The Resource Dean of Students Arleigh Williams : The Free Speech Movement and the Six Years War, 1964-1970 :, interviews conducted by Germaine LaBerge ; introductions by Ray Colvig and Frank Thatcher, Jr. ; The Bancroft Library, Regional Oral History Office, University of California, Berkeley

Dean of Students Arleigh Williams : The Free Speech Movement and the Six Years War, 1964-1970 :, interviews conducted by Germaine LaBerge ; introductions by Ray Colvig and Frank Thatcher, Jr. ; The Bancroft Library, Regional Oral History Office, University of California, Berkeley

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Dean of Students Arleigh Williams : The Free Speech Movement and the Six Years War, 1964-1970 :, 1988-89
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Dean of Students Arleigh Williams
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The Free Speech Movement and the Six Years War, 1964-1970 :
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interviews conducted by Germaine LaBerge ; introductions by Ray Colvig and Frank Thatcher, Jr. ; The Bancroft Library, Regional Oral History Office, University of California, Berkeley
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1988-89
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eng
Summary
Williams directed student activities for the ASUC (1957-1959) before becoming dean of men at Berkeley. He witnessed the beginnings of the Free Speech Movement as the Bancroft Avenue strip became a testing ground for student activists in the 1960s. He speaks about the ideals of the students and their protests in connection with free speech, the Vietnam War, and People's Park. It was his responsibility to carry out the administration's policies and often mete out discipline. His fairness and willingness to listen brought a balance to many difficult situations. In addition, he describes a typical day in the Dean of Students Office, focusing on the needs of students--tutorial help, housing, child care, access for physically disabled, transportation, etc. He also discusses his relationships with Chancellors Edward Strong, Roger Heyns, and Albert Bowker. Ruth Williams, the dean's wife, contributes a family perspective on the Free Speech Movement. She was president of Faculty Wives and an active participant in student work throughout her husband's career at the University
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Audio tape recording of the presentation of the completed oral history to Williams, February 24, 1990, also available as Phonotape 2944 C.
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1912-
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Williams, Arleigh Taber
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oral history transcript
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21 audio tapes transferred to Bancroft Microforms Division: (Classified as: Phonotape 2296 C).
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1912-
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  • Colvig, Ray
  • Thatcher, Frank, Jr
  • LaBerge, Germaine
  • Williams, Ruth Louise Willett
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  • University of California, Berkeley
  • College students
  • Student movements
  • Free Speech Movement (Berkeley, Calif.)
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Dean of Students Arleigh Williams : The Free Speech Movement and the Six Years War, 1964-1970 :, interviews conducted by Germaine LaBerge ; introductions by Ray Colvig and Frank Thatcher, Jr. ; The Bancroft Library, Regional Oral History Office, University of California, Berkeley
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Volume includes index.
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1 online resource ([ix], xv, 329 pages
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illustrations)
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This manuscript is made available for research purposes only. All publication rights are reserved to The Bancroft Library of the University of California, Berkeley. Requests for permission to quote for publication should be addressed to the Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
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Dean of Students Arleigh Williams : The Free Speech Movement and the Six Years War, 1964-1970 :, interviews conducted by Germaine LaBerge ; introductions by Ray Colvig and Frank Thatcher, Jr. ; The Bancroft Library, Regional Oral History Office, University of California, Berkeley
Link
Publication
Note
Includes supplementary material
Cumulative index finding aids
Volume includes index.
Extent
1 online resource ([ix], xv, 329 pages
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
Terms governing use
This manuscript is made available for research purposes only. All publication rights are reserved to The Bancroft Library of the University of California, Berkeley. Requests for permission to quote for publication should be addressed to the Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

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