Oral Histories

Interview of John E. Parker

Owner of Parker Industries, an agency that provided advertising, marketing, and public relations services as well as Torrence Nissan and Classic Imports, and KYXY Radio and United Television Broadcasting.
Entrepreneurs of the West: John E. Parker
Entrepreneurs of the West
Sargent, Alvan J.
Parker, John E.
Persons Present:
Parker and Sargent.
Place Conducted:
Parker's office in Solana Beach, 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 Alvan Sargent, Senior Director, Product Management, Brodia.com; B.S., Stanford University; M.B.A., John E. Anderson Graduate School of Management, UCLA. Sargent prepared for the interview by reviewing materials provided by Parker including a resume and information available at the Eugene and Maxine Rosenfeld Library at UCLA. Series interviewers' topics and questions were drawn from a uniform outline developed by the Price Center and Dr. Osborne.
Processing of Interview:
David Wood, 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. Parker reviewed the transcript. He verified proper names and made minor corrections and additions. Jane Collings, senior editor, prepared the table of contents. Wood, assembled the biographical summary and interview history. Daniel Ryan, editorial assistant, compiled the index.
6 hrs.
Regents of the University of California, UCLA Library.
Series Statement:
This series is a cooperative venture between the Oral History Program and the MBA Program in UCLA's John E. Anderson Graduate School of Management and has been further supported by the Price Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies.