Jump to Content

Collection Guide
Collection Title:
Collection Number:
Get Items:
After me cometh a builder: the recollections of Ralph Palmer Merritt / oral history transcript / 1956.
BANC MSS C-D 4089; Phonotape 289 B
Collection Overview

Title:

After me cometh a builder: the recollections of Ralph Palmer Merritt / oral history transcript / 1956
U. C. and rice and raisin marketing

Creator/Contributor:

Merritt, Ralph Palmer, 1883-1963, creator, interviewee.

Creator/Contributor:

Gilb, Corinne Lathrop, 1925-, interviewer.

Creator/Contributor:

Bean, Walton, interviewer.

Creator/Contributor:

Bancroft Library, Regional Oral History Office.

Abstract:

Discusses his family background and education at the University of California, 1904-1907. He also speaks of his experiences as Graduate Manager, as secretary to U.C. President Wheeler, and as the first university comptroller, 1913-1919. He was appointed to the Board of Regents in 1923, serving until 1930, and reminisces about some of the personalities involved. He also recalls his experiences as a past director of the Rice Growers Association of California, the Sun Maid Raisin Growers, the California State Chamber of Commerce, and the U. S. Chamber of Commerce. In addition, he speaks of the several positions he held with the Miller & Lux corporations. He also discusses his activities during both World Wars.

Date:

1962 (issued)

Subject:

n-us-ca
University of California (System). -- Regents.
University of California, Berkeley.
Rice Growers Association of California.
Sun Maid Growers of California.
California State Chamber of Commerce.
Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America.
Miller & Lux.
Raisins -- California -- Marketing
Rice -- California -- Marketing
Agriculture -- Economic aspects -- California

Note:

[interviews conducted by Corrine L. Gilb and Walton Bean] ; Regional Oral History Office, University of California, Berkeley ; Oral History Program, University of California, Los Angeles,
Spine title: U. C. and rice and raisin marketing.
Partial interview. Reel 1: 1154 ft., reel 2: 1473 ft.
Also available online.
This manuscript is made available for research purposes only. All publication rights are reserved to The Bancroft Library of the University of California, Berkeley. Requests for permission to quote for publication should be addressed to the Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Includes supplementary material.
Index contained in separate volume.

Type:

Oral histories.

Physical Description:

print
[xii], 140 p. (1 vol.) and supplementary material (1 portfolio).
2 sound tape reels : analog, 3 3/4 ips, 1 track ; 7 in.

Language:

English

Identifier:

http://nma.berkeley.edu/ark:/28722/bk0005z3w6w
BANC MSS C-D 4089
Phonotape 289 B

Publisher:

California unknown place Berkeley, Calif unknown place Los Angeles, Calif : University of California University of California

Copyright Note:

This manuscript is made available for research purposes only. All publication rights are reserved to The Bancroft Library of the University of California, Berkeley. Requests for permission to quote for publication should be addressed to the Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Related Item:

http://nma.berkeley.edu/ark:/28722/bk0005z3w6w