The papers of the California Democratic State Central Committee document the work of the
Democratic Party within the state of California predominately in the 1960s. Some
materials are from related organizations such as the California Democratic Council, the
Democratic National Committee, and Democratic Associates, Inc. A small selection of
materials from conservative and Republican groups is also included. The collection is
arranged in three series: Administrative Records (1954-1971), Subject Files (1948-1982),
and Affiliated Organizations (1957-1979).
The California Democratic State Central Committee (CDSCC) coordinates all Democratic
Party activities in the State. It was created to publicize and promote the work of the
Democratic Party in California, conduct fundraising and campaigns at county, state, and
local levels, disseminate literature on election campaigns and legislative issues,
manage volunteer efforts, and maintain a state headquarters for the party. The CDSCC has
been in existence since at least 1928 and was responsible for establishing the
California Democratic Council (CDC) in 1953, an important grassroots organization
comprised of nearly 500 local political clubs which support and endorse local democratic
candidates during election years.
Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s)
of this collection has not been transferred to California State University,
Northridge. Copyright status for other materials is unknown. Transmission or
reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond
that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners.
Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of
the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
The collection is open for research use.