Friends of the UC San Diego Library Records, 1961-2010 (RSS 1033)

Extent: 5.9 Linear feet (6 archives boxes, 2 records cartons, 1 flat box, and 1 oversize folder)

Records document the growth and development of the Friends of the UCSD Library, a non-profit educational organization dedicated to supporting the interests and needs of the libraries at the University of California, San Diego.

The Friends of the UCSD Library is a non-profit educational organization whose members take an informed interest in the activities of the libraries and the University. Since 1961, the Friends have provided financial support for the enrichment of library resources, particularly through the acquisition of books in support of academic programs. The Friends sponsored exhibitions, receptions and public events, such as the Public Events Series, the Great Authors Series and the Contemporary Writers Program. Between 1975 and 1985, the Friends sponsored an annual contest for the best undergraduate book collection. The Friends have also published several facsimile keepsakes from holdings in the library's collections. In 1993, the organization changed its name to Friends of the UCSD Libraries.

Records document the growth and development of the Friends of the UCSD Library, a non-profit educational organization dedicated to supporting the interests and needs of the libraries at the University of California, San Diego. The materials consist primarily of correspondence, subject files, meeting minutes, membership lists, keepsake publications, lecture program posters, and cassette audiorecordings of lecture speakers. Also included are undergraduate essays, publicity materials and photographs.


Container List


Scope and Contents of Series

Series 1) CORRESPONDENCE: Documents the organization's early growth, as well as its concerns and activities from 1961-1982. Contains correspondence to or from various board members. Includes files created by University Librarian Melvin Voigt. Arranged chronologically.


Box 1 Folder 1-2
Correspondence, 1961-1989
Box 7 Folder 2-9
Correspondence, 1994-2010

Voigt's Files

Box 1 Folder 3-4
Miscellaneous, 1964-1982


Scope and Contents of Series

Series 2) SUBJECT FILES: Includes board meeting agendas and minutes, committee records, mailing and membership lists, and rosters. Arranged alphabetically by subject, then chronologically.

Box 1 Folder 5
Annual meeting agendas and minutes, 1966-1985
Box 1 Folder 6
Articles of Incorporation, by-laws, constitution, and other documents

Board of Directors and Council

Box 1 Folder 7
Meetings and minutes, 1962-1986
Box 7 Folder 37-41
Meeting minutes, 1983-1993
Box 7 Folder 16-28
Meetings (general), 1992-2010
Box 7 Folder 14
Box 7 Folder 57
Brighton Press
Box 7 Folder 11
Box 7 Folder 12-13
Bylaws - Current and past versions
Box 1 Folder 8
Calendars of events, 1975-1978
Oversize MC-189-01
Calendar of events, 1988-1989
Box 7 Folder 53-55
Chronological file, 1990-1994


Oversize FB-023 Folder 1-2
Oversize photocopies of clippings, 1963-1968
Oversize FB-023 Folder 3-4
Scrapbooks, 1963-1968

Committee materials

Acquisitions Committee

Box 1 Folder 10
General, 1977-1987
Box 7 Folder 42-46
Meetings, 1998-2000
Box 7 Folder 47-49
Purchases, 1982-1999
Box 1 Folder 11
Baja California Collection Committee, 1963-1966
Box 1 Folder 12
Central University Library Opening Committee, 1970


Box 7 Folder 29-36
Meetings, 1989-2009
Box 2 Folder 1
Executive, Nominations and Acquisitions Committees, 1978-1981
Box 7 Folder 50-51
Furnishing Committee, 1994
Box 2 Folder 2
Nominating Committee, 1963-1972
Box 7 Folder 58
Program Committee, 2001-2006
Box 2 Folder 3
Financial reports and related materials, 1968-1981
Box 8 Folder 45-46
Financial reports and related materials, 1986-2009
Box 7 Folder 11
General information
Box 7 Folder 56
Helpful hints
Box 7 Folder 1
Master file, 1992
Box 2 Folder 4
Other membership materials
Box 2 Folder 5
Open House, 1963
Box 7 Folder 15
Policies for UCSD Support Groups, 1995-1998
Box 2 Folder 6
Press releases, 1963-1976
Box 2 Folder 7
Raitt, Helen

Notes on acquisition of Millay and Bodenheim manuscripts.

Box 8 Folder 1-14
Stipends, 1996-2009


Scope and Contents of Series

Series 3) BOOK COLLECTION CONTEST MATERIALS: Consists primarily of student essays describing individual book collections. Also includes announcements and photographs of winners. Arranged chronologically.

Box 2 Folder 8
Announcements and fliers
Box 2 Folder 9
Correspondence, 1975-1984
Box 2 Folder 10-15
Student essays, 1975-1981
Box 3 Folder 1-4
Student essays, 1982-1985
Box 3 Folder 5
Photographs of contest winners and others


Scope and Contents of Series

Series 4) PUBLICATIONS: Contains production materials and published versions of the Friends keepsakes. Also includes announcements, fliers, invitations to Friends events, production materials, and manuscripts for Robert Duncan's "The Five Songs." Arranged chronologically.

Box 3 Folder 6
Announcements, fliers and invitations, 1963-1986
Box 3 Folder 7
List of keepsakes, 1988

Prepared by Alvina Robertson.

Box 3 Folder 8
How Not to Murder Caesar, by Sigurd Burckhardt, 1964
Oversize FB-023 Folder 5
Sellon Revolutionary War Documents, 1965
Box 3 Folder 9
Portugaliae Monumenta Cartographica - Publicity, 1966
Box 3 Folder 10
Historian's Viewpoint on University Libraries, 1968

By Chancellor John S. Galbraith. Published version, typescript and photocopy of typescript.

Box 3 Folder 11
University in Motion, 1969

Inaugural address by Chancellor William J. McGill.

Box 3 Folder 12
Responsibility of the University Library Collection in Meeting the Needs of Its Campus and Local Community, 1977

A symposium honoring Melvin J. Voigt upon his retirement.

Box 3 Folder 13
Plano del Puerto de S. Diego, 1979

Five Songs by Robert Duncan

Box 3 Folder 14-19
Five Songs, 1981

Limited edition and sale copy.

Box 4 Folder 1-4
Five Songs, 1981

Press plates.

Box 5 Folder 1-3
Five Songs, 1981

Press plate.


Scope and Contents of Series

Series 5) LECTURE PROGRAMS: Contains announcements and promotional posters for lecture series, as well as cassette audiorecordings of the Great Authors Series.

Public Events Series

Box 6 Folder 1
Public Events Series - Announcements
Box 8 Folder 15-44
Miscellaneous events

Great Authors Series

Oversize MC-189-01
Great Authors Series - Posters
Box 6 Folder 2
Wallace Stegner lecture - Cassette audiorecording, 1990 April 6
Box 6 Folder 3
William Styron lecture - Cassette audiorecording, 1991 March 8
Box 6 Folder 4
William Kennedy lecture - Cassette audiorecording, 1991 October 4
Box 6 Folder 5
Peter Mathiessen lecture - Cassette audiorecording, 1992 February 2

February 2, 1992.

Box 6 Folder 6
Nadine Gordimer lecture - Cassette audiorecording, 1992 October 13

Contemporary Writers Program

Oversize MC-189-01
Contemporary Writers Program - Posters