Inventory of the Carole Migden Papers

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Inventory of the Carole Migden Papers

Collection number: LP433

California State Archives

Office of the Secretary of State

Sacramento, California
Processed by:
Cori Schmidtbauer
Date Completed:
March 2012
Encoded by:
Cori Schmidtbauer
© 2012 California Secretary of State. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Carole Migden Papers
Dates: 1995-2008
Collection number: LP433
Creator: Carole Migden, California Legislator
Collection Size: 18 cubic feet
Repository: California State Archives
Sacramento, California
Abstract: 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).
Physical location: California State Archives
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

Administrative Information

Access

While the majority of the records are open for research, any access restrictions are noted in the record series descriptions.

Publication Rights

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 collections.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Carole Migden Papers, LP433:[folder number], California State Archives, Office of the Secretary of State, Sacramento, California.

Acquisition and Custodial History

The California State Archives acquired the Carole Migden Papers following her final term in the State Legislature.

Biography

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.
Carole Migden was born on August 14, 1948, in New York City, New York. She graduated with a B.A. in English Literature from Adelphi University in 1970 and with an M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Sonoma State University in 1976. When she was elected, Assembly Member Migden was one of few openly lesbian members of the Legislature. During her time as an Assembly Member, Migden authored a law that allowed gay and lesbian couples to register as domestic partners and to have some of the rights that are typically granted of married couples. In 2004, Migden married her life partner, Christina Arguedas, but the marriage, among many others, was later voided by the California Supreme Court.
As a State Legislator, Migden's legislative interests were varied, but her main efforts focused on LGBT rights, healthcare, education, environment, and welfare. She authored legislation to create California's domestic partner registry, promote children's health, preserve the old growth Headwaters Forest, increase accountability in K-12 schools, protect borrowers from predatory and deceptive lending practices, protect consumers from manipulation by energy generators, and promote the use of emergency contraception.
During her term in the Legislature, Peter Chacon was a member of the following committees:

State Assembly, 1997-2004

  • Standing Committees
  • Appropriations Subcommittee on Infrastructure Finance, 1999-2000
  • Banking and Finance, 2001-2002
  • Board of Equalization, 2002-2004
  • Committee on Appropriations, 2001-2002 (Chair, 2001-2002)
  • Chair, 2001-2002
  • Labor and Employment, 1999-2002
  • Natural Resources, 1997-2002
  • Public Employment, 1997-2002
  • Retirement and Social Security, 1997-2002
  • Select Committees
  • Bay Area Wetland and Coastal Woodland Preservation, 2001-2002 (Chair, 2001-2002)
  • Chair, 2001-2002
  • California Horse Racing, 1999-2000
  • California Ports, 1999-2000
  • Costal Protection, 1999-2002
  • Professional Sports, 1997-1998
  • Highway Patrol, 2001-2002
  • Palliative Care, 1997-1998 (Chair, 1997-1998)
  • Chair, 1997-1998
  • Youth, Tolerance, and Commerce, 2001-2002 (Chair, 2001-2002)
  • Chair, 2001-2002
  • Joint Committees
  • Committee on Headwaters Forest and Ecosystem Management Planning, 1997-1998 (Chair, 1997-1998)
  • Chair, 1997-1998
  • Joint Legislative Budget, 1997-2002
  • California State Senate, 2005-2008
  • Standing Committees
  • Committee on Appropriations, 2005-2006 (Chair 2005-2006)
  • Chair, 2005-2006
  • Democratic National Committee, 2005-2008
  • Elections, Reapportionment, and Constitutional Amendments, 2007-2008
  • Labor and Industrial Relations, 2007-2008 (Chair, 2007-2008)
  • Chair, 2007-2008
  • Natural Resources and Water, 2005-2008
  • Public Employment and Retirement, 2007-2008
  • Public Safety, 2005-2006
  • Select Committees
  • Bay Area Infrastructure, 2005-2006
  • California's Horse Racing Industry, 2005-2006
  • California's Wine Industry, 2005-2008
  • Food-borne Illness, 2007-2008

Scope and Content

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. These files also contain legislation that supports the advancement to higher education for everyone, advocates for youth safety and rights, particularly youth in foster care (AB1261, 2001-2002; SB39, SB436, and SB1712, 2005-2006), and promotes employee rights (SB760, SB1115, and SB1338, 2007-2008).
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 Chile Care Pilot Program (SB701, 2005-2006) and the San Francisco County Transportation Authority (SB987, 2005-2006).

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Carole Migden
California. Legislature. Assembly
California. Legislature. Senate
California. Legislature. Assembly. Public Employment and Retirement Committee
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Rights