State Government Oral History Program (Calif.)
Most widely held works by State Government Oral History Program (Calif.)
Oral history interview with Barry Keene ... oral history transcript, 1994 by Barry Keene ( Book )
2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 10 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 ... oral history transcript, 1994-1995 by Bruce Bronzan ( Book )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 10 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 oral history transcript, 1995-1996 : California assemblyman, 1868-1982, California lieutenant governor, 1983-1995 by Leo T McCarthy ( Book )
2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 8 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 Paul T. Bannai ... oral history transcript 1989 by Paul T Bannai ( Book )
2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 8 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 ... oral history transcript, 1996 by Milton Marks ( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 8 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 Madale L. Watson ... oral history transcript 1988 by Madale L Watson ( Book )
2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Mrs. Watson discusses her work for James Harvey Brown's campaigns for the Fifty-sixth Assembly District, her an appointment to the Democratic State Central Committee in 1950, and running unsuccessfully for the Fifty-eighth Assembly District in 1952. In addition to her political involvement Mrs. Watson is active in community affairs.
Oral history interview with William E. Forbes ... oral history transcript, 1990 by William E Forbes ( Book )
2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 6 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 Verne E. Gleason ... oral history transcript 1981 by Verne E Gleason ( Book )
2 editions published between 1981 and 1988 in English and held by 6 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 ... oral history transcript 1987 by Ernest E Debs ( Book )
2 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 6 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 Mervyn M. Dymally ... oral history transcript, 1996-1997 by Mervyn M Dymally ( Book )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 6 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 Thomas W. Hayes ... oral history transcript, 1995 by Thomas W Hayes ( Book )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 6 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 Gloria Molina ... oral history transcript 1990 by Gloria Molina ( )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 6 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 Daniel H. Lowenstein ... oral history transcript 1989 by Daniel H Lowenstein ( Book )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 6 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 ... oral history transcript 1989 by Peter H Behr ( Book )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 6 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 legislation in 1977 and 1978, including the campaign for his alternative to proposition 13 in 1978.
Oral history interview with Arthur L. Alarcon ... oral history transcript 1988 by Arthur L Alarcon ( Book )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 6 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 John E. Huerta ... oral history transcript, 1990 by John E Huerta ( Book )
3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Huerta discusses his family background and education, employment in Peru, Santa Maria (California), and University of California, Davis; as deputy assistant U.S. attorney general for civil rights in the 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. He 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 Robert J. Lagomarsino, California state senator 1961-1974, United States congressman 1974-1993, Norma M. Lagomarsino : July 13, 14, August 3, 4, 2000, Ventura, California by Robert J Lagomarsino ( Book )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Oral history interview with Alfred E. Alquist : California State Assembly 1962-1966, California State Senate 1966-1996 ; May 13, 1997, May 14, 1997, and May 15, 1997, Sacramento, California by Alfred E Alquist ( Book )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
The interview discusses Democratic party politics in Santa Clara County as well as statewide. Alquist speaks about his election campaigns and memorable events from his years of service in California politics. He also discusses issues such as campaign spending, reapportionment, committee assignments, and the budgetary process, as well as personalities such as Edmund G. Brown, Sr., John Vasconcellos, and others.
Oral history interview with Hon. Gordon H. Winton, Jr. ... oral history transcript 1987 by Gordon H Winton ( Book )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
This interview details Gordon Winton's background: family, education, World War II service, professional work as a lawyer, and service as a local school board member. The focus of the interview is his ten years of service in the assembly. He describes the style of Lincoln and Brown as speakers, as well as his relations with Jesse M. Unruh and the contest for the speakership in 1961. He discusses his role in passing legislation in the fields of education and criminal procedure particularly. He recounts the service to him of Rose Elizabeth Bird (later chief justice of the California State Supreme Court) as a Ford Foundation intern.
Oral history interview with John A. FitzRandolph ... oral history transcript 1989 by John A FitzRandolph ( Book )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
FitzRandolph discusses many aspects of a decade of Sacramento (1964-1974), his experience as staff attorney to the California Constitution Revision Committee and as chief consultant to the California State Assembly Democratic party caucus, and provides detail about his service on the staff of Assembly Speaker Robert Moretti and as a staffer for United States Senator John V. Tunney.
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