Oral History Center - UC Berkeley Library

Herbert Bismarck Foster: The Role of the Engineer's Office in the Development of the UC Campus

Interviewee(s):
Foster, Herbert Bismarck
Interviewer(s):
Fry, Amelia
Title:
Herbert Bismarck Foster: The Role of the Engineer's Office in the Development of the UC Campus
Abstract:
Family history: father's migration from Germany, adventures, acquaintance with Mark Twain, Levi Strauss; theater in San Francisco, 1900s; Charles Gilman Hyde and sanitary engineering, UC Berkeley, water issues from 1915-36; construction for the Hearst Master Plan and athletic fields; role of University engineer; comments on Ralph Merritt, Robert Gordon Sproul, and UC campus development.
Subject area(s):
Education, University of California
Interview date(s):
1960
Project:
Education and University of California - Individual Interviews
Oskicat record:
b10879541
Rights:
Foster, Herbert Bismarck. "Herbert Bismarck Foster: The Role of the Engineer's Office in the Development of the UC Campus." Interview by Amelia Fry in 1960. Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 1960.