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Inventory of the Braun & Company Records
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Description
The Braun & Company records span the years 1936 to 1988 and contain 13 cubic feet of textual records, as well as several media items, such as audiocassettes, film reels, and computer diskettes. Researchers interested in political strategy, especially in initiative campaigns, will find much of value in this collection. Many of the textual records are internal memoranda between Braun & Company and the various organizations and candidates for whom they worked. These memoranda often discuss campaign strategy, media planning, fundraising, and other important aspects of political campaigns.
Background
Braun & Company Business and Public Relations Consultants was founded in 1930 by T.W. Braun. Upon its incorporation as a California corporation in 1936, it listed its primary purpose as "to promote, manage, aid, advise and assist, financially or otherwise, corporations, copartnerships, joint stock companies, syndicates, trustees, associations and individuals..." By the 1970s, Braun listed its primary services offered as financial and investor relations, governmental relations, public affairs, business and marketing counsel, and media relations. The main offices of Braun & Company were located in Los Angeles, but other offices were in San Francisco, New York, and Washington, D.C. Among the prominent political consultants who worked for Braun & Company over the years was Herb Baus, cofounder of the Baus and Ross political consulting firm.
Extent
13 cubic feet
Restrictions
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.
Availability
Collection is open for research.