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Guide to the University of California, Irvine, Collection on the Anteater Mascot and other University Symbols AS.144
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  • Title: University of California, Irvine, collection on the Anteater mascot and other university symbols
    Identifier/Call Number: AS.144
    Contributing Institution: Special Collections and Archives, University of California, Irvine Libraries
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 1.5 Linear feet (2 boxes and 1 XOS folder)
    Date (bulk): Bulk, 1965
    Date (inclusive): circa 1965-1986
    Abstract: 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.
    Creator: University of California, Irvine. Library. Dept. of Special Collections.

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    Related materials (early correspondence regarding the choice of the Anteater mascot) can be found in: AS-016, Student Activities Office records, Box 4.

    Scope and Contents note

    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.