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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 III: Subject Files, 1944-1971Save to your list.
Box 8Save to your list.
Folder 8: Air Pollution: articles, newspaper clippings, 1967Save to your list.
Folder 9: Air Pollution: assembly bills; senate bills, 1963-1967Save to your list.
Folder 10: California State Budget: reports; surveys, 1966-1967Save to your list.
Folder 11: California State Employees Association: correspondence; legislation, 1966Save to your list.
Folder 12: Constitutional Revisions, California: articles; correspondence; reports, 1965-1966Save to your list.
Folder 13: Constitutional Revisions, California: articles; correspondence; reports, 1965-1966Save to your list.
Folder 14: Democratic National Committee-Jefferson-Jackson Day Dinner: programs, 1944 May 28; 1945 July 9; 1952 November 1Save to your list.
Box 9Save to your list.
Folder 1: Democratic National Convention-1944: correspondence; printed material, 1944Save to your list.
Folder 2: Constitutional Revisions, California: articles; correspondence; reports, 1965-1966Save to your list.
Folder 3: Constitutional Revisions, California: articles; correspondence; reports, 1965-1966Save to your list.
Folder 4: Democratic National Convention-1948: Delegate's Publicity Kit, 1948Save to your list.
Folder 5: Democratic National Convention-1948: Delegate's Publicity Kit, 1948Save to your list.
Folder 6: Democratic National Convention-1948: Delegate's Publicity Kit, 1948Save to your list.
Folder 7: Democratic National Convention-1948: Delegate's Publicity Kit, 1948Save to your list.
Folder 8: Democratic National Convention-1952: correspondence; printed material, 1952-1953Save to your list.
Folder 9: Democratic National Convention-1952: correspondence; printed material, 1952-1953Save to your list.
Folder 10: Education Legislation: articles, bills correspondence, 1966; 1969Save to your list.
Folder 11: Education Legislation: legislative analyst's reports, April 1966-September 1966Save to your list.
Folder 12: Democratic National Convention-1952: correspondence; printed material, 1952-1953Save to your list.
Box 10Save to your list.
Folder 1: Education Legislation: legislative analyst's reports, October 1966Save to your list.
Folder 2: Education Legislation: school building funding, 1966-1968Save to your list.
Folder 3: Elections, California: surveys, 1944-1958Save to your list.
Folder 4: Elections, California: surveys, 1944-1958Save to your list.
Folder 5: Firearms Ownership: Fact Pact on Firearms Ownership, April 1968Save to your list.
Folder 6: Estes Kefauver Campaign Committee: news releases; publicity; statements, 1956Save to your list.
Note: See also - Sen. Carrell Scrapbook Collection, Boxes TCC 16-19
Folder 7: Estes Kefauver Campaign Committee: publicity notebook, ca. 1956Save to your list.
Folder 8: Mental Health: analysis of SB677, 1967Save to your list.
Folder 9: Public Utilities Commission: correspondence; reports, 1966-1967Save to your list.
Folder 10: Public Utilities Commission: correspondence; reports, 1966-1967Save to your list.
Folder 11: Racial Discrimination: Rumford Act; repeal issue, 1966 July 17Save to your list.
Folder 12: Racial Violence: editorials, August 1967Save to your list.
Folder 13: Revenue Taxation Sub-Committee Hearings: procedures; reports, 1967 October 23-1967 October 24Save to your list.
Folder 14: Revenue Taxation Sub-Committee: statements before, 1967 October 23-1967 October 24Save to your list.
Folder 15: Revenue Taxation Sub-Committee: Watson Report, 1967 October 23Save to your list.
Folder 16: Roster of Public Officials, California, 1954; 1958Save to your list.
Box 11Save to your list.
Folder 1: Tax Legislation: articles; news releases; reports, 1965-1967Save to your list.
Folder 2: Tax Legislation: articles; news releases; reports, 1965-1967Save to your list.
Folder 3: Transportation-Drunk Driving: legislative notices, 1966Save to your list.
Folder 4: Transportation-Highways: articles, correspondence, legislation, printed material, 1966Save to your list.
Folder 5: Transportation-Highways: articles, correspondence, legislation, printed material, 1966Save to your list.
Folder 6: Transportation-Highways: articles, correspondence, legislation, printed material, 1966Save to your list.
Folder 7: Transportation-Railroads: articles, 1971Save to your list.
Folder 8: Transportation-Rapid Transit: editorials, 1971Save to your list.
Folder 9: Transportation-Rapid Transit: "Tragic Blunder or Blessed Boon?" Statement of Robert E. Alexander, Planning Commission City of Los AngelesSave to your list.
Folder 10: Transportation-Uninsured Motorists: correspondence; legislation; reports, 1966Save to your list.

Browse by Series:

[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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