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Inventory of the Robert J. Campbell Papers
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Series Descriptions

LP400:1-254

Series 1 Bill Files 1981-1996

Physical Description: 254 file folders

Arrangement

Bill files are arranged chronologically by legislative session, then numerically by bill number.

Scope and Content Note

Most bill files include all or some of the following items: bill analyses, amendments and resolutions, author's statements, press releases, newspaper clippings, and correspondence. Of particular interest are those relating to Campbell's two main areas of legislative interest- education and environmental protection. Prominent environmental legislation includes AB 384 (1983-1984 session), which created a check-off field on California state income tax forms for taxpayers to contribute to the Endangered and Rare Fish, Wildlife, and Plant Species Conservation and Enhancement Account; and AB 1572 (1991-1992), which increased fines for air pollution violations, as well as the earlier, unsuccessful version of that same bill, AB 3783 of the 1989-1990 session.
1981-1982: AB372-AB3772, ACA4, ACR85 (17ff) LP400:1-17.
1983-1984: AB5-AB4010, ACA7-ACA24, ACR61 (42ff) LP400:18-59.
1985-1986: AB3-AB4378 (33ff) LP400:60-92.
1987-1988: AB112-AB4611, ACA44-ACA58, ACR29-ACR170,AJR33 (32ff) LP400:93-124.
1989-1990: AB139-AB4404, ACA43-ACA51, ACR58-ACR128 (38ff) LP400:125-162.
1991-1992: AB128-AB3815, ACA20, AJR33-AJR53 (35ff) LP400:163-197.
1993-1994: AB7-AB3775, ACA11-ACA15, ACR136 (38ff) LP400:198-235.
1995-1996: AB337-AB3295 (19ff) LP400:236-254.
LP400:255-303

Series 2 Subject Files 1975-1986

Physical Description: 49 file folders

Arrangement

Subject Files are arranged alphabetically by subject heading.

Scope and Content Note

Included in Subject Files are correspondence from constituents and other legislators, news clippings, government reports and other publications, and internal memoranda between Campbell and his staff. Subject Files relate largely to local issues Campbell dealt with and are less relevant to his legislative focus than are the Bill Files.
For a complete list of subjects see Appendix A in Master Finding Aid at the California State Archives.
LP400:304-307

Series 3 Correspondence 1981-1994

Physical Description: 4 file folders

Arrangement

Correspondence is arranged chronologically by year.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence covers a variety of subjects, ranging from impending legislation (including Campbell's legislation and proposals by other legislators), controversial issues of the day, and local issues and problems constituents requiring Campbell's assistance. Correspondence is not comprehensive and most, if not all, of the subjects addressed in the correspondence files are addressed in greater detail in the Subject Files and Bill Files of this collection. However, researchers looking for clear and unambiguous statements regarding Campbell's position on important issues of the 1980s and early 1990s will find much of interest in this series.
LP400:308-309

Series 4 Press Releases 1980-1987

Physical Description: 2 file folders

Arrangement

Press releases are arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

Press releases in this series begin in December 1980, when Campbell was first sworn in to the State Assembly, and continue through December 1987. Most press releases do not focus on legislation Campbell authored; those are located in their respective bill files. Rather, the press releases series concerns other matters of interest to Campbell and his district, such as his committee assignments in the Assembly, local events at which he appeared, and statements he wished to make public.
LP400:310-311

Series 5 Proposed Legislation 1986-1989

Physical Description: 2 file folders

Arrangement

Proposed legislation files are arranged chronologically by year.

Scope and Content Note

This series contains files relating to legislation Campbell either introduced or considered introducing, but which was withdrawn before being formally assigned a bill number by the Legislative Analyst. The subjects concerned are largely the same as those addressed by his legislation--particularly education. Files include correspondence from individuals and interest groups asking Campbell to carry legislation, memoranda to and from Campbell and the Legislative Analyst regarding proposed legislation and legal opinions, and pre-printed copies of legislation that was withdrawn.