Oral Histories

Interview of Paul H. Sheats

University Extension: A History
Interviews not in a series, part one
UCLA and University of California History
UCLA Administration
UCLA Faculty
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.