Oral History Center - UC Berkeley Library

Garff Wilson: The Invisible Man, or Public Ceremonies Chairman at Berkeley for Thirty-Five Years

Interviewee(s):
Wilson, Garff
Interviewer(s):
Riess, Suzanne
Title:
Garff Wilson: The Invisible Man, or Public Ceremonies Chairman at Berkeley for Thirty-Five Years
Abstract:
Childhood, family, and education in Ogden, UT; UC Berkeley student years, 1926-1931: debating team, attitudes; teaching dramatic arts at Humboldt State Teachers College; theater studies at Cornell University: Alexander Magnus Drummond; WWII; UC Berkeley, late 1920s-1940s: theater work, English Club; Department of Speech; the California Club, 1947-1968; Public Ceremonies Office workings and functions; discussion of UC presidents and chancellors: Clark Kerr, Albert Bowker, others; arrangements for and anecdotes about VIP visitors, U.S. and foreign heads of state, artists and scholars; the Centennial Celebration, 1968; Garff B. Wilson, oral interpreter.
Subject area(s):
Education, University of California
Interview date(s):
1980
Project:
Education and University of California - Individual Interviews
Oskicat record:
b11233569
Rights:
Wilson, Garff. "Garff Wilson: The Invisible Man, or Public Ceremonies Chairman at Berkeley for Thirty-Five Years." Interview by Suzanne Riess in 1980. Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 1981.