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Finding Aid for the Joyce A. Fadem Papers, 1959-1967
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Material

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Joyce A. Fadem Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1959-1967
    Collection number: 1109
    Creator: Fadem, Joyce A.
    Extent: 10 boxes (5 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Joyce Abrams Fadem (b.1932) was a educator and a prominent member of the California Democratic party. She served as director of political action and legislation for the California Teachers Association, Los Angeles (1969-71), was a member of the California Democratic State Central Committee (1960-64 and again, beginning in 1966), secretary of the California Democratic Council (CDC) Board of Directors (1963-67), and a member of the Los Angeles Democratic County Central Committee (1966-76). Her publications include The public secondary school pupil and the case law of California (1961). The collection consists of correspondence, minutes of board meetings, official records, documents, printed materials, ephemera, and tape recordings relating to the organization and activities of the California Democratic Council (CDC) during the period Joyce Fadem served as secretary to the board of directors. Included is the only complete tape recorded record of the 1967 and 1968 CDC annual conventions documenting the critical Vietnam War debates and the removal of President Simon Cassidy from office.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Joyce Fadem, 1971.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Joyce A. Fadem Papers (Collection 1109). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4233001 

    Biography

    Joyce Abrams Fadem was born on February 25, 1932 in Los Angeles; attended UC Berkeley, 1949-50; AA (1951), BA (1952), MA (1961), UCLA; teacher, University High School (Los Angeles), 1953-57; training teacher in the teacher training program, UCLA, 1955-57, 1959-60; faculty member, social science Department, Los Angeles City College, 1962-69; instructor, Immaculate Heart College, 1967-69; director of political action and legislation, California Teachers Association, Los Angeles, 1969-71; member, California Democratic State Central Committee, 1960-64 and again, beginning in 1966; secretary, California Democratic Council (CDC) Board of Directors, 1963-67; member, Los Angeles Democratic County Central Committee, 1966-76; publications include The public secondary school pupil and the case law of California (1961).

    Biographical Narrative

    Mrs. Joyce Fadem has been active in California Democratic Politics for several years, serving as a member of the California Democratic State Central Committee from 1960-1964 and 1966 to the present. She has also been a member of the Los Angeles County Central Committee since 1966.
    This collection, given by Mrs. Fadem in November 1971, contains the official records, documents, and correspondence, as well as the unofficial correspondence, of the California Democratic Council during the period Mrs. Fadem served as secretary to the CDC Board of Directors, 1963-1967.
    ( Who's Who in American Politics, 1971-1972)

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of correspondence, minutes of board meetings, official records, documents, printed materials, ephemera, and tape recordings relating to the organization and activities of the California Democratic Council (CDC) during the period Joyce Fadem served as secretary to the board of directors. Includes the only complete tape recorded record of the 1967 and 1968 CDC annual conventions documenting the critical Vietnam War debates and the removal of President Simon Cassidy from office.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Collection is arranged chronologically.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Fadem, Joyce A.--Archives.
    California Democratic Council.
    Teachers--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources.
    Women political activists--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources.

    Related Material

    Knox Mellon California Democratic Council Papers (Collection 1061). Available at Department of Special Collections, UCLA.
    Charles G. Gant California Democratic Council Records (Collection 1073). Available at Department of Special Collections, UCLA.
    Joseph L. Wyatt Collection of California Democratic Council Records (Collection 1082). Available at Department of Special Collections, UCLA.
    California Democratic Council Records (Collection 1389). Available at Department of Special Collections, UCLA.