Preliminary Inventory to the Pacific Gas and Electric Company Motion Picture Film 1960-1970
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Preliminary Inventory to the Pacific Gas and Electric Company motion picture film 1960-1970
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Title: Pacific Gas and Electric Company motion picture film
Date (inclusive): 1960-1970
Collection number: 80177
Pacific Gas and Electric Company
21 motion picture film reels, 3 manuscript boxes
(5.4 linear feet)
Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: Sound recordings and motion picture film of a series of political education programs, featuring campaign presentations by
candidates for election to major state political offices in California.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
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[Identification of item], Pacific Gas and Electric Company motion picture film, [Box number], Hoover Institution
Materials were acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1980.
Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find
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of boxes listed in this finding aid.
Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) sponsored this series of political forums featuring candidates for statewide office
in California and discussions of leading issues in cooperation with (in 1966, and possibly other years) the Pacific Service
Employees Association, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (Local 1245), and the Engineers and Scientists of California
for the thousands of PG&E employees in northern and central California.
From a "Politics '66" brochure about this series:
"Informing P.G. and E.'s 23,000 employees who are scattered over 47 of California's 58 counties, and who are encouraged to
take their individual citizenship privileges and responsibilities seriously is the broad objective of the "POLITICS '66" series.
This has also been the objective of five such preceding series.
Register, work for, contribute to and
vote for the cnadidates and party of choice is the theme of the Company's bipartisan, voluntary Applied Citizenship Training program
of which the Politics Series is a part. The forums provide the vehicle by which citizen employees may learn for themselves
through direct and indirect exposure to candidates and spokesmen on issues, the qualifications of office seekers and the merits
"The forums are held in the Company's General Office auditorium on the ground floor of 245 Market Street, San Francisco during
"Many of the noon hour programs are filmed in their entirety using a multiple camera technique known as 'Live Camera,' which
is similar to television except that the finished product is on 16 mm sound film. Additional prints are processed immediately
for same day delivery via the Company's internal mail 'Pony Express' to various points in the system for screening in the
operating divisions the following day.
"Program Frequency: Generally a Tuesday-Thursday program schedule beginning mid-September and continuing to election day,
with opposing candidates booked for appearances during the same week, is followed.
"Program Format: Following a brief introduction the candidate or candidates are allowed up to thirty minutes to make their
formal presentation. However, they must submit to ten to fifteen minutes of questions from the audience. Programs are concluded
by 1:00 P.M.
"Candidates or advocates of positions on propositions and their staffs may distribute campaign literature on the date of their
"Each biennial series is concluded one week after the election with a panel of distinguished political analysts, commentators,
and editors who 'post mortem' the several campaigns, review the returns, and respond to questions from the audience. Like
the films of candidate appearances, the press panel prints are circulated among the Company's 13 operating divisions for viewing
by employees and their friends.
"Applied Citizenship Training Program: Since its inception in 1960, approximately 8,000 P.G. and E. employees have volunteered
for and completed a 16 hour bi-partisan course in practical politics. Company sponsored, the ACT course has been warmly endorsed
by Local 1245, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and the Engineers and Scientists of California.
"California Good Citizenship Committee: This year P.G. and E. is cooperating with the California Good Citizenship Committee
and a large number of other California firms in providing the means by which and encouraging employees to contribute financially
to the candidates and party of their individual choice."
United States--Politics and government.
Marching music used for programs
William Winter (Foreign policy and foreign aid), Sept. 8, 1960
Philip A. Ray (Taxes, inflation, and economic growth), Sept. 14, 1960
Robert A. Kirkwood (Water problems), Sept. 22, 1960
William Becker (Civil rights), Sept. 29, 1960
Murray R. Benedict (Farm problems), Oct. 6, 1960
W. Allen Wallis (Business, labor, and government), Oct. 18, 1960
Frank H. Higgins (National defense), Oct. 20, 1960
Hugo Fisher (Proposition 15), Oct. 27, 1960
Ralph A. Tudor (Natural resources), Oct. 31, 1960
Stanley McCaffrey and Robert Crown (Presidential candidates' summary), Nov. 3, 1960
Seymour Martin Lipset, Sept. 13, 1962
John Busterud (candidate for state treasurer) and Bruce V. Reagan (candidate for state controller), Sept. 18, 1962
Bert Betts (candidate for state treasurer), Sept. 21, 1962
Sound recording of Max Rafferty (candidate for superintendent of public instruction), Sept. 26, 1962
Use copy reference number: 80177_a_0000451
Melville D. Shine and Henry W. Alexander (Rapid transit), Oct. 11, 1962
Louis Francis and Gardiner Johnson (Proposition 24), Nov. 1, 1962
Joseph Eley and Guy Millard (Applied Citizenship Training Program), Feb. 1963
W. Byron Rumford (Proposition 14), Sept. 29, 1964
Robert N. Miller (Proposition 14), Oct. 1, 1964
Alan G. Pattee (Proposition 16), Oct. 6, 1964
Henry Alexander (Proposition 16), Oct. 8, 1964
K. E. Flake (Proposition 15), Oct. 13, 1964
Stephen Leonoudakis (Proposition 15), Oct. 15, 1964
Ivy Baker Priest (candidate for state treasurer), Sept. 20, 1966
Bert Betts (candidate for state treasurer), Sept. 22, 1966
James Flournoy (candidate for secretary of state), Sept. 10, 1970
Ivy Baker Priest (candidate for state treasurer) and Houston Flournoy (candidate for state controller), Sept. 15, 1970
Rodney Cameron, Sept. 17, 1970
George Milias and Homer Hyde (Propositions 20 and 1), Sept. 22, 1970
John Sproul (Constitutional amendments), Sept. 24, 1970
Senator Nejedley (Proposition 20) and Thomas J. Mellon (San Francisco Proposition A), Sept. 29, 1970
Sound recording of Max Rafferty (candidate for superintendent of public instruction), Oct. 1, 1970
Use copy reference numbers: 80177_a_0000454 (side A), 80177_a_0000455 (side B)
Scope and Content Note
Side A - Politics '70. Side B - Politics '70 (possibly a meeting)
Wilson Riles (candidate for superintendent of public instruction), Oct. 6, 1970
Motion picture film
Joe Eley (History of Fabianism)
Joe Eley (Responsibility)
Joe Eley (Independent voter)
Post-election, 1962 or 1964
Alan Cranston (candidate for state controller), Oct. 4, 1966
Thomas C. Lynch (candidate for state attorney general), Oct. 6, 1966
Robert H. Finch (candidate for lieutenant governor), Oct. 18, 1966
Glenn M. Anderson (candidate for lieutenant governor), Oct. 20, 1966
Edmund G. Brown (candidate for governor), Nov. 2, 1966
Ronald Reagan (candidate for governor), Nov. 3, 1966
Post-election press panel, Nov. 15, 1966