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Guide to the Reports of the College of California, 1858-1866
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This collection of fifty five reports include information on the operation of the institution, the buildings and finances of the school, and reports on instruction. Report no. 54 comments on the purchase of land in Berkeley and the disappointing land sales of the College Homestead Association, causing financial difficulties for the school.
The College of California was chartered in 1855 and operated in Oakland, California until 1869. Initially it functioned as a preparatory academy, under the name of College School, and the first college class of ten freshmen began in 1860. The aspirations of the College led it to search for a larger site as early as 1856, and this search gradually led to the acquisition of land north of Oakland at a site the trustees named Berkeley, after George Berkeley, Bishop of Cloyne.
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