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The Resource Oral history interview with Herbert M. Baus ..., by Enid H. Douglass

Oral history interview with Herbert M. Baus ..., by Enid H. Douglass

Label
Oral history interview with Herbert M. Baus ..., 1990
Title
Oral history interview with Herbert M. Baus ...
Statement of responsibility
by Enid H. Douglass
Inclusive dates
1990
Creator
Contributor
Interviewee
Interviewer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Mr. Baus discusses his background, early work on political campaigns, especially those in Los Angeles City during the late forties and fifties. He describes the development of the firm Baus and Ross Co. and the way in which the two partners coordinated their work. He details the many ballot issue and candidate campaigns he consulted on locally, regionally, statewide, and nationally. Mr. Baus remarks on the political consulting profession and the changes in the manner in which campaigns are conducted
Additional physical form
Audiotape recording available in California State Archives.
Biographical or historical data
Herbert Baus graduated from University of California, Los Angeles (political science) in 1936. During college he worked on a variety of newspapers. He then served as publicity director of the L.A. Junior Chamber of Commerce, soon graduating to a position with the senior chamber. After service in the army during World War II, he decided to start his own public relations and political consulting business, the success of which was assisted by the many positive contacts he had developed while working for the Chamber of Commerce. He soon established a partnership with William B. Ross in Baus and Ross Campaigns, which later became Baus and Ross Company. This was one of the first political consulting firms in California and pioneered the use of polling, direct-mailings, and widespread media coverage. Mr. Baus retired from the company in the late 1960s but continued to engage in some political consulting work with Braun Campaigns.
Cataloging source
CSA
Form designation
oral history transcript
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 Herbert M. Baus ..., by Enid H. Douglass
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Transcript of a seven-and-three-quarters-hour interview completed under the auspices of the Regional Oral History Office, the Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley and the California State Archives, State Government Oral History Program
Cumulative index finding aids
Volume includes name index.
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
iv, 311 leaves, bound
Other physical details
port.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)24153546
  • ucoclc24153546
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. Tape copies are not made for sale or for distribution outside the program.
Label
Oral history interview with Herbert M. Baus ..., by Enid H. Douglass
Publication
Note
Transcript of a seven-and-three-quarters-hour interview completed under the auspices of the Regional Oral History Office, the Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley and the California State Archives, State Government Oral History Program
Cumulative index finding aids
Volume includes name index.
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
iv, 311 leaves, bound
Other physical details
port.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)24153546
  • ucoclc24153546
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. Tape copies are not made for sale or for distribution outside the program.

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