Oral Histories

Interview of Harold W. Horowitz

UCLA vice-chancellor of faculty relations and professor of law. Deputy general counsel for the McCone Commission, which investigated the causes of the 1965 Watts riot in Los Angeles, and founding member of the Western Center on Law and Poverty.
Oral History with Harold W. Horowitz
UCLA and University of California History
UCLA Faculty
UCLA Administration
Bahr, Diana Meyers
Horowitz, Harold W.
Persons Present:
Tape I: Horowitz, Adam Horowitz, and Bahr; Tapes II to V: Horowitz and Bahr.
Place Conducted:
Horowitz'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 Diana Bahr, B.A., journalism, San Jose State University, 1952; M.A., English, California State, Dominguez Hills, 1972; Ph.D., American Indian studies, UCLA, 1990. Bahr prepared for the interview by conducting background research in the files of the Chancellor of Communication Office, UCLA and in the Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA. Material consulted included publications by Dr. Horowitz, archives with files on Angela Y. Davis case, files on faculty relations issues for 1974-1990, files relating to the University Committee on Academic Personnel Records, files of the Regents' Special Committee on Constitutional Autonomy of the University of California, files with materials on the Voluntary Early Retirement Incentive Program, NAGPRA files, archives with material on the Governor's Commission on the Los Angeles Riots of 1965, material on the Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, D.C., and the Western Center on Law and Poverty, Los Angeles.
Processing of Interview:
Gail Ostergren, editorial assistant, edited the interview. She 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. Horowitz passed away before he was able to review the transcript. William Von Benschoten, editor, prepared the table of contents. Ostergren assembled the biographical summary and interview history. Laura Wyrick, editorial assistant, compiled the index.
6.9 hrs.
Regents of the University of California, UCLA Library.