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Finding Aid for the Charles G. Gant California Democratic Council Records, 1960-1967
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
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  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Charles G. Gant California Democratic Council Records,
    Date (inclusive): 1960-1967
    Collection number: 1073
    Creator: Gant, Charles G., 1916-
    Extent: 10 boxes (5 linear ft.)
    Abstract: Charles Green Gant (b.1916) served as president of the Northridge Democratic Club (1958) and the Santa Ana Democratic Club (1960-61), California Democratic Council (CDC) director for the 35th congressional district (1963-65), was the manager of the 1964 CDC convention, and served as a member of the Democratic County Central Committee of Orange County. In 1965, he was elected as the first southern vice-president of CDC, but resigned with other board members several months later because of insoluble conflicts with CDC president Simon Casady. Later, he helped form, and then head, Democrats of Southern California. The collection consists of correspondence, clippings, and printed material relating to the activities of the California Democratic Council and former southern vice-president, Charles G. Gant. Includes files on the Simon Casady political disputes, 1965, as well as materials related to Gant's political activities in Orange County, California.
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    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.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Charles G. Gant, 1969.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Charles G. Gant California Democratic Council Records (Collection 1073). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 1470477 

    Biography

    Charles Green Gant was born on September 24, 1916 in Nashville, Tennessee; AB, Antioch College, 1942; moved to Washington, D.C. to be an administrative analyst with the U.S. Bureau of the Budget; in 1951 became comptroller, then Study Director for the National Science Foundation; became business manager of Lockheed Aircraft Corporation's research laboratories in Van Nuys, California; director of Philco-Ford Newport Beach operations until 1967; president, Northridge Democratic Club, 1958 and Santa Ana Democratic Club, 1960-61; served as California Democratic Council (CDC) director for the 35th congressional district, 1963-65; manager of 1964 CDC convention; elected as first southern vice-president of CDC in its 1965 reorganization, but resigned with other board members several months later because of insoluble conflicts with CDC president Simon Casady; helped form and then head Democrats of Southern California; elected in 1964 and continued to serve as member of Democratic County Central Committee of Orange County.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of correspondence, clippings, and printed material relating to the activities of the California Democratic Council and former southern vice-president, Charles G. Gant. Includes files on the Simon Casady political disputes, 1965, as well as materials related to Gant's political activities in Orange County, California.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. CDC board of directors meetings and minutes (Boxes 1-2).
    2. CDC Bulletin (Box 3).
    3. Simon Casady political disputes (Boxes 3-4).
    4. CDC conventions, etc. (Box 5).
    5. Election reform--NPAAC (Box 6).
    6. Orange County Council of Democratic Clubs--Richards-Kuchel campaign, 1962 (Box 7).
    7. 35th congressional district--volunteer politics conference (Box 8).
    8. Miscellaneous papers (Box 9).
    9. Various campaign and political mementos.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Gant, Charles G., 1916- --Archives.
    California Democratic Council--Archives.
    Political activists--California, Southern.
    California--Politics and government, 1951- .
    Orange County (Calif.)--Politics and government.

    • The California Democratic Council and grass-roots politics [oral history transcript] / Charles G. Gant, interviewee. UCLA Oral History Department interview, 1970. Available at Department of Special Collections, UCLA.
    • Tom B. Carvey Papers (Collection 1110). Available at Department of Special Collections, UCLA.
    • Larry N. Gerston California Democratic Council Records (Collection 1281). Available at Department of Special Collection.
    • Knox Mellon California Democratic Council Records (Collection 1061). Available at Department of Special Collections.