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Finding Aid for the Tom B. Carvey Papers, 1948-1968
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Material
  • Partial Index

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Tom B. Carvey Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1948-1968
    Collection number: 1110
    Creator: Carvey, Tom B., 1922-
    Extent: 28 boxes (14 linear ft.) 1 oversize box
    Abstract: Tom B. Carvey (b.1922) was the first president of the Palos Verdes Democratic Club (1948), secretary of the Democratic State Central Committee, a delegate to the Democratic National Conventions (1956, 1960, 1964, and 1968), chairman of the first California Democratic Council State Issues Program, and third president of the California Democratic Council (1961-65). The collection consists of correspondence, minutes, election campaign literature, publications, clippings, photographs, and tapes related to California Democratic Party politics between 1948-67 and the California Democratic Council (CDC) during Carvey's years as president (ca. 1962-65).
    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.

    Biography

    Carvey was born in 1922; attended Stanford University; engineer, Hughes Aircraft Company; first president, Palos Verdes Democratic Club, 1948; secretary, Democratic State Central Committee; delegate, Democratic National Conventions, 1956, 1960, 1964, and 1968; chairman, first California Democratic Council State Issues Program; third president of the California Democratic Council, 1961-65.

    Expanded Biographical Narrative

    An aeronautical engineer for Hughes Aircraft Company and graduate of Stanford University, Tom B. Carvey, Jr., began his democratic Party political activity in 1948 as the first president of the Palos Verdes Democratic Club. His subsequent activities included serving as secretary of the Democratic State Central Committee, delegate to the 1956, 1960, 1964, and 1968 national conventions, chairman of the first California Democratic Council State Issues Program, and CDC's third president, 1961-65.
    The papers contain correspondence, minutes of CDC Directors' meetings, election campaign literature, various publications of CDC or relating to issues of interest to CDC, and clippings. In addition to the files on the California Democratic Council, there is a substantial group of materials on the activities of the Democratic Party in the 46th Assembly District from 1953 to 1960.
    The arrangement of the collection is basically chronological with a small group of subject files that are listed alphabetically. In most cases, headings established by Mr. Carvey or his secretary have been retained for the various folders.
    The collection was a gift of Mr. Carvey in November, 1971, and forms with the previously acquired collections of Joseph Wyatt, Charles Gant, Joyce Fadem, and Knox Mellon, an important research archive documenting California grass roots politics of the 1950's and 1960's.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of correspondence, minutes, election campaign literature, publications, clippings, photographs, and tapes related to California Democratic Party politics between 1948-67 and the California Democratic Council (CDC) during Carvey's years as president (ca. 1962-65). Also contains a 16mm. film titled, Year of decision, Carvey's notebooks from his presidency, and a substantial group of materials related to Democratic Party activities in the 46th Assembly District of California from 1953-60.

    Organization and Arrangement

    • Chronological files, 1948-68 (Boxes 1-20).
    • Alphabetical files (Boxes 21-24).
    • CDC president Carvey's notebooks (Box 25).
    • Clippings, printed material, publications (Boxes 26-28).
    • Scrapbook and film (Box 29).

    Indexing Terms

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

    Subjects

    Carvey, Tom B., 1922- --Archives.
    California Democratic Council.
    Democratic Party (Calif.).
    Political activists--California--Archival resources.
    California--Politics and government--1951-.

    Related Material

    California Democratic Council Records (Collection 1389)  . Available at Department of Special Collections, UCLA.

    Partial Index

    California Federation of Young Democrats Box 7, folder 2.
    Chapel, Charles Box 21, folder 8.
    Cranston, Alan Box 14, folders 8-9.
    Douglas, Helen Gahagen Box 1, folder 1.
    Election campaign materials Box 1, folders 1,4,10; Box 2, folders 4-5; Box 3, folder 3; Box 4, folder 5; Box 9, folders 8-9; Box 21, folder 7.
    46th Assembly District Democratic Council Box 1, folder 7; Box 2, folder 6; Box 7, folder 6; Box 23, folder 2.
    Humphrey, Hubert Box 5, folder 2.
    Johnson, Lyndon Baines Box 5, folder 3.
    Kennedy, John Fitzgerald Box 5, folder 4; Box 7, folder 7; Box 12, folder 8.
    Miller, Clem Box 23, folder 3.
    Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party Box 15, folders 4-6; Box 23, folder 4.
    Nixon, Richard Milhous Box 9, folder 9; Box 27, folder 1.
    Salinger, Pierre Box 14, folders 8-9.
    Sorenson, Ted Box 9, folder 6.
    Stevenson, Adlai Box 3, folder 5; Box 5, folder 5.
    Unruh, Jesse Box 17, folder 9; Box 24, folder 6.
    Volunteers in politics Box 8, folders 1-2; Box 15, folder 7; Box 17, folder 4; Box 18, folder 6.
    Yorty, Samuel Box 24, folder 7.