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The Resource Oral history interview with Diane E. Watson : California state senator, 1975-1998, by Susan Douglass Yates

Oral history interview with Diane E. Watson : California state senator, 1975-1998, by Susan Douglass Yates

Label
Oral history interview with Diane E. Watson : California state senator, 1975-1998, 1999
Title
Oral history interview with Diane E. Watson
Title remainder
California state senator, 1975-1998
Statement of responsibility
by Susan Douglass Yates
Inclusive dates
1999
Creator
Contributor
Interviewee
Interviewer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Watson discusses her family background, her childhood in Los Angeles, Calif., her unsuccessful bid for a seat on the LA Board of Education in 1973 and the LA Board of Supervisors in 1993, her successful bid for a seat on the board in 1974 and the state senate, the effort to desegregate LA's schools, campainging, carrying legislation, chairing the Committee on Health and Human Services, the Commission on the Status of Women, the Women's Caucus, the Black Caucus, leadership in the senate, and the state budget. The interview covers the years 1933 to 1998
Additional physical form
Audiotape recording available in the California State Archives.
Biographical or historical data
Diane E. Watson became the first elected African American woman to serve on the Los Angeles Board of Education in 1975. From 1978 to 1982, she represented the 30th Senate District, from 1982 to 1992, the 28th Senate District and from 1992-1998, the 26th Senate District. At the time of her election in 1978, she was the second woman and the first African American woman to serve in the state senate. During her tenure in the senate she chaired the Committee on Health and Human Services from 1981 to 1998. She was also a member of the state Commission on the Status of Women, chair of the California Legislative Black Caucus, and a founder and president of the National Organization of Black Elected Legislators/Women.
Cataloging source
CLU
Form designation
oral history transcript
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Location of originals duplicates
  • The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
  • California State University, Fullerton. Library. Oral History Program.
  • California State University, Sacramento. Library. University Archives.
  • Honnold Library for the Associated Colleges, Claremont, Calif.
  • University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Dept. of Special Collections.
Label
Oral history interview with Diane E. Watson : California state senator, 1975-1998, by Susan Douglass Yates
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Transcript of a 10-hour interview completed under the auspices of Oral History Program, UCLA and the California State Archives, State Government Oral History Program
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
2 v. (iii, 428 leaves), bound
System control number
  • (OCoLC)46468165
  • ucoclc46468165
Terms governing use
Copyright to all program materials is assigned by the interviewee to both the Secretary of State, California State Archives, and the program's cooperating institutions. Copies of interview transcripts can be procured from the State Archives and cooperating institutions. Tape copies are not made for sale or for distribution outside the program.
Label
Oral history interview with Diane E. Watson : California state senator, 1975-1998, by Susan Douglass Yates
Publication
Note
Transcript of a 10-hour interview completed under the auspices of Oral History Program, UCLA and the California State Archives, State Government Oral History Program
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
2 v. (iii, 428 leaves), bound
System control number
  • (OCoLC)46468165
  • ucoclc46468165
Terms governing use
Copyright to all program materials is assigned by the interviewee to both the Secretary of State, California State Archives, and the program's cooperating institutions. Copies of interview transcripts can be procured from the State Archives and cooperating institutions. Tape copies are not made for sale or for distribution outside the program.

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