Bancroft Library. Regional Oral History Office oral history interviews, 1959-1979 (bulk 1969-1975).


Bancroft Library. Regional Oral History Office oral history interviews, 1959-1979 (bulk 1969-1975).

Typewritten transcripts of oral history interviews accompanied by photographs, copies of correspondence, reports, clippings, and other supplementary material. Interviews pertaining to California state politics and government, the suffragists, and to the life and career of John S. Service, an American diplomat in China, and his wife, Caroline. Includes interviews from the Earl Warren Oral History Project, the Walter Gordon Oral History Project, the Governmental History Documentation Project with Roger Kent, and the Suffragists Oral History Project with Helen Valeska Bary, Sara Bard Field, Burnita Shelton Matthews, Alice Paul, Jeannette Rankin, Rebecca Hourwich Reyher, Mabel Vernon, and others.

19 volumes.8 containers.3.2 linear feet.


SNAC Resource ID: 8069098

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