Oral Histories

Interview of Miriam Matthews

Los Angeles Public Library librarian. The first black librarian hired in California. Collector of African American material.
Oral History with Miriam Matthews
African American History
Kelley, Robin D. G.
Matthews, Miriam
Persons Present:
Matthews and Kelley.
Place Conducted:
Matthews'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 Robin D.G. Kelley. B.A., history, California State University, Long Beach; M.A., African history, UCLA; Ph.D., United States history, UCLA.
Processing of Interview:
David P. Gist, audit 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. Charles Matthews, nephew of Miriam Matthews, reviewed the transcript. He verified proper names and made a number of corrections and additions. Jane Collings, principal editor, prepared the table of contents. Victoria Simmons, editor, assembled the biographical summary and interview history, and compiled the index.
9.85 hrs.
Regents of the University of California, UCLA Library.