Oral Histories

Interview of John S. Galbraith

UCLA professor of history and chancellor of the University of California, San Diego.
Subtitle:
Academic Life and Governance in the University of California
Topic:
UCLA and University of California History
UCLA Faculty
UCLA Administration
Interviewer:
Tuchmayer, Harry
Interviewee:
Galbraith, John S.
Supporting Documents:
Records relating to the interview are located in the office of the UCLA Library's Center for Oral History Research.
Language:
English
Copyright:
Regents of the University of California, UCLA Library.
Abstract:
Childhood in Scotland; move to Ohio, 1925; education at Miami University and University of Iowa; coach and teacher at junior college, Osceola, Iowa; Depression years; Franklin D. Roosevelt; World War II military service; historical training; arrival at UCLA, 1948; UCLA history department, 1948-56; member, Culver City Board of Education; tenure as chairman, history department; loyalty oath controversy; library growth parity with Berkeley; Lawrence Clark Powell and Robert Vosper; Franklin D. Murphy's administration; Clark Kerr; involvement in Academic Senate and statewide university affairs; appointment as chancellor of University of California, San Diego; Roger Revelle; library growth and development; William E. Pereira; political protests by faculty and students; relationship to San Diego community; decision to resign as chancellor and return to teaching; Smuts Fellowship; return to UCLA.