Oral Histories

Interview of Howard Carpenter

UCLA Student Leaders: Howard Carpenter
UCLA Student Leaders of the 1920s and '30s
UCLA and University of California History
UCLA Student Leaders
Gist, David P.
Carpenter, Howard
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.
Series Statement:
Interviews in this series document the experiences and activities of student leaders at UCLA beginning in 1919, when the institution was named University of California, Southern Branch, and moving forward into the 1930s. This series was funded in part by Associated Students UCLA (ASUCLA).
High school education; entering University of California, Southern Branch; Subject A test; Men's Quad; student dress traditions; Frosh-Soph Brawl; the pep band; Reserve Officers Training Corps classes; Rally Committee; student assemblies; joining Beta Sigma fraternity; hazing; paddling; College Night at the Cocoanut Grove; Prohibition; becoming a yell leader; competition for head yell leader position; honor societies; songs and yells; dress code for rooters; stunts; the "Press Club Vodevil"; Spring Sing; Hi-Jinx; moving to the Westwood campus; Pajamarino bonfire; competition between Berkeley and Southern Branch campuses; competition with the University of Southern California; the Vermont Avenue campus; Alec's Malt Shop; student-government elections; minority students on campus; Ralph Bunche; Hell's Bells; summer jobs; career with the Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Company; the Southern Branch and the "Roaring Twenties."