University of California – Los Angeles

Repository description: UCLA’s Center for Oral History Research collects oral history interviews related primarily to the history of Southern California and the Los Angeles metropolitan region.

Regulatory significance: These interviews are particularly relevant to local regulatory issues involving Los Angeles as well as broader regional efforts to regulate land use and environmental resources, particularly water. See the complete list of projects.

Relevant projects:
Water for Los Angeles and California Water Resources Development
Seven Decades of Planning and Development in the Los Angeles Region
Environmental Activism in Los Angeles

Digital access: Transcripts are available for many of the oral histories. Audio availability is more limited.

Physical access: Interview transcripts and recordings can be accessed in person at UCLA’s Charles E. Young Research Library Department of Special Collections. Transcripts, but no recordings, of interviews conducted before 2006 are also available in the Bancroft Library at the University of California, Berkeley.


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