Inventory of the Public Health History of California Collection

Sara Gunasekara
Department of Special Collections
General Library
University of California, Davis
Davis, CA 95616-5292
Phone: (530) 752-1621
Fax: (530) 754-5758
Email: speccoll@ucdavis.edu
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The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.


Creator: California. Dept. of Public Health
Title: Public Health History of California Collection
Date (inclusive): 1960-2012
Extent: 2 linear feet
Abstract: The collection contains dvds and transcripts of oral history interviews of 19 persons important in the history of the California Department of Public Health. Interviews were conducted between 1986 and 2009.
Physical location: Researchers should contact Special Collections to request collections, as many are stored offsite.
Repository: University of California, Davis. General Library. Dept. of Special Collections.
Davis, California 95616-5292
Collection number: D-545
Language of Material: Collection materials in English.

Scope and Content

The collection contains DVDs and transcripts of oral history interviews of 19 persons important in the history of the California Department of Public Health. The interviews were conducted between 1986 and 2009.

Arrangement of the Collection

The collection is arranged in three series: DVDs, Transcripts, and Historical Information.

Related Collections

This collection was also donated to the California State Archives, the California State Library, the Bancroft Library, and the Public Health Library at the University of California, Berkeley.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
California. Dept. of Public Health--Archives
Public health--California--History
Oral histories

Access

Collection is open for research.

Processing Information

Sara Gunasekara processed this collection and created and encoded this finding aid with assistance from student employee Michelle Xie.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Dr. Donald Lyman in 2012.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Public Health History of California Collection, D-545, Department of Special Collections, General Library, University of California, Davis.

Publication Rights

Copyright is protected by the copyright law, chapter 17, of the U.S. Code. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections, General Library, University of California, Davis as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

Collection Contents

 

Series 1. DVDs 1986-2009

Physical Description: 24 dvds

Scope and Content Note

Contains 24 dvds of oral histories of persons important in the recent history of the California Department of Public Health. The dvds are arranged in alphabetical order.
Box 1:1

Belshe, S. Kimberly. Director, California Dept. of Health Services, 1993-1995; Secretary, California Health and Human Services Agency, 2004-2007 2007

Box 1:2

Bonta, Diana. RN, DrPH, Director, California Dept. of Health Services, 1999-2004 2007

Box 1:3

Breslow, Lester. MD, MPH, Director, California Dept. of Public Health, 1963-1968 1987 September 22

Physical Description: 2 dvds
Box 1:4

Breslow, Lester. MD, MPH, Richmond, California/ Interviewed by Raymond Richard Neutra, MD, Dr, PH 2007 August 21

Box 1:5

Clark, William. MD, directorate, California Dept. of Public Health, 1940s-1980s 1994 February 5

Physical Description: 2 dvds
Box 1:6

Coyle, Molly Joel. MD, MPH, Director, California Dept. of Health Services, 1991-1993 2007

Box 1:7

Cunningham, George 2007

Box 1:8

Goldsmith, John. MD, MPH, Environmental Scientist, California Dept. of Public Health, 1950s-1970s 1993 August 17

Physical Description: 2 dvds
Box 1:9

Heslep, John. PhD, Chief, Laboratory Division, California Dept. of Public Health, 1960-1990 1995 October 3

Box 1:10

Horton, Mark. MD, MSPH, State Public Health Officer, California Dept. of Health Services, 2005-2007, State Public Health Officer and Director, California Dept. of Public Health, 2007 2007

Box 1:11

Kahn, Ephraim. MD, California Dept. of Public Health, 1970s-1990 1996

Box 1:12

Kizer, Kenneth. MD, MPH, Director, California Dept. of Health Services, 1985-1991 2007

Box 1:13

Lennette, Edwin H. MD, PhD, Chief, Viral and Rickettsial Disease Laboratory, California Dept. of Health Services, 1947-1978 1999 February 13

Box 1:14

Leonard, Alvin. MD, Chronic Disease Control, California Dept. of Public Health, 1970s-1980s 1994

Box 1:16

Myers, Beverlee A. MPH, Director, California Dept. of Health Services, 1978-1983 1986 October 11

Box 1:17

Neutra, Raymond Richard / interviewed by Donald Lyman 2009 December 7

Box 1:18

Ongerth, Henry. PE, Chief, Drinking Water Program, California Dept. of Public Health, 1970s-1980s 1995 May 2

Box 1:19

Rank, Peter. JD, Director, California Dept. of Health Services, 1983-1985 2007

Box 1:20

Saylor, Louis F. MD, MPH, Director, California Dept. of Public Health, 1968-1971 1988 March 12

Box 1:21

Shewry, Sandra. MPH, Director, California Dept. of Health Services, 2004-2007 2007

 

Series 2. Transcripts 1986-2012

Scope and Content Note

Contains 21 transcripts of the oral history interviews, as well as a cd-rom containing the electronic files of the transcripts. Arranged in alphabetical order.
Box 1:22

Belshe, S. Kimberly. Director, California Dept. of Health Services, 1993-1995; Secretary, California Health and Human Services Agency, 2004-2007 2007

Box 1:23

Bonta, Diana. RN, DrPH, Director, California Dept. of Health Services, 1999-2004 2007

Box 1:24

Breslow, Lester. MD, MPH, Director, California Dept. of Public Health, 1963-1968 1987 September 22

Box 1:25

Breslow, Lester. MD, MPH, Director 2007 August 21

Box 1:26

Clark, William. MD, directorate, California Dept. of Public Health, 1940s-1980s 1994 February 5

Box 1:27

Coye, Molly Joel. MD, MPH, Director, California Dept. of Health Services, 1991-1993 2007

Box 1:28

Cunningham, George. MD 2007

Box 1:29

Goldsmith, John. MD, MPH, environmental scientist, California Dept. of Public Health, 1950s-1970s 1993 August 17

Box 1:30

Heslep, John. PhD, Chief, Laboratory Division, California Dept. of Public Health, 1960-1990 1995 October 3

Box 1:31

Horton, Mark. MD, MSPH, State Public Health Officer, California Dept. of Health Services, 2005-2007, State Public Health Officer and Director, California Dept. of Public Health, 2007 2007

Box 2:1

Kahn, Ephraim. MD, California Dept. of Public Health, 1970s-1990 1996

Box 2:2

Kizer, Kenneth. MD, MPH, Director, California Dept. of Health Services, 1985-1991 2007

Box 2:3

Lennette, Edwin H. MD, PhD, Chief, Viral and Rickettsial Disease Laboratory, California Dept. of Health Services, 1947-1978 1999 February 13

Box 2:4

Leonard, Alvin. MD, Chronic Disease Control, California Dept. of Public Health, 1970s-1980s 1994

Box 2:5

Lyman, Donald O. MD, DTPH 2009 December 7

Box 2:6

Myers, Beverlee A. MPH, Director, California Dept. of Health Services, 1978-1983 1986 October 11

Box 2:7

Neutra, Raymond. MD, DTPH 2007 December 7

Box 2:8

Ongerth, Henry. PE, Chief, Drinking Water Program, California Dept. of Public Health, 1970s-1980s 1995 May 2

Box 2:9

Rank, Peter. JD, Director, California Dept. of Health Services, 1983-1985 2007

Box 2:10

Saylor, Louis F. MD, MPH, Director, California Dept. of Public Health, 1968-1971 1988 March 12

Box 2:11

Shewry, Sandra. MPH, Director, California Dept. of Health Services, 2004-2007 2007

Box 2:12

Cd-Rom with transcripts of interviews 2012

 

Series 3. Historical Information circa 1960-2012

Physical Description: 2 folders
Box 2:13

Public Health in California: Memoirs and a History of State in California People and Events 1870-2011/ edited by Donald O. Lyman, MD, DTPH 2012

Box 2:14

History of Public Health in California: Manuscript by Marguerite Augustine circa 1960