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The Resource Oral history interview with Madale L. Watson ..., by Enid H. Douglass

Oral history interview with Madale L. Watson ..., by Enid H. Douglass

Label
Oral history interview with Madale L. Watson ..., 1988
Title
Oral history interview with Madale L. Watson ...
Statement of responsibility
by Enid H. Douglass
Inclusive dates
1988
Creator
Contributor
Interviewee
Interviewer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Mrs. Watson discusses her work for James Harvey Brown's campaigns for the Fifty-sixth Assembly District, her appointment to the Democratic State Central Committee in 1950, and running unsuccessfully for the Fifty-eighth Assembly District in 1952. In addition to her political involvement Mrs. Watson is active in community affairs
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Additional physical form
Audiotape recording available in California State Archives.
Biographical or historical data
Madale L. Watson, born in 1911, attended Baldwin Park Elementary School and graduated from Covina High in 1929. While at Frank Wiggins Trade School, she married Richard H. Watson in March 1932. Mrs. Watson's interest in politics began with her father, who was Congressman Jerry Voorhis' field deputy for the Twelfth Congressional District between 1937 and 1946. During her long career in the Democratic Party, she was a founding board member of the California Democratic Council and has served on the Executive Board of the Democratic State Central Committee almost continuously since 1950, including service as State Vice Chairman. She was also Treasurer of the California Democratic Party, Southern Division from 1971 to 1977. Mrs. Watson continues to serve as an appointed public member of the Public Employees Retirement System Board of Administration since 1984.
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 Madale L. Watson ..., by Enid H. Douglass
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "California women and public policymaking."
  • Transcript of a nine-and-three-quarter-hours interview completed under the auspices of the Oral History Program, Claremont Graduate School and the California State Archives, State Government Oral History Program
Cumulative index finding aids
Volume includes name index.
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
iii, 343 leaves, bound
System control number
  • (OCoLC)214890995
  • ucoclc214890995
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 Madale L. Watson ..., by Enid H. Douglass
Publication
Note
  • "California women and public policymaking."
  • Transcript of a nine-and-three-quarter-hours interview completed under the auspices of the Oral History Program, Claremont Graduate School and the California State Archives, State Government Oral History Program
Cumulative index finding aids
Volume includes name index.
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
iii, 343 leaves, bound
System control number
  • (OCoLC)214890995
  • ucoclc214890995
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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