Oral Histories

Interview of Mimi Perloff

Co-founder of the UCLA educational outreach program Design for Sharing and staff member at the UCLA Center for Performing Arts.
Subtitle:
You Can Have It All
Topic:
UCLA and University of California History
UCLA Performing Arts Staff
Interviewer:
Barnett, Teresa
Interviewee:
Perloff, Mimi
Supporting Documents:
Records relating to the interview are located in the office of the UCLA Library's Center for Oral History Research.
Language:
English
Copyright:
Regents of the University of California, UCLA Library.
Abstract:
Childhood in New York City; attends Hunter College and the Juilliard School; marries Harvey S. Perloff; runs a branch of the Perloff family wholesale food business; starts a secretarial business in Washington, D.C.; Harvey Perloff's international consulting and community activism; involvement in the Democratic Party; opposition to the Vietnam War; involvement in various arts organizations; moves to Los Angeles; Harvey Perloff becomes dean of UCLA's Graduate School of Architecture and Urban Planning; Franklin D. Murphy's contributions to UCLA; the origins of UCLA's Design for Sharing; Frances Inglis; Blanche Witherspoon; relations with UCLA administration, alumni, and faculty; Edmond G. Harris; hosting free summer concerts; Performances in Schools program; obtaining grants and sponsors for performances; the My Special World program; soliciting members for Design for Sharing; fund-raising events; the Office of Planned Giving and the UCLA Foundation; women and volunteer work; other public service activities.