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Inventory of the California State Lottery Commission Records
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Series Descriptions

ID R181.1, Box 1, Folders 1

Series 1 Press File 1985

Physical Description: 1 file folder

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

This file includes a proposed script for a televised special meant to debut the Lottery to the public. It also contains the transcript of what is apparently the first press conference held by the Commission, dated February 4, 1985.
ID R181.2, Box 1-3, Folders 2-34

Series 2 Meeting Files 1985-1999

Physical Description: 88 file folders and 4 reel-to-reel tapes

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

These files include agendas, minutes from previous meetings, transcripts, correspondence, reports, contract agreements, travel plans, notes on general and public discussion, calendars for scheduled meetings, financial statements, and various types of approvals and amendments pertaining to commission policies, game regulations, game profiles, budgets, and marketing strategies. Audiotapes have been separated to a cold-storage vault for preservation purposes and separation sheets are in the meeting files to alert the researcher to the existence of these tapes.
The bulk of this series dates from 1992-1997 and the majority of documents pertain to game regulations, contract approvals, and assorted reports. Some events of interest over the years include the introduction the Retailer News publication (1994), the Public School Marketing and Recognition Program (1995), Retailer Incentives for Scratcher Automation (1996), and Year 2000 computer compliance arrangements (1998). A year of many modifications was 1997. The Commission dealt with topics such as the Minority/Woman Owned Business Enterprise Program, the Continuous Tracking Study, a new Super Bowl promotion, the Small Business Outreach Program, and Retailer Compliance with The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Technological improvement was emphasized in 1999 with meeting items such as presentation of the new website, electronic funds transfer services, and regulations regarding the disclosure of winner information.