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 photogtraph 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. Access to original photographic negatives is restricted; use
copies or scans must be requested. This collection has been digitized and access is
available in Calisphere.