Collection updates
August 28, 2019

Special Collections & University Archives employees are constantly working to process recently acquired collections and make those materials ready for use by students, faculty, and researchers.

Each quarter, we will provide a list of the UCR Library's newly processed archival and primary source collections. Check out this list to see if there are any items that fit your research area, or share with a friend!

Below you'll find brief descriptions and links to the finding aids or collection guides for each new collection. To use any of these materials, simply click the "Request Items" button at the top to submit a request, and log in with our Special Collections Request System. For more on conducting research in Special Collections, see this page.

SCUA will be open to the public during fall quarter 2019 on weekdays from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Check here for closures or other changes to our regular hours.

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Newly Processed Collections - Fall 2019

Ira J. Condit Papers (UA 084)

The Ira J. Condit papers contain scrapbooks, notes, correspondence, photographs and articles written by Ira J. Condit, an American horticulturist who studied subtropical fruits including the fig, olive, and avocado. Includes meeting minutes from the Citrus Experiment Station (1915-1929) as well as information on the avocado and ficus genus, particularly figs. Of note is an album of photographs documenting a trip Condit took to China in 1934. The album contains photos of Condit and others as well as various plant specimens.

Howard S. Fawcett papers (UA 362)

The Howard S. Fawcett papers contain articles, magazine and newspaper clippings, correspondence, periodicals, transcripts of radio broadcasts and other material gathered on Howard S. Fawcett, a University of California, Riverside professor and noted pioneer in phytopathology. The bulk of the papers consist of writings and research related to citrus diseases.

Eliud Martinez papers (UA 002)

This collection includes photos, DVDs, a floppy disk, notes, course materials, correspondence, conference materials, writings, and legal documents. The materials in this collection relate to the personal life and professional interests of Eliud Martinez, Professor Emeritus of Creative Writing and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Riverside.

Frank C. Vasek papers (UA 365)

The Frank C. Vasek papers contain articles, reports, correspondence, photographs, and other material from Vasek's tenure as life sciences professor at the University of California, Riverside. The bulk of the collection consists of information on plants from California and other areas.