Oral Histories

Interview of Miguel F. Garcia II

Staff and senior attorney for the Los Angeles Center for Law and Justice from 1973 to 1975. Helped establish legal precedents for victims' rights to restitution and for discovery rights in police abuse cases.
Subtitle:
Miguel F. Garcia II
Series:
California State Archives State Government Oral History Program
Topic:
Politics and Government
Interviewer:
Vasquez, Carlos
Interviewee:
Garcia, Miguel F. II
Persons Present:
Garcia and Vasquez.
Place Conducted:
Garcia'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 Carlos Vasquez, Director, UCLA State Government Interview Series, UCLA Oral History Program; B.A., Political Science, UCLA; M.A., Political Science, Stanford University; Ph.D. candidate, History, UCLA. There exist no private papers which the interviewer was able to consult for this interview.
Processing of Interview:
Carlos Vasquez checked the verbatim manuscript of the interview against the original tape recordings, and with editor David Gist edited for punctuation, paragraphing, and spellings, and verified proper names. Insertions by the editors are bracketed. The interviewer also prepared the introductory materials. Garcia reviewed the edited transcript and returned it with only minor corrections.
Length:
3.5 hrs.
Language:
English
Copyright:
CSA
Series Statement:
Interviews in this series were undertaken by the UCLA Oral History Program under the auspices of the California State Archives and in conjunction with the California State University, Fullerton, Oral History Program; California State University, Sacramento, Center for California Studies Oral History Program; Claremont Graduate School Oral History Program; and the University of California, Berkeley, Regional Oral History Office. Funds were allocated to the state archives after Governor George Deukmejian signed into law Assembly Bill 2104 (Chapter 965 of the Statutes of 1985), establishing a state government oral history program "to provide through the use of oral history a continuing documentation of state policy development as reflected in California's legislative and executive history." All interviews in the series are available at the California State Archives in Sacramento.