Oral Histories

Interview of Verne Dyson

Author, manager of the Pasadena news bureau, and editor for the Los Angeles Times. Founder of the Brentwood, New York Bulletin, and the Walt Whitman Quarterly.
Verne Dyson: Recollections
Dixon, Elizabeth I.
Dyson, Verne
Place Conducted:
Dyson's home in Highland Park, California
Supporting Documents:
Records relating to the interview are located in the office of the UCLA Library's Center for Oral History Research.
Interviewer Background and Preparation:
The interview was conducted by Elizabeth I. Dixon, Head, UCLA Oral History Program; B.A., international relations, University of Southern California: M.L.S., UCLA School of Library Service.
Processing of Interview:
The manuscript was edited by Bernard Calm and indexed by Adelaide Tusler.
Regents of the University of California, UCLA Library.
Importance of number seven throughout life; growing up in Missouri, New Mexico, and Colorado; newspaperman in Kansas City, Los Angeles, and Shanghai, 1907-28; teacher and author in Shanghai, University of the Philippines in Manila, and Chinese Studies Institute in New York City; activities as librarian-curator of Walt Whitman Birthplace Association and as village historian, Brentwood, Long Island; long-delayed retirement and move back to Los Angeles.