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Inventory of the Task Force to Promote Self-Esteem and Personal and Social Responsibility Records
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Series Descriptions

ID R390.01, Box 1, Folders 1-2

Series 1 Publications 1989-1990

Physical Description: 2 file folders

Access Information

Access to audiovisual material requires the production of use copies.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

Publications contain the final report, Toward a State of Esteem and the accompanying Appendix. Also within the series is a book the committee was instrumental in publishing, Social Importance of Self-Esteem. An audiotape recording of the final report's press release is also included.
ID R390.02, Box 1, Folders 3-5

Series 2 Final Report Files 1987-1990

Physical Description: 3 file folders

Access Information

Access to audiovisual material requires the production of use copies.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

The Final Report files consist of correspondence, annual reports, and final report drafts related to the task force's final report published in January 1990. The final report drafts include drafts from the task force committees. The series contains audio recordings of the Seventh Annual State Conference on Self-Esteem from 1989 and the May 1990 Toward a State of Esteem summit. A videotape recording of the CBS Morning Program from February 2, 1987 can be found within the files.
ID R390.03, Box 1, Folders 6-8

Series 3 Committee Files 1987-1989

Physical Description: 3 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetical by committee.

Scope and Content Note

The Committee Files include final and draft reports, lists of committee memberships, committee chair files, meeting minutes and agendas, memoranda, and committee information regarding the final report, budget issues, defining self-esteem, and public awareness of self-esteem issues.
ID R390.04, Box 1-2, Folders 9-12

Series 4 County Task Force Files 1987-1990

Physical Description: 25 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by county.

Scope and Content Note

Files consist of correspondence with county level self-esteem task forces and include minutes and agendas of several county level task force meetings, recommendations to the county task forces, resolutions and proclamations establishing the county level task forces, and county reports.
ID R390.05, Box 2-3, Folders 13-2

Series 5 Member Files 1987-1989

Physical Description: 11 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by month.

Scope and Content Note

Member files contain correspondence, news clippings, final report drafts, memoranda, and biographies on task force members. The files cover such topics as the final report, task force members' minority report ideas, members' discussion on subjects not covered in the final report, and member opinions on self-esteem.
ID R390.06, Box 3, Folders 3-6

Series 6 Meeting Packet Files 1987

Physical Description: 4 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by meeting packet.

Scope and Content Note

Meeting Packet files contain packets given to task force members for general and committee meetings in 1987. They include agendas and meeting minutes, budget analyses, information regarding the county task forces, and procedural activities relating to initial task force activity and establishing administrative procedure.
ID R390.07, Box 3, Folders 7-8

Series 7 Meeting Files 1987-1988

Physical Description: 2 file folders

Access Information

Access to audiovisual material requires the production of use copies.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by meeting.

Scope and Content Note

Meeting Files contain agendas and minutes of meetings, photographs, the photographic negatives, videotapes and audiotape recordings of task force meetings. Issues discussed at the meetings include defining self-esteem, budget issues, self-esteem research from the University of California, and possible areas of further research.
ID R390.08, Box 3, Folders 9-10

Series 8 "Think Tank" Files. 1988

Physical Description: 2 file folders

Access Information

Access to audiovisual material requires the production of use copies.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Scope and Content Note

The "Think Tank" files relate to a meeting on May 4, 1988, organized by executive director George Ball regarding the nature of self-esteem. The meeting was designed to expand the scope of the task force's understanding of current research. The files include agenda and minutes of the meeting, correspondence, academic papers, and notes from the meeting as well as audio and video records.
ID R390.09, Box 3, Folders 11

Series 9 ACR Files 1987

Physical Description: 1 file folder

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by month.

Scope and Content Note

Files consist primarily of correspondence and relate to Assembly Concurrent Resolution 64 (1987-1988) and ACR 65 (1987-1988), which called on county and state officials to maintain contacts with the task force.
ID R390.10, Box 3-4, Folders 11-6

Series 10 Statewide Task Force Public Hearing Files 1988-1989

Physical Description: 18 file folders

Access Information

Access to audiovisual material requires the production of use copies.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by date of hearing.

Scope and Content Note

The files relate to the nine public hearings that the task force held throughout the state from March 4, 1988 to April 11, 1989, and include agendas, audio recordings, video recordings, transcripts, testimony, background reports, and working files. The Fresno hearing of May 20, 1988 is the only hearing without an audio recording. The Sacramento hearing on April 11, 1989 has audio and visual records.
ID R390.11, Box 4, Folders 7

Series 11 "Esteem" Back Issues 1987-1990

Physical Description: 1 file folder

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by newsletter.

Scope and Content Note

The file consists of issues of the task force's official newsletter "Esteem." The newsletter addressed the task force's activities such as announcing public hearings and public meetings as well as describing the task force's progress on the final report. "Esteem" also mentioned non-task force, self-esteem related research and publications. The first issue is not within the collection.
ID R390.12, Box 4, Folders 8-11

Series 12 Press Files 1986-1990

Physical Description: 4 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by year.

Scope and Content Note

Press files consist of newspaper and magazine articles relating to the task force. This includes several interviews with John Vasconcellos and editorials on the task force. Cartoonist Gary Trudeau's Doonsebury appears frequently as a prominent critic of the task force's mission.
ID R390.13, Box 4-6, Folders 12-6

Series 13 Correspondence 1987-1990

Physical Description: 37 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by month.

Scope and Content Note

The series contains incoming and outgoing correspondence concerning various administrative aspects of the task force. Common topics relate to donations, the newsletter, and responses to concerned citizens who critiqued or criticized the task force's work.
ID R390.14, Box 6, Folders 7-9

Series 14 State Agency Correspondence 1987-1989

Physical Description: 3 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

The series contains correspondence with various state agencies, county task forces, the state legislature, and the federal government regarding other agencies assisting in researching self-esteem and social issues.