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[University of California flag] image located by Dave Fowler, 24 January 2020

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Description of the flag

[University of California flag] image located by John Ma, 6 March 2006

From UCLA site: (

The University Flag
Designed in 1958 and displayed for the first time at the inaugural convocation of President Clark Kerr on September 26, 1958, the University flag was designed by Willard V. Rosenquist and Winfield S. Wellington. A gold streamer with an open book and a large "C" in gold are displayed upon a blue field with a gold border. The Latin University motto (Fiat Lux) is displayed upon the book, above which is an arc of nine gold stars representing the nine campuses of the University.
It is reproduced in as a very small, b/w graphic (thru; the detail can be seen from the Presidential Medal (

According to UC guidelines ( the blue ("black" part) in this flag is PMS#286 C100 M83 Y16 K5; the gold ("white") is PMS#130 C5 M35 Y100 K0.

John Ma, 6 March 2006