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Pictures From Our Last Meeting

Here are a few pictures from our last APH Regional meeting, courtesy of the lovely Jane Shafron (


Guest speaker Bob Dickman ( talking to the groupSusan Kitchens, Pamela Dreyfuss



Marcia Orland, Alison Grosfield, Libby Atwater


Cas Hyman hosted the meeting at his house.

Group photo


Our Recent Meeting and Chicana Power

We had a great regional meeting last Saturday at Cas’ house (thanks, Cas!)–there was good attendance, an interesting guest speaker and a lot of productive discussions. It was so nice to be able to catch up with everyone before the hustle and bustle of the APH conference in October. Meeting minutes will follow soon.

This is just a bit last minute, but I wanted to let you know that oral historian Maylei Blackwell will be signing her interesting new book ¡Chicana Power! Contested Histories of Feminism in the Chicano Movement in my neck of the woods tomorrow, Thursday, Sept. 22, from 6-7:30 pm at the Long Beach Historical Society (4260 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach 90807). The book is the culmination of 15 years of oral research. Light refreshments will be served, and the event is co-sponsored by the Southwest Oral History Association. More Info

Jackie Kennedy Tapes

Tomorrow night at 6 pm, ABC is airing previously unreleased interviews (she made more than 8 hours of audio recordings with historian Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr) with Jackie Kennedy. She expounds on her life in the White House, her family, and even her husband’s death. The complete, unedited recordings will be released on September 14 with the publication of Jacqueline Kennedy: Historic Conversations on Life with John F. Kennedy.

Kind of reminiscent of Mark Twain and the 100 year break he wanted between his death and the publication of his autobiography. It also puts personal history in the spotlight again–always a good thing!

Hope to see you at our next meeting this Saturday at 1:30 pm.

What Do You Want Out of So Cal APH?

Are you interested in being as active as the Oregon and Utah APH regions? Oregon and Utah meet at least four times a year and work on personal history projects that promote community involvement.

Are you interested in more frequent meet ups? In addition to meetings, we could have more informal get-togethers to discuss projects, bounce ideas off each other, and socialize (i.e., grab a bite to eat, have a storytelling hour, watch a movie, etc.).

More importantly, how active would you like to be?


Thank you for visiting the Southern California Chapter of the Association of Personal Historians!

Learn more about our chapter, find out what we’re up to, and how to get involved. We’d love to see you at our next meeting or event.