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The Archives and Special Collections Department of Monterey Peninsula College Library (the MPC Archives) supports the mission of the College and the Library by collecting, preserving, administering, and providing access to its holdings. The MPC Archives strives to enhance instruction through presentation and use of archival materials in classroom or other institutional settings. The MPC Archives strives to inform and educate the larger community through exhibits and presentations that expand public awareness of the value of preserving our cultural memory.

MPC’s Early History

From the 1949 El Paisano

Under the very competent handling of the board of Trustees, the office staff, the faculty, and the other departments included in the administration, the Monterey Peninsula College has grown from a fledgling night school, unable to claim its own campus, into a fast-maturing educational center with one of the most picturesque campuses in California.

The development of the Monterey Peninsula’s “institution of higher learning,” from the draft sheet into actuality, is a direct tribute to Glen T. Goodwill, superintendent of schools, who strived for the construction of a college in this vicinity; Dr. Remsen Bird, educational consultant; and Calvin C. Flint, president, whose task it has been to select the faculty, decide upon the curricula to be presented, and to compose the schedule for the school’s first year on its own site…

With the knowledge that under the very same guidance and perseverance the Monterey Peninsula College will continue its expansion, materially and academically, its pupils wish to express their gratitude with a simple “thanks a lot for a swell school.”

About the Collections

Collections include the yearbook, El Paisano, 1949-1959; the award-winning school newspaper, El Yanqui, 1948-1978; miscellaneous student publications; photographs; institutional records and newspaper articles related to MPC.

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