Oral Histories

Interview of Richard H. Perry

University of Southern California athletic director. 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.
Perry, Richard H.
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.
Richard H. Perry on his memories of J. D. Morgan: Initial professional contacts with Morgan; Areas of common interest between athletic programs at UCLA and USC; Cooperation between athletic directors; Personal compatibility between Morgan and Perry; Morgan as prototype of the “new” athletic director; Contribution to popularizing college basketball on television; Acumen in sports marketing and financial negotiation; Formula for conference Rose Bowl representative; Activities and status in conference; Relationship to faculty and athletic representatives; Morgan’s major contributions to NCAA; Divisional organization of NCAA; Concept of equivalency in apportioning grants-in-aid; Institutional self-regulation versus NCAA centralization; Morgan’s anticipation of problems in intercollegiate athletics.