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Finding Aid for the California Republican Assembly Records, 1936-
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Material

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: California Republican Assembly Records,
    Date (inclusive): 1936-
    Collection number: 2039
    Creator: California Republican Assembly
    Extent: 143 boxes (71.5 linear ft.) 22 oversize boxes 1 oversize folder
    Repository: 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.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    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 the copyright.
    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.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], California Republican Assembly Records (Collection 2039). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    Biography

    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 Reagan.

    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.

    Indexing Terms

    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.

    Related Material

    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.
    Robert Fenton Craig Papers (Collection 1177)  . Available at Department of Special Collections, UCLA.