The History of Academic Departments

University of California

History Digital Archives - Schools and Departments:

https://www.lib.berkeley.edu/uchistory/general_history/campuses/ucb/colleges.html


Colleges

Chemistry: 

https://chemistry.berkeley.edu/history

Engineering:

https://engineering.berkeley.edu/milestones

Environmental Design:

https://archives.ced.berkeley.edu/


Departments

African American Studies:

Ronald Williams II. Forty Years Later: African American Studies Still Flourishes. 2010. 

Anthropology:

       https://anthropology.berkeley.edu/about/history

Astronomy:

https://astro.berkeley.edu/about/history

Botany:

http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/history/botanyatberkeley

Civil Engineering:

https://ce.berkeley.edu/about/history

Classics: 

https://classics.berkeley.edu/about/department-history

Joseph Fontenrose. Classics at Berkeley, The First Century, 1869-1970

Demography:

https://www.site.demog.berkeley.edu

Economics:

https://www.econ.berkeley.edu/about-us

Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences:

https://eecs.berkeley.edu/about/history

Lotfi Zadeh. “How the Computer Science Department was formed” (video) 

Richard Karp, "30 years of Berkeley Computer Science", 2019 (video)

John Torous. Clarence Cory and an Early History of Electrical Engineering at Berkeley, 2007.

Ethnic Studies: 

http://ethnicstudies.berkeley.edu/about/history

Gender and Womens Studies:

https://womensstudies.berkeley.edu/about/history

German

https://german.berkeley.edu/about/past-and-present/

Geography:

https://geography.berkeley.edu/our-department/history

Haas School of Business:

https://haas.berkeley.edu/wp-content/uploads/centennial.pdf

Integrative Biology:

https://ib.berkeley.edu/newsletter/spring-2020/walking-the-walk-female-IB-faculty-Q%26A

Journalism:

https://journalism.berkeley.edu/about/history

Law:

https://www.law.berkeley.edu/about-us/history

Library School:

https://www.ischool.berkeley.edu/about/history

Linguistics:

https://lx.berkeley.edu/about/history-berkeley-linguistics

Mathematics:

https://math.berkeley.edu/about/history

Moore, Calvin C. Mathematics at Berkeley: a History. AK Peters. Wellesley, Massachusetts, 2007. 

Music and Music Library:

https://guides.lib.berkeley.edu/about_the_music_library/history

John H. Roberts. "The Music Library, University of Californa at Berkeley", The Library Quarterly 64, 1 (January 1994): 73-84.

https://music.berkeley.edu/about-us/history/

Physics:

https://physics.berkeley.edu/about-us/history

Political Science: 

https://polisci.berkeley.edu/political-science-cal/history

Public Health:

https://publichealth.berkeley.edu/about/history/

Social Welfare:

https://socialwelfare.berkeley.edu/about/history

Statistics:

https://statistics.berkeley.edu/history/

https://arxiv.org/pdf/1201.6450.pdf

Theater, Dance and Performance Studies

https://tdps.berkeley.edu/about/history


Organizations 

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive:

CSHE:

https://cshe.berkeley.edu/about/history-cshe

Museum of Vertebrate Zoology:

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