Inventory of the John Lofland Papers

Sara Gunasekara
Department of Special Collections
General Library
University of California, Davis
Davis, CA 95616-5292
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Creator: Lofland, John
Title: John Lofland Papers
Date (inclusive): 1974-2012
Extent: 7 linear feet
Abstract: John Lofland served as Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Davis from 1970-1994. His papers contain research materials on demonstrations in or near the California State Capitol building in 1977 for his books, Symbolic Sit-ins: Protest Occupations at the California Capitol (1982) and Crowd Lobbying: An Emerging Tactic of Interest Group Influence in California (1982). Also included are materials relating to the formation of the sister city relationship between the City of Davis, California and the Ukrainian city of Uman.
Physical location: Researchers should contact Special Collections to request collections, as many are stored offsite.
Repository: University of California, Davis. General Library. Dept. of Special Collections.
Davis, California 95616-5292
Collection number: D-473
Language of Material: Collection materials in English.

Biography

John Franklin Lofland was born on March 4, 1936 in Milford, Delaware. He received his B.A. from Swarthmore College (1958), his M.A. in Sociology from Columbia University (1960), and his Ph.D in Sociology from the University of California, Berkeley (1964). Lofland served as Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Davis from 1970-1994.

Scope and Content

The papers contain research materials on demonstrations in or near the California State Capitol building in 1977 for Lofland's books, Symbolic Sit-ins: Protest Occupations at the California Capitol (1982) and Crowd Lobbying: An Emerging Tactic of Interest Group Influence in California (1982). Also included are materials relating to the formation of the sister city relationship between the City of Davis, California and the Ukrainian city of Uman.

Arrangement of the Collection

The collection is arranged in two series: 1. Symbolic Sit-ins and Crowd Lobbying Books and 2. Davis, California Historical Materials.

Related Collections

Special Collections also holds the John Lofland Papers on the Unification Church, D-361.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Lofland, John--Archives
University of California, Davis--Faculty--Archives
Demonstrations--California--Sacramento
Davis (Calif.)--History

Access

Collection is open for research.

Processing Information

Sara Gunasekara processed this collection with assistance from student employee Michele Ko.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], D-473, John Lofland Papers, Department of Special Collections, General Library, University of California, Davis.

Publication Rights

Copyright is protected by the copyright law, chapter 17, of the U.S. Code. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections, General Library, University of California, Davis as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

Collection Contents

 

Series 1. Symbolic Sit-ins & Crowd Lobbying Books 1974-1983

Physical Description: 6.5 linear feet

Scope and Content Note

Arranged in 4 subseries: 1. Research Materials, 2. Book manuscripts and Related Materials, 3. Photographic Materials, 4. Audiovisual Materials
 

Subseries 1.1 Research Materials 1974-1981

Physical Description: 4.25 linear feet

Scope and Content Note

Arranged in two subseries: 1. 1977 Events at the State Capitol and 2. Other Events at the State Capitol and Related Materials.
 

Subseries 1.1.1 1977 Events at the State Capitol 1974-1978

Physical Description: 3.25 linear feet

Scope and Content Note

Contains background material, correspondence, clippings, and ephemera from the event. Slides of the event are also often included.
Arranged primarily according to Lofland's number scheme, which is generally chronological. Lofland's folder titles have been retained.
Box 1:1

Background Information 1977 January 18

Box 1:2

1. Simpson, Robert 1974 September 14-1978 March

Box 1:3

2. & 76. Sticky, Captain 1977 January 10

Box 1:4

3. King Birthday Demonstration 1977 January 14

Box 1:5

3. League of Cities 1977 May 16-18

Box 1:6

4. March for Life 1977 January 22

Box 1:7

4. Keene Protest 1977 February 10

Box 1:8

6. Disco Protest 1977 February 10

Box 1:9

6. Child Care Demonstration 1977 February 03

Box 1:10

7. Welfare Rights 1977 February 3

Box 1:11

10. Native American Group 1977 February 11

Box 1:12

11. Office Worker Picket 1977 January 27-March 19

Box 1:13

12. M.E.C.H.A. 1977 March 2

Box 1:14

13. ALRB Sit In 1977 March 2-3

Box 1:15

14. Beer Can Man 1977 March 3

Box 1:16

15. Music Educators Event 1977 March 3-7

Box 1:17

16. California Women for Agriculture 1977 March 10

Box 1:18

17. Realtor Legislative Day 1977 March 16-19

Box 1:19

18. Solar Graduation 1977 September 6

Box 1:20

18. Friends of Mothers & Babies 1977 March 22

Box 1:21

19. Gonzales Support 1977 March 22

Box 1:22

21. Iranian Students 1977 March 25

Box 1:23

22. California Manufacturers Association 1977 March 28-30

Box 1:24

23. Catnip Lobby 1977 March 30

Box 1:25

23. CA 1977 December 9

Box 1:26

24. NAACP 1977 March 30

Box 1:27

25. US Labor Party 1978 March 30

Box 1:28

25. Jorezy Grass Valley undated

Box 1:29

27. US Labor Party 1977 March 31

Box 1:30

28. Human Rights Commission 1977 March 31

Box 1:31

29. Glendora High School Choir 1977 March 31

Box 1:32

30. Rains Wedding 1977 April 3

Box 1:33

31. Press Conference on Sentencing 1977 April 7

Box 1:34

32. Silent Vigil 1977 April 11

Box 1:35

33. US Labor Workers 1978 April 12

Box 1:36

34. Chamber of Commerce Legislative Day 1977 April

Box 1:37

35. US Labor Party 1977 April 14-15

Box 1:38

36. Happy Gourmet 1977 April 14

Box 1:39

37. Walk-A-Thon 1977 April 16

Box 1:40

38. Yuba Mothers 1977 April 18

Box 1:41

39. Western Mobile Home Association 1977 April 17-19

Box 1:42

40. Communication Workers of America 1977 April 18-20

Box 1:43

42. US Labor Party 1977 April 19

Box 1:44

43. California Cast Metals Association 1977 April 19-20

Box 1:45

45. Public Affairs Council 1977 April 20

Box 1:46

46. Mentally Disabled 1977 April 20

Box 1:47

47. UC Davis Cow Milking 1977 April 21

Box 1:48

48. Celebration of Children 1977 April 21

Box 1:49

49. Escondido Band 1977 April 22

Box 1:50

50. Logger Press Conference 1977 April 22

Box 1:51

51. Campfire Conservation 1977 April 23

Box 1:52

52. P.G.& E. 1977 April 25-28

Box 1:53

53. Citizen Action League 1977 April 27

Box 1:54

54. Migrant Stand-In 1977 April 27-28

Box 1:55

55. Protect Turtle Rally 1977 May 3

Box 1:56

56. U.S. Labor 1977 May 3

Box 1:57

57. Anti-Child Porn 1977 May 3

Box 1:58

58. Kiwanis Lobby Day 1977 May 4

Box 1:59

59. Ozone Press Conference 1977 May 5

Box 1:60

61. Women Prison Coalition 1977 May 9

Box 1:61

62. ACLV 1977 May 9-10

Box 1:62

63. Drug Demonstration 1977 May 10

Box 1:63

64. Dentist Demonstration 1977 May 11

Box 1:64

65. Frog Jump 1977 May 11

Box 1:65

66. Associated Building Contractors 1977 May 10-12

Box 1:66

67. California Dietetic Association 1977 May 11-13

Box 1:67

68. Baptist Leafleteers 1977 May 13

Box 1:68

69. Logger Caravan 1977 May 15

Box 1:69

70. Magnolia High School 1977 May 16

Box 1:70

72. Senior Legislative Rally 1977 May 17

Box 1:71

73. Physical Handicap Demonstration 1977 May 17

Box 1:72

74. Socialist Labor 1977 May 18

Box 1:73

75. Wing "Demo" 1977 May 18

Box 1:74

77. Park and Recreation Society 1977 May 19-20

Box 2:1

78. Cigarette Distributor 1977 May 19

Box 2:2

79. Handicap Leafleting 1977 May 19

Box 2:3

80. Municipal Finance Association 1977 May 20

Box 2:4

81. California Labor Federation 1977 May 23-25

Box 2:5

82. Lone Lady Pickett 1977 May 23

Box 2:6

83. Logger Protest 1977 May 24

Box 2:7

84. United Steelworkers 1977 May 22-27

Box 2:8

85. Junior State Lobby Day 1977 May 25

Box 2:9

85. League of Milk Producers 1977 May 25

Box 2:10

87. National Council of Jewish Women 1977 May 26

Box 2:11

88. California Association of Residential Case Homes 1977 May 26

Box 2:12

89. AAVW 1977 May 26

Box 2:13

90. Bike Commuter Rally 1977 May 26

Box 2:14

91. Rural Health Advocacy 1977 May 26

Box 2:15

92. B.A.S.S. 1977 May 27-28

Box 2:16

93. Monrovia Band 1977 May 29

Box 2:17

94. Veterans County Affiliated Ceremony 1977 May 30

Box 2:18

96. Appropriate Technology 1977 Jun 1

Box 2:19

98. Freedom Tree Demonstration 1977 Jun 2

Box 2:20

99. UFW Demo 1977 Jun 3

Box 2:21

101. Dance Composition 1977 Jun 6

Box 2:22

102. School Boards 1977 June 6-7

Box 2:23

103. California Association for the Retarded 1977 June 7

Box 2:24

104. Friends of the River 1977 June 7

Box 2:25

105. Preschool Committee 1977 June 9

Box 2:26

106. Office of Appropriate Technology 1977 June 14

Box 2:27

107. A.C.C.I. (Bakke) 1977 June 15

Box 2:28

108. Transportation of Disadvantaged 1977 June 15-16

Box 2:29

109. Friends of the River 1977 June 16

Box 2:30

110. Energy Handbill 1977 June 16

Box 2:31

111. Native American Hearing 1977 June 17-18

Box 2:32

112. Wedding 1977 June 18

Box 2:33

113. & 161. Wheelchair 1977 June 20-August 9

Box 2:34

114. Otis Walker Union Conspiracy 1977 June 20-24

Box 2:35

115. VFW 1977 June 20-24

Box 2:36

116. Gay Rights Rally 1977 June 21

Box 2:37

117. Citizen Activist Meeting 1977 June 21

Box 2:38

118. Indian Heritage Ceremony 1977 June 21

Box 2:39

119. C.E.D. Leafleting 1977 June 22

Box 2:40

120. Fitness Jog 1977 June 22

Box 2:41

121. Jazz Minors 1977 June 22

Box 2:42

122. Handicap Sit-In 1977 June 22

Box 2:43

122. Handicap Sit-In 1977 June 22

Box 2:44

123. Chinese Affirmative Action 1977 June 23

Box 2:45

124. Picnic 1977 June 23

Box 2:46

126. E.D.D. Luncheon 1977 June 24

Box 2:47

127. Life Society Singers 1977 June 24

Box 2:48

128. Quazar Concert 1977 June 24

Box 2:49

129. Christian Action League 1977 June 24

Box 2:50

130. Gas Conspiracy Lady 1977 June 24

Box 2:51

131. Harass Lady 1977 June 24

Box 2:52

132. Public Utility Harass Woman 1977 June 24

Box 2:53

134. Serrano Conference 1977 June 25-26

Box 2:54

135. Disco Protest 1977 June 25

Box 2:55

136. C.C.C. 1977 June 27

Box 2:56

137. Title XX Coalition 1977 June 27-30

Box 2:57

138. Crime Prevention Unit 1977 June 27

Box 2:58

140. Arts Sale 1977 June 29-July 1

Box 2:59

141. Nursing Home Employees 1977 June 29

Box 2:60

142. Heritage Ceremony 1977 July 4

Box 2:61

143. Art Display 1977 July 4

Box 2:62

144. Pro-Pot Rally 1977 July 4

Box 2:63

145. Data Operators 1977 July 8

Box 2:64

146. Bible Study Group 1977 July 13

Box 2:65

148. Intern Picnic 1977 July 26

Box 2:66

149. CAL Taxes 1977 July 27

Box 2:67

150. M. White, Sit-In 1977 July 29

Box 2:68

151. Cannery Workers Committee 1977 July 29

Box 2:69

152. Wedding 1977 July 30

Box 2:70

153. CASE-UPC 1977 August 1

Box 2:71

154. NAACP Display 1977 August 2

Box 2:72

155. C.A.T.T. 1977 August 2

Box 2:73

156. Solar Display 1977 August 03

Box 2:74

158. I-Hotel Protest 1977 August 5

Box 2:75

159. Parents of Handicapped 1977 August 8

Box 2:76

159. Schizophrenia Association 1977 August 3

Box 2:77

160. Women in Timber 1977 August 9

Box 2:78

162. Capitol Plan Protest 1977 August 9

Box 2:79

163. Elected Women Officials 1977 August 10

Box 2:80

164. Filipino Accountants 1977 August 10

Box 2:81

165. Friends of Mothers & Babies 1977 August 10

Box 2:82

166. Ms. Gadfly 1977 August 11

Box 2:83

167. Fair Promo 1977 August 12

Box 2:84

168. Pro-LIfe Council 1977 August 15

Box 2:85

169. Panther School 1977 August 18

Box 2:86

170. Robert Young 1977 August 25-26

Box 2:87

171. Host Breakfast 1977 August 25-27

Box 2:88

172. Woman's Rights Rally 1977 August 26

Box 3:1

173. Air Force Reserve Band 1977 August 26

Box 3:2

174. Bikini Protester 1977 August 26

Box 3:3

175. Los Caballeros Band 1977 August 26

Box 3:4

176. Pendleton 14 1977 August 27

Box 3:5

177. USLP 1977 August 29

Box 3:6

178. Construction Site Demonstration 1977 August 31

Box 3:7

179. Lowell Darling 1977 September 1-2

Box 3:8

180. Wedding 1977 September 4

Box 3:9

182. Jail on Wheels 1977 September 6

Box 3:10

183. Operation Aloha 1977 September 7

Box 3:11

184. Farm Workers 1977 September 8

Box 3:12

185. Ex-Con Rally 1977 September 9

Box 3:13-14

186. Bakke Rally 1977 September 17

Box 3:15

187. Loara Concert 1977 September 26

Box 3:16

189. Controllers Audits Division Luncheon 1977 October 3

Box 3:17

190. Seniors for Social Justice 1977 October 7-8

Box 3:18

191. Iranian Students 1977 October 7

Box 3:19-20

192. N.C.O.B.D 1977 October 8

Box 3:21

193. Narcisco Perez Rally 1977 October 11

Box 3:22

194. Prison Concert 1977 October 12

Box 3:23

195. Columbus Rally 1977 October 12

Box 3:24

196. Ramos Protest 1977 October 14

Box 3:25

197. California Police Memorial 1977 October 14

Box 3:26

198. Hernandez Wedding 1977 October 1

Box 3:27

199. County Supers et al. 1977 October 25-28

Box 3:28

200. G.A.S.P 1977 November 21

Box 3:29

201. ARLB Employees 1977 November 02

Box 3:30

202. Narciso-Perez Rally 1977 November 02

Box 3:31

203. Moped Leafleting 1977 November 02

Box 3:32

205. Family Farmers 1977 November 07

Box 3:33

206. Canal Protest 1977 November 08

Box 3:34

207. Banks Support 1977 November 10

Box 3:35

208. N.O.W. 1977 November 11-13

Box 3:36

209. Am-Mexican Mothers 1977 November 11

Box 3:37

210. Fire & Drum Corps 1977 November 11

Box 3:38

211. Anti-Shah 1977 November 14

Box 3:39

212. Psychiatric Technique Demonstration 1977 November 09

Box 3:40

213. Bake Sale 1977 November 16

Box 3:41

214. Anti-Shah II 1977 November 16

Box 3:42

215. Credit Unionists 1977 November 17-19

Box 3:43

216. Obledo Supporters 1977 November 18

Box 3:44

217. International Bio Conference 1977 November 21

Box 3:45

218. Walking promotion 1977 November 29

Box 3:46

219. Dolwig Demonstration 1977 November 30

Box 3:47

221. Shackled MD Wife 1977 December 02

Box 3:48

222. Tech. Picket 1977 December 05

Box 3:49

224. Obledo Fate 1977 December 10

Box 3:50

225. Dairy Farmer Protest 1977 December 13

Box 3:51

227. El Dia de la Autonomia 1977 December 14

Box 3:52

228. Xmas Tree 1977 December 19

Box 3:53

229. K108 FM 1977 December 19

Box 3:54

230. Pesticide Hearings 1977 December 20

Box 3:55

231. Argument Music 1977 December 21

Box 3:56

232. Tractor Rally 1977 December 28

Box 4:1

233. YMCA Youth Government 1977 February 02

Box 4:2

234. Saddleball West 1977 February 10

Box 4:3

235. Moonies 1977 February 02

Box 4:4

237. Boy Scout Society 1977 March 28

Box 4:5

251. Boy's State Am. Legion 1977 June 24

Box 4:6

253. S&R Union Almost Protest 1977 June

Box 4:7

254. KDO protest 1977 July 20

Box 4:8

256. Job Seeker 1977 August 08

Box 4:9

277. Bandana Women 1977 August 09

Box 4:10

280. Wiener Hawkers 1978 February 27

Box 4:11

281. Forgotten Victims Week 1977 April 25-29

Box 4:12

283. M.D. Skate-In 1977 April 25

Box 4:13

284. Grabow Butter Giveaway 1977 January 13

Box 4:14

286. Pro-Obledo Minority State Service 1977 December 06

Box 4:15

Auburn Dam 1977 March

Box 4:16

Tuesday-Thursday, June 28-30 1977

Box 4:17

Roster of episodes 1977

Box 4:18-77; 5:1-47

Subseries 1.1.2 Other Events at the State Capitol 1975-1981

Physical Description: 1 linear foot

Scope and Content Note

Contains materials related to events that occurred at the State Capitol other than in 1977.
Box 5:48-70; 6:1-5

Subseries 1.2 Book manuscripts and Related Materials 1979-1983

Physical Description: 0.50 linear feet

Scope and Content Note

Contains drafts, published versions, and related material for Crowd lobbying: an emerging tactic of interest group influence in California and Symbolic sit-ins: protest occupations at the California capitol.
Box 6:6-17

Subseries 1.3 Photographic Materials 1977

Physical Description: 0.25 linear feet

Scope and Content Note

Contains slides of events at the Capitol. Some slides are also found in Subseries 1.1.1.
Box 7

Subseries 1.4 Audiovisual Materials 1977

Physical Description: 1 linear foot

Scope and Content Note

Contains 110 audiocassettes of the 1977 events at the State Capitol.
 

Series 2. Davis, California Historical Materials 1984-2012

Physical Description: 0.50 linear feet

Scope and Content Note

Contains materials relating to the formation of the sister city relationship between the City of Davis, California and the Ukrainian city of Uman. Included are meeting muinutes, slides and project history information.
Arranged alphabetically.
Box 6:18-49

Subseries 2.1 Davis Sister City to Uman, Ukraine 1984-1986

Physical Description: 0.50 linear feet

Scope and Content Note

Contains materials relating to the formation of the sister city relationship between the City of Davis, California and the Ukrainian city of Uman. Included are meeting muinutes, slides and project history information.
Arranged alphabetically.
 

Subseries 2.2 General 2012

Physical Description:
Box 6:50

Financial Incentives for Rehabilitating Older Commerical Buildings, R. Klemm, M. Ullrich, D. Wilkinson Workshop with Davis, Californa Building Owners undated

Physical Description: 1 videocassette
Box 6:51

Davis History Timeline by Lofland 2012