Oral Histories

Interview of Andrew J. Hamilton (1966)

UCLA public information manager and public affairs officer.
UCLA Public Affairs Officer
UCLA and University of California History
UCLA Administration
Mink, James V.
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.
Regents of the University of California, UCLA Library.
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.