Oral Histories

Interview of Andrew J. Hamilton (1966)

UCLA public information manager and public affairs officer.
Subtitle:
UCLA Public Affairs Officer
Topic:
UCLA and University of California History
UCLA Administration
Interviewer:
Mink, James V.
Interviewee:
Hamilton, Andrew J.
Supporting Documents:
Records relating to the interview are located in the office of the UCLA Library's Center for Oral History Center.
Language:
English
Copyright:
Regents of the University of California, UCLA Library.
Abstract:
Boyhood in Riverside; camping near Idyllwild; student days at UCLA, 1931-35; work as reporter, night editor, city editor, and managing editor on Daily Bruin; free-lance writing for Los Angeles Times; manager, UCLA News Service, 1939; World War II naval service; public information officer, Admiral Chester Nimitz's staff, Pearl Harbor; preparing daily press releases; advance battle plans; Ernie Pyle; Samuel Eliot Morison; return to UCLA, 1945; Clarence A. Dykstra and Robert Gordon Sproul; university public relations; community relations; Hale Sparks; writing scripts for "University Explorer" radio program; UCLA gains autonomy under Franklin D. Murphy; public affairs adviser to chancellor; Pacific Coast Conference crisis, 1956; athletics under JD Morgan; University Extension; choice of Westwood as UCLA site; bond issues; head, Office of Public Affairs; Alumni Association activities; visit to UCLA of Lyndon B. Johnson and Adolfo López Mateos; Proposition 2, 1966.