Finding Aid for the Joyce A. Fadem Papers, 1959-1967

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Finding Aid for the Joyce A. Fadem Papers, 1959-1967

Collection number: 1109

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA
Processed by:
Manuscripts Division staff
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé, 2004
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, April 2004
© 2004 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

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

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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.

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.

Container List

Box 1, Folder 1

CDC Minute Book. 1959-1961.

Box 1, Folder 2

Dollars for Democrats. 1959.

Box 1, Folders 3-4

Membership drive. 1960-1962.

Box 1, Folder 5

Organization committee. 1960.

Box 1, Folder 6

CDC (Miscellaneous). 1961.

Box 1, Folder 7

Communication committee. 1961-1965.

Box 1, Folder 8

Convention (CDC). 1961.

Box 2, Folder 1

Organization committee. 1961.

Box 2, Folder 2

Convention (CDC). 1962.

Box 2, Folder 3

Organization committee. 1962-1963.

Box 2, Folders 4-5

Election campaign. 1962.

Box 2, Folder 6

CDC (Miscellaneous). 1963.

Box 2, Folder 7

Board of Directors meeting. May 1963.

Box 2, Folder 8

Board of Directors meeting. June 1963.

Box 2, Folder 9

Board of Directors meeting. September 1963.

Box 2, Folder 10

Board of Directors meeting. November 1963.

Box 2, Folder 11

Board of Directors roll call. 1963-1965.

Box 2, Folder 12

Correspondence and minutes. March-June 1963.

Box 3, Folder 1

Finance. 1963.

Box 3, Folder 2

CDC Headquarters. 1963-1965.

Box 3, Folder 3

Headquarters and personnel. 1963-1966.

Box 3, Folder 4

Los Angeles County Democratic Clubs. 1963.

Box 3, Folder 5

Tenth Birthday (CDC). 1963.

Box 3, Folder 6

Board of Directors meeting. January 1964.

Box 3, Folder 7

Board of Directors meeting. April 1964.

Box 3, Folder 8

Board of Directors meeting. June 1964.

Box 3, Folder 9

Board of Directors meeting. September 1964.

Box 3, Folder 10

Board of Directors meeting. November 1964.

Box 4, Folder 1

Convention (CDC). 1964.

Box 4, Folder 2

Convention - Planning. [1964].

Box 4, Folder 3

Convention - Speeches. [1964].

Box 4, Folder 4

Election (Primary). [1964].

Box 4, Folder 5

Election (General). [1964].

Box 4, Folder 6

Finance (Dollars for Democrats). 1964.

Box 4, Folder 7

Local endorsements. [1964].

Box 4, Folder 8

Slate mailer. 1964.

Box 5, Folder 1

Assembly district representatives. 1965.

Box 5, Folder 2

Board of Directors meeting. January 1965.

Box 5, Folder 3

Board of Directors meeting. April 1965.

Box 5, Folder 4

Board of Directors meeting. June 1965.

Box 5, Folder 5

Board of Directors meeting, Special. August 7, 1965.

Box 5, Folder 6

Board of Directors meeting. September 1965.

Box 5, Folder 7

Board of Directors meeting. October 1965.

Box 5, Folder 8

Board of Directors meeting. November 1965.

Box 5, Folder 9

Board of Directors lists. 1965-1967.

Box 5, Folder 10

Board of Directors roll call. 1965-1967.

Box 5, Folder 11

Board meeting minutes (attachments to). 1965-1966.

Box 6, Folder 1

Casady - correspondence relating to. 1965.

Box 6, Folder 2

Casady - Majority caucus. 1965-1966.

Box 6, Folders 3-4

Convention (CDC). 1965.

Box 6, Folder 5

Convention - Candidates. [1965].

Box 6, Folder 6

Convention - Delegate kits. [1965].

Physical Description: (2 kits)
Box 6, Folder 7

Convention - Planning. [1965].

Box 6, Folder 8

Executive committee. [1965].

Box 6, Folder 9

Finance (Dollars for Democrats). 1965.

Box 6, Folder 10

Governor's Education Conference. [1965].

Box 6, Folder 11

Post convention. [1965].

Box 6, Folder 12

Press and speeches. [1965].

Box 7, Folder 1

Program planning committee. [1965-1966].

Box 7, Folder 2

Resolutions. [1965-1966].

Box 7, Folder 3

Tally and nomination petitions. [1965-1966].

Box 7, Folder 4

Board of Directors meeting. January 1966.

Box 7, Folder 5

Board of Directors meeting. February 1966.

Box 7, Folder 6

Board of Directors meeting. April 1966.

Box 7, Folder 7

Board of Directors meeting. June 1966.

Box 7, Folder 8

Board of Directors meeting. September 1966.

Box 7, Folder 9

Board of Directors meeting. November 1966.

Box 7, Folder 10

Constitution and by-laws. 1966.

Box 8, Folder 1

Convention (CDC), Issues committee. [1966].

Box 8, Folders 2-3

Convention - Planning. [1966].

Box 8, Folder 4

Convention - Roster. [1966].

Box 8, Folder 5

Convention - Speeches, press, etc.. [1966].

Box 8, Folder 6

Election (Primary) campaign and slate mailer. [1966].

Box 8, Folder 7

Endorsement and challenges. [1966].

Box 8, Folder 8

Executive Board. 1966.

Box 8, Folder 9

Finance. [1966].

Box 8, Folder 10

Majority caucus (ex-). 1966.

Box 8, Folder 11

New Politics Movement. [1966].

Box 8, Folder 12

Post convention. [1966].

Box 8, Folder 13

Registration. [1966].

Box 8, Folder 14

Resolutions. [1966].

Physical Description: (draft copies)
Box 8, Folder 15

Tallys. [1966].

Box 9

Board of Directors meeting. November 1966.

Physical Description: (1 tape)
Box 9

Convention (CDC). 1966.

Physical Description: (10 tapes)
Box 9, Folder 1

Board of Directors meeting. February 1967.

Box 9, Folder 2

Board of Directors meeting. April 1967.

Box 10, Folder 1

Convention (CDC). March 1967.

Box 10, Folder 2

Convention. 1967.

Physical Description: (7 tapes)
Box 10, Folder 3

Convention (Special). September 1967.

Box 10, Folder 4

Peace slate (Anti-CDC). 1967.

Box 10, Folder 5

“What is CDC?” (Material for a history of CDC). [1967].

Box 10, Folder 6

CDC (Miscellaneous). 1967-.

Box 10, Folder 7

California Observer (vol.1, no.1-vol.2, no.1). 1965-1966.