Oral History Center - UC Berkeley Library

Suzanne Toll Peltason: Partner and Participant: University of California Chancellor's and President's Wife, 1984-1995

Interviewee(s):
Peltason, Suzanne Toll
Interviewer(s):
Lage, Ann
Title:
Suzanne Toll Peltason: Partner and Participant: University of California Chancellor's and President's Wife, 1984-1995
Abstract:
Family, childhood in North Carolina and New Jersey; meeting Jack Peltason at University of Missouri, marriage and family; faculty wife at Smith College and University of Illinois, 1947-1959; UC Irvine, founding years, 1964-1967; wife of chancellor, University of Illinois, 1967-1977; wife of chancellor, UC Irvine, 1984-1992; wife of UC president, 1992-1995; media relations, affirmative action controversy, Blake House; reflections on women's movement, defining the role of spouses of academic administrators; efforts of chancellors' wives for official recognition.
Subject area(s):
Education, University of California
Interview date(s):
1999
Project:
Education and University of California - Individual Interviews
Oskicat record:
b11337176
Rights:
Peltason, Suzanne Toll. "Suzanne Toll Peltason: Partner and Participant: University of California Chancellor's and President's Wife, 1984-1995." Interview by Ann Lage in 1999. Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 2002.