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Inventory of the Lincoln Sesquicentennial Commission of California Records
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Series Descriptions

ID R308.1, Box 1, Folders 1-2

Series 1 Commission Files 1959-1960

Physical Description: 2 file folders

Arrangement

There is no logical arrangement to this series; however, in order to preserve original order, no rearrangement has been imposed.

Scope and Content Note

This series contains Commission minutes of meetings, press releases, incoming and outgoing correspondence, memoranda, Governor's Proclamation, notes, newspaper articles and copies of the articles of incorporation of the Lincoln Sesquicentennial Association of California. These records illustrate the goals and activities of the Commission and its members. These activities and goals include raising awareness about Lincoln, coordinating commemorative celebrations with Lincoln sesquicentennial commissions in other states and the federal government, and seeking out potential donations of Lincoln memorabilia from members of the public.
ID R308.2, Box 1, Folder 3

Series 2 Exhibit File 1959-1960

Physical Description: 1 file folder

Arrangement

There is no logical arrangement to this series; however, in order to preserve original order, no rearrangement has been imposed.

Scope and Content Note

This file includes correspondence relating to the Lincoln exhibit held in the State Capitol Building. This exhibit was organized by the Commission and ran from November 24, 1959 to July 31, 1960. Commission members, most notably Dr. William N. Davis, Jr., actively sought out exhibit materials from public collections at the State Archives and the State Library, as well as from private collectors of Lincolniana. Other records about this exhibit can be found in the commission files, and include correspondence, memoranda, press releases, newspaper articles, display captions and inventories.
ID R308.3, Box 1, Folders 4-6

Series 3 Publications 1959-1960

Physical Description: 3 file folders

Arrangement

There is no logical arrangement to this series; however, in order to preserve original order, no rearrangement has been imposed.

Scope and Content Note

This series contains publications related to different aspects of Lincoln's life, words and deeds including biographies, essays, radio scripts, poetry, an educational study guide, a comic book and exhibit catalogs of Lincolniana, as well as a citation for distinguished public service awarded to Governor Edmund G. (Pat) Brown, Sr. by the Lincoln Sesquicentennial Association of California. The exhibit catalogs showcase the collection of Mr. Justin Turner and apparently shaped the Commission's own Lincoln exhibit. Much of the correspondence that accompanied these publications when they were donated to the Commission can be found in the commission files.