Abstract

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, UCSD'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. The collection is arranged in two series: 1) SLIDES and 2) FILMS.

Biography

Charles Graves, a physician from La Jolla, California, photographed the early development of UCSD.

Scope and Content

Charles Graves's photographic documentary of early UCSD history (1963-1967) entitled UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO: THE BEGINNING documents the construction of Revelle College buildings, campus events and activities of the first undergraduate class. The collection is arranged in two series: 1) SLIDES and 2) FILMS. The slides and film were made simultaneously and record the same subjects.

SLIDES

The 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 UCSD 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.

FILMS

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

Box Folder Oversize
1 2 Part 1, 1964.
The La Jolla Land.
First Construction.
First Student Elections.
Constitutional Convention.
Tennis Anyone?.
First and Only Bus.
Dr. Ted Forbes and Future Plans.
1 3 Part 2, 1965 -1966.
Freshman Register, September 26, 1965.
First Class Plants a Tree.
Construction Goes Forward, September, 1965.
Revelle College Dedication, October 1, 1965.
Watermelon Drop, June 1965.
1 4 Part 3, 1965 -1967.
Bonner Hall Dedication.
Students.
Bridge Over 101 Dedicated.
Camp Matthews, June, 1965.
Galbraith Inauguration, November 5, 1965.
Student Election 1965.
More Construction.
Howard Warshaw Mural.
Ye Ol Swimmin Hole Begins, January, 1967.
1 5 Part 4, 1965.
Student Senate 1965, February, 1965.
Office Crew.
Construction Goes On.

FILMS

Scope and Contents

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

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Box Folder Oversize
University of California, San Diego: The Beginning.
1 6 Reel #1, 1963 - 1967.
1 7 Reel #2, 1963 - 1967.
1 8 Reel #3, 1963 - 1967.
2 1 VHS version of reels 1-3, 1963-1967.
Color, no sound. 29 min.
2 2 Film clips, 1965 - 1966.


Finding aid generated: 2011-08-23