Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Ripping yarns from 2001's Making History: the first years of Saddleback College


     (See also MORE ripping yarns)
     Faculty and administrators from the early days of Saddleback College (1968-1979) tell us what things were like. They paint quite a colorful picture.
     Selections from 2001's marvelous "Making History: the first years of Saddleback College":
     (Note: an expanded version of Making History is coming soon.)

WHAT IS YOUR PARTY AFFILIATION, COLLEGE BOY?
Above: administrator JV (For the fate of Roper, see SOCCCD's first superintendent: clashed with trustees; bailed fast)

HOLY MACKEREL! FLAG SALUTES IN THE MORNING!
Above: Instructor BO
HOW MUCH IS THAT GANJA IN THE GREENHOUSE?
Above: Instructor LR



A LIBRARY BUILT AS A FORTRESS...
Above: Instructor LR
Foothill College, 1961
According to Architect magazine, "Foothill College was awarded
a citation in the 1960 P/A Awards."
Nope, those aren't windows: the opening of the "Utt" Library (c. 1973)
How can you tell?
FACULTY DRESS CODE: "COATS AND TIES, AND NO PANT SUITS FOR WOMEN"
Above: Administrator BW (EL Adobe: Nixon's favorite restaurant)

THE PLAGUE OF FROGS, THE FACULTY OFFICE BULLPEN
Above: JT

THE JOHN BIRCH FACTOR: HEY, THOSE KIDS LOOK LIKE RADICALS BUT THEY'RE JUST SURFERS...
Above: JT
DEFIANT BEARD-GROWTH/HAIRIEST MAN CONTEST...
Above: JT
Beards are liberal or radical, evidently
MAYA ANGELOU; BABA RAM DAS...DOING EXPERIMENTS WITH TIMOTHY LEARY...
Above: JT
BECAUSE I RECOMMENDED HIM, HE RECOMMENDED ME!
Above: JT
VERY CONSERVATIVE STUDENTS; I HAD 6 DIFFERENT PREPARATIONS!
Above: JV


THEN THERE WAS THIS FUNNY OTHER SCHOOL...
Above: JV
A DICHOTOMY IN THE FACULTY; WHEN THE PASSION KIND OF DIED
Above: JV
A HEROIC VET, READY TO DEFEND THE "STARS AND STRIPES"*...
Above: DS (*cf. John Williams' memory)
"You're not one of those outside agitators, are you?"
THE ORIGINAL BOARD WERE AFRAID OF STUDENTS...
Above: Instructor BP
CAMPUS DISSENSION? EDUCATIONAL DISASTER?
From p. 149 of MH (It would seem that there were at least 3
significant resignations during this early period. Curious.)

THE ORIGINAL "DRESS CODE"



SEE ALSO
• SOCCCD's first superintendent: clashed with trustees; bailed (1968)
• Early Saddleback College history: dress codes, censorship, faculty wives clubs, and more! (Further exploits of a rogue "conservative" board)
• The 1967 board: the "immorality" of district membership in the School Boards Association (Further exploits of a rogue "conservative" board)
• Right-wing paranoia and foolishness c. 1970: "The depths of your own mind" (re 1970; further exploits of a rogue "conservative" board))
• Charter trustees: the curious Mr. Alyn Brannon (A creep, evidently)
• A glimpse at Saddleback College, 1970: HAIR (Because, as you know, hair length is key)
• Did right-wing loons establish the SOCCCD? (re 1967; the local GOP)
• Bremer: just saying “No” to long hair and windowlessness (early chief gets into hot water)
• A weird windowless library, alleged marauding flag-swiping Hippies, the protean name, and other district mysteries—Solved! (re 1960s)
• 1969: Saddleback's war on hair
For a fuller list of DtB historical posts, see College History.

Like a gentle rhetorical breeze

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

you're making this stuff up, right?

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