Oral Histories

Interview of John R. Sandbrook

UCLA executive officer to the administrative vice chancellor. Organizer of the 1984 Olympic games.
UCLA and the XXIIIrd Olympiad: John R. Sandbrook
Interviews not in a series, part one
UCLA and University of California History
UCLA Administration
Biographical Note:
UCLA executive officer to the administrative vice chancellor. Organizer of the 1984 Olympic games.
Hodak, George A.
Sandbrook, John R.
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.
Sandbrook's education and career in the UCLA administration; the Southern California Committee for the Olympic Games and the Los Angeles proposal to the International Olympic Committee (IOC); formation of the Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee (LAOOC); Norman P. Miller; Soviet criticism of UCLA residence halls; Sandbrook's responsibilities with regard to the Olympic Games; Peter V. Ueberroth; discussions about siting sports competitions; planning the Olympic Village; authorization from the University of California regents to negotiate an agreement with LAOOC; construction of Olympic Games administration building on Le Conte Avenue; Stephen Salm; overall tenor of relationship between LAOOC and UCLA; renovating the residence halls; improvements to Sunset Canyon Recreation Center; promoting a positive image of UCLA; student involvement; controversy over corporate sponsorships; the Olympic Arts Festival; the Los Angeles Tennis Center; developing a substance-testing laboratory; the Soviet bloc boycott of the 1984 games; preparing for gymnastics competitions; television logistics; personal feelings while watching men's gymnastics competitions; community relations; security measures; Chancellor Charles E. Young's goals for UCLA participation in the Olympics; personal assessment of the Olympics and impact on the UCLA and Los Angeles communities.