Oral Histories

Interview of Florence Blackman Wittenburg

UCLA Student Leaders: Florence Blackman Wittenburg
UCLA Student Leaders of the 1920s and '30s
UCLA and University of California History
UCLA Student Leaders
Barnett, Teresa
Wittenburg, Florence Blackman
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 Beverly Hills, California; Beverly Hills and Westwood in the 1920s; college and job opportunities for women in the 1930s; sorority life; Delta Gamma; the Blind Children's Center; Ernest Carroll Moore; Evalyn A. Thomas; Helen Matthewson Laughlin; "orgs" versus "non-orgs"; discrimination in Greek organizations; sports and campus traditions; involvement in campus drama productions; becomes editor of UCLA's yearbook, Southern Campus; the 1934 yearbook; yearbook finances; Prohibition; the Midnighters; prevalence of smoking among students; sexual mores in the 1930s; impact of the Depression; elected honorary colonel of Scabbard and Blade; Reserve Officers Training Corps on campus; employed at Lord and Thomas; employed at Braun and Company.