Friends of the International Center records, 1969-2017 (RSS 3086)

Extent: 5 Linear feet (4 records cartons, 2 flat boxes, 1 map case folder), + .139 GB of digital files

Digital Content

This collection contains digital photographs.

The Friends of the International Center Records document the activities of the Friends, a volunteer organization dedicated to supporting the programs of the UC San Diego International Center and fostering international education, friendship, and cooperation.

The Friends of the International Center is a volunteer organization which provides support to the UC San Diego International Center. The Friends participate in the Center's programs and encourage widespread community involvement, especially from UC San Diego staff, faculty, students, and their families.

Every year, dozens of foreign scholars, accompanied by their families, relocate to the La Jolla area. These international scholars come to study and work at the various scientific, medical, and academic institutions of the area. The Friends welcome and assist new arrivals as they settle into life as members of the UC San Diego community. They foster friendship, hospitality, and cooperation by providing cultural and educational services, implementing programs and events, and facilitating international scholarship programs. Members of the community are encouraged to share aspects of their own culture, and to experience the many diverse cultures represented in the UC San Diego community.

Founded in 1961 by the Zonta Club of La Jolla, the International Center was established in a small rental property in downtown La Jolla. Recognizing that the international students and scholars affiliated with UC San Diego required a support system, they set about incorporating under the name International Center of La Jolla, Inc. in 1963. By 1969, the UC Regents and the International Center of La Jolla, Inc. had signed an agreement establishing an International Center on the UC San Diego campus, and a fundraising campaign for a campus facility was well under way.

With the opening of its first building on October 1, 1971, the International Center now had a dedicated space located in the heart of the UC San Diego campus. In 1973, the Friends of the International Center was officially founded, and it was charged with supporting the programs of the International Center and maintaining the International Center building. The Friends continued to help develop the International Center, inaugurating the Friends Scholarship Program in 1975, opening the Friends Resale Shop in 1981, and raising funds that paid for a major 1986 addition to the building.

In 2010, the University decided to design a brand new Center building on the site. In 2016, the Friends moved out of the existing building. They continue to provide support for the International Center even as the programs and services are temporarily split up and located at different sites around the UC San Diego campus. The building was demolished in 2017.

The Friends of the International Center Records document the activities of the Friends, a volunteer organization dedicated to supporting the programs of the UC San Diego International Center and fostering international education, friendship, and cooperation.

Arranged in seven series: 1) NEWSLETTERS, 2) ADMINISTRATIVE FILES, 3) SCHOLARSHIP FILES, 4) PROGRAMS, 5) SPECIAL EVENTS, 6) PHOTOGRAPHS & SCRAPBOOKS, and 7) POSTERS.

Container List

NEWSLETTERS

Scope and Content of Series

Series 1) NEWSLETTERS: Contain updates on programs and events, staff and committee reports, information about members and scholarship recipients, and newsletters from the International Cooperative Nursery School.

Box 1 Folder 1
Friends of the International Center newsletters index, 1975-2011
Box 1 Folder 2-22
Friends of the International Center newsletters, 1977-2016
Box 1 Folder 23-24
International Cooperative Nursery School (ICNS) newsletters, 1987-1997

ADMINISTRATIVE FILES

Scope and Content of Series

Series 2) ADMINISTRATIVE FILES: Contains the Board of Directors meeting minutes and agendas, correspondence, and informational brochures of the Friends of the International Center, as well materials documenting the planning and implementation of the International Center's programs. Of particular interest are two files on the history of the International Center and the Friends Library.

Box 1 Folder 25-26
Board of Directors - Correspondence, 1977-1978, 2007
Box 1 Folder 27-28
Board of Directors - Membership lists, 1977-1979, 2007-2008

Board of Directors - Meeting minutes and agendas

Box 1 Folder 29
1977-1978
Box 1 Folder 30
1992-1993
Box 1 Folder 31-32
Board of Directors records binder, 2000-2005

Includes board meeting minutes and agendas, financial reports, bylaws, task force agendas from a binder.

Box 1 Folder 33-34
2006-2008
Box 1 Folder 35
International Center brochures, circa 1997-1999
Box 1 Folder 36
Brochures and directory, 1988-2013
Box 1 Folder 37-38
Correspondence, 1992-2012
Box 2 Folder 1-2
International Center annual reports, 1993-2006
Box 2 Folder 3
History - Friends Library binder, 1986-2007

Includes library administrative records, histories of the International Center and its programs, and descriptions of library resources.

Box 2 Folder 4
History - International Center, 1962-1973

Includes photographs.

SCHOLARSHIP FILES

Scope and Content of Series

Series 3) SCHOLARSHIP FILES: Documents the administration of the Friends Scholarship Program. Materials include award information, budget materials, correspondence, and reports.

Box 2 Folder 5-6
Friends scholarships, 1988-2004
Box 2 Folder 7-9
Education Abroad Program Scholarship, 1993-2006
Box 2 Folder 10
Betty Tate Study Abroad Scholarship, 1995-2004

PROGRAMS

Scope and Content of Series

Series 4) PROGRAMS: Includes program descriptions, flyers, and photographs of the many structured, recurring International Center activities supported by the Friends of the International Center.

Box 2 Folder 11
Program descriptions, 1995-1998
Box 2 Folder 12
American English in Action (AEIA) Tutor Program, 1993-1999

Includes photographs.

Box 2 Folder 13
Child Free Group, circa 1998
Box 2 Folder 14
Children's programs, 1982-1999

International Playgroup and International Cooperative Nursery School. Includes photographs.

Box 2 Folder 15
Conversation Class, 1992-2007
Box 2 Folder 16
Cooking in America Classes, 1992-2013
Box 2 Folder 17
Craft Class, 1992-1998

Includes photographs.

Box 2 Folder 18
Host Family Program, circa 1995-1998
Box 2 Folder 19
International Café, 1981-1998

Also known as "Friday Café," includes photographs.

Box 2 Folder 20
International Club, 1993
Box 2 Folder 21
International Kitchen, 1992-2014

Includes photographs.

Box 2 Folder 22
International Partners Program (IPP), undated
Box 2 Folder 23
Resale Shop, circa 1990-1998

Includes photographs.

Box 2 Folder 24
Scholarship receptions, 1991-2008
Box 2 Folder 25
Student and Volunteer orientations, 1992-2010

Includes photographs.

Box 2 Folder 26
Wednesday Morning Coffee, circa 1993-2009

SPECIAL EVENTS

Scope and Content of Series

Series 5) SPECIAL EVENTS: Includes photographs and flyers from the many social occasions coordinated by the Friends.

Box 2 Folder 27
Annual Membership and Scholarship Awards Dinners, 1990-2016
Box 2 Folder 28-30
Association for International Educators (NAFSA) - Conference, 1992-1993; 2000

Includes photographs.

Box 2 Folder 31
Ethnic dinners, 1978-2015

Includes 1985 photograph.

Box 2 Folder 32
Holiday parties, circa 1987-2006

Includes photographs.

Box 2 Folder 33
Orientation dinners, 1992-2005
Box 2 Folder 34
Miscellaneous events, circa 1977-2008

PHOTOGRAPHS AND SCRAPBOOKS

Scope and Content of Series

Series 6) PHOTOGRAPHS AND SCRAPBOOKS: Documents the programs and special events of the Friends and the International Center. Of particular interest are the Friends Historians Books, extensive scrapbooks prepared by the historians of the Friends of the International Center, which include clippings, event program, flyers, photographs, and postcards.

Box 2 Folder 35
International Center Expansion, 1986

Groundbreaking ceremony, February 18, 1986. Photographs of construction and the exterior of the finished addition.

Box 2 Folder 36-37
Friends of the International Center members, 1996-1999
Box 3 Folder 1-11
Miscellaneous events, 1984-2001
Box 3 Folder 12-14
Friends Historians Books, 1994 - 1996

Assembled by JoAnn Wirth.

Box 4 Folder 1-9
Friends Historians Books, 1996 - 2003
Digital file 1
Picture Archive, Friends of the International Center, 2001-2002

Supplements the 2001 - 2003 Friends Historians Book.

Oversize FB-556 Folder 1
Friends Historians Book, 2003-2004

Prepared by Betty Burton.

Oversize FB-557 Folder 1
Friends Historians Book, 2005-2006

Prepared by Betty Burton in 2007.

Oversize FB-556 Folder 2
American English in Action - Tutor scrapbook, 1971-1984

POSTERS

Scope and Content of Series

Series 7) POSTERS: Contains posters created for various International Center milestones, programs, and special events.

Oversize MC-027-02
International Center Groundbreaking Ceremony, 1969

Includes news clippings, invitation, Zonta ribbon, and photographs.

Oversize MC-027-02
International Center Housewarming, 1971

Includes news clippings and invitation.

Oversize MC-027-02
International Center 1969-1973 comparison, 1973

Includes photographs from 1969 and 1973 displayed side by side.

Oversize MC-027-02
International Center building drawings, ca. 1984

Two hand drawn pictures of the International Center. Indicates proposed alterations and use of space within the building.

Oversize MC-027-02
International Kitchen, undated

Includes photographs.

Oversize MC-027-02
Miscellaneous programs, undated

Includes photographs of various programs, including Children's programs, the Resale Shop, Craft Class, and cooking programs.

Oversize MC-027-02
Ruth & Milton Lipton memorial, 1988

Includes photographs.

Oversize MC-027-02
Tecle Kidane Mariam memorial, 2003

Includes photographs.