Guide to the Alice Lytle papers, 1979-2002
California State University, Sacramento Special Collections & University Archives
2000 State University Drive East
Sacramento, CA, 95819-6039
Title: Alice Lytle papers
Identifier/Call Number: MSS 2003/04
Contributing Institution: California State University, Sacramento Special Collections & University Archives
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 42.75 Linear feet (30 record cartons and 7 manuscript boxes)
Date (inclusive): 1979-2002
Abstract: Consists of personal papers, artifacts, audio cassettes, photographs, advocacy files, correspondence, speeches and subject files pertaining to Alice Lytle.
creator: Lytle, Alice
Collection is open for research. Some restrictions may apply.
Alice Lytle was the first African-American woman to serve on the Sacramento bench and, in 1998 upon the unification of the courts, she became the first female African American Superior Court judge in California. Her terms spanned 20 years. She received her J.D. from Hastings Law School. After law school she served under the Administration of California's Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., first as Chief Deputy Legal Affairs Secretary and then as Division Chief of the Fair Employment and Housing Division of the Department of Industrial Relations. She rose to a cabinet position with the Secretary of State and Consumer Services Agency. In 1982, Governor Brown appointed her to the Sacramento Municipal Court.
[Identification of item including date], [Folder Title], MSS 2003/04, Alice Lytle papers, Department of Special Collections and University Archives, The Library, California State University, Sacramento.
Dontated to the CSUS University Library in 2003 by Alice Lytle.
Subjects and Indexing Terms
African American women judges
Courts -- California -- Sacramento
Women judges -- California -- Sacramento