Oral Histories

Interview of Harold H. Story

Secretary to Mayor Frank Shaw and member of the Socialist Party.
Memoirs of Harold H. Story
Politics and Government
Dixon, Elizabeth I.
Story, Harold H.
Place Conducted:
Story's home 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 Elizabeth I. Dixon
Processing of Interview:
The tapescript was edited and indexed b Adelaide O. Tusler.
Regents of the University of California, UCLA Library.
Family background; Quaker influences; childhood in Iowa; move to Orange, California, and Los Angeles, 1901; schools in Los Angeles, San Dimas, and Glendale; descriptions of Los Angeles and Los Angeles County from 1901 to 1930; membership in Socialist Party, 1901; organizing activities for Socialist Party; jailed as conscientious objector, World War I; Eugene Debs; Job Harriman; Los Angeles Times bombing; McNamara brothers trial; education at Whittier College; employment in beet sugar factory; reporter for Tucson and Los Angeles newspapers; teaching in Hawaii, Oregon, and Los Angeles County; public relations work for Los Angeles Municipal Airport (known as Mines Field); Mayor Frank Shaw's field secretary; President Franklin D. Roosevelt's visits to Los Angeles; Shaw recalled, 1938; working for Mayor Fletcher Bowron; secretary of Los Angeles City Fire Commission.