UCR College of Humanities, Arts, and
The College of Humanities, Arts and So-
cial Sciences (CHASS) at the University of
California, Riverside (UCR) can trace its his-
tory to the founding undergraduate institu-
tion at UCR, the College of Letters and
Science, which first opened in 1954. (During
a consolidation period in the early 1970s, its
natural science departments merged with
UCR’s College of Agriculture, founded in
1958, to form the College of Natural and
Agricultural Sciences.) It is today a vibrant
and critical research and teaching oriented
community. Notable research centers in-
clude the Center for Bibliographical Studies
and Research, the Center for Family Studies,
the Ernesto Galarza Applied Research
Center, and the Robert Presley Center for
Crime & Justice Studies.
Center for California
UCR hosts the Center for California Native
Nations, an interdisiplinary research institute
dedicated to supporting research for and
about the Native Nations of California.
This center is supported by the Costo Chair
in American Indian Affairs and the Costo
Archive of materials relating to American In-
dian Studies. UCR’s History Department
grants a master of arts degree as well as a
doctorate in American Indian history, and the
Ethnic Studies Dept grants a bachelor of arts
in Native American studies. Over 30 federally
recognized Indian nations reside in Riverside
Center for Bibliographic-
al Studies and Research
Operates the "California Newspaper Project,"
which provides an online, searchable data-
base of out-of-print historical newspapers:
The San Francisco Call, from 1900 to 1910,
and The Daily Alta California, from 1846 to
1891. Copies of the Amador Ledger, from
1900 to 1910, Imperial Valley News, from
1900 to 1910, and three years of the Los
Angeles Herald will be added.
 "Carney Oral History Transcript" (PDF).
 "UCR Research". University of California,
Riverside, Office of Research.