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Inventory of the Records of the Department of Consumer Affairs - Contractors’ State License Board 1929-1988
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Series Description

R122.001, Box 1, folder 1 - Box 3, folder 4, F3534, Selected Archives Box 163, folders 13-15

Series 1 License Files 1929-1969

Physical Description: 36 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged numerically by license number.

Access Information

The records in this series have been restricted under the California Information Practices Act, Civil Code section 1798.24 because no agency may disclose any personal information in a manner that would link the information disclosed to the individual to whom it pertains.

Scope and Content Note

This series primarily contains original contractor license applications. Additional materials, such as informal and formal complaints against licensees, scored exams, and letters of recommendation, document how licensing rules and regulations have evolved since the inception of the California Contractor’s License Law. Other items found within the series include applications for primary and additional classification and investigation reports.
R122.002, Box 4, folders 1-44

Series 2 Board Meeting Minutes 1935-1978

Physical Description: 44 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by meeting date.

Scope and Content Note

Board Meeting Minutes summarize the proceedings and actions taken during Contractors’ State License Board (CSLB) meetings. Topics covered during CSLB meetings include Board committees, Board rules and regulations, licensing, construction industry news, the contractor’s examination process, and legislation.
R122.003, Box 5, folder 1 – Box 12, folder 12

Series 3 Board Meeting Transcripts 1945-1988

Physical Description: 191 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by meeting date.

Scope and Content Note

Verbatim transcripts of meetings and special hearings conducted by the CSLB. Topics covered during CSLB meetings include Board committees, Board rules and regulations, licensing, construction industry news, the contractor’s examination process, and legislation.
R122.004, Box 12, folder 13 – Box 17, folder 16

Series 4 Minutes Documentary Files 1939-1984

Physical Description: 114 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by meeting date.

Scope and Content Note

A single file was maintained for all meetings held between July 21, 1939 and April, 25, 1947. 1950-1976 files are organized by fiscal year and then by meeting date. 1977-1982 files are organized by meeting date. Missing from the series are the years 1948-1949, 1961-1962, and 1975-1976.
Minutes Documentary Files were created by the secretary of the CSLB and served as the full record of each meeting conducted by the Board. Found within the series are materials that are pertinent to board meeting agenda items, such as committee reports, Registrar’s reports, court case updates, legislation, press clippings, and correspondence. Documents within the series have been assigned a number that correspond with a related agenda item number. Documents specific to meetings held from 1939-1947 have been grouped together, indexed, and given sequential numbers by the Board.
R122.005, Box 17, folder 17 – Box 18, folder 8

Series 5 Legislative Files 1963-1977

Physical Description: 19 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by year.

Scope and Content Note

Legislative files include materials relating to Assembly and Senate Bills that had the potential to affect the Contractors’ State License Board rules and/or the Contractor’s License Law. The series contains bill analyses, bill summaries, and comments from the Registrar, Board members, and other industry professionals regarding proposed legislation.
R122.006, Box 18, folders 9-21.

Series 6 Examiner’s Files 1940-1974

Physical Description: 13 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Scope and Content Note

Under the direction of the Registrar, the Examiner is tasked with supervising the application, classification, examination, and licensing division of the CSLB. The Examiner’s job duties require an extensive knowledge of Board rules and the Contractors’ License Law. As such, documents found within the series include proposed changes to laws affecting Board rules and regulations, examination guidelines, Orders of the Registrar, and information regarding classification licensing.
R122.007, Box 18, folders 22-23.

Series 7 Press Clippings 1940-1974

Physical Description: 2 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by year of publication.

Scope and Content Note

Press clippings cover topics such as staff changes to the CSLB, the contractor’s examination process, rises in licensing fees, and proposed legislation. Clippings from 1984 solely cover the 1981-1984 investigation conducted on the CSLB. The investigation resulted in seven individuals losing their jobs and three convictions for embezzlement, perjury, and bribery.
R122.008, Box 19, folders 1-19.

Series 8 National Association of State Contractors’ Licensing Agencies Files 1961-1977

Physical Description: 19 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by year.

Scope and Content Note

The National Association of State Contractor Licensing Agencies (NASCLA) formed in 1961 as a means for multiple states to exchange information and experiences regarding the qualifying, licensing, and regulating of persons engaged as contractors in the constructions industry. This series includes correspondence between state contractor agencies, NASCLA meeting minutes and transcripts, and conference programs.
R122.009, Box 19, folders 20-35.

Series 9 Staff Meeting Files 1961-1977

Physical Description: 16 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by year.

Scope and Content Note

This series contains materials relating to meetings held for CSLB support staff and contains meeting minutes, notes, and memorandums. Topics covered during staff meetings include consumer complaint handling, investigation procedures, and legislation. Meeting files from 1972 are not included in the series.
R122.0010, Box 20, folder 1 – Box 23, folder 15

Series 10 Assistant Licensing Deputy Subject Files 1932-1987

Physical Description: 95 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by subject heading.

Scope and Content Note

This series contains reports, correspondence, statistics, publications, and memorandums that document the activities of the Assistant Licensing Deputy. The Assistant Licensing Deputy is responsible for reviewing specifications of construction projects in order to determine the proper contractor classification necessary for the work involved. Additionally, he or she is responsible for reviewing and maintaining records of disciplinary actions and is also tasked with providing verified certificates of licensure which are used in court. As such, this series includes files that cover topics related to bonds, court appearances, the Information Practices Act, and complaint and disciplinary action procedures.
See Appendix A in master finding aid and archives website for a full subject list.
R122.0011, Box 23, folders 16-17

Series 11 Supervisor’s Meeting Files 1975-1978

Physical Description: 2 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by correspondence date.

Scope and Content Note

This series contains correspondence which outlines the proceedings of monthly meetings held by CSLB supervisors in the Northern, Central, and Southern districts. The correspondence details what issues, concerns, and updates relating to the CSLB were covered at each meeting.
R122.0012, Box 23, folders 18-22

Series 12 Board Files 1935-1981

Physical Description: 5 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by document type.

Scope and Content Note

This series contains materials that document the history of CSLB membership and committees. Items found within the series include letters of resignation, Board member appointments, press releases announcing retirements, and yearly lists of Board members and committees.
R122.0013, Box 23, folder 23 – Box 26, folder 21

Series 13 Executive Office Subject Files 1941-1988

Physical Description: 86 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by document type.

Scope and Content Note

This series contains materials that document the history of CSLB membership and committees. Items found within the series include letters of resignation, Board member appointments, press releases announcing retirements, and yearly lists of Board members and committees.
See Appendix B in master finding aid and archives website for a complete list of Capitol Perspective Videos.
R122.0014, Box 27, folder 1 – Box 30, folder 30

Series 14 Administrative Subject Files 1954-1988

Physical Description: 106 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by subject heading.

Scope and Content Note

The Administrative function of the CSLB serves the public, dealing directly with consumers and licensees. Primarily, the administrative function of the CSLB works to address issues such as licensing, enforcement, complaints, and citations. This series includes correspondence from consumers and contractors, in addition to various reports, notes, and memorandums that are relative to the administrative operations of the CSLB.
See Appendix C in master finding aid and archives website for a complete list of Capitol Perspective Videos.