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Collection on the Anteater Mascot and Other University Symbols (University of California, Irvine)

About this Collection

This collection is comprised of material related to the University of California, Irvine mascot, the Anteater. 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. It also includes images of Peter the Anteater and drawings of proposed mascots from 1965. View collection guide.

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