Oral Histories

Interview of William H. Chandler

Dean of the UCLA Department of Agriculture.
Reminiscences of William H. Chandler
UCLA and University of California History
Urban Planning and Land Use
Science, Medicine, and Technology
UCLA Faculty
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.