October 22, 2001
New library exhibit delves into UCSC's beginnings
UCSC's early years are the focus of the University Library's fall quarter exhibit,
"Dean E. McHenry and UC Santa Cruz: An Experiment in Higher Education, 1963-1974."
The exhibit, on display from October 22 through January 13, documents the first decade
of the campus's history, drawing on materials from founding Chancellor McHenry's
archives, Special Collections, and the Regional History Project's oral history interviews
with numerous campus pioneers.
|Dean McHenry's inauguration as chancellor in May 1966 was a celebration shared
with then-UC President Clark Kerr (second from left), a former roommate and
longtime colleague of the new chancellor. A new UCSC history exhibit draws on McHenry's
archives and other materials.
Photo: Vester Dick Photography.
Newspaper clippings, maps, planning documents, books, photographs, letters, and
artifacts are also part of the display.
Randall Jarrell, director of the Regional History Project, will give a talk on early
campus history at 3 p.m. on November 7 on the main floor of McHenry Library, adjacent
to the exhibit. A question-and-answer period will follow.
The exhibit focuses on planning and architecture, the genesis of the early colleges,
town/gown relations, student life and activism, the Farm & Garden project, key
faculty and staff, the Narrative Evaluation System, and Lick Observatory.
Exhibit curators are Irene Reti, assistant editor of the Regional History Project,
and Mathew Simpson of the library's Online Archive of California unit, with assistance
from Randall Jarrell, director of the Regional History Project.
For additional information, contact: Randall
Jarrell, (831) 459-2847.
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