The personal history of Tyler Deacon, a gay Republican, is one of 23 oral histories included in the project.
By Gretchen Kell / Berkeley News
Mark Twain is a gift that keeps on giving to UC Berkeley.
Saved by the Bay: The Intellectual Migration from Fascist Europe to UC Berkeley, the exhibition currently on view at The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life in Berkeley through June 27, may be a bellwether of that institution’s recent metamorphosis.
When Peter Howard, the owner of Serendipity Books, died in March 2011, he left behind more than one million books crammed into his two-level store on University Avenue in Berkeley with the oak barrel hanging out front.
Few people know the mysteries of the Bancroft Library as well as Susan Snyder.
Construction on a new facility to hold the Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life at the Bancroft Library will start in a week.
Charles Faulhaber, who recently oversaw the $64 million renovation of the Bancroft Library, announced this week that he will retire from his post in June 2011.