Finding Aid for the Diane E. Watson papers, 1978-2011

Processed by Brian Kovalesky in the Center for Primary Research and Training (CFPRT), with assistance from Megan Hahn Fraser, August 2011; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé.
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Diane E. Watson papers
Date (inclusive): 1978-2011
Collection number: 1886
Creator: Watson, Diane E.
Extent: 24 boxes (13.25 linear ft.)
Abstract: Diane E. Watson is an American politician who served as a United States Representative, United States Ambassador to the Republic of Micronesia, California State Senator, and Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education member. The collection covers Watson's time in the California State Senate, Ambassadorship to Micronesia, and in the U.S. Congress. It includes press clippings collected and arranged by Watson's staff, a sizable collection of photographs from events throughout Watson's career, correspondence, and documents from various events, meetings, and conferences.
Language: Finding aid is written in English.
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

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Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift of Diane Watson, March 2011.

Processing Note

Processed by Brian Kovalesky in the Center for Primary Research and Training (CFPRT), with assistance from Megan Hahn Fraser, August 2011.
The processing of this collection was generously supported by Arcadia,  

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Diane E. Watson papers (Collection 1886). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

Biography/History

Diane E. Watson (born November 12, 1933) is a former United States Representative (2001-2011), United States Ambassador to the Republic of Micronesia (1999-2000), California State Senator (1978-1998), and Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education member (1975-1978). Watson's Congressional (32nd/33rd) and Senatorial (26th/28th/30th) districts are located entirely within Los Angeles County, including Culver City, portions of the city of Los Angeles, and unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County. She is a life-long resident of the area.
Watson attended Los Angeles City College and UCLA, where she earned a B.A. in Education. She also earned an M.A. in School Psychology from California State University, Los Angeles, and a Ph.D. in Educational Administration from Claremont Graduate University.
She was elected to the California State Senate in 1978, making history by being the second woman and first African American woman to serve in that body. During her time in office, she chaired the Senate Health and Human Services Committee (1981-1998) and served on the Senate Judiciary Committee. President Bill Clinton appointed her United States Ambassador to Micronesia in 1999.
Watson was elected to the 107th U.S. House of Representatives in 2001 in a special election for the seat vacated due to the death of Congressman Julian C. Dixon. She was re-elected four times before her retirement in 2011 at the end of the 111th Congress. While in Congress, Watson chaired the Congressional Entertainment Industries Caucus, and was a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

Scope and Content

The collection covers Watson's time in the California State Senate, Ambassadorship to Micronesia, and the U.S. House of Representatives. Note that there are only a limited number of items from her time as ambassador. The collection includes press clippings collected and arranged by Watson's staff, a sizable collection of photographs from events throughout Watson's career, correspondence, and documents from various events, meetings, and conferences. The collection also contains materials related to specific areas of interest for Watson, including the controversy over Ebonics in the Oakland, Calif., School District in the mid-1990s, the Sherrice Iverson Justice Committee, and the debate over the downsizing of the King/Drew medical center. Additionally, the collection includes mementos from Watson's trip to South Korea in August, 2010-particularly significant as her Congressional district included Los Angeles's Koreatown, the largest population of Koreans outside of Korea. Mementos from the trip include Watson's honorary doctorate from Chung Ang University, Korean literature panels, and souvenir menus from banquets in Watson's honor.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in the following series:
  1. State senate
  2. Ambassadorship to Micronesia and Congress.
It is further arranged into subseries according to either item type or subject.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Watson, Diane E. --Archives.
African American women legislators --California --Archival resources.

Genres and Forms of Material

photographs.


Container List

 

State senate. 1978-1998

Scope and Content Note

This series is comprised of press clippings, letters/correspondence, research/background information, declarations and awards, and photos from Watson's terms as California state senator (1978-1998), representing the 26th/28th/30th Districts. It includes correspondence to and from constituents and photos from events during the early part of Watson's career as a state senator. Also includes a framed photo of Watson with President Jimmy Carter.
 

Ebonics controversy (Oakland School District). Undated.

Box 1, Folder 1

Press clippings and documents. 1996-1997

Scope and Content Note

Includes press clippings, text of the California State Senate's “Equality in English Instruction Act,” memoranda re: the ebonics controversy, the text of the Oakland Board of Education resolution re: adoption of recommendations of its African-American Task Force.
 

Health and Human Services Committee. Undated.

Box 1, Folder 2

Committee meeting materials. 1998

Scope and Content Note

Includes notes and other materials from a State Senate Health and Human Services committee meeting on September 16, 1998. The topic of the meeting was "Tobacco Education Media and Evaluation Issues.".
 

California Democratic Party. Undated.

Box 1, Folder 3

California state campaigns. 1996-1997

Scope and Content Note

Materials re: California state Democratic campaigns and items related to the 1997 State Central Committee of the Democratic Party meeting and the 1997 California Democratic Party Convention.
 

Sherrice Iverson Justice Campaign. Undated.

Box 1, Folder 4

Documents and correspondence. 1998

Scope and Content Note

Includes documents and press clippings re: the Sherrice Iverson Justice Campaign.
 

Declarations/commendations/awards. Undated.

Box 1, Folder 5

John Lamar Hill, Jr. 1998

Scope and Content Note

Includes text of resolution for the memorializing of John Lamar Hill, Jr., co-founder of Angelus Funeral Home, and photocopy of Hill's obituary.
Box 1, Folder 6

Awards. 1992/1998

Scope and Content Note

Includes a thank you letter re: Urban League Community Service Award presentation to Watson, 1998. Also includes the "Keeper of the Dream" certificate, awarded to Watson from the City of Los Angeles, March 27, 1992.
 

Correspondence. Undated.

Box 1, Folder 7

Constituent correspondence (1/3). Undated.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence from constituents and community organizations and copies of correspondence from Watson on behalf of constituents.
Box 1, Folder 8

Constituent correspondence (2/3). Undated.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence from constituents and community organizations and copies of correspondence from Watson on behalf of constituents.
Box 1, Folder 9

Constituent correspondence (3/3). Undated.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence from constituents and community organizations and copies of correspondence from Watson on behalf of constituents.
Box 2, Folder 1

Lawmaker correspondence. Undated.

Box 2, Folder 2

Letters of recommendation/support. Undated.

 

Events/meetings/conferences. Undated.

Box 2, Folder 3

Lectures. 1998

Scope and Content Note

Text of Watson lecture at Los Angeles Harbor College.
Box 2, Folder 4

Invitations. 1997-1998

Scope and Content Note

Invitations to community events, 1997-1998.
Box 2, Folder 5

Meeting/conference materials. 1996-1997

 

Press relations/media activities. Undated.

Box 2, Folder 6

Press clippings. Undated.

Scope and Content Note

Includes clippings about the 1996 California state senate election, 25th district.
 

Photos. Undated.

Box 2, Folder 7

1979-1986. 1979-1986

Scope and Content Note

Photos from campaign and fundraising events. Includes Watson's swearing-in ceremony, April, 1979.
Box 2, Folder 8

Additional photos (1 of 2). Undated.

Scope and Content Note

Photos from various events and of various people. Includes photos with President Bill Clinton, circa 1996, and Michael Wu, president U.S.-Asia Communication Co. [?] and unidentified man (in letter-sized envelope).
Box 2, Folder 9

Additional photos (2 of 2). Undated.

Box 3, Folder 1

With President Jimmy Carter. Undated.

Scope and Content Note

Framed photo of Watson with President Jimmy Carter and others at the White House (undated).
 

Maps. Undated.

Box 23, Folder 1

1998 State Transportation Improvement Program map. 1998

Scope and Content Note

Map titled “1998 State Transportation Improvement Program and State Highway Operation and Protection Program Projects Senate District 26.”
 

Reports and studies. Undated.

Box 3, Folder 2

Reports and studies. 1998

Scope and Content Note

Information re: various political issues, including welfare/self-sufficiency, extremist organizations on the Internet, and the LAX (Los Angeles International Airport) Master Plan. Also includes reports from the California Legislative Analyst's Office.
 

Ambassadorship to Micronesia and Congress. 1999-2011

Scope and Content Note

This series includes a wide range of items from Watson's time as Ambassador to the Republic of Micronesia (1999-2000) and as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, representing the 32nd and 33rd Congressional District (2001-2011). Some subseries include items related to specific issues of particular interest to Watson. Watson's interest in the Republic of Korea and Korean Americans was prompted in large part by the fact that she represented a considerable Korean constituency in her Congressional district. The remaining subseries are organized by item type, and include a large collection of photos of Watson from various political and community events. The "Albums" subseries consists of collections of non-specific items divided by year and include various types of items of interest (press clippings, correspondence, flyers, internal documents, etc.).
 

Republic of Korea. Undated.

Box 3, Folder 3

Cheonan incident. 2010

Scope and Content Note

Press clippings re: Cheonan incident. Includes U.S. House of Representatives resolutions, a draft of letter of support for South Korea, a copy of the Cheonan incident report, and internal Watson staff correspondence re: the Cheonan incident.
Box 3, Folder 4

South Korea-U.S. Free Trade Agreement (KORUS FTA). 2007-2009

Scope and Content Note

Includes Congressional Research Service reports on the KORUS FTA, a letter from the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea, and press clippings re: the KORUS FTA.
Box 3, Folder 5

North Korea Food Shortage Crisis Project. 2008

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence and press clippings re: the Project.
Box 4

Seoul, Korea trip, August 2010. 2010

Scope and Content Note

Memorabilia from trip: Paldalmun Gate Plaque (red box, originally marked as “Gift #1”); Korean literature panels (rectangular white box decorated with characters); souvenir welcome banner–“Diane E. Watson Defender of Human Right and Women's Rights;” four compilation CDs from Chung-Ang University President Bum Hoon Park; folder containing information about Chung-Ang University, Korea; bound photo of Watson and others (unnamed) from Hyundai-Kia Motors R&D Center visit (2 copies); information on the City of Suwon, Korea and letter from Mayor of Suwon, Korea, to Watson; souvenir menu from “Congratulatory Banquet For the Honorable U.S. Congresswoman Diane E. Watson Hosted by Dr. Bum Hoon Park President of Chung-Ang University” souvenir menu with Hyundai-Kia Motors logos; guide: “The National Assembly of the Republic of Korea;” Korea International Trade Association (KITA) – 2008 Korean Contemporary Film Collection (4 DVDs); booklet from the United States Embassy in Seoul, Korea – Korean- American Connections; booklet from the United States Embassy in Seoul, Korea: Habib House, The American Embassy Residence, Seoul, Korea; signed copy of book by Jae-oh Lee, politician.
Box 5

Chung Ang University honorary doctorate memorabilia. 2010

Scope and Content Note

Memorabilia from August, 2010 trip to Seoul, Korea. Includes honorary doctorate cap and gloves, honorary doctorate diploma (in gold cover), honorary doctorate medal, and honorary doctorate business cards–written in English and Korean (two cases–in blue bag).
Box 6

Honorary doctorate gown. 2010

Scope and Content Note

Ceremonial gown and hood from Chung Ang University honorary doctorate ceremony.
 

Korean Americans. Undated.

Box 3, Folder 6

Colonel Young Oak Kim. 2008

Scope and Content Note

Biographies, notes, and articles about Colonel Young Oak Kim, a Korean American war hero. Includes a documentary entitled "Hero, Col. Young Oak Kim" (on DVD).
Box 3, Folder 7

Dosan Ah Chang Ho Post Office dedication (1 of 3). 2004

Scope and Content Note

Photos from Post Office dedication ceremony (printed black & white copies of digital photos).
Box 7, Folder 1

Dosan Ah Chang Ho Post Office dedication (2 of 3). 2004

Scope and Content Note

Photos from Post Office dedication ceremony (printed black & white copies of digital photos).
Box 7, Folder 2

Dosan Ah Chang Ho Post Office dedication (3 of 3). 2004

Scope and Content Note

Photos from Post Office dedication ceremony (printed black & white copies of digital photos).
Box 7, Folder 3

Letters of commendation and congratulations. 2008

Scope and Content Note

Includes letter of recognition from Watson for Chang Lee, president of the Korean American Chamber of Commerce of Los Angeles, and letter of congratulations from Watson for the third anniversary edition of the Korea Herald Business newspaper.
Box 7, Folder 4

2010 census-Korean American community. 2009-2010

Scope and Content Note

Notes, letters, promotional materials related to Los Angeles's Korean American community's participation in the 2010 U.S. Census.
Box 7, Folder 5

Koreatown tour, May 2008. 2008

Scope and Content Note

Documents related to Watson's tour of Koreatown in May, 2008. Includes Koreatown tour planning documents and memos, correspondence re: the Koreatown tour, text of Watson's Koreatown tour speech, index card notes for Watson's Koreatown tour speech, and itineraries for Koreatown tour.
Box 7, Folder 6

Republic of Korea-United States Inter-parliamentary Exchange. 2008

Scope and Content Note

Folder containing background, agenda, biographies of participants, and other information relevant to the 8th Annual Republic of Korea-United States Inter-parliamentary Exchange, July 26-30, 2008.
 

King/Drew Medical Center. Undated.

Box 7, Folder 7

Press clippings. 2004-2005

Scope and Content Note

See also Series: 2005 collection for more King/Drew Medical Center press clippings.
Box 7, Folder 8

Related documents. 2004

Scope and Content Note

Includes agendas and notes from meetings about the proposed King/Drew Medical Center closing, internal notes/memos among Watson staffers, and letter from Rep. Juanita Millender-McDonald to U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Tommy Thompson re: the proposed cutbacks at King/Drew Medical Center.
 

Letters of recommendation/support. Undated.

Box 7, Folder 9

Letters of recommendation/support, 2005-2008. 2005-2008

Scope and Content Note

Letters from Watson in support of constituents and constituent organizations. Most letters are in support of Korean-American constituents/constituent organizations.
Box 7, Folder 10

Letters of recommendation/support, 2009. 2009

Scope and Content Note

Letters from Watson in support of constituents and constituent organizations.
Box 7, Folder 11

Letters of recommendation/support, 2010. 2010

Scope and Content Note

Letters from Watson in support of constituents and constituent organizations.
 

Press relations/media activities. Undated.

Box 8, Folder 1

2009 press clippings (1 of 2). 2009

Scope and Content Note

Also includes a press release from Watson urging President Obama to support health reform; and document from Watson's office with questions and answers re: the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
Box 8, Folder 2

2009 press clippings (2 of 2). 2009

Scope and Content Note

Also includes background information on a Business & Professional Women Hollywood luncheon honoring Watson, and a letter from members of the Los Angeles Delegation of the U.S. House of Representatives, including Watson, to the Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education.
Box 8, Folder 3

2008 press clippings (1 of 3). 2008

Box 8, Folder 4

2008 press clippings (2 of 3). 2008

Box 8, Folder 5

2008 press clippings (3 of 3). 2008

Scope and Content Note

Also includes a brochure re: a proposed rail line protest, a printed overview of the President's fiscal- year 2008 education budget, and an unattributed printed color digital photo of Watson sitting with others at an event.
Box 9, Folder 1

2007 press clippings (1 of 2). 2007

Scope and Content Note

Contains a two-page guide to 2007 clippings. Guide not fully accurate as clips have been added and changed over time.
Box 9, Folder 2

2007 press clippings (2 of 2). 2007

Box 9, Folder 3

2006 Los Angeles Unified School District press clippings. 2006

Scope and Content Note

Includes press clippings re: Los Angeles mayor's attempt to take over the Los Angeles Unified School District.
Box 9, Folder 4

2005 press clippings (1 of 2). 2005

Scope and Content Note

Also includes two press clippings from 2006, at the front of the folder.
Box 9, Folder 5

2005 press clippings (2 of 2). 2005

Scope and Content Note

Also includes internal press-related correspondence, a media advisory and press release, and a "thank you" letter to Watson from KJLH radio in Inglewood, Calif.
Box 10, Folder 1

2004 press clippings (1 of 2). 2004

Box 10, Folder 2

2004 press clippings (2 of 2). 2004

Scope and Content Note

Also Includes news releases, internal emails from Watson staff, a Los Angeles Unified School District contractor open house flyer, and a Congressional Black Caucus letter re: Haiti.
Box 10, Folder 3

2003 press clippings. 2003

Scope and Content Note

Also includes a program from events at the Los Angeles Third Church of Religious Science, advertisements to various events, and copies of Watson's official biography.
Box 10, Folder 4

2002-2003 press clippings. 2002-2003

Scope and Content Note

Also includes a news release from Watson's office.
Box 10, Folder 5

2002 press clippings (1 of 7). 2002

Box 10, Folder 6

2002 press clippings (2 of 7). 2002

Box 11, Folder 1

2002 press clippings (3 of 7). 2002

Box 11, Folder 2

2002 press clippings (4 of 7). 2002

Box 11, Folder 3

2002 press clippings (5 of 7). 2002

Box 11, Folder 4

2002 press clippings (6 of 7). 2002

Box 11, Folder 5

2002 press clippings (7 of 7). 2002

Scope and Content Note

Also includes news releases, press advisories, and statements from Watson's office, copy of Watson biography on official congressional letterhead. Note that one clip from 2001 is included, at the back of this folder.
Box 12, Folder 1

2001-2002 press clippings (1 of 9). 2001-2002

Box 12, Folder 2

2001-2002 press clippings (2 of 9). 2001-2002

Box 12, Folder 3

2001-2002 press clippings (3 of 9). 2001-2002

Box 12, Folder 4

2001-2002 press clippings (4 of 9). 2001-2002

Box 12, Folder 5

2001-2002 press clippings (5 of 9). 2001-2002

Box 13, Folder 1

2001-2002 press clippings (6 of 9). 2001-2002

Box 13, Folder 2

2001-2002 press clippings (7 of 9). 2001-2002

Box 13, Folder 3

2001-2002 press clippings (8 of 9). 2001-2002

Box 13, Folder 4

2001-2002 press clippings (9 of 9). 2001-2002

Box 13, Folder 5

2001-2002 news releases and media advisories. 2001-2002

Scope and Content Note

News releases and media advisories from Watson's office.
Box 13, Folder 6

2001 press clippings (1 of 11). 2001

Box 14, Folder 1

2001 press clippings (2 of 11). 2001

Box 14, Folder 2

2001 press clippings (3 of 11). 2001

Box 14, Folder 3

2001 press clippings (4 of 11). 2001

Box 14, Folder 4

2001 press clippings (5 of 11). 2001

Box 14, Folder 5

2001 press clippings (6 of 11). 2001

Box 15, Folder 1

2001 press clippings (7 of 11). 2001

Box 15, Folder 2

2001 press clippings (8 of 11). 2001

Box 15, Folder 3

2001 press clippings (9 of 11). 2001

Box 15, Folder 4

2001 press clippings (10 of 11). 2001

Box 15, Folder 5

2001 press clippings (11 of 11). 2001

Box 15, Folder 6

Koreatown/Korean-Americans and related issues, 2005-2008. 2005-2008

Scope and Content Note

Press clippings re: the Koreatown section of Los Angeles, Korean-Americans, South Korea, North Korea, Korean diplomacy. Includes some clippings from Korean-language publications.
Box 16, Folder 1

Media materials. 2009(?) and 2007

Scope and Content Note

Script for radio advertisement for California Assembly member Curren Price's campaign for State Senate (undated), and internal correspondence from Watson staff members re: scholarship event at UCLA.
Box 23, Folder 2

2001-2003 press clippings (1 of 2). 2001-2003

Box 23, Folder 3

2001-2003 press clippings (2 of 2). 2001-2003

 

Events. Undated.

Box 16, Folder 2

District events. 2009

Scope and Content Note

Agenda and background information from commemoration for California State Assemblywoman Karen Bass, May 17, 2009.
Box 16, Folder 3

Conferences. 2004

Scope and Content Note

Letter re: "Television's Challenges in Black, White and Multicolor" event, October 2004.
 

Awards/Honors. Undated.

Box 16, Folder 4

Awards. 2004/2009

Scope and Content Note

Includes a program from presentation of the Business & Professional Women Hollywood 25th annual Susan B. Anthony Award to Watson, March 29, 2009.
Box 16, Folder 5

Congressional declarations. 2005

Scope and Content Note

Congressional floor statement by Watson honoring attorney Johnnie L. Cochran, Jr. upon his passing.
 

Photos. Undated.

Box 16, Folder 6

2005 events. 2005

Scope and Content Note

Photos from "MAP," USC, and Shirley Calloway events (printed black & white copies of digital photos).
Box 16, Folder 7

Cleo Jackson graduation. 2005

Scope and Content Note

Photos of graduation on May 15, 2005 (printed black & white copies of digital photos).
Box 16, Folder 8

DEW's Christmas party 2004. 2004

Scope and Content Note

Photos from Christmas reception hosted by Diane Watson and Rep. Juanita Millender-McDonald (printed black & white copies of digital photos).
Box 16, Folder 9

Fundraiser at the Clemons' home, 2004. 2004

Scope and Content Note

Photos from Watson fundraiser at Mr. and Mrs. Clemons' home, Oct. 26, 2004.
Box 16, Folder 10

Fundraiser at the Matthews' home, 2004. 2004

Scope and Content Note

Photos from Watson fundraiser at Mr. and Mrs. Leodis Matthews' home, Oct. 14, 2004.
Box 16, Folder 11

Youth Violence Summit Part-2, 2004. 2004

Scope and Content Note

Youth Violence Summit Part-2, 2004.
Box 16, Folder 12

University of Southern California, November 2004. 2004

Scope and Content Note

Photos from visit to University of Southern California, November 1, 2004.
Box 16, Folder 13

UCLA Feb. 2004 and Women's Conference. 2004 & 2002

Scope and Content Note

Photos of political event on UCLA campus which included Watson as a panelist, and photos from a "Women's Conference" in 2002 (printed copies of digital photos).
Box 16, Folder 14

2003-2004 events (1 of 2). 2003-2004

Scope and Content Note

Photos from events in Southern California and Washington, D.C.
Box 17, Folder 1

2003-2004 events (2 of 2). 2003-2004

Box 17, Folder 2

USC Championship Presentations and Natural History Museum, April 23, 2003. 2003

Scope and Content Note

Photos for presentation of Congressional Record commendations to athletics department at the University of Southern California (printed copies of digital photos). Photos from Watson's visit to the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (printed copies of digital photos).
Box 17, Folder 3

California Science Center March 21, 2003 and Julian Dixon Day August 2003. 2003

Scope and Content Note

Photos of event at the California Science Center featuring Watson as a speaker/presenter (printed copies of digital photos). Photos of dedication of post office named after Congressman Julian C. Dixon (printed copies of digital photos; select photos printed in color on photo paper).
Box 17, Folder 4

Constituents for Africa, Album 1. 2002

Scope and Content Note

Photos from "Business Roundtable" event, October 26, 2002 (printed copies of digital photos).
Box 17, Folder 5

Constituents for Africa, Album 2, October 26, 2002. 2002

Scope and Content Note

Photos from "Business Roundtable" event, October 26, 2002 (printed copies of digital photos). Also includes photos from West Los Angeles College Fire Academy event, and from additional event (location unknown).
Box 18, Folder 1

2002 events. 2002

Scope and Content Note

Photos from 2002 birthday event and "Congresswoman Diane Watson and The Constituency for Africa" Business Roundtable event at West Los Angeles College.
Box 18, Folder 2

[“Prescription Drug Forum at T.H.E. Clinic” and other unspecified events]. undated

Scope and Content Note

Binder originally titled "Visit to the VA Clinic Photos" (photos do not appear to be from that event). Includes color photos from unspecified events, photos from visit to "Becheyal Community House, Ambassador Watson," photo from "Town Hall Meeting at USC, Cong. Watson w/ Culver City School Board Member, August 2001," and from "Prescription Drug Forum at T.H.E. Clinic.".
Box 18, Folder 3

Visit to Veteran's Administration Clinic. undated

Box 18, Folder 4

Events. 2003-2004, and undated

Scope and Content Note

Photos from various events (printed copies of digital photos).
Box 18, Folder 5

Unspecified events. undated

Scope and Content Note

Color prints and black-and-white printed photos. Also includes a color portrait of Watson.
Box 24

2007 Fund Raise L.A. 2007

Scope and Content Note

Photos from political fundraiser event (photo prints). Includes a DVD with digital files of the photos, in pocket in the back of binder.
 

Political materials. Undated.

Box 18, Folder 6

Pamphlets and guides. undated

Scope and Content Note

Contains pamphlet titled "Voting Rights Act at 40.".
Box 18, Folder 7

Book–Setting Course: A Congressional Management Guide. 2001

Scope and Content Note

Contains a guide for congress people in the 107th Congress (Watson's freshman session), from the Congressional Management Foundation.
 

Albums. Undated.

Box 18, Folder 8

Height Ceremony Photos (1 of 2). 2001-2004

Scope and Content Note

Black-and-white printed photos of Dorothy Height Congressional Gold Medal ceremony, 2004. Also includes photos from various unspecified events, photos from an event called "A World of Women for World Peace sponsored by Congresswoman Diane E. Watson, West Los Angeles College, August 10, 2002," photos from the Julian Dixon Post Office dedication, 2001 (also see Series: “Ambassadorship to Micronesia and Congress,” Box 17, Folder 3 for more photos from this event), and Photos and other materials apparently from the "Government on the Move" Tour of the 33rd Congressional District, April 22-23, 2003; agenda for "'Government on the Move' Tour of the 33rd Congressional District," and descriptions of stops scheduled for "'Government on the Move' Tour of the 33rd Congressional District.".
Box 18, Folder 9

Height Ceremony Photos (2 of 2). 2001-2004

Scope and Content Note

Photos apparently from the "Government on the Move" Tour of the 33rd Congressional District, April 22-23, 2003.
Box 19, Folder 1

2009 collection (1 of 3). 2009

Scope and Content Note

Includes press clippings, materials from Watson-sponsored events/workshops (brochures, guides), and a program from the Young Oak Kim Academy school ribbon cutting ceremony, Oct. 5, 2009.
Box 19, Folder 2

2009 collection (2 of 3). 2009

Scope and Content Note

Press clippings.
Box 19, Folder 3

2009 collection (3 of 3). 2009

Scope and Content Note

Includes press clippings, text of portion of the "Joint Hearing of the Asia, the Pacific and the Global Environment Subcommittee, and the Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Trade Subcommittee of the House Foreign Affairs Committee," June 18, 2009. Also includes information re: Watson-sponsored Congressional resolution to celebrate Citizenship Day and news releases and statements from Watson's office.
Box 19, Folder 4

Various press clippings and "The Best of Hollywood" event (1 of 2). 2004-2007

Scope and Content Note

Includes press clippings from 2004-2007.
Box 19, Folder 5

Various press clippings and "The Best of Hollywood" event (2 of 2). 2003-2007

Scope and Content Note

Press clippings from 2005-2007 and documents related to "The Best of Hollywood" Fundraising Birthday Celebration, November 15, 2003.
Box 19, Folder 6

2007 collection (1 of 2). 2007

Scope and Content Note

Includes press clippings, photos at various unspecified events, a photo of Watson being sworn in to office, news releases from Watson's office, and invitations/flyers from various events. Notably, the folder includes a program from Watson's mother's funeral (Dorothy Elizabeth Watson), text of an interview with Watson and Farai Chideya, and a letter from Hillary Rodham Clinton thanking Watson for her support during the 2008 Democratic presidential primary.
Box 19, Folder 7

2007 collection (2 of 2). 2007

Scope and Content Note

Includes press clippings, news releases and statements from Watson's office, information on an organization called "African Americans Against the War," a flyer for a meeting of African Americans Against the War, an invitation to the ribbon cutting for a new track and field at Crenshaw High School (August 30, 2007), a photo of Watson making a presentation at the Los Angeles African American Women Political Action Committee 15th Annual Empowerment Awards Dinner (April 22, 2007) and a "thank you" letter for Watson's support of the awards dinner.
Box 20, Folder 1

2008 collection (1 of 3). 2008

Scope and Content Note

Includes news releases from Watson's office, press clippings, photos from various events, invitations/flyers, and printed emails and memos between Watson staff members. Also includes a program from Astronaut Daniel Tani's visit to Dorsey High School (Oct. 21, 2008), includes text of remarks from a "Tribute to Percy Pinkney, State President Black American Political Association of California (BAPAC)," photos of Watson receiving a Distinguished Alumni Award from Claremont Graduate University, an official Congressional photo of Watson, and official responses from Watson to the President's State of the Union address on January 28, 2008.
Box 20, Folder 2

2008 collection (2 of 3). 2008

Scope and Content Note

Includes press clippings, printed emails and memos between Watson staff members. Also includes a program from a press conference for the Mayme A. Clayton Library & Museum, and text of a congressional resolution from Watson "Honoring the 50th Anniversary of the Motion Picture Sound Editors Golden Reel Awards Ceremony.".
Box 20, Folder 3

2008 collection (3 of 3). 2008

Scope and Content Note

Includes press clippings from 2008, a program from the funeral of Tommy Tucker, a Los Angeles businessman (April 19, 2008), and some press clippings and Watson news releases from 2006 and 2007–located at the back of the folder.
Box 20, Folder 4

2006 collection. 2006

Scope and Content Note

Includes press clippings, a copy of an opinion article by Watson, news releases, media advisories, and statements from Watson's office, photos from the LA Festival & Parade, Feb. 11, 2006, and photos from various events featuring Watson.
Box 20, Folder 5

2005 collection (1 of 5). 2005

Scope and Content Note

Includes press clippings, photos from the dedication of the United States Post Office, Ray Charles Station, a letter of congratulations to Watson from Los Angeles City Councilwoman Jan Perry on Watson's birthday, a transcript of a radio interview with Watson on "The Bobby Howe Show," KTYM Radio, news releases from Watson's office.
Box 21, Folder 1

2005 collection (2 of 5). 2005

Scope and Content Note

Includes press clippings, a flyer for the "Hollywood in Black & White" event, sponsored by Watson, and black-and-white photo of Watson at an unspecified event.
Box 21, Folder 2

2005 collection (3 of 5). 2005

Scope and Content Note

Includes press clippings and a program from the "The State of the African American Male" event, March 12, 2005.
Box 21, Folder 3

2005 collection (4 of 5). 2005

Scope and Content Note

Includes press clippings, news releases and statements from Watson's office, and a flyer for a Federal Grants Workshop sponsored by Watson on August 16, 2005.
Box 21, Folder 4

2005 collection (5 of 5). 2005

Scope and Content Note

Includes press clippings, news releases and statements from Watson's office, copies of Ray Charles Post Office dedication ceremony program, copies of Watson's biography, and photos from various unspecified events (undated).
Box 21, Folder 5

2003 collection. 2003

Scope and Content Note

Includes press clippings, news releases and press advisories from Watson's office, documents from the "Government on the Move" event, April 22-23, 2003. Note that the folder includes one press clipping from March 25, 2004 about the Bakewell family buying a controlling interest in the Los Angeles Sentinel (see Folders: '2004 press clippings' for more press clippings from 2004).
Box 22, Folder 1

2002 collection (1 of 2). 2002

Scope and Content Note

Includes press clippings, black-and-white printed copy of official Diane Watson congressional photo, black-and-white printed copies of photos from various events, advertisement for the "Congressional Black Caucus Comes to Inglewood" event, color photos of Watson at unspecified events, news releases from Watson's office and other sources, copy of a letter from the members of the U.S. House of Representatives to the President of the Republic of Nigeria re: the case of Amina Lawal, and copy of letter from the Brotherhood Crusade to the Mayor of the City of Inglewood re: the Donovan Jackson police brutality case.
Box 22, Folder 2

2002 collection (2 of 2). 2002

Scope and Content Note

Includes press clippings, news releases from Watson's office, "Statement of Congresswoman Diane E. Watson at Town Hall Meeting Regarding the Donovan Jackson Beating," a copy of a letter from Watson to Alan Kaye, DDS, President of the California Dental Board, re: the "Dental Materials Fact Sheet," and a statement re: the NAACP National Convention's endorsement of Watson's "Dental Amalgam Bill." Note that there are also two press clippings from 2003 at the end of the folder.
Box 22, Folder 3

2001-2003 collection (1 of 2). 2001-2003

Scope and Content Note

Includes news releases, media advisories, and official statements from Watson's office, black and white printed photos from unspecified events, and email correspondence among Watson's staff about various topics.
Box 22, Folder 4

2001-2003 collection (2 of 2). 2001-2003

Scope and Content Note

Includes news releases, media advisories, and official statements from Watson's office and other sources, information about the With Ownership Wealth (WOW) Initiative, a flyer from a "Consumer Interest Day Homebuyers Seminar" presented by Watson, various documents (letters, announcements, and background information) about Watson's efforts to ban the use of mercury in dental fillings. Also includes text of Watson speeches, biographies, biographical and background information in various forms, photocopies of photos from various events, copies of email correspondence among Watson staff, invitation for constituents to a Town Hall Meeting featuring Watson.
Box 22, Folder 5

2001 collection (1 of 2). 2001

Scope and Content Note

Includes press clippings, news releases from Watson's office, official statements from Watson re: the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, a Q&A document for addressing constituent questions about the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks from the "Working Group on Terrorism and Homeland Security, House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence," documents re: a Watson-led public forum about the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, and a copy of Volume 1, Issue 1 of The Watson Report–a newsletter for Watson's constituents.
Box 23, Folder 4

2001 collection (2 of 2). 2001

Scope and Content Note

Includes press clippings, news releases and statements from Watson's office, black and white printed photos from various events featuring Watson, agenda and talking points from Watson-led public forum about the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on September 16, 2001, and a copy of Watson's biography on congressional letterhead.