PACIFIC: Yesterday and the Day Before That by Harold S. Jacoby


The University of the Pacific, founded in San Jose in 1851, changed its name to the College of the Pacific in 1911, moved to Stockton in the 1920s and eventually became a university again, this time is fact as well as name. Full of delightful surprises gleaned from neglected archives and the author's own experiences as a student, faculty member and administrator. Jacoby reveals long-forgotten facts about athletics before Amos Alonzo Stagg became a legend; the mysterious Muto Fund; and student protests in a bygone era.
216 pp; 2 illus; paperback $20.00