Eastin, Delaine (OH 2023-01)
Oral History Interview with Hon. Delaine Eastin (PDF) (2021) Assembly Member, 1986-1994; Superintendent of Public Instruction, 1995-2003; Union City Council, 1980-1986.
Eastin talks about her upbringing, college years at UC Davis, Master’s at UC Santa Barbara, teaching politics at various community colleges, serving the city council in Union City, California, her decision to run for State Assembly in 1986, experiences in the California Legislative Women’s Caucus, becoming the first woman to serve as California’s Superintendent of Public Education, her decision to run for Governor, reflections on women in politics and the state of American politics today and shares what she remains most proud of.
Erwin, Thomas M. (OH 89–19)
Oral History Interview with Thomas M. Erwin (PDF) (1987). Assembly Member, 1943–1958.
This interview discusses southern California dairy farming and agricultural associations in the 1930s; Erwin's career in the state assembly, 1943–1955, including organization and leadership, with comments on fish and game, highways, land use, other contemporary issues; Richard Nixon, Goodwin Knight, Jesse Unruh, other political figures.
Summaries and Subject Index
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Subject list uses Library of Congress subject headings.