Dean E. McHenry (1910-1998)

1559 Founding Chancellor of the University of California, Santa Cruz

Dean E. McHenry was appointed chancellor of UCSC in 1961, more than four years before the campus opened its doors to the first class of 650 students. He served for 13 years before retiring in 1974, but remained an active member of the UCSC community until his death in 1998. His vision, integrity, and deep commitment to higher education played an essential role in the successful development of the campus.

Volume I, 1972, xviii. 420 pp. For the complete text [PDF] of Volume I: Childhood, Teaching and Teaching Career, 1910-1958 (Escholarship) Includes complete audio (streaming or download) for the oral history. Note: Due to editing by the narrator, there may be some differences between the audio recording and the transcript. Audio will be found under "Supporting Material."

Volume I, 1972, xviii. 420 pp. For the complete text [PDF] of Volume I: Childhood, Teaching and Teaching Career, 1910-1958 (UCSC Digital Collections)

Volume II, 1974, xvi, 502 pp. For the complete text [PDF] of Volume II: The University of California, Santa Cruz: Its Origins, Architecture, Academic Planning, and Early Faculty Appointments, 1958-1968 (Escholarship) Includes complete audio (streaming or download) for the oral history. Note: Due to editing by the narrator, there may be some differences between the audio recording and the transcript. Audio will be found under "Supporting Material."

Volume II, 1974, xvi, 502 pp. For the complete text [PDF] of Volume II: The University of California, Santa Cruz: Its Origins, Architecture, Academic Planning, and Early Faculty Appointments, 1958-1968 (UCSC Library Digital Collections)

Volume III, 1987, xv, 443 pp. For the complete text [PDF] of Volume III: The University of California, Santa Cruz, Early Campus History, 1958-1969  (Escholarship) Includes complete audio (streaming or download) for the oral history. Note: Due to editing by the narrator, there may be some differences between the audio recording and the transcript. Audio will be found under "Supporting Material."

Volume III, 1987, xv, 443 pp. For the complete text [PDF] of Volume III: The University of California, Santa Cruz, Early Campus History, 1958-1969 (UCSC Library Digital Collections