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The Resource Oral history interview with James R. Wrightson ..., by Carlos Vásquez

Oral history interview with James R. Wrightson ..., by Carlos Vásquez

Label
Oral history interview with James R. Wrightson ..., 1988
Title
Oral history interview with James R. Wrightson ...
Statement of responsibility
by Carlos Vásquez
Inclusive dates
1988
Creator
Contributor
Interviewee
Interviewer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Wrightson discusses his family and educational background in Maryland, service in the Civil Public Service camps as a conscientious objector during World War II, post-war work with the National Farm Labor Union, working on various California newspapers before moving to the Fresno Bee to cover the state legislature at Sacramento, and makes observations about the Sacramento press corps, effective legislators, influential lobbyists, and the impact of print and nonprint media on politicians, lobbyists, and state government
Additional physical form
Audiotape recording available.
Biographical or historical data
James R. Wrightson began his professional journalism career in 1948 by going to work for the Altadenan, a small community newspaper in Altadena, California. From 1950 to 1952 he wrote for the Delano Record, then moved to the Taft Midway Driller and the Tulare Advance Register before beginning, in 1955, with the Fresno Bee. As the Bee's Sacramento correspondent, he covered the state legislature until 1966, when he became the Los Angeles correspondent for the Sacramento Bee. In 1971 he became associate editor of the Sacramento Bee, and in 1982 opened that newspaper's Los Angeles Bureau. He retired from full-time journalism in 1985.
Cataloging source
CLU
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 James R. Wrightson ..., by Carlos Vásquez
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Transcript of a five-and-three-quarters-hour interview completed under the auspices of the Oral History Program, University of California, Los Angeles and the California State Archives, State Government Oral History Program
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
iii, 249 leaves, bound
System control number
  • (OCoLC)23117692
  • ucoclc23117692
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 James R. Wrightson ..., by Carlos Vásquez
Publication
Note
Transcript of a five-and-three-quarters-hour interview completed under the auspices of the Oral History Program, University of California, Los Angeles and the California State Archives, State Government Oral History Program
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
iii, 249 leaves, bound
System control number
  • (OCoLC)23117692
  • ucoclc23117692
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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