The Carole Migden Papers consist of 18 cubic feet of textual records and audio/visual materials and cover the years 1996-2008.
The records are organized into three record series: Bill Files, 1995-2002, 2005-2008; Subject Files, 1995-2002; Budget Files,
1998-2001. Bill Files are the bulk of the collection and are a strong source of information about legislation that Carole
Migden introduced. These legislative documents demonstrate Migden's activism for local San Francisco District issues as well
as issues concerning the State of California on a broader scale. The Subject Files are also strong in that they represent
more of Migden's personal and political interests toward the San Francisco District while serving in the Assembly. There is
a particular legislative emphasis on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender rights as well as health safety regulations and
healthcare services, including those regarding HIV/AIDS, in both the Bill and Subject Files. Researchers looking to review
San Francisco District topics will particularly benefit from the Subject Files, which contain documents that include information
about local education issues, ports and marinas issues, and issues regarding earthquake hazards and hazard prevention. Bill
Files also have information about the San Francisco Child Care Pilot Program (SB701, 2005-2006) and the San Francisco County
Transportation Authority (SB987, 2005-2006).
Carole Migden, Democrat, served in the California Legislature from 1996 to 2008. She was first elected to the California
State Assembly, replacing Assembly Member Willie Brown through a special election on March 26, 1996. She represented in the
13th Assembly District through 2002. The district covered the eastern half of San Francisco County. In 2005, Migden was elected
to the California State Senate to represent the 3rd Senate District, which included parts of San Francisco County, Sonoma
County, and Marin County. Migden served in this position through 2008.
For permission to reproduce or publish, please contact the California State Archives. Permission for reproduction or publication
is given on behalf of the California State Archives as the owner of the physical items. The researcher assumes all responsibility
for possible infringement which may arise from reproduction or publication of materials from the California State Archives
While the majority of the records are open for research, any access restrictions are noted in the record series descriptions.