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View of San Diego Mission by Henry Chapman Ford
The Bancroft Library
KQED Radio
Hiram Johnson, Hubert Howe Bancroft, Hetch Hetchy


The Bancroft Library is pleased to present a series of seven lectures of California history, first recorded before a live audience in its Edward H. Heller Reading Room on the University of California, Berkeley campus and broadcast on KQED FM. These one-hour lectures include a 10-minute question and answer period with the audience, moderated by Dr. Charles Faulhaber, Director of The Bancroft Library. In announcing the broadcasts on KQED FM, Ms. Jo Anne Wallace, Vice President and General Manager of KQED Public Radio stated, "We are delighted to be joining with an esteemed institution like The Bancroft Library to demonstrate that history can be exciting. We believe our KQED listeners will find these talks both extremely interesting and highly educational." Dr. Faulhaber added, "We hope the programs will stimulate interest in and support of The Bancroft Library, which contains indispensable resources for understanding the history of California and western North America. These programs will help us develop the public's understanding of the depth of resources at Bancroft. We hope this will be the first in a long series of interesting and informative Bancroft programs with KQED Public Radio."

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The Bancroft Library is indebted to the Friends of The Bancroft Library, particularly Allan Littman, for his tireless efforts to organize and present these lectures. We also wish to recognize the efforts of Gary Handman, Erica Nordmeier, and Brooke Dykman in preparing this web site.

Copyright 2002 and 2003 KQED, Inc. Originally broadcast on KQED-FM on January 10, 2002, January 17, 2002, January 21, 2002, August 7, 2003, August 14, 2003, August 21, 2003, and August 28, 2003.

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