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California Young Democrats Collection

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Collection Overview

Title: California Young Democrats Collection, 1958-1987Save to your list.

Predominant Dates:1962-1971

ID: URB/CYD

Primary Creator: Democratic Party (Calif.). California Young Democrats. (1938-)

Extent: 6.48 Linear Feet

Arrangement:

Series I: Administrative Records, 1959-1986

Series II: Chapter and Regional Files, 1961-1987

Series III: Subject Files, 1958-1974

Date Acquired: 00/00/1980

Forms of Material: Ephemera, Paper records, Publications

Languages: English

Abstract

Established in 1938 as the youth organizing branch of the Democratic Party in the state of California, the California Young Democrats (CYD) have worked for decades to advance the Democratic Party's initiatives of progressive change, civil rights, social programs, and diplomacy within the state of California. CYD focuses on engaging Californians aged 14-35 in government affairs and the political process, and works to gain lifelong supporters of the Democratic Party's candidates and platforms. The California Young Democrats Collection documents the organization's general operations, administrative structure, objectives, programs, and political activity from 1958-1987 through state-level administrative files and regional chapter files.

Biographical Note

The California Young Democrats (CYD) is the youth organizing branch of the Democratic Party in the state of California. It serves to motivate Californians aged 14-35 in becoming active participants in government affairs and the political process, and to gain lifelong supporters of the Democratic Party's candidates and platforms. CYD is affiliated with the California Democratic Party and Young Democrats of America, and promotes the ideals and work of the National Democratic Party. It is comprised of a state headquarters located in Sacramento, and various chartered Young Democratic Clubs located throughout California. The organization holds local and state meetings and conventions, conducts fundraising, disseminates information on local and national political and social issues, participates in voter registration activities and party recruitment, and holds organizational campaigns and elections for state and regional CYD leadership. It is active in local, state, and national campaigns and elections.

Established in the 1930s, CYD has worked for decades to advance the Democratic Party's initiatives of progressive change, civil rights, social programs, and diplomacy. During the 1960s and 1970s, the organization actively promoted these ideals. On the national front, CYD openly opposed the United States' involvement in the Vietnam War and explicitly called for the nation's withdrawal from the conflict. Furthermore, the organization condemned President Lyndon Johnson's war policy, refused to support the Party's 1968 Presidential nominee Hubert H. Humphrey for his lack of opposition to the war, and opposed the draft.

CYD were also staunch supporters of a host of other issues. Members supported the Civil Rights Movement, and lent Robert Kennedy its support in efforts to end discrimination in the United States in all its forms and manifestations. It also denounced supporters of segregation, including Democratic Governor and Presidential candidate George Wallace. Locally, CYD advocated for social and educational programs and the alleviation of urban poverty, witnessed the strife of California grape growers and the formation of the National Farm Workers Association, and rallied against the proliferation of nuclear reactors in California. Still active today, CYD serves as a training ground for California's youth to become political leaders in the Democratic Party.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The California Young Democrats Collection documents the organization's operations, administrative structure, and objectives. Materials include governing documents, meeting announcements, minutes, leadership and member rosters, newsletters, correspondence, pamphlets, news clippings, financial statements, campaign literature, and convention materials. It also includes records from the CYD's numerous chartered Democratic clubs, as well as materials from affiliated organizations such as the Young Democrats of America, Young Democrats for Action, the California Democratic Council, Democratic Volunteers of America, and the California Democratic Party. The collection dates from 1958-1987 with the bulk of the collection dating from 1962-1971. The collection is arranged into three series: Administrative Records (1959-1986), Chapter and Regional Files (1961-1987), and Subject Files (1958-1974).

Series I, Administrative Records, makes up the bulk of the collection, and contains the working papers of the CYD. The series contains the CYD Constitution and By-laws, which document the organization's structure, ideology, and procedures for electing officers and chartering Democratic clubs; rosters that identify elected officers and chapter members for designated years; and adopted resolutions that record the organization's stance on local and national issues. Materials also include campaign literature regarding the candidates and policies supported by the CYD; Party convention information that documents the event's agenda and activities; and correspondence, newsletters, and publications of affiliated organizations that interacted or worked with the CYD. Series I also contains annual files with general correspondence, meeting minutes, newsletters, membership cards, financial statements, and receipts for membership dues, which document the organization's administrative operations. The series is arranged alphabetically.

Series II, Chapter and Regional Files, consists of records from numerous Young Democratic Clubs chartered across California. Materials include newsletters that notify chapter members of upcoming meetings and events, meeting minutes that document meeting agendas, topics of concern, discussion outcomes, flyers advertising events that bolster Party support and participation, rosters that document club membership, and correspondence that records interactions between chapter and regional clubs and the CYD headquarters in Sacramento. The series is arranged alphabetically.

Series III, Subject Files, is a small series predominately comprised of news clippings and a small number of pamphlets and brochures concerning topics of interest to CYD. Subjects include the Vietnam War, the anti-Vietnam War movement, President Richard Nixon, California farm workers, gun control, reapportionment, conscription, wiretapping, the environment, and a number of social and political topics. The series is arranged alphabetically.

Administrative Information

Repository: Special Collections & Archives

Access Restrictions: The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions: 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.

Acquisition Source: California Young Democrats

Related Materials: California Democratic State Central Committee Collection

Preferred Citation: For information about citing items in this collection consult the appropriate style manual, or see the Citing Archival Materials guide.

Processing Information: Jennifer Shelly, 2017


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[Series I: Administrative Records, 1959-1986]
[Series II: Chapter and Regional Files, 1961-1987]
[Series III: Subject Files, 1958-1974],
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Series I: Administrative Records, 1959-1986Save to your list.
Box 1Save to your list.
Folder 1: 10th Anniversary Dinner, 1959Save to your list.
Folder 2: Adopted Resolutions, 1967-1968Save to your list.
Folder 3: Annual File, 1964Save to your list.
Folder 4: Annual File, 1965Save to your list.
Folder 5: Annual File, 1965Save to your list.
Folder 6: Annual File, 1965Save to your list.
Folder 7: Annual File, 1965Save to your list.
Folder 8: Annual File, 1965-1966Save to your list.
Folder 9: Annual File, 1966Save to your list.
Folder 10: Annual File, July 1967-October 1967Save to your list.
Folder 11: Annual File, 1967Save to your list.
Folder 12: Annual File, 1967Save to your list.
Box 2Save to your list.
Folder 1: Annual File, August 1966-April 1969Save to your list.
Folder 2: Annual File, 1967Save to your list.
Folder 3: Annual File, 1967Save to your list.
Folder 4: Annual File, 1967-1968Save to your list.
Folder 5: Annual File, 1968Save to your list.
Folder 6: Annual File, 1968Save to your list.
Folder 7: Annual File, 1969Save to your list.
Folder 8: Annual File, 1969Save to your list.
Folder 9: Annual File, 1970Save to your list.
Folder 10: Annual File, 1970Save to your list.
Box 3Save to your list.
Folder 1: Annual File, 1971Save to your list.
Folder 2: Annual File, 1971Save to your list.
Folder 3: Annual File, 1971Save to your list.
Folder 4: Annual File, 1971Save to your list.
Folder 5: Annual File, 1971-1972Save to your list.
Folder 6: Annual File, 1972Save to your list.
Folder 7: Annual File, 1973Save to your list.
Folder 8: Annual File, 1974Save to your list.
Folder 9: By-Laws and CharterSave to your list.
Folder 10: By-Laws of the California Federation of Young Democrats, ca 1961Save to your list.
Folder 11: The California Democrat, 1984Save to your list.
Folder 12: California Democratic Council, 1971Save to your list.
Folder 13: California Democratic Council Roster, 1967Save to your list.
Folder 14: California Democratic Council Roster, 1968Save to your list.
Box 4Save to your list.
Folder 1: California Democratic Party Convention, 1984-1985Save to your list.
Folder 2: California Democratic Party Newsletters and Brochures, 1984Save to your list.
Folder 3: California Democratic Party Organization and Development Committee, 1985-1986Save to your list.
Folder 4: California Democratic Party, Platform Committee, 1985Save to your list.
Folder 5: California Young Democrat, Print Layout, 1968-1984Save to your list.
Folder 6: Campaign, 1985Save to your list.
Folder 7: Campaign Literature, 1972-1973Save to your list.
Folder 8: Candidates Banquet, 1968 May 17Save to your list.
Folder 9: Candidates Brunch, 1969 March 2Save to your list.
Folder 10: Eli Chernow, Treasurer, 1968Save to your list.
Folder 11: College Young Democrats of America, Constitution, 1983Save to your list.
Folder 12: Constitution, 1966Save to your list.
Folder 13: Constitution and By-Laws Committee, 1967Save to your list.
Folder 14: Convention, April 1973Save to your list.
Folder 15: Correspondence, 1965Save to your list.
Folder 16: Correspondence, 1965Save to your list.
Folder 17: Correspondence, 1965-1966Save to your list.
Folder 18: Correspondence, 1965-1966Save to your list.
Folder 19: Correspondence, 1966Save to your list.
Folder 20: Correspondence, 1966Save to your list.
Folder 21: Correspondence, 1966Save to your list.
Box 5Save to your list.
Folder 1: Correspondence, 1966Save to your list.
Folder 2: Correspondence, 1966-1967Save to your list.
Folder 3: Correspondence, 1967Save to your list.
Folder 4: Correspondence, 1968Save to your list.
Folder 5: Correspondence, 1969Save to your list.
Folder 6: Correspondence, 1970Save to your list.
Folder 7: Correspondence (incoming), 1983Save to your list.
Folder 8: Correspondence (incoming), 1984Save to your list.
Folder 9: Correspondence (outgoing), 1983Save to your list.
Folder 10: Correspondence (outgoing), 1984Save to your list.
Folder 11: Credentials, 1959-1964Save to your list.
Folder 12: Credentials Reports, 1966Save to your list.
Folder 13: Dance and Party Mailing Lists, 1967Save to your list.
Folder 14: Democratic National Committee, 1969-1971Save to your list.
Folder 15: Democratic National Committee Charter and By-Laws, 1983Save to your list.
Folder 16: Democratic National Committee, College Young Democratic ClubSave to your list.
Folder 17: Democratic National Committee, "Demo Memo", 1969Save to your list.
Folder 18: Democratic National Committee "Democrat", 1962Save to your list.
Folder 19: Democratic National Committee, Democratic Policy Commission, 1986Save to your list.
Folder 20: Democratic National Committee "Fact: A Four Letter Watchword from the Democratic National Committee", 1970-1971Save to your list.
Box 6Save to your list.
Folder 1: Democratic National Committee, Members, 1984-1985Save to your list.
Folder 2: Democratic State Central Committee, 1962Save to your list.
Folder 3: Democratic Volunteers Committee of California, 1967-1969Save to your list.
Folder 4: Devonshire Downs Car Show, 1969 September 26-28Save to your list.
Folder 5: EphemeraSave to your list.
Folder 6: Executive Board Agendas, 1983-1985Save to your list.
Folder 7: Executive Board Minutes, 1983-1985Save to your list.
Folder 8: Expired Membership Lists, ca.1965Save to your list.
Folder 9: Expired Membership Lists, ca.1966Save to your list.
Folder 10: Financial Statements, 1969-1973Save to your list.
Folder 11: Fundraiser, 1983Save to your list.
Folder 12: Fundraising Committee Correspondence, 1967Save to your list.
Folder 13: Fundraising Committee Publicity, 1967Save to your list.
Folder 14: Gary L. Mussell Correspondence, 1972-1973Save to your list.
Folder 15: Guest Book, 1967-1968Save to your list.
Folder 16: Legislative Action CommitteeSave to your list.
Folder 17: Lester Precincts, 1968Save to your list.
Folder 18: Lists and Clubs (State), August 1965Save to your list.
Folder 19: Los Angeles Free Press Correspondence, 1967Save to your list.
Folder 20: Mailing LabelsSave to your list.
Folder 21: Mailings, 1985Save to your list.
Folder 22: Membership Cards, 1965-1972Save to your list.
Folder 23: Money Receipt Book, 1967-1968Save to your list.
Folder 24: New Credentials, July 1965Save to your list.
Folder 25: New Members from Mailing, 1967Save to your list.
Folder 26: Newspaper Articles, 1983-1985Save to your list.
Box 7Save to your list.
Folder 1: Old Business, 1966-1967Save to your list.
Folder 2: Organizational Manual, September 1966Save to your list.
Folder 3: Phone Lists, 1967-1968Save to your list.
Folder 4: Postal Meter Register Readings, 1965-1966Save to your list.
Folder 5: Presidential Campaign, 1983Save to your list.
Folder 6: Presidential Memos, 1983-1984Save to your list.
Folder 7: Regional Officers Conference Report, August 1965Save to your list.
Folder 8: Resolutions Committee, 1965-1968Save to your list.
Folder 9: Rosters, 1966Save to your list.
Folder 10: Roster Information, 1968Save to your list.
Folder 11: Sample By-LawsSave to your list.
Folder 12: State Central Committee Convention, 1967Save to your list.
Folder 13: State Central Committee Meeting (Sacramento), February 1968Save to your list.
Folder 14: State Central Committee Meeting Minutes and Resolutions, 1969Save to your list.
Folder 15: State Conference Correspondence, 1966Save to your list.
Folder 16: State Conference Correspondence, 1967Save to your list.
Folder 17: State Convention, 1962, 1986Save to your list.
Folder 18: State Convention, June 1969Save to your list.
Folder 19: State Convention Delegates and Alternates, 1965 April 30-May 2Save to your list.
Folder 20: State Mailing, July 1965Save to your list.
Folder 21: State Mailing, August 1965Save to your list.
Folder 22: State Mailing, 1967Save to your list.
Folder 23: State Roster, 1985Save to your list.
Folder 24: Steering Committee, 1965Save to your list.
Folder 25: Steering Committee, 1965-1967Save to your list.
Box 8Save to your list.
Folder 1: Students for a Democratic SocietySave to your list.
Folder 2: Student Mobilization Committee, 1970-1971Save to your list.
Folder 3: Treasury (old notes), 1972Save to your list.
Folder 4: Young Democrat Clubs, College Survey, 1967Save to your list.
Folder 5: Young Democrat Clubs, General Correspondence, 1967Save to your list.
Folder 6: Young Democrat Newsletters, 1984-1985Save to your list.
Folder 7: Young Democratic Clubs of America, 1965-1967Save to your list.
Folder 8: Young Democratic Clubs of America, National Convention, 1967Save to your list.
Folder 9: Young Democrats for Action, 1964Save to your list.
Folder 10: Young Democrats of America, 1985-1986Save to your list.
Folder 11: Young Democrats of America Campaign, 1985Save to your list.
Folder 12: Young Democrats of America, Committee CallsSave to your list.
Folder 13: Young Democrats of America ConstitutionSave to your list.
Folder 14: Young Democrats of America Convention, 1985Save to your list.
Folder 15: Young Democrats of America Executive CommitteeSave to your list.
Folder 16: Young Democrats of America, Standing Convention Rules, 1985Save to your list.
Flat File Cabinet 4Save to your list.
Folder 1: Gary L. Mussell Correspondence, Dump Dick Dance Poster, 1972Save to your list.

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