The Early Campus Photo Albums comprise 372 photographs documenting UCI's first decade, 1959-1969. The mostly black and white
photographs are arranged in chronological order in seven bound volumes. Many prints are 11 x 14 with excellent image quality.
Coverage includes aerial and landscape photographs of the campus and Irvine Ranch area, construction of major campus buildings,
scenes from daily campus life, and significant events and people from UCI's early history. Also included in this collection
are printed materials which complement some of the major events pictured, including a letter from California Governor Brown
about the campus dedication at which President Lyndon Johnson spoke, Commencement programs, Historical Highlights publications,
and invitations to Daniel Aldrich's inauguration as UCI's founding chancellor.
The Public Affairs Office of the University of California, Irvine was created in May 1963 to coordinate campus outreach and
publicity in the community. H. Bradford "Brad" Atwood was UCI's first Public Affairs Officer. The Public Affairs Office
coexisted with the Public Information Office in UCI's early years. In the 1984-1985 academic year, the Public Affairs Office
changed its name to become the present day Communications Office.
3 linear feet
7 photograph albums
Property rights reside with the University of California. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and
their heirs. For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact the Head of Special Collections and University Archives.
Collection open for research.