Scope and Content of Collection
Title: Virginia C. Campbell papers
Collection number: MS 1
Campbell, Virginia C.
University of California, Santa Cruz. University Library.
Special Collections and Archives
Santa Cruz, California 95064
Abstract: This collection contains some correspondence and paper ephemera, as well as photographs and slides of the early campus.
Physical location: Stored in Special Collections & Archives: Advance notice is required for access to the papers.
Languages represented in the collection:
Collection open for research.
Property rights reside with the University of California. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and
their heirs. For permission to publish or to reproduce the material, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.
Virginia C. Campbell papers. MS 1. Special Collections and Archives, University Library, University of
California, Santa Cruz.
Gift of Virginia Campbell estate, April 2013
Virginia (Ginger) C. Campbell passed away on Dec. 8, 2003 at her home in Soquel. She was born June 9, 1929 in Vancouver, Washington
to Clyde and Dorothy Copland. Ginger graduated from Stanford University in 1951 with a BA in Special Education.
Ginger was secretary to University of California Chancellor Dean E. McHenry and in 1962-63 a member of the original team directed
to establish a new campus of the University of California at Santa Cruz. She left UCSC when her husband was transferred to
Scotland for four years. In 1967 she returned as administrative assistant to Chancellor McHenry until his retirement in 1974
and subsequently served as Administrative Analyst for him as an Emeritus Chancellor. She held other UCSC appointments with
the Institute of Marine Sciences and the Chemistry Department.
Ginger was a founding member of the Board of Directors of Friends of Long Marine Laboratory; first newsletter editor of Long
Currents; Honorary Life member of UCSC Arboretum Associates; Representative on Soquel General Plan Review in 1968 and member
of Save Soquel; Past President and Board Member of Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Club, establishing their Rescue Program
She was a member of the San Jose Retriever Club, San Joaquin Labrador Retriever Club; Monterey Bay Hunting Retriever Club;
Labrador Retriever Club Inc; and the Labrador Retriever Club of England.
Ginger's avocation along with her late husband Harold Donald Campbell, was the breeding, training, exhibiting and judging
of Labrador retrievers. Recognized nationally and internationally, for more than three decades dogs carrying the Campbellcroft
name, have garnered the highest accolades, in beauty, performance, temperament and style. The Campbellcroft legacy continues
in Campbellcroft Labradors that have provided the foundation for other breeders to build upon.
Scope and Content of Collection
This collection contains a small amount of campus correspondence and paper ephemera, as well as photographs and slides of
the early campus and some personal slides.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in
the library's online public access catalog.
Campbell, Virginia C.--archives
McHenry, Dean Eugene, 1910-
University of California, Santa Cruz--History
College administrators--California--Santa Cruz
UA 1 Dean E. McHenry Papers - Processing to be finished by 6/2015