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Finding Aid for the David L. Clark Los Angeles Oral Histories Collection, 1974-1982
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Abbey San Encino, Highland Park

Box 5, Folder 6

Mission Revival architecture. Clyde Browne and the building of the Abbey San Encino in Highland Park.

Interviewer: Davis, Teri

Afro-American Businesses, Los Angeles

Box 4, Folder 2

A Black small businessman, in Chicago and Los Angeles.

Interviewer: Allen, Althea

Afro-American Workers, Beverly Hills

Box 5, Folder 26

Black maids in Beverly Hills.

Interviewer: Shaw, Cynthia

Afro-Americans in Motion Pictures

Box 7, Folder 4

Blacks in the Hollywood film industry in the 1920s and 30s.

Interviewer: Chatman, Arleen

Afro-Americans, Los Angeles

Box 5, Folder 10

Black roots in Los Angeles. One family's history.

Interviewer: Chatman, Arleen
Box 4, Folder 24

The Black community on Central Avenue, 1935-1940.

Interviewer: Davis, William
Box 1, Folder 29

Struggle for survival [experiences of a black family, 1932-1974].

Interviewer: Lacy, Deborah

Afro-Americans, Manhattan Beach

Box 5, Folder 23

The history of Park Culiacan, and the successful effort to push Blacks out of Manhattan Beach.

Interviewer: O'Grady, Patricia

Afro-American Newspapers, Los Angeles

Box 5, Folder 3

Black newspapers in Los Angeles.

Interviewer: Clemens, Elaine

Alhambra Airport

Box 3, Folder 1

The Alhambra Airport.

Interviewer: Baker, Irene

Alhambra Day Nursery Thrift Shop

Box 6, Folder 7

A history of the Alhambra Day Nursery Thrift Shop.

Interviewer: Kloos, Barbara

Arroyo Seco Parkway

Box 1, Folder 8

Highland Park oral history project, emphasis: the Arroyo Seco Parkway.

Interviewer: Broide, Barbara

Art, Los Angeles

Box 1, Folder 31

Three artists who have lived in Los Angeles, Hollywood: middle 1930s-early 1940s.

Interviewer: Foote, Anne

Asian Americans, Monterey Hills

Box 5, Folder 29

Asian-Americans in Monterey Hills. The formaton of an ethnic enclave.

Interviewer: Endo, Sharlene, and, Chan, Walter

Bel Air Fire

Box 4, Folder 16

The Bel Air and Brentwood fire of 1961.

Interviewer: Optner, Ruth

Blacklisting, Hollywood

Box 5, Folder 4

A case of blacklisting. The entertainment industry and the McCarthy era.

Interviewer: Geddes, Jennifer

Blacklisting, Hollywood

Box 4, Folder 22

A case of blacklisting. The entertainment industry and the McCarthy era.

Interviewer: Geddes, Jennifer

California Hospital

Box 4, Folder 22

The development of California Hospital.

Interviewer: Jasper, Linda

California Bungalow

Box 6, Folder 22

The California bungalow: a statement of social and architectural philosophies.

Interviewer: Massey, Brian


Box 4, Folder 17

Beagles, Alice. Castellemare, 1922-1952.

Interviewer: Massey, Brian

Catalina Island

Box 9, Folder 3

Memories of Catalina.

Interviewer: Fourie, Denise K.


Box 6, Folder 17

Centrum: A Christian mission in Hollywood.

Interviewer: Lamb, Steven

Century Freeway

Box 9, Folder 7

Coping with the Century Freeway: life in the slow lane.

Interviewer: Turkell, Jeff

Chavez Ravine

Box 4, Folder 4

Los desterrados: the uprooted. The families in Chavez Ravine who were moved out by the building of Dodger Stadium.

Interviewer: Robinson, Patricia
Box 9, Folder 6

The Los Angeles Dodgers and the battle for Chavez Ravine, 1957-1962.

Interviewer: Blackman, Mark
Box 8, Folder 12

The Los Angeles Dodgers and the battle for Chavez Ravine, 1957-1962 [cassette]

Interviewer: Blackman, Mark

Chinese in Los Angeles

Box 9, Folder 11

Monterey Park, a second Chinatown.

Interviewer: Nagai, Nancy
Box 9, Folder 12

Nagai, Nancy. Monterey Park, a second Chinatown.

Interviewer: Lamb, Steven
Box 9, Folder 12

Nagai, Nancy. Monterey Park, a second Chinatown.

Interviewer: Lamb, Steven
Physical Description: [Photographs].

Chouinard Art Institute

Box 1, Folder 23

Chouinard Art Institute: it's [sic] final years.

Interviewer: Bratman, Sheryl

Chouinard Art Institute

Box 3, Folder 7

Chouinard Art Institute: it's [sic] final years.

Interviewer: Bratman, Sheryl

Citrus Industry, La Verne

Box 2, Folder 7

The development and decline of the citrus industry in La Verne.

Interviewer: Kinsinger, Maia

Clifton's Cafeteria

Box 3, Folder 5

Clifton's cafeterias. The cafeterias of the Golden Rule.

Interviewer: Johnson, Sylvia

Cole of California

Box 7, Folder 2

Cole of California and the southern California sportswear industry.

Interviewer: Oswell, Douglas

Coptic Church, Los Angeles

Box 5, Folder 9

The Coptic Orthodox Church in Los Angeles.

Interviewer: Czyz, Cheryl

Coronado Boulevard

Box 1, Folder 3

1751 North Coronado Boulevard.

Interviewer: Kanowsky, Lawrence C.

Crystal Cathedral

Box 9, Folder 2

The Garden Grove Community Church.

Interviewer: Comatov, Robert G.


Box 9, Folder 5

The genesis of the DC-3 / conversations with A.E. Raymond.

Interviewer: Dible, Craig

Dayton Heights

Box 3, Folder 13

Dayton Heights. The experiences of a Black family, in a predominantly Japanese-American neighborhood, during the World War II relocation .

Interviewer: Burch, Karen

Dominguez Field

Box 4, Folder 7

The Dominguez Field air meet of 1910.

Interviewer: Alpert, David

Doo Dah Parade, Pasadena

Box 9, Folder 4

Pasadena parades, not Rose Parade, the Doo Dah Parade.

Interviewer: Sanborn, Sandy
Box 9, Folder 15

Doo Dah Parade.

Interviewer: Sanborn, Sandy
Physical Description: [Cassette].

Douglas Aircraft, Santa Monica

Box 7, Folder 1

The growth of Douglas Aircraft in Santa Monica during World War II.

Interviewer: Hente, Martin

Dunbar Hotel

Box 6, Folder 25

The Dunbar Hotel.

Interviewer: Stephens, Craig

Dutch, Dairy Valley

Box 3, Folder 15

The Dutch community of Dairy Valley, and its transition to the suburb of Artesia.

Interviewer: Eyre, Kathleen

Earthquake, Long Beach 1933

Box 7, Folder 3

Recollections of the 1933 Long Beach earthquake.

Interviewer: Hibbard, Toni

Echo Park Men's Groups

Box 4, Folder 3

Echo Park men's groups. A response to the feminist consciousness movement.

Interviewer: Brostoff, Edward

El Segundo

Box 8, Folder 10

El Segundo, a company town.

Interviewer: Morehouse, Jeanne

Elysian Park

Box 4, Folder 25

Elysian Park, and the continuing battle to save a central city recreational resource.

Interviewer: Bennett, John

Explorer I

Box 6, Folder 24

Explorer I, made in Pasadena.

Interviewer: Small, Steven

Farmers Market

Box 5, Folder 12

Farmers Market.

Interviewer: Cioth, Renata

Feuchtwanger, Marta

Box 6, Folder 13

German exiles in southern California: An interview with Marta Feuchtwanger.

Interviewer: Kroeber, Wolfram

Filipino Unity Council

Box 7, Folder 5

The Filipino Unity Council and the Filipino-American community in Los Angeles.

Interviewer: Atienza, Frances, and, Calub, Remedios

Filipinos, Los Angeles

Box 6, Folder 14

Courtship and wedding practices of the American-Filipinos.

Interviewer: Santos, Gene

First Unitarian Church

Box 6, Folder 1

The role of the First Unitarian Church of Los Angeles during the political repression of the 1950s.

Interviewer: Diehm, Cheryl

Floods - Los Angeles

Box 9, Folder 10

Happy New Year: the Los Angeles flood of 1934.

Interviewer: Funk, Dennis M.

Ford, John Anson

Box 6, Folder 11

An interview with John Anson Ford.

Interviewer: Stringer, Judith

Glendale Freeway

Box 4, Folder 28

The Glendale Freeway and its effects upon one neighborhood.

Interviewer: Pantel, Laurel

Gordon, Hugh

Box 5, Folder 5

Hugh Gordon and the bookstore he left behind. The role of the bookstore among Blacks in Los Angeles.

Interviewer: Strother, Dorothy, and Pinkney, Helen

Grand Central Air Terminal

Box 6, Folder 8

A history of the Grand Central Air Terminal.

Interviewer: Russell, Charles

Hancock, G. Allan

Box 4, Folder 1

Memories of G. Allan Hancock.

Interviewer: Gindick, Tia

Helms Bakery

Box 6, Folder 8

The Helms Bakery Company.

Interviewer: Currier, Michael

Henninger Flat

Box 4, Folder 5

Henninger Flat.

Interviewer: Child, James

Hepburn, Henrietta

Box 3, Folder 5

Henrietta Hepburn: forty-four years as a career woman in Los Angeles.

Interviewer: Wong-Johnson, Elizabeth

Heritage Square

Box 5, Folder 20

Heritage Square. The preservation of Victorian architecture.

Interviewer: Cooper, Charles

Hermon Free Methodist settlement

Box 4, Folder 10

Seventy-five years of a Free Methodist settlement in Los Angeles.

Interviewer: Riser, Joseph. Hermon

Hiebert Library, Pacific College

Box 3, Folder 8

The Hiebert Library of Pacific College.

Interviewer: Hiebert, Rachel


Box 5, Folder 30

Early Hollywood, 1908-1929.

Interviewer: Morris, Jeff

Hollywood Canteen

Box 8, Folder 12

The Hollywood Canteen.

Interviewer: Klevatt, Steven

Hollywood Stars, Gilmore Field

Box 3, Folder 9

The Hollywood Stars baseball team in Gilmore Field.

Interviewer: Knell, Gary

Hollywood architecture

Box 3, Folder 11

Hollywood styles in architecture.

Interviewer: Johnson, Christy

Hollywood Motion Pictures

Box 1, Folder 14

Hollywood's silver screen: Has it tarnished?

Interviewer: Stalmaster, Lynne D.

Hollywood Sign

Box 3, Folder 6

The Hollywood sign.

Interviewer: Woo, Karen

Holy Martyrs Armenian Apostolic Church

Box 1, Folder 27

Holy Martyrs, Armenian Apostolic Church.

Interviewer: Carver, Linda

Huntington Hartford Foundation

Box 2, Folder 10

The Huntington Hartford Foundation in Rustic Canyon.

Interviewer: Temple, Marsha

Immigration, Los Angeles

Box 4, Folder 8

Today's immigrants.

Interviewer: Koutsky, Anne - Marie

Indians, North American

Box 6, Folder 2

The Gabrielino Indians, from 1771 to today.

Interviewer: Vollaire, Louis

Italians, Los Angeles

Box 4, Folder 11

One family's view of the Los Angeles Italian community.

Interviewer: Maynard, David

Japan Women's University. Alumni Association

Box 2, Folder 5

The Los Angeles chapter of the Alumni Association of Japan Women's University, a study of inter-generational conflict.

Interviewer: McKnight, Jene

Japanese-American Relocation

Box 4, Folder 19

The relocation experiences of one Japanese-American teenager.

Interviewer: Grant, Bonnie
Box 1, Folder 5

The experience of a few selected Japanese Americans on their return to Los Angeles following their internment during World War II .

Interviewer: Tsutsui, Katherine

Japanese Fishing Village, Terminal Island

Box 2, Folder 3

The Japanese fishing village on Terminal Island.

Interviewer: Yamada, John
Box 3, Folder 3

The 1942 relocation experience of the Japanese fishing village on Terminal Island.

Interviewer: Yamada, John

Japanese in Los Angeles

Box 8, Folder 5

The story of a Japanese farmer in the Los Angeles area: the ethic of hard work.

Interviewer: Koyanagi, Katherine

Japanese, Sawtelle

Box 5, Folder 7

The Japanese of Sawtelle.

Interviewer: Bartolo, Kathy

Jews, Boyle Heights

Box 5, Folder 2

The Jewish residency in Boyle Heights.

Interviewer: Heller, Sharon

Jews, Eastern European, Venice, California

Box 2, Folder 11

The eastern European Jewish elderly of Venice.

Interviewer: Swartz, Roslyn

John Muir College, Pasadena

Box 5, Folder 18

Pasadena's John Muir College. I don't want good teachers, I want safe teachers.

Interviewer: Dabelow, Kathryn


Box 4, Folder 6

Los Angeles radio station KFWB during the Big Band era.

Interviewer: Dammann, April

Knudsen, Vern Oliver

Box 8, Folder 2

Vern Oliver Knudsen, his years at U.C.L.A.

Interviewer: Moore, John W.

Kopp Family

Box 6, Folder 20

The Kopp family their ministry in Los Angeles.

Interviewer: Marchand, Arthur

Laemmle, Carl

Box 7, Folder 6

Carl and Max Laemmle, movie makers and distributors.

Interviewer: Brock, Philip


Box 5, Folder 8

Larchmont Village, Hancock Park and Windsor Square.

Interviewer: Cooper, Michael

Laundry, Coin Operated, Los Angeles

Box 4, Folder 30

A history of the coin-operated self-service laundry business in Los Angeles.

Interviewer: Moster, Ross

Lithuanian-Americans, Los Angeles

Box 2, Folder 4

The Lithuanian-American community of Los Angeles.

Interviewer: Kojelis, Linas

Los Angeles Athletic Club

Box 5, Folder 17

The Los Angeles Athletic Club.

Interviewer: Simonian, Judith

Los Angeles International Airport

Box 6, Folder 16

The community of Westchester and the Los Angeles International Airport.

Interviewer: Cash, Nina

Los Angeles Produce Market

Box 3, Folder 16

The Los Angeles Produce Market. A history of its development, and the produce industry in Los Angeles today.

Interviewer: Broide, Barbara

Loyola Theatre

Box 9, Folder 9

The Loyola Theatre- More feathers, more gold!

Interviewer: DeBode, Kristin

MGM Lot 3, Culver City

Box 1, Folder 28

A life history of lot 3 [MGM in Culver City].

Interviewer: Christensen, Beverly

Magyar Athletic Club

Box 4, Folder 12

The Magyar Athletic Club.

Interviewer: Stangler, Judy

Marlborough School

Box 9, Folder 1

Marlborough School: 1923 / three members of the class of 1923 look back on their years at a private girls school in Los Angeles.

Interviewer: Phillips, Christie Miles

Masons - Los Angeles

Box 8, Folder 7

The Masonic family in Los Angeles.

Interviewer: Lebowsky, Lawrence M.

Masons, Los Angeles

Box 8, Folder 8

The Masonic family in Los Angeles.

Interviewer: Lebowsky, Lawrence M.
Physical Description: [Photographs, ephemera, etc.]

Mexicans, Los Angeles

Box 2, Folder 8

Emigration from a Mexican village to Los Angeles.

Interviewer: Aguiniga, Hector

Miracle Mile, Los Angeles

Box 4, Folder 27

The history of Miracle Mile.

Interviewer: Beil, Horst

Montebello Teachers Association

Box 4, Folder 14

The Montebello Teachers Association, 1939-1977.

Interviewer: Anderson, Gary

Motion Pictures - Long Beach

Box 8, Folder 9

The Balboa Studios of Long Beach: a rediscovery.

Interviewer: Koegel, Kathryn I.

Motion Pictures - Los Angeles

Box 8, Folder 3

The film industry in Los Angeles: boom and bust.

Interviewer: Kuebler, Louise

Motion Pictures - Los Angeles

Box 9, Folder 13

1920-1970: two views of Hollywood from industry workers.

Interviewer: Burdette, Ginger

Motion Pictures - Los Angeles

Box 9, Folder 14

1920-1970: two views of Hollywood from industry workers [phonotape]

Interviewer: Burdette, Ginger

Motion Pictures - Los Angeles

Box 8, Folder 12

Film industry in Los Angeles.

Interviewer: Kuebler, Louise
Physical Description: [Cassette].

Mount Lowe Railway

Box 4, Folder 23

The Mount Lowe Railway, 1893-1938.

Interviewer: Lekas, James

Mount Washington

Box 6, Folder 27

Mount Washington.

Interviewer: Andersen, David

Murals, East Los Angeles

Box 5, Folder 25

Murals of East Los Angeles.

Interviewer: Erwin, Kenneth

Myron's Ballroom

Box 3, Folder 17

Myron's Ballroom.

Interviewer: Metzgar, Marc

Nicaraguans, Los Angeles

Box 4, Folder 18

One family's immigration from Nicaragua.

Interviewer: Molina, Armando

North American Aviation

Box 6, Folder 21

The defense industry in Los Angeles during World War II: the role of North American Aviation.

Interviewer: Smith, Mary Elizabeth

Oil, Beverly Hills

Box 5, Folder 16

Oil wells in Beverly Hills.

Interviewer: Paddock, Richard

Olympic Auditorium

Box 5, Folder 15

The Olympic Auditorium.

Interviewer: Koenig, Stuart

Omuwale Ujamaa

Box 6, Folder 23

Northwest Community School: Omuwale Ujamaa. A private school for Blacks.

Interviewer: Saunders, Earl

Operation Bootstrap

Box 1, Folder 12

Learn, baby, learn: a look at Operation Bootstrap.

Interviewer: Parker, Amanda

Original Pantry Restaurant

Box 5, Folder 28

The Original Pantry Restaurant.

Interviewer: Cannavo, Joney

Owens Valley Aqueduct

Box 5, Folder 11

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power's second aqueduct to Owens Valley.

Interviewer: Roberts, Kevin

Pacific Electric Railway

Box 3, Folder 14

The Pacific Electric Railway. Working and riding on the Big Red Cars.

Interviewer: Moxon, Linda

Pacific Palisades

Box 4, Folder 20

A history of Pacific Palisades.

Interviewer: Kerr, Ann

Pahl, Carl F.

Box 6, Folder 12

Fifty years at City Hall: The career of Carl F. Pahl.

Interviewer: Mercer, Charles

Palos Verdes

Box 5, Folder 21

The history and development of Palos Verdes.

Interviewer: O'Brien, Beth

Pasadena Freeway

Box 3, Folder 4

Highland Park and the fight against the Pasadena Freeway.

Interviewer: Broide, Barbara

Portuguese Bend Landslide

Box 9, Folder 8

The Portuguese Bend landslide.

Interviewer: Levy, Ross

Postal Workers, Los Angeles

Box 4, Folder 9

Postal workers in Los Angeles.

Interviewer: Rose, Howard

Ramona Convent

Box 6, Folder 9

Ramona Convent.

Interviewer: Currier, Michael

Redondo Beach

Box 8, Folder 11

Redondo Beach: one family's loss.

Interviewer: Graetz, Carolyn Kelly


Box 5, Folder 19

Reseda. A small town - Los Angeles style.

Interviewer: Bridgers, Patrica

Restaurant Supply, Los Angeles

Box 6, Folder 4

The restaurant supply business in Los Angeles. A study in success.

Interviewer: Knell, Gary, and, Perlman, Harlan

Restaurants, Los Angeles

Box 1, Folder 6

Eating our way through old Los Angeles.

Interviewer: Kretzer, Marilyn, and, Maddox, Irene

Riots, Los Angeles

Box 4, Folder 31

The Zoot Suit riots.

Interviewer: Drolet, Kevin

Riots, Los Angeles

Box 4, Folder 29

The East Los Angeles riot of August 29, 1970.

Interviewer: Gamboa, Victor

Roybal, Edward

Box 6, Folder 26

The election of a Mexican-American, Edward Roybal, to the Los Angeles City Council in 1949.

Interviewer: Alvarado, Norma

Russians, Los Angeles

Box 6, Folder 15

The Russian Molokan community in Los Angeles.

Interviewer: Flores, Theresa

Saint Peter's Church

Box 4, Folder 26

Saint Peter's Church and cultural center, and the early Italian community in Los Angeles.

Interviewer: Weeks, Tina

Samoans, Los Angeles

Box 2, Folder 6

The Samoan community of Los Angeles. Paradise misplaced.

Interviewer: Griffin, Patricia, and, Griffin, Margaret

Santa Marta Hospital

Box 6, Folder 19

Santa Marta Hospital.

Interviewer: Duarte, Maria

Santa Monica Pier

Box 3, Folder 12

The Santa Monica Pier.

Interviewer: Kettner, Bette

Screen Actors Guild

Box 5, Folder 13

The formation of the Screen Actors Guild.

Interviewer: Golad, Esther

Sephardic Jews, Los Angeles

Box 2, Folder 1

The Sephardic Jewish community from Rhodes living in Los Angeles.

Interviewer: Shapiro, Daniel

Sherman High School

Box 2, Folder 9

Sherman High School for American Indians.

Interviewer: Martinez, Viola

Simons Plant, Montebello

Box 4, Folder 13

The Mexican brickyard workers of the Simons Plant in Montebello.

Interviewer: Ramirez, Sharon

Singles, Los Angeles

Box 1, Folder 11

The single's view of Los Angeles.

Interviewer: Mittleman, Leah

Sterilization, Los Angeles

Box 6, Folder 10

Sterilizaton abuse in Los Angeles, 1968-74.

Interviewer: Freeman, Debbie

Swedes in Los Angeles

Box 8, Folder 4

The Swedish folkdance club of Los Angeles and its role in the Swedish community.

Interviewer: Aimaq, Ariane

Taxi-Dancing, Los Angeles

Box 3, Folder 2

Taxi-dancing in Los Angeles. Are you lonely tonight?

Interviewer: Metzgar, Marc

Theater, Santa Monica

Box 1, Folder 24

Community theater in sunny Santa Monica (oral history).

Interviewer: Balch, Maryl

Tile Setters' Union, Los Angeles

Box 5, Folder 14

The development of the Tile Setters' Union in Los Angeles.

Interviewer: Clauson, David

Union Station, Los Angeles

Box 6, Folder 3

Union Station turns forty: a quintessentially California building faces middle age.

Interviewer: Dryden, Lanny

University High School

Box 5, Folder 24

Univesity High School. The springs of El Berrando.

Interviewer: Allen, Jean

University of California, Los Angeles - Housing

Box 8, Folder 6

The history of on-campus housing at UCLA: a compilation of the people and events that led to the current housing situation.

Interviewer: Rathbone, Tod

Van Nuys Boulevard

Box 5, Folder 1

Cruise night on Van Nuys Boulevard.

Interviewer: Quant, Mario

Venice, California

Box 5, Folder 22

Venice, California.

Interviewer: Shorba, Ann

Veteran's Administration Hospital, Brentwood

Box 3, Folder 10

The Veteran's Administration Hospital in Brentwood.

Interviewer: Butler, Michael

West Los Angeles

Box 4, Folder 15

Childhood memories of westside Los Angeles, 1945-1955.

Interviewer: Craig, Elaine

Wilshire Boulevard Temple

Box 6, Folder 28

A history of the Wilshire Boulevard Temple and its congregation.

Interviewer: Bell, Wayne, and, Lieb, Robert

Wilshire Ebell Theatre

Box 5, Folder 27

The Wilshire Ebell Theatre and the Ebell Women's Club.

Interviewer: Kanowsky, Dolores

Winemaking, Cucamonga

Box 6, Folder 6

The Italian winemakers of Cucamonga.

Interviewer: Skonieczki, Nancy

World War II

Box 8, Folder 1

The Hollywood Canteen.

Interviewer: Klevatt, Steven

Wright, Frank Lloyd

Box 4, Folder 21

Frank Lloyd Wright's creations in Los Angeles.

Interviewer: Kane, Paula

Yugoslavs, San Pedro and Los Angeles

Box 2, Folder 2

The Yugoslav population in San Pedro and Los Angeles.

Interviewer: Rosen, Jane DomJanovich