Cameron Vanderscoff is a writer and oral historian with his own practice based in New York City, and a deep track record of public and private partnerships. As Co-Founder of the Okinawa Memories Initiative, historical dialogue and education is the heart of his work. He holds an MA from Columbia University and consults internationally across a versatile project portfolio. Cameron is also the co-editor of Seeds of Something Different, a celebrated new oral history book of UC Santa Cruz and experimentation in education. He is currently collaborating on his second book, a social memoir touching on pressing themes of racial and social justice in American history.
Seeds of Something Different: An Oral History of UC Santa Cruz
In the 1960s, a small team of innovators gathered on a stunning sweep of land overlooking the California coast. They envisioned a new and different kind of university--one that could reinvent public higher education in the United States. Through this oral history of the University of California, Santa Cruz, we hear first-person accounts of the campus' evolution, from the origins of an audacious dream through the sea changes of five decades. More than two hundred narrators and a trove of archival images contribute to this dynamic, nuanced account.
Today, UC Santa Cruz is a leading research university with experimental roots. This is the story of what was learned, what was lost, and what has grown along the way.