Oral History Center - UC Berkeley Library

Periam J. Danton: Dean and Professor at the University of California's School of Librarianship, 1946-1976

Interviewee(s):
Danton, Periam J.
Interviewer(s):
Hanel, Mary
McCreery, Laura
Title:
Periam J. Danton: Dean and Professor at the University of California's School of Librarianship, 1946-1976
Abstract:
Columbia's library school, New York Public Library, 1920s; the American Library Association, 1930-1933; University of Chicago's graduate library school, 1933-1935; university positions at Colby, Temple, Columbia; critique of library education, 1945; Dean of Berkeley's School of Librarianship, 1946-1961: colleagues, finances, courses taught; establishing doctoral programs in librarianship; the Library School Library; Donald Coney and UC Berkeley's main library, loyalty oath, Clark Kerr, Free Speech Movement, the Library Council, the Chancellor's Administrative Advisory Council; Raynard Swank and the Institute of Library Research; on-line catalogs and other changes to librarianship; deanships of Patrick Wilson and Michael Buckland; publications, sabbatical in Vienna.
Subject area(s):
Education, University of California
Interview date(s):
1993 1999
Project:
Education and University of California - Individual Interviews
Oskicat record:
b10443507
Rights:
Danton, Periam J. "Periam J. Danton: Dean and Professor at the University of California's School of Librarianship, 1946-1976." Interview by Mary Hanel and Laura McCreery in 1993 and 1999. Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 2000.