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Inventory of the Records of the Department of Economic and Business Development
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Series Descriptions

R279.001, Box 1/1-Box 2/14

Series 1.  Bill Files 1977-1984

Physical Description: 39 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by legislative session, then numerically by bill number.

Scope and Content Note

Bill files contain analyses prepared by the Department of Economic and Business Development, correspondence, notes, reports, and background materials regarding state legislation that would affect programs administered by the Department of Economic and Business Development. Significant topics include the abolishment of the Department of Commerce (SB28, 1977-1978), the California Invention and Innovation Development Corporation (AB900, 1981-1982), the creation of the World Trade Commission (AB3757, 1981-1982), Enterprise Zones (AB40, 1983-1984), and the Economic Incentive Program (AB514, 1983-1984).
1977-1978: AB1053-AB3627; ACA78; AB7X (3ff) Box 1/1-Box 1/3
1977-1978: SB28-SB2141; SB3X-SB7X (2ff) Box 1/4-Box 1/5
1981-1982: AB4-AB3757; ACA2-ACA22; ACR75; AJR1-AJR87 (20ff) Box 1/6-Box 1/25
1983-1984: AB13-AB1275; ACA2-ACA36; ACR37-ACR147; AJR3-AJR94 (14ff) Box 2/1-Box 2/14
 

Records of the Office of the Director 1977-1984

R279.016, Box 20, folders 1-11

Series 1.  Chronological Correspondence 1977-1984

Physical Description: 11 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Scope and Content Note

Administrative Files maintained by the director are comprised of correspondence, reports, and memoranda. Subjects include biennial reports, goals and accomplishments, initiatives, staff meetings, summary and description of the department, transition to Department of Commerce, and work plans.
 

Records of the Office of International Trade 1971-1984

R279.002, Box 2/15-Box 4/18

Series 1.  Chronological Correspondence 1978-1982

Physical Description: 51 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

These files contain only the outgoing correspondence from the Director's Office. The files include letters, routine requests, and reports to both individuals as well as representatives of organizations and corporations. The correspondence were sent by the director, deputy director, or other staff members.
R279.003, Box 4/19-Box 5/31

Series 2.  Solar Energy Files 1978-1981

Physical Description: 49 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by title.

Scope and Content Note

The Solar Energy Files cover numerous topics that pertain to solar energy in California. Files may include reports, news clippings, industry periodicals, correspondence, memoranda, advertisements, press releases, notes, mailing lists, and brochures. Significant topics include California Solar Energy Industries Association (CAL SEIA), Solar Energy Research Institute (SERI), Proposition 7 (1980), SolarCal Office (later called Solar Business Office), and incentive legislation.
R279.004, Box 6/1-Box 6/11

Series 3.  Speeches 1978-1981

Physical Description: 11 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

These speeches were given by the director of the Office of International Trade (OIT). Eighty-seven of the eighty-eight speeches were given by Richard King; the other was given by Floyd Mori. Speech files may include transcripts, notes, correspondence, news clippings, invitations, and correspondence. The type of audience varies widely. Examples include the Pasadena Rotary Club, the UCLA School of Management, the National Conference of Lieutenant Governors, the Malaysian Trade Expo, the U.S.-Arab Chamber of Commerce, and Winegrape Day. Some recurring speech topics include the investment climate in Mexico, the impact of multilateral trade negotiations on California, an international perspective on agricultural trade, and the risks and rewards of trade with China.
R279.005, Box 6/12-Box 7/9

Series 4.  Governor's Conferences Files 1979-1982

Physical Description: 20 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by title and chronologically thereunder.

Scope and Content Note

Governor's Conferences Files pertain to the governor's conferences where international trade was a significant factor and thus the input and/or presence of the director of the OIT was needed. These files may include mailing lists, correspondence, memoranda, schedules, agendas, and reports. Significant topics include the Governor's Roundtable on International Trade, the National Governor's Association, and the Western Governor's Conferences.
R279.006, Box 7/10-Box 7/16

Series 5.  Office Files 1978-1982

Physical Description: 7 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by title and chronologically thereunder.

Scope and Content Note

These files pertain to the basic organization and running of the OIT. Files may include memoranda, notes, charts, various reports, news clippings, and press releases. Significant topics include goals and objectives, publicity, organization of OIT, staff meetings, and video production.
R279.007, Box 7/17-Box 7/23

Series 6.  General Advisory Council Files 1978-1982

Physical Description: 7 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by topic.

Scope and Content Note

The General Advisory Council was a private sector group consisting of international business leaders established to assist the Office of International Trade. The General Advisory Council files contain correspondence, background materials, and meeting notes. Notable persons mentioned include Governor Jerry Brown and U.S. Senator Hayakawa.
R279.008, Box 7/24-Box 7/26

Series 7.  Japan-California Economic Advisory Council Files 1978-1982

Physical Description: 3 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by topic.

Scope and Content Note

The Japan-California Economic Advisory Council was a private sector group consisting of international business leaders created to assist the Office of International Trade. The council was established by and reported directly to the governor. The Japan-California Economic Advisory Council files contain correspondence and meeting notes.
R279.009, Box 7/27-Box 7/29

Series 8.  Agricultural Advisory Council Files 1978-1982

Physical Description: 3 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by topic.

Scope and Content Note

The Agricultural Advisory Council was a private sector group consisting of international business leaders established to assist the Office of International Trade. The Agricultural Advisory Council files contain correspondence and meeting notes.
R279.010, Box 7/30-Box 7/37

Series 9.  Correspondence 1978-1982

Physical Description: 8 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by file title.

Scope and Content Note

Files contain incoming or outgoing correspondence from the OIT. Files may include memoranda, directives, reports, and background materials. Significant topics of correspondence include Canada, the Governor's office, out-of-state, overseas, staff- Business, Transportation, and Housing Agency, staff-Economic and Business Development Department, and staff-Office of International Trade.
R279.011, Box 8/1-Box 14/6

Series 10.  Subject Files 1971-1984

Physical Description: 216 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by title and chronologically thereunder.

Scope and Content Note

These files contain numerous topics of interest to the OIT. Files may include press releases, correspondence, reports, advertisements, brochures, agendas, news clippings, minutes, notes, memoranda, background materials, and mailing lists. Significant topics include agriculture, banks, coal exports, trade associations, chambers of commerce, the International Trade Commission, legislation (federal and state), ports, and the wine industry.
 

Records of the Office of Small Business Development 1970-1986

R279.012, Box 14/7-Box 14/10

Series 1.  Legal Opinions 1970-1986

Physical Description: 4 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

These files contain notes, memoranda, reports, studies, and legal analysis regarding various proposed legislation relevant to OSBD. Notable correspondents include the California Attorney General's Office, the California Legislative Counsel, the U.S. Department of Justice, the California Department of General Services, and the California Assembly Committee on Economic Development.
R279.013, Box 14/11-Box 17/10

Series 2.  Correspondence 1980-1985

Physical Description: 66 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

These files contain intra-office, intra-agency, and external outgoing letters, minutes, and reports signed by the director, deputy director, or staff. Topics may include proposed legislation, upcoming conferences, and routine requests from individuals, businesses, and organizations.
R279.014, Box 17/11-Box 19/2

Series 3.  Reports 1983-1986

Physical Description: 33 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

Report files may include charts, correspondence, transaction statements, and statistical information. The files contain internal monthly reports of both a fiscal and operational nature. The fiscal reports (1983-1984) include the following sections: Attendance, OSBD Budget, Conferences, Grant/Loan Fund, SBDC Review, Travel, a monthly report from each development corporation, Corporation Summary. The operational reports (1985-1985) include Accomplishments, Quarterly Summary of Corporate Activity, Monthly Activity, OSBD Expenditure, Conference Calendar, Legislation, OSBD Activity, and Vacation Schedule.
R279.015, Box 19/3-Box 19/22

Series 4.  Corporation Files 1978-1984

Physical Description: 20 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by corporation name and chronologically thereunder.

Scope and Content Note

The files primarily contain correspondence between OSBD and the business development corporations with whom they partnered, as well as the corporations' annual report submitted to the OSBD. The seven development corporations affiliated with the OSBD were: Cal Coastal, Cal Regional, First Inter-Urban, Hancock, Pacific Coast Regional, Superior Valley, and Valley. Files may also include other reports, charts, memoranda, and notes.