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McHenry (Dean E.) papers
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This collection documents the career of Dean E. McHenry, the founding Chancellor of the University of California, Santa Cruz.
Dean Eugene McHenry was born in 1910 on a bean farm in Lompoc, California. He attended elementary and junior high school in Lompoc and then moved to Van Nuys (near Los Angeles) in 1925, where he attended Van Nuys High School. In 1928 McHenry entered the University of California, Los Angeles, then a primarily undergraduate campus only in its ninth year. He was to become an important force in the history of UCLA, both as a student and later as a faculty member and dean of social sciences. While at UCLA he was elected president of the Associated Students and earned a BA in political science. McHenry went on to Stanford University, where he roomed with Clark Kerr, a fortuitous happening, for Kerr was to become a lifelong friend and key colleague who shaped McHenry's career. There McHenry also fell in love with his future wife, Jane Snyder. He earned his master's in political science from Stanford in 1933. His thesis focused on lobbying in the California legislature.
90 Linear Feet 176 boxes
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