School of Humanities records (University of California, Irvine)
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UC Irvine, the eighth campus in the University of California system, opened its doors in 1965. The Division of Humanities was one of five liberal arts divisions on campus that were poised to welcome students upon campus opening. Samuel McCulloch, UC Irvine’s founding dean of Humanities was appointed in 1963. As dean, he laid the foundation for humanities by recruiting and retaining world-class faculty.Dean McCulloch created four departments that would serve as the foundational core of the Divisi...
Samuel C. McCulloch, UCI history professor, was considered the unofficial historian of the campus for its first several decades. An Australian native, McCulloch earned his Ph.D. in History at UCLA and served as Dean of the College at San Francisco State College (now San Francisco State University) before joining UCI in 1963 as the first Dean of Humanities and a founding faculty member. Upon retirement, he became Professor of Emeritus of History. Recognizing the importance of documenting the hist...