Oral Histories

Interview of Allan P. Grant

Ex officio member of the University of California Board of Regents. President of the California State Board of Agriculture from 1967 to 1974.
Allan P. Grant
California State Archives State Government Oral History Program
Politics and Government
UCLA and University of California History
UC Regents
UC Regents
Biographical Note:
Ex officio member of the University of California Board of Regents. President of the California State Board of Agriculture from 1967 to 1974.
Treleven, Dale E.
Grant, Allan P.
Persons Present:
Grant and Treleven.
Place Conducted:
Meeting room at the First Presbyterian Church inVisalia, 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 Dale E. Treleven, Director, UCLA Oral History Program.There exist no private papers which the interviewer was able to consult for this interview.
Processing of Interview:
David P. Gist, editor, checked the verbatim manuscript of the interview against the original tape recordings, edited for punctuation, paragraphing, and spellings, and with the interviewer verified proper names. Insertions by the editor are bracketed. Gist drafted the table of contents and the interviewer prepared the introductory materials. Grant reviewed the edited transcript and returned it with only minor corrections.
Series Statement:
Interviews in this series were undertaken by the UCLA Oral History Program under the auspices of the California State Archives and in conjunction with the California State University, Fullerton, Oral History Program; California State University, Sacramento, Center for California Studies Oral History Program; Claremont Graduate School Oral History Program; and the University of California, Berkeley, Regional Oral History Office. Funds were allocated to the state archives after Governor George Deukmejian signed into law Assembly Bill 2104 (Chapter 965 of the Statutes of 1985), establishing a state government oral history program "to provide through the use of oral history a continuing documentation of state policy development as reflected in California's legislative and executive history." All interviews in the series are available at the California State Archives in Sacramento.
Family background and religious inspiration; early interest in agriculture; early farming experiences; health hazards for farmworkers; resolving labor-management conflicts; expansion into dairy business; building a cattle ranch; service on Tulare County School Boards Association; the California Farm Bureau Federation; the California State Board of Agriculture; César Chávez and farmworker activism; service on University of California Board of Regents; regental committees; university finances and fees; university investment policies; medical education and health sciences; affirmative action and equal opportunity; divisions amongst members of the board of regents; controversy over land acquisition for Irvine campus; radical faculty members; student unrest in the 1960s; Clark Kerr's dismissal; why regents felt compelled to become involved in administrative matters; Grant's global perspective.