The Clare Cooper Marcus collection is primarily comprised of course materials and student work from her time teaching at the
University of California, Berkeley from 1969 to 1994 and research notes from her field studies at St. Francis Square (San
Francisco), Geneva Towers (San Francisco), Easter Hill, and Eichler Towers. This collection is organized into two series and
documents her academic and research career from 1963 until the early 1990s. Series I: Professional Papers consists primarily
of Marcus' correspondence, consulting work, unpublished writings, and book reviews, but also includes biographical information
such as Marcus' CVs and graduate school work between 1963 and 1964. Series II: Faculty Records contains teaching and course
materials, and extensive, detailed research notes from her field studies throughout the Bay Area. Throughout these research
notes Marcus provides an array of observational data that she and/or her students conducted that ranges from survey interviews
of residential community members, drawings done by young school students, and photographs. The Clare Cooper Marcus collection
provides a wide range of information on Clare Cooper Marcus' career from environmental behavior consulting to her academic
pursuits in the Departments of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley.
Clare Cooper Marcus first attended the University of London where she graduated in 1955 with a bachelor's degree in Cultural
and Historical Geography. Soon after in 1958, Marcus received a master's degree from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln
in Urban Geography. Marcus finished her education with master's degree from the University of California, Berkeley in 1966
in City and Regional Planning. Her master's thesis at Berkeley was titled, Some Social Implications of House and Site Plan Design at Easter Hill Village: A Case Study, and outlined her, soon to be, lifelong interest in relations among physical environments and social behaviors.