Oral Histories

Interview of Corinne A. Seeds

Principal of the UCLA University Elementary School (UES).
University Elementary School
Interviews not in a series, part one
UCLA and University of California History
UCLA University Elementary School
Biographical Note:
Principal of the UCLA University Elementary School (UES).
Nunis, Doyce B. Jr
Seeds, Corinne A.
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.
Lack of funds prevents pursuit of journalism course at Stanford University; enrollment in teacher training, Los Angeles State Normal School, 1908; study of psychology; graduation at time of high unemployment among teachers, 1910; teacher, Mira Monte Elementary School; gangs headed by Dirty Dozen in riverbed area; principal, Americanization Center and Socialized Evening School; outreach literacy programs; study at Teachers College, Columbia University, 1919-21; influence of John Dewey and William Heard Kilpatrick; return to Los Angeles; prejudicial effect of deafness and father's trade unionism; training teacher, University of California, Southern Branch; master's degree, Columbia University, 1924; C. W. Waddell and University Elementary School (UES); principal of UES, 1925-57; on School of Education faculty, 1928-57; introduction of new educational ideas; community reaction to progressive education; UES moved from Warner Avenue to UCLA campus, 1944; opposition to UES; study units on Russia and China; Los Angeles Unified School District conflict with UES; Avril Allen; support from Family School Alliance: John W. Caughey, William C. Putnam, Emmet G. Lavery, and Jean Trapnell; appearances before Tenney committee; Harry Hoijer; Clarence A. Dykstra; relations with School of Education; Edwin A. Lee; Jesse A. Bond; new UES buildings.