Oral Histories

Interview of Gloria Molina

First Latina elected to and the third person of Mexican ancestry to serve on the Los Angeles City Council from 1987 to 1991. California assembly member from 1982 to 1987 and 1st district Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors member from 1991 to 2014.
Gloria Molina
California State Archives State Government Oral History Program
Politics and Government
Vasquez, Carlos
Molina, Gloria
Persons Present:
Molina and Vasquez.
Place Conducted:
Molina'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:
Vasquez checked the verbatim manuscript of the interview against the original tape recordings, edited for punctuation, paragraphing, and spellings, and verified proper names. Insertions by the editors are bracketed. David P. Gist, editor, wrote the biographical summary. Vasquez prepared the table of contents and interview history.
9.75 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.