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Finding Aid for the Richard Richards Papers, 1954-1962
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Legislative Files. 1955

Box 1, Folder 1

Assembly bill 975.

Scope and Content Note

re Legislative office.
Box 1, Folders 2-5

Assembly bills handled in Senate by Richard Richards [in numerical order].

Box 1, Folder 6

Skeleton bills.

Box 1, Folder 7

Bills ready for introduction.

Box 1, Folder 8

Bills introduced in Senate by R. Richards [chart showing fate of each].

Box 1, Folder 9

Bills authored and co-authored by Richards [lists].

Box 1, Folder 10

Notes on controversial bills.

 

Legislative Work. 1955 - Senate Bills

Box 2

S.B. 127-954.

Physical Description: 56 folders.

Scope and Content Note

Includes bills re air pollution; Los Angeles courts; elections and campaigns; workmen's compensation.
Box 3

S.B. 1066-1955.

Physical Description: 48 folders.

Scope and Content Note

Includes bills re welfare; MTA; parks and recreation; FEPC.
 

Legislative Files. 1955-1956

Box 4, Folder 1

Senate constitutional amendment, no.15.

Scope and Content Note

re Reapportionment of Assembly districts.
Box 4, Folder 2-12

Senate resolutions. 1955.

Box 4, Folder 13

Senate resolutions of interest to R. Richards.

Box 4, Folder 14

Senate concurrent resolution, no.35.

Scope and Content Note

re USC diamond jubilee.
Box 4, Folders 15-17

Senate Joint resolutions.

Box 4, Folder 18

Legislative session. 1955 [general].

Box 4, Folder 19

R. Richards' legislative record. 1955.

Box 4, Folder 20

Richards' statements printed in Senate journal. 1955.

Scope and Content Note

[ re loyalty oath]
Box 4, Folders 21-24

Senate bills. 1956.

Scope and Content Note

Includes bills re air pollution.
Box 4, Folder 25

Senate constitutional amendment no.1.

Scope and Content Note

re legislative sessions.
Box 4, Folder 26

Senate concurrent resolution no.10.

Scope and Content Note

re future water projects.
 

Legislative Files. 1957

Box 5, Folder 1

Assembly bill 1304.

Scope and Content Note

re Mass rapid transit.
Box 5, Folders 2-5

Assembly bills handled by R. Richards. 1957.

Box 5, Folder 6

Legislation. 1957.

Scope and Content Note

Summary of Senate bills.
Box 5, Folder 7

Bills introduced by R. Richards. 1957.

Scope and Content Note

[Chart showing fate of each]
 

Legislative Files. 1957 - Senate Bills

Box 6

S.B. 85-999.

Physical Description: 43 folders.

Scope and Content Note

Includes bills re child care center; elections; air pollution; state highways; old age assistance.
Box 7

S.B. no.1376-2660.

Physical Description: 39 folders.

Note

[folders are numbered 1-40, there is no no.157]
Box 8, Folders 1-54

Senate bills, 2352-2574.

Scope and Content Note

Includes bill re FEPC; welfare code; education; air pollution; public assistance.
Box 8, Folder 55

R. Richards' action on bills.

Box 8, Folder 56

Senate bills signed by governor.

 

Legislative Files. 1957-1958

Box 9, Folder 1

Senate constitutional amendment 44.

Scope and Content Note

re water development.
Box 9, Folders 2-9

Senate resolutions.

Box 9, Folders 10-12

Senate concurrent resolutions.

Box 9, Folders 13-14

Senate joint resolutions.

Box 9, Folder 15

Vote tallies. 1957.

Box 9, Folder 16

Assembly bill no.5 [19587].

Scope and Content Note

re Long Beach subsidence.
Box 9, Folder 17

Assembly bills in Senate. 1958.

Box 9, Folder 18

Floor folder. 1958.

Box 9, Folders 19-27

Senate bills, no.3-56.

Scope and Content Note

Includes bills re school busses.
Box 9, Folders 28-38

Senate resolutions.

Box 9, Folders 39-47

Senate concurrent resolutions.

Box 9, Folders 48-52

Senate joint resolutions.

 

Legislative Files. 1959

Box 10, Folder 1

Assembly bills co-authored by R. Richards.

Box 10, Folder 2

Assembly bills & resolutions carried in Senate by R. Richards.

Box 10, Folder 3

Floor folder. 1959.

Box 10, Folder 4

Senate bills co-authored by R. Richards.

Box 10, Folder 5

Bills introduced in Senate by R. Richards. 1959.

Scope and Content Note

[Chart showing fate of each]
Box 10, Folder 6

Consent calender. 1959 session.

Box 10, Folders 7-36

Senate bills, no.20-686.

Scope and Content Note

Includes bills re air pollution; court claims; unemployment insurance; FEPC.
 

Legislative Files. 1959 - Senate Bills

Box 11

S.B. 711-1482.

Physical Description: 24 folders.

Scope and Content Note

Includes bills re old age assistance; flood control districts; air pollution.
 

Legislative Files. 1959-1960

Box 12, Folder 1

Senate constitutional amendment 3.

Scope and Content Note

re mental health.
Box 12, Folder 2

Senate constitutional amendment 7.

Scope and Content Note

re reapportionment of assembly and congressional districts.
Box 12, Folders 3-10

Senate resolutions.

Box 12, Folders 11-16

Senate concurrent resolutions.

Box 12, Folders 17-20

Senate joint resolutions.

Box 12, Folder 21

Senate records of session.

Box 12, Folder 22

Pending legislation. 1959.

Box 12, Folder 23

Assembly bills carried by R. Richards. 1960.

Box 12, Folder 24

Floor folder. 1960.

Box 12, Folders 25-26

Senate bills, no.7-15.

Scope and Content Note

re Board of supervisors; Los Angeles State college.
 

Legislative Files. 1960-1961

Box 13, Folders 1-7

Senate resolutions. 1960.

Box 13, Folders 8-9

Senate concurrent resolutions. 1960.

Box 13, Folders 10-14

Assembly bills. 1961.

Box 13, Folder 15-17

Assembly bills carried in Senate by Richards.

Box 13, Folder 18

Floor folder. 1961.

Box 13, Folder 19

Bills introduced by Richards. 1961.

Scope and Content Note

[Chart showing fate of each]
Box 14

S.B. no.49-689.

Physical Description: 20 folders.

Scope and Content Note

Includes bills re cigarette taxes; old age assistance; assaults; credit cards; child care centers.
 

Legislative Files. 1961 - Senate Bills

Box 15, Folders 1-11

Senate bills no.710-1476.

Scope and Content Note

Includes bills re water utilities; elections.
Box 15, Folder 12

Senate constitutional amendment no.10.

Scope and Content Note

re elderly housing [Prop. 1 on 1962 ballot].
Box 15, Folder 13

Senate constitutional amendment no.26.

Scope and Content Note

re taxation of telephone companies.
Box 15, Folders 14-31

Senate resolutions.

Box 15, Folder 32

Senate concurrent resolutions.

Box 15, Folders 33-34

Senate joint resolutions.

Box 15, Folder 35

Senate records of session. 1961.

 

Legislative Files. 1961-1962

Box 16, Folder 1

Pending legislation. 1961.

Box 16, Folder 2

Proposed legislation. 1961.

Box 16, Folder 3

Proposed legislation. 1961.

Scope and Content Note

re Adoptions.
Box 16, Folder 4

Assembly bill no.2. 1962.

Scope and Content Note

re Senior citizens village.
Box 16, Folder 5

Assembly bills no.5 & 6. 1962.

Scope and Content Note

re Defense production act.
Box 16, Folder 6

Assembly bills co-signed and carried by R. Richards. 1962.

Box 16, Folders 7-10

Senate bills, no.3-36.

Scope and Content Note

re education bonds, etc.
Box 16, Folder 11

Senate constitutional amendment no.1.

Scope and Content Note

re legislators compensation.
Box 16, Folders 12-23

Senate resolutions.

Box 16, Folder 24

Senate concurrent resolution.

Box 16, Folder 25

Senate joint resolution.

 

Legislative Committees

 

Committees: A - F

Box 17, Folder 1

Agriculture (Senate fact-finding committee). 1959-60.

Box 17, Folder 2

Business and professions committee. 1957.

Box 17, Folder 3

Collection agencies (Senate interim committee) 1957-59.

Box 17, Folder 4

Education (Senate fact-finding committee). 1960.

Box 17, Folder 5

Elections committee (miscellaneous). 1960-61.

Box 17, Folder 6

Finance committee. 1961-62.

Box 17, Folder 7

Finance committee, sub-committee no.3. 1961.

 

Committees: G - J

Box 18, Folder 1

Governmental administration (Senate fact-finding committee), 1959.

Box 18, Folder 2

Highway problems (joint committee). 1957-58.

Box 18, Folder 3

Housing and recreational needs of elderly people (Senate interim committee). 1957-58.

Box 18, Folder 4

Institutions committee. 1954.

Box 18, Folder 5

Interim committee. 1959.

Box 18, Folder 6

Interim committee preferences (n.d.).

 

Committees: Judiciary Committee

Box 18, Folder 7

1954-55.

Box 18, Folder 8

1955: Calendar.

Box 18, Folder 9

1955: Actions taken.

Box 19, Folder 1

1956-57.

Box 19, Folder 2

1956-57: Actions completed in committee. 1957.

Box 19, Folder 3

Search and seizure. 1956-58.

Box 19, Folder 4

(Interim). 1958-59.

Box 19, Folder 5

Minutes. 1958.

Box 20, Folder 6

1959-60.

Box 21, Folder 1

1959-60.

Box 21, Folder 2

Narcotics. 1959.

Box 21, Folder 3

Narcotics. 1959.

Scope and Content Note

re AB 2727 (Dills bill).
Box 21, Folder 4

Narcotics. 1959.

Scope and Content Note

re AB 2727 and newsman George Putnam's campaign against judiciary committee's action on it.
Box 21, Folder 5

Narcotics. 1960-61.

Box 22, Folder 1

1960.

Box 22, Folder 2

1960: Auto accident commission plan.

Box 22, Folder 3

1961.

 

Joint Judiciary Committee on Administration of Justice. 1958.

Box 19, Folder 6

1958.

Box 19, Folder 7

Subcommittee on courts. 1958.

Box 20, Folders 1-3

Subcommittee on courts. 1958.

Box 20, Folder 4

Subcommittee on criminal law enforcement. 1958.

Box 20, Folder 5

Reports. 1959.

 

Committees: J - L

Box 22, Folder 4

Labor (Senate committee). 1959-60.

Box 22, Folder 5

Labor committee. 1960: Senator Richards' prepared statement, Aid to Needy Children hearings, Senate Fact-finding committee on labor and welfare. San Diego, September 19-20, 1960; Los Angeles. September 21, 1960.

Box 22, Folder 6

Legislative organization (Joint committee). 1960.

 

Local Government Committee

Box 23, Folder 1

1959-60.

Box 23, Folder 2

1959-61: Expense vouchers.

Box 23, Folder 3

1960-61: Request to be notified of meetings.

Box 23, Folder 4

1961.

Scope and Content Note

(Including bills assigned to committee by Rules committee)
Box 23, Folder 5

1961: general.

Box 23, Folder 6

1961-62.

Box 23, Folder 7

1961-62: Budget.

Box 23, Folder 8

1961: Antelope valley.

Box 23, Folder 9

1961: Los Angeles County.

Scope and Content Note

re MWD and MTA.
Box 23, Folder 10

1961: Civil defense.

Box 23, Folder 11

1961-62: Expense vouchers.

Box 24, Folder 1

1961: Members.

Box 24, Folder 2

1962: San Diego hearing, September 10.

Box 24, Folder 3

Reference materials.

 

Committees: M

Box 24, Folder 4

Marine affairs committee (interim). 1955-58.

Scope and Content Note

[Includes material re Los Angeles Harbor].
 

Metropolitan Areas Committee

Box 24, Folder 5

1957-59.

Box 24, Folder 6

1957.

Scope and Content Note

re hearing. Los Angeles, December 23.
Box 25, Folder 1

Kaiser industries in California (Report. September 1957).

Box 25, Folder 2

1957: Taxes.

Box 25, Folder 3

Military and veterans affairs committee. 1955.

 

Parking Committee

Box 25, Folder 4

1955-56.

Box 25, Folder 5

1956.

Scope and Content Note

re off-street parking hearings.
Box 28, Folder 5

1956: Proposed legislation.

Box 28, Folder 6

1956: Legislative counsel summary of state position.

Box 28, Folder 7

Reports from other groups concerned with parking problems. v.d.

 

Los Angeles Hearings

Box 25, Folders 6-7

February 8-9, 1956.

Box 26, Folder 1

1956: Reports of parking industry.

Box 26, Folder 2

Transcript.

 

San Diego Hearings

Box 26, Folders 3-4

February 10, 1956.

Box 26, Folder 5

Transcript.

 

San Francisco Hearings

Box 27, Folder 1

1956.

Scope and Content Note

re off-street parking, August 30.
Box 27, Folder 2

City reports.

Box 27, Folder 3

Statements.

Box 27, Folder 4

Statements - extra copies.

Box 27, Folder 5

Statements - transcript.

Box 27, Folder 6

Transcript supplement.

 

Sacramento Hearings

Box 27, Folder 7

September 24-25: correspondence.

Scope and Content Note

re off-street parking.
Box 27, Folder 8

Agenda and statements.

Box 28, Folder 1

Parking committee. 1956: statements.

Box 28, Folder 2

City presentations.

Box 28, Folder 3

Private garage owners statements.

Box 28, Folder 4

Transcript.

 

Committees: P - S

 

Public Health and Safety Committee

Box 28, Folder 8

1955.

Box 28, Folder 9

1957.

Box 29, Folder 1

1959.

Box 29, Folder 2

1959.

Box 29, Folder 3

Ethical medical practices. 1959.

Box 29, Folder 4

1960.

Box 29, Folder 5

1960: Richards' statement before joint hearing of Public health and safety committee and Transportation committee.

Box 29, Folder 6

Subdivision, development and planning committee (Senate interim). 1957.

 

Committees: Transportation

 

Transportation Committee

Box 29, Folder 7

1955.

Box 29, Folder 8

1955.

Scope and Content Note

re Boats.
Box 29, Folder 9

1955.

Scope and Content Note

re Taxes.
Box 30, Folder 1

1955-56.

Box 30, Folder 2

1957-58.

Box 30, Folder 3

1959.

Scope and Content Note

[Including letter from Governor Brown]
Box 30, Folder 4

Subcommittee on drunk drivers. 1960-61.

Box 31, Folder 1

1961.

 

Mass Rapid Transit

Box 31, Folder 2

Interim subcommittee on mass rapid transit. 1955.

Box 32, Folders 1-2

Joint interim subcommittee on mass rapid transit. 1956.

Box 31, Folder 4

Mass rapid transit - Los Angeles monorail. 1955.

 

Mass Rapid Transit Subcommittee

Box 31, Folder 3

1955 (continued).

Box 32, Folders 3

Hearings. January 17-20, 1956: Registrations.

Box 32, Folders 4

Hearings, statements presented.

Box 32, Folders 5

1957.

Box 32, Folders 6

1958.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence re Metropolitan Transit Authority hearings. Los Angeles. October 1958.
Box 33, Folder 1

MTA hearings. 1958.

Box 33, Folder 2

MTA hearings and post hearings correspondence.

Box 33, Folder 3

Transcript.

Box 33, Folder 4

MTA. 1960.

Box 33, Folder 5

Mass transit studies. 1956-62 [printed materials].

 

Highways

Box 34, Folder 1

1954-56.

Box 34, Folder 2

1956-57.

Box 34, Folder 3

(Freeways). 1956-57.

Box 34, Folder 4

Figueroa and 234th- St. crossing [Los Angeles]. 1957.

Box 34, Folder 5

Lennox, Lawndale - San Diego Freeway. 1957.

Box 34, Folder 6

Harbor Freeway to 190th St. 1957-58.

Box 34, Folder 7

Monterey Park Freeway Route. 1957-58.

Box 34, Folder 8

Freeways. 1958-59.

 

Highways Subcommittee

Box 35, Folder 1

Santa Monica Freeway. 1961.

Box 35, Folder 2

Malibu Freeway. 1962.

Box 35, Folders 3-6

Senate fact-finding committee on transportation and public utilities. 1959-61.

Box 35, Folder 7

Richards' statement before joint hearing of Senate fact-finding committee on public health and Senate transportation committee. January 22, 1960.

 

Committees: U - Z

 

Water Resources Committee

Box 36, Folder 1

Report of lawyer's water committee. April 29, 1957.

Box 36, Folder 2

1958-59.

Box 36, Folder 3

1959.

Scope and Content Note

re water bonds.
Box 36, Folder 4

1961.

Box 36, Folders 5-6

Expenditure control hearing. Sacramento. August 30, 1961. (Assembly interim committee on water, subcommittee on expenditure).

Box 36, Folder 7

Statements before Senate fact-finding committee on water. Sacramento. October 31, 1961.

Box 36, Folder 8

1961-62.

Box 36, Folder 9

Salt water conversion. 1961.

 

Subjects - Printed Material, Reports, Clippings, etc.

Box 37, Folders 1-2

Aged. ca. 1954-60.

 

Air Pollution

Box 37, Folder 4

Printed matter. 1955-57.

 

Smog

Box 37, Folder 3

1955-59.

Scope and Content Note

[Correspondence, clippings, photos]
Box 38, Folders 1-6

1955-58.

Scope and Content Note

[Includes correspondence, printed material, materials re proposed legislation, clippings. Mostly relating to Los Angeles County]
Box 39, Folder 1

1959.

Box 39, Folder 2

Auto industry hearing. February 16, 1959 (Sacramento).

Box 39, Folder 3

Proposed legislation. 1959-60.

Box 39, Folders 4-5

1960.

Box 40, Folder 1

1960.

Box 40, Folder 2

1960: active legislation.

Box 40, Folder 3

1960: Reports, statements, etc.

Box 40, Folder 4

Anti-communism voters league.

Box 40, Folder 5

Automation.

Box 40, Folder 6

Brown, George S.

Box 40, Folder 7

Budget (California state). 1962.

Box 40, Folder 8

Budget: General fund, monthly statement.

 

C - E

 

Campaign

Box 41, Folder 1

Correspondence. 1956.

Scope and Content Note

re R. Richards' position on issues.
Box 41, Folder 2

Lithuanian American community (photos). ca. 1962.

Box 41, Folder 3

Mexican American community (photos). ca. 1962.

Box 41, Folder 4

Negro community (photos). ca. 1962.

Box 41, Folder 5

Campaign against Thomas Kuchel for U.S. Senate. 1962.

Box 41, Folder 6

Civil defense.

Box 41, Folder 7

Common Market.

Box 41, Folder 8

Death penalty. 1960.

Box 41, Folder 9

Defense production Act. 1961-62.

Box 41, Folder 10

Division of Highways budget. 1962-63.

Box 41, Folder 11

Economic development agency (pamphlet).

Box 41, Folder 12

Economy - Stock market (clippings. 1962).

 

E - F

 

Education

Box 42, Folder 1

Emotionally handicapped.

Box 42, Folder 2

Los Angeles Trade Technical College.

Box 42, Folder 3

Reports of Coordinating Council for Higher Education. 1962.

Box 42, Folder 4

Television.

Box 42, Folder 5

Elections and reapportionment: Assembly Interim Committee report. December 1960.

Physical Description: [2 copies].
Box 42, Folder 6

Fair employment practices commission - appropriation. 1957-58.

Box 42, Folder 7

FEPC re Senate Bill 2566. 1958.

Box 42, Folder 8

Federal matters [primarily office of Post Master General] 1962.

Scope and Content Note

[Includes correspondence with Clair Engle]
 

G - N

Box 43, Folder 1

Gas bill; fare price (clippings. 1956).

Box 43, Folder 2

Governor's commission on metropolitan area problems. 1959.

Box 43, Folder 3

Judicial Retirement and Pension Plans. Chicago. 1961.

Box 43, Folder 4

Kennedy. Johh F. - press statements, (clippings. 1962).

Box 43, Folder 5

Kivel, Martin - Correspondence for R. Richards. 1962.

Box 43, Folder 6

Labor. 1959 - federal and state.

Scope and Content Note

[Includes JFK letter to Richards. May 1959]
Box 43, Folder 7

Labor, (anti) propaganda. 1959.

Box 43, Folder 8

Meals for Millions. November 1956.

Box 43, Folder 9

Medicare. 1962.

Box 43, Folder 10

Natural resources department. Division of mines. Special reports , no.47-48. 1956.

 

News Releases - Richards

Box 43, Folders 11-12

1955.

Box 43, Folder 13

1956.

 

News Releases. 1957-59

Box 44, Folder 1

Your state senator reports. 1957.

Box 44, Folder 2

Special subjects. 1957.

Box 44, Folder 3

Your state senator reports. 1958.

Box 44, Folder 4

Special subjects. 1958.

Box 44, Folder 5

Your state senator reports. 1960.

 

News Releases. 1960-1962

Box 45, Folder 1

Special subjects. 1960.

Box 45, Folder 2

Your state senator reports. 1961.

Box 45, Folder 3

Special subjects. 1961.

Box 45, Folder 4

Your state senator reports. 1962.

Box 45, Folder 5

Special subjects. 1962.

 

News Releases. 1962

Box 46, Folder 1

January-July 1962.

Scope and Content Note

re Senate campaign.
Box 46, Folder 2

September-November 1962.

Scope and Content Note

re Senate campaign
Box 46, Folder 3

Newsletter and press release source material.

Box 46, Folder 4

Newsletter and speech material.

 

News Releases - Governor Brown, et al.

 

News Releases and Speeches, Governor Brown

Box 47, Folder 1

January-February 1961.

Box 47, Folder 2

March-April 1961.

Box 47, Folder 3

May-June 1961.

Box 47, Folder 5

1962.

Box 47, Folder 4

News releases.

Scope and Content Note

re Governor's appointments.
Box 47, Folder 6

Democratic National committee. 1955-56.

 

News releases - S

Box 48, Folder 1

Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, 1955-56.

Box 48, Folder 2

Nuclear War, (clippings. 1962).

Note

[c.f. Civil defense, Box 41 folder 6]
Box 48, Folder 3

Office of consumer counsel. Highlights of the first year office of consumer counsel. October 2, 1959-October 2, 1960.

Physical Description: [2 copies].
Box 48, Folder 4

Peace corps (clippings. 1962).

Box 48, Folder 5

Public relations with Negro community. 1957-58.

Scope and Content Note

[Correspondence and clippings re Richards]
Box 48, Folder 6

Public utilities - transit. 1953-55 (clippings and publications).

Box 48, Folder 7

Reorganization of state government. 1959-61. (ephemera and reports).

Box 48, Folder 8

Senate [California] reapportionment. 1962.

Scope and Content Note

(Correspondence, clippings, reports)
 

T - W

Box 49, Folder 1

Transportation, San Francisco. 1947, 1955.

Physical Description: [2 reports].
Box 49, Folder 2

U.S. foreign policy in an election year. Friends committee on legislation. 1956.

Box 49, Folder 3

USSR (clippings. 1962).

 

Water

Box 49, Folder 4

1959-60.

Box 49, Folders 5-6

1960.

Box 49, Folder 7

1960.

Scope and Content Note

re Los Angeles and Orange County and the Metropolitan Water District.
Box 50, Folder 1

1960 - Proposition I, ballot arguement.

Box 50, Folder 2

Price dispute. Southern California. 1960.

Box 50, Folder 3

Price dispute. Southern California. 1961.

Box 50, Folder 4

Price dispute. Los Angeles. 1961.

Box 50, Folder 5

Saline water conversion. 1962.

Box 50, Folders 6-7

1959-60 (clippings).

Box 50, Folder 8

Miscellaneous reports.

 

W - Z

Box 50, Folder 9

Wilderness legislation. 1962.