Scope and Content of Collection
University of California, Santa Cruz
Title: Virginia C. Campbell papers
Campbell, Virginia C
Identifier/Call Number: MS .001
0.75 Linear Feet
1 doc box, 1 slide bin
Date (inclusive): 1960-1998
Abstract: This collection contains some
correspondence and paper ephemera, as well as photographs and slides of the early
Physical Location: Stored in Special Collections &
Archives: Advance notice is required for access to the papers.
Language of Material:
Collection open for research.
Property rights for this collection reside with the University of California. Literary
rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. The publication
or use of any work protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use for research or
educational purposes requires written permission from the copyright owner. Responsibility
for obtaining permissions, and for any use rests exclusively with the user.
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
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.
Processed by Maureen Carey in 2014.
UA1 Dean E. McHenry Papers
Subjects and Indexing Terms
University of California, Santa