Oral Histories

Interview of Bennet Mills Allen

Chair of the UCLA Department of Zoology.
Subtitle:
The Memoirs of Bennet Mills Allen
Topic:
UCLA and University of California History
Science, Medicine, and Technology
UCLA Faculty
Interviewer:
Schippers, Donald J.
Interviewee:
Allen, Bennet Mills
Supporting Documents:
Records relating to the interview are located in the office of the UCLA Library's Center for Oral History Research.
Language:
English
Copyright:
Interviewee Retained Copyright
Abstract:
Family background; education at De Pauw University and University of Chicago; teaching experiences at University of Wisconsin and University of Kansas; move to Los Angeles, 1922; tenure on faculty, University of California, Southern Branch, and UCLA until retirement, 1922-47; development of UCLA; relationship of UCLA to University of California, Berkeley; political pressures at UCLA; Ernest Carroll Moore, other administrators, and faculty; communism on campus; work with Atomic Energy Commission following retirement, 1943-58; the place of senior citizens in society.