Oral Histories

Interview of Franklin D. Murphy (1984)

UCLA chancellor. Interviewed because of connection to J.D. Morgan, UCLA tennis coach and athletic director.
Subtitle:
Right Man at the Right Time: J. D. Morgan
Series:
Right Man at the Right Time: J.D. Morgan
Topic:
Sports
UCLA and University of California History
UCLA Intercollegiate Athletics Staff
Interviewer:
Rose, David A.
Interviewee:
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.
Language:
English
Copyright:
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.
Abstract:
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.