Meeting minutes, memos, correspondence, membership lists, bylaws, resolutions, reports, pamphlets, articles, newsletters,
news releases, clippings, flyers, notes, and other material documenting the activities of the California Democratic Council
(CDC), 1976-1981, mostly in regard to its Gay and Lesbian Caucus. The CDC is a voluntary affiliation of "grassroots" Democratic
Party activist clubs, formed in 1953 by individuals interested in improving the Party's prospects in California. The California
Democratic Council recognized its gay caucus in 1972, one of the first state party councils to do so.
The California Democratic Council is a voluntary affiliation of local activist Democratic Party clubs, formed in 1953 by individuals
interested in improving the status of the Party in California. The Council was one of the first Democratic Party groups to
recognize a gay caucus (1972). A gay caucus was recognized within the official structure of the California Democratic Party