Oral Histories

Hotel Hollywood, 1887, from the Map of Hollywood by H. H. Wilcox & Co. (Courtesy The Huntington Library)

Hotel Hollywood, 1887, from the Map of Hollywood by H. H. Wilcox & Co. (Courtesy The Huntington Library)

Education is a major theme in the LARPHG mission.  To facilitate active learning about planning in the Los Angeles region, LARPHG has completed a number of oral histories, which are  available at The Huntington Library.

Completed oral histories include:

  • General William J. Fox, Chief Engineer and Director of Planning (1923-1947) and County Engineer, Los Angeles County (1947-1955)
  • Milton Breivogel, Director of Planning, Los Angeles County (1953-1967)
  • Simon Eisner, planning consultant to many cities and counties in the Los Angeles region
  • Calvin Hamilton, Director of Planning, City of Los Angeles (1964-1986)
  • Edward Holden, planner with Los Angeles County and founding Director of the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG)