Guide to the Southern California Journalism Oral History Project Collection, 1949-2011

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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Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge.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).

Collection Contents

 

Series I: Audio Recordings, 1978-1986

 

Subseries A: Digital Files, 1978-1986

Digital Box 1, Folder 1

Atwood, Brand, 1984 October 14

Digital Box 1, Folder 2

Bane, Don, 1978 May 5

Digital Box 1, Folder 3

Banks, Adelyn, 1978 October 19

Digital Box 1, Folder 4

Barber, Carter, 1981 March 12-13

Digital Box 1, Folder 5

Beck, Roger, 1984 October 10

Digital Box 1, Folder 6

Beebe, Bill, 1984 November 29

Digital Box 1, Folder 7

Bergholtz, Richard, 1984 October 31

Digital Box 1, Folder 8

Bickmore, Nadine Mason, 1978 May 5

Digital Box 1, Folder 9

Boynoff, Sara, 1979 March 27

Digital Box 1, Folder 10

Brown, Cecil B., 1980 October 9

Digital Box 1, Folder 11

Burk, Margaret Tante, 1981 February 28

Digital Box 1, Folder 12

Chappelle, Charles, 1978 May 9

Digital Box 1, Folder 13

Chappelle, Charles and Phil Garrison

Digital Box 1, Folder 14

Clarke, Cyril J. (Jack), 1980 December 10

Digital Box 1, Folder 15

Clarke, Lois Thrasher, 1980 December 10

Digital Box 1, Folder 16

Coonradt, Frederic, 1979 April 30

Digital Box 1, Folder 17

Corneal, George, 1983 October 1

Digital Box 1, Folder 18

Crago, William, 1983 October 8

Digital Box 1, Folder 19

Dare, Kenneth, 1981 October 21

Digital Box 1, Folder 20

Dektar, Cliff, 1984 November 28

Digital Box 1, Folder 21

Fowler, Larry, 1978 April 10

Digital Box 1, Folder 22

Fox, Jack, 1980 March 14

Digital Box 1, Folder 23

Garrison, Phil, 1980 May 14

Digital Box 1, Folder 24

Gripenwalt, Raoul, 1978 May 10-11

Digital Box 1, Folder 25

Gunderson, Judd, 1981 December 15

Digital Box 1, Folder 26

Haas, Lou, 1980 February 27

Digital Box 1, Folder 27

Haverlin, Carl, 1978 May 18

Digital Box 1, Folder 28

Hendrickson, Joe

Digital Box 1, Folder 29

Hereford, Peggy G., 1982 April 16

Digital Box 1, Folder 30

Hermann, Cleve, 1979 October 1

Digital Box 1, Folder 31

Hill, Gladwin, 1983 December 12

Digital Box 1, Folder 32

Hubenthal, Karl, 1982 December 8

Digital Box 1, Folder 33

Jenkins, Essex, 1979 December 15

Digital Box 1, Folder 34

Kahn, Alex, 1984 January 31

Digital Box 1, Folder 35

Keropian, Haig, 1981 June 8

Digital Box 1, Folder 36

Koken, Pete, 1981

Digital Box 1, Folder 37

Krauch, Herb

Digital Box 1, Folder 38

Larson, Louise Lelung, 1983 November 29

Digital Box 1, Folder 39

Lintner, James, 1978 April 29

Digital Box 1, Folder 40

Louie, Edwin C., 1984 December 3

Digital Box 1, Folder 41

Mendenhall, Ferdinand, September 1979

Digital Box 1, Folder 42

Miles, Marvin, 1982 October 20

Digital Box 1, Folder 43

Nazarian, Charles R., 1983 November 18

Digital Box 1, Folder 44

Newhall, Scott, 1984 October 9

Digital Box 1, Folder 45

Osborne, Henry Durant (Hank), 1981 October 27

Digital Box 1, Folder 46

Osborne, Henry Durant (Hank), 1982 March 5

Digital Box 1, Folder 47

Partch, Virgil, 1983 December 22

Digital Box 1, Folder 48

Ring, Frances, 1986 October 15

Digital Box 1, Folder 49

Roberts, Clete, 1983 October 7

Digital Box 1, Folder 50

Rothman, Marcella (Marcie) Elias, 1978 May 7

Digital Box 1, Folder 51

Samuels, Ralph

Digital Box 1, Folder 52

Scott, Durwood, 1981 May 15

Digital Box 1, Folder 53

Shafer, Bob, 1981

Digital Box 1, Folder 54

Sharkey, Larry, 1979 March 7

Digital Box 1, Folder 55

Smith, David (Migue) F., 1982 April 30

Digital Box 1, Folder 56

Smith, Jack, 1979 October 31

Digital Box 1, Folder 57

Smith, Roy D., 1979 March 21

Digital Box 1, Folder 58

Stout, Bill, 1980 April 3

Digital Box 1, Folder 59

Straszer, George (Mike), 1984 November 18

Digital Box 1, Folder 60

Swenson, Carl, 1981 December 9

Digital Box 1, Folder 61

Thorne, Will, March 1980

Digital Box 1, Folder 62

Timmer, Jack, 1979 May 15

Digital Box 1, Folder 63

Turpin, Dick, 1980 April 10

Digital Box 1, Folder 64

Vlach, Florence

Digital Box 1, Folder 65

Weaver, John D., 1986 November 11

Digital Box 1, Folder 66

Weeks, Paul, 1979 October 5

Digital Box 1, Folder 67

Welsh, Bill, 1981 April 28

Digital Box 1, Folder 68

Williams, Howard, 1980 December 4

Digital Box 1, Folder 69

Williams, Nick B., 1982 March 12

Digital Box 1, Folder 70

Work, Telford, 1981 April 5

Digital Box 1, Folder 71

Zimmerman, Paul B., August 1982

 

Subseries B: Audiocassettes

Box 2, Item 1

Underwood, Agness M.

 

Series II: Transcripts, 2011

Box 3, Item 1

Atwood, Brand

Box 3, Item 2

Bane, Don

Box 3, Item 3

Banks, Adelyn

Box 3, Item 4

Barber, Carter

Box 3, Item 5

Beck, Roger

Box 3, Item 6

Beebe, Bill

Box 3, Item 7

Bergholtz, Richard

Box 3, Item 8

Bickmore, Nadine Mason

Box 3, Item 9

Boynoff, Sara

Box 3, Item 10

Brown, Cecil B.

Box 3, Item 11

Burk, Margaret Tante

Box 3, Item 12

Chappelle, Charles

Box 3, Item 13

Chappelle, Charles and Phil Garrison

Box 3, Item 14

Clarke, Cyril J. (Jack)

Box 3, Item 15

Clarke, Lois Thrasher

Box 3, Item 16

Coonradt, Frederic

Box 3, Item 17

Corneal, George

Box 3, Item 18

Crago, William

Box 3, Item 19

Dare, Kenneth

Box 3, Item 20

Dektar, Cliff

Box 3, Item 21

Fowler, Larry

Box 3, Item 22

Fox, Jack

Box 3, Item 23

Garrison, Phil

Box 3, Item 24

Gripenwalt, Raoul

Box 3, Item 25

Gunderson, Judd

Box 3, Item 26

Haas, Lou

Box 3, Item 27

Haverlin, Carl

Box 3, Item 28

Hendrickson, Joe

Box 4, Item 1

Hereford, Peggy G.

Box 4, Item 2

Hermann, Cleve

Box 4, Item 3

Hill, Gladwin

Box 4, Item 4

Hubenthal, Karl

Box 4, Item 5

Jenkins, Essex

Box 4, Item 6

Kahn, Alex

Box 4, Item 7

Keropian, Haig

Box 4, Item 8

Koken, Pete

Box 4, Item 9

Krauch, Herb

Box 4, Item 10

Larson, Louise Lelung

Box 4, Item 11

Lev, Yehuda

Box 4, Item 12

Linter, James

Box 4, Item 13

Louie, Edwin C.

Box 4, Item 14

Mendenhall, Ferdinand

Box 4, Item 15

Miles, Marvin

Box 4, Item 16

Nazarian, Charles R.

Box 4, Item 17

Newhall, Scott

Box 4, Item 18

Osborne, Henry Durant (Hank)

Box 4, Item 19

Osborne, Henry Durant (Hank)

Box 4, Item 20

Partch, Virgil

Box 4, Item 21

Ring, Frances

Box 4, Item 22

Roberts, Clete

Box 4, Item 23

Rothman, Marcella (Marcie) Elias

Box 4, Item 24

Samuels, Ralph

Box 5, Item 1

Scott, Durwood

Box 5, Item 2

Shafer, Robert

Box 5, Item 3

Sharkey, Irene Raddon

Box 5, Item 4

Sharkey, Larry

Box 5, Item 5

Smith, David (Mique) F.

Box 5, Item 6

Smith, Jack

Box 5, Item 7

Smith, Roy D.

Box 5, Item 8

Stout, Bill

Box 5, Item 9

Straszer, George (Mike)

Box 5, Item 10

Swenson, Carl

Box 5, Item 11

Thorne, Will

Box 5, Item 12

Timmer, Jack

Box 5, Item 13

Turpin, Dick

Box 5, Item 14

Underwood, Agness M.

Box 5, Item 15

Vlach, Florence

Box 5, Item 16

Weaver, John D.

Box 5, Item 17

Weeks, Paul

Box 5, Item 18

Welsh, Bill

Box 5, Item 19

Williams, Howard

Box 5, Item 20

Williams, Nick B.

Box 5, Item 21

Work, Telford

Box 5, Item 22

Zimmerman, Paul B.

 

Series III: Photographs, 1949-1977

 

Subseries A: Ralph Samuels, 1960-ca. 1969

Box 6, Folder 1

Alaska - Earthquake, 1964

Box 6, Folder 2

Democratic National Convention, 1960

Box 6, Folder 3

Education

Box 6, Folder 4

Los Angeles Zoo Opening, 1966

Box 6, Folder 5

Presidential Campaign, 1960

Box 6, Folder 6

Victory Boulevard - Sandblasting

Box 6, Folder 7

Vietnam Protest

 

Subseries B: David F. Smith, 1949-1977

Box 6, Folder 8

Atomic Bomb Testing, 1953

Box 6, Folder 9

Celebrities, 1949-1977

Box 6, Folder 10

F49 Lockheed Starfire Test Alert Flight, ca. 1950-ca. 1959

Box 6, Folder 11

Jayne Mansfield and Family, 1957-ca. 1962

Box 6, Folder 12

Movie Sets, 1959-1966

Box 6, Folder 13

Political Figures, 1968-1976

Box 6, Folder 14

Space Shuttle Enterprise - Testing, 1977

Box 6, Folder 15

Sports, 1975