Dr. Chuck Wollenberg, Berkeley City College historian, will give the second talk in the Berkeley Public Library’s program “Berkeley and the Great State U” this Saturday. The lecture/discussion will cover Phoebe Apperson Hearst’s major role in both the transformation of Cal from an undistinguished land grant college into a major university and the city’s transformation from a rural town into an integral part of the Bay Area’s urban core during the first two decades of the twentieth century. The talk will be in the third floor community room of the main library from 2-3:30 p.m.
The Berkeley Public Library presents three free lecture/discussions by Dr. Chuck Wollenberg of Berkeley City College on the people and politics of city/university relations during significant eras of Berkeley History. The sessions will be in the third floor community room of the main library from 2-3:30 p.m. on three Saturday afternoons:
May 24 Henry Durant and the Beginnings of Town and Gown, 1853-78
June 7 Phoebe Apperson Hearst and the Transformation of Town and Gown, 1896-1920
June 14 Mario Savio and the New Politics of Town and Gown, 1964-88
For more information, contact Jef Findley at jfindley@
Historian Charles Wollenberg will discuss “Bay at War: Marinship and the Shipbuilding Boom of World War II” on Thursday, June 13 from 6-8 p.m. at the California Historical Society, 678 Mission St. San Francisco. Free admission. RSVP:
The Berkeley Public Library presents three lectures by historian Chuck Wollenberg of Berkeley City College and the California Studies Association on Berkeley’s response to World War II.
Saturday, June 1, 2013, 2;00-3;30 pm:
Ruth Kingman, the Fair Play Committee, and Japanese-American Internment
Saturday, June 22, 2013, 2:00-3:30 pm:
Codornices Village and the African American Migration to Berkeley
Saturday, June 29, 2013, 2:00-3:30 pm:
Lawrence & Oppenheimer: the Atomic Bomb, and the Beginning of Big Science in Berkeley
Berkeley Public Library, 2090 Kittredge (at Shattuck) 3rd floor Meeting Room
The next California Studies dinner will take place Feb. 15, 2012, in Berkeley; the speaker will be Chuck Wollenberg, Professor, Berkeley City College; the title of the talk is “Dear Earl: the Fair Play Committee, Earl Warren, and Japanese American Internment.”
TIME & PLACE
Feb. 15, 2012
7 :00 p.m. – 10 :00 p.m.
Director’s Room, Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, 2521 Channing St.(just above Telegraph Ave).
The dinner is buffet style. Dinners are free, but a small donation is requested from those partaking of wine and beverages.
PLEASE RSVP by Monday, Feb. 13, 2012, to Delores Dillard, Department of Geography, 507 McCone Hall, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720-4740 phone (510) 642-3903 or FAX (510) 642-3370, or e-mail: deloresd@
SAVE THE DATE: The next Calif. Studies dinner will take place Mar. 15, 2012; the speaker will be Patricia Wakida.
On Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011, at 3:00 p.m., the Berkeley Historical Society will be presenting a panel discussion as one of their “Co-Op Lectures” on the “Effect of Co-op on Berkeley’s Culture and Politics”.
Speakers will be Bob Schildgen, former Co-op News editor, Chuck Wollenberg, author and history professor, Bruce Miller, former Co-op board president in the 80s, and Linda Rosen, co-curator of the exhibit and BHS past president. Question and answer period to follow. Admission free. Donations accepted.
The event will take place at the Berkeley History Center, 1931 Center Street, Berkeley
For more information, click here.
Chuck Wollenberg, author of the recent Berkeley: A City in History, showed up on Michael Krasny’s “Forum” this morning. Wollenberg is a founder of the CSA, a current member of the steering committee, a professor of history at Berkeley City College, and an eminent California historian. A great show on Berkeley’s history: from nuclear shelters to restrictive covenants, it’s all here. Get the book synopsis in a radio hour. Download the show here!
Here’s the UC Press page for the book.