The records of the Department of Aging and its predecessors document California's efforts to protect and care for its ever-growing
elderly population. This record group contains 25 cubic feet of text records covering the period 1950-1993 and includes administrative
files, program files, correspondence, reports, speeches, research files, history files, and subject files from several prominent
divisions within the department.
The initial activities of the state in aging programs can be traced to Governor Earl Warren's administration and the "Interdepartmental
Coordinating Committee on Aging." This body, first appointed in 1948, served an advisory function and did not administer any
gerontological program funding.
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While the majority of the records are open for research, any access restrictions are noted in the record series descriptions.