Oral History Center - UC Berkeley Library

Willa K. Baum: Conversations with Willa Baum, Director of the Regional Oral History Office, UC Berkeley, 1958-2000

Interviewee(s):
Baum, Willa K.
Interviewer(s):
Chall, Malca
LaBerge, Germaine
Morris, Gabrielle
Swent, Eleanor
Title:
Willa K. Baum: Conversations with Willa Baum, Director of the Regional Oral History Office, UC Berkeley, 1958-2000
Abstract:
Willa Klug Baum was present at the founding of the Regional Oral History Office in 1954 and served as its first director for forty-three years, from 1958 until her retirement in August 2000. Under her leadership, ROHO became a special research unit of The Bancroft Library, and she became an internationally recognized figure in the field of oral history. In 2000 Willa Baum was awarded the Berkeley Citation by Chancellor Berdahl for excellence in her field and for contributions to UC Berkeley “manifestly above and beyond the call of duty.”
Subject area(s):
Education and University of California
Arts and Letters
Interview date(s):
2004 2005
Project:
Education and University of California - Individual Interviews
Oskicat record:
b20761286
Rights:
Baum, Willa K. "Willa K. Baum: Conversations with Willa Baum, Director of the Regional Oral History Office, UC Berkeley, 1958-2000." Interview by Malca Chall, Germaine LaBerge, Gabrielle Morris and Eleanor Swent in 2004 and 2005. Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 2006.