Oral Histories

Interview of Augustus F. Hawkins (1988)

California assembly member from 1935 to 1963. Member of the U.S. House of Representatives in California from 1963 to 1991.
Augustus F. Hawkins
California State Archives State Government Oral History Program
Politics and Government
Biographical Note:
California assembly member from 1935 to 1963. Member of the U.S. House of Representatives in California from 1963 to 1991.
Vasquez, Carlos
Hawkins, Augustus F.
Persons Present:
Hawkins and Vasquez.
Place Conducted:
Hawkins'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. However, prior to the completion of this transcript, the Augustus Hawkins Papers (Collection #1642) had been donated to the UCLA Department of Special Collections.
Processing of Interview:
Vasquez checked the verbatim manuscript of the interview against the original tape recordings, edited for punctuation, paragraphing, and spellings, and with the interviewer verified proper names. Insertions by the editor are bracketed. Dale E. Treleven, director, UCLA Oral History Program, wrote the biographical summary. Hawkins reviewed the edited transcript and returned it with only minor corrections.Alex Cline, editor, prepared the table of contents and interview history.
4.75 hrs.
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.