The Department of Rehabilitation records consist of 38 cubic feet of textual records and three motion picture films covering
the period 1947 through 1997. The earliest records document the establishment of the department and the formation of departmental
policies. The bulk of the records, which cover the period 1960 through 1996, document the activities of the department.
In 1961 Governor Edmund G. Brown, Sr. established the Health and Welfare Agency as part of his plan for the reorganization
of state government (Statutes 1961, Chapter 2037). Designed to reduce government costs and improve efficiency, Governor Brown's
reorganization plan created eight super agencies within the executive branch of California government (See Statutes 1961,
38 cubic feet and three motion picture films
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While the majority of the records are open for research, any access restrictions are noted in the record series descriptions.