Oral Histories

Interview of George W. Robbins

Dean of the UCLA College of Business Administration. Head of management training for the UCLA Engineering, Science, and Management War Training Program.
Subtitle:
Professional Management Education at UCLA: The Genesis and the Flowering, 1922-1970
Topic:
UCLA and University of California History
UCLA Administration
UCLA Faculty
Interviewer:
Mink, James V.
Interviewee:
Robbins, George W.
Place Conducted:
Robbin's office in the Graduate 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; B.A., M.A., history, B.L.S., UC Berkeley; Certificate in Archival Administration, American University, Washington, D. C. Mink prepared for the interview by using the records relating to Robbin's tenure as dean of the School of Management extant in the files of 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 introduced by the editor have been bracketed. Robbins reviewed and approved of the edited transcript. He made few deletions or changes, but he did make some additions. The index and introduction were prepared by Joel Gardner, editor, UCLA Oral History Program. The Program's staff prepared the other front matter.
Length:
10.75 hrs.
Language:
English
Copyright:
Regents of the University of California, UCLA Library.
Abstract:
Father's term as member, Kansas state legislature; boyhood in small town in southeastern Kansas; move to Long Beach, California, 1921; student years at University of California, Southern Branch; Ernest Carroll Moore; teaching in Oregon; appointed to UCLA faculty, 1931; Clarence A. Dykstra's role in development of business school; Neil H. Jacoby recruited to UCLA; Howard S. Noble; Constantine Panunzio; building up business administration discipline in University Extension; problems in developing multidisciplinary faculty; relations with economics department; Institute of Industrial Relations established; space and jurisdictional conflicts; Robert Gordon Sproul and UCLA; UCLA's relationship to university-wide administration; associate dean, acting dean, and dean of College of Business Administration; loyalty oath controversy; Western Data Processing Center; Robert E. Gross Collection of Rare Books and Economics; Wilhelmina Dickson; Franklin D. Murphy; Clark Kerr; student unrest, 1968-70; business studies at University of California, Berkeley; Jacob Marschak; Charles J. Hitch; integrated MBA program; Donald Kalish and Angela Davis; protest movements and American universities.