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Inventory of the Dept. of Alcoholic Beverage Control
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Series Descriptions

F3718:1-153

Series 1  Public Correspondence 1951-1973

Physical Description: 153 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by year and then alphabetically by correspondent.

Scope and Content Note

Letters received and copies of letters sent, memoranda, telegrams, minutes of meetings relating to the day-to-day activities of the Department. Correspondence with the general public has been sampled, with letters "H" and "S" retained. Subjects include requests for licensing information, complaints about alleged violations by licensee, referrals to and from other agencies, such as to the Board of Equalization about tax matters, requests by salvage companies to sell damaged goods.
F3718:154-234

Series 2  Area, District, and Branch Office Correspondence 1951-1973

Physical Description: 81 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged area, district, or branch, and then chronologically by date.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence with area, district, and branch offices includes bulletins explaining policies, reports of enforcement activities, minutes of staff meetings, field reports by enforcement officers, suggestions for improvement of operations, and reports of training activities.
F3718:235-247

Series 3  Correspondence with Other State Agencies 1951-1973

Physical Description: 13 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by name of agency and then chronologically by date writiten.

Scope and Content Note

Includes material reflecting Alcohol Beverage Control's role in civil defense and disaster plans, referrals from the Governor's Office for answer to citizen's complaints, minutes of meetings of the Governor's Council on Alcohol Problems (1966-1968), Attorney General's opinions concerning department rules, and reports to the Department of Motor Vehicles concerning fake or altered driver's licenses.
F3718:248-278

Series 4  Advertising Practices Correspondence 1941-1958

Physical Description: 31 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by date.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence sent to and received from advertising agencies, distributors, and manufacturers concerning the legality of proposed newspaper ads, display cases, and novelties (such as napkins, matches and bottle-openers, signs, and other advertising schemes).
F3718:279-374

Series 5  Subject Files 1938-1970

Physical Description: 96 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by subject and then chronologically thereunder.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, legal briefs, memoranda, reports including material concerning the reinstatement of licenses confiscated from persons of Japanese ancestry during World War II (1951-1959), the importation of alcoholic beverages into California, minutes of meetings of the Senior Armed Forces Disciplinary Control Board in San Francisco concerning placing of premises off-limits, fingerprinting procedures, the seizure of illicit stills, and the problems of identification cards for non-drivers.
F3718:375a,b,c

Series 6  Photographs 1938-1970

Physical Description: 3 items

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by date.

Scope and Content Note

Includes one black and white photographic print showing the destruction of seized liquor in the Stockton District, July 13, 1938; one black and white photographic print showing a seized illicit still, Feb. 23, 1939; and one black and white photographic print showing Department Director Edward J. Kirby and Assistant Director John J. Canny publicizing a new program of prevention of sales to minors, 1970.