Guide to the American Lung Association of California Government Relations Office Records, 1985-1996

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Guide to the American Lung Association of California Government Relations Office Records, 1985-1996

Collection number: MSS 98-69

UCSF Library & CKM



Archives and Special Collections

University of California, San Francisco

Contact Information:

  • UCSF Library & CKM
  • Archives and Special Collections
  • 530 Parnassus Ave.
  • San Francisco, CA 94143-0840
  • Phone: (415) 476-8112
  • Fax: (415) 476-4653
  • Email: http://www.library.ucsf.edu/collections/archives/contact
  • URL: http://www.library.ucsf.edu/tobacco/
Processed by:
Julie Kerssen
Date Completed:
June 1999
Encoded by:
UCSC OAC Unit
© 2002 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: American Lung Association of California Government Relations Office Records,
Date (inclusive): 1985-1996
Collection number: MSS 98-69
Creator: American Lung Association of California, Government Relations
Extent: 4 cartons

5 linear ft.
Repository: University of California, San Francisco. Library. Archives and Special Collections.
San Francisco, California 94143-0840
Abstract: This collection documents the activities of the American Lung Association of California's Government Relations Office, 1985-1996.
Physical location: Archives
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Library and Center for Knowledge Management. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Archives and Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Library and Center for Knowledge Management as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

Preferred Citation

American Lung Association of California Government Relations Office Records, MSS 98-69, Archives & Special Collections, UCSF Library & CKM

Acquisition Information

The American Lung Association of California donated the records to the library in 1998.

Organizational History

Founded in 1904, the American Lung Association (ALA) of California is a state division of the national organization. ALA fights lung disease through education, community service, advocacy and research. They have assumed a leading role in the fight against tobacco, helping smokers to quit, encouraging children not to start smoking, and protecting nonsmokers from secondhand smoke. The organization actively presses for improved government standards for air quality and funds research grants, enabling medical scientists around the country to seek the causes of lung disease and develop more effective treatments and cures.
The Government Relations Office of ALA of California is the lobbying arm of the state organization. It aggressively campaigns for stronger anti-tobacco legislation and attempts to defeat measures backed by the tobacco industry.

Scope and Content of Collection

This collection documents the activities of the American Lung Association of California's Government Relations Office. The largest series deals with Proposition 99, California's landmark legislation implementing cigarette taxes, the revenues from which were to be used for tobacco education and research. This series follows Proposition 99 for its first eight years, documenting the struggles over proper funding of mandated programs and the inroads these programs made against smoking in California.
The materials relating to Proposition 188 make an excellent case study of a political fight over public health. Philip Morris was the main sponsor of the ballot measure, which was advertised as a strong anti-smoking law, when it actually would have preempted more restrictive local ordinances. The American Lung Association joined with other groups to lead a strong grass-roots effort that eventually defeated the bill, despite massive spending by the tobacco industry. Proposition 188 materials include strategy documents, campaign materials, pro-188 mailings, polls, and the Yes on 188 campaign disclosure statement.
Other records in this collection relate to California tobacco legislation, including cigarette taxes, anti-smoking laws, and tobacco advertising. Also included is information about non-legislative anti-tobacco programs, as well as studies relating to tobacco use and the tobacco industry.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
American Lung Association
Tobacco--Taxation--Law and legislation--California
Health education--Law and legislation--California
California--Law and legislation--Proposition 99
California--Law and legislation--Proposition 188
Smoking--prevention & control
Tobacco Smoke Pollution

Acronyms

Note

  • AB Assembly Bill
  • SB Senate Bill
  • SCR Senate Concurrent Resolution
  • ACR Assembly Concurrent Resolution
  • SJR Senate Joint Resolution
  • ACA Assembly Constitutional Amendment
  • HR House Resolution

Collection Contents

 

Series 1. Proposition 99 Legislation and Implementation, 1985-1996

Physical Description: Cartons 1-3

Scope and Content Note

This series relates to California's Proposition 99 and its implementation in the years following its passage. Subjects are arranged alphabetically. The subseries of legislation consists of bills dealing with the implementation of Proposition 99.

Arrangement

Material is arranged chronologically by date of introduction.
Box-folder 1:1

Ad Hoc Committee, 1988

Box-folder 1:2

Background information, 1988-96

Box-folder 1:3

Campaign materials, 1988-96

Box-folder 1:4

Coalition for a Healthy California, 1987-90

Box-folder 1:5

General correspondence, 1988-96

 

Governor's budget

Box-folder 1:6

1989-90 budget, 1989

 

1993-94 budget

Box-folder 1:7

Jan-Mar 1993

Box-folder 1:8

May-June 1993

Box-folder 1:9

1994-95 - 1997-98 budgets, 1994-97

 

Health education account

Box-folder 1:10

Jan-Nov 1988

Box-folder 1:11

Dec 1988-July 1989

Box-folder 1:12

Aug 1989-Dec 1991

Box-folder 1:13

1992-96

 

Department of Education

Box-folder 1:14

1989

Box-folder 1:15

1990-93

 

Department of Health Services

Box-folder 1:16

1990

Box-folder 1:17

1991-96

Box-folder 1:18

Ethnic populations, 1993

Box-folder 1:19

Media campaign, 1989-96

Box-folder 1:20

Legal issues, 1989-96

Box-folder 1:21

Local lead agencies, 1990-94

Box-folder 1:22

News clippings, 1988-96

Box-folder 1:23

Perinatal services, 1991-94

Box-folder 1:24

Physicians' services account, 1985-92

Box-folder 2:1

Press events, 1989-96

Box-folder 2:2

Press releases, 1989-96

Box-folder 2:3

Project ASSIST, 1990

 

Related legislation

Box-folder 2:4

SB 2133, 1988

Box-folder 2:5

SB 99, 1988

Box-folder 2:6

AB 687, 1989

Box-folder 2:7

AB 698, 1989

 

AB 1154

Box-folder 2:8

1989

Box-folder 2:9

Jan-Feb 1990

Box-folder 2:10

Mar-Apr 1990

 

SB 1099

Box-folder 2:11

Mar-Apr 1989

Box-folder 2:12

May-Sept 1989

Box-folder 2:13

SB 1399, 1989

Box-folder 2:14

SB 1412, 1989-90

Box-folder 2:15

AB 1695, 1989

Box-folder 2:16

AB 2381, 1989-90

Box-folder 2:17

SB 2038, 1990

Box-folder 2:18

SB 2505, 1990

Box-folder 2:19

AB 4272, 1990

Box-folder 2:20

SB 99, 1990-91

Box-folder 2:21

AB 99, 1991

Box-folder 2:22

SB 1156, 1991-92

Box-folder 2:23

AB 3213, 1992

Box-folder 2:24

AB 3410, 1992

Box-folder 2:25

AB 2410, 1992

 

AB 816

Box-folder 2:26

1991-93

Box-folder 2:27

Jan 1994

Box-folder 2:28

Feb 1994

Box-folder 2:29

Mar 1994

Box-folder 2:30

Apr-May 1994

Box-folder 2:31

June 1994

Box-folder 2:32

July 1994-Sept 1995

Box-folder 2:33

SB 1049, 1992-93

Box-folder 3:1

SB 998, 1993

Box-folder 3:2

Research account, 1988-1996

Box-folder 3:3

Statistics, 1989-92

Box-folder 3:4

Strategy and planning, 1988-96

 

Tobacco Education Oversight Committee

Box-folder 3:5

1989-90

Box-folder 3:6

1991-93

 

Tobacco Tax

Box-folder 3:7

Jan 1989-June 1992

Box-folder 3:8

July 1992-Aug 1993

Box-folder 3:9

Workshops, 1989-96

 

Series 2. Proposition 188, 1994

Physical Description: Carton 3

Scope and Content Note

This series includes records dealing with the campaign to defeat Proposition 188.

Arrangement

Subjects are arranged alphabetically within the series.
Box-folder 3:10

Background information, 1994

Box-folder 3:11

Ballot arguments, 1994

Box-folder 3:12

Campaign materials, 1994

Box-folder 3:13

Election, 1994

Box-folder 3:14

Endorsements, 1994

Box-folder 3:15

Information sheets, 1994

Box-folder 3:16

LA ballot problem, 1994

Box-folder 3:17

Media, 1994

 

News clippings,

Box-folder 3:18

Feb-Sept 1994

Box-folder 3:19

Oct-Nov 1994

Box-folder 3:20

Philip Morris lawsuit, 1994

Box-folder 3:21

Philip Morris lawsuit - legal documents, 1994

Box-folder 3:22

Polls, 1994

Box-folder 3:23

Press events, 1994

Box-folder 3:24

Press releases, 1994

Box-folder 3:25

Regional organizers, 1994

Box-folder 3:26

Secretary of State's investigation, 1994

Box-folder 3:27

Slate mailers, 1994

Box-folder 3:28

Speakers, 1994

Box-folder 3:29

Strategy and planning, 1994

Box-folder 3:30

Tobacco industry materials, 1994

Box-folder 3:31

Yes on 188 campaign disclosure statement, 1994

 

Series 3. Other Tobacco Legislation, 1986-1995

Physical Description: Cartons 3-4

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of materials relating to other tobacco legislation in the California State Senate and Assembly.

Arrangement

The documents are categorized by bill and are arranged chronologically by date of introduction.
Box-folder 3:32

ACA 14 (cigarette taxes), 1986-87

Box-folder 3:33

SB 87 (cigarette/tobacco taxes), 1988-89

Box-folder 3:34

SB 88 (school funding), 1988-89

Box-folder 3:35

SCR 29 (cigarette/tobacco taxes), 1988-89

Box-folder 3:36

SB 960 (tobacco education), 1989

Box-folder 4:1

SB 1695 (maternal and child health), 1989

Box-folder 4:2

AB 2667 (smoking in the workplace), 1992

Box-folder 4:3

AB 3401 (tobacco vending machines), 1992

 

AB 13 (smoking in the workplace) - letters and testimony

Box-folder 4:4

Dec 1992-Mar 1993

Box-folder 4:5

Apr-June 1993

Box-folder 4:6

July 1993-Jan 1995

 

AB 13 (smoking in the workplace) - press

Box-folder 4:7

Jan-July 1993

Box-folder 4:8

Aug 1993-July 1994

Box-folder 4:9

SB 318 (cartoon characters in tobacco ads), 1992-94

Box-folder 4:10

AB 432 (product liability), 1993-94

Box-folder 4:11

AB 433 (product liability), 1993

Box-folder 4:12

AB 478 (breast cancer cigarette tax), 1993

Box-folder 4:13

AB 586 (smokers' rights), 1993

Box-folder 4:14

SB 525 (product liability), 1993

 

AB 996 (tobacco control act) - letters and testimony

Box-folder 4:15

Feb-May 1993

Box-folder 4:16

June-Aug 1993

Box-folder 4:17

AB 996 (tobacco control act) - news clippings, 1993

Box-folder 4:18

SB 618 (cartoon characters in tobacco ads), 1993

Box-folder 4:19

SB 759 (product liability), 1993

Box-folder 4:20

AB 2055 (insurance and cigarette taxes), 1993

Box-folder 4:21

ACR 58 (smoking in capitol building), 1993

Box-folder 4:22

SJR 32 (international tobacco sales), 1993-94

Box-folder 4:23

HR 39 (smoking in fast food restaurants), 1994

Box-folder 4:24

AB 3391 (breast cancer cigarette tax), 1994

Box-folder 4:25

AB 3773 (tobacco sales to minors), 1994

 

Series 4. Other Tobacco Initiatives and Studies, 1987-1996

Physical Description: Carton 4

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of materials relating to other anti-tobacco initiatives and groups, along with studies of tobacco and the tobacco industry.

Arrangement

Subjects are arranged alphabetically within the series.
Box-folder 4:26

Arizona for a Healthy Future, 1994

Box-folder 4:27

Conference on Hispanic/Latino Tobacco Control, 1992

Box-folder 4:28

Massachusetts Tobacco Control, 1993-94

 

Perinatal proposal

Box-folder 4:29

Apr 1990-May 1991

Box-folder 4:30

June 1991-Aug 1993

 

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation grant

Box-folder 4:31

May-Aug 1996

Box-folder 4:32

Sept-Dec 1996

Box-folder 4:33

Smokefree Cities Awards, 1994

Box-folder 4:34

Studies, 1987-1994