Hail to the Hills Archive
From the files of the UCLA History Project.
An exploration of campus cuisine, past and present.
Jan 1, 2017
Bruins of all ages love to recall the Westwood stores, cafés and nightspots where they made lasting memories.
Oct 1, 2016
A mediocre paintings collection secured by a UC Regent in 1938 was the catalyst that eventually landed UCLA on the national art scene.
Jul 1, 2016
More than 50 years ago, a visionary provost prompted UCLA’s transformation to a residential campus.
Apr 1, 2016
The UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute pioneered the idea of interdisciplinary research.
Jan 1, 2016
When the U.S. entered World War II in December 1941, so did UCLA.
Oct 1, 2015
The legendary architect who defined much of the look of mid-20th century Los Angeles carved his vision into the UCLA campus, too.
Jul 1, 2015
Take a different kind of campus tour by scoping out lesser-known landmarks you may never have noticed.
Apr 1, 2015
Kenneth Macgowan's tenure at UCLA was his fourth career.
Jan 15, 2015
How many of these vanished campus landmarks do you remember?
Oct 1, 2014
From the beginning, the people of Los Angeles have lent their support to UCLA and rallied to its needs.
May 16, 2014
Some say it was the full-court press. Others say it was the snowstorm.
Apr 1, 2014
"People treat you differently when they know that you are a part — albeit a tiny part — of something historic and wonderful."
Apr 1, 2014
Test your knowledge of where campus buildings got their names.
Jan 1, 2014
A list of UCLA building names and their origins.
Jan 1, 2014
UCLA’s first dean of women was a trailblazer for female opportunities.
Oct 1, 2013
The campus "memory lane" has seen everything from political protests to soapbox derby races.
Jul 1, 2013
UCLA's alma mater would have started with "Hail to the cliffs of Palos Verdes..." had UC Regent Edward Dickson not discovered the hills of Westwood.
Apr 1, 2013
Can you list UCLA's connections to the nation's chief executives?
Jan 1, 2013
Her superior athleticism made stardom a slam dunk for Ann Meyers Drysdale.
Oct 1, 2012
A Bruin who excelled on the battlefield, on the playing field and in the courtroom.
Jul 1, 2012
Some shots of UCLA’s more splendid side.
Apr 1, 2012
Think you know about UCLA athletics history? Here's your chance to prove it.
Jan 1, 2012
When UCLA's new Westwood home opened in 1929, there were no blue jeans in sight.
Oct 1, 2011
UCLA without Joe Bruin? Almost happened.
Jul 1, 2011
Another groundbreaking Bruin moment from the files of the UCLA History Project.
Apr 1, 2011
Think you know about UCLA student life through the decades? Prove it in a quiz! (Judge for yourself on Q #8: was Kerckhoff even more fantastic in '79?)
Jan 1, 2011
At the 1964 groundbreaking of UCLA's Jules Stein Eye Institute, Bette Davis and Bob Hope were two of the A-listers rubbing shoulders with Stein.
Oct 1, 2010
The Inverted Fountain was inspired by Yellowstone's bubbling springs, decorated with hand-picked rocks from Claremont, and is shallower than it started (to curtail student cannonballs).
Jul 1, 2010
My how it's changed! UCLA postcards show scenes of the campus in years' past.
Apr 1, 2010
Think you know UCLA history better than Joe Bruin? Take this quiz to test your knowledge.
Jan 1, 2010
This one time, John Philip Sousa led the marching band ... John Philip Sousa's final national tour included a visit with the Bruin band.
Oct 1, 2009
Two UCLA icons, The Bruin Bear and the "Mighty Bruins" fight song, mark their 25th anniversary.
Jul 1, 2009
When Martin Luther King spoke at UCLA in 1965, he inspired students to end segregation and bring peace.
Apr 1, 2009
Think you know UCLA history? Here's your chance to prove it.
Jan 1, 2009
The first class on UCLA's Westwood campus arrived in 1929, months before planned, after the downtown chemistry building mysteriously went up in chemical-fueled flames.
Oct 1, 2008
Eleven UCLA students organized a food drive in 1934 to benefit needy children and families in West Los Angeles. But the student volunteers wanted to do more.
Jul 1, 2008
Ten days before the event, the Daily Bruin broke the news: President Bill Clinton had accepted UCLA's invitation to speak at its 75th anniversary convocation on May 20, 1994, kicking off the university's yearlong celebration.
Apr 1, 2008
UCLA's Gary Beban is the only bruin to have ever won the Heisman.
Oct 1, 2007
In 1931, the Victory Flag proudly flew from Royce Hall. But to celebrate what? Help the UCLA History Project discover the truth.
Jul 1, 2007
In fall of 1950, UCLA celebrated the return of the Victory Bell after three years in the hands of USC.
Oct 1, 2006
Why Bunche Hall is really on stilts, and other lore about the building named for the Bruin Nobel Peace Prize winner.
Apr 1, 2006