Oral Histories

Interview of Cyril C. Nigg

Ex officio member of the University of California Board of Regents. President of the Alumni Association of the University ofCalifornia, Los Angeles from 1955 to 1957.
Cyril C. Nigg
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 Alumni Association of the University ofCalifornia, Los Angeles from 1955 to 1957.
Treleven, Dale E.
Nigg, Cyril C.
Persons Present:
Nigg and Televen.
Place Conducted:
Nigg's home in Corona Del Mar, 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:
Janet Shiban, Gold Shield intern, UCLA Oral History Program, 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. Alex Cline, editor, drafted the table of contents and prepared the biographical summary.Nigg 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.
Childhood in Minnesota; family moves to Los Angeles; enters University of California, Southern Branch; works for the Kellogg Company; buys Los Angeles Saratoga Chip and Pretzel Company (later Bell Brand Foods); expansion and success of Bell Brand Foods; sells Bell Brand Foods to American Brands and withdraws from the food industry; future construction of the Cyril C. Nigg Newman Center at UCLA; Southern California lawmakers insist that level of UCLA's funding support be raised to that of University of California, Berkeley; serves on the University of California Board of Regents; Stafford L. Warren's plans for the UCLA School of Medicine; Edwin W. Pauley; University of California's contract with the Atomic Energy Commission to operate weapons laboratories; student unrest in the 1960s; involvement in the UCLA Alumni Association; development of the University of California, San Diego.