This collection documents the history of Kresge College from its inception to the early 2000s, and primarily comprises early
college planning documents, administrative records and correspondence, event-related ephemera, and recordings of commencements,
lectures, and other events on VHS and cassette tape.
Kresge College is a residential college in the University of California, Santa Cruz. Founded in 1971 as an experiment in participatory
democracy and community-building, Kresge was originally collectively planned and managed by faculty, administrators, and students.
Early curriculum centered on humanistic psychology, women's studies, and environmental studies. Prominent early faculty include
the theorist Gregory Bateson, and Beat poet William Everson.
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