- University Extension: A History
UCLA and University of California History
- Dow, June Barth
- Sheats, Paul H.
- 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 Tiffin, Ohio; graduation from Heidelberg College, Tiffin, 1929; job in hometown drugstore, 1920-29; law school at Columbia University; switch to Department of Government and Public Law; study with Luther Gulick; assistant instructor, New York State College for Teachers, Albany, 1930-34; collaboration onCitizenship Education Through the Social Studies; work for U.S. commissioner of education in program using unemployed professionals to produce forums and lecture-discussions, 1936-39; professor of education, University of Wisconsin, 1939-43; work with Office of War Information, 1943; head of organization for Sloan Foundation, New Tools for Learning, coordinating Sloan agencies providing adult education; work with George V. Denny, Jr., at Town Hall in New York, 1944-46; appointment as associate director, University Extension, and associate professor of education, UCLA, 1944; Clarence A. Dykstra's interest in extension work from experience at University of Wisconsin; Baldwin M. Woods and extension programs; development of extension programs at University of California; full professor of education, 1949; named statewide director (1957) and dean (1958) of extension; problems in adult education and extension services; relationships of extension with faculty and administration; current crisis in extension.