Scope and Content
Title: California Republican Assembly Records,
Date (inclusive): 1936-
Collection number: 2039
California Republican Assembly
Extent: 143 boxes (71.5 linear ft.)
22 oversize boxes
1 oversize folder
University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: The California Republican Assembly (CRA), a statewide volunteer organization, was founded in 1934. The CRA furnished Republican
candidates with preprimary endorsements as well as financial and volunteer support. The assembly wielded a major influence
on modern American politics by serving as a model for other party auxiliaries, such as the California Democratic Council.
The collection consists of minutes of board meetings, CRA documents and publications, clippings, correpondence, scrapbooks,
election campaign materials, and photographs.
Restrictions on Use and Reproduction
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including
copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds
the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold
Judge Sherrill Halbert materials may not be photocopied or published without the permission of Judge Sherrill Halbert.
Restrictions on Access
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library, Department
of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Provenance/Source of Acquisition
- Gift of California Republican Assembly, 1973.
- Gift of Richard Krugh, 1973, 1980.
- Gift of Robert Fenton Craig, 1974.
- Gift of Dennis Catron, 1979-80.
- Gift of Charles Lavis, 1979-83.
- Gift of Nick Muskey, 1980.
- Gift of Louise Leigh, 1982-83, 1986, 1989, 1993.
- Gift of Sherrill Halbert, 1982.
- Gift of Tom Franklin, 1989.
- Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Elmond Holbrook, 1989.
[Identification of item], California Republican Assembly Records (Collection 2039). Department of Special Collections, Charles
E. Young Research Library, UCLA.
The California Republican Assembly (CRA), a statewide volunteer organization, was founded in 1934; furnishing Republican candidates
with preprimary endorsements and financial and volunteer support, the CRA was the preeminent force in California Republican
politics; from 1942 through 1952 each of its 22 endorsed statewide candidates was nominated and it dominated California's
state party committee and national convention delegations; in the 1950s CRA's electoral influence declined, and by the early
1960s CRA was controlled by the party's conservative faction; CRA wielded a major influence on modern American politics by
serving as a model for other party auxiliaries, such as the California Democratic Council, and by its support of Republican
leaders including Earl Warren, Thomas Kuchel, Goodwin Knight, William Knowland, Richard Nixon, Barry Goldwater, and Ronald
Scope and Content
Collection consists of minutes of board meetings, CRA documents and publications, clippings, correpondence, scrapbooks, election
campaign materials, and photographs. Includes historical documents relating to CRA's beginnings in 1936 and its activities
in California Republican party politics.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Republican Party (Calif.).
California--Politics and government--Archival resources.
Republican Activism: the California Republican Assembly and Ronald Reagan [oral history transcript] / Dick Darling, interviewee. UCLA Oral History Department interview, 1981.
Available at Department of Special Collections, UCLA.