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Kresge College records
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  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Preferred Citation
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
  • Biographical / Historical
  • Content Description
  • Processing Information
  • Related Materials

  • Contributing Institution: University of California, Santa Cruz
    Title: Kresge College records
    Creator: Kresge College (University of California, Santa Cruz)
    source: Kresge College (University of California, Santa Cruz)
    Identifier/Call Number: UA.106
    Physical Description: 16.75 Linear Feet 12 boxes
    Physical Description: .647 GB 2 digital files
    Date (inclusive): 1965-2006
    Language of Material: English

    Conditions Governing Access

    Collection open for research. Audiovisual media is unavailable until reformatted. Digital files are available in the UCSC Special Collections and Archives reading room. Access to digital files on original carriers is prohibited; users must request to view access copies. Contact Special Collections and Archives in advance to request access to audiovisual media and digital files.

    Conditions Governing Use

    Copyright for this collection resides with the Regents of the University of California. 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. UCSC Special Collections and Archives can grant permission to publish materials to which it holds the copyright.

    Preferred Citation

    Kresge College Records. UA106. Special Collections and Archives, University Library, University of California, Santa Cruz.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Transfer from Kresge College in 2016.

    Biographical / Historical

    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.

    Content Description

    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 DVD, VHS, and cassette tape.

    Processing Information

    Collection processed by Kate Dundon and Karina Tavares Perez in 2017.

    Related Materials

    UCSC Directories and Handbooks (UA 69); UCSC Commencements Collection (UA 32)

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Kresge College (University of California, Santa Cruz)
    Kresge College (University of California, Santa Cruz)