Keith A. Brueckner Administrative Records, 1959-1970 (RSS 1001)

Extent: 7 Linear feet (17 archives boxes, 1 half archives box)

Administrative records of Keith A. Brueckner, professor of physics and administrator at the University of California, San Diego. The collection documents the early planning and development of UC San Diego's academic departments, facilities, and space allocation.

Keith A. Brueckner served as the founding chairman of the Department of Physics (1959-1961), Dean of the School of Science and Engineering (1963), Dean of Letters and Sciences (1963-1965), first Dean of Graduate Studies (1965), and director (1965-1970) of the Institute for Radiation Physics and Aerodynamics, later named the Institute for Pure and Applied Physical Sciences.

In 1959, Roger Revelle appointed Keith Brueckner as a professor of physics for the new campus of the University of California, San Diego. As the founding chairman of the Physics Department, Brueckner played a key role in recruiting science faculty for the new School of Science and Engineering, originally planned as a graduate school.

In July 1961, Brueckner took a leave of absence to serve as vice president and director for the Institute for Defense Analyses in Washington, D.C. Upon his return in January 1963, he was appointed Dean of the School of Science and Engineering and spent much of the summer of 1963 recruiting faculty and establishing academic departments. In October 1963, his position title changed to Dean of Letters and Sciences in order to reflect the addition of humanities and social sciences departments.

In February 1965, Brueckner accepted the position of Dean of Graduate Studies, which he held for five months. Citing a desire to return to teaching and research, he became director of the new Institute for Radiation Physics and Aerodynamics (IRPA) which later combined with the Institute for the Study of Matter (ISM) to form the Institute for Pure and Applied Physical Sciences (IPAPS). Brueckner remained director of IPAPS until 1970.

Brueckner participated in campus development as a member of many committees. He served as chairman of the Ad Hoc Committee on Humanities and Social Sciences (1964), the Undergraduate Planning Committee (1964), the Planning Committee for the Second College (1964), the Space Committee (1963-1964), as well as an ex officio member of all Building Advisory Committees for First and Second Colleges. As a member of the Academic Senate, he served on the Campus Planning Committee (1963-1964), the Chancellor's Advisory Council (1963-1964), the Graduate Council (1964-1965), and the Research Committee (1964-1965). In addition, Brueckner participated at the University of California systemwide level as a member of the Council of Engineering Deans (1963-1965).

Administrative records of Keith A. Brueckner, professor of physics and administrator at the University of California, San Diego. The collection documents the early planning and development of UC San Diego's academic departments, facilities, and space allocation.

The records cover Brueckner's administrative activities in the positions of founding chairman of the Physics Department, Dean of the School of Science and Engineering, Dean of Letters and Sciences, Dean of Graduate Studies, and Director of the Institute for Radiation Physics and Aerodynamics.

Arranged in eight series: 1) COMMITTEES, 2) CONTRACTS AND GRANTS, 3) CORRESPONDENCE, 4) DEPARTMENTS, 5) BUDGET MATERIALS, 6) ACADEMIC PLANNING, 7) FACILITIES PLANNING, and 8) SUBJECT FILES.

Keith A. Brueckner Papers. MSS 94. Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego Library.

Container List

Committees

Scope and Contents

Series 1) COMMITTEES: Contains files for campus administrative, academic senate and systemwide committees. The bulk of the materials dates from 1963 to 1965, the period of Brueckner's greatest involvement in campus administration. Arranged alphabetically.

Box 1 Folder 1
Administrative Committee to Review Academic Master Plan, 1965
Box 1 Folder 2-4
Campus Planning Committee, 1963-1965

Minutes and agenda.

Box 1 Folder 5
Chancellor's Administrative Council, 1965

Notices.

Box 1 Folder 6
Chancellor's Advisory Council, 1963-1965

Notices.

Box 1 Folder 7
Committee for Naming Buildings, Streets, and Facilities, 1964-1966
Box 1 Folder 8
Committee for Undergraduate Scholarships and Honors, 1964-1965
Box 1 Folder 9
Committee Lists, 1963-1967
Box 1 Folder 10
Committee on Academic Freedom, 1966

Contains materials on the "Vietnam Teach-In."

Box 1 Folder 11-12
Committee on Educational Policy (CEP), 1963-1967

Minutes and memoranda.

Box 1 Folder 13
Committee on Proper Relationship of SIO and Graduate Education (Ad Hoc), 1964-1965
Box 1 Folder 14
Committee on Research, 1963-1967

Minutes and memoranda.

Box 2 Folder 1
Committee on Space Technology, 1963-1964
Box 2 Folder 2
Committee to Nominate Candidates for College Masters, 1964
Box 2 Folder 3
Committee to Nominate Contract Administrator, 1965-1966
Box 2 Folder 4
Committee to Review Proposed Appointments, 1966
Box 2 Folder 5-7
Council of Chief Campus Officers (systemwide), 1963-1965

January - March.

Box 2 Folder 8-9
Council of Engineering Deans (systemwide), 1963-1965
Box 2 Folder 10
Executive Space Committee, 1964-1965
Box 2 Folder 11
Fine Arts Cluster Center Committee, 1965-1966
Box 2 Folder 12
Fine Arts Committee, 1964-1965
Box 2 Folder 13
San Diego Faculty Committee on Honorary Degrees, 1963-1964
Box 2 Folder 14
Second College Planning Committee, 1965

See also Series 7: Second College.

Box 3 Folder 1
State of the University Committee, 1966-1968
Box 3 Folder 2
Ten-Year Planning Committee, 1964-1965

See also Series 7: Ten Year Plan.

Contracts And Grants

Scope and Contents

Series 2) CONTRACTS AND GRANTS: Documents efforts to procure extramural funding for institutes and contain proposals to furnish newly constructed biology and chemistry laboratory buildings. Arranged alphabetically.

Box 3 Folder 3
Miscellaneous, 1963-1968
Box 3 Folder 4
Ford Foundation, 1963
Box 3 Folder 5
Higher Education Facilities Act, 1964-1965
Box 3 Folder 6
Institute for National Studies, undated

A proposal by Keith Brueckner for a non-profit corporation sponsored by the Regents of the University of California.

Box 3 Folder 7
National Science Foundation - Institutional Grant, 1964-1965
Box 3 Folder 8
National Science Foundation - Undergraduate Instructional Scientific Equipment proposal, 1963-1965
Box 3 Folder 9-10
UCSD 1155, 1168, 1169, 1178 - Institute for the Study of Matter, 1963-1965

Bernd Matthias.

Box 3 Folder 11
UCSD 1241 - Expansion of Computer Facility at La Jolla, 1963-1964
Box 3 Folder 12
UCSD 1354 - Fixed Laboratory Furnishings for Building C, 1964

N.M. Kroll. Building C [Mayer Hall].

Box 3 Folder 13
UCSD 1559 - Expansion of a Computer System, 1965-1966
Box 4 Folder 1
UCSD 1602 - NSF Matching Grant, Building 2A (Biology Building), 1965-1966
Box 4 Folder 2
UCSD 1602 - Preliminary proposal to NSF for a Graduate Science Facilities grant, 1965
Box 4 Folder 3
UCSD 1602 - Revised proposal to NSF for a Graduate Science Facilities grant, 1965
Box 4 Folder 4
UCSD 1621 - Health, Education, and Welfare Facilities Act - Matching Grant for Building 2A, 1963

"Matching Grant, Building 2A."

Box 4 Folder 5
UCSD 1621 - Health, Education, and Welfare Facilities Act - Proposal for Higher Education Facilities grant, 1965-1966

"Matching Grant, Building 2A."

Correspondence

Box 4 Folder 6-7
Scientific, 1961-1962
Box 4 Folder 8
UCSD - General, 1961-1962

Departments

Scope and Contents

Series 4) DEPARTMENTS: Largely documents Brueckner's interactions with academic departments reporting to the Dean of Letters and Sciences. The materials often relate to the formation and development of individual departments. Well represented are the Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, Applied Electrophysics and Physics Departments. Arranged alphabetically.

Box 4 Folder 9-10
Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, 1961-1968
Box 4 Folder 11
Anthropology, 1965
Box 5 Folder 1-2
Applied Electrophysics, 1964-1966
Box 5 Folder 3
Biology, 1963-1965
Box 5 Folder 4
Chemistry, 1963-1965
Box 5 Folder 5
Earth Science, 1964-1965
Box 5 Folder 6
Economics, 1963-1965
Box 5 Folder 7
Fine Arts, 1964-1965
Box 5 Folder 8
History, 1963-1965
Box 5 Folder 9
Linguistics, 1963-1965
Box 5 Folder 10
Literature, 1963-1968
Box 5 Folder 11
Mathematics, 1962-1965
Box 5 Folder 12
Philosophy, 1963-1965
Box 6 Folder 1-2
Psychology, 1964-1965
Box 6 Folder 3
Physics, 1961-1964
Box 6 Folder 4
Physics, 1965

Budget Materials

Box 6 Folder 5
FY 1964 budget, 1962-1964

Materials created between 1962-1964.

Box 6 Folder 6-7
FY 1965 budget, 1963-1965

Materials created between 1963-1965.

Box 6 Folder 8-9
FY 1966 budget, 1963-1965

Materials created between 1963-1965.

Box 7 Folder 1
FY 1967 budget, 1965

Materials created between 1965-1966.

Box 7 Folder 2-3
Budget for Capital Outlay, 1964-1967
Box 7 Folder 4
Provisions and Budgeting, 1962-1965

Academic Planning

Scope and Contents

Series 6) ACADEMIC PLANNING: Documents Brueckner's involvement in academic planning at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Important documents relating to the development of the undergraduate program at UC San Diego can be found in the "Undergraduate Planning" folders. The files on the Council of Engineering Deans (systemwide) reflect Brueckner's participation in the formation of a UC master plan for engineering. Arranged alphabetically.

Box 7 Folder 5
Academic Master Plan, 1963-1965
Box 7 Folder 6
Academic Salary Scales, 1951-1968
Box 7 Folder 7
Allocation of Teaching Resources - Dean of Letters and Sciences, 1964
Box 7 Folder 8
Allocation of Teaching Resources -Dean of Graduate Studies, 1965-1966
Box 7 Folder 9
Courses, 1963-1966
Box 7 Folder 10-12
Engineering Master Plan - Study I, 1964-1966
Box 8 Folder 1-2
Engineering Master Plan - Study II, 1964-1965
Box 8 Folder 3-4
Engineering Master Plan draft, 1965
Box 8 Folder 5
Engineering Master Plan, 1965
Box 8 Folder 6
Engineering education at UCSD - Reports, 1966-1968
Box 8 Folder 7
Establishing institutes, 1962-1967
Box 8 Folder 8
Establishing new departments, 1962-1965
Box 8 Folder 9
Faculty planning, 1962-1965
Box 9 Folder 1
Faculty planning, 1962-1965
Box 9 Folder 2
Faculty / student ratios, 1962-1965
Box 9 Folder 3
Graduate Program, 1963-1965
Box 9 Folder 4
Master Plan for Higher Education in California for 1960-1975, 1964
Box 9 Folder 5
Professional schools, 1965
Box 9 Folder 6
Research Institutes, 1964-1965
Box 9 Folder 7
Revelle College - Undergraduate planning, 1963-1965
Box 9 Folder 8-9
Undergraduate planning, 1963-1964

January - June.

Box 10 Folder 1-3
Undergraduate planning, 1964-1965

July - October.

Box 10 Folder 4
Undergraduate Planning - Transfer Policy, 1964-1965

Facilities Planning

Scope and Contents

Series 7) FACILITIES PLANNING: Although many of the buildings on the campus of the School of Science and Engineering were nearing completion when Brueckner returned from Washington in 1963, considerable efforts were required to furnish and outfit laboratories and instructional facilities. In addition, planning for the Second College was well underway in 1964. The FACILITIES PLANNING series documents planning for the furnishing of Revelle campus science laboratories and instructional spaces. Also included are planning documents related to Camp Matthews, Camp Elliott and a central library. Arranged alphabetically.

Box 10 Folder 5
Buildings - Building A (Central Utilities), B (Urey Hall), and C (Mayer Hall), 1963-1964

See also Series 2 - UCSD 1354.

Box 10 Folder 6
Buildings - Building B (Urey Hall), C (Mayer Hall), and D (Bonner Hall), 1962-1964
Box 10 Folder 7-8
Buildings - Building E (Humanities Library), 1964-1965
Box 10 Folder 9
Buildings - Building E (Humanities Library) - Detailed Project Program, 1962
Box 10 Folder 10
Buildings - Building E (Humanities Library) - Project Planning Guide, 1964
Box 10 Folder 11
Buildings - Building F (Undergraduate Sciences), 1964-1965
Box 11 Folder 1
Buildings - Building F (Undergraduate Sciences) - Detailed Project Program, 1962
Box 11 Folder 2
Buildings - Building G / 2A (Biology Building), 1963-1966

See also Series 2 - UCSD 1602 and UCSD 1621.

Box 11 Folder 3
Buildings - Building G / 2A (Biology Building) - Detailed Project Program, 1964

See also Series 2 - UCSD 1602 and UCSD 1621.

Box 11 Folder 4
Buildings - Building 2B, 1964
Box 11 Folder 5
Buildings - Building 2C, 1964-1965
Box 11 Folder 6
Buildings - Building 2D, 1964
Box 11 Folder 7
Buildings - Central University Library, Step I Project Planning Guide, 1965
Box 11 Folder 8
Buildings - Central Facilities Building, Step II, 1964
Box 11 Folder 9
Buildings - Physical Education Building and playing fields, 1964
Box 11 Folder 10
Buildings - Residential apartments, 1964
Box 11 Folder 11
Buildings - Residence Hall Unit #1 and Central Facilities Building, 1965
Box 11 Folder 12
Buildings - Residence Hall Unit #2, 1965
Box 11 Folder 13
Buildings - General campus utilities and site development - Detailed Project Program, 1964

Detailed Project Program.

Box 11 Folder 14
Building Funds - Allocation, 1963-1964
Box 11 Folder 15
Building Funds - Building B (Urey Hall), C (Mayer Hall), D (Bonner Hall), and E (Humanities Library), 1962-1965
Box 11 Folder 16
Building Funds - Building F (Undergraduate Sciences), 1964
Box 11 Folder 17-18
Building Programs - Major Capital Improvement Program, 1963-1965
Box 11 Folder 19
Building Programs - Major Capital Improvement Program for 1965-1970, 1964
Box 12 Folder 1
Building Programs - Major Capital Improvement Program for 1967-1972, 1966
Box 12 Folder 2
Building Programs - Major Capital Improvement Program (School of Medicine) for 1965-1970, 1964
Box 12 Folder 3
Building Programs - Major Capital Improvement Program (School of Medicine) for 1966-1976, 1965
Box 12 Folder 4
Building Programs - Minor Capital Improvement Program, 1964-1965
Box 12 Folder 5
Camp Elliott, 1963-1966
Box 12 Folder 6
Camp Elliott - Proposal for a Field Station, 1964

Appendix I of this proposal is a topographic map entitled "Area 'D' UCSD Field Station Site Plan," located in the map case drawers.

Oversize MC-034-05
Area "D" UCSD Field Station Site Plan, 1964 August 7

Appendix I of the October 30, 1964 University of California, San Diego proposal entitled "Proposal for a Field Station." Topographic map.

Box 12 Folder 7
Camp Matthews, 1964-1965
Box 12 Folder 8
Library, 1963-1965
Box 12 Folder 9
Long Range Development Plan, 1963
Box 12 Folder 10-11
Second College, 1963-1964
Box 13 Folder 1
Second College, 1965
Oversize MC-034-05
Second College at UCSD plans, 1964 September 21

2 hand drawn sheets illustrating the layout of Second College buildings.

Box 13 Folder 2
Second College - Planning Study, 1964
Box 13 Folder 3
Second College - Project Planning Guide, 1965
Box 13 Folder 4
Second College - Selection of architect, 1964
Box 13 Folder 5
Space - Building B (Urey Hall), 1963-1968
Box 13 Folder 6
Space - Building C (Mayer Hall), 1963-1964
Box 13 Folder 7
Space - Building D (Bonner Hall), 1963-1965
Box 13 Folder 8
Space - Classrooms, 1963-1965
Box 13 Folder 9-10
Space - General, 1962-1968
Box 14 Folder 1
Space - General, 1962-1968
Box 14 Folder 2
Space - Lower campus (SIO), 1962-1964
Box 14 Folder 3
Space - Project Planning Guide, 1964-1965
Box 14 Folder 4
Space - Research, 1965
Box 14 Folder 5
Space - Undergraduate Laboratory, 1964-1965
Box 14 Folder 6
Space - Yearly space requirements, 1965
Box 14 Folder 7
Space Sciences Laboratory, 1962-1965
Box 14 Folder 8-9
Ten Year Plan, 1965
Oversize MC-034-05
Buildings - Building F (Undergraduate Sciences) preliminary plans, 1964 April 13

5 sheets showing the spaces in which different subjects were to be taught.

Subject Files

Box 14 Folder 10-11
Academic administration, 1962-1967
Box 14 Folder 12
Academic Senate and Campus reactions to war protests, 1970
Box 15 Folder 1-2
Administrative organizations, 1964-1968
Box 15 Folder 3-4
Admissions, 1962-1965
Box 15 Folder 5
Admissions - Undergraduate procedure, 1964
Box 15 Folder 6
Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges - Division of Engineering, 1963-1965
Box 15 Folder 7
Bryne Report (Los Angeles Times), 1965
Box 15 Folder 8
Center for Applied Mathematics and Computer Sciences, 1964-1965
Box 15 Folder 9
Computer Center, 1962-1968

See also Series 2 - UCSD 1241 and UCSD 1559.

Box 15 Folder 10-11
Conferences / visitors, 1963-1964
Box 16 Folder 1
Conferences / visitors, 1964-1965
Box 16 Folder 2
Consulting fees, 1963-1964
Box 16 Folder 3
Council for the Study of Mankind, 1964
Box 16 Folder 4-6
Enrollment, 1963-1965
Box 16 Folder 7
Enrollment statistics, 1962-1966
Box 16 Folder 8
Fellowships, 1963-1965
Box 16 Folder 9-10
General miscellaneous, 1963-1968
Box 17 Folder 1
General miscellaneous, 1965-1968
Box 17 Folder 2
Graduate student support, 1967
Box 17 Folder 3
High School Seniors Honors Program, 1964
Box 17 Folder 4
Humanities and Social Sciences, 1963-1965
Box 17 Folder 5
Machine Shop, 1963-1965
Box 17 Folder 6
Language Houses, 1965
Box 17 Folder 7
Open Discussion and Advocacy Area, 1965
Box 17 Folder 8
Physical Education Program, 1964-1965
Box 17 Folder 9
Physics - Consultants / visitors, 1963-1965
Box 17 Folder 10
Postdoctoral reports, 1964-1965
Box 17 Folder 11-12
Regents, 1963-1966
Box 17 Folder 13-14
Revelle College - Meetings, 1965-1970
Box 17 Folder 15
Scholarships, 1963-1965
Box 18 Folder 1
School of Medicine, 1963-1965
Box 18 Folder 2
School of Medicine - First year curriculum, 1964
Box 18 Folder 3
Sea water conversion research, 1963-1964
Box 18 Folder 4
Student Health Service, 1964
Box 18 Folder 5
Subject A, 1964

Subject A was an examination given to all new undergraduate registrants to the University of California. The examination tested ability in English writing, grammar, diction, sentence structure, and punctuation.

Box 18 Folder 6
Summer employment, 1964-1965
Box 18 Folder 7
Teaching Assistants, 1964
Box 18 Folder 8
Transportation, 1963-1965
Box 18 Folder 9
UCSD / General Atomics Cooperative Program, 1965
Box 18 Folder 10
Undergraduate Advising System, 1964
Box 18 Folder 11
Undergraduate students, 1963-1965
Box 18 Folder 12
University Management Program, 1964
Box 18 Folder 13
Year Round Operation, 1963-1965