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Sacramento, California 95814
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Advisory Committee on Geographic Names Records

In 1961, the state geologist created The California Advisory Committee on Geographic Names within the Resources Agency. The committee began its work in July 1963, providing the federal government with advice in naming geographic features through researching local naming practices....

 
Aging Dept. Records

The records of the Department of Aging and its predecessors document California's efforts to protect and care for its ever-growing elderly population. This record group contains 25 cubic feet of text records covering the period 1950-1993 and includes administrative files,...

 
Air Resources Board Records

Beginning in 1954 the state air pollution control program was centered in the State Department of Public Health, Bureau of Air Sanitation, and later shared with the Motor Vehicle Pollution Control Board, created in 1959. In 1967, state air pollution...

 
Alcoholic Beverage Control Dept. Records

The Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) was created by Constitutional Amendment (Statutes of 1954, 1st. Ex. Sess., chapter 20, p. 274. Effective July 1, 1954, operative Jan. 1, 1955; Constitution Article XX, Section 22, as amended November 2, 1954)...

 
Allen (Doris) Papers

Doris Allen, Republican, was a State Assembly Member from 1983 to 1995. She was first elected to represent the 71st Assembly District. After district reapportionment in 1992, she won re-election in the 67th Assembly District. The Doris Allen Papers...

 
Alpert (Deirdre) Papers

California legislator Deirdre Alpert served as a State Assembly Member from 1990-1996, and as a State Senator from 1996-2004. The Deirdre Alpert Papers consist of 22 cubic feet of records reflecting the interests and political activities of Alpert during her...

 
American Revolution Bicentennial Commission of California Records

This record group contains the records of the American Revolution Bicentennial Commission of California, 1968-1977. As prescribed by law, the purpose of the Commission was to provide for, assist, sponsor, and promote Statewide and local celebrations, ceremonies, and observances, and...

 
Aroner (Dion Louise) Papers

Assembly Member Dion Louise Aroner, Democrat, was elected to the Legislature in 1996 and served three consecutive terms representing Assembly District 14. The Dion Louise Aroner Papers consist of 5 cubic feet of records reflecting Aroner's activities during her time...

 
Arts Commission Records

The California Arts Commission was created in 1963 (Stats. 1963, sh. 1742) "to join with private patrons and with institutions and professional organizations concerned with the arts, to encourage and assist the freedom of artistic expression of the arts." The...

 
Assembly Aging and Long Term Care Committee Records

This record group consists of 29 cubic feet of records of the Joint Committee on Aging, Special Subcommittee on Aging, Assembly Committee on Aging, and Assembly Committee on Aging and Long Term Care. The majority of the records were created...

 
Assembly Agriculture Committee Records

The Assembly Agriculture Committee Records consist of 13 cubic feet of records reflecting the committee's activity in investigating and introducing legislation of concern to California's large agricultural community and the subsidiary industries that support it.

 
Assembly Appropriations Committee Records

The Assembly Appropriations Committee records consist of 63 cubic feet of textual records and 140 audiotapes. The record group is organized into two series: bill files and hearing files. Bill files, consisting of 63 cubic feet, were created between the...

 
Assembly Banking and Finance Committee Records

House Resolution 7 created the Assembly Committee on Banking, Finance and Bonded Indebtedness on January 18, 1991. This committee handles all of the legislation that pertains to the regulation of the banking and finance industry as well as consumer financial...

 
Assembly Business and Professions Committee Records

The Assembly Business and Professions Committee,first created on January 22, 1981, is the most recent Assembly committee to oversee occupational licensing, state contracting, and consumer affairs. The Assembly Business and Professions Committee records consist of 24.5 cubic feet of textual...

 
Assembly Constitutional Amendments Committee Records

This collection contains the records of the California State Assembly Local Government Committee and the Assembly Elections and Constitutional Amendment Committee. They reflect the activity of the committees in overseeing constitutional amendments, and election procedures for the period 1969-1970. They...

 
Assembly Consumer Protection, Governmental Efficiency, and Economic Development Committee Records

The Assembly Consumer Protection, Governmental Efficiency, and Economic Development Committee records consist of approximately 33.25 cubic feet of textual and audiovisual records covering the years 1978-2000. This includes records from its predecessor, the Assembly Governmental Efficiency and Consumer Protection Committee....

 
Assembly Economic Development and New Technologies Committee Records

The Assembly Economic Development and New Technologies Committee records consist of approximately 18.25 cubic feet of textual and audiovisual records covering the years 1981-1990. In addition to this committee's records, there are those of its predecessor, the Assembly Economic Development...

 
Assembly Education Committee Records

The records of the Assembly Committee on Education and its numerous subcommittees contain a total of 138.5 cubic feet of textual, audiovisual, and photographic material. The collection is organized with the records of the standing committee first, followed alphabetically by...

 
Assembly Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials Committee Records

The Assembly Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials Committee Records consist of approximately 40 cubic feet of textual records and audio-visual materials. The records cover the years 1980-2004 and are comprised of bill files, hearing files, subject files, and correspondence.

 
Assembly Higher Education Committee Records

The Assembly Higher Education Committee Records consist of 31 cubic feet of records detailing the activity of the committee in evaluating legislation and policy related to California higher education institutions. The records cover the years, 1987-2004, with the bulk dating...

 
Assembly Human Services Committee Records

The Assembly Human Resources Committee and the Human Services Committee Records consist of 31 cubic feet of textual records and audiovisual materials reflecting the activity of the committee in overseeing legislation and other matters pertaining to public and social services...

 
Assembly Insurance Committee Records

The Assembly Insurance Committee records consist of 43 cubic feet of textual and audiovisual records and are organized into five records series and one subgroup: Bill Files, 1991-2008; Hearing Files, 1991-2008; Subject Files, 1989-1994; Correspondence Files, 1993-1994 and 2005-2006; and...

 
Assembly International Trade and Development Committee Records

The Assembly International Trade and Development Committee Records consist of two cubic feet of records reflecting the activity of the committee in overseeing legislation and other matters concerning international trade and economic development. The records cover the years, 1997-2000.

 
Assembly Judiciary Committee Records

The Assembly Judiciary Committee predates California's admission into the Union, to the would-be State's first Constitutional Convention of 1849, held in San Jose. The series described throughout this record group include Bill Files (1967-2006), Hearing Files (1849-1995), Subject Files (1931-1996),...

 
Assembly Labor and Employment Committee Records

The Assembly Labor and Employment Committee Records consist of 56 cubic feet of material reflecting the activities of the committee. Although the name of the committee changed several times, its primary mandate remained the same: to introduce and investigate legislation...

 
Assembly Local Government Committee Records

This collection contains the records of the California State Assembly Local Government Committee and its predecessor, the Municipal and County Government Committee. They reflect the activity of the committees in overseeing legislation and other matters affecting California's local governments, including...

 
Assembly Natural Resources Committee Records

The Assembly Natural Resources Committee records consist of seventy-one cubic feet of textual records and three cubic feet of audiovisual records dating from 1954-2008. The committee's first predecessor, the Resources and Land Use Committee was delineated as an investigative standing...

 
Assembly Public Employees, Retirement, and Social Security Committee Records

Since 1969, the Assembly has continually established a committee related to public employment, retirement, and social security. The committee's name and responsibility have changed since this time. The overall scope and responsibilities of the committee have essentially remained the same...

 
Assembly Transportation Committee Records

The Assembly Transportation Committee records consist of 116 cubic feet of records reflecting the committee's activities, along with those of its antecedents, in studying and analyzing transportation related legislation as well as general transportation issues. The bulk of the collection...

 
Assembly Utilities and Commerce Committee Records

The Assembly Utilities and Energy Committee was created on in 1981 to oversee legislation and issues involving investor-owned public utilities such as Pacific Gas and Electric Company and Pacific Telephone, municipal energy utilities such as the Los Angeles Department of...

 
Assembly Water, Parks and Wildlife Committee Records

The Assembly Water, Parks and Wildlife Committee Records consist of 48 cubic feet of records detailing the activity of the committee in evaluating legislation and policy related to California water resources, flood management, fish and game, parks and recreation, and...

 
Auditor General Records

In 1955, the Legislature created the Joint Legislative Audit Committee and the Office of the Auditor General (OAG) for the purpose of examination and reporting independent of the information provided by an executive body (Chapter 1699, Statutes of 1955). The...

 
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Bader (Charles) Papers

Charles "Chuck" Bader, a Republican, served as an Assembly Member in the California legislature from 1983-1990. The Charles Bader Papers consist of 2.5 cubic feet of textual records covering the years 1983-1990. The majority of documentation covers the years 1983-1984...

 
Baker (William) Papers

William P. Baker, Republican, was a State Assembly Member from 1981 to 1992. The William Baker Papers consists of 4 cubic feet of textual records and spans the years 1981-1992. The collection is organized into one series: Bill Files, 1981-1992.

 
Bane (Tom) Papers

The Tom Bane Papers consist of 5 cubic feet of textual records that cover the years 1975-1984. The records are organized into one record series: Bill Files, 1975-1984.

 
Bates (Tom) Papers

Tom Bates was a Democratic California State Assembly Member from 1977-1996. The Tom Bates Papers consist of 30 cubic feet of records reflecting Bates's legislative activities during his 20-year Assembly career. This collection is particularly useful to researchers interested in...

 
Baugh (Scott) Papers

Scott Randall Baugh, Republican, was a native Californian, born in Redding on July 4, 1962 to Helen and Cason Baugh, the fourth of five sons. The Scott Baugh Papers consist of 3.5 cubic feet of textual records reflecting Baugh's legislative...

 
Behr (Peter H.) Papers

Peter H. Behr, Republican, was a California State Senator, 1971-1978. He authored the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act of 1972 and helped to establish roll call votes in all legislative committees. Behr was named Conservation Legislator of the Year in...

 
Belotti (Frank P.) Papers

Frank P. Belotti, Republican, was a State Assembly Member, 1951-1972. Bills introduced by Belotti cover a wide array of subjects including agriculture, education, environmental conservation, and land use.

 
Bergeson (Marian) Papers

Marian Bergeson served as a California Legislator from 1979 to 1994. She was a member of the Republican Party. The Marian Bergeson Papers consist of 21 cubic feet of textual records from her term as an Assembly Member, 1979-1984, and...

 
Berman (Howard L.) Papers

Howard L. Berman, Democrat, was a State Assembly Member, 1973-1982. From 1974- 1980 Berman held the position of Assembly Majority Floor Leader. He also served as Democratic Caucus Chairman from 1981-1982. Berman authored bills concerning patient rights to access their...

 
Beverly (Robert G.) Papers

California legislator Robert G. Beverly served as a State Assembly Member from 1967-1976, and as a State Senator from 1977-1996. The Robert G. Beverly Papers consist of 11.3 cubic feet of records reflecting the interests and political activities of Beverly...

 
Board of Control Records

The records of the Board of Examiners consist of 104 bound volumes created from 1856-1910. These bound folios were assigned identification numbers F2429 and F3349. These record groups are organized into nine series consisting of Minutes, Record of Claims, Appropriations,...

 
Board of Education Records

The records of the California State Board of Education consist of 110 cubic feet, 358 bound volumes, and audiocassettes of records covering the period 1866 through 2004. The official Board meeting minutes make up the bulk of this record group...

 
Boatwright (Daniel E.) Papers

Daniel E. Boatwright, Democrat, served the California Legislature as a State Assembly Member from 1973-1980 and as a State Senator from 1981-1996. The Daniel E. Boatwright Papers consist of 4 cubic feet of records reflecting Boatwright's legislative activities during his...

 
Boland (Paula) Papers

Paula Boland, Republican, was a State Assembly Member from 1990-1996. The Paula Boland Papers consist of Assembly Bills and Correspondence Files, 1991-1996.

 
Braun & Company Records

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...

 
Briggs (John V.) Papers

John V. Briggs, Republican was a member of the Assembly from 1967 to 1976 and a Senator from 1977 to 1981. He was Senate Republican Whip in 1979. Senator Briggs concentrated on insurance reform, a wider application of the death...

 
Bronzan (Bruce) Papers

Bruce Bronzan was a Democratic California State Assembly Member, 1983-1992, and who served the 31st Assembly District.Bronzan was on the Assembly Health Committee for all ten years, serving as Chair the last four. As a leading legislator in health...

 
Brown (Dennis L.)

Assemblyman Dennis L. Brown, a Republican, was elected to the Legislature in 1978 and served six terms representing the 58th Assembly District. The Dennis L. Brown papers consist of two bill files, A.B. 90 (1981-1982) relating to imposing a tax...

 
Burton (John) Papers

The John Burton Papers consist of 17.5 cubic feet of textual records and audio/visual materials. The records are organized into the following record series: Bill Files, 1987-2004; Hearing Files, 1992; Asset Forfeiture Files, 1987-1996; and Press and Media Files, 1997-2004....

 
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California Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs

The records of the California Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs (CFBPW) document the organizational and legislative business of this state chapter of the national organization of the same name. This record group contains one cubic foot of textual...

 
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona Records

Founded in 1938, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona) was once the southern, agrarian campus of the California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly San Luis Obispo). The record group consists of 2 cubic feet of...

 
California State University Records

The record group consists of 26 cubic feet of textual records from the State Colleges, California State Colleges, California State University and Colleges, and The California State University created between 1957-1996. The records contain bill analysis, reports, memoranda, correspondence, press...

 
Campbell (Robert J.) Papers

Robert J. Campbell, a Democrat, was elected to the California State Assembly in 1980 to represent the Eleventh Assembly District. The Robert J. Campbell Papers consist of 15 cubic feet of records reflecting the interests and political activities of Assembly...

 
Campbell (William) Papers

William P. (Bill) Campbell, Republican, was a State Assembly Member, 1967-1972 and 1975-1976, and a State Senator, 1977-1989. The William P. Campbell Papers consist of 19 cubic feet of records reflecting his activities during his time in the legislature. Campbell's...

 
Cannella (Salvatore) Papers

Sal Cannella, a Democrat, was first elected to the Assembly on January 30, 1990 in a special election and served for six years. The Sal Cannella Papers consist of 5 cubic feet of textual records that cover the years 1990-1996.

 
Carpenter (Paul) Papers

Paul Carpenter served as a Democrat in the State Assembly from 1975 to 1976 and the State Senate from 1977 to 1986. He represented the 71st Assembly District and the 37th Senate District. Both districts encompassed parts of Orange County....

 
Centennials Commission Records

The California Centennials Commission (CCC) records were created primarily in the years 1948-1950. The collection is divided into five major file series. These series largely retain their original file group titles. Oversized documents and photographs have been transferred to separate...

 
Central Valleys Flood Control Association Records

The California Central Valleys Flood Control Association (CCVFCA) records consist of 17 cubic feet of records and 18 maps created and collected by the CCVFCA, its predecessor, related committees, and affiliated groups. The records are arranged into 24 series. The...

 
Chacon (Peter) Papers

Peter R. Chacon, Democrat, was a State Assembly Member from 1971 to 1992, and represented the 79th District. One of the first Latinos elected to the California Legislature, Chacon was one of five founding members of the Chicano Legislative Caucus...

 
Chappie (Eugene) Papers

Eugene A. Chappie, Republican, was a State Assembly Member, 1965-1980. Bills introduced by him cover a wide array of subjects including welfare reform, removal of architectural barriers for the handicapped, feeding of guide dogs for the blind, and environmental protection...

 
Children and Families Commission Records

The records of the California Children and Families Commission (CCFC) include 3 feet of textual records covering the years 1999 to 2002. The majority of the records consist of meeting files, detailing the Commission's monthly meetings from October 1999 to...

 
Chiropractic Examiners Board Records

The records of the Board of Chiropractic Examiners document California's efforts to establish professional standards to regulate the chiropractic profession in California. This record group contains 9 cubic feet of textual records from 1911 to 2000 and are organized into...

 
Civil Service Commission Records

The records of the Civil Service Commission consist of 2.5 cubic feet of payroll sheets and meeting minutes from 1913 through 1934. The majority of files represented are payroll records for the period between 1913 and 1922.

 
Cline (Robert) Papers

Robert Corde Cline, a Republican, was first elected to the State Assembly in 1970 and served until 1980. Bills introduced by Cline cover a wide array of subjects including tax cuts, the death penalty, completion of the Simi-San Fernando Valley...

 
Coastal Commission Records

In November 1972, the People of California approved Proposition 20, the Coastal Zone Conservation Act, which created the California Coastal Zone Conservation Commission (CCZCC). The CCZCC was mandated with the responsibility for the preservation and protection of California's environmentally and...

 
Collier (Randolph) Papers

Collier's papers document his career in the State Senate. He handled the concerns of the constituents he represented as well as the interests of the general public. Many of the bills he drafted were preceded by extensive background research and...

 
Colorado River Board of California Records

The Colorado River Board of California was created by legislation in 1937 (Chapter 838). The records of the Board consist of two series: Office Files (1949-1953), which document the activities and functions of the Board, and Newspaper Clippings (1960-1966), which...

 
Commission for the Establishment of Academic Content and Performance Standards Records

The records of the Commission for the Establishment of Academic Content and Performance Standards (Academic Standards Commission or ASC) document the creation of recommended content and performance standards for California's public school system. This record group contains 9 cubic feet...

 
Community Colleges Records

The California Community Colleges (CCC) records consist of eighteen cubic feet of textual records covering the period from 1959-1997, with the bulk of the record group dating from 1970-1980s. The collection is divided into two sub-groups: Chancellor's Office and Facilities...

 
Conservation Corps Records

The California Conservation Corps was created in 1976, in order to further the development and maintenance of the natural resources and environment of the State, and to provide the young men and women of the State meaningful, productive employment. The...

 
Consumer Affairs Dept. - Board of Medical Examiners Records

The records of the California State Board of Medical Examiners consist of 1,678 files folders and 177 volumes of textual material that reveal the history, policies and functions of the Board from 1876-1978, as well as information about the medical...

 
Consumer Affairs Dept. - Pharmacy Board Records

The records of the Board of Pharmacy contain 20.5 cubic feet and 58 volumes of textual records spanning the years from 1894 to 1998. The records document the Board's work to protect consumers by licensing and regulating those responsible...

 
Consumer Affairs Dept. -- State Athletic Commission Records

The State Athletic Commission was created by an initiative measure submitted to and approved by the people of California on November 4, 1924. The records of the State Athletic Commission consist of 30.5 cubic feet of textual materials dating from...

 
Cooperative Area Manpower Planning System Records

The Cooperative Area Manpower Planning System records consist of 2.5 cubic feet of textual records created between 1967 and 1975. The collection is organized into the following record subgroups: Regional Manpower Coordinating Committee, California Manpower Planning Council, Ancillary Manpower Planning...

 
Corporations Department

The records of the Department of Corporations and its predecessor, the Department of Investment - Division of Corporations, consist of 21 cubic feet of documents spanning the years 1966-1982 and are organized into six records series: Subject Files, Commissioner Office...

 
Correa (Lou) Papers

Assembly Member Lou Correa, Democrat, was elected to the Legislature in 1998. Correa represented Assembly District 69, which includes central Orange County and is dominated by Santa Ana in the south and stretches north to take in parts of Garden...

 
Cortese (Dominic) Papers

Dominic Cortese, Democrat, served the California Legislature as a State Assembly Member from 1981-1996. The Dominic Cortese Papers consist of 22.5 cubic feet of records reflecting Cortese's legislative activities during his 16-year legislative career. The records consist of Bill Files,...

 
Courts of Appeal Records

The California State Archives (SCA) collection contains records from all six appellate courts: San Francisco, Los Angeles and Sacramento (created by election on November 8, 1904), Riverside/San Bernardino (Statutes 1929, c. 691), Fresno (Statutes 1961, c. 845) and most recently,...

 
Cramer (James M.) Papers

James M. Cramer, Democrat, was a State Assembly Member, 1981-1982. He authored bills concerning corrections, specifically the sentencing of habitual offenders and reforming the justice system at the county level.

 
Craven (Bill) Papers

Bill Craven, Republican, was a California State Assembly Member from 1974-1978, representing the 80th Assembly District from 1974-1975 then the 76th Assembly District. The Bill Craven Papers consist of 12 cubic feet of records reflecting Craven's activities during his Assembly...

 
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Davis (Pauline L.) Papers

The Pauline L. Davis Papers consist of 2.5 cubic feet of records reflecting Davis' activities during her 25-year Assembly career. The records contain Bill Files, 1961-1976; Subject Files, 1954-1976; and Committee Hearing Files, 1954-1974.

 
Deddeh (Wadie P.) Papers

The Wadie P. Deddeh Papers consist of 11.5 cubic feet of records reflecting Deddeh's activities during his 26-year career in the Assembly and Senate. The records contain Bill Files, 1973-1993 and Subject Files, 1967-1976.

 
Democratic State Central Committee Records

The records of the Democratic State Central Committee are drawn from the papers of Elizabeth Snyder. Elizabeth Snyder was born April 8, 1914 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Her political career began during college with the Young Democrats. She received her graduate...

 
Developmental Disabilities Council Records

In 1970, the Developmental Disabilities Services and Facilities Construction Act (PL 91-517) was amended to require every state to establish a council on developmental disabilities. In California, Assembly Member Frank Lanterman had already authored legislation toward the goal of improving...

 
Dills (Ralph C.) Papers

Ralph C. Dills, Democrat, was elected to the 69th Assembly District, one of the thirty districts representing Los Angeles County in 1938. He resigned in 1949. In 1966 he won the 32nd Senatorial District and served in the Senate until...

 
Districts Securities Commission Records

The California Districts Securities Commission (CCDS) was created in 1931 and changed with the direction and supervision of the fiscal and physical affairs of irrigation and other agricultural districts organized under the laws of the state (1931, ch. 1073; in...

 
Dixon (Julian C.) Papers

Julian Carey Dixon, Democrat, was a State Assembly Member representing portions of Los Angeles County from 1973-1978. He was a Representative in the United States Congress from 1979-2000. His papers include Assembly bill files, 1973-1978; committee files, 1973-1977; and subject...

 
Doolittle (John) Papers

John T. Doolittle, Republican, was a California State Senator from 1981-1990. The John T. Doolittle Papers consist of 16 cubic feet of textual records and 10 audiocassette tapes reflecting Doolittle's activities during his ten-year Senate career.

 
Duffy (Jean Moorhead) Papers

Assembly Member Jean Moorhead Duffy was elected as Jean Moorhead to the 5th District in 1978. She originally ran as a Republican. In 1981, she switched her party affiliation to the Democratic Party. In 1985, she married former Assembly Member...

 
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Earthquake (Governor's Interagency Council) Records

The records of the GIEC have been arranged in the following order: GIEC general records, the records of the Steering Committee, the records of the Preparedness and Response Committee, the records of the Research and Investigations Committee, the records of...

 
Eaves (Gerald R.) Papers

Democrat Gerald R. "Jerry" Eaves was first elected to the California State Assembly in 1984. The Jerry Eaves Papers consist of 5 cubic feet of textual records reflecting Eaves's legislative interests during his eight years in the California State Assembly.

 
Economic and Business Development Department Records

The records of the Department of Economic and Business Development document California's efforts to promote economic development, provide service to visitors, and assist California and foreign businesses active in international trade. This record group contains 19 cubic feet of textual...

 
Education Dept. -- School Apportionments and Reports Bureau Records

School statistics and reports were originally kept by a statistician in the State Superintendent's Office and later by the Division of Research and Statistics. Between 1947 and 1954 this function was administered by the Bureau of School Accounts and Records....

 
Education Dept. Records

The first California State Constitution required the State Legislature to provide for the election of a Superintendent of Public Instruction by the people (1849, Art. IX, Sec. I). In 1851 the Legislature passed a law which provided for the Superintendent's...

 
Ellis (James L.) Papers

James "Jim" L Ellis, Republican, was a State Assembly Member, 1977-1980, and a State Senator, 1981-1988. The James L. Ellis Papers consist of 5.25 cubic feet of records reflecting Ellis's activities during his time as both an Assembly Member and...

 
Emergency Medical Services Authority Records

The California Emergency Medical Services Authority, EMSA, is one of 13 departments within the California Health and Human Services Agency and administers the statewide system of coordinated emergency medical care, injury prevention, and disaster medical response. The records of the...

 
Employment Dept. and Human Resources Development Dept. Records

The records of the Department of Employment (1936-1967) and Department of Human Resources Development (1968-1974) include 42 cubic feet of records accumulated over 30 years at the California State Archives. The records cover the period 1932 to 1974 and reflect...

 
Environmental Affairs Agency Records

The Environmental Affairs Agency was formed through a series of executive actions in the 1970s, in order to maintain and enforce existing environmental laws in California. The records of the Environmental Affairs Agency contain 22.5 cubic feet of textual...

 
Environmental Protection Agency Records

The records of the California Environmental Protection Agency, or CalEPA, comprise 19 cubic feet of textual and audiovisual records reflecting the work of the Secretary of Environmental Protection and the Secretary's role in overseeing the various units within the agency,...

 
Exposition and Fair Records

This record group contains the records of various agencies and entities regarding their administration of the California State Fair and Exposition as well as other fairs and expositions in California.

 
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Fair Administration of Justice Commission Records

The records of the California Commission on the Fair Administration of Justice (CCFAJ) consist of four cubic feet of textual records reflecting the Commission's research and recommendations on the state's administration of criminal justice. The records date from 2005-2008....

 
Farr (Sam) Papers

Sam Farr served as a California State Assemblyman from 1980-1993, representing the 27th and 28th Assembly Districts. The Sam Farr Papers consist of 19 cubic feet of records reflecting the interests and political activities of Farr during his 12 years...

 
Felando (Gerald) Papers

Gerald Felando, Republican, served in the California Legislature from 1979 to 1992. He was first elected to the California State Assembly in 1978, representing the 52nd Assembly District through 1982. In 1983, until the end of his term in 1992,...

 
Finance Department Photographs

The Department of Finance was created in 1921 and was responsible for budgets, accounts, claims, purchases, printing, motor vehicles, and libraies. In 1927, the Legislature charged the Department with visiting state institutions to ascertain their condition and monitoring public buildings...

 
Forestry and Fire Protection Board Records

On January 1, 1998 the Board of Forestry became the Board of Forestry and Fire Protection through an amendment to the Public Resources Code. The Board of Forestry and Fire Protection records cover the years 1998-2006 and are arranged into...

 
Forestry Board Records

The records of the Board of Forestry cover 1885-2002, with the bulk of the material concentrated in the period from the late 1970s through the 1990s. There are fourteen series including Minutes, W.S. Rosecrans Papers, Organization and Policy Files, Miscellaneous...

 
Forestry Dept. Records

The records of the California Department of Forestry (CDF) span over a century, with the majority of the material concentrated in the period from the 1930s to the 1970s. The records reflect the activities of the Department of Forestry, and...

 
Frazee (Robert) Papers

Robert Chauncey Frazee, Republican, was a State Assembly Member, 1979-1994. The Robert C. Frazee Papers consist of Bill Files, 1979-1994, which document his legislative activity during his term as an Assemblymember of the California State Legislature. He authored numerous bills...

 
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General Services Dept. -- State Building Standards Commission Records

The records of the California Building Standards Commission reflect the administrative processes of review, approval, adoption, publication, and implementation of California's building codes.

 
Geological Survey Records

The California State Geological Survey was created by statute in 1860. The records include the correspondence of the State Geologist, Josiah D. Whitney, with the Governor and State Legislature. Included are four file folders of correspondence, reports, and statements of...

 
Governor's Office Records

The records of the Governor's office document not only the day-to-day transactions of that office but reflect to a considerable degree the overall operations of the state government. Only in recent decades, however, have substantially complete collections of Governor's office...

 
Gregorio (Arlen) Papers

Arlen Gregorio, Democrat, was a State Senator from 1971-1978. The Gregorio Papers include Bill Files, Legislative Counsel and Bill Analyses, Gregorio's weekly columns to newspapers, and Press Releases from his office. He sponsored legislation on a variety of topics including...

 
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Hall (William Hammond) Papers

Although William Hammond Hall served as State Engineer only until 1889, the Hall Papers cover the years 1878 to 1907 because the records were housed until 1991 as documents still in use by the Department of Water Resources (DWR) where...

 
Hallett (Carol) Papers

Carol Boyd Hallett, a Republican, was first elected to the 77th Assembly District in 1976. She authored bills concerning agriculture, education, and flood control in Monterey. Hallett also introduced legislation to reform the State Teachers' Retirement System (AB1002, 1977-1978) and...

 
Hanna (Richard) Papers

Richard Thomas Hanna, a Democrat, was elected to the California State Assembly in a special election in June of 1956. He served through 1962 when he was elected to the United States House of Representatives.

 
Harbor Commissioners Board for San Francisco Harbor Records

The records of the Board of State Harbor Commissioners for San Francisco Harbor and its predecessor, the Board of State Harbor Commissioners, document California's efforts to manage the port of San Francisco. This record group contains 81.5 cubic feet of...

 
Harris (Elihu) Papers

The Elihu Harris Papers consist of 19 cubic feet of records reflecting Harris's activities during his Assembly career. The collection contains Bill Files, 1979-1990; Subject Files, 1979-1990; Joint Legislative Audit Committee (JLAC) Files, 1988-1990; Photographs, 1979-1990; Audiovisual Materials, 1979-1990; and...

 
Hauser (Dan) Papers

The Dan Hauser Papers consist of 29 cubic feet of records reflecting Hauser's legislative activities during his 14-year Assembly career. The record series include Bill Files, 1983-1996; Subject Files, 1982-1991; Press Releases, 1986-1991; Chronological Correspondence, 1985-1987; Timber Files, 1981-1991; and...

 
Hayden (Tom) Papers

Tom Hayden, Democrat, was a State Assembly Member, 1983-1992 and a State Senator, 1993-1998. He represented the 44th Assembly District in Los Angeles County until 1992 when his Assembly seat was eliminated with redistricting. Hayden was then elected to the...

 
Health Care Services Department Records

The records of the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) document the earliest years of the California Medical Assistance Program (Medi-Cal), which was established in 1965. This record group contains 20.5 cubic feet of textual records and 12 audio reels....

 
Health Planning and Development, Office of Statewide Records

The record group consists of 25.5 cubic feet of textual records from the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development and related agencies covering the years 1967 to 1990. Memoranda, correspondence, and reports form the bulk of the material and...

 
Herger (Wally) Papers

Wally Herger, Republican, was a California State Assembly Member, 1981-1986. Bill files introduced by Herger concern agriculture, land management, and water resources in California.

 
Heritage Task Force Records

Senate Concurrent Resolution 4 created the Heritage Task Force (HTF) in 1981 to study and recommend policies, programs, and legislation to preserve and enhance California's architectural, cultural, and historic resources. The Heritage Task Force (HTF) records consist of 2.75 cubic...

 
Higher Education Master Plan Review Commission Records

The records of the Commission to Review the Master Plan for Higher Education consist of four cubic feet of textual records as well as 49 audiotapes and 8 videotapes, reflecting the Commission's study and review of California higher education. The...

 
Highway Commission Records

The records of the California Highway Commission consists of 157 cubic feet of textual records with selected photographs interfiled reflecting the Commission's study, review, planning, and funding of California's highway projects. The records, dated from 1911-1978, cover the entire period...

 
Historical Association Records

The records of the California State Historical Association consist of five cubic feet of textual records reflecting the Association's survey work, publications, correspondence, and outreach efforts to disseminate information regarding the history of California. The records date from 1915-1948.

 
Horse Racing Board Records

Established in 1933 the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) regulates authorized California horse races that involve pari-mutuel betting and protects the public from fraudulent operations.

 
Housing Finance Agency Records

The California Housing Finance Agency became effective on September 26, 1975, with enactment of Chapter 1, of 1975, First Extraordinary Session. The agency's primary function provides for the preparation, issuance, and the sale of state bonds. Funds used by the...

 
Hughes (Teresa P.) Papers

Teresa P. Hughes, Democrat, was both a State Assembly Member, 1975-1992 and a State Senator, 1993-2000. She represented cities in Los Angeles County in the 47thth Assembly District and the 25th Senate District. The Teresa P. Hughes Papers consist of...

 
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Imbrecht (Charles) Papers

Charles Richard Imbrecht, Republican, was a State Assembly Member from 1977 until 1982, and represented the 36th Assemby District. Record series in his papers include Bill Files, 1977-1982; Assembly Ways and Means Committee Files, 1979-1983; Subject Files, 1976-1983; District...

 
Ingalls (Walter M.) Papers

Walter Monte Ingalls, Democrat, was a State Assembly Member, 1973-1982. His main areas of interest were transportation, air pollution control, and energy.

 
Integrated Waste Management Board Records

The California Integrated Waste Management Board collection consists of 34.5 cubic feet of textual records covering the years 1974-2004 and is organized into seven series: Board Meeting Packets, Bill Files, Hearing Files, Budget File, Subject File, Legislative Proposals, and Board...

 
Intergovernmental Board on Electronic Data Processing Records

The records of the Intergovernmental Board on Electronic Data Processing consist of eleven cubic feet of textual and audiovisual records spanning the period from 1967-1979. The records document the activities of the Board, which included establishing policies to guide the...

 
Investment Dept. Records

The records of the Department of Investment, and its divisions, document many different facets of California's financial past. The records described in this inventory concern only the Division of Banking, the Division of Corporations, Division of Real Estate, and the...

 
Isenberg (Phil) Papers

The Phil Isenberg Papers consist of 13.75 cubic feet of textual and audio-visual records and cover the years 1983-1996. The collection is organized into three record series: Bill Files (1983-1996), Proposition 39 Correspondence (1984), and Subject Files (1983-1985). The Bill...

 
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Johnson (Ray E.) Papers

As an Assembly Member, Ray E. Johnson represented the 4th District as a Republican from 1965 to 1975. As Senator, he represented the 1st District, which included all of Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou,...

 
Johnston (Patrick) Papers

Patrick Johnston, Democrat, was a member of the California State Assembly from 1980-1990 and a State Senator from 1991-2000. The Patrick Johnston Papers consist of 38 cubic feet primarily representing Johnston's activities during his twenty years of service in the...

 
Joint Committee for Review of the Master Plan for Higher Education Records

The records of the Joint Committee for Review of the Master Plan for Higher Education contain 7 cubic feet of Hearing Files (1985-1989) and Subject Files (1984-1988). The Master Plan for Higher Education was established by the Leigslature in 1959...

 
Joint Committee on Seismic Safety Records

The papers of the Joint Committee on Seismic Safety are divided into ten Parts: PART I - Central Records of the JCSS; PART II - Records of the Sub-Committee to Study the San Fernando Earthquake; PART III - Records of...

 
Joint Interim Committee on Agriculture and Livestock Problems Records

The subject files of the above two committees relate directly and indirectly to the various hearings held by the committees during their respective periods of activity. Where possible subject files have been placed with the specific hearing or hearings to...

 
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Kapiloff (Lawrence) Papers

Lawrence Kapiloff, Democrat, was a State Assembly Member, 1973-1982 for the 78th Assembly District, which included cities within San Diego County. The Lawrence Kapiloff Papers consist 8.5 cubic feet of Assembly Bill Files documenting Kapiloff's legislative activity. Bills introduced by...

 
Katz (Richard) Papers

Richard Katz was first elected to represent the 39th Assembly district in 1980, and served until 1996, when he termed out of office. The Richard Katz Papers consist of 29 cubic feet of textual records and 2 boxes of audio/visual...

 
Keene (Barry) Papers

Barry Keene, Democrat served in the California State Assembly 1972-1978 and California State Senate, 1978-1992. The Barry Keene papers contain eighty-five feet of records representing many of Keene's concerns and goals for his districts and California as a whole during...

 
Kennedy (Robert F.) Assassination Investigation, Los Angeles Police Dept. Records

When the California State Archives received the Kennedy assassination investigation records in August 1987, it was apparent that the records would require special treatment. In examining the material, one is immediately struck by both the magnitude of the investigation and...

 
Knight (Goodwin J.) Papers

The records of the Goodwin J. Knight Administration consist of 83 cubic feet of records covering the period that Knight served as governor (1953-1959).

 
Knox (John T.) Papers

John T. Knox, Democrat, was a State Assembly Member, 1960-1980. During his term in the Legislature, Assembly Member Knox sponsored legislation concerning, the reorganization of local government, the environment, the Bay Area, and medical plans.

 
Kopp (Quentin) Papers

Quentin Kopp, Independent, served in the California State Senate from 1986 until 1998. His papers consist of 35 cubic feet of textual records and 5 audio cassettes and are organized into the following record series: Bill Files (1987-1998) and...

 
Kuehl (Sheila J.) Papers

Sheila J. Kuehl served in the California State Legislature from 1994-2008. The Sheila J. Kuehl Papers consist of 20 cubic feet of textual records and one cubic foot of audiovisual materials reflecting the interests and political activities of Kuehl during...

 
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Lancaster (William H.) Papers

Assembly Member William H. Lancaster, Republican, was elected to the Legislature in a special election in June 1972. The William L. Lancaster Papers consist of 6 cubic feet of records reflecting Lancaster's activities during his time as an Assembly Member...

 
Lands Commission Records

The California State Lands Commission Records consist of 43 cubic feet of textual records with selected photographs and maps interfiled reflecting the Commission's management and supervision of California's state owned lands. There are 0.25 cubic feet of VHS Video tapes...

 
Law Revision Commission Records

The California Law Revision Commission Records consist of 88.5 cubic feet of textual materials organized into eleven record series: Study Files, 1954-1978; Approved Minutes, 1970-2010; Minutes, 1974-2005; Memoranda Files, 1977-2007; Tentative Recommendations, 1977-2000; Bill Files, 1961-1970; Legislative files, 1959-1969; 1980,...

 
Lincoln Sesquicentennial Commission Records

The Lincoln Sesquicentennial Commission of California was established in 1959 to celebrate the life of President Abraham Lincoln. The records of the Lincoln Sesquicentennial Commission consist of 6 file folders of publications, commission and exhibit files that cover the years...

 
Local Governance for the 21st Century Commission Records

The records of the Commission on Local Governance for the 21st Century (CLG) document the efforts of the commission to perform a comprehensive study of and publish a report on local government organization in California for presentation to the Governor,...

 
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Records - Sirhan Sirhan Case File

The Los Angeles Sheriff's Department records - Sirhan Sirhan case file contains twelve cubic feet of textual and photographic records covering the period of his confinement by the Sheriff's Department following the assassination of Senator Robert F. Kennedy in 1968....

 
Lottery Commission Records

The State Lottery Commission, a five-person commission appointed by the Governor with the concurrence of the State Senate, was created with the passage of the California State Lottery Act of 1984. The records of the California State Lottery Commission consist...

 
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Margolin (Burt) Papers

Burt Margolin, a Democrat, was elected to the California Assembly in 1982 to represent the 45th Assembly District. The Burt Margolin Papers consist of 10.5 cubic feet of textual records and 95 audiocassettes documenting Margolin's activities in the California State...

 
McCarthy (Leo T.) Papers

Leo T. McCarthy, Democrat, was a State Assembly Member from 1969-1982; he was Lieutenant Governor from 1983-1994. His papers include one bill file on AB1111, 1979-1980, and press and publicity files from 1972-1973 and 1975-1978.

 
McCarthy (William M.) Photograph Collection

The William M. McCarthy Photograph Collection consists of eleven photograph albums (approximately 3 cubic feet of material). The 2,998 photographs, taken between 1905 and 1938, include family, personal, and vacation photos taken by William M. McCarthy while he and his...

 
Medical Assistance Commission Records

The California Medical Assistance Commission was established by Chapter 329 of the Statutes of 1982. The Commission's purpose is to contract with health care service providers to deliver health care services to Medi-Cal recipients. The records of the California Medical...

 
Mental Hygiene Dept. - DeWitt State Hospital Records

DeWitt State Hospital, formerly an Army facility, was purchased from the federal government in September 1946 and began receiving patients in early 1947. To decrease over-crowding in other state mental hospitals, it was required by law to receive patients only...

 
Mental Hygiene Dept. -- Mendocino State Hospital Records

Mendocino State Hospital, originally the Mendocino State Asylum for the Insane, was established in 1889. Major programs over the years have included treatment for the criminally insane, alcoholic and drug abuse rehabilitation, a psychiatric residency program, industrial therapy, and others....

 
Mental Hygiene Dept. - Modesto State Hospital Records

The records of the Department of Mental Hygiene - Modesto State Hospital consist of 191 file folders spanning the period 1900-1972. The records are organized into one series: Patient Case Files....

 
Mental Hygiene Dept. - Sonoma State Hospital Records

The records of the Department of Mental Hygiene - Sonoma State Hospital consist of 139 volumes, 266 file folders, 173 photographs, and 4 items spanning the period 1884-1966. The records are organized into one series of photographs and four subgroups:...

 
Mental Hygiene Dept. -- Stockton State Hospital Records

Stockton State Hospital first opened its doors in 1851, and remained a functioning state hospital until 1995. The records of the Department of Mental Hygiene-Stockton State Hospital cover the years 1852-1994 and consist of over 130 bound volumes, one cubic...

 
Merit Award Board Records

The California State Merit Award Board was created by the State Board of Control in 1950 to make awards to state employees who submitted suggestions, which, after adoption, resulted in eliminating or reducing state expenditures or improving operations. The records...

 
Migden (Carole) Papers

The Carole Migden Papers consist of 18 cubic feet of textual records and audio/visual materials and cover the years 1996-2008. The records are organized into three record series: Bill Files, 1995-2002, 2005-2008; Subject Files, 1995-2002; Budget Files, 1998-2001. Bill Files...

 
Military Dept. -- Adjutant General -- Indian War Papers

The Indian War Papers, 1850-80 (F3753), oniginated in the Adjutant General's Office. Encompassing 2-1/2 cubic feet, the records deal with attempts to suppress the Indians in California. Local militia groups were usually formed to eliminate the Indian Menace and pacify...

 
Miller (John J.) Papers

John J. Miller, Democrat, was a member of the Assembly from 1967-1978. Assembly Member Miller focused his efforts on judicial, equal opportunity, and utility issues.

 
Mills (James R.) Papers

James R. Mills, Democrat, was a member of the Assembly from 1961 to 1966 and a member of the Senate from 1967 to 1982. The John J. Mills papers consist of Assembly Bill files from 1961-1982 and photographs, 1973-1974.

 
Mining Bureau Records

Correspondence and financial records of the California State Mining Bureau

 
Mobley (Ernest N.) Papers

Ernest M. Mobley, Republican, was a member of the Assembly from 1967-1976. Some of his legislative interests were local government and wildlife conservation.

 
Molina (Gloria) Papers

Gloria Molina, Democrat, was a State Assembly member from 1982-1986. Her papers include bill files on AB418-AB3950, AJR110 1983-1984, AB141-AB4303 1985-1986, ACR25, ACR28, AJR26, press releases, newspaper editorials, and background files from 1982-1986.

 
Mulford (Don) Papers

The Don Mulford Papers consist of 18 cubic feet of textual records covering the years 1934-1976.

 
Murphy (Frank, Jr.) Papers

Frank Murphy, Jr., Republican, was a State Assembly Member, 1967-1976. His legislative papers reflect his interest in areas relating to the Vehicle Code.

 
Music Educators Association Papers

The California Music Educators Association records consist of 4 cubic feet of records and three audiocassette tapes documenting the activity of the Association from 1947-1990.

 
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Native American Heritage Commission Records

The records of the Native American Heritage Commission and its predecessors, the California Indian Assistance Program, document California's efforts to address Native American concerns and issues in California. This record group contains 17.5 cubic feet of textual and photographic records...

 
Nolan (Patrick) Papers

Patrick James Nolan, Republican, was a State Assembly Member, 1979-1994. He represented the 41st District until the re-districting in 1993, after which he represented the 43rd District. The Pat Nolan Papers contain three record series covering 1979 to 1994: Bill...

 
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Occupational Information Coordinating Committee Records

The records of the Occupational Information Coordinating Committee (COICC) consist of twelve cubic feet of textual records and one box of electronic media. The committee was created by an act of the State Legislature in response to the national Comprehensive...

 
Organization and Economy, Commission on California State Government (Little Hoover Commission) Records

This record group consists of 5.5 cubic feet of records from the Commission on California State Government Organization and Economy. The records span from 1974 to 1990.

 
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Papan (Lou) Papers

Lou Papan was a man of many names. Born Elias Papandricoupolos to Greek immigrant parents; called "The Enforcer" for his tendency to punish recalcitrant members with smaller staffs and offices; called "Leadfoot Lou" for the speeding tickets he received...

 
Parks and Recreation Dept. Records

The Dept. of Parks and Recreation was originally named the Dept. of Natural Resources when first created in 1927. The records of the Dept. of Parks and Recreation consist of fifty-two cubic feet and include thirty maps covering the years...

 
Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission Records

The records of the Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission consist of seven cubic feet of textual and audiovisual records spanning the period from 1970-1992, which reflect the activities of the Commission as it worked to raise the level of...

 
Peace (Steve) Papers

John Stephen (Steve) Peace, Democrat, was a State Assembly Member, 1982-1993, and a Senator, 1993-2002. The Steve Peace Papers consist of 42 cubic feet of textual records covering 1983-2002. The collection is organized into five series: Bill Files, Worker's Compensation...

 
Pesticide Regulation Dept. Records

The records of the Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) consist of 14 cubic feet of textual records reflecting the agency's administration of California's many and varied pesticide regulatory programs. The records are dated from 1950 to 2004, are separated into...

 
Petris (Nicholas C.) Papers

Nicholas (Nick) C. Petris, Democrat, was a State Assembly Member, 1959-1966, and a State Senator, 1967-1996. The Nicholas C. Petris Papers consist of 51 cubic feet of records covering 1959-1996. The collection is organized into four series: Bill Files, Subject...

 
Photograph Collections (Selected)

The photographic collection of the California State Archives constitutes a rich and varied source of information about the history of California state government and of the state as a whole. While portions of the collection have been used extensively, most...

 
Polanco (Richard) Papers

Richard Polanco, Democrat, served in the California Legislature from 1986 to 2002. The Richard Polanco Papers consist of 45 cubic feet of textual records and audiovisual materials and cover the years 1986-2002. The records are organized into 16 record series.

 
Postsecondary Education Commission Records

The records of the California Postsecondary Education Commission (CPEC) consist of 68.5 cubic feet of textual records, 291 audiotapes, 8 videotapes, 1 DVD, and 2 audio reels reflecting the Commission's work as the State's advisory body on higher education....

 
Presley (Robert) Papers

Robert Presley, Democrat, was a California State Senator from 1975-1994. The Robert Presley Papers consist of 23.5 cubic feet of records reflecting Presley's activities during his 19-year Senate career. The records contain Bill Files, 1975-1994; Subject Files, 1973-1994; and Correspondence,...

 
Priolo (Paul V.) Papers

Paul V. Priolo, Republican, was a State Assembly Member, 1967-1980. Bills introduced by him cover a wide array of subjects including government expenditure limits, coastal conservation, and seismic safety.

 
Public Broadcasting Commission Records

The California Public Broadcasting Commission was formed as a result of the Public Broadcasting Act of 1975. The records consist of 4 cubic feet of textual records, 165 audiocassette tapes, and 95 1/4 inch reel-to-reel tapes. The files consist primarily...

 
Public Employee Retirement System Records

In 1927, Californians amended Article IV of the State Constitution by adding Section 22a to require that the State provide pensions to state workers. Shortly thereafter, the State Legislature passed a bill creating the State Employee Retirement System (SERS)....

 
Public Health Dept. Records

Created by law, Chapter 228 of Statutes 1869-1870, California's first public health agency, the State Board of Health and Vital Statistics, began operation on March 18, 1870. This board became the second state public health agency in the nation. Two...

 
Public Utilities Commission -- Railroad Operations and Safety Section Records

For many years, railroad safety came under the service department of the Railroad Commission. In 1929, because of the increasing number of investigations and studies required of the Commission, a safety division was created within the engineering department. With the...

 
Public Works Dept. -- Division of Architecture -- Office of Information Records

The Dept. of Public Works, Division of Architecture was responsible for the design and construction of state buildings. Photograph collection documents the planning, construction, use and maintenance of state-owned buildings.

 
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Ralph (Leon D.) Papers

Leon Douglas Ralph, Democrat, was a State Assembly Member, 1966-1976. His main area of interest was issues affecting minorities, particularly affirmative action.

 
Reclamation Board Records

This record group contains the administrative, legal, and financial records of the California State Reclamation Board established in 1911.

 
Reconstruction and Reemployment Commission Records

The State Redevelopment and Reemployment Records consist of 29 cubic feet of material reflecting the activity of the Commission in the areas of research and fact finding, providing assistance to local leaders, and solving problems dealing with various social, economic,...

 
Rehabilitation Department Records

The Department of Rehabilitation records consist of 38 cubic feet of textual records and three motion picture films covering the period 1947 through 1997. The earliest records document the establishment of the department and the formation of departmental policies. The...

 
Relief Administration Records

The State Emergency Relief Administration was created in 1933, and succeeded by the State Relief Administration in 1935. Both agencies were developed to alleviate certain conditions caused by the Great Depression. The records from both agencies include reports, statistics, surveys,...

 
Robbins (Alan) Papers

Alan Robbins, Democrat, was a State Senator, 1973-1991. He initially represented the 22nd Senatorial District. Following redistricting in 1974, he represented the 20th Senatorial District. The Alan Robbins Papers consist of 15.5 cubic feet and are organized into three...

 
Rodda (Albert S.) Papers

Albert S. Rodda, Democrat, was a State Senator, 1959-1980. Senator Rodda introduced legislation in the areas of education, local government, labor, recreation, and water.

 
Rogers (Donald) Papers

Don Rogers, a Republican, was first elected in November 1978 to represent California's 33rd Assembly District. The Don Rogers Papers consist of 10 cubic feet of textual records that cover the years 1979-1996.

 
Rosenthal (Herschel) Papers

The Herschel Rosenthal Papers consist of 18 cubic feet of textual records and 14 artifacts and cover the years 1975 to 1998. The records are organized into the following record series: Bill Files, 1975-1998; Bill Records, 1975-1998; and Artifacts, 1975-1998.

 
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Savings and Loan Dept. Records

The records of the Department of Savings and Loan consist of 23 cubic feet of textual records and are divided into two subgroups: the records of the San Francisco Office and the records of the Los Angeles Office.

 
Secretary of State - Executive Office Records

The basic organization of this record group is hierarchical and by office division. For a statutory background of functions and duties, see Records of the Secretary of State in the State Archives....

 
Secretary of State Records, Part I

The records of the Secretary of State's office comprise one of the largest record groups at the Archives. This finding aid, identified as "Part I," describes many records that are no longer created by the various programs within the agency....

 
Senate Appropriations Committee Records

The Senate Appropriations Committee is the most recent Senate committee to oversee bills which appropriate money or result in a substantive expenditure or loss of revenue and which are not referred to the Budget and Fiscal Review Committee. The Senate...

 
Senate Banking, Commerce and International Trade Committee Records

The Senate Rules Committee created the Senate Banking and Commerce Committee by passage of Senate Resolution 8 on January 8, 1981 to consider "bills relating to financial institutions and commerce." The Senate Banking, Commerce and International Trade Committee Records consist...

 
Senate Business and Professions Committee Records

The Senate Business and Professions Committee Records consist of 71 cubic feet of records reflecting the activity of the committee in investigating and introducing legislation related to the California Business and Professions Code. The records cover the years, 1962-2004, with...

 
Senate Education Committee Records

The Senate Education Committee was created by the first legislature of California on December 21, 1850. The Senate Education Committee records consist of 106 cubic feet of records reflecting the committee's activities, along with those of its antecedents, in studying...

 
Senate Elections, Reapportionment, and Constitutional Amendments Committee Records

The Elections, Reapportionment and Constitutional Amendments Committee is the most recent Senate committee to oversee election law, redistricting and reapportionment, and, beginning in 2005, constitutional amendments. Throughout the life of the committee its scope appears to have remained that of...

 
Senate Environmental Quality Committee Records

The Senate Environmental Quality Committee Records consists of 35 cubic feet of textual and audiovisual records reflecting the legislative activities of the California State Senate that were deemed to fall under the jurisdictions of this standing committee for review and/or...

 
Senate Governmental Organization Committee Records

The Senate Governmental Organization Committee evolved from the Senate Governmental Efficiency Committee, and was renamed the Governmental Organization Committee by Senate Resolution 9 of the 1970 regular session. The committee heard legislation relating to judges and other public employment, horseracing,...

 
Senate Health and Human Services Committee Records

The records of the Senate Health and Welfare Committee and Senate Health and Human Services Committee consist of 134 cubic feet of material reflecting the activities of the committee in introducing and investigating legislation related to California's Health and Safety...

 
Senate Housing and Community Development Committee Records

The Senate Housing and Community Development Committee is the most recent Senate committee to oversee bills concerning housing and community development. The Senate Housing and Community Development Committee Records consist of 5.5 cubic feet of textual and audiovisual records organized...

 
Senate Housing and Land Use Committee Records

The Senate Housing and Land Use Committee Records consist of 24 cubic feet of records including records under both committee names, the Senate Housing and Urban Affairs Committee and the Senate Housing and Land Use Committee. The records reflect the...

 
Senate Industrial Relations Committee Records

The Senate Industrial Relations Committee Records reflect the activity of the committee in overseeing legislation and other matters affecting the California Labor Code.

 
Senate Insurance Committee Records

The present Senate Insurance Committee was created with Senate Resolution 58 on August 30, 1994, and charged to hear bills relating to insurance, indemnity, surety, warranty agreements, liens, claims, unclaimed property, collections and franchises. The Senate Insurance Committee Records consist...

 
Senate Judiciary Committee Records

The records of the Senate Committee on Judiciary and its related subcommittees contain approximately 199 cubic feet of textual materials, 1700 cassette tapes, 51 CDs, and 26 VHS tapes. The records are organized with the records of the Standing Committee...

 
Senate Local Government Committee Records

The Senate Committee on Local Government Records consist of 83 cubic feet of records reflecting the activity of the committee in investigating and introducing legislation related to local governmental procedure and organization. The records cover the years 1967-2005, with the...

 
Senate Natural Resources and Wildlife Committee Records

The records of the Senate Natural Resources and Wildlife Committee consist of 63 cubic feet of records from the Senate Natural Resources Committee (1957-1969), Senate Natural Resources and Wildlife Committee (1970-2004), and the Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee (2005-2006)....

 
Senate Public Employment and Retirement Committee Records

The Senate Public Employment and Retirement Committee Records consist of 27 cubic feet and span the years 1971-2000. The records reflect the work of the committee in reviewing legislation pertaining to state and local non-school public employees and public employee...

 
Senate Public Safety Committee Records

The Senate Public Safety Committee was created in 1997, replacing and assuming the responsibilities of the Senate Criminal Procedure Committee. The Senate Public Safety Committee Records consist of 64 cubic feet of records reflecting the activity of the California State...

 
Senate Republican Caucus Office of Policy Records

The Senate Republican Office of Policy records consist of a single record series, Bill Files, 1999-2008. The bill files reflect the legislative analysis done by the office on nearly every piece of legislation heard in the Senate and Assembly.

 
Senate Republican Fiscal Office Records

The California State Senate Republican Caucus's purpose was to formally organize the Senate Republican members as a distinct group in order to advocate their collective interests.The Republican Caucus created the Fiscal Office and the Office of Policy in 2000. The...

 
Senate Revenue and Taxation Committee Records

The President of the Senate appointed the first Senate Revenue and Taxation Committee in 1901 as a standing committee. The committee handles all bills relating to state and local revenues and taxation, including bills amending the Revenue and Taxation Code...

 
Senate Rules Committee - Office of Senate Floor Analyses Records

This record group consists of 240 cubic feet of Bill Files from the Senate Rules Committee, Office of Senate Floor Analyses. The bill files may contain several drafts of floor analyses from either the Senate Rules Committee or various other...

 
Senate Transportation and Housing Committee Records

The Senate Transportation and Housing Committee records consist of 12.5 cubic feet of textual and audiovisual records organized into the following record series: Bill Files covering legislative sessions between 2005-2008; Hearing Files from 2005-2008; Chronological Correspondence from 2005-2008; and Committee...

 
Senate Transportation Committee Records

The Senate Transportation Committee records consist of 14.5 cubic feet of textual and audiovisual records organized into the following record series: Bill Files covering legislative sessions between 1975-2004; Hearing Files from 1948-2004; Subject Files from 1986-1988 and 1995-1996; General Correspondence...

 
Senate Veterans Affairs Committee Records

The Senate Rules Committee created the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee in 1989 to analyze legislation related to veterans, military affairs, and armories. The records of the committee consist of 4 series regarding the activites of the committee: Bill files (1989-2000),...

 
Seymour (John) Papers

Senator John Seymour, Republican, was a California State Senator from 1982 to 1990. He represented the 35th district that included most of Orange County. The records document Senator Seymour's legislative work in the California Senate and contain bill files, 1983-1990;...

 
Sieroty (Alan G.) Papers

Alan G. Sieroty, Democrat, was elected to the State Assembly in 1966 to represent the 59th District of Los Angeles County. He authored bills concerning teachers, taxation, education, industrial loan companies, civil rights, corrections, retirement, motor vehicles, air pollution, fine...

 
Sir Francis Drake Commission Records

On September 17, 1973, Assembly Bill 252, Chapter 250, established the Sir Francis Drake Commission as an independent agency. The primary function of the Commission was to organize celebrations for the quadricentennial of Sir Francis Drake's landing in California in...

 
Snyder (Elizabeth) Papers

The Elizabeth Snyder Papers consist of 2 cubic feet of records covering the years 1937 to 1987, with the bulk of materials covering 1953 to 1956, when she was Chair of the Democratic State Central Committee (DSCC), and 1977 to...

 
Social Welfare Dept. -- War Services Bureau Records

The records of the War Services Bureau consist of six cubic feet of textual records as well as 42 photographs, reflecting the Bureau's work with Civilian War Assistance, Enemy Alien Assistance, and Japanese Evacuation. The records, dated from 1940...

 
State and Consumer Services Agency Records

The State and Consumer Services Agency oversees a diverse array of state departments and is considered the conglomerate superagency within state government. The records of the State and Consumer Services Agency consist of 75 cubic feet of textual records covering...

 
State Finance Commission Records

The records of the Commission on State Finance consists of 4 cubic feet of textual records, 3 audiocassette tapes, and 8 projection slides covering the period 1980 through 1993. The files consist primarily of meeting agendas and minutes, reports, roll...

 
State Land Office Records

The State Land Office Records consist of 47 cubic feet of records documenting transactions in the disposal of state public lands, and early survey records of various geographic areas within California, especially San Francisco.

 
State Mandates Commission

The records of the Commission on State Mandates document the hearings and applications surrounding claims for reimbursement by local agencies and school districts due to increased costs mandated by the state.

 
State Water Rights Board Records

The records of the State Water Rights Board consist of 36 cubic feet, 55 maps and blueprints, and 3 bound volumes covering the period 1915 through 1986. The earliest records reflect the work and management of water rights and resources...

 
Status of Women Commission Records

The records of the California Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) consist of fourteen cubic feet of textual, photographic, and audiovisual records reflecting the Commission's research and recommendations specifically on women's issues within the state. The records date from...

 
Strom-Martin (Virginia) Papers

Virginia Strom-Martin, Democrat of Duncan's Mills, CA was a State Assembly Member from 1997-2002. After many years of teaching elementary school, Strom-Martin brought a passion for education to her agenda when she was elcted to the Assembly. The Virginia...

 
Stull (John) Papers

John Stull, Republican, was a State Assembly Member, 1967-1972 and a State Senator, 1973-1978. Bills introduced by him cover a wide array of subjects with particular emphasis on education and school issues.

 
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Tahoe Regional Planning Agency Records

The records of the California Tahoe Regional Planning Agency cover the years 1974-1984 and consist of 14 cubic feet of textual records. The records are organized into the following record series: Governing Board Meeting Packets, Subject Files, Press Files,...

 
Task Force to Promote Self-Esteem and Personal and Social Responsibility Records

The Task Force to Promote Self-Esteem and Personal and Social Responsibility was established by Statutes 1986, Chapter 1065 (AB3659, Vasconcellos) as a three year, twenty-five-member task force to investigate the effect self-esteem has on society. The Task Force to Promote...

 
Teacher Preparation and Licensing Commission Records

The records of the Commission for Teacher Preparation and Licensing and its predecessors, the Commission of Credentials and the Dept. of Education-Committee of Credentials, consist of 20 cubic feet of textual materials and two bound volumes dating from 1917 to...

 
Teachers' Retirement System Records

This record group includes bill files and subject files of the California State Teachers' Retirement System, including information on its method of organization, its rules, and members' benefits.

 
Transportation Commission Records

The California Transportation Commission (CTC) Records consist of 41 cubic feet of textual records, with selected photographs and maps interfiled, reflecting the Commission's study, review, planning, policy development, and funding allocation of California's transportation systems. The records date from 1978-1990...

 
Treasurer Office Records

The records of the Office of the State Treasurer consist of 521 volumes and 58 folders of textual records, as well as 95 items. The records reflect the Treasurer's work overseeing the financial operations of different public agencies and districts,...

 
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Un-American Activities Committees Records

Collection contains the investigative files, hearing transcripts, and working papers of several committees (Assembly Relief Investigating Committee on Subversive Activities, Joint Fact-Finding Committee on Un-American Activities in California, and Senate Fact-Finding Committee on Un-American Activities) created by the California Legislature...

 
Unruh (Jesse M.) Papers

Jesse M. Unruh was first elected to represent the 65th Assembly district in 1954, and served until 1970, when he left office to run for Governor of California. He was Assembly Speaker from 1961-1968, and Assembly Minority Floor Leader from...

 
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Vietnam Veterans Memorial Commission Records

The scope of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Commission records cover the eight year period of the Commission's existence and the tasks granted to the Commission to create a memorial dedicated to California Vietnam Veterans. Topics include fundraising, Commission finances, media...

 
Vocational Education Council Records

The record group consists of 5 cubic feet of textual records from the Council on Vocational Education, 1967 to 1996. The record group is organized into the following series: Agendas, Correspondence, Council Files, Minutes, and Reports. This collection will interest...

 
Voting Machines and Vote Tabulating Devices Commission Records

The files of the State Commission on Voting Machines and Vote Tabulating Devices span 1947 to 1986, with the bulk of the material falling within 1960 and 1980. Records of the Voting Systems and Procedures Panel (1983-1986) which was formed...

 
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Warren (Charles) Papers

Charles Warren, Democrat, was a State Assembly Member, 1963-1977. The bill files document his legislative activity during his terms as a member of the California State Legislature.

 
Warren (Earl) Papers

The Earl Warren Papers are the first major collection of a California governor's administrative and personal papers to be deposited in the State Archives. Except for provisions covering specific classes of records--original laws, proclamations, pardons, commutations, and reprieves, extraditions, etc.--California...

 
Water Resources Control Board Records

The Records of the Water Resources Control Board span the years 1949 to 2006 and contain approximately 145.5 cubic feet of textual records, as well as audiovisual materials such as audiocassette tapes, CD-Rom, and Floppy Disks. The records were created...

 
Waters (Norman) Papers

Norman S. Waters, Democrat, was a State Assembly Member from 1976 to 1990. The Norm Waters Papers consists of 13 cubic feet of textual records and spans the years 1978-1990. The collection is organized into the following series: Bill Files,...

 
Watson (Diane) Papers

The Diane Watson Papers consist of 25 cubic feet of records reflecting Watson's activities during her Senatorial career. The records contain Bill Files, 1979-1998; Subject Files, 1977-1986; Chronological Correspondence, 1979-1991; Constituent Correspondence, 1989-1994; Correspondence of Jane Uitti, 1985-1991; and Legislative...

 
Whitaker & Baxter Campaigns, Inc. Records

Whitaker & Baxter Campaigns, Inc. was the country's first political campaign management firm. The company's records document their state, local and national political campaigns as well as work for various public relations clients spanning the 1933 to 1974 time period....

 
Wright (Cathie) Papers

Cathie Wright, Republican, was a California State Assembly Member, 1980-1991 and a California State Senator, 1992-2000. She represented cities within Los Angeles and Ventura Counties in the 37th Assembly District and 19th Senate District. The Cathie Wright Papers consist of...

 
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Youth and Adult Correctional Agency Records

The records of the California Youth and Adult Correctional Agency (YACA) consist of twenty-four cubic feet of textual records reflecting the Agency's administration of the Department of Corrections, Youth Authority, Board of Prison Terms, Youthful Offender Parole Board, Institutional...

 
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Zetterberg (Stephen) Papers

The Stephen Zetterberg Papers consist of 2 cubic feet of records reflecting Zetterberg's activities in the California Democratic Council (CDC), the Los Angeles County Democratic Central Committee, and Democratic Party. Zetterberg was instrumental in the formation of the CDC, a...