This collection is comprised primarily
of materials related to the University of California, Irvine mascot, the Anteater. Included
is an original inscribed and signed drawing of the Anteater mascot by cartoonist Johnny Hart
(undated), drawings of mascots proposed by the UCI administration (1965), clippings
(photocopies) and ephemera related to the Anteater mascot and the controversy at the time it
was chosen. Also included is an audio oral history interview with Schuyler Hadley Bassett,
who is credited with taking up the successful campaign to elect the anteater as the mascot.
The collection also includes design proposals for UCI logos, including one with a seahorse
theme (1965), and proposed design for the UCI Medal, which was established in 1984. It also
includes two anteater basketball mascot bobbleheads. In addition there are several designs
of the mascot with the UCI logo, presumably from the 1990s.