Oral History Center - UC Berkeley Library

Ralph Palmer Merritt: After Me Cometh a Builder: The Recollections of Ralph Palmer Merritt

Interviewee(s):
Merritt, Ralph Palmer
Interviewer(s):
Gilb, Corinne
Title:
Ralph Palmer Merritt: After Me Cometh a Builder: The Recollections of Ralph Palmer Merritt
Abstract:
Managing Miller & Lux; secretary to Benjamin Ide Wheeler; service as UC Comptroller; comments on administration, regents, faculty, the Giannini Foundation, and the creation of UCLA; food administrator for California, WWI; Herbert Hoover's campaign, 1920; founding of the State Chamber of Commerce, and its interest in water problems and legislative reapportionment; the Central Valley Project; Agricultural Commission under Calvin Coolidge; the Bay Bridge; the War Finance Corporation; formation of the California Rice Growers Association; Sun-Maid Raisin Growers; the death of Warren G. Harding.
Subject area(s):
Education, University of California
Interview date(s):
1956
Project:
Education and University of California - Individual Interviews
Oskicat record:
b10867100
Rights:
Merritt, Ralph Palmer. "Ralph Palmer Merritt: After Me Cometh a Builder: The Recollections of Ralph Palmer Merritt." Interview by Corinne Gilb in 1956. Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 1962.