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Inventory of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Commission Records
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Agency History
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Vietnam Veterans Memorial Commission records
    Dates: 1981-1990
    Collection number: R367
    Creator: Vietnam Veterans Memorial Commission
    Collection Size: 3 cubic feet of textual records, 440 photographs, 68 negative strips, 154 slides, one blue print, 25 building plans, 1 poster transparency, 2 publicity posters, 10 videos, 3 audio cassettes and 2 audio reel recordings
    Repository: California State Archives
    Sacramento, California
    Abstract: The scope of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Commission records cover the eight year period of the Commission's existence and the tasks granted to the Commission to create a memorial dedicated to California Vietnam Veterans. Topics include fundraising, Commission finances, media promotions, the design and construction of the memorial, and construction progress.
    Physical location: California State Archives
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions

    All series are open to research except series R367.07 (Memorial Correspondence Files) which are restricted per concerns regarding third party information, Information Practices Act, California Civil Code, beginning with section 1798.

    Publication Rights

    For permission to reproduce or publish, please contact the California State Archives. Permission for reproduction or publication is given on behalf of the California State Archives as the owner of the physical items. The researcher assumes all responsibility for possible infringement which may arise from reproduction or publication of materials from the California State Archives collections.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Vietnam Veterans Memorial Commission Records, R367, [series number], Box/Folder, California State Archives, Office of the Secretary of State, Sacramento, California.

    Acquisition Information

    The California State Archives acquired the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Commission records according to state law.

    Agency History

    The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Commission was established by Statutes 1983, chapter 1042 (AB650-Floyd) as a limited term nine-member Commission that oversaw the design and construction of California's Vietnam Veterans Memorial on the grounds of the State Capitol in Sacramento.
    The Commission existed to set policy, select and hire staff that would solicit contributions to design and construct the memorial, monitor the design and construction process, and establish a program for the dedication of the memorial.
    The memorial was dedicated on Memorial Day, May 28, 1990. Per Statutes 1987, chapter 731 the Commission was dissolved on January 1 of the following year. Remaining Commission funds were dedicated for continued care of the Memorial and for distribution to other Veteran's organizations.

    Scope and Content

    The records of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Commission consist of 87 files folders, 440 photographs, 68 negative strips, 154 slides, one blue print, 25 building plans, 1 poster transparency, 2 publicity posters, 10 videos, 3 audio cassettes and 2 audio reel recordings. The textual records contain primarily correspondence, memorandum, minutes, newspaper articles, activity reports, and staff notes. Audio visual materials are of publicity promotions and newscasts.
    The scope of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Commission records cover the eight year period of the Commission's existence and the tasks granted to the Commission to create a memorial dedicated to California Vietnam Veterans. Topics include fundraising, Commission finances, media promotions, the design and construction of the memorial, and construction progress.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Vietnam Veterans Memorial Commission
    California Vietnam Veterans Memorial (Sacramento, Calif.)
    War memorials