Willa K. Baum: Conversations with Willa Baum, Director of the Regional Oral History Office, UC Berkeley, 1958-2000
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.”
Education and University of California Arts and Letters
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.