Celebrations for the 50th anniversary of the University of California, Irvine began in June 2014. Throughout the following
year, several events were centered around the anniversary. One of the events was the UCI Spirit Rally, held on December 4,
2014 at the Bren Events Center. This collection contains 222 photographs of the UCI Spirit Rally. The event featured games,
prizes, performances, and a commemorative aerial photo. It informed attendees of the 50 for 50 Volunteer Program. Speakers
included Chancellor Howard Gillman and Vice Chancellor Thomas Parham. In addition, Founders Day was held on September 30,
2015. This event took place primarily in the Student Center. It honored founding staff, faculty, and alumni who were at UCI
during the first five years of the campus's founding. The collection also includes publications, objects, flyers, ephemera,
and speeches created for or during the 50th anniversary (June 2014-June 2016).
Property rights reside with the University of California. Rights to Spirit Rally photos transferred to UCI by photographer.
It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her
heir for permission to publish where the UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
The collection is only minimally processed, but is open for research. The collection also contains born digital photographs
and video that currently do not have an access copy. Please contact the Department of Special Collections and Archives in
advance to request access.