Oral Histories

Interview of Celes King III

Owner-administrator of King Bail Bond Agency and administrator for the Pepperdine University School of Business and Management.
Black Leadership in Los Angeles: Celes King III
Black Leadership in Los Angeles
African American History
Kelley, Robin D. G.
King, Celes III
Persons Present:
Tapes I-XIV: King and Tyler; Tape VII: King's friend C. A. "Bob" Barber sat in; Tapes XV-XVII: King and Kelley.
Place Conducted:
King's office in Los Angeles, California.
Supporting Documents:
Records relating to the interview are located in the office of the UCLA Library's Center for Oral History Research.
Interviewer Background and Preparation:
The interview was conducted by Bruce M. Tyler, UCLA Oral History Program; B.A., History, M.A., History, California State University, Long Beach; Ph.D., History, UCLA. Visiting Lecturer, California State University, Northridge. The interview was conducted by Robin D.G. Kelley, UCLA Oral History Program; B.A., History, California State University, Long Beach; M.A., History of Africa, UCLA. Member of the editorial board of Ufahamu.
Processing of Interview:
David P. Gist, assistant editor, edited the interview. He checked the verbatim transcript of the interview against the original tape recordings, edited for punctuation, paragraphing, and spelling, and verified proper names. Words and phrases inserted by the editor have been bracketed. In June 1986, the edited transcript was sent to King for review. He verified proper names but made no changes in the text and returned the manuscript in February 1987. King's wife, Anita Givens King, and Attorney Irving Andrews both assisted in the verification of unanswered queries. Teresa Barnett, editor, and Richard Martinez, editorial assistant, prepared the table of contents and biographical summary. Teresa Barnett, editor, prepared the index.
20 hrs.
Regents of the University of California, UCLA Library.
Series Statement:
Interviews in this series were made possible by support from the UCLA Center for African American Studies, Institute of American Cultures. This is the first of several Oral History Program series focusing on social, cultural, economic, and political aspects of African American citizens in the Los Angeles metropolitan area.