Oral Histories

Interview of Adaline C. Guenther

Executive director of the University Religious Conference. Founder of Unicamp and Project India.
Subtitle:
The Gift of a Mind
Topic:
UCLA and University of California History
UCLA Administration
Interviewer:
Galm, Bernard
Interviewee:
Guenther, Adaline C.
Supporting Documents:
Records relating to the interview are located in the office of the UCLA Library's Center for Oral History Research.
Length:
11 hrs.
Language:
English
Copyright:
Interviewee Retained Copyright
Abstract:
Father's Methodist ministry in Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania; education at Ohio Wesleyan University during World War I; founding University Religious Conference (URC), 1928; URC's ecumenical intent; evolution of Student Board; Ernest Carroll Moore; start of UniCamp program, 1935; purchase of UniCamp site; university versus URC control of UniCamp; diabetic camp founded, 1941; Trialogue of Protestant, Catholic, and Jew; racial and religious issues develop into Panel of Americans; changes in social attitudes; effect of war on URC; American Veterans Committee; American Legion; replacing Thomas St. Clair Evans as executive secretary, 1945-60; visit of Barbara Ward; contacts with Los Angeles church leaders; foreign students at UCLA; Stevens House; Project India takes shape; trip to India; United States Information Service involvement; Bob Jaffie, UniCamp, and Project India; campus atmosphere during McCarthy era; Westwood Village as restricted community; loyalty oath; friendship with John Ehrlichman; decision to retire; developing URCs on other campuses; University of California, Santa Barbara; Thomas Bradley and John Krumm; Barbara Jewkes, Steve Muller, and Frank Mankiewicz; Archbishop John J. Cantwell; Rabbi Edgar F. Magnin; Los Angeles businessmen.