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Thomas C. Carrell Collection

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Collection Overview

Title: Thomas C. Carrell Collection, 1942-1972Save to your list.

ID: URB/TCC

Primary Creator: Carrell, Thomas C. (1900-1972)

Extent: 13.92 Linear Feet

Arrangement:

Series I: Personal Papers, 1957-1972

Series II: Legislative Action, 1963-1971

Series III: Subject Files, 1944-1971

Series IV: Non-Manuscript Material, 1942-1970

Date Acquired: 10/08/1982

Subjects: Carrell, Thomas C., 1900-1972

Forms of Material: Ephemera, Paper records, Photographic material, Publications, Scrapbooks

Languages: English

Abstract

Senator Thomas C. Carrell became active in politics as the campaign manager for assemblymen Julian Beck and Allen Miller. Carrell served as an assemblyman from 1963-1967, and as a senator from 1967-1972. The papers of Senator Carrell document his political, professional, and personal interests. The bulk of the collection consists of legislative bills and subject files.

Biographical Note

Senator Thomas C. Carrell was born on July 10, 1900, in Cooper, Texas. He was a teacher in public schools from 1921 to 1926, and owner of the Carrell Chevrolet Agency in San Fernando, California. He held a Bachelor's Degree from the University of California at Los Angeles, and a Master's Degree in Education from the University of Southern California. Very active in civic and community enterprises, Carrell was a member of the American Legion, Elks and Moose Lodge, president of the San Fernando Kiwanis Club, and president of the San Fernando Chamber of Commerce.  In addition, he had held office in the Valley Council of Boy Scouts, Red Cross, Community Chest (United Way), March of Dimes, and other charitable organizations.

Carrell became active in politics when he became the campaign manager for assemblymen Julian Beck and Allen Miller.  He was also active in the Harry Truman and Adlai Stevenson presidential campaigns, was State Chairman for the Estes Kefauver campaign for President in 1956, and Southern California chairman for U.S. Senator Engle's 1964 campaign.

During his terms in office, first as an assemblyman (1963-1967) and then as a senator (1967-1972), Carrell actively supported and worked for legislation to increase the efficiency of government organization and the handling of public affairs.  He also worked for the protection of small businessmen, and for legislation encouraging new industry to come to the San Fernando Valley.

Carrell authored and co-authored legislation relating to freedom of the press, narcotics control, penalties for unlicensed medical practice, traffic violations, drunk driving, and other driving safety regulations. He also authored bills on the extension of radio and television news coverage to administrative hearings, juvenile drug use, environmental controls and air pollution standards, mass transit, and senior citizen benefits. He died of a heart attack in October 1972 on the island of Hawaii.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Thomas C. Carrell Collection documents Senator Thomas C. Carrell's political, professional, and personal interests.The bulk of the collection consists of legislative bills and subject files, which contain articles, correspondence, legislative reports, surveys, newspaper clippings, and related documents. Personal materials include biographical data, correspondence, financial papers, legislative publicity, and speeches, which document friendships he built while in office, constituent responsibilities, personal financial investments, and Carrell's personal and public concerns. The collection is divided into four major series: Personal Papers (1957-1972), Legislative Action (1963-1971), Subject Files (1944-1971), and Non-Manuscript Material (1942-1970).

Series I, Personal Papers, contains correspondence, financial papers, senatorial newsletter and press releases, and speeches of Senator Carrell. The files are arranged alphabetically by document type.

Series II, Legislative Action, includes State Assembly and Senate bills introduced, written, and co-authored by Carrell. The files are arranged in chronological order. Senate bills authored by Carrell have subject indexes at the beginning of each year.

Series III, Subject Files, contains articles, correspondence, documents, editorials, legislative reports, surveys, newspaper clippings, newsletters, and related material on a wide variety of events and issues of importance to Senator Carrell. The files are arranged alphabetically  by subject.

Series IV, Non-Manuscript Material, includes ephemera, photographs, awards, and fourteen scrapbooks containing broadsides, correspondence, newspaper clippings, papers, and photographs documenting Democratic Party conventions and elections for the period 1944 to 1960.

Subject/Index Terms

Carrell, Thomas C., 1900-1972

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: Mike Sagor

Original/Copies Note: Digital reproductions of selected items in this collection are available electronically as a part of the San Fernando Valley History Digital Library. For more information please see https://digital-library.csun.edu/.

Related Materials: Senator Ed Davis 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: Kay Lee, Lori Underwood

Finding Aid Revision History:

Robert G. Marshall, 1986

Ryan Avery, 2000

Cathy Kay, 2005

Special Collections and Archives staff, 2012


Box and Folder Listing


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[Series I: Personal Papers, 1957-1972]
[Series II: Legislative Action, 1963-1971]
[Series III: Subject Files, 1944-1971]
[Series IV: Non-Manuscript Material, 1942-1970],
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Series I: Personal Papers, 1957-1972Save to your list.
Box 1Save to your list.
Folder 1: Biographical statements: Senator Tom C. CarrellSave to your list.
Folder 2: Testimonial Dinner: speech Governor Edmund G. Brown, 1959 December 1Save to your list.
Folder 3: Testimonial Dinner: correspondence, 1972 February 18Save to your list.
Folder 4: Testimonial Dinner: correspondence book, 1972 February 18Save to your list.
Folder 5: Administrative and Personnel: correspondence, 1961-1962Save to your list.
Folder 6: Administrative and Personnel: correspondence, 1963-1965Save to your list.
Folder 7: Capital Tour: letters from students, 1967 July 5Save to your list.
Folder 8: Constituents: requests; recommendations, 1968-1971Save to your list.
Folder 9: Constituents: requests; recommendations, January 1972-May 1972Save to your list.
Folder 10: Constituents: requests; recommendations, June 1972-September 1972Save to your list.
Folder 11: Humphrey, Hubert H.: correspondence, 1965-1972Save to your list.
Folder 12: Johnson, Lyndon B.: correspondence, 1960-1965Save to your list.
Folder 13: Letters of Congratulations: 1966 election campaign, November 1966Save to your list.
Folder 14: Letters of Congratulations: 1966 election campaign, November 1966Save to your list.
Folder 15: Letters of Congratulations: 1970 election campaign, November 1970Save to your list.
Folder 16: Letters of Congratulations: 1970 election campaign, November 1970Save to your list.
Folder 17: Letters of Congratulations: outgoing, 1969-1972Save to your list.
Folder 18: Letters of Congratulations: outgoing, 1969-1972Save to your list.
Folder 19: Letters of Congratulations: outgoing, 1969-1972Save to your list.
Folder 20: Letters of Congratulations: outgoing, 1969-1972Save to your list.
Folder 21: State Scholarship and Loan Commission: correspondence, 1972Save to your list.
Folder 22: Truman, Harry S.: correspondence, 1957Save to your list.
Box 2Save to your list.
Folder 1: El Camino Enterprises: statements, 1972Save to your list.
Folder 2: Tom Carrell Chevrolet: audits, 1971; 1972Save to your list.
Folder 3: Tom Carrell Investments, A Corporation: statements, 1960-1967Save to your list.
Folder 4: Newsletters, 1965Save to your list.
Folder 5: Newsletters, 1965Save to your list.
Folder 6: Newsletters, 1965Save to your list.
Folder 7: Newsletters, 1972Save to your list.
Folder 8: Press Releases, 1963Save to your list.
Folder 9: Press Releases, 1965Save to your list.
Folder 10: Press Releases, 1972Save to your list.
Folder 11: Press Releases: mailing lists, 1971Save to your list.
Folder 12: Admission Day: speech before Rotary Club, 1967 September 9Save to your list.
Folder 13: Air Pollution: speech before Natural Resources Committee, Sacramento City/County Chamber of Commerce, 1967 May 23Save to your list.
Folder 14: Air Pollution: speech before Senate Committee on Public Health & Safety, ca. 1967Save to your list.
Folder 15: Air Pollution: article, "Smog"Save to your list.
Folder 16: California State Employees Association: speech, ca. 1966Save to your list.
Folder 17: Drivers Education: speech, ca. 1966Save to your list.
Folder 18: Drivers Education: speechSave to your list.
Folder 19: Education: speech before Association for Childhood Education, 1966 May 16Save to your list.
Folder 20: Juvenile Arrests, Non-disclosure: speech before San Fernando Valley College, 1965 December 6Save to your list.
Folder 21: Legislative Speeches: a summary of 1967Save to your list.
Folder 22: National Negro History Week: speech before Parks Chapel, African Methodist Episcopal Church, Pacoima, 1966 February 20Save to your list.
Folder 23: Rapid Transit LegislationSave to your list.
Folder 24: Rapid Transit: before Mayor's Advisory Committee, 1965 October 20Save to your list.
Folder 25: Rapid Transit - Southern California: before League of California Cities, Los Angeles Division, 1965 October 7Save to your list.
Folder 26: San Fernando Adult School: graduation speech, 1972 June 15Save to your list.
Folder 27: San Fernando Valley Junior Chamber of Commerce: campaign speech, 1966 October 14Save to your list.
Folder 28: School Transport LegislationSave to your list.
Folder 29: Seismic Safety: speech before Joint Legislative Committee on Seismic Safety, 1972 January 6Save to your list.
Folder 30: Tax Legislation: speech before Glendale Tax Action Group, 1966 January 31Save to your list.
Folder 31: Transportation: speech before California Streets & Highways Conference, University of California, Los Angeles, 1965 January 28Save to your list.
Folder 32: Transportation: speech before California Streets & Highways Conference, University of California, Berkeley, 1966 January 27Save to your list.
Folder 33: Transportation: generalSave to your list.
Folder 34: Transportation: Golden State Freeway Dedication Speech, 1967 September 13Save to your list.
Folder 35: Transportation: "The Legislative Search for Balanced Transportation," California Transportation and Public Works Conference, 1972 March 23Save to your list.

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[Series I: Personal Papers, 1957-1972]
[Series II: Legislative Action, 1963-1971]
[Series III: Subject Files, 1944-1971]
[Series IV: Non-Manuscript Material, 1942-1970],
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