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Inventory of the Diane Watson Papers
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Series Descriptions

LP374:1-364

Series 1 Bill Files 1979-1998

Physical Description: 364 file folders

Arrangement

Bill files are arranged chronologically by legislative session and then numerically by bill number.

Scope and Content Note

Bill files created by Diane Watson document legislation she authored while serving as a member of the State Senate. Bill files may contain bill drafts, committee analyses, veto messages, correspondence in support of or opposed to legislation, and comments from organizations and constituents. Additionally, bill files may include notes, reports, newspaper articles, bill amendments, and other documents relevant to each individual bill. Bill files typically reveal the legislator's intent for the measure.
1979-1980: SB314-SB1986 (19ff) LP374:1-19
1981-1982: SB20-SB1999; SCR7-9; SJR49; SR23-35 (32ff) LP374:20-51
1983-1984: SB63-SB2308; SCA29; SCR6-SCR77; SR35; Prop. Leg. (31ff) LP374:52-82
1985-1986: SB4-SB2372; SCR20; SJR10-SJR36, SR8-SR24 (39ff) LP374:83-121
1987-1988: SB13-SB2854; SCR20; SJR27 (40ff) LP374:122-161
1989-1990: SB19-SB2721; SCA26; SCR18-SCR106; SJR21; SR27 (48ff) LP374:162-209
1991-1992: SB99-SB2012; SCA36-SCA41; SCR69; SJR8-SJR32 (48ff) LP374:210-257
1993-1994: SB30-SB2092; SCR42; SR30 (40ff) LP374:258-297
1995-1996: SB227-SB2141; SCR27-SCR69; SJR52-SJR56; SB23XX-SB25XX (31ff) LP374:298-328
1997-1998: SB160-SB2222; SCR17-SCR105; SJR21; SR26 (36ff) LP374:329-364
LP374:365-452

Series 2 Subject Files 1977-1986

Physical Description: 88 file folders

Arrangement

Subject Files are arranged alphabetically by subject heading.

Scope and Content Note

Subject files contain newspaper clippings, correspondence, reports, and other materials. The subject files include documents gathered by Watson throughout her career in the State Senate and demonstrate her areas of legislative activism. Many of the subject files contain information concerning children, women, and public education. The subject files also provide more detail into Watson's health and welfare concerns. Specifically, Watson maintained subject files dealing with issues such as abortion, domestic violence, childcare, and the California Youth Authority. A complete list of subject headings can be found in Appendix A of the master finding aid at the California State Archives.
LP374:453-456

Series 3 Chronological Correspondence 1979-1991

Physical Description: 4 file folders

Arrangement

Correspondence arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

The chronological correspondence files include selected letters to and from Senator Watson regarding a variety of topics including appointments to committees and boards and requests for information or assistance.
LP374:457-461

Series 4 Constituent Correspondence 1989-1994

Physical Description: 5 file folders

Arrangement

Correspondence arranged alphabetically by name of correspondent.

Scope and Content Note

Constituent correspondence files contain selected letters to Senator Watson from her constituents accompanied with her response. The vast majority of this correspondence relates to their agreement or opposition to legislation or certain aspects of legislation.
LP374:462-463

Series 5 Jane Uitti Correspondence 1985-1991

Physical Description: 2 file folders

Arrangement

Correspondence arranged in original filing order.

Scope and Content Note

This correspondence series contains selected letters sent or referred to and from the Jane Uitti, senior consultant on the Senate Committee on Health and Human Services. The majority of correspondence in this series deals with issues related to grants and services for the physically or developmentally disabled. Other correspondence deals with issues related to drug addiction, the spread of AIDS, and mismanagement in publicly funded health agencies.
LP374:464-465

Series 6 Legislative Black Caucus Files 1981-1983

Physical Description: 2 file folders

Arrangement

Legislative Black Caucus files are arranged chronologically by date.

Scope and Content Note

This series contains correspondence, memoranda, news clippings, agendas, and reports reflecting Diane Watson's participation in the Legislative Black Caucus. Many of the documents contained in this series deal with topics related to racial discrimination and racially motivated terrorism now commonly referred to as "hate crimes." However, correspondence contained herein typically relates to either support or opposition to matters discussed by the Legislative Black Caucus.