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Inventory of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Commission Records
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Series Description

folder R367.01. Box 1/1-1/2.

Series 1. Legislative Files 1985-1990

Physical Description: 2 file folders.

Arrangement

Arranged by subject.

Scope and Content Note

Files contain reports to the Legislature (1995-1990) regarding Commission activities as well as one file on legislative bills of interest to the Commission. Bill subjects include use of funds from the State's General Fund, use of Commission funds, and Commission authority. Files include reports, analysis, memorandum, news clippings and correspondence.
folder R367.02. Box 1/3-1/8.

Series 2. Minutes 1984-1990

Physical Description: 6 file folders.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

Minutes of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Commission meetings. The minutes include discussion of policy, procedure, construction progress, general administration, and funding of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Files include meeting agendas and minutes.
folder R367.03. Box 1/9-1/16.

Series 3. Correspondence Files 1982-1989

Physical Description: 8 file folders.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence regarding Commission activities, events, fundraising, donations and other actions of the Commission. Files include correspondence, news clippings, memorandum, minutes, proposals, meeting materials, and thank you correspondence for donations of labor and funds.
folder R367.04. Box 1/17-1/28.

Series 4. Publicity Files 1984-1990

Physical Description: 12 file folders, 214 photographs, 10 videos, 2 posters, 1 poster transparency, 3 audio cassettes, 2 audio reels.

Arrangement

Arranged by subject.

Scope and Content Note

General publicity materials of Commission events including the Ground Breaking Ceremony, dedication, and transfer of the memorial to the State. Materials include publicity stills, programs, posters, examples of fundraising materials, and other publicity packets. Photographs are primarily of the "Turn Over" Ceremony and the Memorial. Videos are of publicity promotions and newscasts.
folder R367.05. Box 1/28-1/36.

Series 5. Memorial Design Files 1984-1990

Physical Description: 8 file folders, 154 slides, 226 photographs, and 68 negative strips.

Arrangement

Arranged by subject.

Scope and Content Note

Vietnam Veterans Memorial design competition information and publicity files, including layout and panel design, design changes, additions and insurance specifications for the model of the memorial. Photographs and/or slides are of designs entered into the competition and of the completed memorial.
folder R367.06. Box 2/1-2/5.

Series 6. Financial Files 1987-1990

Physical Description: 5 file folders.

Arrangement

Arranged by subject.

Scope and Content Note

Audit and financial records of the Commission. Subjects include: Memorial Audit Committee, 1989; audit provided by Arthur Young, 1987; use of a tax form check box for donations to the Memorial Commission; receipts and disbursements; and final disbursement of Commission funds. Files include correspondence, receipts, record of disbursements, and audits.
folder R367.07. Box 2/6-2/23.

Series 7. Contract Files 1981-1990

Physical Description: 18 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by Contractor name.

Scope and Content Note

Standard agreements with various vendors hired by the Commission for Memorial construction, and design, as well as marketing and fundraising. Files include contracts, memorandum, correspondence, receipts, expenditures and product samples.
folder R367.08. Box 3/1-3/4.

Series 8. Directories 1989

Physical Description: 4 file folders.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content Note

Criteria used to determine the names to appear on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and two directories, or lists of names, selected for the Memorial. The lists are not complete.
folder R367.09. Box 3/5-3/27.

Series 9. Memorial Correspondence Files 1985-1990

Physical Description: 24 file folders.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by folder.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence between Commission members and friends/family of veterans requesting veteran's names be placed on the Memorial. Includes correspondence to and from the Commission, news clippings, and, in many cases, documentation of the veteran's birth, death and military status.

Access Information

RESTRICTED, per Information Practices Act, California Civil Code, beginning with section 1798.
folder R367.10. Box 3/28.

Series 10. Design Plans 1985-1988

Physical Description: 1 file folder, 1 blue print, 25 plans.

Arrangement

Arranged according to plan/blue print number.

Scope and Content Note

One blue print and twenty five construction/design plans of various aspects of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial including panel view, elevations, and landscape design. File folder (3/28) contains a list of Design Plans, also see Appendix A in the master finding aid at the Research Room of the California State Archives.