Oral Histories

Interview of Edward A. Holden

Director of planning for the Los Angeles County Regional Planning Commission.
Subtitle:
Seven Decades of Planning and Development in the Los Angeles Region: Edward A. Holden
Series:
Seven Decades of Planning and Development in the Los Angeles Region
Topic:
Urban Planning and Land Use
Politics and Government
Urban Planning
Interviewer:
Murdoch, Norman
Interviewee:
Holden, Edward A.
Persons Present:
Holden and Murdoch.
Place Conducted:
Murdoch'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 Norman Murdoch, PE, AICP, MCP, Master of City and Regional Planning, UC Berkeley; planning consultant; director of the Los Angeles County Regional Planning Commission (retired); director of Development, City of St. Louis; chief planner, San Francisco Redevelopment Agency; board of directors, Los Angeles Headquarters Association; board of directors, Los Angeles Regional Planning History Group. Murdoch had known Edward Holden since 1975 as a fellow professional city planner and had worked with him on planning projects in the Los Angeles region. In his preparation for the interview, Murdoch relied on his own knowledge of the field and on documents provided by Holden.
Processing of Interview:
William Van Benschoten, editor, edited the interview. He checked the verbatim transcript of the interview against the original tape recordings, edited for punctuation, paragraphing, and spelling, and verified proper names. Words and phrases inserted by the editor have been bracketed. Holden reviewed the transcript. He verified proper names and made a number of corrections and additions. Van Benschoten prepared the table of contents, biographical summary, interview history, and index.
Length:
5.4 hrs.
Language:
English
Copyright:
Regents of the University of California, UCLA Library.
Series Statement:
Interviews in this series were initiated by the Los Angeles Regional Planning History Group to ensure the preservation of recollections of pioneer planners in both the public and private sectors in the Los Angeles region.