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Recollections and reminiscences of life in the Bay Area from 1920 onward : oral history transcript / and related material, 1964-1969.
BANC MSS 70/71 c; Phonotape 269 B; Phonotape 471:2b B
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Title:

Recollections and reminiscences of life in the Bay Area from 1920 onward : oral history transcript: and related material, 1964-1969

Creator/Contributor:

Lehman, B. H. (Benjamin Harrison), 1889-1977, creator, interviewee.

Creator/Contributor:

Riess, Suzanne B., interviewer.

Creator/Contributor:

Parkinson, Thomas Francis, 1920-

Creator/Contributor:

Miles, Josephine, 1911-1985

Creator/Contributor:

Bancroft Library, Regional Oral History Office.

Abstract:

Education at Harvard and recollections of George Santayana, Josiah Royce and Charles T. Copeland; teaching career at University of California, Berkeley, from 1920, and administrative duties on library and budget committees, on President's advisory committee and as chairman of the English Department; the beginnings of the Department of Dramatic Art; the loyalty oath controversy; Judith Anderson and interest in theater; Berkeley social life, with comments on Marion R. Parsons, Bertha Pope Damon, Elizabeth W. Ellis and others; friendships with James D. Phelan, Noël Sullivan, Charles E.S. Wood, Sara Bard Field, Robinson Jeffers and others. Photographs inserted.
Appended: essay portrait of Noël Sullivan by William Justema; and poems by Thomas Parkinson and Josephine Miles.

Date:

1964 (issued)

Subject:

n-us-ca
Santayana, George -- 1863-1952
Royce, Josiah -- 1855-1916
Copeland, Charles Townsend -- 1860-1952
Anderson, Judith
Parsons, Marion Randall -- 1878-1953
Damon, Bertha Clark Pope
Ellis, Elizabeth Warder
Phelan, James D. (James Duval) -- 1861-1930
Sullivan, Noël -- 1890-1956
Wood, Charles Erskine Scott -- 1852-1944
Field, Sara Bard -- 1882-1974
Jeffers, Robinson -- 1887-1962
University of California, Berkeley. -- Department of English.
Loyalty oaths -- California -- Berkeley
Berkeley (Calif.) -- Social life and customs
United States -- California -- Berkeley

Note:

B.H. Lehman ; tape recorded interview conducted by Suzanne B. Riess in 1964-1968. Regional Oral History Office, the Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, Calif., 1969 :
Phonotapes also available.
Also available online.
Copyright by The Regents of the University of California. This manuscript is made available for research purposes only. Requests for permission to quote for publication should be addressed to the Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Type:

Oral histories.

Physical Description:

print
[22], 348 leaves ; 28 cm. + related material.

Language:

English

Identifier:

http://nma.berkeley.edu/ark:/28722/bk0005z1k7t
BANC MSS 70/71 c
Phonotape 269 B
Phonotape 471:2b B

Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

Copyright by The Regents of the University of California. This manuscript is made available for research purposes only. Requests for permission to quote for publication should be addressed to the Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Related Item:

http://nma.berkeley.edu/ark:/28722/bk0005z1k7t