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The Resource Oral history interview with Ralph C. Dills ..., by Carlos Vásquez

Oral history interview with Ralph C. Dills ..., by Carlos Vásquez

Label
Oral history interview with Ralph C. Dills ..., 1989
Title
Oral history interview with Ralph C. Dills ...
Statement of responsibility
by Carlos Vásquez
Inclusive dates
1989
Creator
Contributor
Interviewee
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Dills discusses his background, education, early political involvement in the EPIC movement and in the Democratic party, tenure as a municipal court judge particularly during the Watts rebellion in 1965, and provides considerable information on his chief legislative interests and accomplishments while serving initially as a California state assemblyman and then as a California State Senator
Additional physical form
Audiotape recording available in the California State Archives.
Biographical or historical data
Ralph C. Dills, a native of Texas and at the time (1939) of his successful candidacy for a seat representing the Sixty-ninth Assembly District a public school teacher, has served as assemblyman (1929-1949), justice of the peace and municipal judge (1949-1966), and state senator (1967-1990). His brother, Clayton A. Dills, served in the California State Assembly from 1943 to 1966. Ralph Dills's principal legislative interest has been to protect, preserve, and expand California's public education system. His legislation has included bills to create such institutions as El Camino Community College and California State University, Long Beach. He and other Los Angeles County legislators also created the foundation for a School of Law at the University of California, Los Angeles. In addition to sponsoring numerous bills contributing to teacher collective bargaining and retirement systems, he authored landmark bills addressing waste management and promoting California tourism.
Cataloging source
CSA
Form designation
oral history transcript
Location of originals duplicates
  • The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
  • California State University, Sacramento. Library. University Archives.
  • California State University, Fullerton. Library. Oral History Program.
  • Honold Library for the Associated Colleges, Claremont, California.
  • University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Dept. of Special Collections.
Label
Oral history interview with Ralph C. Dills ..., by Carlos Vásquez
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Transcript of a 10.75-hour interview conducted under the auspices of the Dept. of Special Collections, UCLA, and the California State Archives, State Government Oral History Program
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
iii, 470 leaves, bound
System control number
  • (OCoLC)28902794
  • ucoclc28902794
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 Ralph C. Dills ..., by Carlos Vásquez
Publication
Note
Transcript of a 10.75-hour interview conducted under the auspices of the Dept. of Special Collections, UCLA, and the California State Archives, State Government Oral History Program
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
iii, 470 leaves, bound
System control number
  • (OCoLC)28902794
  • ucoclc28902794
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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