Oral Histories

Interview of Lucy Guild Toberman (1992)

UCLA Student Leaders: Lucy Guild Toberman
UCLA Student Leaders of the 1920s and '30s
UCLA and University of California History
UCLA Student Leaders
Treleven, Dale E.
Toberman, Lucy Guild
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 Tennessee; moves to Los Angeles; impressions of the University of California, Southern Branch; the Westwood campus; Harold and Edwin Janss; memorable professors; hazing; Young Women's Christian Association; Kappa Kappa Gamma activities; Associated Women Students activities; Ernest Carroll Moore; impact of the Depression; Hell's Bells and The Claw; the importance of sororities; campus athletics; student sexual mores; receives scholarship to Duke University; earns a teaching credential at Stanford University; works for the Girl Scouts of America; works as a columnist for the Los Angeles Times; travels to Europe; beginnings of Gold Shield, Alumnae of UCLA; the Carriage Club; the Virginia Robinson Botanical Gardens; serves on Los Angeles city commissions under Mayor Samuel W. Yorty; the Hollywood Citizens Advisory Committee; teaches at Los Angeles City College.