The California Loyalty Oath Digital Collection
Royce Hall SE View 3/29, 2003, Atkinson Photographic Archive, University Archives, Young Research Library, UCLA Editorial cartoon, Daily Californian, 1949 July 7, p. 9, NEWSFILM-1, Newspapers and Microforms, Doe Library, UC Berkeley.
Press Conference –  Loyalty Oath – Faculty – UC Berkeley, 1950 March 1, BANC PIC 1959.010-NEG, Part 2, 34103.01, San Francisco News-Call Bulletin Newspaper Photograph Archive, The Bancroft Library, UC Berkeley R. Revelle at Skippers Mess, ca. 1950,caljsioa_2004-0401010025_m.jpg, Scripps Institution of Oceanography Archives, UC San Diego University of California Regents’ Meeting about Loyalty Oath Non-signers, 1950 August 25, BANC PIC 1959.010—NEG, Part 2, 34107.05, San Francisco News-Call Bulletin Newspaper Photograph Archive, The Bancroft Library, UC Berkeley. Edward Chace Tolman, circa 1936, In Memoriam, University of California History Digital Archive, University Archives, The Bancroft Library, UC Berkeley. [Governor Earl Warren speaking], Commencement Luncheon in Faculty Glade, UARC PIC 4:890(e), University Archives, The Bancroft Library, UC Berkeley.

RETREAT FROM CIVILITY
1949 September 30-December

Regents agree to issue contracts to non-signers but require a signed oath or other informal affirmation. They appoint a committee to confer with the faculty advisory committees.

A majority of AS/NS expresses belief that Communist Party members should not be automatically barred from the faculty. AS/SS calls for an anonymous faculty poll to determine extent of support for the university policy on employment of Communists.

AS/NS and SS appoint the Davisson-Grant Committee, a special combined conference committee. “Non-signers” of the oath formally organize under the leadership of Edward Tolman, UC Berkeley professor of psychology. Frank C. Newman, UC Berkeley professor of law, served as acting chairman of the non-signers steering committee. Audio clip of Professor Joel H. Hildebrand.


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