Oral Histories

Interview of John S. Galbraith

UCLA professor of history and chancellor of the University of California, San Diego.
Academic Life and Governance in the University of California
UCLA and University of California History
UCLA Faculty
UCLA Administration
Tuchmayer, Harry
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.
Regents of the University of California, UCLA Library.
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.