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Inventory of the William P. (Bill) Campbell Papers
LP175:134-166, LP195:124-170, LP332:1-357  
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Series Descriptions

LP175:134-166; LP195:159-169; LP332:1-196

Series 1 Bill Files 1975-1989

Physical Description: 240 file folders

Arrangement

Bill files are arranged chronologically by legislative session and alphabetically and numerically by bill number.

Scope and Content Note

Bill files created by William Campbell may include bill analyses, amendments, conflict statements, correspondence, position statements, author's statements, press releases, newspaper clippings, background information, and reports. Of particular interest to researchers are those bills pertaining to tax reform, the battle for the legalization of the controversial cancer drug, Laetrile (Amygdalin), and attempts to increase voter turnout through adding "none of the above" to the ballot or changing California's Primary date.
Bill files for his first years in Assembly were not transferred to the California State Archives.
1975-1976: AB591-AB4202;ACA80; AB14XX-AB21XX (11ff) LP195:159-169
1977-1978: SB62-SB2229; SCAs; SCRs; SR52 (37ff) LP175:134-166, LP332:1-4
1979-1980: SB29-SB2036; SCR26-SCR49; SJR2; SR10; SR34 (33ff) LP332:5-37; AB21; AB60; AB1128; ACR45; AJR7; AJR38 (1ff) LP332:38
1981-1982: SB19-SB2098; SCA6; SCR15; SCR48; SJR12-SJR66 (23ff) LP332: 39-61
1983-1984: SB22-SB2292; SCA25; SCR14; SCR95; SJR55 (23ff) LP332:62-84
1985-1986: SB5-SB2581; SCR32; SCR58; SJR5 (37ff, 1 audiotape) LP332:85-121; AB2536; AB2905 (1ff) LP332:122
1987-1988: SB305-SB2731; SCA13; SCA25; SCR39-SCR89; SB5X; SB8X (50ff, 1 audiotape) LP332:123-172
1989-1990: SB27-SB1672; SCA7; SCA10; SCR29; SCR44; SJR9-SJR39; SB7X-SB40X (24ff) LP332:173-196
LP195:124-158; LP332:197-249

Series 2 Subject Files 1967-1989

Physical Description: 88 file folders

Arrangement

Subject files are arranged alphabetically by subject heading.

Scope and Content Note

Subject files created by William Campbell may contain correspondence, reports, newspaper clippings, press releases, speeches, opinions, and background materials. They relate to the general areas of proposed and pending legislation, community activities, and district affairs.
See Appendix A in the Master Finding Aid for a complete list of subject file headings.
LP332:250-309

Series 3 Correspondence 1975-1989

Physical Description: 60 file folders

Arrangement

Correspondence is arranged by type then chronologically thereunder.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence files include letters written by either William Campbell or his staff, particularly Chief of Staff Jerry Haleva. Mostly outgoing letters, both personal and business, are included.
Rules Committee Correspondence, 1976-1985 (2ff) LP332:250-251
Personal Correspondence, 1975-1985 (3ff) LP332:252-254
Chronological Files, 1984-1989 (52ff) LP332:255-306
Staff Memos, 1986-1988 (1ff) LP332:307
Congratulatory Letters, 1987-1989 (1ff) LP332:308
Thank You Letters, 1986-1989 (1ff) LP332:309
"Loony" Letters, (1ff) LP332:310
LP332:311

Series 4 Newsletters 1968-1988

Physical Description: 1 file folder

Arrangement

Newsletters are arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

Each newsletter sent out by Campbell contains a brief article on what he considered to be important issues of the time. The bulk is from the 1979-1980 session, although some newsletters are from his earlier legislative service.
LP195:170; LP332:312

Series 5 Press Releases 1975-1980

Physical Description: 2 file folders

Arrangement

Press releases are arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

Press releases, prepared by Campbell's staff, emphasize Campbell's opinions on current events, his response to legislation, and the status of bills that he sponsored.
Press Releases, 1975-1976 LP195:170
Press Releases, 1979-1980 LP332:312
LP332:313-318

Series 6 Opinions 1975-1989

Physical Description: 6 file folders

Arrangement

Opinions are arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

Attorney General and Legislative Counsel Opinions were written in response to questions from Campbell. These may regard constituent questions or background information for Campbell's contemplated legislation.
Attorney Generals Opinions, 1975-1989 (1ff) LP332:313
Legislative Counsel Opinions, 1979-1989 (5ff) LP332:314-318
LP332:319-324

Series 7 Proposed Legislation 1979-1989

Physical Description: 6 file folders

Arrangement

Proposed legislation is arranged chronologically by legislative session.

Scope and Content Note

Proposed legislation files include ideas generated by Campbell, his staff, and his constituents that were not fully developed for the legislative process. The distinction between these files and carried legislation should be maintained.
Bills not introduced, 1979-1989 (6ff) LP332:319-324
LP332:325-357

Series 8 Resolutions 1979-1989

Physical Description: 33 file folders

Arrangement

Resolutions are arranged chronologically by legislative session.

Scope and Content Note

Resolutions written or supported by William Campbell include: Member's Resolutions (MRs), Joint Rules Committee Resolutions (JRCRs), and Senate Rules Committee Resolutions (SRCRs).
JRCRs; MRs; SRCRs, 1979-1980 (2ff) LP332:325-326
JRCRs, 1981-1982 (1ff) LP332:327
JRCRs; MRs; SRCRs, 1983-1984 (5ff) LP332:328-332
JRCRs; MRs; SRCRs, 1985-1986 (9ff) LP332:333-341
JRCRs; MRs; SRCRs, 1987-1988 (10ff) LP332:342-351
JRCRs; MRs; SRCRs, 1989 (6ff) LP332:352-357