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“Phoebe Apperson Hearst and the Transformation of Town and Gown” Chuck Wollenberg, Berkeley Public Library Saturday, June 7 2-3:30 p.m.

Dr. Chuck Wollenberg, Berkeley City College historian, will give the second talk in the Berkeley Public Library’s program “Berkeley and the Great State U” this Saturday.  The lecture/discussion will cover Phoebe Apperson Hearst’s major role in both the transformation of Cal from an undistinguished land grant college into a major university and the city’s transformation from a rural town into an integral part of the Bay Area’s urban core during the first two decades of the twentieth century.  The talk will be in the third floor community room of the main library from 2-3:30 p.m.