The UCI Libraries have received a generous gift of $50,000 from Phyllis Friedman Agran and Larry Agran to establish an endowment fund to support the processing, preservation, and access to our Orange County Regional History Archives.
Larry Agran served as Mayor of Irvine from 2000-2004. He also served as legal counsel to the California State Senate Committee on Health and Welfare, and taught legislation and public policy at the UCLA School of Law and the Merage School of Business at UC Irvine.
Phyllis F. Agran, MD, MPH, Professor Emeritus UCI is a practicing pediatrician, board-certified in both general pediatrics and pediatric gastroenterology. She is an alumna of the UCI School of Medicine. Her research continues to be focused on childhood injury prevention.
In addition to the generous endowment gift, the Libraries have also received a gift of Larry Agran’s papers. The endowment gift will help to support the Libraries’ processing and preservation of Larry Agran’s papers, along with other materials within our Orange County Regional Archives.
Audra Eagle Yun, head of Special Collections and University Archivist, shared the following about this gift to the Libraries, “We are grateful to Phyllis and Larry for their contributions not only to the Libraries, but for their impact to the Orange County community. It is also a privilege to preserve and make available for research the personal and professional papers of Larry Agran, who has been an influential figure in the city of Irvine and the Orange County region for decades.”
For more information on the Agran’s papers, please contact Audra Eagle Yun at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on supporting our Special Collections and Archives, please contact Wendi Morner at email@example.com.