicts UC San Diego's history and 50 years of development. It was published on the occasion of the university's 50th anniversary by the UCSD Alumni Association.

Box 4 Folder 11
Chancellor's Call to Service - Volunteer50, 2010-2011

Includes commemorative bookmark, bracelet, pin, and stickers.

Box 4 Folder 12
Sun God photo prop, circa 2010

Alumni were encouraged to take and share a photo with their Sun God photo props in order to illustrate the worldwide extent of the UCSD Alumni Association.


Scope and Contents

Series 3) CHANCELLORS' INAUGURATIONS: Arranged in four subseries: A) John S. Galbraith, B) Richard C. Atkinson, C) Robert C. Dynes, and D) Marye Anne Fox.

John S. Galbraith

Oversize FS-141
Inauguration ceremony - Film, 1965 November 5

16mm film.

Box 4 Folder 13
Inauguration ceremony - VHS, 1965 November 5

Richard C. Atkinson

Box 4 Folder 14
Certificate of Congratulations from the University of Michigan, 1981
Oversize FB-241 Folder 4
Certificate of Greetings from Case Western Reserve University, 1981
Oversize FB-241 Folder 4
Certificate of Greetings from Harvard College, 1981
Oversize FB-241 Folder 4
Certificate of Greetings from William Marsh Rice University, 1981
Box 4 Folder 15
Inauguration ceremony - Audiocassette, 1981 October 22
Box 4 Folder 16
Inauguration program, 1981 October 22
Box 4 Folder 17
In Celebration event program, 1981

Three days of events, held October 21-23, 1981, celebrating Richard C. Atkinson's inauguration as chancellor of UC San Diego.

Box 4 Folder 18
Itinerary, podium seating chart, copy of speech, and newspaper clippings , 1981-1982

Robert C. Dynes

Box 5 Folder 1
Certificate of Best Wishes from McMaster University, 1996
Oversize FB-241 Folder 4
Certificate of Congratulations from Santa Monica Community College District, 1996
Oversize FB-241 Folder 4
Certificate of Greetings from Harvard College, 1996
Box 5 Folder 2
Certificate of Greetings from the University of Western Ontario, 1996
Box 5 Folder 3
Cue book, 1996 October 25

Includes transcripts of the ceremony remarks.

Box 5 Folder 4
Inauguration program, 1996 October 25
Box 5 Folder 5
Invitations, 1996

Includes invitations to the University House Dinner on October 24, 1996 and the Chancellor's Luncheon on October 25, 1996.

Box 5 Folder 6
President Atkinson invests Chancellor Dynes - Photograph, 1996
Oversize AB-04-C01
Plaque from the Chancellors of the University of California, 1996

Marye Anne Fox

Oversize FB-241 Folder 5
Pennant, 2005 March 3

Blue and gold pennant flag with the day's theme, "Together We Achieve the Extraordinary." Each guest was given a pennant as they entered the Recreation, Intramural, and Athletic Complex (RIMAC) arena.


Oversize FS-142
Central University Library, 1971 March

16mm film. Approximate time 00:05:30.


Scope and Contents

Series 5) GRAND OPENING EVENTS: Arranged alphabetically by building name.

Oversize MC-012-05
Recreation, Intramurals, Athletics Complex - Poster, 1995 January 24
Oversize MC-012-05
The Price Center and the University Bookstore - Poster, 1989 April 21


Scope and Contents

Series 6) GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONIES: Arranged alphabetically by building name.

Box 6 Folder 1
Central Library Addition - Hard hat, 1990

Worn for the 1990 groundbreaking by Chancellor Richard C. Atkinson.

Oversize AB-29-A02
School of Science and Engineering - Ceremonial Shovel, 1961

Used for the 1961 groundbreaking by Governor Edmund "Pat" Brown, Sr. Used again for the 1990 groundbreaking for the Central Library Addition by Chancellor Atkinson, University Librarian Dorothy Gregor, and Architect Gunnar Birkerts.

Oversize AB-29-A01
SIO Physical Oceanography and Space Science Building - Ceremonial shovel, 1982

Used for the 1982 groundbreaking by Chancellor Richard C. Atkinson.


Oversize MC-054-03
Recognitions, 1962-1988

Includes: Secretary of the Navy, Certificate of Appreciation to UCSD for "the release for active duty in the Naval Reserve of... personnel during the period 2 October 1961 to 1 August 1962" | Declaration of Conveyance from the City of San Diego to the Regents of the UC, transferring 450 acres of city land, 1964 March 19 | Proclamation by the City of San Diego, proclaiming "University of California at San Diego Week," 1965 April | Resolution by the County of the San Diego honoring UCSD for its part in the "Try San Diego First" campaign, 1968 July 15 | Agreement of Scientific, Educational and Cultural Cooperation Between the University of California, San Diego and the University of Tokyo, 1988 May 13.

Oversize MC-054-02
Awards, 1987-1988

Includes: Onion Award for Planning and Architecture, presented by the Orchids and Onions Awards Program, 1987; with jury's comment: "The University of California is squandering the opportunity to create timeless architecture in a splendid natural landscape. Without a common vision, individual buildings struggle for recognition and fail to relate to each other in this beautiful setting." | American Institute of Architects, San Diego Chapter Special Award for Chancellor Atkinson for efforts and achievement of creating a School of Architecture at UC San Diego, 1988 December 14.