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Edward W. Strong: Philosopher, Professor & Berkeley Chancellor 1961-1965

Strong, Edward W.
Nathan, Harriet
Edward W. Strong: Philosopher, Professor & Berkeley Chancellor 1961-1965
Background, Oregon and Stanford; Columbia University, PhD, 1932; UC Berkeley Department of Philosophy, 1932-1941; Arts Club, History of Science Dinner Club; manager, Lawrence Radiation Laboratory, 1941-1945; associate dean, College of Letters and Science, 1945-1952; chair, Department of Sociology and Social Institutions, 1946-1951; Loyalty Oath; campus committees: educational policy, La Jolla campus, faculty organization, the superior student; issues as vice chancellor and chancellor: Hyde Park area, Kerr directives and ASUC, Master Plan for Higher Education, Department of Psychology, Bodega Head Laboratory, quarter system, computer crisis, reorganization of the Academic Senate, University meetings, Adlai Stevenson, athletics and the PAC, grants and gifts; tumult at Berkeley, September-December 1964: Slate, Free Speech Movement [FSM], relations with Clark Kerr, regents, faculty, students, community, variety of committees, sit-in and strike; emeritus status, scholarly work, 1965-1988. Includes an interview with GERTRUDE DOWSETT STRONG. Appended speech, "Student Demonstrations at Berkeley," 1964.
Subject area(s):
Education, University of California
Interview date(s):
Education and University of California - Individual Interviews
Oskicat record:
Strong, Edward W. "Edward W. Strong: Philosopher, Professor & Berkeley Chancellor 1961-1965." Interview by Harriet Nathan in 1988. Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 1992.