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In the development of the West, the transition from frontier outpost to city or town was said to have taken ... [Read more]

My Early Childhood Memories: Part Three, by Sarah Hinton Gourley
Amelia Hinds took me to my first school [1857]. The school was in a small white house. It was a [Read more]

MyEarly Childhood Memories: Part Four, by Sarah Hinton Gourley
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An institution of which Santa Cruz is justly proud is Chesnutwood's Business College, a commercial school which has acquired a ... [Read more]

The following list is an attempt to give the reader an idea of the chronology of public schools that have ... [Read more]

The devotion of the Summit settlers to their children's education was evidenced by the number of school districts formed over ... [Read more]

Our Schools, by Prof. G. A. Bond
To the intelligent home-seeker there is nothing more important than the character of the schools. In the recent investigation conducted ... [Read more]

Penny University, by Carmen Morones
A trio of professors from the University of California at Santa Cruz started the Penny University in 1974. Page Smith, ... [Read more]

The school seeks most earnestly the constant co-operation of the parents in all of its efforts toward the uplift and ... [Read more]

The subject of granting the girls of Santa Cruz High School some of our important offices is a new one. ... [Read more]

The Library's collection includes a handbook for Santa Cruz High School, printed in 1912 and numerous issues of the High ... [Read more]

After three months of delightful vacation, we are all glad to be back once more in dear old Santa Cruz ... [Read more]

In Watsonville there is an elementary school named for a teacher who once said, "I never knew a child I ... [Read more]

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The Library Association, 1868-1881

The Santa Cruz City and County Public Library System had its origins early in 1868 when interested citizens resolved to provide books and magazines to participating members. A key personality of this group was Frank Cooper, who, on June 6, 1868, drafted the following proclamation:

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Excerpted from The History of the Santa Cruz Public Library System: Part 1-- 1868-1881 by Margaret Souza