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Governor's office under Edmund G. Brown, Sr.

Repository: University of California, Berkeley. Bancroft Library. Regional Oral History Office

Collection Description (Extant): Interviewees, and titles of interviews, as follows: photographs inserted. William Becker. Working for Civil Rights: With Unions, the Legislature, and Governor Pat Brown. Comments on National Farm Labor Union organizing in Imperial Valley, 1947-52; the California Committee for Fair Employment Practices and the Fair Employment Practices Commission; working as assistant for human rights in Brown's office. Warren Christopher. Special Counsel to the Governor: Recalling the Pat Brown Years. May Layne Bonnell Davis. An Appointment Secretary Reminisces. Richard Kline. Governor Brown's Faithful Advisor. Comments on work as travel secretary, directing campaign for fair housing against Proposition 14, the Watts riots in Los Angeles. Frank Mesple. From Clovis to the Capitol: Building a Career as a Legislative Liaison. Comments on California Democratic Council, reapportionment, bracero program, governor's conflict with Jesse Unruh, etc. Cecil Poole. Executive Clemency and the Chessman Case. Comments also on civil rights issues.

Access Copy Note: Transcripts are available online at the collection URL.

Collection URL: External Link

Date(s): 1977-1981

Digital Status: Yes

Existing IDs: BANC CD 554:1-15

Extent: Transcript : vii, [297] p. ; 28 cm. + related material.

Finding Aid URL: External Link

Language: English

Interviewees: William Becker, Warren Christopher, May Layne Bonnell Davis, Richard Kline, Frank Mesple, Cecil Poole

Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights


Brown, Edmund G. (Edmund Gerald), 1905-1996
California--Politics and government
Civil rights movements--California
Discrimination in employment
Watts Riot, Los Angeles, Calif., 1965


Sound recordings


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