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University Archives and Special Collections

Describes collections of the University Archives and Special Collections and how to use them.

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Welcome to the Online Fred F. Harcleroad Exhibit

In 1957 a new College was established in the California Bay Area. A man by the name of Fred Harcleroad was appointed to the position of President of the College. Fred Harcleroad was President of the College from 1958 to 1967, during which time he accomplished a great many things including: constructing a college from scratch, creating three Foundations, and implement cutting-edge technology for the sake education.

A man with a deep passion for education, Fred Harcleroad has largely gone unnoticed at the very establishment which he founded. Continue this tour to learn, in his own words, about a man who spent eight years fostering an institution which, in its day, was part of the second largest educational system in the world. This is the story of Fred Harcleroad: The First President of the University.

Fred Harcleroad had a huge interest in audio-visual education and, as such, much of the content contained in this exhibit is in the form of YouTube videos.