Oral Histories

Interview of William H. Chandler

Dean of the UCLA Department of Agriculture.
Reminiscences of William H. Chandler
Z: Orphan Interviews pre 1999
UCLA and University of California History
Urban Planning and Land Use
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Biographical Note:
Dean of the UCLA Department of Agriculture.
Dixon, Elizabeth I.
Chandler, William H.
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.
Regents of the University of California, UCLA Library.
Childhood on farm in Missouri; early education and teaching experiences; further education and teaching at University of Missouri, 1901-13; difficulties of farming; quality of early agricultural studies; appointment to faculty of Cornell University, 1913; influence of Liberty Hyde Bailey, professor at Cornell; tenure as head of department; study of pomology established at Cornell; relationship between Cornell and State Agricultural Experiment Station at Geneva, New York; interaction between farmers and university study of agriculture; decision to accept position at University of California, Southern Branch, 1923; work with California agriculture; importance of soil chemistry; Martin R. Huberty; John Eliot Coit; Vernon T. Stoutemeyer; Claude B. Hutchison; start of floriculture program at UCLA; contributions of plant pathologists; fruit growers' prob-lems; B. H. Crocheron; Ralph E. Smith; Thomas F. Hunt; E. W. Hilgard.