Oral Histories

Interview of Frank Cullen Sr.

Assistant legislative secretary for the Governor's Office from 1963 to 1966. Chief of staff for Governor Edmund G. Brown from 1967 to 1996.
California State Archives State Government Oral History Program: Interview with Frank Cullen Sr.
California State Archives State Government Oral History Program
Politics and Government
Yates, Susan Douglass
Cullen, Frank
Persons Present:
Cullen and Yates.
Place Conducted:
Cullen'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 Susan Douglass Yates, Senior Writer, UCLA Oral History Program; B.A., History, UC Santa Cruz; M.A., History, California State University, Sacramento. In preparing for the interview, Yates conducted research in periodicals and consulted interviews conducted by the University of California, Berkeley Regional Oral History Office for the Goodwin Knight-Edmund G. Brown Sr., Gubernatorial Eras, 1953-1966 oral history series as well as interviews conducted for the State Government Oral History Program. Cullen loaned Yates several files of material from his personal collection.
Processing of Interview:
Yates edited for punctuation, paragraphing, and spellings, verified proper names, and prepared the table of contents, biographical summary, and interview history. Cullen reviewed the edited transcript and returned it with only minor corrections.
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.