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Writings on the land agreement of June 1960 between The Irvine Company and the University of California, 2000, 2004, 2005
Watson, Raymond L., 1926-
Date Created and/or Issued
Contributing Institution
UC Irvine, Libraries, Orange County Regional History Collection
Watson (Raymond L.) papers
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Scope/Content: Consists of writings by Watson detailing and commenting on the three and a half year period (1956-1960) leading up to the historic land agreement of June 1960 in which The Irvine Company (TIC) gifted 1000 acres of Irvine Ranch land to the University of California (UC) to build a new UC campus in Orange County, California. The writings also document the early post-agreement period in which both UC and TIC were obligated to build a new campus and new city, respectively. It should be noted that the land transfer did not take place until December 1960.
Scope/Content: Original Filepath: \UCI\Uci-irvAgree.doc
Scope/Content: Original Filepath: \UCI\Uci-irvAgree-2.doc
Scope/Content: Original Filepath: \UCI\Post Univ Agreement.doc
Scope/Content: The Raymond Watson born digital writings, 1992-2010 subcollection consists of 54 digital files. Included are writings pertaining to Irvine Company developments in Orange County, California; the planning and development of the University of California, Irvine and the City of Irvine; city planning; community planning; and planned communities. Also included are reports and writings not authored by Watson that primarily relate to urban planning and design.
Scope/Content: Raymond L. Watson Papers. MS-R120. University of California, Irvine Libraries. Special Collections and Archives. Finding aid for entire collection available at:
Irvine Company
University of California (System)
Land titles -- Registration and transfer – California – Orange County – 20th century
Raymond L. Watson born digital writings, 1992-2010

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