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The Resource Oral history interview with DeWitt A. Higgs ..., by Dale E. Treleven

Oral history interview with DeWitt A. Higgs ..., by Dale E. Treleven

Label
Oral history interview with DeWitt A. Higgs ..., 1991
Title
Oral history interview with DeWitt A. Higgs ...
Statement of responsibility
by Dale E. Treleven
Inclusive dates
1991
Creator
Contributor
Interviewee
Interviewer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Higgs discusses his family background, education, entrance into and development of his law practice and firm, and appointment to the University of California Board of Regents. He focuses on numerous policy issues that came before the Board during his tenure from 1966-1982, such as system-wide campus expansion, student dissent, and administrative leadership, with particular focus given to the University of California, San Diego
Additional physical form
Audiotape recording available.
Biographical or historical data
DeWitt A. "Dutch" Higgs was born in Idaho in 1907, and moved to San Diego after his freshman year of college. He received an LL.B. at the Balboa Law College (now California Western School of Law) and was admitted to the California State Bar that same year (1934). In 1939, Higgs entered into a law practice partnership that gradually expanded and eventually became Higgs, Fletcher and Mack, and which, at the time of this interview, was the third largest law practice in San Diego. In 1966, he was appointed by Governor Edmund G. (Pat) Brown, Sr. to a full 16-year term on the University of California Board of Regents; he was the first full-term Regent ever appointed from the San Diego area. In that post, Higgs served two successive years as chair (1968-70); served as vice chair (1970-71 and 1974-75); chaired the Committee on Educational Policy (1975-78). He has been active in many San Diego-area organizations and a leader in bar associations at the local, state and national levels.
Cataloging source
CLU
Form designation
oral history transcript
Location of originals duplicates
  • The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
  • California State University, Fullerton. Library. Oral History Program.
  • California State University, Sacramento. Library. University Archives.
  • Honnold Library for the Associated Colleges, Claremont, Calif.
  • University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Dept. of Special Collections.
Label
Oral history interview with DeWitt A. Higgs ..., by Dale E. Treleven
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Transcript of a ten-and-a-half-hour interview completed under the auspices of the Oral History Program, University of California, Los Angeles, and the California State Archives, State Government Oral History Program
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
iii, 367 leaves, bound
System control number
  • (OCoLC)27763742
  • ucoclc27763742
Terms governing use
Copyright to all program materials is assigned by the interviewee to both the Secretary of State, California State Archives, and the program's cooperating institutions. Copies of interview transcripts can be procured from the State Archives and cooperating institutions. Tape copies are not made for sale or for distribution outside the program.
Label
Oral history interview with DeWitt A. Higgs ..., by Dale E. Treleven
Publication
Note
Transcript of a ten-and-a-half-hour interview completed under the auspices of the Oral History Program, University of California, Los Angeles, and the California State Archives, State Government Oral History Program
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
iii, 367 leaves, bound
System control number
  • (OCoLC)27763742
  • ucoclc27763742
Terms governing use
Copyright to all program materials is assigned by the interviewee to both the Secretary of State, California State Archives, and the program's cooperating institutions. Copies of interview transcripts can be procured from the State Archives and cooperating institutions. Tape copies are not made for sale or for distribution outside the program.

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