The California Democratic State Central Committee Collection documents 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).
Series I, Administrative Records, consists of the organization’s working papers including by-laws, meeting minutes, and a substantial number of press releases. These materials are arranged alphabetically.
Series II, Subject Files, makes up the bulk of the collection and includes material on such diverse topics as state and national Democratic campaigns and conventions, education, Vietnam, election law reform, and party organization. The series also includes a small number of photographs and material regarding Republican organizations and is arranged alphabetically.
Series III, Affiliated Organizations, is a small series of consisting of materials generated by organizations affiliated with the California Democratic State Central Committee. These include the Democratic National Committee, the Young Democrats, and the Western States Democratic Conference. These materials are arranged alphabetically.