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.
Subtitle:
"The Godfather of UCLA": Regent Edward A. Dickson
Series:
"The Godfather of UCLA": Regent Edward A. Dickson
Topic:
UCLA and University of California History
UC Regents
Interviewer:
Wutkee, Winston
Interviewee:
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.
Language:
English
Copyright:
Interviewee Retained Copyright
Series Statement:
This series contains reminiscences of individuals who knew University of California Regent Edward A. Dickson.
Abstract:
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.