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Inventory of the Institute of Governmental Affairs Collection
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  • Acquisition Information
  • Preferred Citation
  • Publication Rights

  • Creator: University of California, Davis. Institute of Governmental Affairs
    Title: Institute of Governmental Affairs Collection
    Date (inclusive): 1962-2009
    Extent: 101 linear feet
    Abstract: The Institute of Governmental Affairs (IGA), founded in 1962, supports social science research, graduate student training, public affairs programming, and outreach activities at UC Davis. The majority of the collection is a clipping file maintained by IGA from 1971-1987 on the following areas: Davis/Yolo County, Sacramento City/County, and the California State Government. The collection also contains publications produced by IGA and the Agricultural History Center.
    Physical location: Researchers should contact Special Collections to request collections, as many are stored offsite.
    Repository: University of California, Davis. Library. Dept. of Special Collections.
    Davis, California 95616-5292
    Collection number: AR-041
    Language of Material: Collection materials in English.

    History

    The Institute of Governmental Affairs (IGA) was founded in 1962, at first to conduct research for state agencies and later to study general governmental policies and practices. In 1963, Lloyd D. Musolf became director, followed by Alvin E. Sokolow and Alan Olmstead. IGA scholars began a series of studies on topics such as public school administration, consumer bankruptcies, land use policies, and use of search warrants and hearsay evidence in law enforcement. Later they focused for some years on the political and managerial problems of small town and unincorporated communities. Eventually IGA turned toward international studies.
    Source:
    Scheuring, Ann Foley. Abundant Harvest: the History of the University of California, Davis. [Davis, Calif.]: UC Davis History Project, c2001.

    Scope and Content

    The majority of the collection is a clipping file maintained by IGA from 1971-1987 on the following areas: Davis/Yolo County, Sacramento City/County, and the California State Government. The collection also contains publications produced by IGA and the Agricultural History Center.

    Arrangement of the Collection

    The collection is arranged in two series: 1. Clippings and 2. Publications.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    University of California, Davis. Institute of Governmental Affairs--Archives.
    University of California, Davis. Agricultural History Center
    Yolo County (Calif.)--History
    Sacramento County (Calif.)--History
    Davis (Calif.)--History
    Sacramento (Calif.)--History

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Processing Information

    Sara Gunasekara processed this collection with assistance from student employee Michelle Xie.

    Acquisition Information

    Transferred from the Institute of Governmental Affairs in 1988 and 2013.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Institute of Governmental Affairs Collection, AR-041, 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.