April 12, 2004
Laurence Veysey, a social historian and professor emeritus at UCSC, died February 22. He was 71.
Veysey, a third-generation Californian, earned a Ph.D. from UC Berkeley. He came to UCSC in 1966 and was a fellow of Stevenson College. Veysey's work was focused on the history of education and examination of communal life. He was the author of The Emergence of the American University (1965) and The Communal Experience: Anarchist and Mystical Counter-Cultures in America (1973), which was nominated for a National Book Award, as well as numerous journal articles.
After his retirement from UCSC in 1987, Veysey made his home in Hawaii.