Bill Sturm was in charge of the Oakland History Room for many years and helped grow it and focus it on local history. He retired in 2001.

Sturm was born in Oakland, and grew up in the Laurel District, attending Laurel Elementary, Bret Harte Jr. High, and Skyline High School. He started with the Oakland Public Library while in college at San Francisco State in 1965, working at the Glenview Branch. 1

Numerous authors of local history have been helped by Sturm's research, including:

Links and References

  1. William W. Sturm oral history ArchiveGrid