Kaye Briegel

Kaye Briegel

B.A., University of California, Los Angeles
Ph.D., University of Southern California
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Dr. Briegel continues to be co-director of the Virtual Oral/Aural History Archive.  The site has “migrated” to a new “platform.”   Currently she is working with Sherna Berger Gluck, VOAHA’s founder, to try and restore as many of its former functions as possible.

Recently she finished, “The Liquidation of Alamitos Land Company, 1988-2011;” the company printed it, along with my history of their first century, and deposited all of the records they had preserved since 1888 at the Huntington Library.

She still serves on the board of the Historical Society of Long Beach where she recently participated in assembling and curating an exhibit about the history of the local Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender communities.  Of course she coordinated the collection of oral history interviews, and conduced some, since written records are almost non-existent.  HSLB is collecting photos, documents, ephemera and other materials to create an archive to support future research on local LGBT history.

Finally, as she acknowledges the 50th anniversary of her graduation from Long Beach State College (BA, 1964), she continues her interest in the campus’ history, and how it relates to the development of Long Beach.



“The Liquidation of the Alamitos Land Company, 1988-2011,” compiled with the company’s centennial history, 2012

“Some Information about the history of African American people in Long Beach: Historical Overview of African Americans in Long Beach,” in The Heritage of African American in Long Beach (2007)

“The Atlantic Theater,” The Southlander, vol. 2, (2006), reprinted from the Historical Society of Long Beach’s Historian (Fall, 2005)

A Centennial History of the Bixby Land Company, 1896-1996 (Long Beach, Bixby Land Company, 1996) with Gary Peters, “The Black Experience in Long Beach, California,” in The Statistical and Geographical Abstract of the African American Population, 1992 and reprinted in Untold Legacies: A Pictorial History, Black Long Beach 1900-2000 & Beyond, National Council of Negro Women, Long Beach Section (2007)

“The Pacific Southwest Exposition, Long Beach, California, 1928,” in The Historical Dictionary of the World’s Fairs And Expositions, 1851-1988 (Greenwood Press, 1990; 2008).

With David Bernstein, “California State University, Long Beach, A Historical Overview: 1949-1989”

“A Centennial History of the Alamitos Land Company, 1888-1988,” Southern California Quarterly LXX, No. 2 (Summer, 1988) with Ina Aranow, “Long Beach: from Rancho to Renewal, A Historical Sketch” (The League of Women Voters of the Long Beach area, 1980).

“Chicano Student Militancy: The Los Angeles High School Strike of 1968” and “The Alianza Hispano-Americana and Some Civil Rights Cases in the 1950’s” in Manuel P. Servin (ed.), Mexican-Americans: An Awakened Minority (Glencoe, 1974).

“The Development of Mexican American Organizations,” in Servin (ed.), Mexican-Americans: An Awakening Minority (Glencoe, 1970).