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

The Bancroft Library #6000
Berkeley, California 94720

Phone: 510-643-2074

Repository URL: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/ROHO/ External Link

Repository description (CRHP): This repository includes relevant collections such as a number of oral histories pertaining to the Free Speech Movement and to the experiences of those involved in local and Southern civil rights issues. The repository contains two useful repository guides, Catalogue I (1954-1979) and Catalogue II (1980-1998), which are available online through the Online Archive of California.

Repository description (extant): As a division of The Bancroft Library, the Regional Oral History Office preserves the history of the San Francisco Bay Area, California, and the Western United States. By conducting carefully researched, tape-recorded, and transcribed interviews, ROHO creates archival oral histories intended for the widest possible use.

Since its inception in 1954, ROHO has carried out interviews in a variety of major subject areas, including politics and government, law and jurisprudence, arts and letters, business and labor, social and community history, University of California history, natural resources and the environment, and science and technology. Individual interviews have been used as source material for monographs, books, articles, video and film documentaries, and dissertations.

Repository type: University Special Collection

Collections:

Earl Warren era project
Passing it on: stories from the civil rights movement
Governor's office under Edmund G. Brown, Sr.
Women political leaders

 

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