Oral Histories

Interview of Norman P. Miller (1984)

UCLA’s first vice chancellor of student and campus affairs and coordinator of UCLA’s involvement in the 1984 Olympic Games. 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.
Miller, Norman P.
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.
Norman P. Miller on his memories of J. D. Morgan: Contact with Morgan as undergraduate; Postwar campus responsibilities; Mutual involvement in campus recreation and athletics issues; Control of recreational and athletic facilities; Advent of women’s athletics; Cooperation and conflicts of interest between men’s and women’s intercollegiate athletics; Miller and Morgan in conflict resolution; Morgan’s handling of student criticism; Administrative supervision of Department of Intercollegiate Athletics; Morgan’s relationship with Chancellor Young; Working relationships among intercollegiate athletics, intramurals, and physical education; Morgan’s business acumen; Relations with alumni; Sam Gilbert; Morgan’s relative interest in sports program; Sense of humor; Special-admissions philosophy; Morgan’s vision of future; Hiring and firing coaches; Morgan: a certain man at a certain time in a certain program; Friends and social life.