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State Government Oral History Program (Calif.)

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Works: 359 works in 481 publications in 1 language and 928 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  History 
Classifications: F866.4.K44,
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Most widely held works by State Government Oral History Program (Calif.)
Oral history interview with Barry Keene by Barry Keene ( )
2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 16 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 Bruce Bronzan by Bruce Bronzan ( )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 15 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 Paul T. Bannai by Paul T Bannai ( )
2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 8 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 Milton Marks by Milton Marks ( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 8 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 Hon. Fred W. Marler, Jr. by Fred W Marler ( )
3 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Marler discusses the California State Senate, 1966-1974; senate partisanship; seniority; service on Governmental Efficiency, Education, Judiciary, Fish and Game Committees; committee consultants. He 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
Oral history interview with Leo T. McCarthy California assemblyman, 1868-1982, California lieutenant governor, 1983-1995 by Leo T McCarthy ( )
2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 7 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 Mervyn M. Dymally by Mervyn M Dymally ( Book )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 7 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 Daniel H. Lowenstein by Daniel Hays Lowenstein ( Book )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lowenstein discusses his family background, youthful years, and formal education through Harvard Law School, work with California Rural Legal Assistance (1968-1971), stint as deputy secretary of state, background of campaign in support of Proposition 9 (Political Reform Act of 1974), and service as first chairman of the Fair Political Practices Commission, a period during which the Commission's powers over disclosure and campaign financing were defined
Oral history interview with Peter H. Behr by Peter H Behr ( Book )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 6 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 Arthur L. Alarcon by Arthur L Alarcon ( )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Alarcon discusses his family background, education, experience in the military, post-secondary education, and activities, events, and issues during his tenure in the Edmund G. Brown, Sr., administration from 1961-1964, in particular those relating to narcotics, capital punishment, extradition, clemency, and law enforcement
Oral history interview with Gloria Molina by Gloria Molina ( )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Molina describes her family background education, and development as a Chicano activist and feminist, discusses her successful campaign for a seat in the California State Assembly and her primary legislative interests and activities, and details Chicano politics in Los Angeles. In the interview all stages of her political and public career are covered
Oral history interview with William E. Forbes by William E Forbes ( Book )
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 T. Wilson Hayes ( Book )
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 Hon. John A. O'Connell by John A O'Connell ( )
3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This interview discusses Democratic politics in San Francisco City and County. It covers his career in the assembly 1955-1961, where he served on the Finance and Insurance, Judiciary, and Criminal Procedures committees. He offers observations on Philip Burton, Goodwin Knight, and colleagues in the 1955 assembly freshman class. He discusses the demise of the California Democratic Council
Oral history interview with Verne E. Gleason by Verne E Gleason ( Book )
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 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 Hon. Carl A. Britschgi by Carl A Britschgi ( )
3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Britschgi discusses politics in San Mateo County and Redwood City, as well as the California State Legislature, 1957-1970. He covers campaigning, Education Committee, Ways and Means Committee, reapportionment, speakership, Britschgi's duties as Republican whip, and the Legislative Representation Committee. He discusses Luther Lincoln, Ralph Brown, Jesse Unruh, Goodwin Knight, Edmund G. Brown, Sr., and Ronald Reagan
Oral history interview with Hon. William Ralph Currie by William Ralph Currie ( )
3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Currie's oral history describes development of California Department of Finance revenue forecasting methods, 1936-1968, including population forecasting, other economic studies; legislative revenue and taxation committees; budget preparation and financial concerns of Governors Earl Warren, Edmund G. Brown, Sr., Ronald Reagan; directors of finance Arlin Stockburger, James Dean, John Peirce, Hale Champion, Gordon Paul Smith, and Caspar Weinberger; Assemblyman Thomas MacBride
Oral history interview with Hon. Richard L. Patsey by Richard L Patsey ( )
3 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1962 Proposition 7 called for appointment of a Constitutional Revision Commission and in 1963 the state legislature duly appointed the commission to recommend changes in the state constitution. Richard L. Patsey was appointed in 1964 as counsel and executive director to the Constitutional Revision Commission. He worked closely with Bruce Sumner, head of the commission, on several articles dealing with the powers of government. In 1966 he left to practice law, and in 1980 he was appointed to the Contra Costa superior court bench
Oral history interview with Eugene A. Chappie by Gene Chappie ( Book )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chappie discusses farming in Cool, Calif., WWII experience in the South Pacific, appointment to the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors in 1950, water politics, SOFAR project, being elected to the California Assembly, committee assignments, reapportionment, handicapped access, fundraising, lobbying efforts, and his election to the U.S. House of Representatives. Major topics covered include regional planning in the Lake Tahoe Basin, welfare reform, environment as a political issue, opposition to Jerry Brown's administration, Auburn Dam controversy, and his decision to retire from the U.S. House of Representatives
 
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California State Archives. State Government Oral History Program
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