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Table of contents What's This?
  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Accruals
  • Processing Information
  • Biography
  • Collection Description
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: David A. Roberti Papers
    Dates: 1945-1994
    Dates: bulk 1967-1994
    Collection number: CSLA-1
    Creator: Roberti, David
    Collection Size: 369 archival document boxes; 1 oversize folder
    Repository: Loyola Marymount University. Library. Department of Archives and Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90045-2659
    Abstract: These papers document the years David Roberti spent as California State Assemblymember for the 48th District (1967-71) and as California State Senator (1971-94). This includes his years as President Pro Tem of the Senate (1980-1994). The Roberti Papers consist of manuscripts, photographs, clippings, and printed material and came from Senator Roberti's Sacramento and district offices. The Research Collection of the Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Center for the Study of Los Angeles thanks the Julia Stearns Dockweiler Foundation for its generous financial support in the processing of this collection.
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

    Access

    Collection is open to research under the terms of use of the Department of Archives and Special Collections, Loyola Marymount University.

    Publication Rights

    Materials in the Department of Archives and Special Collections may be subject to copyright. Unless explicitly stated otherwise, Loyola Marymount University does not claim ownership of the copyright of any materials in its collections. The user or publisher must secure permission to publish from the copyright owner. Loyola Marymount University does not assume any responsibility for infringement of copyright or of publication rights held by the original author or artists or his/her heirs, assigns, or executors.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Series number, Box and Folder number, David A. Roberti Papers, CSLA-1, Department of Archives and Special Collections, William H. Hannon Library, Loyola Marymount University.

    Acquisition Information

    Donation of David Roberti, 1996.

    Accruals

    The initial acquistion of the David Roberti Papers occurred in June 1996 (accession number 1996.20.1). Later accruals followed:
    1. March 17, 1998. Accession number: 1996.20.2.
    2. /August 28, 1998. Accession number: 1996.20.3.
    3. March 24, 2000. Accession number: 1996.20.6.
    4. March 26, 2013. Accession number: 1996.20.7

    Processing Information

    Janet Evander was responsible for processing the initial series in the collection, circa 1997-1999. Clay Stalls processed Series 1, Subseries A: Weapons Bills (2000).Joe Purtell processed other series in the Roberti Papers. Denise Dobbs processed Series 6: Issues in 2005.
    The Research Collection of the Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Center for the Study of Los Angeles thanks the Julia Stearns Dockweiler Foundation for its generous financial support in the processing of this collection.

    Biography

    David Roberti was born in Los Angeles, California, in 1939. He received his Bachelor of Arts in 1961 from then Loyola University (now Loyola Marymount University), and his JD from the University of Southern California.He served in the California State Assembly from 1967 through 1971, and then in the California State Senate. He was President Pro Tem of the Senate from 1980 through 1994. His noteworthy career as a California state legislator resulted in the passage of the first gun control legislation in the United States (see Series 1, Subseries A).

    Collection Description

    These papers document the years David A. Roberti spent as California State Assemblymember for the 48th District (1967-71) and as California State Senator (1971-94). This includes his years as President Pro Tem of the Senate (1980-1994). Roberti, a 1961 graduate of Loyola University, donated the papers to Loyola Marymount University in 1996, followed by additional accruals. The Roberti Papers consist of manuscripts, photographs, clippings, and printed material and came from Senator Roberti's Sacramento and district offices. The Roberti Papers were the inaugural collection of the Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Center for the Study of Los Angeles Research Collection.

    Arrangement

    The Roberti Papers are arranged in six series, with one subseries:
    • Series 1: Legislation
    • Series 1. Legislation. Subseries A: Weapons Bills
    • Series 2: Press Releases
    • Series 3: Office of Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs. Subseries A: Subject Files
    • Series 3: Office of Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs. Subseries B: Correspondence
    • Series 3: Office of Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs. Subseries C: Newspaper Clippings
    • Series 4: Senate Democratic Caucus. Subseries A: Gang of Five
    • Series 4: Senate Democratic Caucus. Subseries B: Polling Data
    • Series 5: Ward Valley
    • Series 6: Issues Files

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Roberti, David -- Archives
    California. Legislature. Assembly -- History -- Sources
    Gun control -- United States
    Bills, Legislative -- California -- History -- Sources
    Firearms -- Law and legislation -- California -- History -- Sources
    Bills, Legislative -- California -- History -- Sources