San Fernando Valley State College President, 1958-1968
As the first president of San Fernando Valley State College in 1958, Dr. Ralph Prator oversaw the rapid growth of an educational community. From its humble beginnings, the campus was built from trailers and borrowed faculty. At the time of his resignation in 1968, Valley State had developed beyond expectations, though with it grew social tensions affecting many colleges and universities around the country. This interview was conducted circa 1990 by John Broesamle, now Professor Emeritus of History.
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