Oral Histories

Interview of Neil H. Jacoby (1974)

Dean of the UCLA Graduate School of Management and member of the U.S. Council of Economic Advisors.
Subtitle:
The Graduate School of Management at UCLA: 1948-1968
Topic:
UCLA and University of California History
UCLA Faculty
UCLA Administration
Interviewer:
Mink, James V.
Interviewee:
Jacoby, Neil H.
Place Conducted:
Jacoby's office in the School of Management, UCLA.
Supporting Documents:
Records relating to the interview are located in the office of the UCLA Library's Center for Oral History Research.
Interviewer Background and Preparation:
The interview was conducted by James V. Mink, University Archivist and Director, Oral History Program, UCLA; B.A., M.A., history, UCLA; B.L.S., librarianship, UC Berkeley; Certificate in Archival Administration and Preservation, American University, Washington, D.C. Mink prepared for the interview by researching records relating to the School of Managment, extant in the Chancellor's Office and the University Archives.
Processing of Interview:
The editing was done by H. Lynda Kimmell, assistant editor, UCLA Oral History Program.The verbatim transcript was checked for accuracy and edited for punctuation, paragraphing, spelling, and verification of proper names. Words or phrases introduced by the editor have been bracketed. Jacoby reviewed and approved the edited transcript. He made many changes and some deletions and additons. The sequence of the taped material has been retained. The index and introduction were prepared by Joel Gardner, editor, UCLA Oral History Program. The Program's staff prepared the other front matter.
Length:
10.5 hrs.
Language:
English
Copyright:
Regents of the University of California, UCLA Library.
Abstract:
Early life and education in Canada; advanced education and years on faculty, University of Chicago, 1938-47; consulting activities during 1940s for state and federal agencies; move to UCLA as dean, College of Business Administration, 1948; role in development of college during 1950s and 1960s; relations with Department of Economics; role of Robert Gordon Sproul; research into urban land economics; growth of research programs; relations with Regent Edward A. Dickson; loyalty oath; chancellors Raymond B. Allen and Franklin D. Murphy; L. Dale Coffman; executive program established; sensitivity training; Western Data Processing Center, 1956; library, School of Business Administration established; on Council of Economic Advisers, 1953-55; development of strong graduate program; relations with Board of Regents; regents Edwin Pauley, Norton Simon, Dorothy Buffum Chandler; expansion of curriculum in behavioral science; termination of undergraduate instruction, 1966; Mexican-American Study Project; development of Campus Computing Network; assessment of Academic Senate; relationship of state politics to university; Angela Davis case; fellowship, Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions; future of Graduate School of Management and UCLA.