Oral Histories

Interview of William E. Forbes (UCLA Student Leaders series)

UCLA Student Leaders: William E. Forbes
UCLA Student Leaders of the 1920s and '30s
UCLA and University of California History
UCLA Student Leaders
Gist, David P.
Forbes, William E.
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).
Family background; high school education; decision to attend University of California, Southern Branch; joining Alpha Pi fraternity; Thanic Shield; Southern Branch football team joins Pacific Coast Conference; writing for the Cub Californian (now Daily Bruin); Hell's Bells and other Southern Branch publications; The Claw; becomes editor in chief of the Daily Bruin; editorial and production process; promotion of the Westwood campus bond initiative; working as UCLA's press representative; course work at Southern Branch; student council activities; Ned Marr; Edward A. Dickson; Stephen W. Cunningham; Charles H. Rieber; the "Press Club Vodevil"; forming a UCLA golf club; student body presidents; career after graduation; activities with the UCLA Alumni Council; appointment to the University of California Board of Regents.