Oral Histories

Interview of Harold H. Story

Secretary to Mayor Frank Shaw and member of the Socialist Party.
Memoirs of Harold H. Story
Interviews not in a series, part one
Politics and Government
Biographical Note:
Secretary to Mayor Frank Shaw and member of the Socialist Party.
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.