Oral Histories

Interview of Donald B. Leiffer

UCLA Student Leaders: Donald B. Leiffer
UCLA Student Leaders of the 1920s and '30s
UCLA and University of California History
UCLA Student Leaders
Treleven, Dale E.
Leiffer, Donald B.
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).
Childhood in New York City; travels around the country; the University of California, Southern Branch, Vermont Avenue campus; impressions of the Westwood campus; discussions at the Young Men's Christian Association; the Reserve Officers Training Corps; memorable professors at UCLA; effect of crash of 1929 on students; establishing traditions at UCLA; Laurence V. Michelmore; Hell's Bells; rivalry with University of California, Berkeley; student interest in international affairs; elected senior class president; Chester S. Williams; Delta Upsilon; attends Harvard University; helps start the Bureau of Public Administration at Boston University; accepts a position at California State University, San Diego.