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Catalogue II of the Regional Oral History Office, 1980-1997
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The Arts

 

Architecture and Landscape Architecture

 

DEMARS, Vernon Armand (b. 1908), Architect

A Life in Architecture: Indian Dancing, Migrant Housing, Telesis, Design for Urban Living, Theater, Teaching, 1992, xvi, 592 pp.

Scope and Content Note

California boyhood, Panama-Pacific Exposition, Indian dance performances; UC Berkeley School of Architecture, 1931; Monument Valley Rainbow Bridge Expedition; Farm Security Administration housing work; Telesis: formation, members, inspiration from Europe, exhibition, 1940; National Housing Agency, Bannockburn; Navy years in Puerto Rico, Rex Tugwell; teaching at MIT: William Wurster, Alvar Aalto, Eastgate Apartments; return to Bay Area, teaching, College of Environmental Design; Easter Hill, Richmond, CA, 1951; Mutual Security Agency Housing Program, Germany, 1952; competitions during the 1950s, including Sydney Opera House, UC Berkeley Residence Halls; UC Student Center, Wurster Hall; Mililani, New Town, Oahu, HI, 1962; Golden Gateway Redevelopment Project, 1966; creativity studies with architects; figures in the profession, Eric Mendelsohn, Frank Lloyd Wright, Philip Johnson, Nat Owings; association with Ralph Rapson, Carl Koch, Don Reay, John Wells, Lawrence Halprin, and others; Zellerbach Hall, San Francisco Performing Arts Center. Includes a joint interview with T. J. Kent, Jr.

Additional Note

  • Introduction by Francis Violich, Professor of City Planning and Landscape Architecture, Emeritus, UC Berkeley.
  • Interviewed 1988-1989 by Suzanne B. Riess for the University History Series.
  • Underwritten by the College of Environmental Design, UC Berkeley, and individual donors.
 

ECKBO, Garrett (b. 1910), Landscape architect

Landscape Architecture: The Profession in California, 1935-1940, and Telesis, 1993, vi, 85 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Family background; landscape design studies at UC Berkeley, and Harvard Graduate School of Design; New York World's Fair work; Farm Security Administration, San Francisco, colleagues; beginnings of Telesis, meetings, members; dialogue by correspondence on Telesis achievements.

Additional Note

  • Introduction by Robert N. Royston, FASLA, Royston, Hanamoto, Alley & Abey.
  • Interviewed 1991 by Suzanne B. Riess.
  • Underwritten by the College of Environmental Design, UC Berkeley.
 

ESHERICK, Joseph (b. 1914), Architect

An Architectural Practice in the San Francisco Bay Area, 1938-1996, 1996, xvii, 801 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Philadelphia family, Quaker background, mentor uncle Wharton Esherick; sculpture, University of Pennsylvania School of Architecture, 1936 travel to the West, 1937 to Europe; residential architectural practice in California with Gardner Dailey; Telesis, Walter Steilberg; WWII naval intelligence work, thoughts on war; Dailey clients: Lake Tahoe, Marin County, San Francisco; review of all Esherick work through the 1960s, Cary, Bermak, Ackerman houses; comments on San Francisco chapter, American Institute of Architects, technical reports, education, T. Y. Lin, Allan Temko, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; thoughts on William Wurster, Bernard Maybeck, Alvar Aalto, Ed Stone, Frank Lloyd Wright, Louis Kahn, Lawrence Halprin, Charles Moore, architectural photographers, others; Esherick Homsey Dodge & Davis [EHDD, formed 1972] major work: UC Berkeley, UC Santa Cruz, Sea Ranch, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Cannery; teaching in the Department of Architecture, UC Berkeley, since 1952: College of Environmental Design, Wurster Hall, graduate program, thoughts on learning, design process; EHDD management over the years; asides on writers Robert Musil, E. M. Forster, poets, others, self-reflection, lessons, insights. Includes four hours of interviews with partners GEORGE HOMSEY (b. 1926), PETER DODGE (b. 1929), and CHUCK DAVIS (b. 1934).

Additional Note

  • Introductions by William Turnbull, Jr., FAIA, Turnbull Asaociates, Architects and Planners; Dmitri Vedensky, AIA; Frederic Schwartz, AIA, Anderson & Schwartz, Architects; and Donald Canty, architectural writer and editor.
  • Interviewed 1994-1996 by Suzanne B. Riess.
  • Underwritten by the Richard & Rhoda Goldman Fund, the Graham Foundation, Maryanna Shaw Stockholm, the Ernest Gallo Foundation, the College of Environmental Design and the Department of Architecture, UC Berkeley, and individual donors.
 

THE RATCLIFF ARCHITECTS, IN BERKELEY SINCE 1909, 1990, viii, 221 pp.

Scope and Content Note

ROBERT W. RATCLIFF (1913-1998) interviewed on family history and life in Berkeley, 1920s, 1930s; trips to Sierra; father, Walter Harris Ratcliff, Jr., architect: working philosophy, peers, Bernard Maybeck, the craftsman tradition, East Bay work for schools, banks, and banking interests; family social and musical life, Mendocino County; Robert Ratcliff and EVELYN PAINE RATCLIFF (1914-1997): UC Berkeley School of Architecture, 1936; European tour, Alameda Naval Base, and Seabees, WWII; Ratcliff, Haymond and Ratcliff, 1945, and Ratcliff, Slama and Cadwalader, 1961: UC Berkeley work, Alameda County, hospital, other University work; interest in City of Berkeley social planning, master planning, waterfront, Panoramic Hill; The Ratcliff Architects, 1978, management, traditions.

Additional Note

  • Introduction by Harold C. Norton, Executive Director, Alameda County Bar Assn.
  • Interviewed 1989 by Suzanne B. Riess.
  • Underwritten by The Ratcliff Architects.
 

SCOTT, Geraldine Knight (1904-1989), Landscape architect

A Woman in Landscape Architecture in California, 1926-1989, 1990, xvi, 235 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Early landscape impressions, Idaho, Washington; Oakland, San Francisco, 1914-1922; landscape architecture degrees, UC Berkeley, 1926, and Cornell University, 1928; A. E. Hanson office, Beverly Hills; Europe, 1930; sumi painting, Chiura Obata; partner, Van Pelt and Knight, Marin County clients, 1933-1939; marriage to Mel Scott, 1939, European housing study; Los Angeles, Citizen's Housing Council, Telesis; practice: San Jose in war years, Palo Alto, 1947-1952, and Berkeley, since 1952; lecturer, UC Berkeley Department of Landscape Architecture, 1959-1969; travels and professional associations. Appendices include ROHO interviews with Scott on Thomas D. Church, 1978; and on Blake Gardens, Kensington, 1988.

Additional Note

  • Preface by Geraldine Knight Scott. Introductions by Jack Buktenica, landscape architect; and Reed Dillingham, landscape architect.
  • Interviewed 1976 by Jack Buktenica. Edited by Suzanne B. Riess.
  • Underwritten by the College of Environmental Design, UC Berkeley, and the Estate of Geraldine Knight Scott.
 

Art, and the Art World

 

ANNEBERG, Margery (b. 1921), Jeweler, gallery owner

Anneberg Gallery, 1966-1981, and Craft and Folk Art in the San Francisco Bay Area, 1998, viii, 368 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Seattle background and family; studying jewelry-making, NYC, 1945; Far Eastern studies, University of Washington, 1946-1957; move to Berkeley and UC Berkeley library job; contact with northern California designer craftsmen; establishing home, studio, and gallery on Hyde Street, San Francisco, 1964; discussion of Anneberg Gallery exhibitions, 1966-1981: impact of Coptic textiles, announcements and installations, curatorial scholarship, critical reviews and publicity, mixing contemporary craft and folk arts, sources and collectors, gallery economics, issue of authentication; American Craft Council, other San Francisco galleries, museums; closing Anneberg Gallery and instituting the Center for Folk Art and Contemporary Crafts; role in beginning of San Francisco Craft and Folk Art Museum, 1983-1986: board and advisory group, curatorial work, A Report, exhibitions, catalogues.

Additional Note

  • Introductions by Jack Lenor Larsen, Larsen Design Studio, New York City; and June Schwarcz, enamelist, Sausalito.
  • Interviewed 1995 by Suzanne B. Riess for the California Craft Artists Series.
  • Underwritten by the Mina Schwabacher Fund.
 

BISCHOFF, Elmer Nelson (1916-1991), Artist

Two Conversations with Elmer Bischoff, 1991, ii, 48 pp.

Scope and Content Note

UC Berkeley Department of Art, 1960s, 1970s; the Hans Hofmann influence; thoughts on the Breakfast Group and studio critiques; "Figure with Tree," 1972; thoughts on problems and pitfalls in painting. Volume includes an interview with Bischoff conducted in 1976 by Paul J. Karlstrom of the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Appended resume and reviews.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1990 by Suzanne B. Riess.
  • Underwritten by a grant from the College of Letters and Sciences, UC Berkeley.
 

HAAS, Evelyn Danzig (b. 1917), Museum trustee

Fine Arts and Family: The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Philanthropy, Writing, and Haas Family Memories, 1997, xi, 284 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Family background, Danzigs and Wolfs, New York City; horseback riding, urban life, summer abroad; Wheaton College art studies, public speaking, and American Film Institute job; meeting Walter Haas, Jr. and Haas family; marriage, San Francisco home, children and schools; fishing, vacations in Atherton, Oregon, Montana, travel; volunteer work with Children's Theater Assn., San Francisco Symphony, hospitals, other institutions; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art [SFMOMA]: Haas family affiliation, Grace McCann Morley, Activities Board, Women's Board, trustee since 1972, directors, staff, fund raising, accessions; SFMOMA President, 1985-1988, CEO 1983-1984: decision to build a new museum, board-building, choice of architect, donors; War Memorial Board; personal art collection. Appended narratives by Evelyn Haas about earthquakes, the Oakland A's, the United Nations, and visiting royalty; and the 1996 Annual Report of the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund.

Additional Note

  • Introductions by Eugene E. Trefethen, President (retired), Kaiser Industries Corp.; and Elizabeth Haas Eisenhardt.
  • Interviewed 1995 by Suzanne B. Riess.
  • Underwritten by the children of Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr.
 

HEATH, Edith (b. 1911), Ceramicist

Tableware and Tile for the World, Heath Ceramics, 1944-1994, 1995, vii, 411 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Childhood on Iowa farm, and Danish background; education: Chicago Teacher's College (1931-1934), Chicago Art Institute (1934-1940), San Francisco Art Institute (1941); Brian Heath and Federal Art Project, Chicago, 1930s; exhibits at Palace of Legion of Honor and de Young Museum, San Francisco; Heath Ceramics, 1944-1994: marketing and sales, unions, development of roller jigger, clays, glazes, dinnerware, tile, buttons, extrusions for bricks; domestic and international buyers; discussion of design, mineral content, ceramic chemistry and recycling; Aspen International Design Conference; Wedgwood factory; architecture and Frank Lloyd Wright.

Additional Note

  • Introduction by Rick Sherman, Past President, San Francisco Potters Association.
  • Interviewed 1990-1992, 1994 by Rosalie Ross. Edited by Julie Gordon Shearer and Germaine LaBerge for the California Craft Artists Series.
  • Underwritten by Rosalie Ross, and individual donors.
 

OLDFIELD, Helen (1902-1981), Artist

Otis Oldfield and the San Francisco Art Community, 1920s to 1960s, 1982, v, 170 pp.

Scope and Content Note

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.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1981 by Micaela Martinez DuCasse and Ruth Cravath.
  • Underwritten by Walter Nelson-Reese, James Coran, and Catherine Harroun.
 

POST, George (1906-1997), Artist

A California Watercolorist, 1984, x, 134 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Gold Hill, NV; California School of Fine Arts, San Francisco; one-man show, 1931, and WPA and PWA experiences; travels in Mexico, Europe, U.S.; watercolor principles and subjects; teaching, California College of Arts and Crafts, 1947-1967; aspects of career: honors, exhibitions, juries, buyers, illustration work, workshops. Includes black and white reproductions of many works by Post.

Additional Note

  • Introduction by Rex Brandt.
  • Interviewed 1983 by Ruth Teiser.
  • Underwritten by friends of George Post.
 

RENAISSANCE OF RELIGIOUS ART AND ARCHITECTURE IN THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA, 1946-1968, 1985, Two volumes

Scope and Content Note

Twenty-three persons interviewed about church and synagogue buildings and interiors in the San Francisco Bay Area, post-war to the completion of St. Mary's Cathedral: the Catholic Art Forum and predecessor artists and prelates; Jewish temples, Christian Science, Greek Orthodox, Unitarian, and Presbyterian churches; the artist-client relationship where the client is a religious institution; questions of traditionalism, religious affiliation of the commissioned artist, congregational openness, the effect of changes within the churches; ceramic, mosaic, fresco, stained glass, and tapestry technique, metal sculpture work; architectural education; religious conversion and conviction.
 

Volume I: vi, 361 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Interviews with WILLIAM J. MONIHAN (1914-1996), ELIO BENVENUTO (b. 1914), EMILY MICHELS (b. 1900), ROBERT BRENNAN (b. 1908), ETHEL SOUZA (b. 1926), WILLIAM JUSTEMA (b. 1905), LOUISA JENKINS (b. 1898), MARIA LUISA WOLFSKILL (b. 1915), MARY ERCKENBRACK (b. 1910), ANTONIO SOTOMAYOR (1905-1985), PAUL RYAN (b. 1907), MICAELA DUCASSE (1913-1989), MARIO CIAMPI (b. 1907), STEPHEN DESTAEBLER (b. 1933), CHARLES WARREN CALLISTER (b. 1917), VIVIAN CUMMINGS (b. 1904) and HAROLD W. CUMMINGS (b. 1941).
 

Volume II: 327 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Interviews with ROBERT OLWELL (1917-1988), LUCIENNE BLOCH DIMITROFF (b. 1909) and STEPHEN DIMITROFF (b. 1910), MARK ADAMS (b. 1925), VICTOR RIES (b. 1907), RUTH LEVI EIS (b. 1920).

Additional Note

  • Introduction by Jane Dillenberger, Professor of Theology and the Visual Arts, Emeritus, Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley.
  • Interviewed 1982-1984 by Micaela DuCasse and Suzanne B. Riess.
  • Underwritten by the Flora Lamson Hewlett Fund.
 

SCHAEFFER, Rudolph (1886-1988), Art teacher

The Rudolph Schaeffer School of Design: Art in San Francisco Since 1915, 1982, iv, 184 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Childhood, Clare, MI, and parental influences; Thomas Normal Training School, Detroit; art education and teaching experiences, 1910-1925: Throop Institute, Pasadena, California College of Arts and Crafts, and California School of Fine Arts; Douglas Donaldson, Ralph Johonnot; friends among Bay Area artists, dancers, photographers; stage design for Sam Hume; Oriental art influences; the Rudolph Schaeffer School of Design: staff, locations, benefactors; principles of teaching, and color theories; travels; Eastern philosophies, healing practices; the business of running a school; the Schaeffer collection and the East-West Arts Gallery. Appended transcript of a conversation with LOUISE DAHL-WOLFE, MEYER WOLFE, and Rudolph Schaeffer.

Additional Note

  • Introduction by Margaretta K. Mitchell, Photographer.
  • Interviewed 1981 by Margaretta K. Mitchell.
  • Underwritten by the L. J. and Mary C. Skaggs Foundation.
 

SCHNIER, Jacques (1898-1988), Sculptor

A Sculptor's Odyssey, 1987, vii, 313 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Roumanian background, San Francisco boyhood; Stanford, civil engineering; work in Hawaii; architecture, city planning studies, UC Berkeley, 1924-1926; sculptor, self-taught; Montgomery Block, San Francisco, the artist's life, patrons, galleries; search for self: psychoanalysis, and wellspring of art; travel in the Orient, 1932; teaching: California College of Arts and Crafts, UC Berkeley School of Architecture, Department of Art; Department of Social Institutions, M.A. UC Berkeley, 1940; technical and material innovations, work in acrylic, commissions; marriage to Dorothy Lilienthal. Appended reviews and writings and illustrative material.

Additional Note

  • Introductions by Dorothy Lilienthal Schnier; and Gregg McKee, Colonel (retired) U.S. Army.
  • Interviewed 1985 by Suzanne B. Riess for the California Jewish Community Series.
  • Underwritten by the Judah L. Magnes Museum and friends of Jacques Schnier.
 

SINTON, Nell Walter (b. 1910), Artist

An Adventurous Spirit: The Life of a California Artist, 1993, xvi, 314 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Walter family background and interest in art; Nell growing up in San Francisco; school experiences, and studies, San Francisco Art Institute; art community, friends, galleries, collecting contemporary art; Grace Morley and San Francisco Museum of Art; psychotherapy in 1970s, and changes in approach to art work and life; travel, teaching, thoughts on aspects of creativity; children and grandchildren; discussion of "Social Development of an American Female" and other art works. Appended Autobiography and other writings by Sinton; critical reviews and interviews; lesson plans; catalogue of "Nell Sinton, A Thirty-Year Retrospective," 1981.

Additional Note

  • Introductions by Ruth Braunstein, Braunstein Gallery, San Francisco; Margot Sinton Biestman; Tony DeLap, artist; Joan Sinton Dodd; and Philip E. Linhares, Chief Curator of Art, Oakland Museum.
  • Interviewed 1992 by Suzanne B. Riess.
  • Underwritten by the family of Nell Walter Sinton.
 

STOCKSDALE, Bob (b. 1913), Wood turner

Pioneer Wood-Lathe Artist, and Master Creator of Bowls from Fine and Rare Woods, 1998, xi, 164 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Indiana farm life influences, maintaining machinery, tools, woodworking; WWII Conscientious Objector camps, fire-fighting, turning bowls, building boxes; Berkeley house and workshop, learning the craft; worldwide search for fine and rare woods and buying, drying; planning the bowls, use of tools, lathe and gouge; pricing pieces, showing work, association with galleries, museum collections, private collectors; discusses peers, crafts organizations, Association of Wood Turners; marriage to Kay Sekimachi and "marriage in form" work.

Additional Note

  • Introduction by Sam Maloof, Designer/Woodworker.
  • Interviewed 1996 by Harriet Nathan for the California Craft Artists Series.
  • Underwritten by the Mina Schwabacher Fund.
 

TRIEST, Shirley Staschen (1914-1995), Pacifist anarchist artist

A Life on the First Waves of Radical Bohemianism in San Francisco, 1997, ix, 335 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Early years in Burlingame, CA, 1914-1933; marriage to Valentine Julien, and early bohemian life in San Francisco, 1930s; the WPA, Diego Rivera, and the Coit Tower murals, 1933-1935; Montgomery Street (Monkey Block), 1930s; San Francisco pacifist anarchists, 1935-1939; marriage to Alfred Podesta and birth of son Michael, 1939-1944; Kenneth Rexroth, Frank Triest, and Lawrentian women; marriage to Frank Triest and birth of son Carl and twins Sara and Lawrence, 1948-1950s; Bodega Head anti-nuclear campaign, 1960s; the Gurdjieff Society, 1970s; California College of Arts and Crafts, San Francisco Art Institutute, social realism, Sumi-e, 1920s-1980s; Jane Hamner Buck, 1940-1975. Includes interviews with San Francisco anarchists IVAN RAINER and BELLE ZABIN, and AUDREY GOODFRIEND; Triest's daughter SARA TRIEST; Hamner Buck's daughter RADHA STERN; and Hamner Buck's second husband GERD STERN.

Additional Note

  • Introduction by Yvonne Rainer, choreographer and filmmaker.
  • Interviewed 1995 and 1996 by Victoria Morris Byerly.
  • Underwritten by the Eva Benson Buck Foundation.
 

Fiber Arts

Scope and Content Note

The San Francisco Bay Area has emerged as a nationally recognized center for creativity in the fiber arts in large measure because of the stimulation of faculty members at the University of California at Berkeley and at Davis. The group of interviews in the Fiber Arts Oral History Series documents several of those faculty members, other teachers and studio artists, and individuals whose work indicates the variety of techniques the fiber arts movement has generated. Underwritten by grants from the Mina Schwabacher Fund and a donation from the Friends of the Bancroft Library.
 

ELLIOTT, Lillian Wolock (1930-1994), Artist, teacher

Artist, Instructor, and Innovator in Fiber Arts, 1992, xi, 215 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Family, and early public school art education in Detroit; Wayne State University; Cranbrook Academy of Art, M.F.A., 1955; first woman designer, Ford Motor Co., 1956-1959; teaching: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, UC Berkeley Department of Design (1966-1971), California College of Arts and Crafts (1972-1976), Pacific Basin School of Textile Arts; marriage to Roy Elliott; thoughts on textile history, art as vocation, playfulness and experiment in art, artist's need for university education, influential teachers; technique in ceramics, painting, drawing, textiles, weaving, netting, collapse fabric; commissions, competitions, shows; fiber art in Sweden, British Columbia, Hawaii. Includes a joint interview with PAT HICKMAN, and color photographs of work.

Additional Note

  • Introduction by Charles Edmund Rossbach, Professor of Design, Emeritus, UC Berkeley.
  • Interviewed 1989 by Harriet Nathan.
 

ROSSBACH, Charles Edmund (b. 1914), Artist, professor

Artist, Mentor, Professor, Writer, 1987, vii, 156 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Depression years in Chicago and Seattle; art study, University of Washington, Columbia University; M.F.A. in ceramics and weaving, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Michigan; WWII army service in Alaska; teaching weaving at the University of Washington; marriage to Katherine Westphal; UC Berkeley Decorative Art and Design depts., administration; jurying, museums, galleries, centers for fiber arts; influential artists; discussion of weaving, basketry techniques, painting, ceramics, photographing art; travels. Color photographs of work.

Additional Note

  • Introduction by Jack Lenor Larsen, designer.
  • Interviewed 1983 by Harriet Nathan.
 

SEKIMACHI, Kay (b. 1926), Fiber artist

The Weaver's Weaver: Explorations in Multiple Layers and Three-Dimensional Fiber Art, 1996, xi, 154 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Family, San Francisco; Berkeley public schools; paper dolls, dress; WWII relocation camps, art study; California College of Arts and Crafts, Carol Purdie, design, water color, silk screen; Pond Farm, Marguerite Wildenhain; Black Mountain College, Anni Albers; Trude Guermonprez; Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Jack Lenor Larsen; techniques of loom weaving in two and three dimensions and layering, and of off-loom weaving, folding and stitching, twining, two and three dimensions; photographing fiber arts, life-span of materials; adult education classes, workshops; Fiberworks, Gyöngy Laky; Pacific Basin School of Textile Arts; UC Berkeley, Katherine Westphal, Ed Rossbach, Lillian Elliott; Palo Alto Cultural Center joint exhibition with husband Bob Stocksdale; Signe Mayfield, Ted Cohen; Japan, and artistic heritage; galleries, museums, Lausanne biennal, invitational shows.

Additional Note

  • Introduction by Signe Mayfield, Curator, Palo Alto Cultural Center.
  • Interviewed 1993 by Harriet Nathan.
 

WESTPHAL, Katherine (b. 1919), Fiber artist

Artist and Professor, 1988, vii, 190 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Art studies in Los Angeles, and M.A. in painting, UC Berkeley, 1943; teaching, colleagues, University of Washington, 1946-1950; marriage to Ed Rossbach; teaching design, UC Davis, 1966-1979; discussion of visual means of education, teaching vs. producing art, creativity, structure and subject matter, kitsch and art, writing, travels and insight; analyses of techniques, media, and products, including textile art, wearable art, surface design, handmade paper and kimonos, samurai armor and dog masks, small books and copy machines; World Craft Council presentation and awards. Includes color photographs of work.

Additional Note

  • Introduction by Jo Ann C. Stabb, Department of Environmental Design, UC Davis.
  • Interviewed 1984 by Harriet Nathan.
 

Books and Printing

Scope and Content Note

In 1965 the Books and Fine Printing Oral History Series was begun to document the art and business of printing in the San Francisco Bay Area, with particular focus on the finely-printed book, and including interviews with writers, illustrators, designers, collectors, booksellers, and others involved in related aspects of books and printing.
 

ANGELO, Valenti (1897-1982), Artist

Arts and Books: A Glorious Variety, 1981, ix, 157 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Childhood in Italy, interest in art; America, 1905, and Antioch, CA; job struggles; art studies, Best Art School; to Alaska on the Silver Dolphin; commercial art work; book illustration: 1926, the Grabhorns, their associates, and books; New York, 1933, work for the Limited Editions Club; Golden Cross Press and The Press of Valenti Angelo; writing children's books. Appended commentary on Angelo, 1975, by Anne Englund.

Additional Note

  • Introduction by James D. Hart, Director, The Bancroft Library.
  • Interviewed 1977 by Ruth Teiser for the Books and Fine Printing Series.
  • Underwritten by friends and associates of Valenti Angelo.
 

THE HAND BOOKBINDING TRADITION IN THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA, 1982, v, 194 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Five San Francisco hand bookbinders interviewed on their craft; the heritage of Octavia Holden, Belle McMurtry Young, Edna Peter Fahey, and others; inspiration of exhibitions and expositions; personal predilections in choosing books to bind; materials and binding, step by step; students, studios, collectors, and the future of the craft. Appended correspondence regarding teaching bookbinding at the California School of Fine Arts, 1929; and Memorandum about Hazel Dreis by Maggie Harrison, 1977.
Interviews with LEAH WOLLENBERG (1906-1990), STELLA PATRI (b. 1897), DUNCAN OLMSTED (b. 1905), STEPHEN GALE HERRICK (b. 1909), BARBARA FALLON HILLER (1927-1988).

Additional Note

  • Introduction by Deborah M. Evetts, The Pierpont Morgan Library.
  • Interviewed 1980, 1981 by Ruth Teiser and Catherine Harroun for the Books and Fine Printing Series.
  • Underwritten by Leah Wollenberg.
 

KROEBER-QUINN, Theodora (1897-1979), Author, Ishi

Timeless Woman, Writer and Interpreter of the California Indian World, 1982, v, 453 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Colorado mining-town background, UC Berkeley education, psychology studies, professors, Leonard Bacon; the University campus and WWI; first marriage, motherhood, and widowhood; second marriage, 1926, to Alfred L. Kroeber; L. L. Nunn, and Telluride House; observations on ethics, men's and women's roles, houses, parenthood, communication, rebellion, genius, age, health, self-awareness, politics, religion, war; Kroeber-Quinn's writing, Ishi; UC Board of Regents, 1977-1978. Appended writings by Kroeber-Quinn: "Retrospective, Oral History"; "The Two Elizabeths," a family history for Elizabeth Johnston Kroeber and Elisabeth Covel LeGuin; "John Harrison Quinn [third husband]"; "Cross-Generation Marriage"; various communications to the UC Board of Regents; obituary, including bibliography.

Additional Note

  • Introduction by August Fruge, Director, UC Press.
  • Interviewed 1976-1978 by Anne Hus Brower.
  • Underwritten by the UC Berkeley Foundation.
 

LEDERER, Wolfgang (b. 1912), Graphic designer

Bridging Two Worlds in Graphic Design, Education, and Illustration, 1992, xi, 161 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Family and citizenship, Austria, Germany, Czechoslovakia, and United States; background in art, music, theater; education, Leipzig, Paris, Prague; Naziism; Vienna book publishers; to New York, 1939, and San Francisco, 1941; U.S. publishers, package design, book jackets, greeting cards; Arts and Crafts movement; California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, 1941-1980, teaching advanced design and advertising; free-lance design work for California wine industry.

Additional Note

  • Introduction by Steve Reoutt, artist and professor.
  • Interviewed 1988 by Harriet Nathan for the Books and Printing in the San Francisco Bay Area Oral History Series.
  • Underwritten by friends of Wolfgang Lederer.
 

MONIHAN, William J., S.J. (1914-1996), Librarian, bookman

Librarian and Dedicated Bookman, University of San Francisco, 1947-1988, 1989, vii, 108 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Jesuit schooling, 1928-1946: Los Gatos, Mt. St. Michael's College, Alma College; philosophical interests; appointment as Librarian, University of San Francisco, 1947; the Gleeson Library: planning and financing, dedication in 1950, individual collections; booksellers: antiquarian, California, London and Paris, comments on David Magee, Warren Howell, Jake Zeitlin; printers Lawton Kennedy, Adrian Wilson; Gleeson Library Associates; the great ideas symposia.

Additional Note

  • Introductions by Jeremy Cole; and Charles W. Dullea, S.J.
  • Interviewed 1988 by Ruth Teiser for the Books and Fine Printing Series.
  • Underwritten by friends of William J. Monihan.
 

RATHER, Clifton (1893-1987), Printer

RATHER, Lois (1905-1996), Printer

The Rather Press of Oakland, California, 1994, x, 50 pp.

Scope and Content Note

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 house to accommodate the printing activities. Includes a complete list of Rather Press publications.

Additional Note

  • Introduction by Paul Padgette.
  • Interviewed 1980 by Ruth Teiser for the Books and Fine Printing Series.
  • Underwritten by Paul Padgette and other friends of the Rathers.
 

SHAFFER, Ellen (1904-1994), Bookwoman

Self-Portrait of a Book Woman, 1992, viii, 117 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Family background in Colorado, and education, Colorado and UCLA; Dawson's Book Shop, Los Angeles, 1929-1941; Ernest Dawson, Mrs. E. L. Doheny, and other bookmen and collections; Air Corps, 1941-1946, and return to Dawson's, 1946-1954; writings; Free Library of Philadelphia, 1954-1970, and teaching at Columbia, 1960s; California bookman Norman Strouse, and the Silverado Museum, 1970-1992.

Additional Note

  • Introduction by William J. Monihan, S.J.
  • Interviewed 1991 by Ruth Teiser for the Books and Fine Printing Series.
  • Underwritten by friends of Ellen Shaffer.
 

STAUFFACHER, Jack Werner (b. 1920), Printer and book designer

"The Word, Bearer of Our Confessions": The Greenwood Press 1968-1996, 1996, vii, 57 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Recent thoughts on new typographical technology and book design; discussion of individuals in the world of San Francisco presses and publishers; southern California presses, other American presses, European presses and printers; a review of some past projects of the Greenwood Press and works in progress. [This interview updates the 1970 Stauffacher oral history, A Printed Word Has Its Own Measure.]

Additional Note

  • Introduction by Robert D. Harlan, Professor, Emeritus, School of Information Management and Systems.
  • Interviewed 1996 by Robert D. Harlan for the Books and Fine Printing Oral History Series.
  • Underwritten by the in-kind donation of Robert D. Harlan.
 

STONE, Jean Factor (b. 1912), Editor

Scope and Content Note

In process
Family background of Jean Factor and Irving Stone; life and work in New York, theater work; marriage, brief move to Florida; editing and selling Lust for Life; contract with Doubleday; move to California; discussion of research and collaboration on books: Pageant of Youth, Passions of the Mind, Sailor on Horseback, and others; working out an approach to writing, editing; the modus; psychological aspects of the work; family life, and Jean's separate interests; the Los Angeles communities of writers, downtown, Westside; thoughts on libraries, biographers, education.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1995 by Suzanne B. Riess.
  • Underwritten by the Friends of The Bancroft Library.
 

Music and Dance

 

KURT HERBERT ADLER AND THE SAN FRANCISCO OPERA, 1994, Three volumes

 

Volume I: The Life and Career of Kurt Herbert Adler, xi, 485 pp.

Scope and Content Note

KURT HERBERT ADLER (1905-1988), opera administrator and musician, recalls life in Vienna, 1905-1928, and training at the Vienna Music Academy and Conservatory; the years from 1925-1938: with Max Reinhardt in Vienna, in Reichenberg, Czechoslovakia, and working with the Chicago Opera; serving as general director of the San Francisco Opera, 1943-1981: staging traditional and contemporary operas, standards of opera production, training young American artists, fund raising and budgeting, opera design, musical preparation in the opera house, opera conductors, theater lighting, opera translation, opera broadcasts, opera labor negotiations, touring, dealing with artists, and commissioning new works.

Additional Note

  • Introductions by Beverly Sills, opera singer and administrator; Roger Stevens, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts; and Lotfi Mansouri, Director, San Francisco Opera.
  • Interviewed 1985 by Timothy Pfaff.
 

Volume II: Artists and Staff of the San Francisco Opera, xi, 420 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Artists and staff of the San Francisco Opera document the history of the company through the Gaetano Merola years and the administration of Kurt Herbert Adler.
Interviews with LEONTYNE PRICE (b. 1927), BIRGIT NILSSON (b. 1918), LEONIE RYSANEK (b. 1926), GERAINT EVANS (1922-1992), INGVAR WIXELL (b. 1931) , JEAN-PIERRE PONNELLE (1932-1988), JESS THOMAS (1927-1993), CAROL VANESS (b. 1952) , GERALD FREEDMAN (b. 1927) , WOLFRAM SKALICKI (b. 1925) , DOROTHY KIRSTEN (1917-1992) , LUCIANO PAVAROTTI (b. 1935), MATTHEW FARRUGGIO (b. 1920), JOHN PRIEST (b. 1931), RICHARD RODZINSKI (b. 1945) , RUTH FELT (b. 1939), RICHARD BRADSHAW (b. 1944), EVELYN CROCKETT (b. 1909), GEORGE PANTAGES (1918-1991).

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1985-1988 by Caroline Crawford, Timothy Pfaff, and General George Price.
 

Volume III: Community and Union Leaders, Family and Friends, x, 418 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Family, friends, union and community leaders document the history of the company through the Gaetano Merola years and the administration of Kurt Herbert Adler.
Interviews with: R. GWIN FOLLIS (b. 1902), BETTY FOLGER MILLER COOPER (1899-1994), PRENTIS COBB HALE (b. 1910), WALTER BAIRD (1915-1993), JERRY SPAIN, WILLIAM DIEDRICH (1923-1992), EDDIE POWELL (b. 1929), DON TAYER (b. 1932), JAMES MATHESON (b. 1932), ARTHUR BLOOMFIELD (b. 1931), JAMES SCHWABACHER (b. 1920), ALFRED FROMM (b. 1905), OTTO MEYER (1903-1994), NANCY MILLER ADLER, KRISTIN ADLER KRUEGER (b. 1942), DR. WALTER STRAUSS (b. 1902), MARTIN MAGNER (b. 1900).

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1986-1989 by Caroline Crawford.
  • Underwritten by benefactors Mrs. Sheldon Cooper, the Walter and Elise Haas Fund, the L. J. and Mary C. Skaggs Foundation; patrons Mrs. Carole B. Berg, Bruce Donnell, Sandra D. Donnell, and Nancy Donnell Stefansky, Bettye Ferguson, Otto Meyer, Paul A. Miller, the Roberts Foundation, the Richard Tucker Foundation, the UC Berkeley Librarian's Fund, and Mrs. Paul L. Wattis; sponsors Mr. and Mrs. Edward W. Carter, the Columbia Foundation, Margaret Diedrich, R. Gwin Follis, Alfred Fromm, the Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation, William R. Hewlett, the G. H. C. Meyer Family Foundation, Gilberto and Harriet K. Munguia, David Packard, Toni and Arthur Rock, James H. Schwabacher, Jr., and Drs. Jess and Ben Shenson; and by sustainers, friends, and gifts in memory of George Pantages.
 

ALLEN, William Duncan (b. 1906), Musician

Teacher, Pianist, and Accompanist to Concert Artists, 1996, iv, 135 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Early years in Portland, OR; music in the churches, Christian Science; 1924-1930, Oberlin College, Juilliard School of Music; 1930s, Howard University, playing at the White House, segregation, Fisk University, studies in Poland with Egon Petri; worldwide touring and performing with Todd Duncan in the 1940s; 1950s, to San Francisco; thoughts about black music and musicians, critics, composers William Grant Still, Robert Nathaniel Dett, Howard Swanson, music management; directing the Berkeley Junior Bach Festival and the East Bay Music Center; Yachats Festival, performing at Carnegie Hall; 1980s, visiting professor at Talladega College. Appended reviews, writings, concert programs.

Additional Note

  • Introduction by Ruth Love, Former Superintendent of Schools, Oakland, California.
  • Interviewed 1995 by Caroline Crawford.
  • Underwritten by a gift from Ruth Teiser in memory of Robert Beck.
 

ALTMAN, Ludwig (1910-1990), Musician

A Well-Tempered Musician's Unfinished Journey Through Life, 1990, viii, 183 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Family in Breslau, Germany; effect of Nazism on music; state Academy for Church and School Music, Berlin; to U.S., 1937: immigrant beginnings, organist with the San Francisco WPA Orchestra, Temple Emanu-El, Legion of Honor, San Francisco Pops, Carmel Bach Festival, and other groups; San Francisco Symphony conductors 1940-1977; Temple Emanu-El: music in the service, cantors, commissioning new works, recitals; teaching, UC Berkeley; reflections on San Francisco Jewish community.

Additional Note

  • Introduction by Rabbi Robert Kirschner, Temple Emanu-El.
  • Interviewed 1988 by Eleanor Glaser and Caroline Crawford for the California Jewish Community Series.
  • Underwritten by the Judah Magnes Museum, and by friends of Ludwig Altman, and members of the Congregation Emanu-El.
 

BACON, Madi (b. 1906), Choral conductor

Musician, Educator, Mountaineer, 1989, xii, 236 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Chicago: family background, music training, Hull House art assistant; evolving a theory of teaching voice; M.A., University of Chicago; music school director, Central YMCA College/Roosevelt University, 1941-1946; UC Berkeley summer session, 1946; UC Extension music program and chorus, 1948-1959; building a home; San Francisco Boys Chorus: beginnings, music camp and Sunday vespers, auditions, performances with San Francisco Opera and San Francisco Symphony, finances, individuals, repertoire; Sierra Club: high trips, 1939-1950, leaders; comments on women in conducting, Calvin Simmons, Ernst Bacon, Albert Elkus, Kurt Herbert Adler, and others.

Additional Note

  • Introductions by Ernst Bacon, composer; Mary Lins, educator; William Duncan Allen, musician and critic; and Jules Eichorn, musician and mountaineer.
  • Interviewed 1985-1987 by Janet G. Harris.
  • Underwritten by friends of Madi Bacon.
 

BIRTH OF THE OAKLAND BLUES: T-BONE WALKER TO CHARLES BROWN

Scope and Content Note

In process
Interviews with blues and gospel musicians on growing up with music; hardship in Oklahoma and Texas in the first decades of the century; the blues and gospel scene in Oakland and northern California in the 1940s, 1950s, 1960s; touring the blues, and the recording industry in the U.S.; African-American segregation, black vs. white unions; the decline of the blues.
Interviews with LOWELL FULSON (b. 1921), CHARLES BROWN, HASKELL SADLER (1933-1996), ROBERT KELTON (b. 1908), SUGARPIE DESANTO, JAMES MCCRACKLIN (b. 1921), ARCHIE REYNOLDS (b. 1921).

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1995-1996 by Caroline Crawford.
  • Underwritten by the Fleishhacker Foundation.
 

DICKEY, Florence Atherton (b. 1903), Actress

Gertrude Atherton, Family, and Celebrated Friends, 1982, vi, 75 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Childhood in Belvedere, CA, and family memories; parents, Muriel Atherton and Albert Bierstadt Russell, and sister, Dominga; grandmother Gertrude Atherton, and her circle; the Elizabeth Duncan School, Isadora Duncan; stage career in the 1920s; Hollywood and the Silent Era; comments on Senator James Phelan, Mabel Dodge, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.; marriages.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1981 by Emily Leider.
  • Underwritten by the Setzer Foundation.
 

GOLDBERG, Laurette (b. 1932), Harpsichordist

Early Music Performance in the San Francisco Bay Area, 1960s-Present, 1997, v, 467 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Childhood, family, religious background; music education: St. Mary's College, Notre Dame, IN, Chicago Musical College of Roosevelt University, 1953, UC Berkeley, 1954-1955, Cal State Hayward, 1969-1970; harpsichord study with Gustav Leonhardt, Ralph Kirkpatrick; issues of career, marriage, and family; faculty of San Francisco Conservatory of Music, since 1969, and lecturer, UC Berkeley, since 1970; founding of Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, 1980, and artistic director until 1986; consideration of major figures in early music and classical periods in the San Francisco Bay Area: Gerhard Samuel, Calvin Simmons, Ralph Kirkpatrick, John Phillips, Alan Curtis, Rella Lossy, Judith Nelson, Lee McCray, Anna Carol Dudley, Susie Napper, Bruce Haynes, Michael Sand, Nicholas McGegan, others; discussion of San Francisco Early Music Society, 1750 Arch Street, Jewish Music Festival, Cazadero Summer Camp; performance groups: Tapestry (formerly the Elizabethan Trio), Junior Bach Festival, MusicSources. Appended reviews, programs, articles by and about Goldberg.

Additional Note

  • Introductions by June Brott, and Diana Cohen; and a poem in tribute by Rella Lossy.
  • Interviewed 1996 by Mary Zon Mead.
  • Underwritten by the in-kind donation of Mary Zon Mead.
 

KHUNER, Felix (1906-1991), Violinist

A Violinist's Journey from Vienna's Kolisch Quartet to the San Francisco Symphony and Opera Orchestras, 1996, ix, 167 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Growing up in Vienna; performing in the Vienna Opera Orchestra; touring and performing with the Kolisch Quartet, 1925-1940; sponsorship of Elisabeth Sprague Coolidge; memories of Alban Berg and Arnold Schoenberg; Naziism in Europe, and resettling in the U.S. in the 1940s; California String Quartet; teaching privately and at UC Berkeley; San Francisco Opera and Symphony orchestras, 1942-1983, recollections of conductors, performances.

Additional Note

  • Introduction by Tom Heimberg, violist, San Francisco Symphony.
  • Interviewed 1989-1990 by Caroline Crawford.
  • Underwritten by friends of Felix Khuner, and gifts in memory of Arthur J. Brown.
 

ANN MUNDSTOCK: PIONEER IN BAY AREA DANCE AND MOVEMENT THERAPY, 1986, vii, 331 pp.

Scope and Content Note

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 scene in San Francisco, 1920s-1940s, including theaters and WPA projects; the Montgomery Block; Peters Wright School of Dancing; comments on dancers Welland Lathrop, Rudolf von Laban, Martha Graham, Mary Wigman, and pacifist James Mundstock. Interviews with ELIZABETH BECKMAN (b. 1918), MARCELLE CHESSE ARIAN (b. 1911), NINA LATHROP (b. 1911), RUDOLPH SCHAEFFER (1886-1988), PADGETT PAYNE (b. 1918), EDLOE RISLING (b. 1899), JAY RISLING (b. 1896), ELLEN MEYER (b. 1910), JUDITH JOB (b. 1924), RUTH ROSENFELD (b. 1908), AMALIA IRIZARRI (b. 1909), DEIRDRE KATZ (b. 1919).

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1983-1984 by Judith Dunning.
  • Underwritten by Catherine Harroun, and by donors in memory of Catherine Harroun.
 

ROWELL, Margaret Avery (1900-1995), Cello teacher

Master Teacher of Cellists, and Humble Student of Nature, 1984, xxii, 341 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Avery family; early interest in botany, religion, music; cello beginnings, teachers, Arion Trio, 1917-1937; UC Berkeley, early 1920s; tuberculosis and aftermath; cello teaching methods developed; NBC and Standard School Broadcasts; social issues of the 1930s; UC Berkeley Music Department; Bay Area musical life, California Cello Club; teaching, Bay Area, and giving workshops, nationally; visiting cellists, competitions, Pablo Casals master classes; marriage to Edward Z. Rowell, professor of speech, UC Berkeley; mothering Galen Rowell, photographer and mountaineer; Berkeley friends, Unitarian Fellowship; awards, honors, travels. Appended tributes to Rowell, and list of students.

Additional Note

  • Introductions by Irene Sharp, cellist; Bonnie Hampton, cellist; and Galen Rowell.
  • Interviewed 1982, 1983 by Suzanne R. Riess for the Society of California Pioneers Series.
  • Underwritten by the Society of California Pioneers.
 

SALGO, Sandor (b. 1909), Conductor, Carmel Bach Festival

SALGO, Priscilla (b. 1919), Choral director

Scope and Content Note

In process
SANDOR SALGO: family history and early childhood in Hungary, 1909-1939; studies with Carl Flesch and Fritz Busch in Berlin; playing in Bayreuth with Toscanini and Furtwangler; performing with the Roth Quartet; a new life in the United States, 1939-1949; teaching and performing at Westminster Choir College and Princeton University; studying with George Szell; marriage to Priscilla Salgo; serving in the U.S. Army; joining the music department at Stanford University, 1949-1974; music in the vineyards; directing the Marin, San Jose and Modesto Symphony Orchestras; PRISCILLA SALGO: early life and career in church music on the Peninsula and at the Carmel Bach Festival; directing the Carmel Bach Festival.

Additional Note

  • Introduction by Robert Commanday, music critic for the San Francisco Chronicle.
  • Interviewed 1994-1996 by Caroline Crawford.
  • Underwritten by the Community Foundation for Monterey County, Carmel Bach Festival, Inc., and Elizabeth J. Wade.
 

MILTON SALKIND AND THE SAN FRANCISCO CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC, 1995, vi, 280 pp.

Scope and Content Note

A full-length interview with Milton Salkind, and focused interviews with faculty, staff, and members of the San Francisco Bay Area music community, document the history of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music since its development in 1917, and the presidency of Salkind, 1966-1990. Discussion of early faculty; chamber music performances and community presence; board of directors; composition of the faculty and student body; the preparatory division; the future of the Conservatory. Appendices include "A Brief History of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, 1992," a timeline since 1917, and various brochures and newspaper articles.
Interviews with MILTON SALKIND (b. 1916), ELIZABETH ELKUS (1902-1994), AGNES ALBERT (b. 1908), AVA JEAN PISCHEL BRUMBAUM (b. 1922), ZAVEN MELIKIAN (b. 1929), MAY KURKA (b. 1921), and COLIN MURDOCH (b. 1946).

Additional Note

  • Introductions by Sol Joseph, San Francisco Conservatory; and Peter Oundjian, Tokyo String Quartet.
  • Interviewed 1993-1994 by Caroline Crawford.
  • Underwritten by Jean Brumbaum, Mrs. Paul Wattis, the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, friends of Milton Salkind, and individuals in memory of Elizabeth Elkus.
 

TEAGARDEN, Norma (1911-1996), Musician

Grand Lady of Piano Jazz, 1994, v, 119 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Family history and early childhood in Texas and Oklahoma; jazz in the twenties and thirties in New York City and the Southwest; living and working in Hollywood, and touring in wartime; jazz greats: Paul Whiteman, Mary Lou Williams, Marian McPartland, Earl Hines, the Jack Teagarden Band, Louis Armstrong's All Stars; women's bands; life in northern California; Dixieland festivals and styles; thoughts on volunteer service. Includes joint interview with IRENE TEAGARDEN, LANORA TEAGARDEN, and MARY GRUBBS.

Additional Note

  • Introductions by Cyra McFadden, San Francisco Examiner columnist; and Marilyn Unsworth, President, Norma Teagarden Fan Club.
  • Interviewed 1992-1994 by Caroline Crawford.
  • Underwritten by friends of Norma Teagarden.
 

Photography

 

ADAMS, Ansel (1902-1985), Photographer, conservationist

Conversations with Ansel Adams, 1978, viii, 768 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Family and childhood, San Francisco; early musical training; Exposition, 1915; influence of Paul Strand and Alfred Stieglitz; Group f/64: Imogen Cunningham, Ann Brigman, Brett and Edward Weston, Willard Van Dyke, John Paul Edwards, Sonia Noskowiak, Henry Swift, Preston Holder, Consuelo Kanaga, Alma Lavenson; Art Center School, Zone System teaching; creation of Museum of Modern Art photography department; photography at San Francisco Art Institute; photographic equipment; working for Polaroid Corp.; Sierra Club Board, and reflections on Yosemite, Sierra Club trips, John Muir trail; comments on Georgia O'Keefe, Beaumont and Nancy Newhall, Dorothea Lange, Eliot Porter, Andy Warhol.

Additional Note

  • Introductions by James L. Enyeart, Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona; and Richard M. Leonard, Honorary President, Sierra Club.
  • Interviewed 1972, 1974, and 1975 by Ruth Teiser and Catherine Harroun for the Sierra Club Oral History Series.
  • Underwritten by Helen M. Land and the Sierra Club Foundation.
 

BISHOP, G. Paul (b. 1916), Photographer

A Portrait Photographer's View of the University of California, Berkeley, 1947 to 1981, 1983, x, 245 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Stiles Hall and early UC Berkeley work, 1950s: R. G. Sproul, Andy Lawson, Monroe Deutsch, Herbert Bolton; photographers Edward Weston, Ansel Adams, Imogen Cunningham, Dorothea Lange, Yusef Karsch, William Garnett, Margaret Dhaemers; verbal portraits, including Aldous Huxley, Darius Milhaud, Chiura Obata, Chester Nimitz, August Vollmer, Czeslow Milosz, Theodora Kroeber; relaxing the subject; autobiographical comments.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1981 by Suzanne Riess.
  • Underwritten by James R. K. Kantor.

Banking, Business, and Journalism

 

Banking

 

BROWNE, Alan K. (1909-1988), Banker

"Mr. Municipal Bond": Bond Investment Management, Bank of America, 1929-1971, 1990, xviii, 325 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Berkeley background, fire, 1923; UC Berkeley, 1927-1929; Bank of America career, 1929-1942: Elisha Walker proxy battle, A. P. and Mario Giannini, bond department, Bank of Italy, Bankamerica, and Bank of America, California economy; WWII, Adjutant General's office; Bank of America, vice-president, 1946-1971: marketing bonds, federal policies on tax-exempt and revenue bonds, bank personnel policies, investment committees; civic and community service: San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit Commission [BART], San Francisco Stadium, Inc. [Candlestick Park], San Francisco Chamber of Commerce.

Additional Note

  • Introductions by Lois Swabel, president, UC Berkeley Class of '31; and Wendell W. Witter, investment securities broker.
  • Interviewed 1988 by Malca Chall for the University of California, Source of Community Leaders Oral History Series.
  • Underwritten by the Class of 1931, UC Berkeley.
 

CLAUSEN, A. W. (b. 1923), International banker Banker

Banker and Statesman: Bank of America, 1949-1981, 1986-1990; World Bank, 1981-1986

Scope and Content Note

In process
Family background and childhood in Illinois; Carthage College and University of Minnesota Law School, 1949; U.S. Army air corps, WWII; Bank of America, 1949-1981: college training program, corporate finance, international loans and banking, social policy, president and CEO; World Bank president, 1981-1986: MIGA, international code for investments, IDA 7, subSaharan Africa and other developing countries; turnaround at B of A, 1986-1991: takeover bid deflected, hiring Dick Rosenberg and others; reflections on Jimmy Carter, Robert McNamara, George Shultz, Ibrahim Shihata, Ann Krieger and others; community service: United Way, World Affairs Council, San Francisco Foundation and others; philosophical musings.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1996 by Germaine LaBerge.
  • Underwritten by the Bank of America.
 

HOFFMAN, Claire Giannini (b. 1904), Giannini family member

The Giannini Family in Banking and Public Service, 1987, i, 307 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Father, A. P. Giannini, founder of the Bank of America; brother, L. M. Giannini and his bank leadership; the development of the bank; service on the board of directors; public service. Includes interviews with J. M. FISCHER, longtime bank employee and family associate; MARGARET MALLORY DICKSON, manager of the Giannini family business office; and MARY MCGOLDRICK, secretary to L. M. Giannini.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1976 by Ruth Teiser.
  • Underwritten by the Bank of America Foundation.
  • Sealed until Jan. 1, 2006.
 

PETERSON, Rudolph A. (b. 1904), Banker

A Career in International Banking with the Bank of America, 1936-1970, and the United Nations Development Program, 1971-1975, 1994, xviii, 408 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Emigration from Sweden, 1905, and childhood in Hilmar Colony, Turlock, CA; UC Berkeley's College of Commerce, 1921-1925; work in credit and installment sales, Commercial Credit Company, 1926-1936; travels to Sweden, and family background; introducing installment credit at Bank of America, 1936-1946; troubleshooting for Transamerica, 1946-1955; Bank of Hawaii presidency, 1955-1961; international banking as Bank of America president, 1963-1970; global economy and the United Nations Development Program, 1971-1975; President's Commission on the Postal Organization, 1967-1968; Task Force on International Development, 1969; board of directors for National Park Foundation, Asia Foundation, and California Academy of Sciences; choosing to fund UC's archeological site at Nemea, Greece.

Additional Note

  • Introduction by A. W. Clausen, Chairman and CEO (retired), BankAmerica Corp.
  • Interviewed 1992-1993 by Germaine LaBerge for the University of California, Source of Community Leaders Oral History Series.
  • Underwritten by the Class of 1931, UC Berkeley, and the Bank of America Foundation.
 

SHURTLEFF, Roy L. (1887-1985), Investment banker

The University's Class of 1912, Investment Banking, and the Shurtleff Family History, 1982, vii, 69 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Nevada City and Berkeley background; memories of UC, the Daily Californian, campus life, professors; family members; business development in the Sacramento and San Francisco areas; forming Blyth, Witter & Co., investment bankers, 1914; interest in steamship and utility companies; comments on the Carquinez Bridge and the Bay Area Rapid Transit system; community interests and clubs.

Additional Note

  • Introduction by Eugene A. Shurtleff.
  • Interviewed 1981 by Harriet Nathan.
  • Underwritten by the family of Roy L. Shurtleff.
 

Business

 

AMERICAN PERSPECTIVES OF ARAMCO, THE SAUDI-ARABIAN OIL-PRODUCING COMPANY, 1930s TO 1980s, 1995, v, 590 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Personal recollections of eight interviewees whose careers and lives took them to Saudi Arabia from the 1930s through the 1980s to participate in the growth of an oil company. Aramco shareholders: Chevron (formerly Standard Oil Co. of California), Exxon (formerly Standard Oil of New Jersey), Mobil, Texaco; multicultural workforce, and efforts at cooperation; training Saudi workers; relationships with Saudi rulers and other Middle East governments; cultural differences: preservation of culture, and medical modernization; daily life in Saudi Arabia; engineering operations; Trans-Arabian Pipeline; Aramco management: officers and training; oil pricing difficulties; negotiations for ownership participation with Saudis; 1970s boycott and oil embargo.
Interviews with FRANK JUNGERS (b. 1926), engineer, retired chairman and CEO; PAUL ARNOT (1908-1994), chief petroleum engineer and senior vice-president; ELIZABETH ARNOT (b. 1913), Aramco wife, nurse; BALDO MARINOVIC (b. 1925), treasurer, financial officer; WILLIAM L. OWEN (b. 1915), general counsel, negotiator; R. W. "BROCK" POWERS (b. 1926), geologist, corporate executive; PETER SPEERS (b. 1921), translation division head, policy planner; ELLEN SPEERS (b. 1921), Aramco wife, observer.
[See also HEALTH AND DISEASES IN SAUDI ARABIA: THE ARAMCO EXPERIENCE under Public Health.]

Additional Note

  • Introduction by Frank Jungers, Chairman and CEO (retired), Aramco.
  • Interviewed 1992 and 1993 by Carole Hicke.
  • Underwritten by Georgia Pacific Corp., Aramcons (retirees of Aramco), and gifts in memory of Paul Arnot.
 

BEDIENT, Lester (1913-1996), Tugboat operator

Crowley Maritime, Harbor Tug and Barge, and Other Tugboat Operations in California,

Scope and Content Note

In process
Family background; operator's license at age eighteen; Harbor Tug and Barge: relationship to Crowley Maritime Corp., barge operations, business during the Depression, building the Bay Bridge, the 1934 waterfront strike; waterfront changes during WWII, and recollections of Richmond, CA; Harbor Transit Co.; water taxis, and the sightseeing business; operations at Catalina, service out of Long Beach and San Pedro; thoughts on employees, work and management style, regulatory commissions.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1987 by Judith Dunning for the San Francisco Bay Maritime History Series.
  • Underwritten by Crowley Maritime Corp.
 

COX, John Parr (b. 1918), Businessman

Parr Terminal: Fifty Years of Industry on the Richmond Waterfront, 1992, vii, 195 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Visalia background; uncle Fred D. Parr; Parr-McCormick Steamship Line; Port of Oakland, 1915; beginning Parr Terminal, Richmond, 1926; Richmond waterfront industries, 1930s-1950s: Ford Motor Co., Filice & Perrelli Canning Co.; Terminals No. 1-4; Pt. San Pablo: Winehaven, fish reduction plants, 1930s-1940s; WWII shipbuilding; comments on containerization, Japanese ties, future for Port of Richmond.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1986 by Judith Dunning.
  • Underwritten by Parr Terminals, Ltd.
 

CROWLEY, Thomas B. (1914-1994), Water transportation owner

Crowley Maritime Corporation: San Francisco Bay Tugboats to International Transportation Fleet, 1983, vi, 247 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Crowley tugboat and barge companies on San Francisco Bay, San Pedro, and Puget Sound; servicing Prudhoe Bay and the Alaska Pipeline; drydock and repair companies; labor relations, strikes, 1934-1969; government regulations and assistance; origins and individual histories of company operations and service areas; recollections of the tugboats and their captains.

Additional Note

  • Introduction by Constance Crowley Bowles.
  • Interviewed 1973-1975 by Miriam Feingold Stein for the San Francisco Bay Maritime History Series.
  • Underwritten by Crowley Maritime Corporation.
 

THE DeDOMENICO FAMILY: GROWTH OF THE GOLDEN GRAIN COMPANY THROUGH INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP, 1994, v, 380 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Second and third generation family members and a key employee trace the growth of a family-owned company from its beginnings as Gragnano Products in 1912. Life history of founders Domenico "Charlie" De Domenico and Antonio Ferrigno; development of packaged pasta products under the Golden Grain Co.; expansion to Seattle under Paskey DeDomenico and to San Leandro under brothers Thomas and Vincent DeDomenico; sales and marketing techniques; the Rice-a-Roni story and changes in pasta industry; community service; acquisition of Ghirardelli Chocolate Co.; sale of company to Quaker Oats.
Interviews with VINCENT M. DEDOMENICO (b. 1915), THOMAS D. DEDOMENICO (1919-1992), ANTHONY VICTOR DEDOMENICO (b. 1912), DONATO FERRIGNO (1899-1996), LOIS M. DEDOMENICO (b. 1927), and DENNIS T. DEDOMENICO (b. 1946).

Additional Note

  • Introduction by Benton Coit, CPA, Haskins & Sells.
  • Interviewed 1987-1989 by Ruth Teiser and Lisa Jacobson.
  • Underwritten by gifts from members of the DeDomenico family.
 

THE DI GIORGIOS: FROM FRUIT MERCHANTS TO CORPORATE INNOVATORS, 1986, vi, 209 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Nephews of Joseph Di Giorgio, immigrant founder of the Di Giorgio empire, discuss expansion from fruit and vegetable marketing organization to a diversified corporation adapting padrone system to sophisticated distribution operation. ROBERT DI GIORGIO (1911-1991), chief executive officer, talks about family origins, operations of a tightly integrated fruit company, 1920-1962, corporate diversification, land and water issues, acquisition of Tree Sweet, S&W Fine Foods, Inc., and others, 1956-1983. JOSEPH A. DI GIORGIO (1908-1989), horticulturist and viticulturist, discusses labor problems of the 1940s and late 1960s, wine industry interest, family, and farming, 1928-1966.

Additional Note

  • Introduction by Rudolph A. Peterson, President (retired), Bank of America, and Director, Di Giorgio Corp.
  • Interviewed 1983 by Ruth Teiser.
  • Underwritten by Di Giorgio Corporation.
 

DORNSIFE, Harold W. (b. 1915), Engineer, businessman

Steel Construction in the West, 1991, viii, 137 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Indiana background, values; basketball scholarship to University of Southern California, 1934; Standard Oil of California, 1939-1946; Industrial Relations Section, Cal Tech, 1941; C. F. Braun & Co., refinery operations, 1946-1954; buying and building up Herrick Iron Works, 1956-1965; Herrick Pacific Corp., 1965-1989: British and Japanese steelmakers, competition strategies, shop methods, earthquake-proof high-rise construction; structural steel industry: strategies, imports and tariffs, labor relations, no-growth movement, trade associations; Gillig Corp. and other subsidiaries of Herrick Pacific. Appended list of representative projects.

Additional Note

  • Introductions by George H. De Kay, Vice President (retired), Herrick Corp.; and Reverend James S. Little.
  • Interviewed 1988, 1989 by Lisa Jacobson.
  • Underwritten by Herrick Pacific Corporation.
 

GANS, Edward (1887-1991), Banker, numismatist

Berlin Banker to California Numismatist, 1887-1987, 1987, ix, 230 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Family background, Hamburg; Berlin banker, 1918-1925, and Berlin friendships in art and music; from collecting art to numismatics; Nazi years, Reichsbank, and emigration to the U.S., 1938; ancient coin dealership in New York City, Numismatic Fine Arts [NUFINA]; coin trade, collectors, scholars; move to Berkeley, 1951; travels, and new interest in sigillography; commentary on other collections, cataloging, specific acquisitions, sales and buyers; marriages, daughters, and friendships.

Additional Note

  • Introduction by Wolfgang Heimpel, Professor of Near Eastern Studies, UC Berkeley.
  • Interviewed 1983-1987 by Ora Huth.
  • Underwritten by the Chancellor's Office, UC Berkeley, and private donors.
 

GUMP, Richard B. (1906-1989), Merchant

Composer, Artist, and President of Gump's, San Francisco, 1989, vii, 275 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Growing up in San Francisco; father, A. L. Gump, and store policies; art studies, and Gump's Gallery; design work from 1932-1941 in Hollywood and Honolulu; innovations as president of Gump's, 1946-1971: Mexican market, staff and buyers, Discovery Shop, furniture design; lectures and writing on good taste and good design; thoughts on business, buyers, agents, promotions; Guckenheimer Sour Kraut Band, and symphonic compositions. Includes an interview with KEN KOJIMA, customs official; PAUL FARIA, furniture maker; and CLARIECE GRAHAM, executive secretary.

Additional Note

  • Introduction by Johanna Sianta.
  • Interviewed 1987 by Suzanne B. Riess.
  • Underwritten by individual donors.
 

HAAS, Walter A., Jr. (1916-1995), Corporate executive

Levi Strauss & Co. Executive, Bay Area Philanthropist, and Owner of the Oakland Athletics, 1995, viii, 299 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Haas family background, San Francisco; UC Berkeley, and Harvard Business School, 1930s, and fellow student Robert McNamara; Levi Strauss & Co., 1939-1976, chairman of the board, 1971-1986: discusses critical decisions on personnel and management practices, marketing and manufacturing, international division, public offering of stock, diversification, major executives including brother Peter Haas and son Robert D. Haas; fostering corporate social responsibility at Levi Strauss & Co. and as regional chairman, National Alliance of Businessmen, 1960s; service on boards and commissions, including Trilateral Commission (1980-1988), Ford Foundation (1970-1982); philanthropy and community service: Season of Sharing Fund, Hunters Point Boys Club, the Guardsmen; Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund; support for UC Berkeley, athletic programs, Haas School of Business; San Francisco clubs: Bohemian, Pacific Union, the Family, and comments on club functions, and restrictive membership; Oakland Athletics baseball team, 1980-1995: management, players, economics of baseball; pleasures of family life and outdoor interests. Appended interview with executive assistant RITA GUINEY.

Additional Note

  • Introduction by Roger Heyns, Chancellor, UC Berkeley, 1965-1971, and President, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, 1977-1992.
  • Interviewed 1994 by Ann Lage.
  • Underwritten by the children of Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr.
 

HERRICK, Stephen Gale (b. 1909), Businessman and book collector

From Structural Steel to the Arts, 1990, iv, 157 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Family background and education; Herrick Iron Works: founding, 1921, by Stephen Scholes Herrick, to sale in 1960; recollections of bidding strategies, project financing, labor negotiations, wartime contracts, competitors; book collecting, bookbinding, music and theater; HEDCO Foundation founding, board members, and granting policies.

Additional Note

  • Introduction by James D. Hart, Director, The Bancroft Library.
  • Interviewed 1988, 1989 by Ruth Teiser and Lisa Jacobson.
  • Underwritten by Herrick Pacific Corp.
 

LANE, Laurence William, Jr. (b. 1919), Publisher

Scope and Content Note

In process
Lane family origins, Des Moines, IW; publishing background of Lawrence W. Lane, Sr., values and beliefs; Sunset Magazine in 1929, early women editors, investors and finances; mother Ruth Bell Lane and family; Bill Lane's Pomona and Stanford education, WWII service; first roles at Sunset for Bill Lane and brother Melvin Lane; self-assessment, love of selling, winning; experiences as a packer in the Sierras, 1936, and thoughts on Californians and mountains, travel; Sunset editors Walter Doty and Proctor Mellquist, and evolution of magazine policy; advertisers and readers and competition, TV; enlightened editorial stand on environmental issues; publishing technology, advertising associations and standards; Sunset-AIA Western Home Awards; government service: Oceans and Atmosphere, National Parks Centennial Commission, 1970, Advisory Board and Council on National Parks, California Desert Conservation Area Advisory Committee; Ambassador to Australia; home and family, wife Jean, and friends; thoughts on education for leadership, responsibility, community participation.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1994 by Suzanne B. Riess.
  • Underwritten by individual donors.
 

LAWRENCE, Polly Ghirardelli (b. 1921), Ghirardelli family member

The Ghirardelli Family and Chocolate Company of San Francisco, 1985, iv, 186 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Domingo Ghirardelli, Sr., Italy and South America 1817-1849, California 1849-1894; San Francisco and Oakland family homes; Italians in California, second and third generations in the U.S.; Ghirardelli Chocolate Co., 1860-1950; Polly Ghirardelli Lawrence and family; Ghirardelli Square. Includes interviews with MARGERY MENEFEE TINGLEY on Domingo Ghirardelli, Jr., and his family, and with BEN W. REED on the Ghirardelli Chocolate Co.: manufacturing chocolate and mustard, company structure, 1939-1962, sale of property to William Matson Roth. Appended Ghirardelli family genealogy.

Additional Note

  • Introduction by Lawrence V. Metcalf.
  • Interviewed 1984-1985 by Ruth Teiser.
  • Underwritten by the Ghirardelli Chocolate Co., the East Bay Community Foundation, the Society of California Pioneers, and friends of the family.
 

NUTTER, Ben E. (b. 1911), Port manager

The Port of Oakland: Modernization and Expansion of Shipping, Airport, and Real Estate Operations, 1957-1977, 1994, v, 199 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Youth and education in Los Angeles and Oregon, work with the Corps of Engineers in Hawaii, 1941-1952, and service as superintendent of public works for the Hawaiian territorial government (1953-1957) under Governor Samuel King; career as chief engineer (1957-1977) and executive director (1962-1977) Port of Oakland, including modernization of the port to accommodate containership operations, Oakland Airport expansion, and development of Jack London Square and other real estate operations; describes port's relations with city of Oakland, BCDC, BART, federal government, and port tenants; efforts to attract Japanese shipping lines and participation in International Assn. of Ports and Harbors.

Additional Note

  • Introduction by Walter Abernathy, President, Pacific Merchant Shipping Assn.
  • Interviewed 1991 by Ann Lage for the Port of Oakland Oral History Series.
  • Underwritten by organizations and individuals associated with the Port of Oakland.
 

OGG, Robert Danforth (b. 1918), Inventor

Business and Pleasure: Electronics, Anchors, and the University of California, 1989, xi, 165 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Family influences, education; electronic bugging for U.S. Navy, 1941, and naval intelligence work, WWII; invention of the Danforth Anchor, and development of anchor business; California State Division of Communications, 1947, and communications consultancies; physical and social aspects of life in Maine and St. Croix; ongoing inventions in compasses and anchors; UC Berkeley Foundation and work on behalf of UC Berkeley; thoughts on the navy and on the spirit of innovation; family and friends. Appended anchor and compass patents.

Additional Note

  • Introduction by Virginia Conn.
  • Interviewed 1987 by Paul Williams, and 1987-1988 by Harriet Nathan. Edited by Suzanne B. Riess.
  • Underwritten by the Belvedere Scientific Foundation.
 

TREFETHEN, Eugene E. (1909-1996), Business executive

Kaiser Industries, Trefethen Vineyards, the University of California, and Mills College, 1926-1994, 1997, xv, 189 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Oakland childhood; University of California, 1926-1930, and meeting Edgar Kaiser; Harvard Business School, 1930-1931; working for Henry Kaiser, 1931-1967: Boulder and Shasta Dams, Richmond Shipyards, Kaiser-Frazer automobiles, TV, magnesium, aluminum, steel, bauxite, cement, Kaiser Permamente health plan; Kaiser Industries president, 1967-1974: labor and government relations, Oakland headquarters, liquidation and reorganization; comments on Kaiser family; Trefethen Vineyards, 1968-1994; fund raising for UC Berkeley, Mills College, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and others. Includes interview with CATHERINE MORGAN TREFETHEN and BARBARA MORGAN EISELEE.

Additional Note

  • Introductions by Cornell Maier, Chairman, Emeritus, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc.; and James A. Vohs, Chairman-CEO (retired) Kaiser Aluminum and Chemical Corporation.
  • Interviewed 1994 by Germaine LaBerge for the University of California, Source of Community Leaders Oral History Series.
  • Underwritten by the Class of 1931, UC Berkeley; and the Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley.
 

WILLIAMS, Charles E. (b. 1915), Cookware entrepreneur

Williams-Sonoma Cookware and the American Kitchen: The Merchandising Vision of Chuck Williams, 1956-1994, 1995, vi, 345 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Family background and childhood in Florida and California; work experiences during Depression; wartime service for Lockheed Aircraft; Sonoma years, 1947-1958: working as carpenter, local cooking culture, California cooking traditions, travel to Europe and exposure to French cookware, opening of Williams-Sonoma; relocation of store to San Francisco; clientele, merchandising; American interest in French cooking during 1950s and 1960s; changing conceptions of the kitchen; influence of various cooks and food writers on Williams; buying trips in France and Europe; mail-order merchandising, catalog production; 1970s attitudes about cooking and the good life; new food preparation technology; appeal of store to counterculture types; men and women as consumers; sale of the company to Howard Lester, 1978; expansion and diversification during the 1980s and 1990s: Gardener's Eden, Hold Everything, Pottery Barn, Chambers, multi-catalog marketing strategies; customer service, image of Williams-Sonoma, cookbooks, philosophy of cooking and hospitality. Includes interviews with three executives who played key roles in the company's expansion and diversification during the 1980s and 1990s: HOWARD LESTER, chief executive officer; PATRICK CONNOLLY, senior vice president of mail order and marketing; and TOM O'HIGGINS, vice president of merchandising.

Additional Note

  • Introduction by Howard Lester, CEO, Williams-Sonoma, Inc.
  • Interviewed 1992-1994 by Lisa Jacobson and Carole Hicke.
  • Underwritten by Williams-Sonoma, Inc.
 

WONG-VARGAS, Isabel (b. 1922), Entrepreneur

Business, Family, and Personal Philanthropy in Peru, China, and the United States, 1993, xiii, 328 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Family and earliest years in Peru and China; WWII in China and Hong Kong; arranged marriage and life in husband's family; learning real estate; post-war Hong Kong import-export business; second marriage, and return to Peru, 1951; grocery store, laundry, Chinese restaurant business in Peru; home base in Berkeley since 1966, and links to Peru and China; building and operating La Caleta Restaurant, Lima, Peru, and hazards and successes of operating as a businesswoman; thoughts on women friends, mentors, religion, divorce, children, higher education in the U.S., philanthropy, volunteer work, diplomacy; comparisons of Chinese, Peruvian, and American cultures; study of interior design, business administration, real estate law.
See also CHARLES J. PATTERSON and ROBERT B. SHETTERLY

Additional Note

  • Introduction by Humberto Urtiaga, Consul General of Peru, San Francisco.
  • Interviewed 1989 by Harriet Nathan.
  • Underwritten by the family of Isabel Wong-Vargas.
 

Western Mining in the Twentieth Century

Scope and Content Note

The Western Mining in the Twentieth Century Oral History Series was developed in 1986 to document the lives of leaders in mining, metallurgy, geology, education in the earth and materials sciences, mining law, and pertinent government agencies. Underwritten initially by the San Francisco and Southern California sections of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers and the Woman's Auxiliary to AIME, as well as the California Mining Association and the Mining and Metallurgical Society of America. Corporate donors include Asarco, Bechtel, Chemical Lime, EIMCO, Warburg, Pincus, Freeport-McMoran, Hazen Research, Hecla Mining, Homestake Mining, Kennecott, Krebs Engineers, Magma Copper, Newmont Mining, Phelps Dodge, U.S. Borax, Wharf Resources. Further funding has been provided by foundations, patrons, and individuals.
 

ALBRIGHT, Horace (1890-1987), Mining executive

Mining Lawyer and Executive, U.S. Potash Company, U.S. Borax, 1933-1962, 1989, xvi, 209 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Leaving National Park Service to become president of U.S. Potash, 1933; national parks and mining; potash mining, Carlsbad, NM; work week, hiring Hispanic workers, relations with mine unions. Appended 184 pages from Reminiscences of Horace Albright, Columbia University Oral History Office interview, 1962.

Additional Note

  • Introductions by Marian Albright Schenck, daughter; Amelia Fry, Regional Oral History Office; and James Gerstley, President (retired), U.S. Borax and Chemical Corp.
  • Interviewed 1986 by Eleanor Swent.
 

ARENTZ, Samuel Shaw, Jr. (1913-1994), Mining engineer

Mining Engineer, Consultant, and Entrepreneur in Nevada and Utah, 1934-1992, 1993, xiv, 104 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Childhood and schooling in Nevada and Washington, D.C., as son of congressman; working in mines: Mercur, UT; Rico Argentine, CO; Ima, ID; Pioche, NV; Henderson, NV; and Moab, UT; developing mines in Utah and Nevada: Butterfield, Bretz, Escalante mines; employment of black miners furloughed from the army during WWII; uranium boom in Moab, 1950s; advisor on mining education, University of Utah; recollections of Herbert Hoover; changes in mining methods, organization, equipment.

Additional Note

  • Introduction by Dooley P. Wheeler, Jr., Director of Exploration and Mining, Umont Mining Inc.
  • Interviewed 1988, 1992 by Eleanor Swent.
 

BOYD, James (1904-1987), Mining executive

Minerals and Critical Materials Management: Military and Government Administrator and Mining Executive, 1941-1987, 1988, xx, 252 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Australian and English background; engineering education at Cal Tech, Colorado School of Mines; WWII: critical minerals procurement for War Production Board, Lucius D. Clay, German industrial redevelopment, 1945-1946; director, U.S. Bureau of Mines, 1947-1951; director of minerals exploration, Kennecott Corp., 1951-1960; president, Copper Range Co., 1960-1971; National Commission on Materials Policy, 1971-1973; National Academy of Sciences committees on materials, alternative energy, natural resources.

Additional Note

  • Introductions by Simon D. Strauss, ASARCO; Günther Franz Joklik, Kennecott Corp.; James K. Richardson, Copper Range Co.
  • Interviewed 1986-1987 by Eleanor Swent.
 

BRADLEY, Philip Read, Jr. (b. 1904), Mining engineer

A Mining Engineer in Alaska, Canada, the Western United States, Latin America, and Southeast Asia, 1988, xiii, 203 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Early years in California, Alaska; history of Alaska Treadwell and Alaska Juneau mines, 1882-1930; education: Calvert School, Culver Military Academy, UC Berkeley, 1926-1945; mining in Bolivia, Canada, Nevada, Oregon, and Mariposa County, CA, 1938-1945; mines in Mexico, Thailand, Columbia, 1960-1980; mining methods, changes in safety practices, protective clothing, and equipment; labor-management relations in California Gold Belt in 1930s; advisory roles, 1940s-1950s: National Advisory Board, U.S. Forest Service, Western Governors Mining Advisory Council, U.S. Defense Minerals Agency, American Mining Congress.

Additional Note

  • Introduction by Noel W. Kirshenbaum, Manager, Mineral Projects Development, Placer, U.S., Inc.
  • Interviewed 1986, 1988 by Eleanor Swent.
 

CAMPBELL, Catherine (1905-1996), Geologist, editor

Ian and Catherine Campbell, Geologists: Teaching, Government Service, Editing, 1989, xiv, 171 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Catherine Campbell, Ohio background, Oberlin; geology teaching, Mt. Holyoke College; PhD, Radcliffe/Harvard, 1933; technical editing: U.S. Naval Ordnance Test Station, 1947-1961, U.S. Geological Survey, 1961-present, reports on 1964 Alaska earthquake, San Francisco Bay Region Project. Ian Campbell (1899-1978), professor of petrology, mineralogy, Cal Tech, 1931-1959; California State Geologist, chief of California Division of Mines and Geology, 1959-1969; professional activities, travels. Appended Christmas letters, memorials to Ian Campbell.

Additional Note

  • Introductions by Gordon B. Oakeshott, California State Geologist (retired); and Donald Peterson, USGS.
  • Interviewed 1988 by Eleanor Swent.
 

CLARK, William Bullock (1920-1995), Mining geologist

Reporting on California's Gold Mines for the State Division of Mines and Geology, 1951-1979, 1993, xii, 51 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Maintaining inventory of state mines and mineral resources; editing California Division of Mines & Geology Bulletin 193, Gold Districts of California , a report on 342 mining districts, published 1969; memories of California mines and people in mining.

Additional Note

  • Introduction by Ralph Loyd, Geologist, California Division of Mines & Geology.
  • Interviewed 1993 by Eleanor Swent.
 

CLEAVELAND, Norman (b. 1901), Dredge miner

Dredge Mining for Gold, Malaysian Tin, Diamonds, 1921-1966; Exposing the 1883 Murder of William Raymond Morley, 1995, xviii, 154 pp.

Scope and Content Note

California background, Olympic gold medalist, Stanford rugby team, Paris, 1924; dredge mining for gold in California and Alaska, tin in Malaya (1929-1932, 1947-1966), diamonds in Brazil; WWII air force service pilot; Pauley Reparations Commission, 1946; implementation of Briggs Plan for anticommunist enclaves in Malaya, 1947-1950; development of Cleaveland circular jig for concentrating ores; relationship with Herbert Hoover family; cover-up of grandfather Morley's murder by the Santa Fe Ring.

Additional Note

  • Introductions by Peter Lawson-Johnston, Chairman, Zemex Corp.; and Edwards Huntington Metcalf, Huntington Library and Art Gallery.
  • Interviewed 1994 by Eleanor Swent.
 

CURRY, James T., Sr. (b. 1915), Metallurgist

Metallurgist for Empire Star Mine and Newmont Exploration, 1932-1955; Plant Manager for Calaveras Cement Company, 1956-1975, 1990, x, 139 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Growing up in Berkeley, CA; working for Newmont Mining Corp. and Newmont Exploration as laborer, metallurgist; cement plant manager in Redding, CA, 1959-1975, efforts in community relations and air quality control; changes in working conditions and management attitudes, 1932-1975.

Additional Note

  • Introduction by Grant W. Metzger, Calaveras Cement.
  • Interviewed 1989, 1990 by Eleanor Swent.
 

DICKEY, Donald (b. 1924), Mine owner and operator

The Oriental Mine, 1938 to 1991, 1996, xi, 188 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Family background, Simon Jones Murphy, Sr., and Jr., and Pacific Lumber Co.; father, ornithologist Donald Dickey; schooling in Europe, Thacher School; teen-age flying experience, enlistment in the navy; mining education, Mackay School of Mines, and a start in mining with his mother; Oriental Mine: 1850-1939, early history, Chinese and Hawaiian miners, Croesus Mining Co. and since 1939; mine workers: hiring, feeding, housing, medical care; problems of highgrading, shipping doré bars, security, safety; specimen gold, geological research, environmental protection and waste disposal, electrolytic refining; Penobscot Iron Ore Co., taconite mining; trying to sell the Oriental Mine.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1989, 1991 by Eleanor Swent.
 

DOWNEY, J. Ward (b. 1911), Mining engineer

Mining and Construction Engineer, Industrial Management Consultant, 1936 to the 1990s, 1992, xiii, 151 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Education at UC College of Mines, 1929-36; work in Grass Valley, CA, area mines during Great Depression, and in mines in Arizona, Idaho, northern California until WWII; engineer, Canol Project; Wyoming trona mine, 1946-1950; construction engineer, Western Knapp, Swinerton and Walberg, Pacific Mechanical engineering companies, various projects, 1952-1965; construction, energy management and conservation, Del Monte Corp., 1965-1975; International Executive Service Corps, construction advisor, Egyptian sugar refinery, 1981. Includes an autobiographical memoir written by J. Ward Downey.

Additional Note

  • Introduction by Philip Read Bradley, Jr.
  • Interviewed 1991 by Eleanor Swent.
 

FENZI, Warren E. (b. 1915), Civil engineer, mining executive

Junior Engineer to President, Director of Phelps Dodge, 1937 to 1983, 1996, xiii, 172 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Warren and Fenzi family histories; Dodge family; Santa Barbara boyhood; Cal Tech, 1933-1937, Japanese students; Phelps Dodge, 1937-1942: recession cutbacks, scrap iron to Japan, open-pit mining equipment and training, explosives experiments, company-provided benefits, labor relations; WWII demand for copper, increased production, service in Seabees; mine superintendent to president, Phelps Dodge, 1946-1983: Korean War production, Tyrone, NM, flash smelter, solvent extraction, Toquepala (Peru) Mine, Arizona politics, labor relations, 1983 strike; environmental protection compliance, 1973 oil crisis; uranium and acquisition of Western Nuclear Corp.; director, St. Joe Lead Co., Southern Peru Copper Co.

Additional Note

  • Introduction by Arthur Kinneberg, Senior Vice President (retired) and Director, Phelps Dodge.
  • Interviewed 1995 by Eleanor Swent.
 

FOWLER, Hedley S. (1911-1993), Mining engineer

Mining Engineer in the Americas, India, and Africa, 1933-1983, 1992, xiii, 122 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Childhood at Bluebell Mine, British Columbia, and education, University of BC; summer jobs as laborer; Cominco [Consolidated Mining and Smelting Co.], Canada and British Guiana, 1933-1946; Pacific Lime Co., Texada Island, B.C., Denver Equipment Co.; Kaiser Magnesium, Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical, 1951-1961, in California, Nevada, Florida, Hawaii, India, Ghana; Mountain Copper Co., 1961-1968; developing examination to register mining engineers, National Council of Engineering Examiners, 1974-1982.

Additional Note

  • Introduction by Noel Kirshenbaum, Manager, Mineral Project Development, Placer Dome U.S. Inc.
  • Interviewed 1990-1991 by Eleanor Swent.
 

GERSTLEY, James Mack (b. 1907), Borax industry executive

Executive, U.S. Borax and Chemical Corporation; Trustee, Pomona College; Civic Leader, San Francisco Asian Art Museum, 1991, xiv, 236 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Childhood in London; Cambridge University; San Francisco social life: Bransten, Fleishhacker, Levison, Lilienthal families in the 1930s; 1937-1961, assistant to the president, acting president, president, Pacific Coast Borax Co., U.S. Borax and Chemical Corp.; president, Death Valley Hotel Co. Ltd.; 1960s, trustee, Pomona College; 1963-1989, member and chairman, San Francisco Asian Art Commission, Asian Art Museum Foundation, securing Brundage collection for San Francisco Fine Arts Museums; chairman, Western Jewish History Center.

Additional Note

  • Introductions by Elizabeth Lilienthal Gerstley; and Norman J. Travis, Chairman (retired), Borax Consolidated Ltd., and Director, U.S. Borax and Chemical Corp.
  • Interviewed 1990 by Eleanor Swent and Ruth Teiser.
 

HALDEMAN, Robert M. (b. 1917), Mining engineer

Managing Copper Mines in Chile: Braden, CODELCO, Minerec, Pudahuel; Developing Controlled Bacterial Leaching of Copper from Sulfide Ores, 1941-1993, 1995, xvi, 163 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Career in Chilean copper mining: engineer to president, Braden Copper Co., El Teniente Mine; advocacy for employment of Chilean engineers and managers; expropriation of mines, and flight from Chile, 1970; return to work for CODELCO, government agency managing El Teniente; work for Guggenheim family and Minerec Corp.; management of Sagasca, Andina, Lo Aguirre, Pudahuel mines; research on controlled bacterial leaching, solvent extraction-electrowinning process for copper from sulphide ores; putting Santiago YMCA on sound economic footing.

Additional Note

  • Introduction by Pedro Campino, President, Cerro Colorado Copper Corp.
  • Interviewed 1993 by Eleanor Swent.
 

HAVARD, John Francis (1909-1992), Mining engineer

Mining Engineer and Executive, 1935-1981, 1992, xv, 157 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Background in Montana, and Tacoma, WA; Depression years, mine employment; Montana School of Mines, and University of Wisconsin; U.S. Gypsum Co., 1935-1952: chief engineer of mines, gypsum and perlite projects in Oklahoma, Montana, California, Newfoundland, Dominican Republic; Potash Co. of America: manager, Carlsbad, NM; continuous mining machine, union contract negotiations; Pabco, Fibreboard Corp.: vice-president, developing selenite gypsum, solving management problems; Kaiser Engineers, 1965-1980: minerals division projects (cement, iron, coal, uranium) in U.S., Canada, Australia; failure of Kaiparowits Plateau power plant project.

Additional Note

  • Introductions by Victor E. Cole, Executive Vice President, Kaiser Engineers; and James V. Thompson, Senior Mining and Metallurgical Engineer, Kaiser Engineers.
  • Interviewed 1991 by Eleanor Swent.
 

HAZEN, Wayne C. (b. 1917), Research metallurgist

Plutonium Technology Applied to Mineral Processing; Solvent Extraction; Building Hazen Research, 1940 to 1993, 1995, xxii, 199 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Childhood, and education at UC Berkeley, 1940; work in Nevada mines with father Louis Hazen; metallurgical research, Pan American Engineering Co.; research on plutonium production, Los Alamos, WWII; designing vanadium and uranium processing plants in New Mexico; Hazen Research, Inc., Golden, CO: developing solvent extraction-electrowinning process, encouraging scientific creativity, maintaining confidentiality, managing a family business, employee stock ownership, problems with waste disposal.

Additional Note

  • Introductions by Frank Stephens, President, Iron Carbide Holdings Ltd.; and Joe House, Vice President (retired), General Mills.
  • Interviewed 1993 by Eleanor Swent.
 

HEIKES, George Conrad (1900-1992), Mining geologist

Mining Geologist on Four Continents, 1924-1974, 1992, xi, 103 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Anaconda Co., Butte, MT, 1937-1940; Giesche Mines, Poland, 1925-1934; chief geologist, National Lead Co.; WWII: Office of Production Management, Copper-Zinc branch, and War Production Board, Zinc and Aluminum-Magnesium divisions.; post WWII: geological survey in Greece, ECA (Marshall Plan); Agency for International Development, advisor in Korea, 1960-1964; directing survey of mineral resources in India for Ralph M. Parsons Co., 1967-1971.

Additional Note

  • Introduction by Evan Just, Professor of Economic Geology, Emeritus, Stanford University.
  • Interviewed 1989, 1991 by Eleanor Swent.
 

HENSHAW, Helen R. (1916-1988), Wife of mining executive

Recollections of Life with Paul C. Henshaw: Latin America, Homestake Mining Company, 1988, xviii, 164 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Helen Henshaw: Claremont, CA, childhood, education at UCLA, marriage to Paul C. Henshaw (1913-1986). Paul Henshaw at Cal Tech, 1936-1940; Cerro de Pasco Corp., and life in Peru; San Luis Mining, Mexico; uranium exploration, Colorado Plateau, 1950s; Homestake Mining president, CEO, chairman; honors, community service.

Additional Note

  • Introductions by Katherine C. Bradley, Woman's Auxiliary, American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers; and Langan Swent, Vice President (retired), Homestake Mining Co.
  • Interviewed 1986 by Eleanor Swent.
 

HOMESTAKE MINE WORKERS, LEAD, SOUTH DAKOTA, 1929-1993, 1995, xi, 131 pp.

Scope and Content Note

CLARENCE KRAVIG (1906-1994), Homestake Mine geologist, 1929-1941, discusses geologic planning, superintendency of the mine, 1941-1962, impact of WWII; modernizing the mining system as assistant general manager, 1963-1971: introducing Atlas-Copco drills, unionization, home ownership in Lead, SD, reclaiming Gold Run Creek, developing bacteria to remove cyanide, Ku Klux Klan and Anti-Catholicism. WAYNE HARFORD (b. 1930), discusses cage hoist operation, safety and maintenance issues, and substance abuse, 1949-1990. KENNETH KINGHORN (b. 1947), miner, electrician, member mine rescue team, drift supervisor, discusses mining methods and practice, safety, and equipment, 1966-1993.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1993 by Eleanor Swent.
 

HUELSDONK, Lewis (1905-1991), Mine manager

Manager of Gold and Chrome Mines, Spokesman for Gold Mining, 1935-1977, 1988, xii, 65 pp.

Scope and Content Note

California gold mining: placer, underground placer, and quartz vein; mine management; effects of WWII on gold and chrome mining; employee relations; advocacy of gold monetary standard.

Additional Note

  • Introduction by Philip Read Bradley, Jr.
  • Interviewed 1986 by Eleanor Swent.
 

HUMPHREY, William A. (b. 1927), Mining engineer

Mining Operations and Engineering Executive for Anaconda, Newmont, Homestake, 1950-1995, 1996, xvi, 225 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Childhood in Chile; education, University of Arizona; Anaconda Co., 1950-1975: junior geologist to exec. vice president, Cananea Cons., Mexico, planning vice president, Butte, MT; mine mapping, open stope mining system, solvent extraction, electro-winning, bacterial leaching, silver and gold payrolls; Newmont Mining Co., 1975-1981: vice president operations, mines in Canada, U.S., Africa, Peru; Homestake Mining Co., 1981-1995: executive vice president, discusses McLaughlin Mine management during construction and operations; Australian, Chilean subsidiaries; Doe Run Co., 1987-1990: CEO, chairman, hazardous waste committee, Western Regional Council, legislative advisory group; Armand Hammer, oil shale project; compares corporate executives, management styles, mining philosophy.

Additional Note

  • Introduction by Jack Thompson, Jr., President, Homestake Mining Co.
  • Interviewed 1994 and 1995 by Eleanor Swent for Knoxville District/McLaughlin Mine Project.
  • Underwritten by Chemical Lime Company, Hearst Foundation, Homestake Mining Company, Jackling Fund of the Mining and Metallurgical Society of America, One Shot Mining Company, and individual donors.
 

JENSEN, James H. (b. 1914), Chemical process engineer

Chemical and Metallurgical Process Engineer, Making Deuterium, Extracting Salines, Base and Heavy Metals, 1938-1990s, 1993, xiv, 106 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Childhood, Washington, and education, University of Washington; Standard Oil of California 1938-1940; Stuart Oxygen Co., making deuterium and deuterium compounds for Lawrence Laboratory, UC Berkeley, 1940-1942; WWII: service in army anti-aircraft artillery, the Philippines; 1946-1977: planning processing plants for acetylene, calcium carbide, diatomaceous earth, potash, phosphates; uranium in New Mexico, Yugoslavia, Argentina; recollections of Dwight D. Eisenhower. Appendices include supplemental statement on changes in mining written by Jensen, 1993.

Additional Note

  • Introduction by F. Weston Starratt, P.E., President, PR/ade Communications, Inc.
  • Interviewed 1992 by Eleanor Swent.
 

JOKLIK, Günther Franz [Frank] (b. 1928), Mining company executive

Exploration Geologist, Developer of Mt. Newman Mine, President and CEO of Kennecott, 1949-1996; Chairman, 2002 Olympic Winter Games Committee, 1997, xix, 395 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Family background in Vienna; education, Cranbrook School, and University of Sydney, Australia, 1938-1944; exploration geologist, Bureau of Mineral Resources, Ph.D. thesis, pegmatites of Harts Range; Fulbright scholar, Columbia University, 1953-1954; Kennecott Copper Co., 1954-1963: exploration geologist, project manager, Canada, Australia; first Harvard Business School Program of Management Development, 1960; AMAX, 1964-1973: project manager, Mt. Newman iron ore mine, Kimberley bauxite-alumina, vice president for Australia; Kennecott, 1974-1979: senior vice president, technology, discusses North Carolina phosphate, Questa molybdenum; Kennecott, 1980-1993: president, discusses labor negotiations, modernization at Chino, NM, modernization of Utah Copper mine, EPA compliance, mergers with Sohio, BP, and RTZ, exploration activities, including discovery and development of Lihir Island gold mine; acquisition of Powder River Basin coal mines; Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Winter Games Committee.

Additional Note

  • Introductions by C. John Sullivan, President (retired), Kennco Explorations (Canada) Ltd.; D. D. Brown, AO, Managing Director (retired), CSR Company; Ivor G. Pickering, Senior Vice President (retired) Kennecott Corporation.
  • Interviewed in 1993 and 1994 by Eleanor Swent.
 

JOHNSON, Arthur I. (1889-1992), Mining, metallurgical engineer

Mining and Metallurgical Engineer in the Black Hills: Pegmatites and Rare Minerals, 1922 to the 1990s, 1990, xiii, 114 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Childhood in Lead, SD, and working in gold mine and mill; education, South Dakota School of Mines; engineer for development, design, construction and operation of Black Hills mines and mills to produce arsenic, bentonite, beryl, feldspar, gold, lepidolite, lithium, mica, silver, spodumene, tantalum, tungsten, tin; surveyor, initial road-builder for Mt. Rushmore National Monument site. Appendix includes selected writings on history of Black Hills mining.

Additional Note

  • Introduction by Maurice Fuerstenau, Echo Bay Distinguished Professor, Mackay School of Mines, University of Nevada, Reno.
  • Interviewed 1989 by Eleanor Swent.
 

JUST, Evan (1900-1998), Geologist

Geologist: Engineering & Mining Journal, Marshall Plan, Cyprus Mines Corporation, and Stanford University, 1922-1980, 1990, xiv, 144 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Education, Northwestern University, University of Wisconsin; work with petroleum in Oklahoma, emeralds in Brazil, bauxite in the USSR, and lead-zinc, southeast Missouri; editor, Engineering & Mining Journal; director, Strategic Minerals Division, Economic Cooperation Administration [Marshall Plan]; vice president, Cyprus Minerals Company; professor, mineral economics, Stanford University.

Additional Note

  • Introductions by Noel Kirshenbaum, Manager, Mineral Products Development, Placer Dome U.S., Inc.; and James K. Richardson, President, Emeritus, Arizona Mining Assn.
  • Interviewed 1989 by Eleanor Swent.
 

KENDALL, Robert Eli (b. 1923), Mining engineer

Mining Borax, Shaft-Freezing in Potash Mines, U.S. Borax, Inc., 1954-1988, 1993, xiv, 33 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Father Zeb Kendall: striking it rich in Tonopah, NV, 1900, and manipulating mining stocks; observations of the Cornish pump; converting underground mine to open pit mining, Boron, CA; managing Allan Potash Mines, Saskatchewan, problems of shaft-freezing to mine below aquifer.

Additional Note

  • Introduction by Christian Hesse, Allan Potash Mines.
  • Interviewed 1992 by Eleanor Swent.
 

KNOXVILLE MINING DISTRICT, THE McLAUGHLIN GOLD MINE, NORTHERN CALIFORNIA, 1978-1995.

Scope and Content Note

Interviews to document the life cycle of a gold mine in a historic mercury mining district in the California counties of Napa, Lake, and Yolo.

Additional Note

  • Underwritten by Chemical Lime Company, Hearst Foundation, Homestake Mining Company, Jackling Fund of the Mining and Metallurgical Society of America, One Shot Mining Company, and individual donors.
 

Volume I: 1998, vii, 312 pp.

Scope and Content Note

JAMES ANDERSON (b. 1935), geologist: Kennecott Copper Co., 1960-1967; Occidental Minerals, 1967-1975; Armand Hammer, Gore family; vice president, exploration, Homestake Mining Co., 1975-1987, researching mercury hot springs, gold discovery at Manhattan [renamed McLaughlin] Mine; environmental aspects, community relations; member, chairman, California State Mining and Geology Board; CEO, Minven, 1987-1995. WILL BAKER (b. 1935) professor of English, UC Davis: Capay Valley, CA, community activism; opposing Davis Creek Dam, efforts to block approval of environmental impact report, concerns about air and water pollution. NORMAN BIRDSEY (b. 1957), metallurgical technician: U.S. Navy, boatswain's mate, 1975-1979, 1981-1984; Homestake Mining Co., 1979-1981, Bulldog Mine, CO, mill operator; 1981-1995, McLaughlin Mine, startup training, autoclave operator, process specialist. BRICE BLEDSOE (b. 1927), director, Solano Irrigation District: formation of Solano County Flood Control and Water Conservation District; McLaughlin Mine, SID demands satisfied for fail-safe containment of tailings, regulation of cyanide transport, daily monitoring, future oversight.

Additional Note

  • Introduction by Duane Smith, Professor of History and Southwest Studies, Ft. Lewis College, Durango, CO.
 

Volume II: 1998, xii, 247 pp.

Scope and Content Note

ANTHONY A. CERAR (b. 1913), mercury miner, 1935-1995: La Joya, Knoxville, Mirabel, Oat Hill mines; WW II, Spanish miners in CA; mine safety, health hazards of mercury. JOHN CETERAS (b. 1944), organic farmer, Yolo County: community opposition to McLaughlin Mine, Davis Creek Dam; member, technical review panel monitoring water quality. HARRY M. CONGER (b. 1930), mining engineer: Asarco, Silver Bell, AZ, 1955-1964; Kaiser Steel Co., Eagle Mt., CA, 1964-1970, early environmental concerns, water quality monitoring; Kaiser Resources, Balmer, BC, 1970-1973, dealing with Mitsubishi Trading Co.; Consolidation Coal Co., 1973-1975; vice president, president, director, chairman and CEO, Homestake Mining Co., 1975-1998; environmental policy, corporate restructuring, McLaughlin Mine discovery and development, World Gold Council. JOHN JAY CORLEY (b. 1931), chairman, Napa County planning commission, 1981-1984: permitting McLaughlin Mine. WILLIAM CORNELISON (b. 1936), schools superintendent: Middletown, CA, 1979-1986, impact of Geysers geothermal project; Konocti district, 1986-1994, impact of McLaughlin Mine; Lake County, 1994-present, socio-economic changes; JOHN DRUMMOND (b. 1944), schools attorney: negotiations to mitigate McLaughlin Mine impact.
 

Volume III: 1998, xv, 365 pp.

Scope and Content Note

DAVID CROUCH (b. 1933), environmental manager: Utah International, 1973-1980, Navajo Mine reclamation; Homestake Mining Co., 1980-1992, organizing corporate environmental efforts, Homestake Mine wastewater, uranium mines air and water quality, obtaining permits for McLaughlin Mine, delisting two Superfund sites. ELMER ENDERLIN (b. 1912), miner: working in fifty-eight mines in Western U.S. from 1932; small mine methods, safety, especially in mercury mines. CLAIRE FULLER (b. 1930), store owner: operating Fuller's Superette in Lower Lake, CA, 1982-1995. DENNIS GOLDSTEIN (b. 1945), environmental lawyer: Stanford Law School, 1960s; Homestake Mining Co. from 1976, acquiring land, obtaining permits for McLaughlin Mine. REX GUINIVERE (b. 1931), mining engineer: Bukit Besi iron mine, Malaya; Kaiser Engineers, 1964-1981; Homestake Mining Co., 1981-1988, Vice President-Engineering, manager of design and construction, McLaughlin Mine, whole-ore autoclave processing, non-union project.
Future interviews with DONALD GUSTAFSON (b. 1938), mining company geologist; JAMES HICKEY, Napa County planning director; IRENE JAGO, Lake County teacher, merchant; DOLORA KOONTZ, biologist; RAYMOND KRAUSS, biologist, mining company environmental manager; WILLIAM KRITIKOS, mercury mine operator; JOHN LANDMAN, rancher; ROGER MADSEN (b. 1923), mechanical engineer; BEVERLY MAGOON, Lake County merchant, craftswoman; RICHARD MASON, Lake County newspaper editor; EDWARD MCGINNIS (b. 1923), mercury mine laborer; ROBERT MCKENZIE, Napa County historian, photographer; HAROLD MOSCOWITE, Napa County commissioner; MARION ONSTAD (b. 1938), rancher, secretary; MARILY PARKER, teacher; RONALD PARKER, mechanical engineer, mine manager; PATRICK PURTELL, mechanical engineer, mine manager; ROBERT REVELES, mining company governmental affairs officer; RICHARD STOEHR (b. 1927), geologist, mining company executive; JOSEPH STRAPKO (b. 1951), geologist; KLAUS THIEL, construction project manager; JACK THOMPSON, JR. (b. 1950), mining engineer, mining company executive; TWYLA THOMPSON, Yolo County commissioner; AVERY TINDELL, farmer; JOHN TURNEY (b. 1951), metallurgist; DELLA UNDERWOOD, rancher, secretary; WALTER WILCOX, Lake County commissioner.
 

LANE, Marian (b. 1905), Mine doctor's wife

Mine Doctor's Wife in Mexico in the 1920s, 1996, xv, 120 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Childhood in Indiana as Winne Ruth McKinnell, marriage to Dr. William Judd; Mexican mining camp social life, raids by revolutionary bandits, husband's narcotics addiction; treatment for T.B. in Pasadena; work as a medical secretary in Phoenix; Winne Ruth Judd's trial for 1931 murder, commitment to Arizona state hospital and escape after twenty-nine years, new life as Marian Lane in Piedmont, CA, and discovery and pardon in 1971.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1995 by Eleanor Swent.
 

LIVERMORE, John S. (b. 1918), Geologist

Scope and Content Note

In process
Pioneer California family background; exploration geologist for Newmont Mining Company; describes Carlin deposit discovery leading to 1960s Nevada gold boom, and other gold mine discoveries; mediating between mining industry and environmentalists; reclamation project at historic Corona mercury mine, Napa County, CA.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1992 and 1997 by Eleanor Swent.
 

MALOZEMOFF, Plato (b. 1909), Metallurgist

A Life in Mining: Siberia to Chairman of Newmont Mining Corporation, 1909-1985, 1990, xxi, 338 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Childhood in Siberia, Lena Goldfields mines; escape through Mongolia to Oakland, CA, 1920; education: UC College of Mines, Montana School of Mines; metallurgist, Pan American Engineering Co., 1934-1941: introducing jigs in dredging, flotation experiments; mine manager, Argentina, Costa Rica, 1941-1943; mine analyst for Office of Price Administration, 1944-1945; staff engineer, president, chairman, Newmont Mining Corp., 1945-1985: metal and coal mining, cement and oil ventures in Africa, Australia, Indonesia, North and South America; discussion of management philosophy, theory on gold cycles, success in the mining industry, Stephen Bechtel, George Shultz; musical studies, family history, Russian emigré community.

Additional Note

  • Introduction by Robert Ramsey, Vice President (retired), Newmont Mining Corp.
  • Interviewed 1987, 1988 by Eleanor Swent.
 

McPHERSON, Malcolm J. (b. 1937), Mining engineer

McPHERSON, James (b. 1926), Mining engineer

Brothers in Mining, 1992, xviii, 328 pp.

Scope and Content Note

MALCOLM J. MCPHERSON : mining family background, and school days, Scotland and England; working in Leichestershire coal mines, 1954-1957; education, Nottingham University, and years on faculty, 1965-1980; research in mine safety, computer analysis in ventilation, thermodynamics of large fans, control of air quality, underground disposal of radioactive waste; work with British National Coal Board, South African Chamber of Mines, and in Eastern Europe, Australia, Canada, and the U.S.; Professor of Materials Science and Mining Engineering, UC Berkeley, 1981-1982: teaching, research, restoration of Hearst Mining Building, student recruitment. JAMES MCPHERSON : development of longwall mining in the United Kingdom, 1940-1985; labor conditions in Scottish and English collieries; mine mechanization post WWII; mine management positions since 1954; the Coal Board, and strikes of 1974 and 1984.

Additional Note

  • Introduction by Michael Hood, Associate Professor of Materials Science and Mining Engineering, UC Berkeley.
  • Interviewed 1990-1991 by Malcolm J. McPherson and Eleanor Swent.
 

McQUISTON, Frank Woods, Jr. (1904-1987), Metallurgist

Metallurgist for Newmont Mining Corporation and U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, 1934-1982, 1989, xiv, 213 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Growing up in Arizona mining towns; UC College of Mining, 1931; employment at ASARCO [American Smelting and Refining Co.], Selby, CA; mining in the Sierra; Newmont Mining, 1934: Empire-Star Mine, pioneering flotation, extractive metallurgy of gold, copper, lead, zinc; AEC, 1948-1952: uranium procurement in Colorado, Morocco, Belgian Congo, South Africa, ion exchange, acid plants for processing; Newmont in Africa: O'okiep, Palabora, and Tsumeb. Includes interview about McQuiston with ROBERT SHOEMAKER, chief metallurgical engineer, Bechtel Corp., on Newmont gold project, Carlin, NV, and copper projects, Granduc, Similkameen, B.C.

Additional Note

  • Introductions by David Christie, Vice President (retired), Newmont Mining Corp.; and Plato Malozemoff, Chairman, Emeritus, Newmont Mining Corp.
  • Interviewed 1986 by Eleanor Swent.
 

OAKESHOTT, Gordon B. (1904-1993), Engineering geologist

The California Division of Mines and Geology, 1948-74, 1988, xiv, 129 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Childhood in Niles [Hayward], CA; education in geology, UC Berkeley; University of Southern California, PhD, 1936; Long Beach earthquake, 1933; training air force pilots, WWII; career at California Division of Mines and Geology; official report of Kern County earthquakes of 1952; Ronald Reagan as governor; development of seismology, urban geology, engineering geology; seismic safety and public policy.

Additional Note

  • Introduction by Richard Stewart, District Geologist, California Division of Mines and Geology.
  • Interviewed 1986, 1987 by Eleanor Swent and Stanley Scott for the Western Mining in the Twentieth Century Oral History Series, and the Earthquake Engineering and Seismic Safety Oral History Project.
  • Underwritten by friends of Gordon B. Oakeshott and the Institute of Governmental Studies, UC Berkeley.
 

ORR, James M. (b. 1911), Mining engineer

An Entrepreneur in Mining in North and South America, 1930s to 1990s, 1995, xv, 50 pp.

Scope and Content Note

British Columbia background and work for Cominco; Cal Tech, and use of spectrograph as consulting engineer; Orr Engineering and Chemical Co., domestic production of activated iron oxide; managing Utah uranium mines, 1950s; working diamond placers in Brazil; University of Alaska mineral engineering department, 1970-1971, training native people as petroleum technologists; ventures in Colorado oil, California gold.

Additional Note

  • Introductions by James H. Jensen, Vice President (retired), Lake Minerals Corp.; and Bernard Brynelson, President and Chairman, Seine River Resources, Inc.
  • Interviewed 1994 by Eleanor Swent.
 

PERRY, Vincent (b. 1901), Geologist

A Half Century as Mining and Exploration Geologist with the Anaconda Company, 1991, xiii, 128 pp.

Scope and Content Note

San Francisco earthquake and fire, 1906; education: UC College of Mining, Columbia University; Argonaut Mine fire, 1922; mine geologist for Anaconda Co., Butte, MT, 1924-1928; chief geologist, Cananea, Mexico, 1928-1937; chief geologist, Anaconda Co., Salt Lake City, 1937-1956; explorations: Mountain City Copper, NV, Yerington, NV, Twin Buttes, AZ, Grants District, NM, Chile, British Guyana, Brazil; vice president, director, Anaconda, 1965-1969: comments on ore, resources, geologic methods, management practices, liquidation of Anaconda Co.

Additional Note

  • Introduction by William A. Humphrey, Executive Vice President, Homestake Mining Co.
  • Interviewed 1990 by Eleanor Swent.
 

RANDOLPH, Carl (b. 1922), Borax industry executive

Research Manager to President, United States Borax & Chemical Corporation, 1957-1986, 1992, xvi, 111 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Childhood in Claremont, CA, Whittier College; WWII, tanker USS Sebec, South Pacific; PhD, University of Southern California, 1949; research chemist, Aerojet; research manager, vice president, president, U.S. Borax & Chemical Corp.: discusses fifty-four day strike at Boron, CA plant, 1968, environmentalist opposition to Quartz Hill, AZ, molybdenum mine, 1977-1987; service as trustee, chairman, Whittier College, and president, Southern California Assn. of Independent Colleges; U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary.

Additional Note

  • Introduction by Ian White-Thomson, President, U.S. Borax & Chemical Corp.
  • Interviewed 1990 by Eleanor Swent.
 

REED, John Joseph (b. 1923), Mining engineer, professor

Pioneer in Applied Rock Mechanics, Braden Mine, Chile, 1944-1950; St. Joseph Lead Company, 1955-1960; Colorado School of Mines, 1960-1972, 1993, xiii, 260 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Family mining background, UC College of Mining studies; account of El Teniente Mine (Chile) fire, June 1945; polio, and rehabilitation; PhD, UC Berkeley, 1955, and work on packaged stench warning system for mines; head mine research engineer, St. Joseph Lead Co.: pioneering work in rock bolting, precise rock deformation instrumentation, deep drill rounds in dolomite; Colorado School of Mines: mineral industries education, development of rock engineering and reinforcement, controlled blasting; consulting work: Corps of Engineers, North American Air Defense Command, Bureau of Reclamation, underground powerhouses, South African Chamber of Mines, nuclear waste storage, Manhattan aqueduct.

Additional Note

  • Introduction by Robert K. Barcus, Vice President (retired), Cominco American, Inc.
  • Interviewed 1991 by Eleanor Swent.
 

ROSENBLATT, Joseph (b. 1903), Mining equipment manufacturer

EIMCO, Pioneer in Underground Mining Machinery and Process Equipment, 1926-1963, 1992, xx, 192 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Rosenblatt family, immigration from Russia to Salt Lake City; education, University of Utah; development of family business buying, repairing, selling used mining machinery, and expanding into manufacture of equipment; establishment of EIMCO, and development of EIMCO rocker-arm loader, mechanizing mining; international sales and manufacture, filter manufacture; director of Federal Reserve System, twelfth district, 1953-1975, changes in system of selecting district chairman; chairman of Utah's "Little Hoover Commission," 1964-1966, changes in executive branch of state government; public service work, Salt Lake City, and University of Utah School of Medicine.

Additional Note

  • Introductions by Wayne Dowdey, Vice President (retired), EIMCO; and Berne Schepman, President, Adair Co.
  • Interviewed 1991 by Eleanor Swent.
 

SMITH, Eugene David (b. 1923), Borax industry executive

Working on the Twenty-Mule Team: Laborer to Vice President, U.S. Borax & Chemical Corporation, 1941-1989, 1993, xiv, 77 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Childhood, Boron and Lancaster, CA; Air Signal Corps in China; Colorado School of Mines, 1952; U.S. Borax & Chemical Corp., 1941-1989: successful efforts to have Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act of 1980 make an exception for Quartz Hill molybdenum project; defending mineral resource development in southeast Alaska, and the California desert.

Additional Note

  • Introduction by Carl Randolph, President (retired), U.S. Borax & Chemical Corp.
  • Interviewed 1991 by Eleanor Swent.
 

STRAUSS, Simon David (b. 1911), Metals market analyst

Market Analyst for Non-ferrous Metals and Non-metallic Minerals, Journalist, Mining Corporation Executive, 1927-1994, 1995, xv, 387 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Childhood in Peru, schooling in Chile, New York City; journalist: 1927-1932, metals market reporter, assistant editor, Engineering and Mining Journal; 1932-1934, editor, Madison, NJ, Eagle: Prohibition, the mob, Morro Castle fire; 1935-1941, mining securities analyst, Standard Statistics Co.; WWII: vice president, Metals Reserve Co. (Reconstruction Finance Corp.), procurement of strategic minerals, incompatibility of Henry Wallace and Jesse Jones, Combined Raw Materials Board, Premium Price Plan and committee, U.S. Commercial Corp., black markets, new field of mineral economics; 1946-1988, American Smelting & Refining Co. (ASARCO), vice president, director, vice chairman: marketing non-ferrous metals and non-metallic minerals internationally, forming Southern Peru Copper Corp., maintaining LIFO inventory, Mt. Isa Mine, 1967-68 copper miners strike, Pennzoil takeover attempt; from 1989, director, Magma Copper Corp.; discussion of American Mining Congress, 1951 Paley Commission report, nationalist movements, price stabilization efforts, trade associations, commodity cartels, environmentalism; wife Elaine Mandel Strauss and polio, Albert Gore, Sr.'s germanium mine, friend Mauricio Hochschild.

Additional Note

  • Introduction by Charles F. Barber, Chairman (retired), ASARCO.
  • Interviewed 1994 by Eleanor Swent.
 

SWENT, Langan W. (1916-1992), Mining engineer, executive

Working for Safety and Health in Underground Mines; San Luis and Homestake Mining Companies, 1946-1988, 1996, Two volumes, xix, 1007 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Family and youth in Tayoltita, Mexico; education at Moses Brown School (Providence, RI), Stanford, UC Berkeley Graduate School of Mines, Harvard; U.S. Navy Landing Craft Tanks in Africa, Italy, France, 1941-1945; mining career: gold, in Lead, SD, 1946-1947, 1954-1957; silver, in Tayoltita, Mexico, 1947-1954; uranium, in Grants, NM, 1957-1966; Homestake Mining Co. corporate headquarters, San Francisco, 1966-1983: ventures in California, Missouri, Michigan, Australia, Peru; research and analysis regarding radiation exposure and cancer among miners, radon daughters; relationships with federal agencies dealing with environmental problems created by mining, and health and safety standards in mines; review of Homestake presidents, 1914-1988, and changes in corporate culture and management practices; comprehensive discussion of mining technologies: drilling, tunneling, sinking shafts, ventilation; union and non-union labor relations, management and personnel policies, politics and community relations, research on radiation; thoughts on family, and foreign and domestic travel. Includes an interview with ELEANOR SWENT on youth in Lead, Wellesley College years, marriage to Langan Swent, and experiences raising children and participating in community life in Tayoltita, Lead, Grants, and Piedmont, CA.

Additional Note

  • Introductions by Richard Stoehr, Consultant to the Chairman and CEO, Homestake Mining Co.; and Laura Madsen.
  • Interviewed 1987-1988, 1994 by Malca Chall.
 

THOMPSON, James V. (b. 1915), Mining, metallurgical engineer

Mining and Metallurgical Engineer: The Philippine Islands; Dorr, Humphreys, Kaiser Engineers Companies, 1940-1990s, 1992, xiii, 127 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Education, Colorado School of Mines; WWII internment, Philippine Islands; research engineer, Dorr Co., 1945-1948; metallurgist, Humphreys Companies, 1948-1956: developing manganese mine, Blythe, CA; project engineer, Kaiser Engineers, 1957-1990: Tata Project (Jamshedpur, India), Bong Mining Co. (Liberia), El Teniente Mine (Chile), DOCEGEO (Brazil), research on mischmetal, zinc batteries for electric-powered vehicles, tiles for space shuttle, burying nuclear waste, magnesium production in Norway; independent consulting: Powderhorn Titanium Mine, CO, Real de Buenavista Mine (Mexico), by-product gold recovery from gravel.

Additional Note

  • Introduction by John Francis Havard, mining consultant.
  • Interviewed 1990 and 1991 by Eleanor Swent.
 

WILDER, James William (b. 1924), Mining entrepreneur

Owner of One Shot Mining Company and Manhattan Mercury Mine, 1965-1981, 1996, xix, 140 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Building earth-moving business post-WWII with specialty in mining, mercury mining in Alameda and San Mateo counties, CA; buying the Manhattan Mine in Napa County, CA, 1965, building processing plant, reprocessing batteries; negotiations with Homestake Mining Co. when gold was discovered in 1978, development of McLaughlin gold mine, donating profits to benefit Lake County; recollections of Knoxville mining district history.

Additional Note

  • Introductions by William Casburn, former land manager; and Donald Gustafson, former exploration geologist, Homestake Mining Company.
  • Interviewed 1994 and 1995 by Eleanor Swent for Knoxville District/ McLaughlin Mine Project.
  • Underwritten by Chemical Lime Company, Hearst Foundation, Homestake Mining Company, Jackling Fund of the Mining and Metallurgical Society of America, One Shot Mining Company, and individual donors.
 

WILSON, Alexander (b. 1922), Metallurgical engineer

Scope and Content Note

In process
UC College of Mines; WWII, Burma Road, Kunming; Yellow Pine tungsten mine, ID; Mountain Pass molybdenum mine, CA; president of Utah Construction and Mining Company, later Utah International: Lucky Mc uranium mine, Navajo coal mine, development of Bowen Basin coal mining, Australia; merger with General Electric, recalling GE President Welch; merger with BHP; recollections of Gough Whitlam and Australian government in 1970s; Marcona iron mine, Peru; selling iron ore to Japanese.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1996-1997 by Eleanor Swent.
 

California Winemen

Scope and Content Note

The Wine Spectator California Winemen Oral History Series continues a series begun in 1969 by the Regional Oral History Office to interview wine industry members and university enologists and viticulturalists whose recollections span the Prohibition years when the orderly maintenance and preservation of records was disrupted as was the industry itself, the Depression era, and the present period of expansion. Underwritten by the Wine Spectator Scholarship Foundation.

 

ADAMS, Leon D. (1905-1995), Wine Institute organizer, writer

California Wine Industry Affairs: Recollections and Opinions, 1990, vii, 52 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Grape Growers League and the Wine Institute; labeling and blending wines; industry changes; distilled spirits industry; marketing orders; taxation; wine semantics; wine organizations. [Updates 1974 ROHO interview.]

Additional Note

  • Introduction by Maynard A. Amerine, Professor of Viticulture and Enology, Emeritus, UC Davis.
  • Interviewed 1986 by Ruth Teiser.
 

AMERINE, Maynard A. (1911-1998), Viticulturist and enologist

Wine Bibliographies and Taste Perception Studies, 1988, ix, 91 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Recollections since 1971: last years teaching at UC Davis, to 1974, consultant to the Wine Advisory Board and the Wine Institute; bibliographies and publications on sensory evaluation and other enological subjects; recent trends in grape growing, wine making, and public attitudes.

Additional Note

  • Introduction by Doris Muscatine, food and wine writer.
  • Interviewed 1985 by Ruth Teiser.
 

ARROWOOD, Richard (b. 1945), Winery owner and winemaster

Sonoma County Winemaking: Chateau St. Jean and Arrowood Vineyards & Winery, 1996, viii, 140 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Early career at Korbel Champagne Cellars, Italian Swiss Colony, Sonoma Vineyards; winemaker, Chateau St. Jean: winery start-up, growth, vineyard-designated labels, Chardonnay, Late Harvest Riesling; sale to Suntory Corp. and working with the Japanese; Arrowood Vineyards: founding in 1986, building the winery, winemaking and vineyard management, Domaine du Grand Archer, Smothers Bros., financing growth; discusses cooperage, bottles, and corks, small and large wineries. Includes interview with ALIS ARROWOOD (b. 1951) on marketing and public relations.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1995-1996 by Carole Hicke.
 

CARPY, Charles A. (b. 1927), Winery Owner

Viticulture and Enology at Freemark Abbey, 1994, vii, 61 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Carpy family background, a century in Napa Valley; Carpy Ranch, 1961-present: grape varieties, first frost protection sprinkler system; Freemark Abbey: forming the partnership owner in 1966; restoring the old building, equipment, marketing; Rutherford Hill winery; California Wine Commission.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1993 by Carole Hicke.
 

CELLA, John B. II (1918-1998), Wine industry executive

The Cella Family in the California Wine Industry, 1986, viii, 75 pp.

Scope and Content Note

John Battista Cella and Lorenzo Cella: purchase of Roma Wine Co., 1924, sale of Roma to Schenley Distillers, 1941; Cella Vineyards, 1944-1961, sale to United Vintners; J. B. Cella II: career with Roma, Cella Vineyards, Allied Grape Growers and United Vintners, Heublein, Inc., and Guild Wineries and Distilleries.

Additional Note

  • Introduction by Maynard A. Amerine.
  • Interviewed 1985-1986 by Ruth Teiser.
 

CRAWFORD, Charles M. (b. 1918), Winemaker

Recollections of a Career With the Gallo Winery and the Development of the California Wine Industry, 1942-1989, 1990, vii, 121 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Education, UC Berkeley, Cornell; Gallo Wine, 1930s-1980s: products, property, equipment and processes, grapes, growers; Gallo employees; working with Ernest and Julio Gallo; research, production, quality control, marketing; evolution of varietals; wine industry changes; Gallo funding for alcoholism research; thoughts on future.

Additional Note

  • Introduction by Maynard A. Amerine.
  • Interviewed 1989 by Ruth Teiser.
 

DAVIES, Jack L. (1923-1998), Winery owner

DAVIES, Jamie Peterman (b. 1934), Winery owner

Rebuilding Schramsberg: The Creation of a California Champagne House, 1990, vii, 131 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Jack L. Davies discusses early business career, buying Schramsberg property, creating a champagne house as Schramsberg Vineyards, characteristics of California wine industry, growth of Schramsberg, international operations; Jamie Peterman Davies discusses Schramsberg's operations, methode champenoise production.

Additional Note

  • Introduction by Darrell F. Corti, Corti Bros.
  • Interviewed 1989 by Ruth Teiser and Lisa Jacobson.
 

DE LUCA, John (b. 1933), President, Wine Institute

John De Luca: Twenty-Five Years as President, Wine Institute, 1975-2000

Scope and Content Note

In process
Recruitment by Wine Institute, and early challenges: resignations, termination of marketing order for wine, exit of Heublein; new era of increasing exports; importance of political connections; organizational structure, membership policies; issues of trade barriers, labels, taxes, health and social issues, Mediterranean Diet, anti-alcohol groups, media coverage; thoughts on new Federal Dietary Guidelines, French Paradox, labeling.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1986-1998 by Ruth Teiser and Carole Hicke.
 

DIEPPE, William A. (1912-1988), Winemaker

Almaden is My Life, 1985, v, 101 pp.

Scope and Content Note

New York wine and spirits trade, 1933-1942; WWII and Alaska, 1942-1949; wholesaling in southern California; Almaden Winery, 1955-1969: Louis Benoist, Frank Schoonmaker, adding vineyards, the "Mountain Wines," expansion, 1960s, sale to National Distillers; Dieppe presidency: packaging innovations, expanding variety of wines; National Distillers: board members, Brazil venture, Laurent-Perrier joint venture.

Additional Note

  • Introduction by Morris H. Katz, President, Paul Masson Vineyards.
  • Interviewed 1984 by Ruth Teiser.
 

DRAPER, Paul (b. 1936), Winemaker

History and Philosophy of Winemaking at Ridge Vineyards: 1970s-1990s, 1994, viii, 77 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Stanford education, wine indoctrination; army service in Italy, and foreign affairs work in South America, 1960-1966; establishing a winery in Chile, 1967: equipment, cooperage; Ridge Vineyards & Winery: history, re-starting the winery in the 1960s, David Bennion, Fritz Maytag, winemaking techniques and philosophy; other California wineries and production processes; importance of vineyard terroir, Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon, vineyard-designated labels, marketing; sale of Ridge to Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1994 by Ruth Teiser.
 

DUCKHORN, Daniel James (b. 1938), Winery owner

DUCKHORN, Margaret Sheets (b. 1939), Winery owner

Mostly Merlot: The History of Duckhorn Vineyards, 1996, viii, 136 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Dan Duckhorn on his early work at Crocker Citizens National Bank, Matson Navigation Co., Crocker Associates, Vineyard Technical Services; Duckhorn Vineyards winery start-up, 1976, Heublein antitrust case, choosing Merlot, winemaking, vineyard management, marketing and distribution, financing growth, 1990s innovations, the Napa Valley. Margaret Duckhorn on winery responsibilities, personnel, marketing, auctions, Decoy label, and family responsibilities; Women for Wine Sense, Napa Valley Vintners Assn.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1995 by Carole Hicke.
 

FIRESTONE, Brooks (b. 1936), Winery owner

Firestone Vineyard: A Santa Ynez Valley Pioneer, 1996, vii, 62 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Early career: Firestone Tire & Rubber Co., head of United Kingdom operations, resignation; Firestone Vineyard: start-up in 1972, choosing the Santa Ynez Valley, weather and soil, selecting grape varieties, building the winery; purchase of J. Carey Cellars in 1987; general trends in wine industry.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1995 by Carole Hicke.
 

FOPPIANO, Louis J. (b. 1910), Winery owner

A Century of Agriculture and Winemaking in Sonoma County, 1896-1996, 1996, vii, 94 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Farming in Healdsburg area, starting 1896; early wineries and winemaking, and Prohibition and Depression eras; Sonoma County Grape Growers Assn.; Foppiano Vineyards: founding, then expansion of winery, 1940s-1990s; vineyard and winemaking practices, involvement of younger generations; Geysers Development Corp. Includes recollections of DELLA FOPPIANO.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1995 by Carole Hicke.
 

FROMM, Alfred (b. 1905), Wine distributor

Marketing California Wine and Brandy, 1984, vii, 55 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Germany, 1905-1936, and family wine firm, N. Fromm; Christian Brothers, 1937-1983; association with Picker-Linz, Importers, 1937-1944; the California brandy market since 1943; Fromm & Sichel, Christian Bros. wine and brandy distributors since 1944; the Wine Museum of San Francisco, 1974-1984; wine industry organizations; association with Paul Masson Vineyards (president 1944-1955) and with Seagram & Sons.

Additional Note

  • Introduction by Leon D. Adams, wine writer.
  • Interviewed 1984 by Ruth Teiser.
 

GOMBERG, Louis R. (1907-1993), Wine consultant

Analytical Perspectives on the California Wine Industry, 1935-1990, 1990, ix, 88 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Wine Institute, 1935-1948; industry growth after Repeal; antitrust threat, 1941; post-war change from bulk to bottled wine; Wine Advisory Board, 1938-1975; Winegrowers of California organization, 1984-1987; winery ownership changes; Louis Petri, 1950-1952; developing statistics; market factors: decline in consumption, anti-alcohol movements.

Additional Note

  • Introduction by Julius Jacobs, journalist.
  • Interviewed 1990 by Ruth Teiser.
 

GRGICH, Miljenko (b. 1923), Winemaker

A Croatian-American Winemaker in the Napa Valley, 1992, ix, 60 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Childhood in Croatia; working at California wineries: Souverain, Christian Bros., Beaulieu, Robert Mondavi, Chateau Montelena; Grgich Hills Cellar: startup, ideals, people, business methods, vineyards; changes in California wine industry since 1958.

Additional Note

  • Introduction by Zelma R. Long, President and CEO, Simi Winery.
  • Interviewed 1992 by Ruth Teiser.
 

HEITZ, Joseph E. (b. 1919), Winemaker and winery owner

Creating a Winery in the Napa Valley, 1986, viii, 89 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Youth and wartime service; first jobs in wineries in the 1940s; studies at UC Davis; position at Beaulieu Vineyards, 1951-1958; establishing the enology curriculum at Fresno State College, 1958-1961; purchase of Brendel property in the Napa Valley, establishment of Heitz Cellar, 1961, expansion in 1965 and since; activities in wine industry organization.

Additional Note

  • Introduction by Maynard A. Amerine.
  • Interviewed 1985 by Ruth Teiser.
 

HUNEEUS, Agustin (b. 1933), Winery president and owner

A World View of the Wine Industry, 1996, vii, 77 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Chilean winery Concha y Toro in 1960s; Seagram worldwide wine businesses; California wineries: Noble Vineyards, Concannon Vineyards, Souverain Cellars, Franciscan Estates; winery management at Franciscan: marketing, vineyard practices, wild yeast fermentation, appellations, health aspects of wine.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1995 by Carole Hicke.
 

KASIMATIS, Amandus N. (b. 1921), Extension viticulturist

A Career in California Viticulture, 1988, viii, 54 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Education as a horticulturist; Kern County agriculture from the viewpoint of a farm advisor, 1948-1955; statewide service as viticultural specialist, 1955-1984; vineyard diseases, rootstocks, trellising, mechanical harvesting, soil preparation, relationship between crop load and wine quality; wine grape varieties and changes in vineyard practices since 1948; overseas activities.

Additional Note

  • Introduction by Maynard A. Amerine.
  • Interviewed 1987 by Ruth Teiser.
 

KATZ, Morris H. (b. 1923), Winery manager

Paul Masson Winery Operations and Management, 1944-1988, 1990, vii, 75 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Fromm & Sichel, 1946-1955; Paul Masson Vineyards, 1955-1986; winery management, Seagram's interest, expansion of vineyards, and sale; the Wine Institute and wine industry matters; grower-vintner conflicts in California; the California Wine Commission.

Additional Note

  • Introduction by Otto E. Meyer, Chairman (retired), Paul Masson Vineyards.
  • Interviewed 1990 by Ruth Teiser.
 

KNOWLES, Legh F., Jr. (b. 1919), Wine marketer

Beaulieu Vineyard from Family to Corporate Ownership, 1990, vii, 106 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Musical career, 1930s; the Wine Advisory Board; wine marketing; Beaulieu Vineyard, 1962-1969: the product, Hélène de Pins, the de Latour family, Beaulieu traditions, marketing Beaulieu wines, sale to Heublein; Beaulieu Vineyard under Heublein, 1969-1988: expansion and capital improvements, radio commercials, distribution network, personnel, public relations; marketing of wine today.

Additional Note

  • Introduction by Louis P. Martini, Chairman, Louis M. Martini Winery.
  • Interviewed 1989 by Lisa Jacobson.
 

LONG, Zelma R. (b. 1943), Winemaker, winery executive

The Past is the Beginning of the Future: Simi Winery in its Second Century, 1992, ix, 103 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Evolution of California wine industry, 1970s-1990s; head enologist, Robert Mondavi Winery, 1972-1979; president and CEO, Simi Winery, since 1979: research on Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc wines; link between viticulture and winemaking.

Additional Note

  • Introduction by Ann Noble, Professor of Viticulture and Enology, UC Davis.
  • Interviewed 1991-1992 by Carole Hicke.
 

MAHER, Richard L. (b. 1933), Wine marketer

California Winery Management and Marketing, 1992, ix, 76 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Sales career beginning with Procter & Gamble, 1960; work in wine industry: Gallo (1965-1968), Heublein (1968-1969, 1972-1975, 1989-1992), Christian Bros. (1986-1989); national and multinational corporations in the wine business; Napa Valley land ownership and use; future direction of wine industry.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1990, 1991 by Ruth Teiser.
 

MAKING CALIFORNIA PORT WINE, FICKLIN VINEYARDS FROM 1948 TO 1992, 1992, xii, 106 pp.

Scope and Content Note

DAVID B. FICKLIN (b. 1918), establishing Ficklin Vineyards, 1948, selecting Portuguese grape varieties, building winery, assembling equipment, first crush; role of father Walter C. Ficklin, and role of brother Walter C. Ficklin, Jr. as vineyardist; growth of the port-making business in following decades. JEAN FICKLIN (b. 1920), record-keeping, entertainment for marketing. PETER FICKLIN (b. 1953), growing up at the winery, present operations, winemaking duties, computerizing record-keeping. STEVEN FICKLIN (b. 1944), role of the vineyardist, cooperative relationship with winemaker, diseases in the vineyard.

Additional Note

  • Introduction by Vincent E. Petrucci, Director, Viticulture and Enology Research Center, California State University, Fresno.
  • Interviewed 1992 by Carole Hicke.
 

MARTINI, Louis P. (b. 1918), Enologist and viticulturist

A Family Winery and the California Wine Industry, 1984, v, 126 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Family, winery at Kingsburg, 1927-1940; education, UC Berkeley, UC Davis, 1937-1941; Louis M. Martini Winery, St. Helena, 1940s: wine men, Napa Valley Technical Group; changes and innovations in the industry: vineyard locations, facilities, laboratory work, harvesting, distribution, judging, promotion, public taste; activities with American Society of Enologists, Wine Institute, Wine Advisory Board.

Additional Note

  • Introduction by Maynard A. Amerine.
  • Interviewed 1983-1984 by Ruth Teiser.
 

McCREA, Eleanor (1907-1991), Winery owner

Stony Hill Vineyard: The Creation of a Napa Valley Estate Winery, 1990, xiii, 64 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Purchasing property, 1943; planting and growing grapes; building the winery; developing clientele; wine production, 1950s; management of a small winery: profitability, pricing, production size, marketing; viticultural practices; tour of the winery and vineyards: vines, equipment, bottling, labeling.

Additional Note

  • Introduction by Jack L. Davies, Schramsberg Vineyards.
  • Interviewed 1990 by Lisa Jacobson.
 

MIRASSOU, Norbert C. (1914-1992), Vineyard and winery owner

MIRASSOU, Edmund A. (1918-1996), Vineyard and winery owner

The Evolution of a Santa Clara Valley Winery, 1986, xii, 144 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Peter L. Mirassou, grape grower and winemaker before Prohibition, and grower and shipper during Prohibition; Norbert and Edmund take over in the 1930s; establishing a winery, 1937; pioneering vineyards in the Salinas Valley, 1961; from marketing bulk wine to bottling, and creation of Mirassou Sales Co., 1966; expansion, 1941-1966, mechanical innovation and expansion; wine organizations: Wine Advisory Board, 1951-1970s, and the California Assn. of Winegrape Growers.

Additional Note

  • Introduction by Maynard A. Amerine.
  • Interviewed 1985 by Ruth Teiser.
 

MONDAVI, Peter R. (b. 1914), Winemaker

Advances in Technology and Production at Charles Krug Winery, 1946-1988, 1990, viii, 66 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Wine industry, 1914-1946: shipping grapes to home winemakers, practices prior to cold fermentation; Charles Krug Winery: purchase by Cesare Mondavi, renovation, processing, production, marketing; advances in filtration and clarification; vineyards: diseases, mechanical harvesting, purchasing grapes; new facilities and technical advances in the winery; marketing in the 1980s.

Additional Note

  • Introduction by Joseph E. Heitz, Heitz Wine Cellars.
  • Interviewed 1988 by Ruth Teiser.
 

MONDAVI, Robert (b. 1913), Winemaker

Creativity in the California Wine Industry, 1985, vi, 107 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Italian family background, study at Stanford; career, St. Helena, 1937-1943; Charles Krug Winery purchased by Mondavi; winemaking in the 1940s-1950s: sales, publicity, volume, industry changes; Robert Mondavi Winery: capitalizing, the wines, adding wineries, export and domestic markets; Napa Valley Vintners group; bottle price formula; Mondavi family, Margrit Biever; Opus One, and Baron Philippe de Rothschild; Napa Valley Wine Symposium and Auction.

Additional Note

  • Introduction by Maynard A. Amerine.
  • Interviewed 1984 by Ruth Teiser.
 

MOONE, E. Michael (b. 1940), Wine marketer

Management and Marketing at Beringer Vineyards and Wine World, Inc., 1990, viii, 109 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Marketing for Beringer Vineyards and its umbrella company, Wine World, Inc., 1973-1989: Beringer President Richard Maher, sales and pricing, Los Hermanos label; Beringer under Nestle: rebuilding the winery, streamlined wine portfolio, Napa Ridge, C&B; acquisition of Souverain Cellars, Asti Winery, Estrella River Winery, and premium brand development; culinary arts program; European and Japanese export markets; wine industry organization.

Additional Note

  • Introduction by Charles A. Carpy, Freemark Abbey Winery.
  • Interviewed 1989 by Lisa Jacobson.
 

NIGHTINGALE, Myron S. (1915-1988), Winemaker

Making Wine in California, 1944-1987, 1988, vii, 85 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Education at UC Berkeley; Shewan-Jones 1944-1949, Italian Swiss Colony 1949-1953, Schenley Industries 1953-1971, and Beringer Vineyards since 1971; recollections, with ALICE A. NIGHTINGALE, of development of botrytised Semillon, 1956, and recent production; Nestle and other big corporations in winemaking; technological changes; retirement and consultancies since 1983.

Additional Note

  • Introduction by Maynard A. Amerine.
  • Interviewed 1987 by Ruth Teiser and Lisa Jacobson.
 

OUGH, Cornelius S. (b. 1925), Enologist, UC Davis

Researches of an Enologist, University of California, Davis, 1950-1990, 1990, vii, 66 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Winemaker and specialist, UC Davis, 1953-1972, discusses red wine technology, controlled fermentation, flor sherry, diethyl dicarbonate, red wine headaches, sulfur dioxide, watering grape juice; teaching and writing, directing graduate student research, experimental work with clones, genetic engineering, urethane, yeasts; chairman, Department of Viticulture and Enology, 1981-1987; work in Israel, South Africa; comments on label warnings, judging, rootstocks and phylloxera.

Additional Note

  • Introduction by A. Dinsmoor Webb, Professor of Viticulture and Enology, Emeritus, UC Davis.
  • Interviewed 1989 by Ruth Teiser.
 

PARDUCCI, John A. (b. 1918), Winemaker, winery executive

Six Decades of Making Wine in Mendocino County, California, 1992, xiii, 108 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Winery founded by father and uncle; learning to make wine in the 1930s; assuming responsibilities as winemaker; discusses styles of making wine, emphasizing varietals, expansion of winery, acquiring vineyards; purchase of winery by Teachers Management & Investment Corp.; experimenting with French-American blends; marketing.

Additional Note

  • Introduction by Judge John J. Golden.
  • Interviewed 1990 by Carole Hicke.
 

PHELPS, Joseph (b. 1927), Winery owner

Joseph Phelps Vineyards: Classic Wines and Rhône Varietals, 1996, viii, 68 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Hensel Phelps Construction Co.; building Souverain Winery; Joseph Phelps Vineyards: start-up, planting Rhône varietals, vineyard management, label, Vin du Mistral and the Rhône Rangers, Scheurebe wine, Innisfree; Oakville Grocery.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1995 by Carole Hicke.
 

ROSSI, Edmund A., Jr. (1924-1996), Winemaker

Italian Swiss Colony, 1949-1989: Recollections of a Third-Generation California Winemaker, 1990, ix, 148 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Three generations of Rossi family winemakers; winery at Asti, CA; various owners of Italian Swiss Colony; discusses flavored wines, influence of Louis Petri, winery personnel, brandy and high-proof wines; research and development of products, international investigations for Heublein; professional organizations and research papers; modern advances in the vineyard and the winery.

Additional Note

  • Introduction by A. Dinsmoor Webb.
  • Interviewed 1988 by Ruth Teiser.
 

SKOFIS, Elie C. (b. 1918), Wine and brandy maker

California Wine and Brandy Maker, 1988, viii, 137 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Education as a chemist, UC Berkeley; Italian Swiss Colony under National Distillers, 1946-1955; recollections of Elbert M. Brown and Enrico Prati; Roma Winery under Schenley: improving production of wine and brandy, 1955-1971; teaching at Fresno State College; working for Guild Wineries and Distilleries, 1971-1987, and observations on the cooperative system at Guild; technical contributions through industry organizations; Cook's champagne, California brandy.

Additional Note

  • Introduction by John B. Cella II.
  • Interviewed 1987 by Ruth Teiser.
 

STARE, David S. (b. 1939), Winery owner and winemaster

Fumé Blanc and Meritage Wines in Sonoma County: Dry Creek Vineyard's Pioneer Winemaking, 1996, vii, 83 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Civil engineering background; early interest in wine, and Wine and Cheese Cask in Boston; studying enology at UC Davis; Dry Creek Valley wineries, buying property; making Fumé Blanc; label design; Zinfandel.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1996 by Carole Hicke.
 

STRONG, Rodney D. (b. 1927), Winery CEO and winemaker

Rodney Strong Vineyards: Creative Winemaking and Winery Management in Sonoma County, 1994, vii, 100 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Vancouver, WA, background; training and work in dance and theater, Seattle and New York, and choreography in postwar Paris; with Charlotte Winston Strong, founding Tiburon Vintners, 1959; Windsor Vineyards, 1962, Alexander's Crown and Chalk Hill; Sonoma Vineyards, and the Rodney Strong label: vineyard selection, winemaking innovations, designing a winery building; joint venture to form Piper Sonoma; Wine Institute's Wine Quality Committee; sale of Rodney Strong Vineyards to Klein group, 1990.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1993 by Carole Hicke.
 

TCHELISTCHEFF, Andre (1901-1994), Enologist and viticulturist

Grapes, Wine, and Ecology, 1983, v, 230 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Early life in Russia, education, and work in France; first years in California, Beaulieu Vineyard; discussion of European and Napa Valley wine traditions; technical problems, solutions, laboratory findings; departure from Beaulieu; consulting to various wineries since 1973; the state of enology and viticulture in California.

Additional Note

  • Introduction by Maynard A. Amerine.
  • Interviewed 1979 by Ruth Teiser.
 

TRINCHERO, Louis "Bob" (b. 1936), Winemaker, winery executive

California Zinfandels, A Success Story, 1992, ix, 121 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Buying Sutter Home winery in 1946; making wine in the Napa Valley in 1950s and 1960s, specializing in red Zinfandel; development and growth of white Zinfandel in 1970s; expanding winery and acquiring and developing vineyards; other varietal wines; wine industry today.

Additional Note

  • Introduction by Darrell F. Corti, Corti Bros.
  • Interviewed 1991 by Carole Hicke.
 

WAGNER, Charles F. (b. 1912), Winery owner

WAGNER, Charles J. (b. 1951), Winery owner

Caymus Vineyards: A Father-Son Team Producing Distinctive Wines, 1994, ix, 91 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Background, working family land in the Napa Valley; purchase of Liberty School property, 1943; Caymus Vineyards, from the point of view of two generations of management: building a winery, equipment, cooperage, marketing and distribution, grape varieties, rootstocks, appellations; reflections on family, and the future of the business.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1993 by Carole Hicke.
 

THE WENTE FAMILY AND THE CALIFORNIA WINE INDUSTRY, 1992, xiii, 159 pp.

Scope and Content Note

JEAN WENTE (b. 1926) on the Wente family in the Central Valley since 1926, Wente Bros. winery, 1950s to present, improvements, expansion to Monterey County. CAROLYN WENTE (b. 1955) discusses marketing at Wente Bros. since 1980, creating a restaurant, champagne. PHILIP WENTE (b. 1952) recalls employees, working for Wente Bros. since 1974, becoming executive vice president in 1977, phylloxera and other vineyard problems. ERIC WENTE (b. 1951) on work at Wente Bros. since 1974, president since 1977, exports, expansion.

Additional Note

  • Introduction by Maynard A. Amerine.
  • Interviewed 1991 by Ruth Teiser.
 

WINIARSKI, Warren (b. 1928), Winery owner

Creating Classic Wines in the Napa Valley, 1994, viii, 93 pp.

Scope and Content Note

St. John's College, University of Chicago, Italy; choosing a career in winemaking, Martin Ray winery; Souverain winery, 1964-1966, and Lee Stewart; mid-1960s technology, cold fermentation for white wines; Robert Mondavi winery startup, 1966-1968; making wine in Denver, 1968-1970; Howell Mountain vineyard; Stag's Leap Wine Cellars: vineyard development, winemaking criteria; discussion of Napa County Agricultural Preserve.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1991 and 1993 by Ruth Teiser.
 

WRIGHT, John H. (b. 1933), Winery executive

Domaine Chandon: The First French-owned California Sparkling Wine Cellar, 1992, x, 151 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Moët-Hennessey names Wright to head operation; building winery, staffing, choosing grape varieties; advisory role of Moët & Chandon's Edmond Maudière; sparkling wine sales, marketing innovations; mechanical riddling and harvesting; present operations: opening restaurant, working with French owners, founding Domaine Chandon Australia, expansion into offshore sales; future of sparkling wine. Includes an interview with winemaker EDMOND MAUDIÈRE (b. 1927).

Additional Note

  • Introduction by Maynard A. Amerine.
  • Interviewed 1991 by Carole Hicke.
 

Journalism

 

DEVLIN, Marion Erb (b. 1909), Journalist

Women's News Editor: Vallejo Times-Herald, 1931-1978, 1991, xviii, 157 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Vallejo, San Francisco, and Berkeley background; family, father Frank R. Devlin, Progressive politics; journalism studies, UC Berkeley; Vallejo Times-Herald: ownership, staff, women's section, photographers, editors, trophies; wartime Mare Island and Vallejo, broadcasting; Korean war; sale of paper to Donrey Media Group; strike newspaper, Vallejo Independent Press, [V.I.P.]; celebrity anecdotes; Luther Gibson, Vallejo community. Appended V.I.P. articles.

Additional Note

  • Introduction by Mary Ellen Leary, political writer.
  • Interviewed 1991 by Suzanne Riess for the University of California, Source of Community Leaders Oral History Series.
  • Underwritten by the Class of 1931, UC Berkeley.
 

LAL, Gobind Behari (1890-1982), Science writer

A Journalist from India, At Home in the World, 1983, viii, 193 pp.

Scope and Content Note

India: childhood, schools, the revolutionary movement; Har Dayal, university students, The Great Rebellion newspaper; UC Berkeley, 1913, studies in social reform, Carleton Parker; San Francisco Daily News, Examiner; Raine Bennett, H. L. Mencken, George Sterling; interviewing Einstein, Millikan, E. O. Lawrence; National Assn. of Science Writers; Hearst's American Weekly, and "science for the people"; comments on Nehru, Gandhi, Galbraith, understanding India, and nationalistic struggles. Appended "Popularization of Science through News," 1944; "The Wonderland of Physics," 1961; "The Moral Power of Science"; autobiographical statement; articles on San Francisco bohemians, issues of freedom; letter from Lal to W. R. Hearst, 1982.

Additional Note

  • Introduction by William Randolph Hearst, Jr., Editor, San Francisco Examiner.
  • Interviewed 1981 by Suzanne B. Riess.
  • Underwritten by the Hearst Foundation.
 

LEARY, Mary Ellen (b. 1913), Political writer

A Journalist's Perspective: Government and Politics in California and the Bay Area, 1981, x, 225 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Style and tactics of politicians in the Goodwin Knight/Edmund G. Brown, Sr. era; newspaper writing: objectivity, developing sources; Pacific News Service; Harvard, the Nieman fellowships; the Culbert Olson era and its consequences; covering urban and regional problems: housing, freeways, planning; power and influence, labor, industry, agriculture, gambling, crime, 160-acre limitation; energy and economics; political "personalities."

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1979 by Harriet Nathan for the Governmental History Documentation Series, Goodwin Knight-Edmund G. Brown, Sr., Era Project.
  • Underwritten by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the California State Legislature.
 

NEWHALL, Scott (1914-1992), Newspaper editor

A Newspaper Editor's Voyage Across San Francisco Bay: San Francisco Chronicle, 1935-1971, and Other Adventures, 1990, xxxiii, 563 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Family history, Marin County society; schools, UC Berkeley art studies, marriage to Ruth Waldo; 1934 travels in Mexico; San Francisco Chronicle, 1930s-1940s: editor Paul Smith, This World, reporting during war years, post-war Bay Area; Chronicle under Newhall, 1953-1971: audience, promotions, columnists, Charles de Young Theiriot, Berkeley beat; the Chronicle-Examiner Joint Operating Agreement, 1965; San Francisco environment, architecture, mayors, politics, tourism, waterfront, the Mint, Exploratorium, Embarcadero Freeway; restoring automobiles, collecting and minting coins, the Irrawaddy Steam Navigation Co.; fact and fantasy in newspapers; Newhall family stories, Newhall Land and Farming Co. leadership; Newhall Signal, 1963-1989, and development of Valencia, CA; changes in journalism. Includes a joint interview with BEN BAGDIKIAN, Dean of the UC Berkeley School of Journalism, emeritus; an interview by RUTH WALDO NEWHALL on marriage, career, and family; a 1967 interview of Newhall on "a typical day." Appendices include 1967 interview on being a newspaper photographer, and 1990 interview on music.
See also SIDNEY ROGER

Additional Note

  • Introduction by Karl Kortum, Chief Curator, San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park.
  • Interviewed 1988, 1989 by Suzanne B. Riess.
  • Underwritten by the San Francisco Chronicle, Newhall Land & Farming Co., and the Newhall family.

Government and Politics

 

California Women Political Leaders

Scope and Content Note

A series documenting the backgrounds, attitudes, insights, and political activities of California women who achieved political prominence between 1920 and 1970. Underwritten by an outright and a matching grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, with matching funds from the Rockefeller Foundation, the Columbia Foundation, and the Fairtree Foundation; additional funds from the California State Legislature-sponsored Knight-Brown Era Governmental History Project.
 

BENEDICT, Marjorie (1899-1990), Republican national committeewoman

Developing a Place for Women in the Republican Party, 1984, v, 143 pp.

Scope and Content Note

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.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1977, 1978 by Miriam Stein.
 

DAVIS, Pauline (1907-1995), California assemblywoman

California Assemblywoman, 1952-1976, 1986, vii, 157 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Childhood on family homestead in Nebraska; move to California and marriage to Lester Davis, state assemblyman from 1947 until his death in 1952; state assembly 1953-1976; experiences as a legislator, often the only woman during five gubernatorial administrations; discussion of legislation on water, recreation, roadside rests, county fairs; relationships with colleagues.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1977, 1979, 1982 by Malca Chall.
  • Sealed until 2010.
 

ELIASER, Ann (b. 1927), Democratic party leader

From Grassroots Politics to the Top Dollar: Fund Raising for Candidates and Non-Profit Agencies, 1983, xii, 306 pp.

Scope and Content Note

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 campaign to head state party, 1970; appointments to state and county commissions; discussion of women's place in politics; establishing campaign management business.

Additional Note

  • Introduction by Elizabeth R. Gatov, Democratic National Committeewoman, United States Treasurer.
  • Interviewed 1976, 1977 by Malca Chall.
 

EU, March Fong (b. 1927), California secretary of state

High Achieving Nonconformist in Local and State Government, 1978, vi, 234 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Motivating circumstances of family and youth in Oakdale and Richmond; leadership role in community, and in dental hygiene profession; Alameda County board of education, 1956-1966; winning election to the state assembly, 1966, and assembly committee work: revenue and taxation, education, health (fluoridation); staff support and campaign issues, and balancing family life with career; highlights of 1970-1974 assembly, including environmental quality committee and venereal disease education; campaign for secretary of state. Appendices include "The Self-Sufficient Woman" by Fong, 1973.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1976, 1977 by Gabrielle Morris.
 

MCCORMICK, LaRue (b. 1909), Communist party activist

Activist in the Radical Movement, 1930-1969; The International Labor Defense; The Communist Party, 1980, viii, 132 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Growing up in Los Angeles; interest in cooperative movement during Depression; member, Communist party, 1934-1956; executive director, International Labor Defense, Los Angeles, 1936-1949; losing candidate for Los Angeles school board, California state senate, and Congress; various employment in community and social research, 1964-1977.

Additional Note

  • Introduction by Dorothy Healey.
  • Interviewed 1976 by Malca Chall.
 

PIKE, Emily (b. 1921), Republican party leader

Republican Party Organizer: From Volunteer to Professional, 1983, viii, 379 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Growing up in Boston; executive secretary, Bechtel Corp., San Francisco; establishing campaign management business; activity in Republican party, 1948-1972: Young Republicans national committeewoman, San Francisco County Central Committee, assistant state secretary, Republican State Central Committee; discussion of Republican party state and national campaigns, 1952-1972, dissension among liberal and conservative Republicans, and women in politics.

Additional Note

  • Introduction by Ronald L. Smith, Ronald Smith Co., Los Angeles.
  • Interviewed 1977 by Miriam Stein.
 

WARSCHAW, Carmen (b. 1917), Democratic party leader

A Southern California Perspective on Democratic Party Politics, 1983, 453 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Growing up in Los Angeles; activity in Democratic party, 1938-1979: Young Democrats, Women's Division, Democratic State Central Committee, Democratic party southern division, Democratic Women's Forum; national conventions, 1956-1976: national committeewoman, 1968-1972; losing elections for state chairman, 1976, and national committeewoman, 1964; appointment to State Fair Employment Practices Commission by Edmund G. Brown, Sr.; appointed by state legislators to the South Coast Regional Conservation Commission, and the "Little Hoover Commission."

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1977, 1978 by Malca Chall.
  • [available for research only at The Bancroft Library, UC Berkeley, and the Department of Special Collections, UCLA]
 

YOUNGER, Mildred (b. 1920), Republican party activist

Inside and Outside Government and Politics, 1929-1980, 1983, xviii, 353 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Growing up in California; marriage to Evelle Younger and discussion of his subsequent political career; delegate to 1952 Republican convention, seconding Earl Warren's nomination for president; dirty tricks and the losing campaign for state senate, 1954; radio and television broadcasting career cut short by seventeen-year speech loss; continuing assistance to state and national Republican campaigns, and renewal of activity when speech returns after surgery; Evelle Younger's campaign for governor; women in politics; appointment by President Gerald Ford to National Commission on Libraries and Information Science.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1976-1978 by Malca Chall.
 

Government History Documentation: Goodwin Knight-Edmund G. Brown, Sr. Era

Scope and Content Note

California government and politics during the governorships of Goodwin Knight and Edmund G. Brown, Sr. [1953-1966] are the focus of this oral history series. Eighty-four interviews carry forward the inquiry into significant issues, processes, and personalities in public administration that was begun in 1969 with the documentation of the Earl Warren governorship. Topics include the impact of Democratic party politics in California, the California Water Plan, Vietnam War, capital punishment controversy, election law changes, environmental concerns, influence of television and social activism on political techniques, reorganization of the executive branch, growth of federal programs in California, and the rising awareness of minority groups. Underwritten by grants from the California State Legislature through the California Heritage Preservation Commission and the office of the Secretary of State, and by some individual donations.
 

BRADLEY, Donald L. (1919-1981), Political strategist

Managing Democratic Campaigns, 1943-1966, 1982, xi, 224 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Personal background; California state elections, 1950-1953; 1954 gubernatorial campaign; 1956 presidential campaign; 1958 senatorial race of Clair Engle; 1960 national convention and the 1962 gubernatorial campaign; Brown's third campaign for governor, 1966; 1966-1978, changing Democratic fortunes; a campaign professional's view of his client, Edmund G. Brown, Sr., and the campaigns of Adlai Stevenson, Pierre Salinger; daily events and issues and how they affected Brown's and other campaigns; fund raising and organizational strategies developed over the years.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1977-1979 by Amelia R. Fry.
 

BROWN FAMILY PORTRAITS, 1982, xviii, 230 pp.

Scope and Content Note

BERNICE LAYNE BROWN, the governor's wife, describes courtship, life in the governor's mansion, issues of privacy, pressures, campaigns, security, frugality, family. FRANCIS M. BROWN, youngest brother of Edmund G. Brown, discusses family life and religion, his brother's administrative and decision-making style, his appointments, and his commitment to lessen social ills. Governor's brother, HAROLD C. BROWN, on the family background, Ida Schuckman and Edmund J. Brown, law practice with his brother, the New Order of Cincinnatus. Daughter CONSTANCE BROWN CARLSON talks about relationships among her brothers and the "male-oriented" household.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1978-1981 by Amelia R. Fry and Julie Gordon Shearer.
 

BROWN, Edmund G., Sr. (1905-1996), Governor

Years of Growth, 1939-1966; Law Enforcement, Politics, and the Governor's Office, 1982, xiii, 601 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Major political trends, key issues and accomplishments in California state government, 1958-1966; family, youth, friendships, marriage, religion; law school, legal practice, introduction to politics; San Francisco district attorney, 1943; election to attorney generalship, 1950; the Democratic party, 1950s, unity, campaigns, staff, funding, strategy, the California Democratic Council (CDC), and Roger Kent; organization and operation of the governor's office, the super-agencies; John Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Adlai Stevenson; 1962 defeat of Richard Nixon and 1966 loss to Ronald Reagan; progress in civil rights, development of water resources and creation of Master Plan for Higher Education; capital punishment; power of the legislative branch; the troubled sixties.

Additional Note

  • Introduction by Eugene C. Lee, Director and Professor, Institute of Governmental Studies, UC Berkeley.
  • Interviewed 1977-1981 by Malca Chall, Amelia R. Fry, Gabrielle Morris, and James Rowland.
 

PAT BROWN: FRIENDS AND CAMPAIGNERS, 1982, xiv, 215 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Edmund G. Brown's appointments secretary, NANCY SLOSS (b. 1928), on personalities and issues in the Brown administration. MEREDITH BURCH (b. 1931), assistant to Fred Dutton, discusses the 1958 and 1966 gubernatorial campaigns, and working with Bernice Brown. Political film maker CHARLES GUGGENHEIM recalls Brown's 1966 campaign. JUDY ROYER CARTER, secretary to Brown for eleven years, comments on staff routine, paperwork, 1960s issues of fair housing and the Watts riots. NORMAN ELKINGTON (b. 1903), friend and Republican supporter, on Brown in earlier years, issues in the district attorney's office, cases, staffing, and Brown's 1946 and 1950 statewide campaigns. HELEN NELSON (b. 1913), first consumer counsel in California, on educating the California consumer public, and working within the Washington system, and lobbying from without.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed by Amelia R. Fry, Eleanor Glaser, and Julie Gordon Shearer, 1977-1979.
 

CALIFORNIA CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS, 1956-1966, 1980, xiv, 236 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Southern California Republican A. RONALD BUTTON (b. 1903) discusses Governors Earl Warren and Goodwin Knight, Republican state and national committee work, and term as state treasurer, 1956-1958. State Supreme Court chief justice PHIL S. GIBSON (d. 1984) on California Department of Finance, 1938-1939, judicial reforms, and California governors. California's attorney general, 1958-1964, STANLEY MOSK (b. 1912), on the Culbert Olson administration, Los Angeles superior court, and 1960 state and national democratic campaigns. HAROLD J. POWERS, California senate president pro tem, 1947-1954, lieutenant governor under Goodwin Knight, on water plan, liquor control, lands commission, Republican intra-party conflicts, the "Big Switch," and battles with Richard M. Nixon.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1977-1979 by Amelia R. Fry, Gabrielle Morris, James H. Rowland, and Sarah Sharp.
 

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATIVE LEADERS, Two volumes

 

Volume I: 1980, xiv, 362 pp.

Scope and Content Note

THOMAS W. CALDECOTT (d. 1994), Republican assemblyman, 1947-1957, chairman of State Ways and Means Committee, judge of Alameda County superior court and court of appeal, on personalities and issues in the Republican party and in the legislature. HUGO FISHER, Democratic state senator, San Diego, on the Democratic party, the Caryl Chessman case, reapportionment, and water issues, 1958 to 1962. Southern California Republican assemblyman FRANK D. LANTERMAN (1901-1981) on water use and funding, mental health services, the University of California, budgets, and politics, 1951-1978. Southern California Democratic senator RICHARD RICHARDS (b. 1916) on Los Angeles party politics, the CDC, state and national senatorial campaigns, the California Water Plan, changes in state senate operations, the role of lobbyists.
 

Volume II: 1981, xxiii, 340 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Republican assemblyman BRUCE F. ALLEN (b. 1916), sponsor of major tidelands oil bills, on state regulation of the oil industry, and the California Water Plan, 1953-1960. Democratic state president pro tem, 1957-1970, HUGH M. BURNS (d. 1988), on legislative issues of the Knight-Brown era, the Committee on Un-American Activities, and political process. LUTHER H. LINCOLN (1914-1980), Republican assemblyman, 1948-1958, speaker, 1955-1958, on the loyalty oath and other issues. Civil rights, education, and reapportionment as seen by progressive rural Democratic state senator JOSEPH A. RATTIGAN (b. 1920). BRUCE W. SUMNER (b. 1924), State Constitutional Revision Commission [1963-1972] chairman, on constitutional articles studied by the commission, and the politics involved.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1977-1979 by Gabrielle Morris, James H. Rowland, and Sarah Sharp.
 

CALIFORNIA WATER ISSUES, 1950-1966, 1981, xxiv, 458 pp.

Scope and Content Note

EDMUND G. BROWN, SR. (1905-1996), achieving the California Water Project, background experiences, 1950-1958, Burns-Porter Act, pricing policy, Arizona-California tug-of-war. B. ABBOTT GOLDBERG (b. 1916), special counsel to Brown, on water policy issues in the courts, the Ivanhoe case, Rank v. Krug, and other legal and political aspects, 1950-1966. RALPH BRODY (1912-1981), on building public support for the California Water Project, 1959-1961, enacting Burns-Porter, north-south concerns, management and counsel for the Westlands Water District, 1961-1977. Director of the Department of Water Resources, 1961-1966, WILLIAM E. WARNE (1905-1996), on organizing the department to build the project, staffing, planning, revision, financing; political relationships at state level; regional land owner and water user concerns, agricultural and industry interests. PAUL R. BONDERSON (b. 1919) on the issues in administration of water pollution and water quality control, and the state water pollution/quality control board, 1956-1967.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1979, 1980 by Malca Chall.
 

CHAMPION, Hale (b. 1922), Government official

Communication and Problem-Solving: A Journalist in State Government, 1981, xii, 150 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Personal background and political and newspaper experience; the San Francisco Chronicle; analysis of Edmund G. Brown's 1962 and 1966 re-election campaigns: strategies, support, attacks, staff, financing, public relations; California Department of Finance organizational and financial means of dealing with growth-related complexity of state government: agency system, cost controls, withholding taxes.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1977-1979 by Amelia R. Fry and Gabrielle Morris.
 

DUTTON, Frederick G. (b. 1923), Democratic strategist

Democratic Campaigns and Controversies, 1954-1966, 1981, x, 186 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Education, early career, and political roots; Adlai Stevenson's presidential campaign, 1956; California gubernatorial campaigns, 1958 and 1966; Edmund G. Brown, Sr.; comments on California politics, issues, and politicians, the influence of the press; conceptualization and analysis of political issues from 1956-1968.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1977, 1978 by Amelia R. Fry.
 

EDUCATION ISSUES AND PLANNING, 1953-1966, 1980, xiii, 330 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Republican assemblyman DONALD DOYLE (b. 1915) on the "Knight-Knowland-Nixon triangle," the right-to-work initiative, legislating for education and community mental health. ROBERT E. MCKAY, lobbyist for the California Teachers Assn., on lobbyist-legislator relations, and personalities in the legislature, 1953-1961. Administrative assistant to Assemblyman Dorothy Donahoe, KEITH SEXTON (b. 1932), passage of the Master Plan for Higher Education (Donahoe Act), and lobbyists, the "third house." ALEX C. SHERRIFFS (b. 1917), vice-chancellor for student affairs, UC Berkeley, during the Free Speech Movement, 1964, on university administration and politics, student apathy and protest.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1979 by James H. Rowland.
 

HOTCHKIS, Preston, Sr. (1893-1989), Civic leader

One Man's Dynamic Role in California Politics and Water Development, and World Affairs, 1980, vii, 121 pp.

Scope and Content Note

UC Berkeley education, sports; Earl Warren's campaigns, 1942-1952; California Republican politics in the 1950s; fund raising for Republicans; appointment to UNESCO by Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1954-1956; the 1958 California gubernatorial campaign and the Knowland-Knight "Big Switch"; Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan, Republican politics in the 1960s; California water issues, 1947-1979.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1978-1979 by Miriam Stein and Sarah Sharp.
 

ISSUES AND INNOVATIONS IN THE 1966 REPUBLICAN GUBERNATORIAL CAMPAIGN, 1980, xi, 177 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Press secretary FRANKLYN NOFZIGER (b. 1924) discusses early supporters of Reagan, party leaders, his role in relation to newspaper reporters and other campaign staff. GAYLORD B. PARKINSON, Republican State Central Committee chairman, 1964-1967, on party factions and structural problems; Richard M. Nixon; Reagan's relationship with the party. WILLIAM E. ROBERTS (b. 1925) and STUART K. SPENCER on the history of Spencer-Roberts, the Nelson Rockefeller and Reagan campaigns, theory and practice of campaign management, political education of a candidate.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1978, 1979 by Gabrielle Morris and Sarah Sharp.
 

KENT, Roger (1906-1980), Democratic committee chairman

Building the Democratic Party in California, 1981, xix, 476 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Family; law career; work on Securities and Exchange Commission; WWII Naval Air Corps combat intelligence; Kent's congressional defeats of 1948 and 1950; general counsel, Department of Defense: Fallbrook Dam controversy, steel industry seizure, service on Japanese War Crimes Commission; Hawaiian statehood effort; Pacific Fisheries Commission; building the Democratic party organization in California: the "212 gang," north-south friction, fund raising, relations with the California Democratic Club movement; state and national political campaigns, 1954-1966; Democratic national conventions, 1960, 1964; Vietnam; the Chessman case; Bodega Bay atomic plant controversy; recollections of state and national Democratic party leaders.

Additional Note

  • Introduction by G. Stanleigh Arnold.
  • Interviewed 1976, 1977 by Amelia Fry and Anne Brower.
  • Underwritten in part by friends of Roger Kent.
 

GOODWIN KNIGHT: AIDES, ADVISORS, AND APPOINTEES, 1981, xiii, 97 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Goodwin Knight as politician and individual from the point of view of a Manual Arts High School acquaintance and loyal campaigner, DOROTHY HEWES BELL. Supportive legislative representative for the California Labor Federation, HARRY FINKS (1906-1982), discusses labor, the campaigns, and the "Big Switch." Observations on Knight's political life from MILTON R. POLLAND (b. 1909), political advisor and personal friend of Knight, Warren and Hubert Humphrey. An interview with JOHN LAMAR HILL, II, the first minority member of the State Board of Federal Directors, and friend of Knight's after 1959, is being held for later release.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1977-1979 by Sarah Sharp and Mimi Stein.
 

KNIGHT, Virginia (b. 1918), Former first lady of California

California's First Lady, 1954-1958, 1987, xiii, 74 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Widow of former California governor Goodwin Knight recalls their courtship and marriage, life in the governor's mansion; Knight as governor; Republican party activities; the media; elections, 1946-1966; roles of Knight, William Knowland, Richard M. Nixon in 1958 gubernatorial campaign.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1977, 1978 by Mimi Stein and Sarah Sharp.
 

THE GOVERNOR'S OFFICE UNDER EDMUND G. BROWN, SR., 1981, xxi, 264 pp.

Scope and Content Note

WILLIAM BECKER (b. 1918), assistant for human rights, on working with unions and the legislature, farm labor organizing, 1947-1952, and the Fair Employment Practices Commission. WARREN CHRISTOPHER (b. 1925), special counsel, on enacting inaugural tax, air quality and water goals, the 1962 campaign and the Watts riots. Appointment secretary, MAY LAYNE BONNELL DAVIS, on dealings with legislators and appointees, the Free Speech Movement. RICHARD KLINE, staff member, 1960-1966, on Democratic party relationships, fair housing, and issues leading to Brown's loss of power. Legislative liaison, FRANK MESPLÉ (d. 1979), on the CDC and the Democratic party, reapportionment and the rural-dominated senate, and the bracero program. Governor's clemency secretary, 1959-1961, CECIL POOLE, on executive clemency and the Chessman case.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1977-1979 by Amelia R. Fry, Eleanor Glaser, Gabrielle Morris, and James H. Rowland.
 

THE GOVERNOR'S OFFICE UNDER GOODWIN KNIGHT, 1980, v, 329 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Administrative secretary, and friend, DOUGLAS BARRETT (d. 1985) on Goodwin Knight's governor's office, 1953-1958: transition from Governor Earl Warren, working with labor, the 1956 Republican national convention and the Knowland-Knight "Big Switch" in 1958; the California Youth Authority, 1958-1965. Administrative secretary TOM M. BRIGHT (b. 1907), on the Knight years, 1953-1958, dynamics and policy-making, the press and working with the public. Office routine, staff, and reflections on personal qualities and habits of Knight as seen by private secretary SADIE PERLIN GROVES (b. 1916). MARYALICE LEMMON on gubernatorial style of Warren, Knight, and Edmund G. Brown, Sr. Legislative secretary and "senate parliamentarian" PAUL MASON (b. 1898) on working with the legislature on State Water Plan and Board of Equalization, and on gubernatorial campaigns of 1958 and 1962.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1979 by Sarah Sharp and James H. Rowland.
 

LYNCH, Thomas C. (1904-1986), California attorney general

A Career in Politics and the Attorney General's Office, 1982, x, 321 pp.

Scope and Content Note

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.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1978 by Amelia R. Fry.
 

ONE MAN-ONE VOTE AND SENATE REAPPORTIONMENT, 1964-1966, 1980, ix, 109 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Senator STEPHEN P. TEALE (b. 1916) discusses the impact of one man-one vote on the state senate, redistricting in Los Angeles; pensions and reapportionment; liquor control, 1954; legislating the death penalty; lobbyists and legislative relations; tidelands oil debate. Assemblyman DON A. ALLEN (b. 1907) of Los Angeles discusses Culbert Olson, the Assembly Election and Reapportionment Committee (1963-1966); Republican party endorsement conflicts; working with Jesse Unruh and Edmund G. Brown, Sr.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1978, 1979 by James H. Rowland.
 

PERSPECTIVES ON DEPARTMENT ADMINISTRATION, CALIFORNIA, 1953-1966, 1980, xxii, 287 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Department of Finance director, 1953-1958, JOHN M. PEIRCE (1902-1981), discusses Knight campaigns and administration; fiscal aspects of water plan, beaches and parks, Bay Area Rapid Transit. BERT W. LEVIT (1903-1980), finance director, 1959-1960, on preparing the budget for incoming Governor Brown. Department of Employment director, 1945-1966, administrator of the Employment Relations Agency, ALBERT B. TIEBURG (b. 1913), on State Relief Administration, federalized civil service, farm placement service, civil rights issues and fair employment legislation. JOHN M. WEDEMEYER, Department of Social Welfare director, 1959-1966, on poverty programs, farm workers, minorities, the Watts riots, the aged, medical care programs prior to Medi-Cal, and shaping federal social welfare legislation. JAMES V. LOWRY, Department of Mental Hygiene director, on his 1964 appointment (search committee), efforts to work with hospital administrators and the Department of Finance, expanding local mental health services, and tenure through Ronald Reagan's administration.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1978, 1979 by Gabrielle Morris.
 

POLITICAL ADVOCACY AND LOYALTY, 1982, xvi, 301 pp.

Scope and Content Note

BERTRAM COFFEY (1916-1994) reflects on George Miller, Jr.'s years in the state senate, 1949-1968, key issues there, Democratic party management, the CDC, and on Governors Edmund G. Brown, Sr. and Jr. and their campaigns. Lobbyist COLEMAN BLEASE (b. 1929) comments on advocating for the Friends Committee on Legislation, key issues from 1957-1966, and relationships among lobbyists, legislators, and executive office members. SAMUEL YORTY (b. 1909) chronicles a career of loyalty to opposing parties and persons, the CDC, accomplishments as mayor of Los Angeles. Widow of Senator Clair Engle, LUCRETIA ENGLE, on Engle's political career, interest in water legislation, Washington, and the tensions and political negotiations prior and pursuant to his death in 1964. PIERRE SALINGER (b. 1925), former presidential press secretary, discusses Robert and John Kennedy, his own unsuccessful campaign for senate in 1964, the 1968 presidential campaign, and his refusal of appointment to Engle's senate seat.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1977-1979 by Amelia R. Fry, Gabrielle Morris, James H. Rowland, and Julie Gordon Shearer.
 

REMEMBERING WILLIAM F. KNOWLAND, 1981, viii, 71 pp.

Scope and Content Note

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.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1979 by Ruth Teiser.
 

REPORTING FROM SACRAMENTO, 1981, xxiv, 116 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Gubernatorial campaigns and party issues from the point of view of political reporter EARL C. BEHRENS (1892-1985), campaigns and party issues, 1948-1966; Clem Whitaker, Richard M. Nixon. Covering the capitol for southern California in the l950s, RICHARD BERGHOLZ (b. 1917) on north-south and rural-urban dynamics, polls, personalities, Jesse Unruh, Los Angeles press, reporters, "off the record." Observing Knight and the legislature, and issues of oil and water, for the San Francisco News, 1956-1958 by SYDNEY KOSSEN (b. 1915).

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1969, 1977, 1979 by Amelia Fry, Gabrielle Morris, and Sarah Sharp.
 

SAN FRANCISCO REPUBLICANS, 1980, vi, 160 pp.

Scope and Content Note

GEORGE CHRISTOPHER (b. 1907), mayor of San Francisco, 1956-1964, and unsuccessful Republican party candidate for state and national offices in 1958, 1962, and 1966, discusses the 1966 gubernatorial campaign, and reflects on his political disappointments, on political conduct in general, and on corporate influencing of elections. CASPAR W. WEINBERGER (b. 1917), San Francisco assemblyman, candidate for state attorney general, 1958, and Republican State Central Committee vice chairman and chairman, 1960-1964, discusses his efforts to strengthen that organization; also legislative work to overhaul liquor licensing practices, to create a single water department; the Republican party and William Knowland, Richard Nixon, the Barry Goldwater supporters, and the appeal of Ronald Reagan.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1977-1979 by Gabrielle Morris, Sarah Sharp, and Miriam Stein.
 

Government History Documentation: Ronald Reagan Gubernatorial Era

Scope and Content Note

California government and politics from 1966-1974 are the focus of the Ronald Reagan Gubernatorial Era oral history series. One hundred and fifteen interviews were completed with key figures in the executive branch, the legislature, election campaigns and citizen concerns, as well as issues in land use, law enforcement, and fiscal management. Underwritten by the California State Legislature through the office of the Secretary of State and through gifts from individual donors.
 

APPOINTMENTS, CABINET MANAGEMENT, AND POLICY RESEARCH FOR GOVERNOR RONALD REAGAN, 1967-1974, 1983, xiii, 232 pp.

Scope and Content Note

WINFRED ADAMS on Republican election strategies, cabinet meetings, state government management, and Water Resources Control Board, 1969-1976. PAUL HAERLE (b. 1932) on Republican politics in Marin County, 1960-1966, staffing the Governor's Office, 1966-1968, intra-party skirmishes while state Republican party secretary, 1969-1973. JERRY C. MARTIN (b. 1933), research assistant to Reagan, 1969-1975, discusses People's Park, Vietnam War, communication problems, welfare reform, tax reform.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1981, 1982 by Gabrielle Morris and Sarah Sharp.
 

THE ART OF CORRECTIONS MANAGEMENT, CALIFORNIA 1966-1974, 1984, xii, 146 pp.

Scope and Content Note

ALLEN F. BREED, on organization and administration of California Youth Authority [appointed director, 1968], federal crime prevention programs, appointed commissions, California Council on Criminal Justice. RAYMOND K. PROCUNIER, on the State Department of Corrections [appointed director, 1967], interpreting Reagan's wishes on sentencing and prisoner rights, social unrest in the prisons, 1960s.

Additional Note

  • Introduction by Sheldon L. Messinger, Boalt Hall School of Law, UC Berkeley.
  • Interviewed 1982, 1983 by Gabrielle Morris.
 

THE ASSEMBLY, THE STATE SENATE, AND THE GOVERNOR'S OFFICE, 1958-1974, 1982, xv, 447 pp.

Scope and Content Note

WILLIAM T. BAGLEY (b. 1928), Republican "Young Turk" of the 1960s, on complexities of social progress and fiscal reform, revision of state income tax, welfare reform, emergence of Reagan and the issues of his governorship. Democrat and Senate president pro tem JAMES R. MILLS' (b. 1927) insights into civil rights, environmental, and transportation legislation, influence of Jesse Unruh, Hugh Burns, senate organization, ethics, legislative and elections realities, 1959-1981, leadership changes in 1981. ROBERT T. MONAGAN, 1969, 1970 Republican speaker of the Assembly, on increasing Republican influence in the Assembly, partisan responsibilities. Democrat ALBERT RODDA (b. 1912), chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, on budget-making and educational philosophy, 1960-1980, civil rights, politics, and religion.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1979-1981 by Gabrielle Morris and Sarah Sharp.
 

BRESLOW, Lester (b. 1915), Public health administrator

Vision and Reality in State Health Care: Medi-Cal and Other Public Programs, 1946-1975, 1985, v, 95 pp.

Scope and Content Note

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.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1984 by Gabrielle Morris.
 

CALIFORNIA DEMOCRATS' GOLDEN ERA, 1958-1966, 1987, ii, 132 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Key party officials discuss Democratic State Central Committee activities and leaders, relationship with California Democratic Council. Former office manager CYR COPERTINI (b. 1925) on San Francisco politics in the 1940s, volunteers and women in politics. Former party treasurer MARTIN HUFF (b. 1923) on Alameda County politics, roles of Roger Kent, Edmund G. Brown, Sr., Ronald Reagan, John Kennedy, Adlai Stevenson, other leaders; establishment of state withholding, 1970, as executive of Franchise Tax Board.

Additional Note

  • Introduction by Elizabeth Smith Gatov, Democratic Party leader.
  • Interviewed 1986 by Gabrielle Morris.
 

CALIFORNIA STATE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND GOVERNOR RONALD REAGAN, 1967-1974, 1986, v, 117 pp.

Scope and Content Note

EDWIN W. BEACH, budget division chief, on cost analysis, federal funding, legislative hearings, Reagan's first years as governor and budget cuts and fluctuations, hiring. ROY M. BELL, assistant director, on economic forecasting and revenue fluctuations. JAMES S. DWIGHT, JR., governor's appointee and deputy director, on cost control and cabinet processes.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1983 by Gabrielle Morris.
 

CARLESON, Robert (b. 1932), Social welfare director

Stemming the Welfare Tide, 1985, v, 107 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Former director of the State Department of Social Welfare describes revision of services during Reagan's administration: 1969 task force, department reorganization, 1971 legislation, county welfare departments; previous experiences as professional city manager, and in State Department of Public Works.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1983 by Gabrielle Morris.
 

CITIZEN ADVOCACY ORGANIZATIONS, 1960-1975, 1987, ii, 210 pp.

Scope and Content Note

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 Women.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1984, 1985 by Sarah Sharp and Julie Gordon Shearer.
 

DEMOCRATIC PARTY POLITICS AND ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES IN CALIFORNIA, 1962-1976, 1986, xi, 101 pp.

Scope and Content Note

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, natural resources regulations.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1982 by Sarah Sharp.
 

DUMKE, Glenn S. (1917-1989), State universities chancellor

The Evolution of the California State University System, 1961-1982, 1986, v, 85 pp.

Scope and Content Note

First chancellor of statewide universities system discusses San Francisco State College, 1957-1961; the Master Plan for Higher Education; California State University system management, budget, trustees, relations with legislature and Governors Ronald Reagan and Edmund G. Brown, Jr.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1984 by Sarah Sharp.
 

DUNCKEL, Earl B. (b. 1918), Public relations advisor

Ronald Reagan and the General Electric Theater, 1954-1955, 1982, ix, 46 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Reagan as General Electric Television Theater host; plant visits, community relations; Reagan's concerns about Screen Actors' Guild, communism, liberal opposition; corporate public relations operations; Reagan's speech ideas and information-gathering.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1982 by Gabrielle Morris.
 

GIANELLI, William R. (b. 1919), Water resources engineer

The California State Department of Water Resources, 1967-1973, 1986, v, 86 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Role of the California Water Commission, water transfer issues; Burns-Porter Act; State Department of Water Resources, 1967-1973: financing completion of State Water Project, tidelands oil funds, electric power contracts; policy on recreation, the peripheral canal, Dos Rios Dam, San Luis Drain, groundwater management; Central Arizona Project, Western States Water Council; environmentalists, administrative controls in state and federal governments.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1985 by Malca Chall.
 

GOVERNOR REAGAN AND HIS CABINET: AN INTRODUCTION, 1987, ix, 173 pp.

Scope and Content Note

The governor and members of his California cabinet discuss selected issues of 1964-1972. RONALD REAGAN (b. 1911) on entering politics, 1966 campaign, first days of office. Banker GORDON COPPARD LUCE (b. 1925) on state and national Republican campaigns, party chairmanship, administering Business and Transportation Agency, 1967-1969. Businessman GEORGE VERNON ORR, JR., (b. 1916) on State Department of Finance budget and revenue policies, tax withholding, use of business experience in state government, reorganization of Department of Motor Vehicles.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1979 and 1983 by Sarah Sharp and Gabrielle Morris.
 

GOVERNOR REAGAN'S CABINET AND AGENCY ADMINISTRATION, 1986, ii, 203 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Reagan cabinet members discuss their responsibilites. EARL W. BRIAN, JR. (b. 1942) on health and welfare policy, 1970-1974, legislative negotiations. JAMES G. STEARNS (b. 1917) on agriculture, conservation, labor relations, resources issues. FRANK J. WALTON (b. 1919) on transportation policy, and politics of conservatism. Cabinet secretary EDWIN J. THOMAS (b. 1930) on providing data and agendas for cabinet discussion: cost control, welfare reform, program development, and other issues.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1983 and 1985 by Ann Lage, Gabrielle Morris, and Sarah Sharp.
 

THE GOVERNOR'S OFFICE: ACCESS AND OUTREACH, 1967-1974, 1987, i, 132 pp.

Scope and Content Note

MELVIN BRADLEY (b. 1938) on facilitating minority input on state policy, 1970-1974, community relations, minority appointments, concerns of black leaders. JACKIE HABECKER (b. 1926), receptionist, on reception of the public and official visitors, security, observations of governors, 1959-1985. ROGER MAGYAR (b. 1945) on liaison with local and regional government, tax reform, use of task forces, 1973 tax reduction initiative, observations of Ronald Reagan and key aides Michael Deaver, Charles Hobbs, Edwin Meese, and others.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1983, 1984, 1985 by Gabrielle Morris and Julie Gordon Shearer.
 

THE GOVERNOR'S OFFICE AND PUBLIC INFORMATION, EDUCATION, AND PLANNING, 1967-1974, 1984, xvii, 301 pp.

Scope and Content Note

PAUL BECK (1933-1985), Los Angeles Times political reporter, on Reagan's communications staff, media tactics, the press corps, campaigns. ALEX C. SHERRIFFS (b. 1917), education advisor, on State College and University administration, Max Rafferty and Wilson Riles as elected state school officials, minority programs, school finance, campus unrest. JOHN S. TOOKER (b. 1934), State Resources Agency, 1968-1971; first director, Office of Planning and Research; discussion of Bay Conservation and Development Commission [BCDC], and environmental bills, conservation policies, Environmental Quality Act. Media aide PETER HANNAFORD (b. 1932), on second-term development of planning, legislative, and public relations functions.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1981, 1982 by Malca Chall, Gabrielle Morris, and Sarah Sharp.
 

HALL, James M. (b. 1934), Reagan cabinet member

Supporting Reagan: From Banks to Prisons, 1987, iv, 157 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Supervising California banks, 1967-1970, minority economic development and Cal-Job Board; Republican associates Earl Briam, Robert Carleson, Gordon Luce, Edwin Meese, Lewis Uhler, Ronald Zumbrun, Pete Wilson, Gaylord Parkinson, California governor's office cabinet members; Office of Economic Opportunity; Business and Transportation Agency, 1970-1971; Human Relations Agency, 1971-1972, welfare reform, prison reform.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1978, 1984, and 1985 by Nicole Biggart and Gabrielle Morris.
 

INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL OPERATIONS OF THE CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR'S OFFICE, 1966-1974, 1985, iv, 235 pp.

Scope and Content Note

EDGAR GILLENWATERS (b. 1932) on troubleshooting in Washington for Reagan, 1967-1971; the 1968 Republican National Convention, and advocacy for commerce. JAMES JENKINS, representing California in Washington; Nixon and Reagan confrontation on Family Assistance Program; public affairs and welfare concerns in Sacramento. FLORENCE RANDOLPH PROCUNIER on working with Edwin Meese. ROBERT WALKER (b. 1926) on Republican campaigns, 1960-1968, staffing and support for Reagan, Richard Nixon, cultivating delegates. RUSSELL S. WALTON (b. 1921), discusses the United Republicans of California, 1962, and the John Birch Society, Barry Goldwater; turning political ideas into government program, research and development, grassroots disaffection, Reagan administration philosophy.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1982, 1983 by Gabrielle Morris and Sarah Sharp.
 

LAW ENFORCEMENT AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN CALIFORNIA, 1966-1976, 1985, xxiii, 300 pp.

Scope and Content Note

HERBERT ELLINGWOOD (b. 1931) on law enforcement planning and coordination, the State Bar, constitutional issues, judicial appointments. JOSEPH F. GUNTERMAN (b. 1913) on Friends Committee on Legislation work on the death penalty, prisoners' rights, fair housing, farm labor, economics of conversion, and other issues. ROBERT HOUGHTON (b. 1913) on State Department of Justice long-range planning and training activities; the Watts riots, and race relations. JAN MARINISSEN, American Friends Service Committee in California, 1960-1983, prisoner advocacy, prison environment, court responsibility. ANTHONY L. PALUMBO (b. 1929) on California National Guard, state emergency planning and mutual aid, coordination with federal Law Enforcement Assistance Administration.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1981-1983 by Gabrielle Morris and Sarah Sharp.
 

LEGISLATIVE ISSUE MANAGEMENT AND ADVOCACY, 1961-1974, 1983, xxi, 303 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Assemblyman J. KENNETH CORY (b. 1937), discusses consulting to the Assembly Education Committee, 1961-1964, educational issues, school finance reform, Serrano-Priest decision (1971), SB 90 (1972), busing, campus unrest, California Teachers Assn. KENNETH F. HALL (b. 1938), on budget development in the State Department of Finance, 1970-1974. JOHN T. KEHOE (b. 1930), Department of Consumer Affairs, 1972-1974; welfare reform and school finance legislation; consulting on education issues; tax reduction campaign, 1973. Assemblyman JOHN J. MILLER (1932-1985) on issues of criminal justice and black politics, 1966-1974; the Berkeley School Board, 1964-1966. VERNON L. STURGEON (b. 1915), Republican state senator, legislative assistant, 1967-1969, discusses control over legislation; Public Utilities Commission, 1969-1974.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1981, 1982 by Sarah Sharp.
 

LIVINGSTON, Donald Glenn (b. 1938), Public affairs executive

Program and Policy Development in Consumer Affairs and the Governor's Office, 1986, vii, 90 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Organization and operation of California governor's office, 1971-1974; activities as legislative liaison: task forces on energy, education, local government, and other concerns; forward planning in 1973-1974; 1974 transition and contacts with Jerry Brown; state Agriculture and Services Agency, 1967-1970, professional and vocational standards, reorganization, consumer affairs, and 1970 election issues.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1982, 1984 by Gabrielle Morris.
 

ORGANIZATIONAL AND FISCAL VIEWS OF THE REAGAN ADMINISTRATION, 1984, xiii, 183 pp.

Scope and Content Note

A. ALAN POST (b. 1914), chief analyst for the Joint Legislative Budget Committee, discusses state fiscal priorities. WARREN KING, Chicago management consultant, on Reagan's use of task forces and loaned executives; task force on government reform (1967-1968). ROBERT VOLK, JR., director of Department of Corporations, on revision of the California securities law and reorganization of the department. HARRY LUCAS, career civil servant, on the use of federal funds to expand state vocational rehabilitation services.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1981-1983 by Gabrielle Morris.
 

POVERTY PROGRAMS AND OTHER CONSERVATIVE POLICY STRATEGIES, 1970-1984, 1986, vi, 110 pp.

Scope and Content Note

A. LAWRENCE CHICKERING (b. 1941) and ROBERT B. HAWKINS, JR. (b. 1944), aides to Reagan, on State Office of Economic Opportunity, 1970-1972: Lewis Uhler as director, legal services paradoxes, education vouchers, blacks and politics; California Rural Legal Assistance, and other self-help initiatives; Institute for Contemporary Studies (1973-1984); the governor's 1973-1974 task force on local government; strategies for the 1980s, the Sequoia Institute, thoughts on the intellectual elite.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1984 by Gabrielle Morris.
 

REINECKE, Edwin (b. 1924), Real estate executive

Maverick Congressman and Lieutenant Governor for California, 1965-1974, 1986, iv, 100 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Congressional years, 1965-1969: environmental quality legislation, Law of the Sea Conference; lieutenant governor 1969-1974, expanded role under Reagan: planning and research, intergovernmental management, Model Cities Program, Department of Commerce, reapportionment commission, interaction with Democratic legislature; 1974 Republican gubernatorial campaign; 1973 House Judiciary Committee hearings; chair, California Republican party, 1983-1985.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1984 by Sarah Sharp.
 

REPUBLICAN CAMPAIGN AND PARTY ISSUES, 1964-1976, 1986, ix, 215 pp.

Scope and Content Note

VERNON J. CRISTINA (b. 1915) on Santa Clara County politics, Goldwater and Reagan 1964 and 1966 campaigns, governor's appointments, drug rehabilitation, California Highway Commission. JACK S. MCDOWELL (b. 1914) on San Francisco Call-Bulletin and San Francisco Examiner political reporting, Reagan 1970 campaign press bureau. A. RURIC TODD (b. 1913) on Santa Clara County politics, Robert Kirkwood as state controller, Reagan's 1966-1967 transition team. NORMAN "SKIP" WATTS on 1968 Republican primaries and convention, 1970 Reagan campaign organization and operations.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1981, 1983 by Gabrielle Morris and Sarah Sharp.
 

REPUBLICAN PHILOSOPHY AND PARTY ACTIVISM, 1984, xiv, 142 pp.

Scope and Content Note

JAQUELIN HUME (1905-1991), on the Nixon, Eisenhower and Goldwater campaigns; electing Reagan governor; appointments committee, task force on government efficiency and economy; serving as chief of protocol. ELEANOR RING STORRS (b. 1903) on the party in San Diego, the national committee, 1964 convention, fund raising and volunteers. JACK WRATHER (1918-1985) on friendship with Reagan and Goldwater, national conventions, cabinet selection, the kitchen cabinet. TIRSO DEL JUNCO on Republican party unity, Hispanic voters.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1982, 1983 by Gabrielle Morris and Sarah Sharp.
 

RILES, Wilson (b. 1917), Educator

"No Adversary Situations": Public School Education in California and Wilson C. Riles, Superintendent of Public Instruction, 1970-1982, 1984, xvi, 134 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Passage of 1965 federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act; racial discrimination in teacher employment; Early Childhood Education programs, compensatory education, equalization of public school finance, racial desegregation within the schools; experiences with previous superintendent Max Rafferty; Reagan as governor, the state legislature, the California Supreme Court; local superintendents and parents' groups, and the NAACP.

Additional Note

  • Introduction by Ralph W. Tyler, Director, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto.
  • Interviewed 1981-1982 by Sarah Sharp.
 

THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY CONSERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION, 1964-1973, 1986, iv, 98 pp.

Scope and Content Note

JOSEPH E. BODOVITZ (b. 1930), first executive director of BCDC, on Senator Eugene McAteer and the study commission, the McAteer-Petris Act and the 1965-1969 planning and permit process, passage of the 1969 act, administration and policy decisions. MELVIN B. LANE (b. 1922), first chairman of BCDC, on theories and practice of chairmanship, relationships with commission members, staff, and pressure groups. E. CLEMENT SHUTE (b. 1939), legal counsel representing the attorney general, discusses decisions on legal issues to be resolved in the courts: fill, the public trust, police power, mitigation, public access.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1984 by Malca Chall.
 

SERVICES FOR CALIFORNIANS: EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT ISSUES IN THE REAGAN ADMINISTRATION, 1967-1974, 1986, i, 234 pp.

Scope and Content Note

RICHARD L. CAMILLI discusses health care reform and staff development, 1969-1974. LOUIS CARTER (b. 1933) on assistance to small and minority businesses, minority employment. JAMES V. LOWRY (b. 1913) on state mental health services, cost control. WILLIAM PENN MOTT, JR. (1909-1992), director of the California State Park System, 1967-1974, on unifying and decentralizing park and recreation programs. DAVID SWOAP (b. 1937) on welfare costs and reform, 1965-1983.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1981, 1983, and 1984 by Ann Lage, Gabrielle Morris, and Sarah Sharp.
 

SMITH, William French (1917-1990), Lawyer

Evolution of the Kitchen Cabinet, 1965-1973, 1989, viii, 59 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Early friendship with Reagan; 1966 and 1968 Republican campaigns; formation and activities of the governor's kitchen cabinet, including judicial and other appointments; comments on service as UC Regent, 1968-1970.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1988 by Gabrielle Morris.
 

WAY, Howard K. (b. 1913), Corrections agency head

Issues in Corrections: The Adult Authority, Determinate Sentencing, and Prison Crowding, 1962-1982, 1986, v, 68 pp.

Scope and Content Note

State senate terms, 1962-1976: criticism of the Adult Authority, Medi-Cal legislation, penal reform legislation in the 1970s, Determinate Sentencing Act of 1976; recollections of Reagan; administration of Edmund G. Brown, Jr.: appointment to Board of Prison Terms, head of Youth and Adult Correctional Agency.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1984 by Julie Gordon Shearer.
 

WILLIAMS, Spencer M. (b. 1922), Human relations agency head

The Human Relations Agency: Perspectives and Programs Concerning Health, Welfare, and Corrections, 1966-1970, 1986, vi, 94 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Attorney general campaigns of 1966, 1970; Reagan as governor; reorganization of the Health and Welfare Agency and Youth and Adult Correctional Agency into the Human Relations Agency, and administration of the super agency; consolidation of the departments of Mental Hygiene, Public Health, and Health Care Services into the Department of Health; issues in corrections, Medi-Cal, and welfare reform, relations with the governor's office.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1982 by Julie Gordon Shearer.
 

The following interviews were conducted by UCLA's Office of Oral History for the Government History Documentation Series, Ronald Reagan Gubernatorial Era Project:

 

BEILENSON, Anthony C. (b. 1932), Democratic assemblyman

Securing Liberal Legislation During The Reagan Administration, 1982, xiii, 81 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Democrat in California legislature, 1963-1976, discusses the CDC (California Democratic Council) and party politics and first years as an assemblyman; the Reagan years, and the 1967 Therapeutic Abortion Act and the 1971 Welfare Reform Act; observations on relationships between Reagan and his associates and legislators of both parties; state senate leadership battles, 1969, 1970, consumer bills of the early 1970s.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1982 by Steven Edgington.
 

BURKE, Yvonne Brathwaite (b. 1932), Democratic assemblywoman

New Arenas of Black Influence, 1982, xii, 46 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Early career and entry into politics; perceptions of state assembly and Reagan administration and relations with legislature and individual legislators; insensitivity to minorities and women; personal experiences of discrimination; black colleagues; Democratic National Convention, Robert Kennedy, fund raising; Burke-sponsored legislation, child-care, welfare reform, abortion, mental health; California Council on Criminal Justice.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1982 by Steven Edgington.
 

DALES, Jack (b. 1907), Screen Actors Guild executive

Pragmatic Leadership: Ronald Reagan as President of the Screen Actors Guild, 1982, 49 pp.

Scope and Content Note

National executive secretary of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) analyzes Reagan's abilities as leader, listener, decision-maker, his speeches and popularity; issues of reform in the Guild; studios and studio unions; contract negotiations.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1981 by Mitch Tuchman.
 

DARLING, Dick (b. 1916), CRA president

Republican Activism: The California Republican Assembly and Ronald Reagan, 1982, 49 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Organizing CRA (California Republican Assembly) chapters in Southern California; Darling's leadership in conservatism; Reagan compared with Goldwater; 1966 CRA convention, membership, effectiveness, endorsements, committees, officers, efforts on behalf of Reagan.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1981 by Stephan Stern.
 

DUNNE, George H. (b. 1905), Jesuit priest

Christian Advocacy and Labor Strife in Hollywood, 1981, 67 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Motion picture studio strikes, mid-1940s; Reagan's participation in labor movement; Dunne autobiographical material: writing for Commonweal, and writing Hollywood Labor Dispute: A Study in Immorality (1952).

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1981 by Mitch Tuchman.
 

PLOG, Stanley (b. 1930), Consultant

More Than Just an Actor: The Early Campaigns of Ronald Reagan, 1981, 58 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Influence of BASICO [Behavioral Science Corporation], a consulting firm working with Reagan to provide political knowledge to his campaign: voter issues, analysis of opposition, the "image," the press.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1981 by Stephen Stern.
 

REAGAN, Neil (b. 1908), Ronald Reagan's brother

Private Dimensions and Public Images: The Early Political Campaigns of Ronald Reagan, 1981, 58 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Ronald Reagan's younger brother on handling Reagan gubernatorial campaign for McCann-Erickson advertising agency; Reagan's essential qualities, personality; a view of Reagan since childhood.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1981 by Stephen Stern.
 

YOUNGER, Evelle S. (1918-1989), California attorney general

A Lifetime in Law Enforcement, 1982, xiii, 60 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Early career in FBI; Republican party politics, 1950s; 1970 campaign for California attorney general; organization and administration of the Department of Justice; effect of Reagan administration's policy in crime control and criminal justice.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1982 by Steven Edgington.
 

WATSON, Philip E. (1924-1986), Los Angeles County assessor

Tax Reform and Professionalizing the Los Angeles County Assessor's Office, 1989, 443 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Los Angeles county politics since 1950s: tax assessment practices, reforms, scandals, legislative intervention, state and county political figures; crusade as county assessor for more equitable property taxation; tax limit proposals, 1963-1978: Watson initiatives, 1968 [Prop. 9] and 1972 [Prop. 14] and their campaigns, opposition from business; Reagan's Prop. 1A [1973]; Jarvis-Gann Prop. 13 [1978].

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1982, 1985 by Steven Edgington and R. C. Smith.
 

The following interviews were conducted by the Claremont Graduate School for the Government History Documentation Series, Ronald Reagan Gubernatorial Era Project:

 

BUSTERUD, John A. (b. 1921), Lawyer

The California Constitution Revision Commission, 1982, v, 37 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Special counsel, full-time staff, and member of the California Constitution Revision Commission from 1963 to 1977, discusses creation of commission during his state assembly term, and advisory relationship to commission until term of membership.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1982 by Enid H. Douglass.
 

FLOURNOY, Houston, State controller

California Assemblyman and Controller, 1982, vi, 234 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Youth, education at Cornell University, and Princeton Graduate School; impact of Washington politics experienced while serving as legislative assistant to Senator H. Alexander Smith of New Jersey; California Republican party politics; state assemblyman, 1960-1966; 1966-1974 tenure as State Controller; 1974 gubernatorial campaign, and defeat by Edmund G. Brown, Jr.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1981-1982 by Enid H. Douglass.
 

THE HISTORY OF PROPOSITION #1, PRECURSOR OF CALIFORNIA TAX LIMITATION MEASURES, 1982, vi, 234 pp.

Scope and Content Note

WILLIAM CRAIG STUBBLEBINE (b. 1936), professor of economics, on his role in the work of the Task Force on Tax Reduction established by Ronald Reagan during his second term as governor of California, particularly the evolution of the concepts and details of Proposition #1. LEWIS K. UHLER (b. 1933), chairman of the Task Force on Tax Reduction, discusses running the State Office of Economic Opportunity, and the movement for a California Constitutional amendment to impose tax reductions; federal programs for economic opportunity; formation of Reagan administration task forces.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1982 by Enid H. Douglass.
 

The following interviews were conducted by California State University, Fullerton for the Government History Documentation Series, Ronald Reagan Gubernatorial Era Series:

 

FINCH, Robert H. (b. 1930), Lieutenant governor

Views from the Lieutenant Governor's Office, 1983, 107 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Political background, connections with Nixon since 1947; 1966 and 1968 Reagan campaigns; personal relations with Reagan, difficulties with staff; role as legislative emissary, turning ideology into practical politics; federal-state welfare reform; Health, Education and Welfare secretary under Nixon; UC Board of Regents; state university system.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1981 by Harry P. Jeffrey, Jr.
 

THE "KITCHEN CABINET": FOUR CALIFORNIA CITIZEN ADVISERS OF RONALD REAGAN, 1983, 157 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Friendship and influence in appointments and administrative hiring during Reagan's governorship; Task Force on Efficiency and Economy in Government; party organization and fund-raising activities; influence on behalf of corporate interests and conservative policies. Interviews with "Kitchen Cabinet" members: HENRY SALVATORI (b. 1901), geophysicist, oilman; EDWARD MILLS (b. 1906), career with Van de Kamp's bakery, active in right-to-work issues; HOLMES TUTTLE (1905-1983), Ford Motor Co. dealer, major Republican contributor; and JUSTIN DART (1908-1984), executive with Walgreen Drug, Rexall Drug, Dart Industries, Inc.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1981 by Steven Edgington, and Lawrence B. de Graaf.
 

LEGISLATIVE-GOVERNOR RELATIONS IN THE REAGAN ERA: FIVE VIEWS, 1983, 277 pp.

Scope and Content Note

DENNIS E. CARPENTER, Republican state senator from southern Orange County, 1970-1978; developing the California Plan, for achieving a Republican majority in the legislature. ROBERT BEVERLY, Republican assemblyman, leader of the Republican minority in 1973-1974 legislative term. GEORGE ZENOVICH, senate Democrat in the Reagan government, "professional politician," leader of the opposition. ROBERT MORETTI (d. 1984), recollections of an assembly speaker, 1970-1974. GORDON COLOGNE, water policy in the Reagan years.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1981, 1982 by Steven D. Edgington, and Harvey P. Grody.
 

WRIGHT, Donald R. (1907-1985), Former California chief justice

A View of Reagan and the California Courts, 1984, 87 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Chief justice during Reagan years, 1970-1974, and under Jerry Brown, 1975-1977, explores Reagan's judicial appointments, relationship between governor's office and State Supreme Court, and the Judicial Council; recent political trends, partisan attacks.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1982 by Harvey P. Grody.
 

California State Archives Government History Program

Scope and Content Note

The Regional Oral History Office is one of four oral history programs working with the California State Archives to document state policy development as reflected in the legislative and executive branches of the state government and as reflected by others who played significant roles in the policy process of the State of California. The institutions participating in the program are the Regional Oral History Office, the Office of Oral History at UCLA, the Claremont Graduate School, and California State University, Sacramento. California State Archives oral histories are available for research at UC Berkeley, UCLA, Calilforna State University, Sacramento, and California State University, Fullerton. They are available at cost to libraries from the State Archives in Sacramento. Only those oral histories in the series that were produced by the Regional Oral History Office are listed below.
 

ALQUIST, Alfred (b. 1908), State legislator

California State Senator, 1967-; California State Assemblyman, 1963-1966, 1990, iii, 103 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Santa Clara County Democratic politics, election campaigns 1960-1964, candidacy for lieutenant governor, 1970; legislative leadership, organization, district office; reapportionment, 1960s; concern for education, energy needs, finance, public utilities, transportation; special interests, the public trust, political leaders, 1960s-1980s.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1987 by Gabrielle Morris.
 

BAGLEY, William T. (b. 1928), Public official

Member, California Transportation Commission, 1983-present; Member, Public Utilities Commission, 1983-1986; Chair, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, 1975-1979, 1990, ii, 42 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Discusses post-legislative career on federal and state regulatory commissions, inherent problems with commissions; administrations of Governors Deukmejian, Reagan, and Brown, Jr.; public law practice with Nossaman, Guthner, Knox & Elliot; reflections on changes in legislature since 1974.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1989 by Ann Lage.
 

BEHR, Peter H. (b. 1915), State legislator

Environmentalist and California State Senator, 1971-1978, 1990, iii, 395 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Family, youth, education, navy service, and law career; local government service on Mill Valley city council, 1956-1960, and Marin County Board of Supervisors, 1962-1968; state senate career: sponsoring legislation in areas of environmental protection, legislative reform, health, welfare, and education issues, malpractice and no-fault insurance, property tax reform; Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, 1971-72; election campaign strategies; observations on legislators and legislative process, on Governors Reagan and Brown, Jr., on Howard Jarvis and Proposition 13, 1978; post-legislative public service, San Francisco Foundation Trustee, Buck Trust controversy.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1988 and 1989 by Ann Lage.
 

BOUCHÉ, Brieuc (1904-1995), Wood carver, teacher

Master Wood Carver, High School Teacher at Manzanar Relocation Center, 1942-1943, 1993, iii, 118 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Family background and childhood in Brittany; French educational system and apprenticeship in wood carving; emigration to U.S., 1928; B.A. in art and education, UCLA, 1935; reflections on citizenship and Japanese relocation during WWII; living and teaching conditions at Manzanar Relocation Camp, Owens Valley, CA.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1993 by Germaine LaBerge.
 

BRAININ, David (b. 1920), Civil servant

California Department of Finance, 1950-1985, 1991, ii, 93 pp.

Scope and Content Note

State budget preparation, estimation of state expenditures and revenues; observations on federal tax reform, income tax withholding, revenue sharing, property tax reform, related issues of the period.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1988 by Gabrielle Morris.
 

BRITSCHGI, Carl A. (b. 1912), State assemblyman

California State Assemblyman, 1957-1970, 1989, ii, 103 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Redwood City, CA: parks and recreation, city council, mayor, Sequoia Hospital District; state legislature: education, textbooks for the blind, transportation, Republican leadership, reapportionment, assembly speakers Luther Lincoln, Ralph Brown, Willie Brown, legislative reform.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1988 by Carole Hicke.
 

BROADERS, Halden C. (b. 1920), Lobbyist

California Legislative Representative, 1957-1990, 1991, ii, 294 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Childhood; judge and justice of the peace, 1950-1957; campaigning; judicial districts, salaries; work as lobbyist for Bank of America: evaluation of governors, financial institutions, bankruptcy reform; comments on assembly speakers Unruh, Monagan, Moretti, McCarthy, Brown; legislative reform; discusses other lobbyists.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1990 by Carole Hicke.
 

BRONZAN, Bruce (b. 1947), State assemblyman

California State Assemblyman, 1982-1992, 1996, iii, 125 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Youth and education in Fresno; B.A., Fresno State University; 1969 Coro Foundation internship, 1970-1971; M.A., 1971, Occidental College; Fresno County Supervisor, 1975-1981; California State Assembly, 1982-1992: legislation for children, health, mental health and agriculture; Mental Health Services Act, 1988; mention of Governor Jerry Brown, Nicholas Petris, Frank Lanterman, Phil Isenberg; remarks on public health care in California and U.S.; California budget process; associate dean, UC San Francisco at Fresno.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1994-1995 by Germaine LaBerge.
 

BURTON, John L. (b. 1932), State assemblyman

California State Assemblyman, 1965-1974, 1989, ii, 54 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Leadership and politics; Rules Committee, Social Security benefits, welfare reform; Philip Burton, Jesse Unruh, Robert Monagan.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1986 and 1987 by Julie Gordon Shearer.
 

BUSCH, Burt Witte (1904-1989), State legislator

California State Senator, 1947-1955, Lake County District Attorney, 1931-1946, 1989, ii, 85 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Lake County politics, water and transportation issues, 1920s-1980s; service in the state senate; Interim Judiciary Committee (1953-1955), legislative leadership.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1988 by Gabrielle Morris.
 

CORY, J. Kenneth (b. 1937), State legislator, official

California State Controller, 1976-1986; California State Assemblyman, 1967-1975, 1990, iii, 141 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Tax reform efforts in late 1960s and 1970s; election campaigns and campaign reform; reapportionment and other issues of the 1970s; office of controller, including audits of Medi-Cal and welfare programs; interaction with Board of Equalization and unitary system of accounting for corporate taxation.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1987 and 1988 by Gabrielle Morris.
 

COSTA, Edward (b. 1941), Advocate

President, People's Advocate, 1991, ii, 62 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Young Republicans in Sacramento Valley; organizing a campaign; George Deukmejian; working with Paul Gann, and People's Advocate; tax reform and Proposition 13; legislative reform; campaign financing.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1990 by Carole Hicke.
 

CURRIE, W. Ralph (b. 1904), Civil servant

Chief Financial Economist, Department of Finance, 1949-1968; Economic Research Specialist, Division of Budgets and Accounts, Department of Finance, 1936-1949, 1991, ii, 63 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Establishment of state and federal statistical forecasting methods, 1930s; California financial concerns during Depression, WWII, postwar recovery; Legislative Revenue and Taxation committees; issues and leadership.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1988 by Gabrielle Morris.
 

DOLWIG, Richard J. (b. 1908), State legislator

California State Senator, 1956-1970; California State Assemblyman, 1946-1956, 1988, ii, 89 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Legislation pertaining to water, smog, freeways, pharmaceuticals, health; Tidelands Committee, Southern Bay crossing proposal; San Mateo County politics; partisanship in legislature; Governors Warren, Knight, Reagan; Eurovest trial.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1987 by Carole Hicke.
 

DUNLAP, John F. (b. 1922), State legislator

California State Senator, 1975-1978; California State Assemblyman, 1967-1974, 1990, ii, 277 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Family background, law practice, Napa County politics; campaigns; assembly and senate committees on Agriculture, Natural Resources, Education, Transportation; mental health services, education bills, environmental legislation, taxation, tax revolt; legislative reform; lobbyists; comments on Governors Reagan and Brown, senate leadership.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1988 by Carole Hicke.
 

ERWIN, Thomas M. (1893-1990), State assemblyman

California State Assemblyman, 1943-1958, 1990, ii, 85 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Southern California dairy farming, agricultural associations in the 1930s; Whittier Republican politics; state assembly career: leadership, organization, ethics; interest in issues of fish and game, highways, revenues, changing land use.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1987 by Gabrielle Morris.
 

FARR, Frederick S. (b. 1910), State legislator, environmentalist

California State Senator, 1955-1967, 1992, iii, 118 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Education in Piedmont, CA, at UC Berkeley (1928-1935), and in Depression-era San Francisco; wartime work in Puerto Rico; private legal practice in Monterey County; state senate, 1955-1967: legislation to preserve the mountain lion and sea otter, encourage scenic highways, coordinate state planning, preserve Monterey Bay and Lake Tahoe, aid agricultural workers and fishermen; legislation to outlaw the death penalty during the Caryl Chessman controversy, 1960; federal coordinator for highway beautification in the Lyndon Johnson administration and as a member of the state Coastal Commission, 1972-1979.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1987 by Ann Lage.
 

FENLON, Roberta F. (1911-1987), Physician

California Medical Association President, 1970-1971, 1990, ii, 42 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Medical training in the 1940s; public affairs activities of the San Francisco Medical Society and CMA; federal Medicaid legislation (1965) and state Medi-Cal program (1966) for health care for the poor; controversies with California Department of Health Care Services, 1970-1971.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1984 by Gabrielle Morris for the Ronald Reagan Gubernatorial Era Project, completed under the auspices of the State Archives Oral History Program.
 

FISCHER, Michael L. (b. 1940), Coastal Commission executive

Executive Director, California Coastal Commission, 1978-1985; Deputy Director, Governor's Office of Planning and Research, 1976-1978; Executive Director, North Central Region, Coastal Zone Conservation Commission, 1973-1976, 1992, xi, 210 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Family background; education and employment in city and regional planning; leadership of first North Central Regional Coastal Zone Conservation Commission, including development of coastal planning and permitting processes, controversies over Bodega Head, Sea Ranch, and Christo's Fence; statewide land-use planning efforts in Jerry Brown gubernatorial administration, conflict over proposed Dow Chemical Plant in Solano County; role as executive director of the California Coastal Commission: off-shore oil issues, federal-state relations, political pressures on the commission, budget cuts under Governor Deukmejian. [A further interview with Fischer is listed with the Sierra Club oral histories.]

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1992 and 1993 by Ann Lage.
 

FLEURY, Gordon A. (1916-1987), State assemblyman

California State Assemblyman, 1949-1956, 1988, ii, 50 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Assembly speakership; Earl Warren; Long Beach Tidelands controversy; issues of workers compensation, unemployment insurance, no-fault insurance, mentally handicapped, death penalty.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1987 by Carole Hicke.
 

GANN, Paul (1912-1989), Citizen activist

Peoples Advocate, Inc., Founder and President, 1974-1989, 1990, iii, 89 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Growing up in Arkansas; founding and operation of grassroots tax protest organization; running for U.S. Senate, 1980; qualification of initiative ballot measures; campaigns for: Prop. 13 (1978) property tax reform, Prop. 4 (1979) government spending limits, Prop. 8 (1982) Victims Bill of Rights, Prop. 24 (1984) Legislative Reform Act, Prop. 61 (1986) Public Pay Initiative, Prop. 88 (1988) transportation tax appropriations; contracting AIDS.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1987 by Gabrielle Morris.
 

GARIBALDI, James D. (b. 1906), Legislative representative

California State Assemblyman, 1935-1938; Legislative Representative, 1946 to Present, 1990, ii, 65 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Discusses operations of a lobbyist in Sacramento; Speaker Hugh Burns, and senate presidents pro tem; Governor Culbert Olson; campaign financing; Ronald Reagan; Tidelands oil controversy.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1989 by Carole Hicke.
 

GLEASON, Verne Everett (b. 1911), Civil servant

California Department of Social Welfare, 1937-1970, 1988, iii, 165 pp.

Scope and Content Note

California Department of Social Welfare, 1937-1970: assistant director, 1950-1961, 1967-1970, directors and organization, developing social welfare policy, legislative relations under Governors Knight, and Brown, Sr.; welfare policy and legislation in Reagan years, 1966-1970; 1971 Welfare Reform Act; organization and administration of State Health and Welfare Agency; principal legislative features of state public assistance and welfare services programs.

Additional Note

  • Introduction by James Leiby, UC Berkeley School of Social Welfare.
  • Interviewed 1981 by Julie Gordon Shearer and James Leiby for the Ronald Reagan Gubernatorial Era oral history series, completed under the auspices of the California State Archives Government History Program.
 

GREENAWAY, Roy (b. 1929), Political activist

The CDC and the Controller's Office, 1992, iv, 277 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Family background, debating; University of Chicago under R. M. Hutchins; M.A. in linguistics, Fresno State University; discusses Democratic politics, 1950-1968, including Stevenson and Kennedy campaigns, senate races of Clair Engle, Pierre Salinger, and Alan Cranston; evolution of the California Democratic Council [CDC], grassroots work in Fresno and throughout state; appointment as inheritance tax appraiser by Cranston; Young Democrats' endorsement of 160-acre limitation; Lyndon Johnson's War on Poverty; Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers Union; appointed administrative aide to U.S. Senator Alan Cranston.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1990-1991 by Amelia R. Fry.
 

GREGORIO, Arlen F. (b. 1931), State legislator

California State Senator, 1971-1978, 1990, ii, 164 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Family, youth, education, and early career in San Mateo County; upset election to state senate in 1970; sponsoring legislation in areas of political and campaign reform, health and welfare issues, the arts; efforts to reform the political process in the senate; observations on Governors Reagan and Brown, Jr.; post-legislative career as San Mateo County supervisor and mediator in private practice.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1989 by Ann Lage.
 

HAMM, William Giles (b. 1942), Government official

California Legislative Analyst, 1977-1986; Deputy Associate Director, U.S. Office of Management and Budget, 1967-1977, 1991, ii, 93 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Operations, programs, and policies of the Office of Legislative Analyst, as well as of Office of Management and Budget: housing programs of the 1970s, sunshine, zero-based, and program budget systems; long-term strategic fiscal studies vis-a-vis current budget analyses; government spending limits, accountability, citizen protest movements; prison facilities, school funding, long-term health care issues; Joint Legislative Budget Committee, California Department of Finance.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1989 by Gabrielle Morris.
 

HEILBRON, Louis H. (b. 1907), Lawyer

Department of Social Welfare, 1932; Department of Relief Administration, 1933-1940; Board of Economic Welfare, 1942-1943; California State Board of Education, 1959-1961; California Coordinating Council for Higher Education, 1961-1969; California State Colleges, 1960-1969, 1994, iii, 164 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Legal career in government and community service; welfare and economic relief issues of 1930s and 1940s; formation and growth of the California State College [now University] system; California Master Plan for Education and related issues.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1991-1992 by Carole Hicke.
 

HUFF, Martin (b. 1923), Government official

Franchise Tax Board Executive Officer, 1963-1979; City of Oakland Auditor-Controller, 1958-1963, 1990, ii, 178 pp.

Scope and Content Note

History, organization, and operations of the California Franchise Tax Board, including collection of personal income and business taxes, initiation of tax withholding (1971), unitary system of corporate taxation, relations with legislative leaders, state controller, other state and federal agencies.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1987 and 1988 by Gabrielle Morris.
 

JERVIS, John V. (b. 1933), State government employee

Assistant to the Senate Majority Leader, 1972-1975; Director, State Senate Democratic Caucus, 1977-1978; Assistant Deputy State Controller, 1978-1985, 1991, iii, 47 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Political campaigning and press relations for Senate Majority Leader George Moscone and Controller Kenneth Cory; service on several state boards as a representative of the controller; the duties and special concerns of Controller Cory; work for Democratic Caucus of California State Senate under Senator John Dunlap.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1990 by Ann Lage.
 

JOHNSON, Gardiner (1906-1990), Legislator

California State Assemblyman, 1935-1946; Republican State Central Committee, 1934-1946, 1950-1982, 1991, iii, 249 pp.

Scope and Content Note

UC Berkeley education; Berkeley politics; election campaigns, 1932-1938; labor issues of the 1930s; assembly organization and leadership; employment, health insurance, law enforcement, revenue legislation; lobbying; State Relief Administration; Earl Warren and other Republican leaders; evolution of conservative organizations; state and national campaigns for Taft, Goldwater, Reagan, and others, 1952-1968.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1973 and 1983 by Gabrielle Morris for the Earl Warren and Ronald Reagan oral history projects, completed under the auspices of the State Archives Oral History Program.
 

KEENE, Barry (b. 1938), State legislator

California State Assemblyman, 1972-1978; California State Senator, 1978-1992, 1996, iii, 290 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Early life influences; Stanford University, B.A., 1960, and J.D., 1964; internship in State Assembly, 1964-1965, under Ed Z'berg; Constitution Revision Commission staff, 1965-1967, under Frank Newman and Bruce Sumner; Santa Rosa D.A.'s office and school board; State Assembly: thoughts on Jesse Unruh, Bob Moretti, Leo McCarthy, Willie Brown; Committee on Health Issues: medical malpractice, durable power of attorney, Natural Death Act, 1976, generic drug substitution, mental health; State Senate: Committee on the Judiciary, Elections and Reapportionment Committee; reflections on Governors Ronald Reagan, Jerry Brown, George Deukmejian, Pete Wilson, and on Rose Bird; environmental issues: coastal protection, forests, oil spills, aquaculture; retirement from politics; teaching at California State University, Sacramento.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1994 by Carole Hicke.
 

KLINE, J. Anthony (b. 1938), Legal affairs secretary

Legal Affairs Secretary, 1975-1980; San Francisco Superior Court, 1980-1982; California Court of Appeal, 1982-1992, 1992, iii, 80 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Yale Law School; clerk to Justice Raymond Peters, 1965-66; Wall Street practice, 1966-70; Housing and Economic Development Law project, 1970-1971; managing partner, Public Advocates, 1971-75; governorship of classmate Jerry Brown: sentencing and prison reform, bail reform, judiciary and court reform, Agricultural Labor Relations Act, water issues, workers' compensation, Justice Rose Bird; San Francisco Superior Court; California Court of Appeal.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1990, 1991 by Germaine LaBerge.
 

LEWIS, Jonathan C. (b. 1948), Legislative staff

California Tax Reform Association Executive Director, 1978-1979; Legislative Aide to Senator Nicholas Petris, 1971-1977, 1991, ii, 54 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Training and experiences of senate staff; tax equity issues and strategies of the 1970s, including long-range tax studies, major revenue legislation, government spending reform initiatives; activities of the California Tax Reform Assn. and other citizen groups.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1989 by Gabrielle Morris.
 

McALISTER, Alister (b. 1929), State assemblyman

California State Assemblyman, 1970-1986, 1989, ii, 202 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Military service in Germany; assembly committees on Education, Judiciary, Ways and Means, Finance and Insurance, and legislation considered by these committees; tax reform; Constitutional Amendments Committee 1971-74; Proposition 13; California Law Revision Commission; 1974 speakership battle; comments on Speakers Moretti, McCarthy, Brown, Unruh; legislative change.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1988 by Carole Hicke.
 

McCARTHY, Leo T. (b. 1930), Legislator, Lt. Governor

California Assemblyman, 1968-1982; California Lieutenant Governor, 1983-1995, 1997, vi, 219 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Family background and education; U.S. Air Force, 1951-1952; University of San Francisco, B.A., and San Francisco Law School, J.D.; San Francisco politics, 1960s, with mention of Eugene McAteer, Joseph Alioto, Phillip Burton, Willie Brown; California State Assembly: Environmental, Labor, and Land Use and Planning Committees, speakership battles and office, 1974-1982; comments on Governors Ronald Reagan, Jerry Brown, George Deukmejian, Pete Wilson; establishment of Office of Administrative Law; legislation for children and families, seniors, the environment, taxation; Feminization of Poverty task force, 1980s; California Energy Commission and State Lands Commission; University of California: Free Speech Movement, Regents, divestment, affirmative action.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1995 and 1996 by Carole Hicke.
 

MacBRIDE, Thomas J. (b. 1914), State assemblyman, judge

California State Assemblyman, 1956-1960, 1989, ii, 119 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Assembly revenue and civil service issues; Democratic local, state, national campaigns; comments on Caspar Weinberger, Phillip Burton, Speakers Brown, Unruh, lobbyists; state employee unions; Sacramento constituency; water issues, fish and game, bridge over Emerald Bay, death penalty; appointed to U.S. District Court, 1961.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1987 by Julie Gordon Shearer.
 

MARGOLIS, Larry (1923-1997), State assembly staff

Chief Assistant to the Speaker of the California Assembly, 1961-1967, 1990, ii, 378 pp.

Scope and Content Note

State Democratic politics, California Democratic Council; assembly Ways and Means Committee staff; Speaker Jesse Unruh, and Unruh and Brown split, other issues with Unruh; dealing with the press; campaigning; discussion of governors and legislative leaders, legislative and tax reform, political policy; mental health legislation, ombudsman legislation; California Pooled Money Investment Board; Citizens Conference on State Legislatures.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1989 by Carole Hicke.
 

MARLER, Fred W., Jr. (b. 1932), State legislator

California State Senator, 1966-1974, 1989, ii, 126 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Senator from 2nd District: Shasta, Tehama, Glenn, Colusa, Butte, Yuba, Sutter, and Yolo counties, and part of Solano; senate committees on Governmental Efficiency, Education, Judiciary, Fish and Game; state water project; 1970-1971 senate president pro tem; issues of tax revision, budget, transportation, welfare, forestry, agriculture.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1987 by Carole Hicke.
 

MARSHALL, Greta, State financial officer

Chief Investment Officer, Public Employees Retirement System, 1985-1988, 1991, ii, 40 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Early work at John Deere and Co.; Public Employees Retirement System [PERS] since 1985: A.B. 671, Jesse Unruh, fund management, impact on financial markets, installing a high-technology data base system.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1990 by Carole Hicke.
 

MEADE, Kenneth (b. 1938), State legislator

California State Assemblyman, 1971-1976, 1989, ii, 125 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Berkeley politics, including 1968 and 1970 legislative campaigns, role of UC students; experience as lieutenant to Speaker Robert Moretti; chairman of Assembly Reapportionment and Transportation Committees; capital punishment and other criminal justice issues.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1987, 1988 by Timothy Fong.
 

MULDER, Carel E. H. (b. 1914), State health services officer

Chief Division of Medical Care, Department of Social Welfare, 1957-1965; Director, Department of Health Care Services, 1967-1970, 1991, ii, 78 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Department of Welfare in 1930s-1960s: accounting, welfare program; Bureau of Collections, Medi-Cal program; U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, 1965-1967.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1990 by Carole Hicke.
 

NANNINI, Rico J. (b. 1925), Civil servant

Assistant Secretary of State, 1975-1984; Deputy Secretary of State, 1960-1966, 1989, iii, 144 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Growth and professionalization of Secretary of State's office, 1948-1984, including development of Uniform Commercial Code, Central Records Depository, notaries public, elections responsibilities, computerization, budgets, staffing; 1974 Political Reform Act.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1986, 1987 by Gabrielle Morris.
 

NEJEDLY, John A. (b. 1914), State legislator

California State Senator, 1969-1980, 1990, ii, 129 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Contra Costa County Deputy District Attorney, 1946-1948; District Attorney, 1958-1969; comments on George Miller, Jr.; senate campaign issues: campus disorders, water quality, population and environment; senate legislation on forestry, pesticides, waste management, wilderness protection, prisons, BART, other environmental protection bills.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1988 by Carole Hicke.
 

NEWMAN, Frank C. (1917-1996), Jurist and professor

Professor of Law, University of California, 1946-present; Justice, California Supreme Court, 1977-1983, 1994, viii, 314 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Family background and childhood; B.A., Dartmouth College, 1938; J.D., UC Berkeley, 1941; Office of Price Administration during WWII; teaching at Boalt Law School, 1946-1994, with mention of security/loyalty issues, the Tenney Committee, Governors Earl Warren, Pat and Jerry Brown, and faculty colleagues; California Supreme Court, 1977-1983, with mention of fellow jurists; Constitutional Revision Commission; Commission on Judicial Performance; human rights work with Amnesty International and the United Nations; remarks on Bernard Witkin, Seth Hufstedler, and Jesse Unruh.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1989-1991 by Carole Hicke.
 

NIELSON, Vigo G., Jr. (b. 1942), Lawyer

Assistant Deputy Controller, 1967-68; Chief Administrative Officer, California State Assembly, 1969; Chief of Staff, Lieutenant Governor's Office, 1970-71; Attorney, Political and State Government Law, 1972-Present, 1990, ii, 129 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Background, southern California and Yale, Coro Foundation fellow, 1964-65; deputy to Controller Houston Flournoy, managing Flournoy's 1966 campaign; work for Bob Monagan and assembly Rules Committee as chief administrative officer; chief of staff for Lieutenant Governor Ed Reinecke; managing partner, Nielson, Merksamer, Hodgson, Parrinello & Mueller since 1972; legal work for Republican party and candidates and for initiative campaigns; effects of Political Reform Act of 1974, Fair Political Practices Commission.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1989 by Ann Lage.
 

O'BRIEN, Charles A. (b. 1925), State law enforcement officer

Chief Deputy Attorney General, 1962-1971; Executive Secretary to the Governor, 1961-1962; Chief Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Law & Enforcement, 1960-1961, 1989, ii, 115 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Water controversy, urban vs. rural legislators; duties and responsibilities of California's deputy and assistant attorneys general; law enforcement techniques, intelligence; state legislators Stanley Mosk, Thomas Lynch, George Miller, Jr.; issues of narcotics and drugs, campus violence.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1987 by Carole Hicke.
 

O'CONNELL, John A. (b. 1919), State assemblyman

California State Assemblyman, 1955-1961, 1990, ii, 75 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Young Democrats in San Francisco; Democratic Central Committee; death penalty; assembly committees on Finance and Insurance, Workers Compensation, Judiciary, Criminal Procedures; Philip Burton; California Democratic Council's demise.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1988 by Carole Hicke.
 

O'GARA, Gerald J. (1902-1989), State legislator

California State Senator, 1947-1950, 1951-1954, 1989, ii, 41 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Law practice; state legislature issues: housing, transportation; Bay Area Rapid Transportation Commission; discusses fake political organizations, election campaign practices.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1987 by Julie Gordon Shearer.
 

PAPAN, Louis J. (b. 1928), State assemblyman

California State Assemblyman, 1972-1986, 1989, ii, 182 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Workings of the Transportation, Revenue and Taxation, and Finance, Insurance, and Commerce committees of the state assembly; role of the chairman of the Rules Committee; legislative reform; legislation on health, advertising, highway patrol, education, housing, tax reform. Includes background interview with C. Michael Thompson, Papan's former aide. Appendix listing legislation carried by Papan.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1988 by Carole Hicke.
 

PATSEY, Richard L. (b. 1935), Judge

Constitutional Revision Commission Special Counsel, 1991, ii, 98 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Legislative internship program; counsel to state assembly Judiciary Committee, and from 1964-1966 to Constitution Revision Commission, appointed to recommend changes in state constitution; discusses commission members, meetings; review of articles dealing with powers of government; Bruce Sumner; law practice; Contra Costa Superior Court in 1980s.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1988 by Carole Hicke.
 

PESONEN, David (b. 1934), Citizen activist, state government official

Chair, Californians for Nuclear Safeguards, 1974-1976; Member, State Board of Forestry, 1977-1979; Director, Department of Forestry, 1979-1983; Contra Costa County Superior Court Judge, 1983-1985, 1992, iii, 150 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Campaign for California's 1976 Nuclear Safeguards Initiative: national support, People's Lobby, Creative Initiative, relationship with legislative efforts and with Governor Jerry Brown; service on State Board of Forestry; management of the Department of Forestry: restructuring departmental administration, diversifying personnel, working with Secretary for Resources Huey Johnson, fire fighting and resources programs; appointment and service as superior court judge in Contra Costa County. [This interview is a portion of the ROHO oral history of Pesonen listed under Environmental Activism.]

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1992 by Ann Lage.
 

PETRIS, Nicholas C. (b. 1923), Legislator

California State Senator, 1967-; California State Assemblyman, 1959-1966, 1991, ii, 411 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Greek community in Oakland, CA; 15th Assembly District politics and campaigns; assembly organization and issues: environment, farm workers, health, criminal procedures, capital punishment, revenue and taxation, judicial appointments, fair housing; Lanterman-Petris-Short Act to study and revise mental hospital policies and care; activist politics in Berkeley; Joint Legislative Budget Committee; state senate organization, leadership, controversies; Franchise Tax Board; California Tax Relief Assn.; Bay Conservation and Development Commission history, legislation, accomplishments; California Coastal Commission; Oakland constituent interests, 1989 earthquake impact; relations with executive branch; civil service; reapportionment.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1988 and 1989 by Gabrielle Morris.
 

ROBERTS, Edward Verne (1939-1995), Disability rights activist

Director, California Department of Rehabilitation, 1975-1983; Activist for Severely Disabled Students, UC Berkeley, 1962-1967, 1997, iv, 55 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Experience as first student in UC Berkeley Cowell Hospital residence program for severely disabled students, 1962; role of campus administrator Arleigh Williams, Dr. Henry Bruyn, nurses and attendants; fellow disabled students John Hessler, Catherine Caulfield; social life at Cowell, political organizing of disabled students, media attention; relations with State Department of Rehabilitation; genesis of independent living movement.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1994 by Susan O'Hara.
 

SAMUEL, Bruce (b. 1933), State government employee

Assistant to the President pro Tempore, 1971-1979; Executive Officer of Senate Rules Committee, 1979-1981; Special Assistant to the Senate Rules Committee, 1981-1984, 1992, v, 151 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Legislative Analyst's Office, 1960-1964, A. Alan Post, budget hearing process; Consumer Counsel's Office, 1964-1967; Assembly Transportation Committee consultant, 1967-1971; John Foran; Jim Mills as President pro Tem, 1971-1981, differences between assembly and senate, change to more partisan staff; workings of Senate Rules Committee; David Roberti as pro tem; restoration of State Capitol.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1991 and 1992 by Germaine LaBerge.
 

SCHOTT, Phillip H. (b. 1940), Legislative representative

California Assembly Chief Administrative Officer, 1963-1966; Legislative Representative, 1973 to Present, 1991, iii, 285 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Jesse Unruh's leadership; Legislative Analyst's Office; assembly staff; good government issues; A. Alan Post; initiative process; Democratic party in California; Rules Committee management; reapportionment; legislative reform; discussion of lobbying.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1990 by Carole Hicke.
 

SCHUSTER, David (b. 1942), Engineer

U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, 1965-1982; California State Water Contractors General Manager, 1982-1989

Scope and Content Note

Family background and youth; B.S. in civil engineering, California Polytechnic University, Pomona, 1965; U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, 1965-1982: discussion of San Luis Unit, New Melones Dam, the Delta Standard; mention of Presidents Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan, and Secretary of the Interior Cecil Andrus; California State Water Contractors, general manager, 1982-1989: discussion of Peripheral Canal and the Coordinated Operation Agreement (1961-1986); Governors Jerry Brown, George Deukmejian, Pete Wilson, and Water Resources Directors Ronald Robie and David Kennedy.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1991-1992 by Malca Chall.
  • [available after January 1, 2005]
 

SINGER, Rita (b. 1915), U.S. Department of Interior lawyer

Attorney, U.S. Department of Interior, 1944-1976; California Department of Water Resources, 1977-Present, 1992, iii, 140 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Family background, Detroit; University of Michigan, LL.B., 1938; resettling refugees in the Dominican Republic, 1939-1941; legal work for Farm Security Administration, 1942-1944; discussion of Department of Interior administrators and handling Indian claims litigation in Alaska, 1944-1948; Assistant Regional Solicitor in Sacramento for Department of Interior, 1948-1976: establishing autonomy for Native American tribes in California and Nevada, negotiating contracts for Westlands Water District, water and energy issues affecting California 1977-present.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1991 by Malca Chall.
 

VICKERMAN, John L. (b. 1928), Legislative staff

Chief Deputy Legislative Analyst, 1979-1990; Program Analyst and Principal Program Analyst, 1955-1979, 1991, ii, 109 pp.

Scope and Content Note

History and functions of the Legislative Analyst's Office: school budgets, creation of Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control; proposals for a department of revenue, tax studies and revenue proposals; Joint Legislative Budget Committee, senate leadership; governors' budget guidelines, tax programs, fiscal controls; development of property tax rebellion, proposals for relief, initiative ballot measures; A. Alan Post, William Hamm, Elizabeth Hill as legislative analysts.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1989 by Gabrielle Morris.
 

WALDIE, Jerome R. (b. 1925), Legislator

U.S. Congressman, 1966-1974; California State Assemblyman, 1959-1966, 1990, ii, 169 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Contra Costa County politics; California Democratic Council; elections, 1957-1974, gubernatorial candidacy (1974); service on Assembly Education, Ways and Means, Judiciary, and Rules Committees; leadership on retarded childrens' services, and water issues; service on House Post Office and Civil Service and Judiciary committees; congressional reform; Vietnam War; consideration of impeachment of Richard Nixon; California Fair Political Practices Commission and Agricultural Relations Board.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1987 by Gabrielle Morris.
 

WELCH, Ronald B. (b. 1908), Civil servant

Board of Equalization, Assistant Executive Secretary, 1958-1974; Chief, Division of Research and Statistics, 1946-1958, 1991, iii, 115 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Standardization and restructuring of property tax assessment methods statewide; work with county assessors in developing and implementing tax reform legislation; origins and impact of Watson tax limitation initiative ballot measures, 1968 and 1971.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1988 by Gabrielle Morris.
 

WHITAKER, Clement Sherman, Jr. (b. 1922), Campaign professional

Political Campaign and Public Relations Specialist, 1944-, 1991, ii, 185 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Organization and activities of Whitaker & Baxter, Inc., and related political work of Campaigns, Inc., and California Feature Service, 1940-1986; election campaigns for political office and ballot measures, including teachers' salaries, railroad crews, state and national health insurance, air pollution, and coastal protection; public affairs activities concerning legislative reapportionment, medical malpractice, unitization of oil fields, power plant siting, and other issues.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1988 and 1989 by Gabrielle Morris.
 

WILLIAMS, Robert (b. 1928), Deputy state legislative secretary

Deputy Legislative Secretary, 1963-1988, 1991, iii, 120 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Evolution of a formalized system for tracking and reviewing legislation in the governor's office; comparisons of the job during four gubernatorial administrations; assessment of the work habits, personalities, staff, relations with legislators, and concerns of Governors Pat Brown, Ronald Reagan, Jerry Brown, and George Deukmejian.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1990 by Ann Lage.
 

WILLOUGHBY, Thomas H. (b. 1933), Legislative committee consultant

Legislative Staff Member, 1961-1983, 1989, ii, 147 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Consultant to state assembly Municipal and County Government Committee, and Energy and Natural Resources Committee; contrasts styles of committee chairs, Assemblymen Clark Bradley, John Knox, Victor Calvo, and others; genesis of key environmental legislation of 1960s-1970s; leadership styles of Leo McCarthy and Willie Brown; important cases as member of Commission on Judicial Performance, 1977-1981.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1988 by Ann Lage.
 

Individual Memoirs in Government and Politics

 

BROWN, Willie L., Jr. (b. 1934), Lawyer, legislator

Scope and Content Note

In process
Boyhood in Texas; education: San Francisco State University, 1951-1955, Hastings Law School, 1955-1958; early Democratic party activities; election to Assembly, 1964; legislative issues and politics, 1965-1992; Ways and Means Committee chairmanship, 1969-1974; Assembly speaker, 1980, leadership concerns: government organization, revenue and taxation, African American equity; managing Jesse Jackson's presidential campaign, 1988; working with Philip Burton, Jesse Unruh, Robert Moretti, Edmund G. Brown, Jr., and other political leaders of the era.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1991, 1992 by Gabrielle Morris.
  • Underwritten by John deLuca and other friends of Willie Brown.
 

BURGER, Warren E. (1907-1995), Supreme Court Chief Justice

The 1952 Republican Convention, 1997, iv, 52 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Discussion of Minnesota's Stassen delegation and the Eisenhower candidacy; the contested delegations and the "Fair Play Resolution"; Earl Warren and the Eisenhower candidacy; Stassen versus Taft's candidacy. Appended notes on Brown v. Board of Education, and remarks at the memorial proceedings for Chief Justice Earl Warren, May 27, 1975.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1975 by Amelia Fry for the Earl Warren Era Oral History Project.
  • Underwritten by grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the California State Legislature, and individual donors.
 

CHRISTIAN, Winslow (b. 1926), Judge

The Human Side of Public Administration, 1993, vii, 65 pp.

Scope and Content Note

California health and welfare policy development and program management, 1952-1966; administration of Governor Edmund G. Brown, Sr.: cabinet and legislative leadership, election campaigns, 1952, 1966; Sierra County District Attorney's office and Superior Court.

Additional Note

  • Introduction by Edmund G. "Pat" Brown, Sr.
  • Interviewed 1992 by Gabrielle Morris for the Bernice Layne and Edmund G. Brown, Sr., California Social Issues Series.
  • Underwritten by an endowment from Bernice Layne and Edmund G. Brown, Sr.
 

HARRIS, Joseph P. (1896-1985), Political scientist

Professor and Practitioner: Government, Election Reform, and the Votomatic, 1983, x, 155 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Family background; education, University of Kansas; airmail pilot; University of Chicago, PhD, 1923, and Charles E. Merriam; study of voter registration; Social Science Research Council Committee on Public Administration, 1935-1939; Social Security Act, Reorganization Act; WWII, School of Military Government, and U.N. Relief and Rehabilitation Administration [UNRRA]; teaching political science and public administration, UC Berkeley, since 1939; the development of the Votomatic.

Additional Note

  • Introduction by Eugene C. Lee, Director, Institute of Governmental Studies, UC Berkeley.
  • Interviewed 1980 by Harriet Nathan for the University History Series.
  • Underwritten by the Chancellor's Office, UC Berkeley, and individual donors.
 

HAYAKAWA, S. I. (1907-1992), Semanticist, U.S. Senator

HAYAKAWA, Margedant Peters (1915-1998), Horticulturist

From Semantics to the U.S. Senate, ETC., Etc., 1994, xx, 469 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Hayakawa family, childhood, and university education in Canada; PhD, 1934, University of Wisconsin; teaching, University of Wisconsin Extension, 1935-1939; Peters family of Illinois, marriage to Margedant Peters; Chicago: general semantics, Alfred Korzybski, Illinois Institute of Technology, 1939-1947; and Lazlo Moholy-Nagy; publication of Language in Action, 1941; Hyde Park, racial and ethnic groups, issues of concern in writing for Chicago Defender; founding International Society for General Semantics and journal ETC. A Review of General Semantics; child-rearing theories and practice; interest in African art, jazz; professor of English, San Francisco State College, 1955-1968, presidency, 1968-1973; campus, student political activities and strike, and public reaction. Interview with Hayakawa and STANLEY DIAMOND on U.S. English and bilingualism; background of relationship, further on San Francisco State and student unrest; reform of bilingual education, and ethnic support and opposition. Interview with Hayakawa and legislative director ELVIRA ORLY on U.S. Senate term, 1977-1983, Washington staff and campaign, issues and causes, public relations, effectiveness. Interview with administrative aide JEANNE GRIFFITHS. Interview with DAISY ROSEBOROUGH, Hayakawa housekeeper since 1948. Appendices include selected writings on art, communication, co-ops, political parties, race relations, and U.S. English.

Additional Note

  • Introductions by Alan R. Hayakawa and Wynne Hayakawa; and Warren M. Robbins, Founder and Director, National Museum of African Art.
  • Interviewed 1989 and 1993 by Julie Gordon Shearer.
  • Underwritten by U.S. English, and by Margedant Hayakawa.
 

MERRILL, Louis Strong (1907-1985), Western Fairs executive

A Lifetime at the Fair: Local, District, and State Fairs, 1902-1972, 1987, xvii, 366 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Growing up in California's Central Valley; UC Berkeley, 1926-1933; California fairs, 1920s and 1930s; Western Fairs Assn., 1940s, colleagues, policies, finances, public relations; finances and horse racing; county fair exhibits, displays, home arts, livestock; the College of Fairs; training judges; 4-H and Future Farms of America; service members, food concessions; problems behind the scenes with carnivals, exhibit and food concessions; regulating fairground use, relations with legislative oversight committees, California Department of Agriculture, Department of Finance; Fair Classification Bill; labor issues, fair directors, women managers; California State Fair and Cal Expo history, late 1960s; fairs under Governors Brown, Sr., and Reagan.

Additional Note

  • Introduction by Ann Merrill Barkley; and James Kilby Merrill.
  • Interviewed 1983, 1984 by Gabrielle Morris.
  • Underwritten by California Polytechnic State University Foundation, San Luis Obispo.
 

MYER, Dillon S. (1891-1982), Government official

An Autobiography of Dillon S. Myer, 1970, xiii, 409 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Growing up on a farm in central Ohio; county agricultural agent, Indiana; the New Deal: Agricultural Adjustment Administration, Soil Conservation Service; director, War Relocation Authority, 1942-1946; Federal Public Housing Authority commissioner, 1946-1948; president, Institute of Inter-American Affairs, 1948; Bureau of Indian Affairs commissioner, 1950-1952; resignation accepted by incoming Republican administration; comments on friends in Congress and others in and out of government; international assignments since retirement.

Additional Note

  • Foreword by Dillon S. Myer.
  • Interviewed 1968 by Helen S. Pryor.
  • Underwritten by individual donors.
 

PASCHAL, Elizabeth (b. 1902), Labor economist

Pioneering Career Woman: New Deal Labor Economist, Social Security Administration Program Chief, Ford Foundation Executive, 1996, ix, 327 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Kansas background; education, Wellesley College, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin; professor of economics, Marietta and Eureka colleges, 1924-1938; regional supervisor, Consumer Purchases Survey, researcher for the American Federation of Labor, people and issues of the 1936-1941 era; chief, Program Planning Branch of the Bureau of Old Age and Survivors Insurance (Social Security Administration), 1942-1951; positions with Fund for the Advancement of Education, and Ford Foundation, 1952-1967; views on the Great Depression, Communism and McCarthyism, the Civil Rights Movement, labor unions, health care, education, retirement (in Palo Alto, CA), civic affiliations. Appendices include writings by Paschal; other interviews with Paschal; dissertation, "The Worker's Equity in his Job," 1931, and "Encouraging the Excellent, Special Programs for Gifted and Talented Students," 1960.

Additional Note

  • Introduction by Karl E. Case, Marion Butler McLean Professor in the History of Ideas and Professor of Economics, Wellesley College.
  • Interviewed 1995 by Marcia Adams, Sandra Eakins, Joan Merdinger, Jeanne Moulton, Stacia A. Sambar, and Mary Elizabeth Schmidt of the West Bay Wellesley Club, Inc.
  • Underwritten by friends of Elizabeth Paschal.
 

PETRIS, Nicholas C. (b. 1923), State senator

Dean of the California Legislature, 1959-1996, 1996, xiii, 337 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Greek American family life, political figures; Oakland constituents and issues; California Democratic party organization and campaigns, 1962-1986; Senator Petris's political philosophy and principles; role in legislative organization and fiscal policy, tax reform 1960-1994, capitol restoration, affordable housing, reapportionment, legal aid, judicial appointments, civil rights, health care, environmental protection, and other issues; University of California budgets, regents, admissions, research; references to Edmund G. Brown, Sr. and Jr., Jesse Unruh, George Deukmejian, Rose Bird, William Lockyer, other public figures of the period. Includes comments by administrative aide ALFREDA ABBOTT. [Additional aspects of Petris's assembly and senate career are discussed in an interview listed under California State Archives.]

Additional Note

  • Introductions by Martin Huff, Past Executive Director, California Franchise Tax Board; and Paul Manolis, former Executive Editor, Oakland Tribune.
  • Interviewed 1993-1994 by Gabrielle Morris.
  • Underwritten by friends of Senator Petris.
 

SENNETT, William (b. 1914), Communist party official

Communist Functionary and Corporate Executive, 1984, iv, 401 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Early life in Chicago: International Workers' Order, Unemployed Councils, organizing for Communist party, 1914-1935; Abraham Lincoln Brigade, 1937-1938; organizing Packing House Workers for the Young Communist League; WWII service teaching "war orientation"; launching Chicago Star, 1946; racial violence in Chicago; cold war period and Communist party underground, 1951-1956; election of 1954 and Chicago mayoral race of 1955; revelations of 20th Communist Party Congress, 1956, resignation from the party, 1957; career in truck trailer leasing business; marriages; views on communism, democracy, and women's rights; In These Times. Appended list of material and writings donated to The Bancroft Library.

Additional Note

  • Foreword by Marshall Louis Windmiller, Professor of International Relations, San Francisco State University.
  • Interviewed 1981-1982 by Marshall Louis Windmiller. Edited by Julie Gordon Shearer.
  • Underwritten by Marshall Windmiller and individual donors.
 

WARREN, Earl (1891-1974), Chief Justice, U.S. Supreme Court

Conversations with Earl Warren on California Government, 1982, xx, 339 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Attorney general and district attorney years: campaigns, reorganizing the offices, 1934 constitutional amendments, law enforcement issues, prosecutions; Republican Party activities in the 1930s; Culbert Olson; first term as governor: new ideas in Department of Corrections, mental health services, the 1947 Gas Tax Bill, liquor control, water, land and power issues, and other legislative efforts; Department of Social Welfare, race relations, Japanese Americans, regulating lobbying, the 1948 and 1952 presidential campaigns; the call to the Supreme Court. Appended letters, printed materials, and Warren's views on labor.
See also THOMAS C. BLAISDELL, NORMAN LIVERMORE, WILLIAM MAILLARD, WILLIAM SENNETT, BEN NUTTER and LIONEL WILSON

Additional Note

  • Introduction by Ira Michael Heyman, Chancellor, UC Berkeley.
  • Interviewed 1971, 1972 by Amelia Fry and members of the staff for the Earl Warren Era Oral History Project.
  • Underwritten by the National Endowment for the Humanities; the University of California School of Law, Boalt Hall; and by the Swig Family, in memory of Benjamin H. Swig.

Health Care, Science, and Technology

 

The AIDS Epidemic in San Francisco

Scope and Content Note

The AIDS oral history series was initiated by virologists David and Evelyne Lennette whose laboratory in 1981 began receiving specimens for testing from early San Francisco AIDS patients. The intention is to document events of 1981-1984 in the early history of the AIDS epidemic, focusing on how decisions were made on biomedical, public health, social and political issues pertaining to AIDS. Underwritten by David A. Lennette and Evelyne T. Lennette.
 

THE AIDS EPIDEMIC IN SAN FRANCISCO: THE MEDICAL RESPONSE, 1981-1984

 

Volume I: 1995, xv, 276 pp.

Scope and Content Note

SELMA K. DRITZ (b. 1917), epidemiologist, San Francisco Department of Public Health, 1967-1984: enteric disease in gay community; early cases of AIDS: etiology, diagnosis, risk groups; UC San Francisco's Kaposi's Sarcoma Clinic; transfusion AIDS; health director's Medical Advisory Committee on AIDS; June 1982 meeting, New York City, on AIDS opportunistic infections; San Francisco bathhouse issue; discussion of funding, AIDS drugs, AIDS in women. MERVYN F. SILVERMAN (b. 1938), director, San Francisco Department of Public Health, 1977-1986: health department links with San Francisco's gay community; AIDS education strategy, programs; hospital admission of AIDS patients; the San Francisco model of AIDS care; the bathhouse issue; AIDS testing, and AIDS drugs; AIDS and the media and the federal government response; funding for AIDS. Appendices include AIDS chronology, 1981-1984, list of key participants, documents from interviewees.

Additional Note

  • Introduction by James Chin, MD, MPH, Clinical Professor of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, UC Berkeley.
  • Interviewed 1992, 1993 by Sally Smith Hughes.
 

Volume II: 1996, xv, 340 pp.

Scope and Content Note

DONALD I. ABRAMS (b. 1950), AIDS internist: work with Harold Varmus; early Kaposi's sarcoma cases at UC San Francisco (UCSF), lymphadenopathy in homosexual men; moving to the AIDS Clinic at San Francisco General Hospital (SFGH); defining ARC (AIDS-related complex); media coverage of discovery of HIV; County Community Consortium established, community-based clinical trials; AIDS medications; politicization of the epidemic. MARCUS A. CONANT (b. 1936), AIDS physician: dermatology specialization; clinical experience treating sexually transmitted diseases; establishment of Kaposi's Sarcoma Clinic and Kaposi's Sarcoma Study Group, UCSF; Kaposi's Sarcoma Research and Education Foundation (later SF AIDS Foundation); political activism around AIDS; transfusion AIDS and blood banks; funds for research; UCSF's reaction to AIDS patients; AIDS testing; 1992 international conference on AIDS; shifting AIDS activities to SFGH. ANDREW R. MOSS (b. 1943), epidemiologist: early AIDS epidemiology; competing with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the SF Department of Public Health; AIDS epidemiology moves to SFGH; AIDS health workers study; case-control studies; research on AIDS in IV drug users, 1984; bathhouse issue; AIDS incidence study, 1983; San Francisco men's health study, 1983.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1992 by Sally Smith Hughes.
 

Volume III: 1997, xiv, 381 pp.

Scope and Content Note

ARTHUR J. AMMANN, MD (b. 1936), pediatric immunologist: education, early career; early research in pediatric immunology and hypogammaglobulinemia; observing puzzling cases of immune deficiency in three infant sisters, searching for a cause, and recognizing AIDS; defining AIDS; issues of pediatric AIDS: struggling for recognition of the disease, treatment, surveillance, drug approval; immunologic studies of AIDS patients, including an infant at UCSF in fall, 1982; transfusion AIDS; the search for an AIDS vaccine; service on AIDS committees; the Pediatric AIDS Foundation. PAUL A. VOLBERDING (b. 1949), AIDS oncologist: education, early career; attraction to oncology; Kaposi's Sarcoma at SFGH ; establishing SFGH's AIDS Clinic; working with the San Francisco community; the bathhouse controversy, 1983-1984; continued discussion of the AIDS Clinic, SFGH; the AIDS inpatient ward at SFGH; San Francisco community physicians; oncology and AIDS. CONSTANCE B. WOFSY (1942-1996), infectious disease physician: education and early career; joining Paul Volberding and the AIDS Clinic at SFGH; Kaposi's Sarcoma Clinic and Study Group, UCSF; the Division of AIDS Activities, SFGH; infection control guidelines; makeup of the AIDS Clinic, SFGH; clinical trials; the AIDS inpatient ward at SFGH; AIDS Provider Education and Experience [APEX]; Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia research; the bathhouse controversy, 1983-1984; women with AIDS; the San Francisco model of comprehensive AIDS care.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1992, 1993, 1994 by Sally Smith Hughes.
 

Volume IV: 1997, xv, 369 pp.

Scope and Content Note

DONALD P. FRANCIS, M.D., D.Sc. (b. 1942), epidemiologist, Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 1971-1989: early research with the Ebola virus; first reports of the AIDS epidemic; defining AIDS; risk groups for AIDS; politics and the CDC; isolating the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV); blood screening and blood safety issues; civil rights versus public health. MERLE A. SANDE, M.D. (b. 1939), infectious disease specialist; professor of medicine, UC San Francisco (UCSF), and chief of medical services, San Francisco General Hospital (SFGH), 1980-1996: infection control concerns; guidelines for AIDS health workers; UCSF Task Force on AIDS; the AIDS outpatient clinic and inpatient ward at SFGH; AIDS treatment; physician-patient relationship; AIDS Clinical Research Forum; the San Francisco model of AIDS care. JOHN L. ZIEGLER, M.D., Ph.D. (b. 1938) oncologist; chief of staff, Veterans Administration Medical Center and UCSF professor of medicine: Kaposi's sarcoma in gay men (early cases); the Kaposi's Sarcoma Study Group; the etiology of Kaposi's sarcoma; founding the AIDS Clinical Research Center(s); the Kaposi's Sarcoma Clinic at UCSF; AIDS research activities and funding; treating AIDS-related lymphomas and opportunistic infections; recognizing a global epidemic; theories of etiology of AIDS and of Kaposi's sarcoma.

Additional Note

  • Interviews conducted 1993 and 1994 by Sally Smith Hughes.
 

Volume V: 1997, xix, 212 pp.

Scope and Content Note

HERBERT A. PERKINS, M.D. (b. 1918), director, Irwin Memorial Blood Bank: first cases of AIDS transfusion; increasing evidence of AIDS transmissibility through the nation's blood supply; issues involved in surrogate testing; maintaining the volume of the blood supply; policies of national blood bank organizations; guidelines and regulations issued by federal and state agencies, including the Centers for Disease Control and the Food and Drug Administration; public concern over blood safety; European blood safety; early trials of HIV-antibody testing; hemophilia and AIDS; and the current safety of the blood supply.

Additional Note

  • Interviews conducted 1993 by Sally Smith Hughes.
 

Future interviews with DEBORAH GREENSPAN, dentist; JOHN S. GREENSPAN, dentist; JAY A. LEVY, MD (b. 1938), virologist; RUDI SCHMID, MD, PhD, University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine dean; WARREN WINKELSTEIN, JR., MD, MPH, public health physician.

 

AIDS COMMUNITY PHYSICIANS

Scope and Content Note

In process
The response of community physicians to the AIDS epidemic in San Francisco, 1981-1984.
Interviews with: RICHARD L. ANDREWS, MD, gay psychiatrist; ROBERT BOLAN, MD, gay internist and activist; JAMES M. CAMPBELL, MD (b. 1936), gay physician and BAPHR member; STEVE FOLLANSBEE, MD; PAUL O'MALLEY (b. 1946), STD clinic worker and hepatitis study; WILLIAM OWEN, JR., MD, gay community physician.
 

AIDS NURSES

Scope and Content Note

In process.
The response of the nursing profession to the AIDS epidemic in San Francisco, 1981-1984.
Interviews with: GARY CARR (b. 1948), gay nurse practitioner; GAYLING GEE, AIDS Clinic staff nurse; MICHAEL J. HELQUIST, gay friend of early AIDS patient; DIANE JONES, RN (b. 1952), AIDS Clinic staff nurse; CAROLE ANGELA "ANGIE" LEWIS, BSN, MS (b. 1944), gay nurse educator; GRACE LUSBY, RN (b. 1935), infection control nurse; JEANEE PARKER MARTIN, RN, infection control nurse; DIANE MILLER, nurse administrator; CLIFFORD MORRISON, gay AIDS ward nurse coordinator; HELEN SCHIETINGER, gay AIDS Clinic head nurse.
 

Seismic Safety

Scope and Content Note

The following oral histories were undertaken to preserve the history of those who pioneered in the field of earthquake engineering and seismic design. Tapes and transcripts are available in The Bancroft Library. Published oral history volumes are available from the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, 499 14th St., Suite 320, Oakland, CA 94612-1934.
 

BLUME, John A. (b. 1909), Engineer

Connections: The Earthquake Engineering Research Institute Oral History Series, 1994, xvi, 163 pp.

Scope and Content Note

San Francisco background, study at Stanford (doctorate, 1964); engineer on U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey, on San Francisco Bay Bridge; Henry Brunnier firm; opening own office, 1945; Structural Engineers Assn. of Northern California (SEAONC), and seismic codes; history of Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI); seismic work for nuclear testing, power plant design; problems with tall buildings, irregular structures, excessive energy; the Blume firm, and the John A. Blume center at Stanford; discussion of selected papers and writings.

Additional Note

  • Introduction by Joseph P. Nicoletti, URS/John Blume & Associates.
  • Interviewed 1987, 1988 by Stanley Scott, Institute of Governmental Studies, and California State Seismic Safety Commissioner, 1975-1993.
  • Underwritten in part by the Federal Emergency Management Agency [FEMA].
 

DEGENKOLB, Henry J. (1913-1989), Engineer

Connections: The Earthquake Engineering Research Institute Oral History Series, 1994, xiv, 226 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Early interest in seismic issues, study at UC Berkeley; the Degenkolb firm, since 1936; pioneering work in earthquake engineering and growth of the profession; learning from earthquakes; includes an illustrated (by Degenkolb) discussion of ductility, framing systems; thoughts on engineering judgment, developing codes and standards, licensing and continuing education; earthquake casualty and damage projections; anecdotal "Ruminations".

Additional Note

  • Introduction by Gail H. Shea, editor.
  • Interviewed 1984-1986 by Stanley Scott.
  • Underwritten in part by H. J. Degenkolb Associates, EERI, and the Institute of Government Studies.
 

PREGNOFF, Michael V. (1900-1996), Engineer

RINNE, John E. (1909-1992), Engineer

Connections: The Earthquake Engineering Research Institute Oral History Series, 1996, vii, 164 pp.

Scope and Content Note

MICHAEL PREGNOFF'S background, education in Russia; to America, 1923, and practice in C. H. Snyder's office; comments on R. S. Chew; dealing with architects, inspections: WWII, concrete structures; seismic considerations, codes and redundancy; thoughts on building design simplicity, irregularity. JOHN RINNE, education at UC Berkeley, employment during Depression, Walter Huber; 1937-1969 with Standard Oil of California: slurry pipelines, refinery sites, offshores platforms; engineering organizations, International Assn. for Earthquake Engineering; issues in writing design code, Separate 66; anecdotal observations on earthquake engineering.

Additional Note

  • Introductions by Frank E. McClure, consulting structural engineer; and Robert Preece, structural engineer.
  • Interviewed in 1986, 1988 by Stanley Scott.
  • Underwritten in part by the Federal Emergency Management Agency [FEMA]
 

Future interviews in this series are planned with GEORGE W. HOUSNER, WILLIAM W. MOORE, WILLIAM T. WHEELER, and ROBERT E. WALLACE.

 

Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program

Scope and Content Note

Twenty pioneer physicians, administrators, and board members associated with the Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program were interviewed about their roles in the development of the innovative California-based model health maintenance organization. Underwritten by the Kaiser Foundation Health Plan/Hospitals.
 

ADELSON, David (1912-1992), Chemist, lawyer

History of the Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, 1990, vii, 66 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Research chemist, Shell Development Co., Emeryville, CA, 1937-1950: union organizing, affiliation with nascent Kaiser Permanente Health Plan, 1945; law student, Golden Gate University, 1946-1950; leaving Shell, establishing law practice, 1951; discussion of health plan based on personal experience.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1986 by Ora Huth.
 

COLLEN, Morris F., MD (b. 1913), Internist, medical administrator

History of the Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, 1989, viii, 259 pp.

Scope and Content Note

University of Minnesota Medical School; intern, Michael Reese Hosp., Chicago, 1938-1940; residency, Los Angeles County General Hosp., 1940-1942; wartime medical program, Oakland and Richmond Kaiser Shipyards; chairman, Permanente Medical Group ex com, 1949-1973; medical director, KF Hosps., Oakland, 1952-1953, San Francisco, 1953-1961: postwar growth, facilities development; stress between management and medical group; Permanente Medical Group venture, San Diego, 1962; director, Department of Medical Methods Research, 1961-1979, and Division of Technology Assessment, 1979-1983; multiphasic health screening, medical computing; pioneers associated with KPMCP; changing organizational structure.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1986 by Sally Smith Hughes.
 

COOK, Wallace H. (b. 1920), Surgeon, medical administrator

History of the Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, 1987, viii, 117 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Surgical resident, Kaiser Foundation Hosp., Oakland, CA; surgeon, coal mine operation, Dragerton, UT; first physician in chief, first chief of staff, first chief of surgery, KF Hosp., Walnut Creek; Permanente Medical Group board of directors; regional director, medical-legal department, KF Health Plan and Permanente Medical Group; hospital planning and design; stress between management and the medical group; relationship with fee-for-service medicine.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1986 by Sally Smith Hughes.
 

CUTTING, Cecil C. (b. 1910), Surgeon, medical administrator

History of the Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, 1986, ix, 115 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Affiliation with Kaiser Industries Corp. prepaid plan for employees at Grand Coulee Dam, 1938-1941, and Kaiser Shipyards, 1942-1945; postwar organizing of KPMCP, 1945; growth of program throughout California, Hawaii, Cleveland, Denver; medical director, Northern California Permanente Medical Group, 1957-1975; specific assignments 1975-1985.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1985 by Malca Chall.
 

FLEMING, Scott (b. 1923), Kaiser Permanente lawyer

History of the Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, 1997, xii, 222 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Family background, childhood in Nevada; UC Berkeley, WWII, law school at Chicago and Berkeley; Kaiser Company Legal Department, 1949-1980s; Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program: Tahoe Conference, expansion to Cleveland, Denver, Washington, D.C., and Hawaii, governmental relations; reflections on Medicare, HMOs, Sidney Garfield, Ernest Saward, Clifford Keene and other physicians; work for U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare, 1971-1973; comments on Kaiser executives Henry J. Kaiser, Eugene Trefethen, and James Vohs.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1990-1991 by Sally Smith Hughes.
 

FRIEDMAN, Alice (b. 1920), Pediatrician

History of the Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, 1986, ix, 93 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Residency at Kaiser Foundation Hosp., Oakland, 1947-1948; formation of the Permanente Medical Group Partnership, 1948; women, minorities and Communist accusations; opposition from fee-for-service medicine; development of immunology and pediatrics; staff physician, Permanente Medical Group, 1952-1985; residency in allergy, Kaiser Foundation Hosp., Walnut Creek; Ben Reingold and his diet; KPMCP strengths and weaknesses; women physicians.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1986 by Sally Smith Hughes.
 

HANCOCK, Lambreth (b. 1917), Health plan manager

History of the Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, 1987, viii, 127 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Publishing a small newspaper; public relations, Kaiser organizations; assistant to Henry J. Kaiser, Oakland and Honolulu; regional health plan manager, Honolulu; construction, hotel, and real estate manager, Hawaii; stresses in the original Honolulu medical group; decline of the Kaiser companies; union relations; anecdotes about Henry J. Kaiser.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1986 by Sally Smith Hughes.
 

JONES, Frank C. (1909-1987), Health plan manager

History of the Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, 1987, viii, 93 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Welder, Richmond Kaiser Shipyards, ambulance driver, Richmond clinic, 1943-1944; health plan representative, 1944-1960; postwar development of health plan: membership enrollment, labor union affiliation, expansion of facilities to accommodate growth; manager, health plan, northern California, 1960-1974; relationships with Permanente medical groups; coping with growth; program pioneers.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1985 by Ora Huth.
 

KAY, Raymond M. (1904-1997), Internist, medical administrator

History of the Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, 1987, x, 186 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Intern, Los Angeles County General Hosp., 1932-1933; friendship with Sidney Garfield; interest in prepaid medical health plans; army medical service, India, 1944-1945; teaching and coordinating residency programs, University of Southern California and L.A. County General Hosp., 1946-1949; medical director, Southern California Permanente Medical Group, 1949-1970; director, Medical Manpower, SCPMG, 1970-present; Fontana Steel Plant hospital; Harbor City hospital; start-up and growth of L.A. KPMCP: program, recruiting physicians, expansion to San Diego, Denver, Hawaii; relations with other KP regions and medical group directors; stresses systemwide; program pioneers; physicians and management personnel.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1985 by Ora Huth.
 

KEENE, Clifford Henry (b. 1910), Surgeon, medical administrator

History of the Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, 1986, xi, 165 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Residency, University of Michigan; army surgeon WWII, Massachusetts, Pacific theater; surgeon, KF Hosp., Oakland; medical director, Kaiser-Frazer Corp., MI; president, CEO, KF Health Plan/Hospitals; vice president, Kaiser Industries Corp. and the Kaiser Foundation; Kaiser Permanente Committee; KPMCPs in Hawaii, Cleveland, Denver; KPMCP Central Office; relationship with fee-for-service medicine, federal and state governments; personalities associated with KPMCP.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1985 by Sally Smith Hughes.
 

LEWIS, Benjamin (b. 1911), Surgeon, medical administrator

History of the Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, 1990, vii, 179 pp.

Scope and Content Note

New York University Medical College, 1935-1937; internships, New York City hospitals; army medical corps, Australia, New Guinea, 1940-1946; residency, practice, teaching, NYC, 1946-1954; Cornell Navajo Project, AZ, 1954-1956; San Diego Health Assn., 1958-1967: group practice, management, insolvency, key leaders, obtaining hospital privileges, law suits; career with Kaiser Permanente, 1967-1976, after Kaiser takes over SDHA: challenges and future of KPMCP.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1986 by Ora Huth.
 

LINK, George E. (1917-1987), Lawyer

History of the Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, 1986, ix, 77 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Meeting Kaisers, Kaiser Industries leaders, and Sidney Garfield, pioneer founder of the medical program; relationship as member of Kaiser management team with physicians in medical group; member, board of directors of KF Health Plan/Hospitals since 1955: member facilities, quality of care, and other board committees.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1985 by Malca Chall.
 

OSWALD, Berniece (b. 1909), Controller

History of the Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, 1987, vii, 41 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Career as controller with KPMCP, Northwest Region (OR), 1945-1972: expansion of region, ex-colleagues, relationship with KPMCP Central Office; changing tasks as controller during quarter century of growth.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1986 by Malca Chall.
 

PACKER, Sam, MD (b. 1915), Surgeon, medical administrator

History of the Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, 1986, ix, 83 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Community Health Foundation, Cleveland, OH, merger with Kaiser Permanente, 1968; executive medical director, Ohio Permanente Medical Group, 1969-1983: Ohio program, relationships with KPMCP Central Office, colleagues; competition with competing HMOs.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1986 by Malca Chall.
 

REIMERS, Wilbur L., MD (b. 1919), Surgeon, medical administrator

History of the Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, 1987, viii, 85 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Shift from fee-for-service practice to Kaiser Permanente program, 1968; executive medical director for Colorado Permanente Medical Group, 1970-1984; reaction of organized medicine; assessment of Colorado program; colleagues inside and outside program; use of community hospitals rather than building Kaiser facilities; relationships with KPMCP Central Office.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1986 by Malca Chall.
 

SAWARD, Ernest W. (1914-1989), Physician, medical administrator

History of the Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, 1986, ix, 118 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Chief of medicine, Hanford (WA) Engineering Works, WWII; medical director, Permanente Clinic and KF Health Plan/Hospitals, Oregon Region, 1945-1970; postwar facilities planning, membership growth; stresses within management and the medical group; relationships with KP Central Office; expansion to Hawaii, Cleveland, Denver; outreach program (OEO); resignation from Kaiser program, 1970.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1985 by Sally Smith Hughes.
 

SHRAGG, Harry (b. 1924), Surgeon, medical administrator

History of the Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, 1987, ix, 149 pp.

Scope and Content Note

University of Minnesota Medical School; residency and surgery specialty, Minnesota VA Hosp.; interest in prepaid group medical practice; joining Southern California Kaiser Permanente Medical Group in Harbor City, 1957; chief of surgery, 1959-1965; associate medical director, West Los Angeles area, 1971-present: colleagues, recruitment practices, indigent health care; innovative medical concepts.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1986 by Ora Huth.
 

SMILLIE, John G., MD (b. 1917), Pediatrician, hospital administrator

History of the Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, 1987, ix, 145 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Residency, Los Angeles County General Hosp., 1946-1949; Permanente Medical Group, Oakland, 1949-1954; chief of pediatrics, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, San Francisco, 1954-1961; physician in chief/chief of staff, San Francisco, 1961-1971; special activities, assignments, and consultation, KPMCP Central Office, 1971-1981; retirement and consultation, southern California, 1981-present; medical program pioneers; postwar membership growth and facilities development; stresses between management and medical group; KF Nursing School; physician recruitment and turnover.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1985 by Ora Huth.
 

TREFETHEN, Eugene E., Jr. (1909-1996), Industrialist

History of the Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, 1986, ix, 96 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Association with Henry J. Kaiser, Sr. and Edgar Kaiser beginning in 1926; moving up the corporate ladder to president, Kaiser Industries Corp., 1967; role in mitigating industry-medical group tensions, and formulation of administration-physician contract for the medical care program; board of directors and administrators of KF Health Plan/Hospitals.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1985 by Malca Chall.
 

YEDIDIA, Avram (b. 1911), Health plan organizer

History of the Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, 1985, ix, 103 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Applying library research methods at Kaiser Shipyard, Richmond, 1941; health plan: early years, 1942-1945, trial-and-error period, 1945-1950; non-acceptance of black patients at Bay Area hospitals, and opening up health plan membership: prepayment and collection methods; lobbying Congress on health benefits for federal workers; significance of Federal Employees Health Benefits Act; negotiated prepaid group plans, 1950-1985.

Additional Note

  • Interviewed 1985 by Ora Huth.
 

Ophthalmology

Scope and Content Note

The Ophthalmology Oral History Series, inaugurated in 1986 by the Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, documents the memories, experiences, and insights of senior ophthalmologists and others who have made significant contributions to the specialty in the years since World War II, not only in terms of basic science, diagnosis, and therapy, but also in terms of its internal organization and relationship with the rest of medicine and with the federal and state governments. Interviewees are selected by a subcommittee of the Oral Histories Committee of the Foundation. Published oral history volumes are available from the American Academy of Ophthalmology in San Francisco. Underwritten by the Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
 

BOEDER, Paul (b. 1902), Mathematician, optics professor

Paul Boeder, PhD, Teacher of Physiological Optics, 1992, xxix, 194 pp.

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Hamburg, Germany, background; mathematics study, University of Pennsylvania and Göttingen; teaching, Susequehanna University, 1932-1935; staff member, 1935-1940, director, 1940-1957, American Optical Co., Bureau of Visual Sciences; consultant, Dartmouth Eye Institute, 1935-1947: studies on aniseikonia, eikonometer; Adelbert Ames, Jr., Alfred Bielshowsky, Walter Lancaster, others; lecturer, 1950-1952, and instructor, 1953-1957, in ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School; professor, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Iowa, 1957-1971; discusses teaching optics, nationwide, associations with P. J. Leinfelder, Hansjoerg E. Kolder, Frederick C. Blodi, Gunter von Noorden, Robert E. Bannon; professional papers, studies, awards, hobbies.

Additional Note

  • Introductions by Frederick C. Blodi, MD; Hansjoerg E. Kolder, MD; Melvin L. Rubin, MD; and Bruce E. Spivey, MD.
  • Interviewed 1988-1989 by Sally Smith Hughes.
 

COGAN, David Glendenning (1908-1993), Ophthalmologist

David Glendenning Cogan, MD: The Howe Laboratory of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School, the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, and the National Eye Institute, 1990, xxvii, 256 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Dartmouth and Harvard medical schools; University of Chicago Clinics internship; Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary: staff, 1933-1968, surgeon-in-chief of ophthalmology, 1962-1968; Department of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School: faculty, 1934-1974, chairman 1962-1968; Howe Laboratory of Ophthalmology, 1940-1973: history, staff, research, funding, politics; National Eye Institute: founding, chief, Neuro-ophthalmic section, 1973-1985, Senior Medical Officer, 1985-1993; Dartmouth Eye Institute; WWII war gas research; mission to Germany, 1948; Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission, 1950; consultant, Los Alamos Medical Center, 1950-1955; editorship, Archives of Ophthalmology, 1960-1966; memberships, honors, publications, professional associates.

Additional Note

  • Introductions by W. Morton Grant, MD; and Lorenz E. Zimmerman, MD.
  • Interviewed 1989 by Sally Smith Hughes.
 

DUANE, Thomas David (1917-1993), Ophthalmologist

Thomas David Duane, MD: Wills Eye Hospital and Thomas Jefferson Medical College, 1989, xxviii, 178 pp.

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Irish/German family, father's ophthalmic training and practice; education, Harvard, and Northwestern University Medical School; doctorate in physiology, 1947, University of Iowa Medical School; private practice, Bethlehem, PA; Korean War navy flight surgeon; blackout research, Johnsville Naval Testing Center; research associate in ophthalmology, Graduate School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania; Thomas Jefferson University Medical School Department of Ophthalmology: chair, 1962-1981, key faculty, staff, resident training program; affiliation of Wills Eye Hospital and Jefferson: reorganization, new hospital; Ophthalmic Research: USA, 1965; creation of National Eye Institute, 1968; medical organizations and committee memberships; editorship, Clinical Ophthalmology; committees and honors.

Additional Note

  • Introductions by Joseph S. Gonnella, MD; Edward A. Jaeger, MD; and William S. Tasman, MD.
  • Interviewed 1988 by Sally Smith Hughes.
 

GUERRY, DuPont, III (b. 1912), Ophthalmologist

DuPont Guerry III, MD, Ophthalmologist, Richmond, Virginia and the Medical College of Virginia, 1993, xxiv, 240 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Greenville, SC, background, Furman University; University of Virginia Medical School, 1934-1938, vitamin K research; Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University residency, 1941-1944; discussion of John M. Wheeler, Arnold Knapp, Ramon Castroviejo, Manuel Troncoso, others; ophthalmology practice in Richmond, VA, 1944-1988; chairman, Department of Ophthalmology, Medical College of Virginia, 1953-1973: fostering research, resident training, colleagues, Herbert Wiesinger, William T. Ham, Wolfgang A. Lieb, Walter J. Geeraets; work in photocoagulation, retinal detachment surgery, development of the intraocular lens, choroidal detachment; memberships, honors, thoughts on issues in the profession.

Additional Note

  • Introductions by Joseph C. Robert, PhD.; and Robert N. Shaffer, MD.
  • Interviewed 1989-1990 by Sally Smith Hughes.
 

MAUMENEE, A. Edward (1913-1998), Ophthalmologist

A. Edward Maumenee, MD: The Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute at the Johns Hopkins University and the Stanford Medical School, 1994, xxx, 267 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Alabama background; University of Alabama Medical School, Cornell University School of Medicine; resident, Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 1938-1943, on faculty, 1943-1948; WWII research; chairman, Division of Ophthalmology, Stanford Medical School, 1948-1955, and work on epithelial invasions, fluorescein angiography, macular degeneration; Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute, 1955-1979: chairman, funding, basic scientists at Wilmer; surgical techniques for glaucoma, resident training program, photocoagulation, research on the cornea, cataract extraction, the intraocular lens, uveitis, bleeding episodes in the eye; formation of Spectra Pharmaceutical Services, Inc; National Institute of Neurological Disceases and Blindness, National Eye Institute; professional activities.

Additional Note

  • Introductions by Lewis Ort; Stephen J. Ryan, MD; and Sir John Wilson.
  • Interviewed 1990-1991 by Sally Smith Hughes.
 

PISCHEL, Dohrmann Kaspar (1895-1988), Ophthalmic surgeon

Dohrmann Kaspar Pischel, MD: American Links with Germanic Ophthalmology; Retinal Detachment Surgery, San Francisco, 1988, xxiv, 142 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Father Kaspar M. Pischel's German medical training, emigration to U.S., and San Francisco ophthalmology practice; Barkan family E.E.N.T. specialization in San Francisco; First and Second Viennese Eye Clinics; education, UC and Stanford, 1914-1923, and clinical instructorships; medical and surgical treatment of retinal detachment by Jules Gonin, Karl Lindner, Karl Safar, Kaspar and Dohrmann Pischel, and others; Pischel and Walker retinal pins; eyeball shortening operations; advances in ophthalmology; discussion of Pischel surgical papers; Gerd Meyer-Schwickerath and photocoagulation; cryotherapy in retinal detachment surgery; Division of Ophthalmology, Stanford Medical School; membership and offices in medical societies; teaching medical students and residents.

Additional Note

  • Introductions by Jerome W. Bettman, MD; and Ernest W. Denicke, MD.
  • Interviewed 1986-1987 by Sally Smith Hughes.
 

SCHEIE, Harold Glendon (1903-1990), Ophthalmic surgeon

Harold Glendon Scheie, MD: Ophthalmic Surgery and the Scheie Eye Institute, 1989, xxvi, 321 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Norwegian homesteader family background; undergraduate and medical education, University of Minnesota; internship and residency, University of Pennsylvania [UP] Hospital, 1935-1940; private practice with Francis Heed Adler; ophthalmologist, Army Medical Corps, China-Burma-India Theater: acquaintance with Noel Coward, Stewart Duke-Elder, Patrick J. Hurley, Elias Potter Lyon, Louis Mountbatten, Soong sisters, General Stilwell; Crile Army Hospital Eye Center, Cleveland, OH; faculty member, UP Graduate School of Medicine, 1946-1964, and chairman, Department of Ophthalmology, 1960-1975; design, construction, and funding of Scheie Eye Institute; glaucoma and cataract surgery; research in medical ophthalmology; consultancies; medical organization memberships; publications and honors.

Additional Note

  • Introductions by Daniel M. Albert, MD; and William C. Frayer, MD.
  • Interviewed 1988 by Sally Smith Hughes.
 

THYGESON, Phillips (b. 1903), Ophthalmologist

Phillips Thygeson, MD: External Eye Disease and the Proctor Foundation, 1988, xxvi, 319 pp.

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Norwegian background; education, Stanford University; intern, University of Colorado, 1927-1933: William Finnoff and Edward Jackson; Giza Memorial Ophthalmic Institute, Egypt, and Pasteur Institute, Tunis, 1930; University of Iowa School of Medicine, 1931-1936; tissue culture at the Rockefeller Institute; chairman, Department of Ophthalmology, Columbia University, and co-director, Institute of Ophthalmology, Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, New York, 1939-1942; Army Medical Corps; founder, director, trustee, Francis I. Proctor Foundation for Research in Ophthalmology: Foundation mission, expansion, research contributions, setbacks, Fellows Program; consultant, Indian Health Service; discussion of trachoma research, specific publications on external eye disease; committees, memberships, and honors; photography in ophthalmology; human volunteers in medical research; steroid use in ophthalmology.

Additional Note

  • Introductions by Crowell Beard, MD; Chandler R. Dawson, MD; and Daniel G. Vaughan, MD.
  • Interviewed 1986-1987 by Sally Smith Hughes.
 

Public Health

 

BIERMAN, Jessie (1900-1996), Public health administrator

Maternal and Child Health in Montana, California, the U.S. Children's Bureau, and WHO, 1926-1967, 1987, x, 245 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Montana childhood; internship and practice in San Francisco Children's Hospital, 1926-1936; Montana State Department of Health, 1936-1938; U.S. Children's Bureau, 1938-1942, succession, and Martha Eliot; World Health Organization consultant, India, Geneva; California State Department of Public Health, 1942-1947; UC Berkeley School of Public Health, 1947-1967; Carmel Valley Manor Retirement Center; Flathead Lake, MT.

Additional Note

  • Preface by Joyce C. Lashof, MD, Dean and Professor of Public Health, UC Berkeley.
  • Introduction by Pauline G. Stitt, MD, MPH.
  • Interviewed 1986 by Jacqueline K. Parker, Cleveland State University.
  • Underwritten by the School of Public Health, UC Berkeley; the University of Montana; and individual donors.
 

FORT, Joel (b. 1929), Public health official

Public Health Official and Ethicist: New Approaches to Drug and Sex Abuse and Violence, 1997, xvi, 420 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Early years in Steubenville, OH, 1929-1945; Ohio State University, University of Chicago, and medical school at Ohio State; early civil rights work; Center on Alcoholism (Alameda County) and the 1964 Supreme Court decision re public employees; campaigning for Congress in 1962; United Nations and World Health Organization assignments; teaching in the UC Berkeley Criminology Department; founding organizations in the 1960s: National Sex and Drug Forum, Haight-Ashbury Clinic, National Center for Solving Special Social and Health Problems (FORT HELP); participating in the Playboy panels; expert witness in the Manson, Hearst, Corona, Harris and other cases in the 1970s and 1980s; teaching ethics and nonviolence. Appended interview with MARIA FORT.

Additional Note

  • Introduction by Dorothy Smith Patterson, President, Unitarian Universalist Service Committee.
  • Interviewed 1991-1993 by Caroline Crawford
  • Underwritten by individual donors.
 

HEALTH AND DISEASES IN SAUDI ARABIA: THE ARAMCO EXPERIENCE, 1940s TO 1990s, 1998, 2 vols., xxiv, 799 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Recollections of fourteen medical professionals in Saudi Arabia who from the 1940s through the 1990s participated in a unique program to mitigate and solve not only the health problems of Aramco corporate employees and their dependents but those of the local population as well. Eliminating malaria; Harvard-Aramco Trachoma Project; Dhahran Health Center and outreach clinics in oasis villages; other health and disease problems: smallpox, Q fever, tuberculosis, sickle cell anemia, schistosomiasis, ascaris pneumonia, cholera; maternal and child health program; nursing staff; psychiatric care; surgical clinic; preventative medicine measures; ob/gyn clinic; dental care; new hospital facilities.
Interviews with RICHARD DAGGY, (b. 1914), medical director; ARMAND P. GELPI (b. 1925), chief, medical services; RICHARD HANDSCHIN (1918-1997), medical director; JULIUS WILLIAM TAYLOR (b. 1922), medical director; ELINOR NICHOLS (b. 1927), wife of Roger Nichols, director, trachoma project; DOROTHY MCCOMB (b. 1931), researcher, trachoma project; ROBERT OERTLEY (b. 1925), director, preventive medicine, and wife PAT OERTLEY; IVOR MORGAN (b. 1914), chief ob/gyn services; VIRGINIA DOOLING (b. 1934), nurse supervisor; RICHARD PERRINE (b. 1918), chief, internal medicine; AHMED MUSTAFA (b. 1932), chief, internal medicine; BERNARD J. EGGERMAN (b. 1927), chief, dental services; GORDON FLOM (b. 1927), coordinator, medical development and construction. Written essay by JOHN C. SNYDER, dean, Harvard School of Public Health.

Additional Note

  • Introduction by Armand P. Gelpi.
  • Interviewed by Carole Hicke.
  • Underwritten by Saudi Arabian Oil Company, Mr. and Mrs. Paul H. Arnot, Chevron Oil, and individual donors.