Chronicles of a Mid-Century Modern UCSB Coed

COST: [Free]
Organizer: Santa Barbara Historical Museum

Grab a glass and join us for this presentation in your living room!

Author and UC Santa Barbara Alum Renée Patin Farrington reminisces about student life as well as the fashions and fun on campus and in Santa Barbara in the latter half of the 1950s.

UC Santa Barbara moved to its Goleta location in 1954 with a student body numbering a little over 1,700. For the next several years most of the buildings on campus were leftovers from the World War II-era Marine base – a far cry from the major educational institution of today.


About the Speaker

Renée Patin Farrington is the author and publisher of In the Shadow of the Sign, a personal memoir of her upbringing in Southern California as the daughter of a Disney animator.

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