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UCI Stories | 50th Anniversary Oral History Project

UCI Stories


Inspired and imprinted with words spoken during the filmed oral histories, UCI Libraries' 50th Anniversary Spring exhibit, UCI Stories: 50th Anniversary Oral History Project, highlights the bright past and brilliant future of UCI through the memories, reflections, and predictions of its community.

Artfully curated quotes of campus leaders, innovators, alumni, faculty and staff, document how over the past 50 years, UCI has given birth to generations of community-oriented difference-makers driven by a pioneering spirit that has permeated the campus long before a physical building ever stood on the land. UCI Stories captures how this spirit glues UCI together, and often after graduation calls Anteaters back home. Every great story has three main parts: characters with whom you can identify, a memorable and imaginable setting, and a plot based on the unexpected experiences of protagonists. This is UCI Stories.

UCI Stories: 50th Anniversary Oral History Project was curated by 50th Anniversary Project Historian, Krystal Tribbett. The exhibit will be on display through September 2016 in the Langson Library Muriel Ansley Reynolds Gallery during regular library hours.

To introduce this new exhibit, UCI Libraries held an opening night event on Monday, May 23rd, in the UCI Crystal Cove Auditorium and Langson Library. The event was free and open to the public. UCI Chancellor, Howard Gillman, and UCI Vice Chancellor, Thomas Parham, gave opening remarks. Our guest panel speakers included the following UCI Stories Participants: Robert Cohen, UCI Claire Trevor Professor of Drama, Emeritus/Founding Faculty, Jenny Doh '91, UCI's First Student Regent/Past President, UCI Alumni Association, Elizabeth Toomey, Daughter of Founding Chancellor Aldrich/Retired UCI Assistant Vice Chancellor, Community and Government Relations, and Joseph L. White, UCI Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Psychiatry. Krystal Tribbett, 50th Anniversary Project Historian, moderated this dynamic panel.

The program was followed by a light reception and exhibit viewing. For further information on the exhibit or opening night event, please call 949.824.4651 or email partners@uci.edu.

The UCI Libraries Exhibits Program promotes the diverse holdings and scholarly and cultural value of the Libraries’ collections to the campus and community.

To support the Libraries' Collection Enhancement Fund, please go to: http://www.uadv.uci.edu/CollectionEnhancementFund.


Special Links:

UCI Stories webpage
UCI Stories Highlight (video)
Event Photos

Past Exhibits

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    An exhibit of the gifts donated by Howard and Sylvia G. Lenhoff on display in the Ayala Science Library 1st floor lobby.
  • East Asian Languages & Literatures - Book Exhibits
  • Hmong Textiles
  • Documenting the Southeast Asian Refugee Experience
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