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Mercedes Eichholz oral history, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1999-2000, undated
OH 35
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Title:

Mercedes Eichholz oral history, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1999-2000, undated

Creator/Contributor:

Online Archive of California

Abstract:

Interviews with the second wife of Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas, including discussion of his life, her family and early years in Louisiana, work in Huey P. Long's administration, marriage to C. Girard Davidson (an official with the Bonneville Power Administration and Assistant Secretary of Interior in the Truman Administration), divorce and subsequent marriage to William O. Douglas, Helen Gahagan Douglas (California Congresswoman and wife of Melvyn Douglas), and other topics. Interviewer: David E. Russell, [1990?], 2000. Interviewee(s): Mercedes Eichholz, Charles Rick.. Transcript: For 2000 interviews only. Mercedes Eichholz, Mercedes Eichholz - A Life of Achievements (Santa Barbara: UCSB Oral History Program, date?) [header misspells Eichholz].. Asked DR 12/16/05 about copies for Main and Spec.; none listed in Pegasus as of 5/12/11. DER may not have finished this; ME mentioned something about unfinished nature at reception ca. 2009 and DER said something about ME not having vetted latest version of transcript, which she had had for some time. Ask DER. A copy of what looks like a finished oh, with title above, is located on oral history section of the S Drive (seen 3/11/13). Related materials: Gueydan, LA materials (ME is from there); newspaper and magazine articles; documents; two vhs tapes.

Date:

1987 (issued)

Note:

The collection is open for research.
Use governed by UCSB Special Collections policy.
Cite as: [Identification of item], Mercedes Eichholz oral history, OH 35. Department of Special Collections, UC Santa Barbara Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Physical Description:

1.0 linear feet

Language:

English

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Origin:

No place, unknown, or undetermined

Copyright Note:

The collection is open for research.
Use governed by UCSB Special Collections policy.