Media Coverage

Chet Huntley of NBC-TV chats with Chancellor Aldrich, 1964.
Chet Huntley of NBC-TV chats with Chancellor Aldrich, 1964.

UCI's beginnings were chronicled in the local and national media.  Even before ground was broken, the campus quickly gained a place in the national limelight.  Coverage ranged from local newspaper articles to nationally-broadcast TV programs, in part because the master plan for the campus and its surrounding community distinguished UCI from other educational institutions throughout the country.  Here is a sampling of media coverage from UCI's early years:

 

 

 

Media Coverage
Date Media Source Title
September 6, 1963 Time William Pereira cover story
1964-1965 Daily Pilot Various articles and editions dedicated to UCI.
1965 NBC Birth of a Campus (TV documentary)
January 3, 1965 LA Times 1965: A Look at Big Events, UC Irvine Opening Tops List of Predictable News
September and October 1965     Fortune On the Campus: A Troubled Reflection of the U.S., Parts I and II
February 20, 1967 Newsweek The Campus Boom: A New College a Week
April 23, 1967 IBM News     "BMOC" Means "Big Model 50 on Campus"

 


​University of California, Irvine, University Advancement records. AS-086. Box 4 (University Relations: Site Dedication, News Releases, and Press Facilities, 1964) Special Collections and Archives, The UC Irvine Libraries, Irvine, California. Accessed Oct. 27, 2017. (list of press at site dedication) 

Time: http://content.time.com/time/covers/0,16641,19630906,00.html

Daily Pilot: Four issues of the Daily Pilot containing articles on UC Irvine. Special Collections and Archives, The UC Irvine Libraries, Irvine, California. Accessed Oct.27, 2017.

NBC: University Relations Motion Pictures. AS-136. University Archives, University of California, Irvine. Accessed Oct. 27, 2017.

Photograph: University of California, Irvine, University Communications photographs. AS-061. File SOOO 29, Photo POO 1007 1964. Special Collections and Archives, The UC Irvine Libraries, Irvine, California. Accessed Oct. 13, 2017.