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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


Box and Folder Listing


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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 II: Chapter and Regional Files, 1961-1987Save to your list.
Box 8Save to your list.
Folder 17: 35th Congressional District, Young Democrats, 1964-1967Save to your list.
Folder 18: 59th Assembly District, Young Democrats (Beverly Hills), 1964-1965Save to your list.
Folder 19: 69th Assembly District, Young Democrats, 1964-1965Save to your list.
Folder 20: 79th Assembly District, Young Democrats, 1966Save to your list.
Folder 21: Aardvark, 1965-1967Save to your list.
Folder 22: Altadena-Pasadena Young Democrats, 1962-1965Save to your list.
Folder 23: Altadena-Pasadena Young Democrats, 1963-1965Save to your list.
Folder 24: Alvarado Young Democrats, 1964Save to your list.
Folder 25: Andrew Jackson, 1967-1968Save to your list.
Folder 26: Associated Young Democrats, [San Joaquin], 1965Save to your list.
Folder 27: Baldwin Hills Young Democrats, 1962-1965Save to your list.
Folder 28: Bay Area Young Democrats, 1963-1965Save to your list.
Folder 29: Bellflower Young Democrats, 1964-1965Save to your list.
Box 9Save to your list.
Folder 1: Beverly Hills Teenage Young Democrats, 1964-1965Save to your list.
Folder 2: Beverly Hills Young Democrats, 1967-1972Save to your list.
Folder 3: Boalt Hall Democratic Club (Berkeley), 1966Save to your list.
Folder 4: Bruin Young Democrats, 1963-1971Save to your list.
Folder 5: Burbank Young Democrats, ca.1961Save to your list.
Folder 6: Cal Poly Young Democrats, 1964-1965Save to your list.
Folder 7: Cal Poly Young Democrats, 1966Save to your list.
Folder 8: California State College at Long Beach, 1964-1967Save to your list.
Folder 9: Cal State Fullerton, 1965Save to your list.
Folder 10: Cal State at Hayward Young Democrats, 1964-1968Save to your list.
Folder 11: California State University, Northridge Young Democrats, 1984-1987Save to your list.
Folder 12: California State University, Northridge Young Democrats, 1985-1987Save to your list.
Folder 13: Caltech Young DemocratsSave to your list.
Folder 14: California Western University Young Democrats, 1967Save to your list.
Folder 15: Central Los Angeles Young Democrats, 1967Save to your list.
Folder 16: Central Orange County Young Democrats, 1964Save to your list.
Folder 17: Chapman College Young Democrats, 1965-1968Save to your list.
Folder 18: Chico State College Young Democrats, 1967Save to your list.
Folder 19: Chula Vista Young Democrats, 1963-1965Save to your list.
Folder 20: Civic Center Young Democrats Los Angeles, 1968Save to your list.
Folder 21: Clair Engle Young Democrats, 1964Save to your list.
Folder 22: Clairemont Young Democrats, 1961-1964Save to your list.
Folder 23: Clairemont Young Democrats, 1962-1965Save to your list.
Folder 24: Clairemont Colleges Young Democrats, 1966-1967Save to your list.
Folder 25: Coast Young Democrats, 1963-1965Save to your list.
Folder 26: Concord Federation of Young Democrats, 1967Save to your list.
Folder 27: Contra Costa Young Democrats, 1984Save to your list.
Folder 28: Contra Costa College (Region V), 1965Save to your list.
Folder 29: Costa Mesa Young Democrats, 1964-1965Save to your list.
Folder 30: Alan Cranston Young Democrats, 1967Save to your list.
Box 10Save to your list.
Folder 1: Crispus Attucks Young Democrats, 1967-1968Save to your list.
Folder 2: Crown College Young Democrats, 1967Save to your list.
Folder 3: Culver City Young Democrats, 1964-1965Save to your list.
Folder 4: Dominican College Young Democrats, 1967Save to your list.
Folder 5: El Camino College Young Democrats, 1962-1964Save to your list.
Folder 6: Emerald Hills Young Democrats, 1963-1964Save to your list.
Folder 7: Foothill Young Democrats, 1964-1965Save to your list.
Folder 8: Fresno County Young Democrats, 1963-1967Save to your list.
Folder 9: Fresno State College, 1963-1967Save to your list.
Folder 10: Fresno Teenage Young Democrats, 1967Save to your list.
Folder 11: Fullerton Junior College Young Democrats, 1963-1969Save to your list.
Folder 12: Gaucho Young Democrats, 1967Save to your list.
Folder 13: Golden Gate Young Democrats, 1967Save to your list.
Folder 14: Greater San Bernardino Young Democrats, 1961-1965Save to your list.
Folder 15: Harbor, Region III, 1965Save to your list.
Folder 16: Hastings Democratic Club (Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco), 1964Save to your list.
Folder 17: Hollywood Federated Young Democrats, 1967Save to your list.
Folder 18: Huelga Young Democrats, 1967Save to your list.
Folder 19: Immaculate Heart College (Region III), 1965Save to your list.
Folder 20: Javelin Young Democrat Club, 1967Save to your list.
Folder 21: Lyndon Baines Johnson Young Democrats, 1964-1965Save to your list.
Folder 22: John F. Kennedy of Los Angeles Valley College, 1964-1967Save to your list.
Folder 23: John F. Kennedy Young Democrats (Los Angeles), 1968Save to your list.
Folder 24: Kennedy Young Democrats (Valley), 1962-1964Save to your list.
Folder 25: Livermore Democratic Youth Group, 1964-1967Save to your list.
Folder 26: Lone Mountain Young Democrats (San Francisco), 1968Save to your list.
Folder 27: Long Beach State College, 1962-1968Save to your list.
Folder 28: Long Beach Young Democrats, 1962-1964Save to your list.
Folder 29: Los Angeles City College Young Democrats, 1964Save to your list.
Folder 30: Los Angeles County Young Democrats, 1967-1969Save to your list.
Folder 31: Los Angeles Pierce College Young Democrats, 1964Save to your list.
Folder 32: Loyola University Young Democrats, 1967Save to your list.
Folder 33: Marin Young Democrats, 1962-1967Save to your list.
Folder 34: Martinez Young Democrats, 1966-1968Save to your list.
Folder 35: Marymount Young Democrats, 1966Save to your list.
Folder 36: Mills College Young Democrats, 1963-1965Save to your list.
Folder 37: Monterey Peninsula CollegeSave to your list.
Folder 38: Monterey Peninsula Young Democrats, 1966-1967Save to your list.
Folder 39: Napa Young Democratic Federation (Jacksonian), 1964-1965Save to your list.
Folder 40: New Frontier Young Democrats (Buena Park), 1962-1964Save to your list.
Folder 41: New Young DemocratsSave to your list.
Folder 42: North Bay Young Democrats (San Pablo), 1966Save to your list.
Folder 43: North San Mateo County Young Democrats, 1964Save to your list.
Folder 44: North Shore Young Democrats (La Jolla), 1964-1965Save to your list.
Folder 45: Northridge Young Democrats, 1963-1965Save to your list.
Folder 46: North Valley Young Democrats, 1962-1965Save to your list.
Folder 47: College of Notre Dame, 1966-1968Save to your list.
Folder 48: Occidental College Young Democrats, 1962-1965Save to your list.
Folder 49: Orange County Young Democrats, 1983-1984Save to your list.
Folder 50: Orange-Santa Ana-Tustin Young Democrats, 1963-1964Save to your list.
Folder 51: Thomas Paine Young Democrats, 1966Save to your list.
Box 11Save to your list.
Folder 1: Palisades Young Democrats, 1963-1965Save to your list.
Folder 2: Pasadena City College Young Democrats, 1964-1967Save to your list.
Folder 3: Pepperdine Young DemocratsSave to your list.
Folder 4: Peralta Young Democrats, 1964-1965Save to your list.
Folder 5: Progressive Young Democrats, 1967Save to your list.
Folder 6: Raymond College Young DemocratsSave to your list.
Folder 7: Region I San Diego, 1967Save to your list.
Folder 8: Region II, 1967-1968Save to your list.
Folder 9: Region III. Los Angeles County, 1965-1967Save to your list.
Folder 10: Region III Los Angeles County, 1967-1970Save to your list.
Folder 11: Region V. San Francisco, 1968Save to your list.
Folder 12: Region VI, Sacramento, 1967Save to your list.
Folder 13: Riverside City College Young Democrats, 1964Save to your list.
Folder 14: Riverside Young Democrats, 1966Save to your list.
Folder 15: Sacramento County Young Democrats, 1967Save to your list.
Folder 16: Sacramento State College Young Democrats, 1967Save to your list.
Folder 17: San Diego City College Young Democrats, 1966-1967Save to your list.
Folder 18: San Diego State College Young Democrats, 1961-1965Save to your list.
Folder 19: San Fernando Valley Federated Young Democrats, 1967-1968Save to your list.
Folder 20: San Fernando Valley Federated Young Democrats, 1967-1969Save to your list.
Folder 21: San Fernando Valley Federated Young Democrats, 1968Save to your list.
Folder 22: San Fernando Valley Federated Young Democrats, 1968-1972Save to your list.
Folder 23: San Fernando Valley Federated Young Democrats, 1969-1973Save to your list.
Folder 24: San Francisco State College, 1963-1965Save to your list.
Folder 25: San Joaquin County Young Democrats, 1963-1965Save to your list.
Folder 26: San Jose State College, 1967Save to your list.
Folder 27: San Jose Young Democrats, 1967Save to your list.
Folder 28: San Mateo County Young Democrats, 1963-1965Save to your list.
Folder 29: College of San Mateo Young Democrats, 1965Save to your list.
Folder 30: Santa Ana College, 1964Save to your list.
Folder 31: Santa Clara County Young Democrats, 1983-1984Save to your list.
Folder 32: Santa Clara University, 1967Save to your list.
Folder 33: Santa Monica Community College, 1963-1965Save to your list.
Folder 34: Semper Fidelis Young Democrats, 1967Save to your list.
Folder 35: Sepulveda Young Democrats, 1964Save to your list.
Folder 36: South Bay Young Democrats Council, 1965-1967Save to your list.
Folder 37: South Bay, San Diego Young Democrats, 1961-1964Save to your list.
Folder 38: South West Young Democrats, 1966Save to your list.
Folder 39: Southern Alameda County Young Democrats, 1964-1965Save to your list.
Folder 40: Stanford Young Democrats, 1964-1967Save to your list.
Folder 41: Adlai Stevenson Young Democrats (San Francisco), 1964-1967Save to your list.
Folder 42: Tamalpais Young Democrats (Mill Valley, California), 1964Save to your list.
Folder 43: Tri-Cities Young Democrats, 1964Save to your list.
Folder 44: Trojan Young Democrats, 1967Save to your list.
Folder 45: Tulare Young Democrats, 1964Save to your list.
Folder 46: The United Circle Young Democrats of West Los Angeles, 1965Save to your list.
Folder 47: University of California, Berkeley Young Democrats, 1962-1964Save to your list.
Box 12Save to your list.
Folder 1: University of California Berkeley Young Democrats, 1963-1964Save to your list.
Folder 2: University of California Democratic Club at Irvine, 1966Save to your list.
Folder 3: University of Redlands Young Democrats, 1967-1968Save to your list.
Folder 4: University of San Francisco Young Democrats, 1964, 1966Save to your list.
Folder 5: University of Southern California Young Democrats, February 17Save to your list.
Folder 6: Valley Council Young Democrats, October 13Save to your list.
Folder 7: Valley New Frontier Young Democrats, 1967-1968Save to your list.
Folder 8: Valley Young Democrats, 1965Save to your list.
Folder 9: Van Nuys Young Democrats, 1961-1965Save to your list.
Folder 10: Van Nuys Young Democrats, 1962-1966Save to your list.
Folder 11: Ventura County Young Democrats, 1982Save to your list.
Folder 12: West Beverly Young Democrats, 1962-1965Save to your list.
Folder 13: West Los Angeles Young Democrats, 1962-1965Save to your list.
Folder 14: West Valley Young Democrats, 1963-1968Save to your list.
Folder 15: West Valley Young Democrats, 1966-1967Save to your list.
Folder 16: West Valley Young Democrats, 1966-1967Save to your list.
Folder 17: West Valley Young Democrats, 1967Save to your list.
Folder 18: Westside Young Democrats, 1967Save to your list.
Folder 19: Wilshire/Fairfax Young Democrats, 1963-1965Save to your list.
Folder 20: Women's Caucus, 1986Save to your list.
Folder 21: Woodrow Wilson Young Democrats (North Hollywood, Region III), 1965Save to your list.
Folder 22: Young Democrats of the 30th District, 1966Save to your list.
Folder 23: Young Democrats of America Region 7, 1983-1985Save to your list.
Folder 24: Youth Caucus, 1971Save to your list.
Folder 25: Zenith Young Democrats, 1963-1965Save to your list.

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