Oral Histories

Interview of Franklin D. Murphy (1984)

UCLA chancellor. 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.
Murphy, Franklin D.
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.
Franklin D. Murphy on his memories of J. D. Morgan: The state of the athletic department in early 1960’s; Search for a new athletic director; Dramatic expansion of the athletic program during Morgan’s tenure; Morgan assumes leadership in the conference and in the NCAA; Sam Gilbert’s involvement in the basketball program; Use of student fees in the athletic department budget; Murphy’s goals for the athletic program; Pacific Coast Conference breakup and its aftermath; Relevance of affirmative-action enrollment for the athletic department; Amount of contact with Morgan; Morgan’s loyalty to UCLA; Kareem Abdul-Jabbar; Priorities as chancellor; Individuals close to Morgan.