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California State Politics

About the project 

The Oral History Center (then the Regional Oral History Office) was one of five oral history programs that worked 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 were the Oral History Center, the Office of Oral History at UCLA, the Claremont Graduate School, California State University Sacramento, and California State University Fullerton. Only the interviews conducted by OHC staff are listed below. 

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Project resources

Additional oral history interview projects with substantive content on California political history include: 

Earl Warren in California

Goodwin Knight and Edmund G. Brown Gubernatorial Eras in California

Politics, Law, and Policy — Individual Interviews

Ronald Reagan Gubernatorial Era

Women Political Leaders