Oral Histories

Interview of Thomas L. Jacobs

UCLA professor of organic chemistry and UCLA's faculty athletic representative. Interviewed because of connection to J.D. Morgan, UCLA tennis coach and athletic director.
Right Man at the Right Time: J. D. Morgan
Right Man at the Right Time: J.D. Morgan
UCLA and University of California History
UCLA Intercollegiate Athletics Staff
Rose, David A.
Jacobs, Thomas L.
Supporting Documents:
Records relating to the interview are located in the office of the UCLA Library's Center for Oral History Research.
Regents of the University of California, UCLA Library.
Series Statement:
This series documents the contribution of UCLA Athletics Coach J.D. Morgan through interviews with individuals who had worked with Morgan both inside and outside the UCLA community.
Thomas L. Jacobs on his memories of J. D. Morgan: First impression of Morgan: a vigorous adherent to the rules; Effectiveness as advocate; Special admissions; A working relationship between faculty athletic representative and athletic director; Conference Council meetings; Morgan as leading conference athletic director; Stature in NCAA; Relations with alumni; Enthusiasm as spectator; Walter Byers; Issues dealt with in NCAA conventions; Morgan as spokesperson for intercollegiate athletics in campus community; Faculty involvement in intercollegiate athletics; Intercollegiate athletics and the modern university; Maintaining control and integrity in intercollegiate athletics programs.