"The University of California, Santa Cruz is the largest—and, arguably, the most important—educational experiment in the history of American higher education."—Jon Zimmerman, Historian
Bookshop Santa Cruz is pleased to be accepting orders for Seeds of Something Different: An Oral History of the the University of California, Santa Cruz. This book comes in two volumes of 450 pages each, 8X10 in size, with full color and black and white photographs. Orders can be picked up at Bookshop Santa Cruz, or shipped throughout the United States upon publication. Due to this unique book's size and weight, a special shipping rate will apply. If you would like to know about your options shipping internationally, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to ask for a quote.
In the 1960s, a small team of innovators gathered on a stunning sweep of land overlooking the California coast. They envisioned a new and different kind of university—one that could reinvent public higher education in the United States. Through this oral history of the University of California, Santa Cruz, we hear first-person accounts of the campus’s evolution, from the origins of an audacious dream through the sea changes of five decades. More than two hundred narrators and a trove of archival images contribute to this dynamic, nuanced account. Today, UC Santa Cruz is a leading research university with experimental roots. This is the story of what was learned, what was lost, and what has grown along the way.
“I kept marveling, ‘So that’s what was happening!’ I could not put it down.”