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Delmer M. Brown: Professor of Japanese History at University of California at Berkeley 1946-1977

Interviewee(s):
Brown, Delmer M.
Interviewer(s):
Ann, Joan
Title:
Delmer M. Brown: Professor of Japanese History at University of California at Berkeley 1946-1977
Abstract:
Family and boyhood in Kansas and southern California; teaching in Japan, 1932-1938: observations of Japanese culture, religion, and militarism; graduate studies in history, Stanford and Harvard; WWII service as naval intelligence officer, Pearl Harbor, 1940-1945; professor, Department of History, UC Berkeley, 1946-1970s: departmental leadership, key faculty appointments, effects of the loyalty oath, student unrest in the 1960s, changes in curriculum, chairing the department, 1957-1961 and 1972-1975; East Asian studies at Berkeley: the East Asiatic Library and the Center for Japanese Studies; Academic Senate chairman, 1971-1972, and service on the budget committee; publications on Japanese history and culture, working with Japanese scholars; reflections on teaching, foreign language studies, Education Abroad Program, graduate students; family, religion, and retirement.
Subject area(s):
Education, University of California
Interview date(s):
1995
Project:
History Department, UC Berkeley
Oskicat record:
b10389091
Rights:
Brown, Delmer M. "Delmer M. Brown: Professor of Japanese History at University of California at Berkeley 1946-1977." Interview by Joan Ann in 1995. Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 2000.