History of CUCEA
The CUCEA Historian reports periodically about the history of the organization. The most recent report provides updated historical charts and insight into organizational endeavors.
Early CUCEA Organizational Efforts
On October 27, 1987 at the Berkeley campus, Honorary Member, Moses Greenfield convened nine campus representatives to initiate the founding of the Emeriti Council. However, as indicated in an earlier Historian's report, Emerita Meridian Ball's efforts to organize emeriti was documented by Archivist, Norah Jones. These endeavors as early as a quarter of a century ago in 1975 were conducted to initiate unified multiple campus efforts in behalf of emeriti throughout the University.
Far from common knowledge is information about the persistent efforts by Emerita Ball to muster unified efforts by not only her emeriti colleagues, but with faculty and administrators at our other University campus locations. From March 19, 1975 to March 20, 1981 the archives reveal copies of nearly a dozen letters, reports, memoranda and other documentation testifying to Professor Ball's activities on behalf of her emeriti colleagues - even with University administrators Harry Wellman and Herman Speith. Archivist Jones identifies this period of activity as "Pre-History" since they are records which pre-date the founding of CUCEA having to do with relationships between two or more campuses. The Archivist Guide displays the following two eras: