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State Government Oral History Program (Calif.)

Works: 301 works in 485 publications in 1 language and 990 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  History  Biography 
Classifications: F866.4.B76, 320.9794
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Most widely held works by State Government Oral History Program (Calif.)
Oral history interview with Milton Marks by Milton Marks( )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marks discusses the political career of his father, Milton Marks, Sr., attending Stanford, military service, law school, practicing law, running for the Assembly in 1952 and later, winning an assembly seat in 1958. He continues with his growing dissent over the Republican Party's conservatism, reapportinment, committee assignments, losing his seat, being appointed municipal judge, running for the State Senate in 1967, serving in the senate, legislative priorities, and becoming a Democrat in 1986. Major issues covered include his interest in the environment, BART, reapportionment, gay rights, and programs for the disabled
Oral history interview with Honorable Stanley Mosk Justice of the California Supreme Court, 1964-present by Stanley Mosk( )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Topics covered include: work as a journalist before attending law school in Chicago; his private law practice in Los Angeles; work with Democratic party during the Depression. He discusses his court appointments, political campaigns, Bakke decision (1976), death penalty, separation of Church and State, California Supreme Court, family and social life and the State Bar of California
Oral history interview with Barry Keene by Barry Keene( )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Keene discusses his family background, Stanford, legislative internship, marriage and children, working in the Santa Rosa District Attorney's office, election to the Santa Rosa School Board, election to the Assembly in 1972, campaign strategies, appointment as chair of the Committee on Health, and budget issues leading to Proposition 13 under Gov. Jerry Brown. Keene continues with health issues including medical malpractice, merits of the Right to Die Act and mental health, the debate over the Eel River dam, low-flush toilet bill, oil embargo and the energy crisis, Jerry's Brown's administration, Rose Bird, George Deukmejian, forestry bills, and campaigning for Michael Dukakis in 1988
Oral history interview with Mervyn M. Dymally by Mervyn M Dymally( )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dymally discusses his family background and education, decision to move to Calif., lack of opportunities for blacks to become politically active, and joining the American Federation of Teachers. He continues with gaining support in the 1962 campaign for the 53rd Assembly District, impact of the Watts riots, running for the 29th Senate District seat in 1966, legislation to teach black history in public schools, Early Childhood Education Act, the California Fair Plan, prison reform, 1965 reapportionment. He continues with events leading to his decision to run for Lt. Governor in 1974, endorsing Jerry Brown for President in 1976, decision to run for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives after his loss for a 2nd term as Lt. Governor in 1978, issues he became involved in during his tenure in the House, and the decision to leave Congress in 1992 after 12 years of service
Oral history interview with Bruce Bronzan by Bruce Bronzan( )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bronzman discusses the influence of his parents and YMCA, student involvement at Fresno State, the Coro Foundation internship, and directing an alcoholism program at Fresno Community Hospital. He continues with his election to the Fresno County Board of Supervisors, County health care, 1982 assembly campaign, and his committee assignments. Major topics covered include health care reform, mental health, duties of committee chairs, political campaign reform, the medfly crisis, and his pessimism about government's ability to solve problems
Oral history interview with Leo T. McCarthy California assemblyman, 1868-1982, California lieutenant governor, 1983-1995 by Leo T McCarthy( )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Topics covered include family background, schooling, military service, law school, work with California Democratic party, redevelopment of San Francisco. Worked with Eugene McAteer, Senator S.I. Hayakawa, Mayor Joe Alioto, Speaker Willie Brown. Served under four governors: Pete Wilson, Ronald Reagen, Jerry Brown, George Deukmejian. Discussion of Proposition 13 and Howard Jarvis; Commission on Aging; Speaker of the House and Lieutenant Governor
Oral history interview with John E. Huerta by John E Huerta( )

5 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Huerta discusses his family background and education, employment in Peru; Santa Maria Valley, California; University of California, Davis; and as deputy assistant U.S. attorney general for civil rights in the James E. Carter administration, as executive director of the Southern California office of the Mexican-American Legal Defense Fund, and as general counsel for Californios for Fair Representation, and comments extensively on reapportionment and Mexican-Americans in the city and county of Los Angeles, and in California for assembly, senate, and the U.S. Congress
Oral history interview with Richard A. Martinez by Richard A Martinez( )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Martinez discusses his early life and education in Los Angeles, service in the National Guard during the Watts revolt in 1965, the growing involvement in activist organizations. The interview focuses particularly on Martinez's observations of the 1970 and 1980 California reapportionment efforts among Mexican-Americans
Oral history interview with Richard Santillan by Richard Santillan( )

5 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Santillán discusses his early life and education in Los Angeles and details his activities and advocacy in various organizations, especially Californios for Fair Representation, and his other reapportionment-related work
Oral history interview with Peter H. Behr by Peter Behr( )

3 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mr. Behr discusses open space issues on the Marin County Board of Supervisors, election campaigning, lobbying, and the legislative process in the senate, as illustrated by the progress of his Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, 1971-1972; his bill to require roll call votes in committees; protective legislation for tule elk, herring, and striped bass; malpractice and no-fault insurance legislation; and his efforts to pass property tax reform legislation in 1977 and 1978, including the campaign for his alternative to Proposition 13 in 1978
Oral history interview with Frederick S. Farr by Fred S Farr( )

2 editions published between 1987 and 1992 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Farr discusses his education, both formal and informal; his wartime work in Puerto Rico; and his private legal practice in Monterey County. He depicts the senate and senators during his service from 1955 to 1967. He discusses early environmental legislation to preserve the mountain lion and sea otter, encourage scenic highways, coordinate state planning, and preserve Monterey Bay and Lake Tahoe; his support for legislation to outlaw the death penalty during the Caryl Chessman case; and legislation to aid agricultural workers and fishermen. He outlines his work as coordinator for highway beautification in the Lyndon B. Johnson administration and as a member of the State Coastal Commission from 1972 to 1979
Oral history interview with J. Anthony Kline : by J. Anthony Kline( Book )

3 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kline discusses the governorship of Jerry Brown, 1975-1983, particularly criminal justice issues including sentencing and prison reform, bail reform, the judiciary, and court reform; the Agricultural Labor Relations Act; water issues; California Supreme Court Chief Justice Rose Bird; and the workers compensation system
Oral history interview with Ernest E. Debs by Ernest E Debs( )

2 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Debs discusses his family background, education, migration to California in 1923, pre-legislative employment, electioneering, and service in the California State Assembly, particularly his involvement on committees related to education and health
Oral history interview with Paul Gann by Paul Gann( )

4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul Gann's interview discusses his leadership in California initiative election campaigns: Proposition 13 (1978) Property Tax Reform; Prop. 4 (1979) Government Spending Reform; Prop. 8 (1982) Victims' Bill of Rights; Prop. 24 (1984) Legislative Reform; Prop. 61 (1986) Public Pay Initiative; Prop. 72 (1988) Emergency Reserve for Highway Improvements; also comments on founding, operations of People's Advocate, Inc.; Gann's 1980 U.S. Senate campaign; contracting Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome; Willie Brown, Jr., Howard Jarvis, Leo McCarthy, other political figures
Oral history interview with Frank C. Newman by Frank C Newman( )

in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This oral history covers Newman's education and career, includingwork with the Office of Price Administration, the University of Boalt Hall (with mention of security/loyalty issues, the Tenney Committee, Governors Earl Warren, Pat and Jerry Brown, and faculty colleges). Professor Newman discusses the California Supreme Court from 1977 to 1983, with references to his fellow jurists and the Constitutional Revision Commission (mentioning Bruce Sumner and Ralph Kleps) and the Commission on Judicial Performance. He talks about human rights work with Amnesty International and the United Nations with visits to Greece (1967) and Chile (1974). References to politicians, judicial personnel, and presidents throughout the period, including Roosevelt, Eisenhower, Seth Hufstedler, Bernard Witkin, and Jesse Unruh
Oral history interview with Verne E. Gleason by Verne E Gleason( )

2 editions published between 1981 and 1988 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interview discusses Department of Social Welfare directors and organization, 1937-1970; administrative style and legislative programs of governors of the period; State Health and Welfare Agency Organization, administrators; development of principal legislation features of California public assistance and welfare services programs, including 1971 Welfare Reform Act; comments on Governors Edmund G. Brown, Sr., Ronald Reagan, administrators Lucian Vandegrift, Robert Carleson, James Lowry; legislators Phillip Burton, Robert Moretti, Stephen Teale; and others
Oral history interview with William E. Forbes by William E Forbes( )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forbes discusses his involvement, then presidency, of the UCLA Alumni Association leading to his ex-officio regency, appointment to a full term on the Board of Regents, and numerous policy issues before the Board during his tenure, including vigorous system-wide campus expansion efforts, student dissent, curriculum development, and system-wide leadership
Oral history interview with Thomas W. Hayes by Thomas W Hayes( )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hayes discusses his early years in a military family, education, serving with the marine corps in Vietnam, and going to graduate school. He continues with going to work in the General Accounting Office, studying federal power transmission, types of audits, working for the Legislative Analyst's Office, becoming Auditor General, becoming State Treasurer, learning about politics, the confirmation process, campaigning for election as Treasurer, and becoming Director of Finance. Major topics include demographics in California including immigration, California Constitutional Revision Commission and its recommendations on fiscal affairs, dealing with the press and media, working with Gov. Pete Wilson, leaving the Finance Dept. to work in the private sector, and his role during the Orange Co. bankruptcy investigation
Oral history interview with Paul T. Bannai by Paul T Bannai( )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bannai relates his family background, early career, and World War II experiences, including his dedication to the reimbursement of interned Japanese-Americans. He discusses his business career, service as an elected official in Gardena, elections to the state assembly, assembly committee service, legislative leadership in the assembly, other Asians in the legislature, and public service after he left the assembly
Oral history interview with Hon. Fred W. Marler, Jr. by Fred W Marler( )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discussions include California State Senate, 1966-1974; senate partisanship; seniority; service on Governmental Efficiency, Education, Judiciary, Fish and Game Committees; committee consultants; comments on contemporary issues: legislative intent, milk-pooling, water project, 1970-1971 president pro tem changes, tax revision, budget, bridges and highways, welfare, forestry, agricultural burning; comments on Ronald Reagan, Ed Regan, Hugh Burns, George Miller, Stephen Teale, Joseph Rattigan, Eugene McAteer, Howard Way, Jack Schrade, James Mills
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California State Archives. State Government Oral History Program

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