Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
1. I am seeking information about a relative or other individual who may have attended, or taught at one of the UC campuses. What is the best way to do that?
You can start by conducting a search over both of the areas of the UCHDA -- the search engines will search the entire site of contextual and archival documents. If you believe the person you are seeking information about taught at any of the UC campuses, you may want to pay special attention to In Memoriam, which provides online access to memorials written by colleagues about deceased faculty members and administrators from all of the UC campuses. Remember to periodically visit the site with your query -- we frequently add new materials to the site, and it may be that information will become available at a later date.
Whether or not your search yields any information, you may want to query one or more of the university archivists from the UC campuses, whose physical collections may contain the information you are seeking.
2. Can I make a suggestion about a document or archival collection to add to the UCHDA?
Yes! We welcome input, and appreciate your comments and suggestions. Limited staff resources may prohibit us from taking action on your suggestion -- at least for the immediate period -- but we will consider all suggestions.
3. I have discovered an error on your site. Whom do I inform?
Direct all comments to David Farrell. If it is a factual error, tell us the source of your information. Please keep in mind, however, that we can only correct obvious typographical errors on historical documents and publications.
4. Do you accept volunteers?
If you are an undergraduate student at UC Berkeley, you might consider applying for a research apprenticeship at the UCHDA through the Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program (URAP). This program offers academic credit for research conducted for the UCHDA. Currently, research apprentices are helping to build content for two of our thematic Web sites. We accept applications at the beginning of every semester. Although academic credit is not offered during the summer, it may be possible to arrange an apprenticeship during the summer break. For more information about a potential apprenticeship opportunity, contact David Farrell.
5. I would like to be contacted about events that are organized in the future related to UC history. Can I get on your mailing list?
Yes -- most of our communication is conducted via email, so please send us your email address. If you don't have email, provide us with your U.S. mail address, and we will send you announcements about major events.
If you have other questions, please contact David Farrell. We will expand this "FAQ" based upon the type of inquiries we receive.