Information for Researchers
Scope and Content
Title: Campaign Data Service, Inc. records
Date (inclusive): 1964-1979
Collection Number: MS 3574
Campaign Data Service
(1.0 linear ft.)
California Historical Society
678 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA, 94105
Language of Materials: Collection materials are in English.
Physical Location: Collection is stored onsite.
Consists of correspondence, reports, advertisements, and printed materials, relating to state and local elections and neighborhood
initiatives. Contains material relating to individual campaigns for positions on the San Francisco School Board, and the offices
of County Sheriff and Supervisors, including Wilson Riles' successful 1970 race for State Superintendent of Schools in California.
Includes material related to the Nob Hill Neighbors and Pacific Heights Association campaigns against city zoning laws, which
allowed construction of high-rise apartment complexes in those neighborhoods. Also includes materials pertaining to an unsuccessful
campaign in 1969 by several local groups to bring about a charter amendment to revise the city charter. With these are materials
from other local campaigns, including the 1973 Yes on
Open Spaces/Recreation ballot Proposition.
Information for Researchers
Collection is open for research.
Copyright has not been assigned to the California Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from
manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of Research Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf
of the California Historical Society 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.
[Identification of item], Campaign Data Service, Inc. Records, MS 3574. California Historical Society, Manuscript Collection.
Printed material transferred to Library (photocopied title pages retained).
Assorted political posters transferred to the poster collection.
Photographs have been transferred to the California Historical Society Photography Collection; cataloged as MSP 3574.
Subjects and Indexing Terms
Alioto, Joseph L.
Brown, Willie L.
Feinstein, Dianne, 1933-
League of Women Voters of California.
Nob Hill Neighbors.
Pacific Heights Association.
California--Politics and government.
Citizens' associations--California--San Francisco.
Community development--California--San Francisco.
San Francisco (Calif.)--Politics and government.
School boards--California--San Francisco.
Collection donated by Audrey Penn Rodgers and Diene Bull of Campaign Data Service in February of 1980.
No additions are expected.
Processed by CHS staff.
The Campaign Data Service, Inc. Records are arranged into two series:
Series 1: Candidate Files
Series 2: Initiative Campaigns and Organizational Files
Campaign Data Service, Inc., organized in 1970 and in operation through 1980, was a San Francisco based firm specializing
in political campaign services. Headed by political consultants Diene Bull and Audrey Rodgers, the nonpartisan firm provided
planning and advising for all phases of political campaigning. Services included the production of campaign materials and
demographic research aids for both local and state-wide campaigns.
Scope and Content
Campaign Data Service, Inc. Records consist of materials relating to campaigns managed by Campaign Data Service, Inc. for
individual candidates and local initiatives from 1964 to 1979. Divided into two series, the collection includes correspondence,
campaign literature, press releases, speeches, research reports, opinion surveys, agreements, maps, census tract data, address
listings, newspaper clippings, and other records.
The first series, Candidate Files, includes material relating to Wilson Riles' race for California State Superintendent of
Schools in 1970, Dianne Feinstein's 1971 mayoral campaign, San Francisco County Sheriff and Supervisorial races, and campaigns
for positions on the San Francisco School Board and BART Board.
The second series, Initiative Campaigns and Organizational Files, contains materials regarding a number of local initiatives
and proposals. Included are records from campaigns mounted by two local organizations, Nob Hill Neighbors and the Pacific
Heights Association, aimed at restricting the construction of high-rise apartment complexes in their neighborhoods. Additional
materials relate to charter amendment, district election, and
Open Space campaigns. Reports regarding a San Francisco public education desegregation initiative and organizational proposals for SF
Info, a nonprofit information services organization, are also included.