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Oral History Center of The Bancroft Library at the University of California Berkeley

The Oral History Center is a research program of the University of California, Berkeley, working within The Bancroft Library.

The Oral History Center preserves the history of the San Francisco Bay Area, California, and the Western United States. By conducting carefully researched, tape-recorded, and transcribed interviews, OHC creates archival oral histories intended for the widest possible use.

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Description : Concerning John Muir, the Sierra Club, Yosemite Valley, conservation, etc. Collection Guide : Charlotte Mauk Sierra Club papers Call Number : Phonotape 185:1 B Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by The Regents of the University of California. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the...
Topics: californialightandsound, Muir, John, 1838-1914, Sierra Club, Conservation of natural...
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Description : Early interest in photography; study with Clarence White; work with Arnold Genthe; her photography studio in San Francisco; marriage to Maynard Dixon; Bohemian group in San Francisco; beginnings of documentary photography and photo-journalism; photography work for the U.S. government - Farm Security Administration, Office of War Information and War Relocation Authority; comments on taking, printing, captioning and exhibiting pictures. Photographs inserted. Appended: copy of...
Topics: californialightandsound, White, Clarence H., 1871-1925, Genthe, Arnold, 1869-1942, Dixon, Maynard,...
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
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Description : Recollections of Kathleen Thompson Norris of San Francisco's 1906 earthquake and fire. Collection Guide : The Regional Oral History Office, 1954-1979 Call Number : Phonotape 1684 B Full transcript available Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. This...
Topics: californialightandsound, Norris, Kathleen Thompson, Earthquakes, Fires, Personal narratives, San...
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
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Description : Interviews with John H. Briones, William E. Colby, Herbert M. Evans and Frank Swett conducted by John M. Jencks and Ernest Lowe for radio station KPFA, Berkeley, 1964. Collection Guide : The Regional Oral History Office, 1954-1979 Call Number : Phonotape 3714 B Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by The Regents of the University of California. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of...
Topics: californialightandsound, Muir, John, 1838-1914, Sierra Club
Source: 2 Tape of 2: 1/4 inch audio tape
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Description : Interview with an unidentified rioter. The Watts Riot was a large-scale riot which lasted 6 days in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles, in August 1965. By the time the riot subsided, 34 people had been killed, 1,032 injured, and 3,438 arrested. It would stand as the most severe riot in Los Angeles history until the riots of 1992. Collection Guide : The Regional Oral History Office, 1954-1979 Call Number : Phonotape 286 B Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by The Regents of...
Topics: californialightandsound, Watts Riot, Los Angeles, Calif., 1965, Riots--California--Los Angeles
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
Description : Interviews conducted in 1982 by Fred A. Cline, Jr. Copy of photograph inserted. Donated Oral Histories Collection. Growing up in Pacific Grove, Sebastopol and Santa Rosa; teaching in country school in Oregon in Finnish community; study of physiotherapy during World War I and rehabilitation work with U.S. Army after the war; marriage and move to Carmel in l924; Noel Sullivan and the musical community there; travels in Mexico, Europe, Alaska, etc.: establishment of Barn Door Canteen...
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 6 Tapes of 6: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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Description : A group of pioneers and descendents recollecting anecdotes concerning local figures and events of an early mining town. Collection Guide : The Regional Oral History Office, 1954-1979 Call Number : Phonotape 256 B Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by The Regents of the University of California. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by...
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Topics: californialightandsound, Gold mines and mining--California, Frontier and pioneer life--California,...
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
Description :  Interview with former California Governor Edmund G. (Pat) Brown. Brown discusses his family and youth; early friendships and marriage; law school, legal practice, and first political steps; adventures as a young attorney; work as San Francisco District Attorney and state and national politics; election as Attorney General and Democratic party politics; the 1956 presidential campaign; the 1958 election and first years as Governor; organization and operation of the Governor's...
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Description : Interview with Frank Bane. Recollections of career in public welfare and public administration with state governments, private agencies, the federal government in the depression relief programs and the Social Security Board, and with the Council of State Governments. Collection Guide : The Regional Oral History Office, 1954-1979 Call Number : Phonotape 208 B Full transcript available Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by The Regents of the University of California. Copyright...
Topics: californialightandsound, Bane, Frank, Public welfare administration--United States, United...
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
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Note : Occasional phasing, channel instability, and machine noise recorded in original tape. Part 8 gradually increases in speed during the last minute of the program, most likely due to dying batteries in the tape machine at the time of the original recording. Description : Life of Philip Vera Cruz: childhood in the Philippines, working and studying in the United States, labor organizer, labor leader. Transcript : Life of Philip Vera Cruz: Childhood in the Phillipines; Working and Studying in...
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Source: 18 Tapes of 18: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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Note : In part 3, the levels are quite low for the first minute and a half as in original recording. Description : Ethel Duffy Turner, tape-recorded interview conducted in 1966 by Ruth Teiser for the Regional Oral History Office. Author and revolutionary describes childhood in San Quentin, participation in Mexican revolutionary movement, 1908-1911; Jack and Charmion London; Carmel friends; literary pursuits in S.F. in the 1920's; the Stage and Studio Club, 1922. Transcript : Writers and...
Topics: californialightandsound, Teiser, Ruth, Turner, Ethel Duffy
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Note : Low levels and audio hiss as on original tapes.  Description : Interviews with individuals primarily in the federal and state government, involved in the evacuation of Japanese-Americans from California during World War II. V. 1, Decision and Exodus; v. II, the Interment. V. I: James Rowe, The Japanese Evacuation Decision (Dillon Myer also participating in the interview); Percy C. Heckendorf, Planning for the Japanese Evacuation and Reforming Regulatory Agency Procedures, which also...
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Source: [18 Tapes of 18]: 1/4 inch audio tape; 1/8 inch audio cassette
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Description : Interview with Ernest William Winter. Comments on boyhood at lighthouse stations at Point Bonita, Farallones, and Southhampton Shoals; ferries and excursion boats; hydro-survey work with the Army Engineers in the Bay and other California harbors; changes in the Bay and its surroundings; building Treasure Island; pollution, etc. Collection Guide : The Regional Oral History Office, 1954-1979 Call Number : Phonotape 320 A Full transcript available Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are...
Topics: californialightandsound, Winter, Ernest William, Treasure Island, San Francisco,...
Source: 5 Tapes of 5: 1/4 inch audio tape
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Description : Interview with Ralph Palmer Merritt. Discusses his family background and education at the University of California, 1904-1907. He also speaks of his experiences as Graduate Manager, as secretary to U.C. President Wheeler, and as the first university comptroller, 1913-1919. He was appointed to the Board of Regents in 1923, serving until 1930, and reminisces about some of the personalities involved. He also recalls his experiences as a past director of the Rice Growers Association...
Topics: californialightandsound, Merritt, Ralph Palmer, University of California (System). Regents,...
Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/4 inch audio tape
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Description : Interview with Elizabeth Malozemoff. Life as a teacher in pre-revolution Russia and Siberia; experiences during the revolution; escape through China; residence in Oakland; Russian emigrant societies; studies and teaching, University of California, Berkeley. Collection Guide : The Regional Oral History Office, 1954-1979 Call Number : Phonotape 276 B Full transcript available Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by The Regents of the University of California. Copyright Holder has...
Topics: californialightandsound, Malozemoff, Elizabeth, University of California (1868-1952)--Students,...
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Note : Gap between 00:27:04 - 00:27:40 on Part 7. Description : ROGER BOAS (b. 1921), Democratic State Central Committee chair, 1968-1970, discusses the 1968 Democratic National Convention, state party issues, reapportionment; Robert F. Kennedy's candidacy and lack of delegation support for Hubert Humphrey, the women's division. CHARLES H. WARREN (b. 1927) discusses state and national party politics; energy crisis politics, 1971-1976, nuclear regulation, Council on Environmental Quality,...
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Source: 5 Tapes of 5: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Description : Comments on student days at UCLA; graduate work at UC Berkeley, 1931-33; association with Communist Party; work as warehouseman; San Francisco waterfront strikes; warehouse organizing drive; growth of ILWU and union leadership; Harry Bridges; relations with Teamsters' Union; etc. Call Number : Phonotape 1637 C Digitized by California Audiovisual Preservation Project .
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Source: 43 Tapes of 43: 1/8 inch audiocassette
Note : Programs generally recorded at low level. Description : Getting into the book printing business; buying a Sigwalt printing press, and modifying it for use with one hand; Clifton and Lois's backgrounds prior to printing; learning from Jane Grabhorn to bind books; printing limited editions and selling books; typefaces and setting type; Lois as author of many of the Rather Press books; halftones and other illustrations; the Moxon Chappel support group of private press owners; modifying the...
Topic: californialightandsound
Source: 3 Tapes of 3: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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Description : Interview with Haywood H. Recollections of Edwin and Robert Grabhorn, John Henry Nash, John Swart, Bruce Brough, the Taylor brothers, Max Schmidt, Jr., and other members of the printing community; his printing career; various craftmen's clubs and their publications. Collection Guide : The Regional Oral History Office, 1954-1979 Call Number : Phonotape 258 B Full transcript available Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by The Regents of the University of California. Copyright...
Topics: californialightandsound, Hunt, Haywood H., Printers--California--Interviews, California--Imprints
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Description : Account of early life in Hungary to 1905; arrival in New York, 1905; work in garment industry in New York from 1911; her career in the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union from its inception, with comments on communist infiltration, union organization on the west coast, especially in San Francisco, problems with Negro and Chinese ethnic groups; appointment as vice-president of the union, and initiation of health, education, retirement and welfare benefits for the union;...
Topics: californialightandsound, International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union, Labor movement--United...
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Note : Gap from 00:33:00 - 00:40:37 on Part 8. Description : Comments on student days at University of California, Berkeley, class of '31; teaching at Berkeley in Dept. of Speech; World War II service; work as chairman of Public Ceremonies Committee; on-and-off-campus theatrical activities; presidents, chancellors and their wives; student unrest; ceremonies, dedications and cultural events; famous people appearing on campus; etc. Appended: bibliographical information and reprint of an article;...
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Source: 18 Reels of 18: 1/4 inch audio tape
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Description : Jessie Kennedy Prescott comments on family life, silver mining in Nevada, sheep herding in the San Joaquin Valley, ranch life in the 1880s, and summers spent in Los Banos, Calif. Collection Guide : The Regional Oral History Office, 1954-1979 Call Number :  Phonotape 80 A Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by The Regents of the University of California. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or...
Topics: californialightandsound, Prescott, Jessie Kennedy, Sheep ranches--California, Sheep herding--...
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Note : Slight thumping at heads and tails of Parts 1 - 3. Gaps from 00:07:33 - 00:08:47 and 00:14:43 - 00:19:45 on Part 11. Description : Growing up in San Francisco; Dalton School, New York City; marriage and return to San Francisco; Democratic party politics, 1956-1977: fund raising, organizing Democratic clubs; chairman, Women's Division, Democratic State Central Committee, 1962-1965; national committeewoman, 1965-1968; women's affairs chairman, Eugene McCarthy primary campaign; losing...
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Source: 10 Reels of 10: 1/4 inch audio tape
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Description : Interview with Allen Carrier Blaisdell. Comments on his father, James A. Blaisdell and his presidency of Pomona College; his own career as director of International House from its inception in 1930 until his retirement in 1961. Collection Guide : The Regional Oral History Office, 1954-1979 Call Number : Phonotape 210 A Full transcript available Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by The Regents of the University of California. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission...
Topics: californialightandsound, Blaisdell, Allen Carrier, Pomona College (Claremont, Calif.). President,...
Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/4 inch audio tape
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Description : Notes on his family and background; experience in liquor business; history of Sussman, Wormser & Company; labor relations and employer groups; his public service. Collection Guide : The Regional Oral History Office, 1954-1979 Call Number : Phonotape 233 B Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by The Regents of the University of California. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of...
Topics: californialightandsound, Linderheim family, Falk family, Sussman, Wormser and Company, San...
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
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Note: Due to original recording, static and hissing are present in the audio. Some clips begin or end abruptly. Description: Twelve friends, colleagues, and dance students of Ann Mundstock [1895-1971] discuss contrasts between the German and American modern dance movements; Mensendieck system; exercise therapy and breathing techniques; relationship between visual art and dance; Rudolph Schaeffer School of Rhythmo-Chromatic Design; San Francisco Art Assn's. Parilia, 1936; dance and cultural...
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Source: 19 Tapes of 19: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Source : 1 reel of 1: Film: 16mm Collection : The Regional Oral History Office, 1954-1979 Call Number : Motion Picture 409 C Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by The Regents of the University of California. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In addition, the reproduction of...
Topics: californialightandsound, Crowley, Thomas Bannon, Shipping--California, California--Commerce
Note : Microphone noise throughout tapes. Description : Growing up in San Francisco; grammar school education at home with mother as teacher; father's activity in politics; active years in politics, 1944-78: member, San Mateo County Republican Committee, county officer and eventually state president, California Federation of Republican Women, 1946-63, election committee for campaigns of Republican state and national officers, and delegate to national conventions, 1960-76; national...
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Source: 5 Reels of 5: 1/4 inch audio tape
Note : Audio level varies across programs. Interviewer generally recorded quite low. Description : Pioneer California family background; activity in the Berkeley Republican Women's Club and the Alameda County Republican Central Committee; national committeewoman, 1948-1960; views on women in Republican politics. Call Number : Phonotape 1553 A Transcript : Developing a place for women in the Republican Party : oral history transcript / and related material, 1977-1984 Rights : Copyrighted. Rights...
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Source: 6 Tapes of 6: 1/4 inch audio tape
Description : Early years in Germany; going to sea; immigration to the United States and working his way from New York to San Francisco; German restaurants in SF, 1907-21; purchase, 1922, operation, and development of Schroeder's Cafe; discussion of problems of Prohibition and of German restaurants in two World Wars: participation in restaurant operations of T. Max Kniesche, II and T. Max Kniesche, III. Call Number : Phonotape 1364 A Transcript : Schroeder's Cafe and the German restaurant...
Topic: californialightandsound
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Description : Childhood in Arkansas, Louisiana, and McCloud, California; Chico State University, 1954-1956; contracting polio, 1956, and rehab at Fairmount Hospital, San Leandro; majoring in speech therapy at an inaccessible San Francisco State University, 1958-1960; work for Volunteer Bureau of Alameda County; black nationalist and civil rights movements in Oakland; Alameda County Health Department; anti-poverty work for Oakland Economic Development Council, 1965-1968; West Oakland Community...
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Description : Interview with George Benjamin Hartzog. Comments on career in the U.S. National Park Service as attorney, superintendent of various parks, associate director, and director; problems of park protection, congressional relations, etc. Collection Guide : The Regional Oral History Office, 1954-1979 Call Number : Phonotape 252 A Full transcript available Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by The Regents of the University of California. Copyright Holder has given Institution...
Topics: californialightandsound, Hartzog, George B., Parks--United States, United States. National Park...
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
Description : The interview focuses on Appert's career in engineering and activities of the Lenkurt Electric Company, a firm he helped found. Call Number : Phonotape 3266 A:1-2 Transcript : Electrical engineering and the Lenkurt Electric Company : oral history transcript, 1974 Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by The Regents of the University of California. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of...
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Description : Interview with Stuart Bevier Show. As regional forester, U.S. Forest Service, in charge of California national forests, discusses the development and operation of the Civilian Conservation Corps, recreation use of national forests, and relations between the Forest Service and the U.S. National Park Service, particularly during the Kings Canyon National Park controversy. Relates also an account of the camping trip in the high Sierra with generals Hap Arnold and George C. Marshall...
Topics: californialightandsound, Show, S. B. (Stuart Bevier), 1886-1963, Forests and forestry--California,...
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Note : High amount of buzz and crackle on original tape. Part 3 begins at 00:02:50. Description : Comments on her brief career in motion pictures, 1912-1915; marriage to Griffing Bancroft in 1917; her father-in-law, Hubert H. Bancroft, and other members of the Bancroft family. Transcript : Recollections of Hubert Howe Bancroft and the Bancroft Family: oral history transcript / Margaret Wood Bancroft Call Number : BANC MSS 80/144 c; Phonotape 1327 C Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by The...
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Source: 12 Tapes of 12: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Description : Education at Harvard and recollections of George Santayana, Josiah Royce and Charles T. Copeland; teaching career at University of California, Berkeley, from 1920, and administrative duties on library and budget committees, on President's advisory committee and as chairman of the English Department; the beginnings of the Department of Dramatic Art; the loyalty oath controversy; Judith Anderson and interest in theater; Berkeley social life, with comments on Marion R. Parsons,...
Topics: californialightandsound, Lehman, B. H. (Benjamin Harrison), 1889-1977, Santayana, George,...
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Note : Parts 1-5 recorded at low level. Description : EMELYN KNOWLAND JEWETT (1929-1988) and ESTELLE KNOWLAND JOHNSON recall their father as senator, campaigner, and civic leader, his political philosophy and colleagues; relationship with Knight, Nixon, and Warren; civic efforts in Oakland. Friend and aide PAUL MANOLIS (b. 1928) on the campaigns, right-to-work, and other issues. Jewett, Emelyn Knowland, ""My Father's Political Philosophy and Colleagues"". Johnson, Estelle...
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Source: 3 Tapes of 3: 1/4 inch audiotape; 1/8 inch audio cassette
Description : Comments on working in the Helen G. Douglas senatorial campaign, 1950; election to and service on the Los Angeles City Council; marriage to Eugene Wyman and his role in Democratic Party, including state chairmanship; Democratic Party politics; business interests after her husband's death; position of women in politics. With this: additional documentary material. Call Number : Phonotape 1331 C Digitized by California Audiovisual Preservation Project .
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Source: 7 Tapes of 7: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Description : Notes on Mr. Farquhar's early life, family and travels; accountancy, including work for the Navy and National Park Service; development of professional standards; mountaineering interest and experiences; interest in fine printing and history. Collection Guide : The Regional Oral History Office, 1954-1979 Call Number : Phonotape 234 B Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by The Regents of the University of California. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide...
Topics: californialightandsound, Mather, Stephen Tyng, 1867-1930, United States. Navy, United States....
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Note : Varying levels of buzz on Parts 1-15, as on original tapes. Parts 16-25 recorded mono. Description : State and local law enforcement in California, 1944-1970; Democratic party political activities; district attorney's office in San Francisco and Alameda counties; responsibilities and issues in the attorney general's office; Earl Warren, Edmund G. Brown, Sr., and Lynch as attorneys general; California statewide campaign, 1950, 1958, 1962, 1966; presidential campaigns, 1960, 1968. Call...
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Source: 13 Tapes of 13: 1/4 inch audio tape; 1/8 inch audio cassette
Description : Rural poverty, migrant labor studies; Central Valley Project studies; Congress and the 160-acre limitation battles, 1944-72; the state water project, 1950-60; research, writing, consultation, and testimony; travels for AID and the United Nations to Asia, Middle East, and Latin America; reflections on small farms, rural communities, political action, and the relationships between law, politics, and administration in the US and abroad. Call Number : Phonotape 788 A Digitized by the...
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Description : The establishment of the Filice and Perrelli Canning Company in Richmond, 1929. Describes his family's immigration to the United States in 1908, and the establishment of their first cannery on the Filice ranch in Gilroy, their move to Richmond, and the significance of their Cling Peach Pitter to the industry. The Filice and Perrelli families arrived in Richmond in 1929 at the beginning of the Depression and remained in business until 1958. Call Number : BANC MSS 91/48 c; Phonotape...
Topics: californialightandsound, Dunning, Judith K., Perrelli, Joseph
Source: 5 Tapes of 5: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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Description : Notes on her family and early life in Seattle; introduction to photography; study in Germany; Steiglitz and the Photo Secession; marriage to Roi Partridge; the "f/64" group and other colleagues; phases of her own work, including that for Vanity Fair; photographic equipment and literature. Collection Guide : The Regional Oral History Office, 1954-1979 Call Number : Phonotape 266 Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by The Regents of the University of California....
Topics: californialightandsound, Photography, Photographers, Women photographers, Seattle (Wash.)--Social...
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
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Description : Interview with Rose Rinder. Recollections of the years she and her husband Cantor Reuben Rinder were associated with Temple Emanu-El in San Francisco; their participation in musical life of the Bay Area; their friendship with many musicians including Ernest Bloch, Yehudi Menuhin, Isaac Stern and others. Collection Guide : The Regional Oral History Office, 1954-1979 Call Number : Phonotape 303 A Full transcript available Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by The Regents of the...
Topics: californialightandsound, Rinder, Rose Perlmutter, Jews--California--San Francisco,...
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
Note : Microphone noise on Part 6. Thumping / handling noise end of Part 6 and beginning of Part 7 as recorded. Description : Study of law at University of California, Berkeley, class of '32; working in Alameda County district attorney's office from 1933; administration of the office and highlights of more important cases; impressions of Earl Warren as district attorney, attorney general and governor; association with Warren Olney; work with the Special Crime Study Commission on Organized...
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Source: 5 Tapes of 5: 1/4 inch audio tape
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Description : Discusses growing up in Houston, Texas, blacks in golf, life in Richmond, California since 1943, the Painters' Union, work in Kaiser shipyard, social life (including blues clubs and churches), move to an all white neighborhood in 1956, and opportunities for black people. Transcript : In search of the California dream: from Houston, Texas to Richmond, California, 1943: oral history transcript Call Number : BANC MSS 91/49 c; Phonotape 2451 C Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by...
Topics: californialightandsound, Dunning, Judith K., Eaton, Eddie
Source: 3 Tapes of 3: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Note : Voices somewhat distorted throughout programs. Content ends abruptly. Description : Childhood in San Francisco and Philadelphia; undergraduate education at Dartmouth, graduate work in physics at UC Berkeley; professors at Berkeley: J. Robert Oppenheimer, Emilio Segrè, Ernest Lawrence; work on the atomic bomb at Los Alamos during World War II; physicists at Los Alamos: Enrico Fermi, Clyde Wiegand, Edward Teller; postwar graduate work at the University of Chicago; UC Berkeley Radiation...
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Description : Robert Mondavi began his wine interests during Prohibition when he helped his father Caesare ship grapes around the country for home wine making. As Prohibition ended Mondavi finished college and began working for Sunny St. Helena Winery and Charles Krug which his father had purchased in 1943. In 1966 after leaving the family business his establish his Robert Mondavi Winery based in Oakville. Italian family background, study at Stanford; career, St. Helena, 1937-1943; Charles Krug...
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 8 Tapes of 8: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Note : Programs generally recorded at low level. Interviewer is very difficult to hear. Description : State college and university policies and issues discussed by first chancellor of statewide system: San Francisco State College, Master Plan for Higher Education, California State University management, budget, trustees, relations with legislature and Governors Ronald Reagan and Edmund G. Brown, Jr. Call Number : Phonotape 1872 C Transcript : The evolution of the California State University...
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 4 Tapes of 4: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Description : Virna Canson (b. 1921) on fair employment, consumer education, and waging the war on poverty and discrimination in California through the Western Region of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). MARGARETE CONNOLLY (b. 1910) on developing constituency and programs for mentally retarded children. CAROLINE HEINE (b. 1930) and ANITA MILLER (b. 1928) on women's issues, the staff and appointive leadership of the California Commission on the Status of...
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 11 Tapes of 11: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Note : Audio quality varies across tapes as recorded. Audio level can be low. Long gap in Part 5 between 00:12:13 - 00:17:22. Description : Interviewees include: William J. Monihan, Elio Benvenuto, Emily Michels, Robert Brennan, Ethel Souza, William Justema, Louisa Jenkins, Maria Luisa Wolfskill, Mary Erckenbrack, Antonio Sotomayor, Paul Ryan, Micaela DuCasse, Mario Ciampi, Stephen DeStaebler, Charles Warren Callister, Vivian Cummings, Harold W. Cummings, Robert Olwell, Lucienne Bloch...
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 35 Tapes of 35: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Note : Parts 5 - 8 have a buzz as on original tapes. In part 15, recording drops out from 00:12:37 - 00:13:27. Part 25 has a section without content from 16 - 19 minutes, as on original tape. Description : Contents - Frank E. Jorgensen: The organization of Richard Nixon's congressional campaigns, 1946-1952. Roy O. Day: Campaigning with Richard Nixon, 1946-1952. John Walton Dinkelspiel: Recollections of Richard Nixon's 1950 senatorial campaign in northern California. Earl C. Adams: Financing...
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 15 Tapes of 15: 1/4 inch audio tape; 1/8 inch audio cassette
Description : Interviews conducted in 1967 by Joann D. Ariff for Regional Oral History Office, Bancroft Library. Introduction by Stephen C. Pepper. Student days at Berkeley, 1915-1920; comments on faculty; teaching at the University, Department of Philosophy; loyalty oath controversy; work at Los Alamos Laboratory; comments on Robert Oppenheimer; Dean of Graduate School. Call Number : BANC MSS 70/155c; Phonotape 225 A Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by The Regents of the University of...
Topics: californialightandsound, Ariff, Joann Dietz, Dennes, William R.
Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/4 inch audio tape
Oral History Center of The Bancroft Library at the University of California Berkeley
by Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, UC Berkeley
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Description : Interview with Charles Franklin Lambert. Notes his and his wife's family backgrounds; history of irrigation and land companies in the Sacramento Valley; the rice boom; the Irrigation Districts Association; public utility companies; water districts. Collection Guide : The Regional Oral History Office, 1954-1979 Call Number : Phonotape 265 B Full transcript available Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by The Regents of the University of California. Copyright Holder has given...
Topics: californialightandsound, Lambert, Charles Franklin, 1887-1959, Irrigation--California, Water...
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
Note : Tapes are generally recorded at low level. Description : Concerns his family, educational experience, teaching, government service, and service with the University of California. Call Number : Phonotape 1646 C Transcript : Professor and practitioner: government, election reform, and the votomatic : oral history transcript / and related material, 1980-1983 Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by The Regents of the University of California. Copyright Holder has given Institution...
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 9 Tapes of 9: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Description : Interviews with three sons and a daughter of Earl Warren. Notes by Mrs. Warren also included. Copies of photographs inserted. Discussion of family life in Oakland and in the Governor's mansion, Sacramento; views of him as a father and as political figure; their own careers and political interests. As follows: Nina Palmquist Warren: Notes from the California First Lady. James Warren: Recollections of the Eldest Warren Son. Earl Warren, Jr.: California Politics. Nina Warren Brien:...
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 9 Tapes of 9: 1/4 inch audio tape; 1/8 inch audio cassette
Note : Audio level varies across tapes but is generally low. Description : Planning and Conservation League, founding and lobbying activities, 1965-1970; Sierra Club internal management, Sacramento legislative office, volunteer-staff relations, 1970-1984; lobbying for major environmental legislation, 1965-1984; coastal protection, forest practices, California Environmental Quality Act, energy and water policy, limits on nuclear power, air quality, liquified natural gas terminal; Governors...
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 12 Tapes of 12: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Note : Audio level varies across programs. Some distortion and buzzing on tapes. Description : Interviews conducted 1978 by Ruth Teiser and Catherine Harroun for the Regional Oral History Office, Bancroft Library. Introduction by Warren R. Howell. Copies of photographs inserted. Comments on career of his father, Thomas E. Shumate, as physician, pharmacist, and San Francisco police commissioner; growing up in San Francisco; his own medical career as dermatologist: development of interest in...
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 14 Reels of 14: 1/4 inch audio tape
Description : Discussion of legal and judicial career of his father, Warren Olney, Jr.; his own career working in Contra Costa County District attorney's office, with Earl Warren in Alameda County district attorney's office and in California Attorney General's Office, as counsel of California Crime Study Commission on Organized Crime in Warren's gubernatorial administration, as head of the criminal division of Department of Justice in the Eisenhower administration, and as director of...
Topic: californialightandsound
Source: 24 Tapes of 24: 1/4 inch audiotape
Description : Interviews with five men instrumental in developing California's water plan. Interviewees and titles of interviews, as follows: Edmund G. Brown, Sr.: The California Water Project: Personal Interest and Involvement in the Legislation, Public Support, and Construction, 1950-1966; B. Abbott Goldberg: Water Policy Issues in the Courts, 1950-1966; Ralph M. Brody: Devising Legislation and Building Public Support for the California Water Project, 1950-1960; A Brief History of the...
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1/4 inch audiotape; 1/8 inch audiocassette
Note : Thumping towards beginning and end of several parts, as recorded on tape. Gap from 00:02:13 - 00:02:21 on Part 1. Description : A written record of education, work in Illinois Water Survey, 1906-1916, and UC Berkeley, 1916-1955, based on oral history transcripts, with direct excerpts on career, research and consultation in the field of sanitary engineering, and on Charles Gilman Hyde. Appended list of publications, and introduction by Percy McGauhey to the Langelier Collection in the...
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 4 Reels of 4: 1/4 inch audio tape
Description : Public health issues, 1945-1964: chronic disease, medical care for the poor, smog and air pollution, health insurance; State Department of Public Health director, 1965-1967: development of Medi-Cal and federal Medicaid programs; Reagan and state health services: cost effectiveness, emergency cutbacks, reforms. Call Number : Phonotape 1746 C Transcript : Vision and reality in state health care: Medi-Cal and other public programs, 1946-1975 : oral history transcript / and related...
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 4 Tapes of 4: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Oral History Center of The Bancroft Library at the University of California Berkeley
by Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, UC Berkeley
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Description : Interview with Frederick Webb Hodge. Recollections of his early life and interest in Indians; associations with the U. S. Geological Survey, Hemenway Southwest Archaeological Expedition, U. S. Bureau of American Ethnology, Hawikuh excavations and the Museum of the American Indian (Heya Foundation), and the Southwest Museum; growth of anthropology in the U. S.; anecdotes concerning friends and colleagues. Collection Guide : The Regional Oral History Office, 1954-1979 Call Number :...
Topics: californialightandsound, Hodge, Frederick Webb, 1864-1956, Geological Survey (U.S.), Southwest...
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
Oral History Center of The Bancroft Library at the University of California Berkeley
by Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, UC Berkeley
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Description : Victor Fritz Lanzen: Relating mainly to his work at University of California and at Harvard in physics and philosophy; the growth of the Dept. of Physics at Berkeley; his interest in the philosophy of science. Ferdinand D. Lessing: Notes his education in Germany, interest in Chinese language and experiences in China, 1907-1914. Call Number : BANC MSS C-D 4090; Phonotape 270 1B; Phonotape 270 2B Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by The Regents of the University of California....
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tapes of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
Description : Joseph E. Heitz left an Illinois farm upbringing for a routine evening job in the Italian Swiss Colony winery in Fresno during World War II. While studying at UC Davis he worked part time jobs in San Joaquin wineries and Beaulieu Vineyard in Rutherford. He was instrumental in setting up the enology program at Fresno State University and later purchased a small winery that he slowly built into Heitz Cellars. Youth and wartime service; first jobs in wineries in the 1940s; studies at...
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 5 Tapes of 5: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Note : Programs generally recorded at low audio level. Description : Descendant of two distinguished New England families, and married into a third, this chronicles her life in New England society, her marriage to Prof. Woodbridge Bingham, their family, and travels to China and Japan in the turbulent 1930's, as well as their life in Berkeley and Ursula's volunteer work. Call Number : Phonotape 1906 C Transcript : A lady's life : New England, Berkeley, China: oral history transcript / 1983...
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 14 Tapes of 14: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Note : Audio level varies across tape. Gap from 00:06:48 - 00:07:27 on Part 12. Description : A dual history of Paris-trained San Francisco artist Otis Oldfield (d. 1969) and San Francisco-schooled Helen Oldfield; marriage, and family; friends, relationships, and influences among artists Xavier Martinez, Ralph Stackpole, Diego Rivera, Gottardo Piazzoni, Rinaldo Cuneo, Maynard Dixon, Moya DelPino, Nathan Oliveira, Hassel Smith; art schools in San Francisco and the East Bay. Call Number :...
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 6 Tapes of 6: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Oral History Center of The Bancroft Library at the University of California Berkeley
by Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, UC Berkeley
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Description : Interview with Grace Louise McCann Morley. Notes her education and early museum associations; the San Francisco Museum of Art; art and museums in modern society; associations with UNESCO, Guggenheim Museum, New Delhi National Museum, and various art exhibitions. Collection Guide : The Regional Oral History Office, 1954-1979 Call Number : Phonotape 294 B Full transcript available Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by The Regents of the University of California. Copyright Holder...
Topics: californialightandsound, San Francisco Museum of Art, Unesco, Art, Museums, Museum...
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
Note : Audio quality varies across tapes. High amount of hiss on Parts 46-48. Description : Cofounder, Disabled in Action, New York, 1970;board member and deputy director, Center for Independent Living, Berkeley, 1973-1981;cofounder, World Institute on Disability;assistant secretary U.S. Department of Education in the Clinton administration. Transcript : Pioneering Disability Rights Advocate and Leader in Disabled in Action, New York; Center for Independent Living, Berkeley; World Institute on...
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 33 Tapes of 33: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Oral History Center of The Bancroft Library at the University of California Berkeley
by Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, UC Berkeley
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Note : Part 4 program begins at 00:00:36. Part 5 ends abruptly. Description : Reminiscences of the Powers family, early settlers in California; the family fruit ranch near Fresno; establishment of family winery, Mt. Tivy winery in 1933; other wineries in the area, etc. Transcript : The Fresno Area and the California Wine Industry : oral history transcript Call Number : BANC MSS 75/23 c; Phonotape 904 A Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by The Regents of the University of California....
Topics: californialightandsound, Teiser, Ruth, Powers, Lucius
Source: 3 Tapes of 3: 1/4 inch audio tape
Oral History Center of The Bancroft Library at the University of California Berkeley
by Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, UC Berkeley
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Description : Paul S. Taylor, tape recorded interview conducted in 1970 by Suzanne B. Riess for the Regional Oral History Office, etc. Primarily comments on graduate work in economics, University of California, Berkeley, 1919-1922; faculty members; interest in labor economics; Berkeley fire, 1923; teaching at University of California; study of Mexican agricultural laborers; association with Dorothea Lange in California State Emergency Relief Administration working with migratory laborers; work...
Topics: californialightandsound, Riess, Suzanne, Taylor, Paul Schuster
Source: 3 Tapes of 3: 1/4 inch audio tape
Description :  Interviews with legislative leaders during the Knight/Brown administrations. Copies of photographs and of supporting documentary material inserted. Issues discussed include party organization and campaigns; California water plan; legislative reapportionment; capital punishment and the Caryl Chessman case; mental health; civil rights; oil industry and politics; education; government reorganization; etc. Interviewees, and titles of interviews, v. 1; Thomas W. Caldecott....
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1/4 inch audiotape; 1/8 inch audiocassette
Description : Interviews documenting the Goodwin Knight/Edmund Brown, Sr. era. Copies of photographs and of documentary material inserted. Interviewees, and titles of interviews, as follows: A. Ronald Button. California Republican Party Official and State Treasurer of California, 1956-1958. Comments also aon Earl Warren. Phil S. Gibson. Recollections of a Chief Justice of the California Supreme Court. Comments also on Culbert L. Olson and on judicial reforms. Stanley Mosk. Attorney General's...
Topic: californialightandsound
Source: 11 Tapes of 11: 1/8 inch audio cassette; 1/4 inch audio tape
Description :  Comments on student days, University of California, Berkeley, class of 1916; participation in Republican Party politics, 1940s-'60s; fundraising for various campaigns, including Earl Warren's; involvement in California water issues and controversies, including state wide bond issue for the water project; appointment to Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, 1954-56; emergence of Ronald Reagan as political figure. Call Number : Phonotape 1352 C Digitized by the...
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Note : Programs generally recorded at low level. Description : Lowell High School, San Francisco, and UC Berkeley, 1923; San Francisco Examiner and Oakland Post-Enquirer, 1924-1925; marriages to Lucien Lehmann (1926), and Dan Stone (1956), and children; work with League of Women Voters, Temple Emanu-El, American Red Cross, Hebrew Home for the Aged; president, Mount Zion Hospital Women's Auxiliary, 1950-1953, and San Francisco Girl Scout Council, 1953-1956; Jackie Foster Care, 1958-1959; work...
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 8 Tapes of 8: 1/8 inch audio cassette