Oral History Center - UC Berkeley Library

Ira Michael Heyman: Chancellor, 1980-1990, Vice Chancellor and Professor of Law, UC Berkeley, and Secretary, Smithsonian Institution, 1994-1999

Interviewee(s):
Heyman, Ira Michael
Interviewer(s):
Nathan, Harriet
Title:
Ira Michael Heyman: Chancellor, 1980-1990, Vice Chancellor and Professor of Law, UC Berkeley, and Secretary, Smithsonian Institution, 1994-1999
Abstract:
Manhattan childhood; education, Dartmouth, Yale Law School 1956; Senator Ives' legislative aide; Chief Justice Earl Warren's chief clerk 1958-1959; Marine Corps and Reserve 1953-1958; marriage to Thérèse Thau; UC Berkeley: professor of law and of city and regional planning; Vice Chancellor 1974-1980, Chancellor 1980-1990: admissions, affirmative action, ethnic identification, apartheid and divestiture, Free Speech Movement, HUAC; student housing, campus ceremonies; NCAA policies; discusses law practice, arbitration, land-use and ecology law; city-campus relations, People's Park, faculty committees, undergrad teaching; faculty quality, fiscal stringency, VERIP (voluntary early retirement incentive program); biochemistry reorganization; weapons-related laboratories, Clark Kerr campus 1985; private resources, "Keeping the Promise"; Bay Vision 20/20 1989-1993; Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, Interior Department, 1993-1994; Secretary, the Smithsonian Institution, since 1994.
Subject area(s):
Politics, Law, and Policy
Education and University of California
Education and University of California
Interview date(s):
1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001
Project:
Education and University of California - Individual Interviews
Oskicat record:
b11108127
Rights:
Heyman, Ira Michael. "Ira Michael Heyman: Chancellor, 1980-1990, Vice Chancellor and Professor of Law, UC Berkeley, and Secretary, Smithsonian Institution, 1994-1999." Interview by Harriet Nathan in 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2001. Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 2004.