Oral Histories

Interview of Vern O. Knudsen (1983)

UCLA professor of physics. Dean of the UCLA Graduate Division. Interviewed because of connection to UCLA Regent Edward A. Dickson.
"The Godfather of UCLA": Regent Edward A. Dickson
"The Godfather of UCLA": Regent Edward A. Dickson
UCLA and University of California History
UC Regents
Wutkee, Winston
Knudsen, Vern O.
Supporting Documents:
Records relating to the interview are located in the office of the UCLA Library's Center for Oral History Research.
Interviewee Retained Copyright
Series Statement:
This series contains reminiscences of individuals who knew University of California Regent Edward A. Dickson.
Vern O. Knudsen on his memories of Edward A. Dickson: Westergaard, Bjork, and Dickson; Robert Gordon Sproul; Isaac Jones and Dickson establish Los Angeles Tennis Patrons Association; Rufus von KleinSmid, University of Southern California, and J. Willitts Hole art collection; Sproul, Dickson, and loyalty oath; establishment of UCLA Graduate Division; Dickson's support of Powell; Moore's fear of communists; political discussions with Dickson and Jones; search for successor to Provost Clarence A. Dykstra; appointment of Raymond B. Allen as chancellor; Alumni Association; Coffman and building of law school; Dickson, Bowron, and Los Angeles Water and Power Commission; Charles Grove Haines and Frederick Woellner; Dickson's collection of Lincolniana; establishment of UCLA medical school; evaluation of Dickson's contribution to UCLA.