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Guide to the Southern California Journalism Oral History Project Collection, 1949-2011
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  • Overview of the Collection
  • Historical Note:
  • Access Terms
  • Administrative Information
  • Arrangement of Materials:
  • Scope and Contents

  • Overview of the Collection

    Collection Title: Southern California Journalism Oral History Project Collection
    Identification: URB/SCJOH
    Dates: 1949-2011
    Bulk Dates: 1978-1986
    Creator: Delmar T. Oviatt Library
    Physical Description: 1.55 linear feet.
    Alternate Extent Statement: 57.9 GB Digital Audio
    Language of Materials: English
    Repository: Special Collections & Archives
    Abstract: The Southern California Journalism Oral History Collection began in the mid-1970s at CSUN as an effort to obtain and preserve the day-to-day experiences of working journalists, particularly people who were not likely to write books about, or maintain extensive diaries or other records of their careers.

    Historical Note:

    The Oviatt Library created this collection of materials for study and research.

    Access Terms

    This collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

    Genre/Form of Material:

    Audio recordings
    Paper records

    Administrative Information

    Processing Information:

    Jessica Geiser, 2014

    Conditions Governing Use:

    Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge. Copyright status for other materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

    Conditions Governing Access:

    The collection is open for research use.

    Electronic Format:

    Digital reproductions of selected items in this collection are available electronically as a part of the San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.  For more information please see https://digital-library.csun.edu/.  

    Preferred Citation:

    For information about citing items in this collection consult the appropriate style manual, or see the Citing Archival Materials  guide.

    Arrangement of Materials:

    Series I: Audio Recordings, 1978-1986
        Subseries A: Digital Files, 1978-1986
        Subseries B: Audiocassettes
    Series II: Transcripts, 2011
    Series III: Photographs, 1949-1977
        Subseries A: Ralph Samuels, 1960-ca. 1969
        Subseries B: David F. Smith, 1949-1977

    Scope and Contents

    The Southern California Journalism Oral History Project Collection began in the mid-1970s at CSUN as an effort to obtain and preserve the day-to-day experiences of working journalists, particularly people who were not likely to write books about, or maintain extensive diaries or other records of their careers.
    The collection is divided into three series: Audio Recordings (1978-1986), Transcripts (2011), and Photographs (1949-1977).
    Series I, Audio Recordings, is divided into two subseries: Digital Files (1978-1986), and Audiocassettes.
    Series II, Transcripts, consists of typed transcripts of every interview, with some folders containing related news articles as well.
    Series III, Photographs, consists of photographs taken by two interviewees, and is divided by photographer into two subseries, Ralph Samuels (1960-ca. 1969) and David F. Smith (1949-1977).