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Political scientist and leader in higher education, 1947-1995 : oral history transcript : sixteenth president of the University of California, chancellor at UC Irvine and the University of Illinois / 2001.
BANC MSS 2002/36 c; Phonotape 3192 C:1-32
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Title:

Political scientist and leader in higher education, 1947-1995 : oral history transcript: sixteenth president of the University of California, chancellor at UC Irvine and the University of Illinois / 2001
University history series

Creator/Contributor:

Peltason, J. W. (Jack Walter), 1923-2015, creator, Interviewee.

Creator/Contributor:

Lage, Ann., Interviewer.

Creator/Contributor:

Bancroft Library, Regional Oral History Office.

Abstract:

Family and youth in Kansas and Missouri; education at the University of Missouri and Princeton in political science; study of political processes in the judiciary; teaching at Smith College, 1947-1951; University of Illinois Department of Political Science, 1951-1960, and dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences, 1960-1964; founding vice chancellor of UC Irvine, 1964-1967: developing academic plan, recruiting faculty; first chancellor of the University of Illinois, 1967-1977: African American student and antiwar protests, academic programs, athletics, efforts to diversify student body and staff; president, American Council on Education, 1977-1984; chancellor at UC Irvine, 1984-1992: medical school issues, fundraising, community relations, the Irvine Company, partnering with Hitachi Corporation, recruiting faculty, diversity issues, new academic programs, administrative staff; shared governance at UC; selection as president of University of California, 1992, crises over executive compensation and state budget; restructuring Office of the President, selection of four new chancellors, relations with the Board of Regents, campus chancellors, Academic Council, the press; securing state budget increases; debates over tenth campus, student fee hikes,
(cont.) employee retirement plans, technology transfer initiative, affirmative action in admissions and hiring; retirement as president, 1995; service on corporate and foundation boards; role of wife, Suzanne Toll Peltason; fatherhood and grandfatherhood; reflections on Dan Aldrich, Clark Kerr, Donald Bren, David Gardner, Charles Young, Ward Connerly, and others.
includes newspaper clippings on UC issues as President.

Date:

2001 (issued)

Subject:

n-us-ca
University of California (System) -- Administration -- History
University of California (System) -- History
University of California, Irvine -- Administration -- History
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign -- Administration -- History
American Council on Education.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. -- Dept. of Political Science -- Faculty
College presidents -- California -- Interviews
Education, Higher -- California -- Administration -- History
Education, Higher -- Illinois -- Administration -- History

Note:

Jack W. Peltason ; with introductions by Richard C. Atkinson and Austin Ranney. Interviews conducted by Ann Lage in 1998. Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley,
Forms part of the University history series.
AUDIO/VISUAL MATERIALS RESTRICTED. Requests for use of original must be approved by the appropriate curator. CU-BANC
Audio tape recording of the interviews also available. Shelved as Phonotape 3192 C:1-32.
Duplicate transcript: Dept. of Special Collections, University of California, Los Angeles Library.
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.
Volume includes index.

Type:

biography
Oral histories.

Physical Description:

print
1 v. (xiii, 734 p.) : ill., ports. ; 29 cm.
32 sound cassettes.
1 v. ; 31 cm.

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC MSS 2002/36 c
Phonotape 3192 C:1-32

Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

AUDIO/VISUAL MATERIALS RESTRICTED. Requests for use of original must be approved by the appropriate curator. CU-BANC
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.