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The Resource Oral history interview with William Campbell Below ..., by Phillip L. Gianos

Oral history interview with William Campbell Below ..., by Phillip L. Gianos

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Oral history interview with William Campbell Below ..., 1990
Title
Oral history interview with William Campbell Below ...
Statement of responsibility
by Phillip L. Gianos
Inclusive dates
1990
Creator
Contributor
Interviewee
Interviewer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Below discusses the assembly reapportionment plan for the 1965 redistricting, the creative role of a technician in drawing districts, development and use of computer programs, and direct mail techniques. Discusses relationships with Jesse Unruh, Phillip Burton, and Michael Berman
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Audiotape recording available.
Biographical or historical data
William C. Below was born in Chicago, in 1935, and graduated in 1955 from the California Institute of Technology, and in 1958 from UCLA. He began his career in electrical engineering, first at Hughes Aircraft and then at Librascope General Precision, Glendale. Below was appointed to the California State Assembly, Committee on Elections and Reapportionment as a Population Data Analyst to work with the 1965 reapportionment. In 1968, Below resigned from the Assembly and went into private business. Below has been a partner in more than one computer processing company since 1967, developing computer programs and direct mailing techniques for political campaigns.
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 William Campbell Below ..., by Phillip L. Gianos
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Publication
Note
  • "A history of reapportionment in California."
  • Transcript of a four-and-a-half hour interview completed under the auspices of the Oral History Program, History Dept., California State University, Fullerton and the California State Archives, State Government Oral History Program
  • Volume includes name index
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
ii, 120 leaves, bound
System control number
  • (OCoLC)25956739
  • ucoclc25956739
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 William Campbell Below ..., by Phillip L. Gianos
Publication
Note
  • "A history of reapportionment in California."
  • Transcript of a four-and-a-half hour interview completed under the auspices of the Oral History Program, History Dept., California State University, Fullerton and the California State Archives, State Government Oral History Program
  • Volume includes name index
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
ii, 120 leaves, bound
System control number
  • (OCoLC)25956739
  • ucoclc25956739
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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