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The names of the officers of the local Centers were as follows: Bakersfield Center,

Stockton Center. President-W. D. Nelson.

President- Dr. Sanderson, Secretary-Miss Blanche Weill.

Secretary-Mrs. S. R. Langdon.

Treasurer-P. B. Fraser.
Nape Center.
President--Derrel L. Beard.

San Francisco: Mechanics' Institute

Center. Sacramento Center,

President-R. J. Taussig. President-Albert Bonnheim.

Vice-President-Livingstone Jenks. Sonora Center.

Secretary-Joseph M. Cumming, President-Judge G. W. Nicol. Secretary-Crittenden Hampton.

Watson ville Center.

President—T. S. MacQuiddy.

APPOINTMENT REGISTRY.

In January, 1898, the Regents of the University established, in the President's Office, a Registry for teachers and others who desire the cooperation of the University in securing employment. The aim is to obtain complete information in regard to all University candidates for the teaching profession or for other callings. A Secretary is in charge of the lists of applicants, which include the names of many who have already won success in their professions, or in the business world. The Secretary secures evidence in regard to the scholarship, experience, and personal qualifications of each candidate, and on the basis of this information the President answers inquiries from appointing authorities.

The purpose is to secure such information as will enable the President to name the best available person for a given position. The practice of giving written recommendations to students, to be used at their own discretion, has been discontinued. Reports from instructors are filed in the President's Office. Copies of these reports will be mailed to school officers, or to professional or business men, at their request, or at the request of the student concerned. But the President reserves the right of refusing to extend the coöperation of the University to students when they apply for positions for which they are manifestly unfit. Official recommendations for positions are made only on request of those in authority. Letters requesting such recommendations should state explicitly the subjects to be taught, or the work to be done, the salary paid per year, and the time when the engagement begins. Prompt answer will be made to such letters throughout the summer vacation as well as during the University year. The Secretary will consult any member of the Faculty whose advice is especially desired. There are no fees for the services of this office.

Communications should be addressed to the Appointment Secretary, University of California, Berkcley.

SUMMER SESSION.

The Summer Session of six weeks is designed for teachers and other persons who are unable to attend the University during the regular sessions There are at present no formal entrance requirements, except that applicants must be persons of good moral character and must be considered by the Faculty to be of sufficient maturity and intelligence to profit by attendance upon the exercises of the Session. The courses of instruction are mainly of l’niversity grade, and credit toward the University degrees may be given to attendants who comply with such conditions of work and examinations as may be imposed by the instructors in charge.

The tuition fee is fifteen dollars, regardless of the number of courses taken,

An Announcement of the Summer Session is issued in March of each year and may be obtained by addressing the Recorder of the Faculties, Berkeley, California.

The Summer Session of 1911 began June 26 and ended August 5.
The Summer Session of 1912 will begin June 24 and end August 3.

LIBRARY, MUSEUMS, AND LABORATORIES.

LIBRARY.

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The General Library, housed in the newly completed building, provided for by the bequest of the late Charles F. Doe, now contains over 215,000 volumes. It is constantly augmented by donations and exchange, and by large purchases of books with the income from the Michael Reese, James K. Moffitt, Jane K. Sather, E. A. Denicke, and other funds.

The extensive Bancroft collection of manuscripts and books relating to Pacific Coast history is in process of arrangement for use by historical students. The major portion of the manuscripts has been calendared.

The resources of the Library are supplemented by borrowings from other libraries; and, similarly, the Library lends its books, under proper regulation, to other institutions.

The various departments of instruction have separately kept collections of books, useful for ready reference and class-room work.

The Library and Reading Room of the Department of Agriculture, situated in Agricultural Hall, receives the publications of the Experiment Stations of the United States and other countries, as well as pamphlets on agricultural subjects published by various Governments and Commissions. About one hundred and forty dailies, weeklies, and monthlies are regularly received.

ARCHAEOLOGICAL COLLECTIONS.

The collections in classical archaeology comprise many original pieces of Greek, Etruscan, and early Italian material. A large series of reproductions covers the principal periods of antique art. The University has a cabinet of about three thousand coins and medals, including some eighteen hundred ancient coins of Greek states and kingdoms, coins of early Italy republies, gentile coins of Rome, coins of the nations of Gaul, and of the Imperial period. There are also sets of wall maps of ancient countries, many engravings, photographs, and squeezes and about three thousand lantern slides illustrating the topography, epigraphy, monuments, art, and life of ancient Greece and Rome.

The classical exhibits of the Phoebe A. Hearst Collections, to be in. corporated in the projected Museum of Anthropology, acquaint the student with classical groups of Cypriote, Greek, Roman, and Etruscan vases. There are, besides, the contents of fifteen Etruscan, Graeco-Etruscan, and Roman Etruscan tombs from the antique cemeteries of Abbadia del Fiume, Sovana, and Aurinia-Saturnia in Southern Etruria. A group of sepulchral pottery, and of stone effigies, from the neighborhood of Viterbo, includes a dozen life-size portraits of well-to-do Etruscan citizens reclining on the lids of their own sarcophagi. The collections contain selected electrotype copies of the gold and silver objects from the royal tombs of Mycenae, which are preserved in the National Museum at Athens. The sepulchral traditions of the race to which Herodotus credits the invention of glass find illustration in a collection of antique glasses and other tomb furniture from Syria. A group of facsimile reproductions after glass vessels of the Roman period, found in the Rhine valley, supplements it. There are, besides, weapons, stone carvings, terra-cotta figurines, and small bronzes of sepulchral association. A collection of about one hundred examples of Greek and Roman sculpture in marble includes some specimens of considerable value which occupy a definite place in the history of ancient art.

It is an assemblage, by purchase, of pieces recently discovered in Italy, Greece, and Asia Minor. A collection of plaster casts, copies partly from antique bronzes both large and small, reproduces their oxidation; and facsimiles of a few antique pieces of note in bronze similarly oxidized, and in terra-cotta, indicate the progress of minor decorative sculpture down into the Middle Ages. Finally, there is a unique series of facsimile copies after the portrait panels of Greek mummies discovered in the Fayoum, Egypt, and preserved in the collections of Theodore Graf, Vienna, and of the British Museum and National Gallery, London, besides three original masks and one original painting. A group of Byzantine eikones from Italy and Russia illustrates the long survival in Christian art of Greek methods of painting.

MUSEUMS. The several collections composing the University Museum have, by artion of the Regents, been more closely coördinated with the departments of instruction to which they pertain than was formerly the case. Owing to the extremely crowded condition of the University buildings. it is possible at present to place on public exhibition only a very small portion of the collections.

The materials have been obtained from many sources, chief among abieh are the following: (1) The State Geological Survey, which contributed not only its extensive collection of minerals, of fossils, and of marine and land shells, but especially that series of skins of California.

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