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Huttenback, Robert A. (Administrator, Historian)



  • Existence: 1928 - 2012


Background: Caltech Lecturer and Professor of History, 1958-1978; Chairman, Division of Humanities and Social Sciences, 1971-1978; Master of Student Houses, 1960-1969.


Collection Notes: Oral History 1995. A 51-page interview with Shirley K. Cohen, in which Huttenback describes his involvement with Caltech student life, the admission of women undergraduates, and especially the Division of Humanities and Social Sciences at a crucial time in its history; also his connection with the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur.

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Robert Huttenback Oral History Interview with Shirley K. Cohen [sound recording], 1995-09-14 - 1995-11-06

Scope and Contents Interview in two sessions, September and November 1995, with Robert A. Huttenback, chairman of the Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences from 1972 until 1977, when he was appointed chancellor of UC Santa Barbara. He begins by recalling his childhood; born in Mainz, Germany, in 1928. Since the family was Jewish, they were anxious to leave Germany when Hitler became chancellor; they emigrated in 1933, first to Italy, then to England. In 1939, they came to San Francisco, thence to Los...
Dates: 1995-09-14 - 1995-11-06

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