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Oral history interview with Elwin V. Svenson oral history transcript, 1988-1997

Author: Elwin V Svenson; James V Mink; Dale E Treleven; University of California, Los Angeles. Oral History Program.
Publisher: [Los Angeles] : Oral History Program, University of California, Los Angeles, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Manuscript   Archival Material : English
Publication:Oral History collection, Dept. of Special Collections, University Library, University of California, Los Angeles.
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Svenson's response to Treleven's question ("What has been among your greatest contributions to the institution?") at the end of the interview provides not only a summary of the content, but a perspective of UCLA as a growing institution. In it he sums up what he calls his "serendipitous" placement "at the front end" of many developing programs and issues during his career, along with the privilege of being able to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Oral histories
Interviews
Named Person: Elwin V Svenson; James S Coleman; Peter Thomas Dalis; Christopher B Donnan; Abraham Abbott Kaplan; J D Morgan; Franklin D Murphy; David S Saxon; Paul H Sheats; Charles E Young
Material Type: Biography, Manuscript
Document Type: Book, Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Elwin V Svenson; James V Mink; Dale E Treleven; University of California, Los Angeles. Oral History Program.
OCLC Number: 51873730
Notes: Transcript of a 17.32-hour interview completed under the auspices of the UCLA Oral History Program.
Description: xv, 505 leaves, bound : portraits ; 28 cm
Responsibility: interviewed by James V. Mink and Dale E. Treleven.

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Svenson's response to Treleven's question ("What has been among your greatest contributions to the institution?") at the end of the interview provides not only a summary of the content, but a perspective of UCLA as a growing institution. In it he sums up what he calls his "serendipitous" placement "at the front end" of many developing programs and issues during his career, along with the privilege of being able to work both nationally and locally on issues related to education and for the betterment of the institution. He cites his generally positive working relationships; there are many examples of these found within.

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