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:Bancroft Library, Regional Oral History Office.
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.
Foster, Herbert B. (Herbert Bismarck) -- 1885-1968 -- Interviews
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
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.
149 leaves (1 volume)
1 sound tape reel : analog, 3 3/2 ips, 2 track ; 7 in.
BANC MSS C-D 4072
Phonotape 238 B