Richard Schwartz: Berkeley 1900―Daily Life at the Turn of the Century

Local historian Richard Schwartz returns to Commonwealth Club World Affairs to captivate you once again with his characteristic blend of serious history, fascinating images, and “telling details” stories. Schwartz shares eyewitness accounts and unique views of Berkeley from more than 120 years ago, which show how profoundly the landscape, culture, economy and social values of modern Berkeley have been shaped by what came before. Berkeley 1900 is his definitive account of a pivotal time in the life of one of America's most beloved cities.

Join us to see how much has changed, and how much hasn’t, over almost 125 years.


George Hammond


Speaker photo courtesy the speaker; 1900 photo detail from Berkeley 1900 cover

Image - Richard Schwartz

Richard Schwartz

Historian; Author, Berkeley 1900―Daily Life at the Turn of the Century

Image - George Hammond

In Conversation with George Hammond

Author, Conversations With Socrates