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The role of the Engineer's Office in the development of the University of California campuses /
BANC MSS C-D 4072; Phonotape 238 B
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Title:

The role of the Engineer's Office in the development of the University of California campuses
History of science and technology collection

Creator/Contributor:

Foster, Herbert B. (Herbert Bismarck), 1885-1968, creator, interviewee.

Creator/Contributor:

Fry, Amelia R., interviewer.

Creator/Contributor:

Foster, Hugh.

Creator/Contributor:

Bancroft Library, Regional Oral History Office.

Abstract:

Interviews conducted 1960 by Amelia R. Fry for the Regional Cultural History Project, University of California Library, Berkeley. Part of a series on University history. Photographs inserted. Comments on his grandfather, James Sinclair of Hudson's Bay Company fame and his father, Hugh Foster, an 1850 California settler; pre-earthquake San Francisco; college days at Berkeley, 1902-1906; engineering faculty; work as engineer with various water supply companies; association with University in Engineer's Office; Ralph P. Merritt and Robert G. Sproul; surveying work and real estate transactions for new campuses. Appendix A: The History of the Big "C" at Berkeley, with related clippings (20 leaves); Appendix B: The Story of the Development of the Athletic Facilities at Berkeley (96 leaves), with a blueprint of Edwards Track Field, designed by Hugh Foster.

Date:

1960 (issued)

Subject:

n-us-ca
Foster, Herbert B. (Herbert Bismarck) -- 1885-1968 -- Interviews
Sinclair, James
Foster, Hugh
Merritt, Ralph Palmer -- 1883-1963
Sproul, Robert Gordon -- 1891-1975
University of California, Berkeley -- History
Edwards Fields and Stadium (Berkeley, Calif.)
Engineers -- California
Water-supply -- California
Surveying -- California
Signs and signboards -- California -- Berkeley
San Francisco (Calif.) -- Description and travel

Note:

Herbert Bismarck Foster ; an interview conducted by Amelia R. Fry.
Included in: History of Science and Technology Collection.
Phonotape also available. Track 1: 623 ft., track 2: 630 ft.
Also available online.
Dept. of Special Collections, University of California, Los Angeles.

Type:

Oral histories.
Blueprints.

Physical Description:

149 leaves (1 volume)
1 sound tape reel : analog, 3 3/2 ips, 2 track ; 7 in.

Language:

English

Identifier:

http://nma.berkeley.edu/ark:/28722/bk0005z3w2p
BANC MSS C-D 4072
Phonotape 238 B

Origin:

California

Related Item:

http://nma.berkeley.edu/ark:/28722/bk0005z3w2p