Oral Histories

Interview of Jean Trapnell

Member of the Family School Alliance of the UCLA University Elementary School (UES).
Subtitle:
The Parents' View of UES
Topic:
UCLA and University of California History
UCLA University Elementary School
Interviewer:
Nunis, Doyce B. Jr
Interviewee:
Trapnell, Jean
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:
Interviewee Retained Copyright
Abstract:
Membership in Family School Alliance of University Elementary School (UES), UCLA; struggle with Los Angeles City School Board and conservative elements in community to preserve UES; election of Eleanor Allen to school board; UES evicted from Warner Avenue location, 1945; relocation on UCLA campus; community attacks on progressive education; support for Corinne Seeds's methods at UES; Family School Alliance relations with UCLA School of Education; Jesse A. Bond; Edwin A. Lee; use of temporary buildings in new location; campaign for permanent buildings for UCLA site; role of Edward A. Dickson; David Noyes; John W. Caughey; university administrators Clarence A. Dykstra and Robert Gordon Sproul; dealing with California legislature; Harold K. Levering; Joseph C. Shell.