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Virginia C. Campbell Papers
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Material

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Virginia C. Campbell papers
    Dates: 1960-1998
    Collection number: MS 1
    Creator: Campbell, Virginia C.
    Collection Size: 2 boxes
    Repository: 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: Languages represented in the collection: English


    Collection open for research.

    Publication Rights

    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.

    Preferred Citation

    Virginia C. Campbell papers. MS 1. Special Collections and Archives, University Library, University of California, Santa Cruz.

    Acquisition Information

    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 in 1985.
    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.

    Indexing Terms

    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

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