Oral History Center - UC Berkeley Library

Henry F. May: Professor of Intellectual History University of California at Berkeley 1952-1980

Interviewee(s):
May, Henry F.
Interviewer(s):
Lage, Ann
Title:
Henry F. May: Professor of Intellectual History University of California at Berkeley 1952-1980
Abstract:
Henry Farnham May, Professor of History at the University of California, Berkeley, from 1952 until his retirement in 1980, is the fifth memoirist in the oral history series documenting the Department of History. He brings the perspective of an Americanist who developed the field of American intellectual history at Berkeley. He comments both as a major figure in developing the strengths and reputation of the department in the postwar years and as a student of history at Berkeley in the more provincial but fondly remembered 1930s. And he brings to bear his astute historical analysis as he looks back as a participant / observer at the troubling but exciting Berkeley of the sixties.
Subject area(s):
Education, University of California
Interview date(s):
1988
Project:
History Department, UC Berkeley
Oskicat record:
b10389137
Rights:
May, Henry F. "Henry F. May: Professor of Intellectual History University of California at Berkeley 1952-1980." Interview by Ann Lage in 1988. Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 1999.