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Oral Histories

Oral histories conducted by the Regional Oral History Office, UC Berkeley, and available online:

Burton Benedict: Social Anthropologist in Britain and Berkeley, 2002, xvii, 342 pp. University History Series Collection.

Fay M. Blake: Information for All: An Activist Librarian and Library Educator at the University of California, 1961-1984, 2001, x, 124 pp. University History Series Collection.

Allen E. Broussard: A Calfornia Supreme Court Justice Looks at Law and Society, 1964-1996, 1997, xii, 257 pp. University of California Black Alumni Series Collection.

Joel Bryan: Founder and Director of Disabled Students' Services, UC Riverside and UC Davis, 2000, xx, 86 pp. Disability Rights and Independent Living Movement Collection.

Earl F. Cheit: Professor, Vice Chancellor, Dean, Vice President, Atheltic Director, Advisor, Trustee. University of California, 1957-2002, 2002, ix, 485 pp. University History Series Collection.

J. Desmond Clark: An Archaeologist at Work in African Prehistory and Early Human Studies: Teamwork and Insight, 2002, xvii, 532 pp. University History Series Collection.

Elizabeth Colson: Anthropology and a Lifetime of Observation, 2002, xv, 358 pp. University History Series Collection.

Betty Connors: The Committee for Arts and Lectures, 1945-1980: The ConnorsYears, 2000, vi, 265 pp. University History Series Collection.

Lincoln Constance: Versatile Berkeley Botanist: Plant Taxonomy and University Governance, 1987, vii, xii, 363 pp. Free Speech Movement Archives, University History Series Collection.

Grete W. (Frugé) Cubie: A Career in Public Libraries and at UC Berkeley's School of Librarianship, 1937-1975, 2000, xi, 198 pp. University History Series Collection.

J. Periam Danton: Dean and Professor at UC Berkeley's School of Librarianship, 1946-1976, 2000, x, 158 pp. University History Series Collection.

Vernon Armand DeMars: A Life in Architecture: Indian Dancing, Migrant Housing, Telesis, Design for Urban Living, Theater, Teaching, 1992, xvi, 614 pp. University History Series Collection.

Lloyd Noel Ferguson: Increasing Opportunities in Chemistry, 1936-1986, 1992, viii, 74 pp. University of California Black Alumni Series Collection.

George M. Foster: An Anthropologist's Life in the 20th Century: Theory and Practice at UC Berkeley, the Smithsonian, in Mexico, and with the World Health Organization, 2000, xii, 413 pp. University History Series Collection.

Mary LeCron Foster: Finding the Themes: Family, Anthropology, Language Origins, Peace and Conflict, 2001, xv, 337 pp. University History Series Collection.

August Frugé: A Publisher's Career with the University of California Press, the Sierra Club, and the California Native Plant Society, 2001, x, 332 pp. University History Series Collection.

Robert D. Harlan: History of the Book: Thirty Years at UC Berkeley's School of Librarianship and Study of Early American Printers, 1963-1993, 2001, ix, 124 pp. University History Series Collection.

Joseph P. Harris: Professor and Practitioner: Government, Election Reform, and the Votomatic, 1983. University History Series Collection.

Clark Kerr: University of California Crises: Loyalty Oath and the Free Speech Movement, 1969. Free Speech Movement Archives, Earl Warren Oral History Project.

Harry L. Kingman: Citizenship in a Democracy, 1972. Free Speech Movement Archives.

T. Y. Lin: “The Father of Prestressed Concrete”: Teaching Engineers, Bridging Rivers and Borders, 1931 to 1999, 2001, ix, 474 pp. University History Series Collection.

Susan O'Hara: Director of the UC Berkeley Disabled Students' Program, 1988-1992, Coordinator of the Residence Program, 1975-1988, and Community Historian, 2000, xxi, 102 pp. Disability Rights and Independent Living Movement Collection.

Charles J. Patterson: Working for Civic Unity in Government, Business, and Philanthropy, 1994, xi, 220 pp. University of California Black Alumni Series Collection.

Thomas H. Pigford: Building the Fields of Nuclear Energy and Nuclear Waste Management, 1950-1999, 2001, xviii, 340 pp. University History Series Collection.

Tarea Hall Pittman: NAACP Official and Civil Rights Worker, 1974, v, 159 pp. University of California Black Alumni Series Collection.

Kenneth Sanborn Pitzer: Chemist and Administrator at UC Berkeley, Rice University, Stanford University, and the Atomic Energy Commission, 1935-1997, 1999, xiii, 544 pp. University History Series Collection.

William C. Reeves: Arbovirologist and Professor, UC Berkeley School of Public Health, 1993, viii, 686 pps.

Flora Elizabeth Reynolds: “A Dukedom Large Enough”: Forty Years in Northern California's Public and Academic Libraries, 1936-1976, 2000, x, 158 pp. University History Series Collection.

Sidney Roger:A Liberal Journalist On the Air and On the Waterfront: Labor and Political Issues, 1932-1990, 1998. Free Speech Movement Archives.

William Byron Rumford: Legislator for Fair Employment, Fair Housing, and Public Health, 1973, xiv, 152 pp. University of California Black Alumni Series Collection.

William J. Rutter: The Department of Biochemistry and the Molecular Approach to Biomedicine at the University of California, San Francisco: Volume I, 1998, x, 237 pp. Medicine, Science, Biotechnology, & Public Health Collection.

Alex C. Sherriffs:The University of California and the Free Speech Movement: Perspectives from a Faculty Member and Administrator, 1978. Free Speech Movement Archives.

Kenneth M. Stampp: Historian of Slavery, the Civil War, and Reconstruction, University of California, Berkeley, 1946-1983, 1998, x, 313 pp. University History Series Collection.

Edward W. Strong: Philosopher, Professor, and Berkeley Chancellor, 1961-1965, 1992, x, 530 pp. Free Speech Movement Archives.

Katherine A. Towle: Administration and Leadership, 1970, viii, 309 pp. Free Speech Movement Archives, University History Series Collection.

Robert E. Treuhaft: Left-Wing Political Activist and Progressive Leader in the Berkeley Co-op, 1988-1989. Free Speech Movement Archives.

UC Cowell Hospital Residence Program: UC Berkeley's Cowell Hospital Residence Program: Key Administrators and California Department of Rehabilitation Counselors, 2000, xxii, 290 pp. Medicine, Science, Biotechnology, & Public Health Collection.

UC Cowell Hospital Residence Program for Physically Disabled Students: University of California's Cowell Hospital Residence Program for Physically Disabled Students, 1962-1975: Catalyst For Berkeley's Independent Living Movement, 2000, xxii, 432 pp. Medicine, Science, Biotechnology, & Public Health Collection.

The University of California Office of the President and Its Constituencies, 1983-1995. Volume I: The Office of the President, Volume II: On the Campuses: Chancellors, Faculty, Student, Volume III: Regents and State Government Officials, 2002, 3 vols., University History Series Collection.

Archie F. Williams: The Joy of Flying; Olympic Gold, Air Force Colonel, and Teacher, 1993, ix, 85 pp. University of California Black Alumni Series Collection.

Arleigh Williams: Dean of Students Arleigh Williams: The Free Speech Movement and the Six Year War, 1964-1970, 1990, xv, 329 pp. Free Speech Movement Archives

Lionel Wilson: Attorney, Judge, and Oakland Mayor, 1992, viii, 104 pp. University of California Black Alumni Series Collection.

Patrick G. Wislon: Philosopher of Information: an Eclectic Imprint on Berkeley's School of Librarianship, 1965-1991, 2000, xi, 240 pp. University History Series Collection.

Oral histories conducted by the Regional History Project, UC Santa Cruz, and available online, either in complete or partial format:

Donald T. Clark: Early UCSC History and the Founding of the University Library, 1993, 203 pp. (complete text available online)

Raymond F. Dasmann: A Life in Conservation Biology, 2000, 232 pp.

Julie Fawcus: History of the Trianon Press in Paris, France, 1996.

Clark Kerr and the Founding of UC Santa Cruz, 1988, 45 pp.

Leo F. Laporte: Professor of Earth Sciences: Recollections of UCSC, 1971-1996, 1998, 48 pp.

1976 Oral History Series on UCSC: (in process)

Kenneth S. Norris: Naturalist, Cetologist and Conservationist, 1924-1998: An Oral History Biography, 1999, 361 pp. (complete text available online)

Karl S. Pister: UCSC Chancellorship, 1991-1996, 2000 (complete text available online).

Page Smith: Cowell College and UCSC: A Decade of Educational Innovation, 1996 (complete text available online).

Robert Sinsheimer: Chancellor of UC Santa Cruz 1977-1987, 1996.

Robert Stevens:UCSC Chancellorship, 1987-1991, 1999, 108 pp.

Student Interviews, 1967 and 1969: 1968 and 1970.

Angus E. Taylor: UCSC Chancellorship, 1976-1977, 1998, 92 pp.

Kenneth V. Thimann: Early UCSC History and the Founding of Crown College, 1997 (complete text available online).

F. M. Glenn Willson: Early UCSC History and the Founding of Stevenson College, 1989, 87 pp.

Oral histories conducted by the Oral History Program, University of California, Los Angeles, and available online:

Jerome C. Byrne: Jerome C. Byrne, 1993. Free Speech Movement Archives.

 

 

 

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