Guide the Correspondence and Reference Materials
Subject Index to H.C. Jones Reference Material
Title: Herbert C. (Herbert Coffin) Jones Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1903-1954
Collection number: Special Collections M0099
Jones, Herbert C. (Herbert Coffin), b1881?
Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain
permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.
Gift of Herbert C. Jones, 1954.
[Identification of item] Herbert C. (Herbert Coffin) Jones Papers, M0099, Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University
Libraries, Stanford, Calif.
Herbert C. Jones was born in Oskaloosa, Iowa, where his father taught in Penn College. He received his grammar school and
high school education in San Jose, California, and his university training at Stanford University, where he completed his
bachelor's degree in 1902. In 1904 he graduated from the Stanford school of Law. After graduation, Mr. Jones spent a short
period in the County Clerk's Office, Santa Clara County, then began to practice law in San Jose where he since has maintained
law offices. Mr. Jones took a leading part in the civic and community affairs of San Jose and Santa Clara County and manifested
an interest, as well, in state and national political events. On January 2, 1913 he was elected to the California State Senate,
in the first recall election of a state legislative official in California. Senator Jones served as State Senator for twenty-two
years, 1913 through 1934. The Jones Papers include material from 1912 to 1954, however, because Mr. Jones continued to follow
closely state political activity after his term of official service.
Mr. Jones gave his papers to the Stanford Libraries' California Collection in 1955, for the interest and use of students of
California history and politics in the twentieth century.
The papers were catalogued during the summers, 1956-and 1957, by a graduate student (Donna Keyes) in the Stanford Department
Scope and Content Note
I. Quantity, Scope, and Nature of the Collection.
The Collection consists of:
- CORRESPONDENCE. Letters to and from Senator Jones. Correspondence with individuals, groups, organizations, companies, fellow
legislators, etc., pertaining principally to past, current, or future legislation in the years 1912 through 1954. Also there
are letters such as those from applicants for appointive positions in State committees or apencies, and letters of congratulation
to Senator Jones upon his re-election to Legislature, or letters of appreciation for his work in defeating or promoting a
given legislative measure. All Correspondence is filed in chronological order.
- REFERENCE MATERIAL. Legislation, copies of Senate and assembly Bills and Constitutional Amendments, material relating to Bills,
explaining or justifying them; Newspaper clippings and magazine articles pertaining to specific legislative measures; proceedings,
hearings, reports, etc. of Senate and/or Assembly permmanent or temporary committees. Reference Material is filed chronologically
and within this division, alphabetically according to topic,
- HANDBOOKS for Legislature. Sessions: 1903, 1911, 1913, 1915, 1917, 1919, 1921, 1923, 1925, 1927, 1929, 1933, 1935, 1937, 1939,
1941. The Handbooks for each legislative session are useful guides in discovering on which Senate Committees Mr. Jones served
as Chairman or was member.
- BOOKS. All books in the Jones Collection are listed in the Bibliography Card File.
- PAMPHLETS, PERIODICALS, GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS, and other material of this nature are arranged chronologically from 1903
through 1953 in the Pamphlet Boxes, nos. 1 through 45. Pamphlet Box no. 46 is a collection of Directories of State and County
Officials of California, from 1925 through 1937.
- BIBLIOGRAPHY CARD FILE. A list of all Books, Pamphlets, Periodicals, Government Publications (State and Federal), etc. in
the Collection that are not filed in folders along with the Correspondence and Reference Materials. The cards are arranged
1) Chronologically 1903 through 1953; and 2) Alphabetically by title or author of each publication, within the years.
- NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS. Individual Newspaper Clippings which have been preserved because they pertain to a given legislative
matters, are filed in the Correspondence or the Reference Material files, in some cases alphabetically according to topic
of the clipping and in other cases attached to letters as enclosures. Newspaper Clippings which report on an entire Legislative
Session during a given year are arranged in the eight Leather-Bound Scrapbooks in the Collection. (see page 3 of this Guide)
Newspaper Clippings which could not be identified by topic, date or source are placed in the four Brown Paper Folios in the
Collection (see page 3 of this Guide).
- PHOTOGRAPH of John Randolph Heynes, friend of Mr. Franklin Hichborn and of Mr. Jones.
List of Newspaper clippings in leather-backed scrapbook
- Bills, (copies of) Introduced by Senator H.C. Jones, Legislative Session, 1921.
- Newspaper Clippings on topics and action of Legislature, 1923, book no. 1
- Newspaper Clippings on topics and action of Legislature, 1923, book no. 2
- Newspaper Clippings on Legislature, 1925
- Jones, H.C. Political Campaign for Senatorship, 1926. 28th Senatorial District. Newspaper Clippings, several letters.
- Newspaper Clippings on topics and action of Legislature, 1931. Clippings from
San Francisco Chronicle, S.F. Examiner, and
The Sacramento Bee.
- Newspaper Clippings on Legislature, 1933.
- Senate Investigating Committee. Newspaper Clippings of progress of the Investigation of the Rolph Administration, 1933.
List of Newspaper Clippings in Brown Paper Folios
- Newspaper Clippings, pamphlets, etc. For 1914,
- Newspaper Clippings on Legislation, 1921 Session. King Tax Bill, etc.
- Newspaper Clippings from
The Sacramento Bee, 1929 and Miscellaneous Clippings, 1931.
- Newspaper Article and Clippings, Miscellaneous, Business notes of Senator Jones.
I I. The Nature of the Collection:
Mr. Jones himself speaks for the nature of the collection in excerpts From two letters.
Excerpt from a letter from Mr. Jones, San Jose, January 4, 1956, to Mr. J. Terry Bender, Chief, Division of Special Collections,
Stanford Libraries, Stanford University:
The period covered by my own collection deals with numerous phases of the political and economic life of California over a
quarter of a century.
- The complete circle traveled by the Prohibition or liquor control movement, beginning with the regulation of such matters
as the hours of liquor sale, proximit to universities and schools, then on to the local option movements in cities, supervisorial
districts and counties, and then to state regulation and on to national prohibition, then the repeal of national prohibition
and back to the starting point.
- The slow and steady increase in the political influence of organized labor.
- The development of flood control, including the levees along the Sacramento, the bitter struggle between the Sutter Basin,
leveeing the waters from its area, only to force higher levels on orchards and farm areas around Marysville, the dynamiting
of such levees, and, in turn, the patrolling of them by men armed with rifles.
- The growth of the pension movement for teachers, municipal employees, old-age pensions.
- The insistence on increasing governmental regulation--inspection of foods, protection of drinking water, sanitation along
our rivers and shore fronts, safety codes in building, fruit standardization, minimum prices, fair trade laws, etc.
- The converting of the old Railroad Commission into the Public Utilities Commission
- The regulating of banks, building and loan associations, insurance companies--how much for the protection of the public, and
how much to stifle competition?
- The increase of State expenditure and State taxes--18,000,000 dollars for State expenses in Hiram Johnson's first administration
and 1,081,000,000 under Governor Warren--why the increase out-runs population. The foregoing are but examples of the trends
covered during my own period of service in the Legislature.
Excerpt from letter from Mr. Jones to Dr. Edgar E. Robinson at Stanford University, dated: San Jose, California, March 23,
The hope I had in mind in placing the material at Stanford was that it might be of assistance to students of California politics.
I served under six governors, beginning with Hiram Johnson and extending down to Erank Merriam. This has been described as
an explosive period in California politics. Certainly the Johnson campaign of 1910 and his administration ushered in a new
era in California. The impact of his administration has been felt during the succeeding half century. His was the era when
Theodore Roosevelt was President and we had a political up-surge that produced state governors like Charles Evans Hughes of
New York, Robert LaFollette in Wisconsin, Woodrow Wilson in New Jersey, and Joe Folk in Missouri.
Their reforms, attempted or accomplished, were numerous, and the shift in public opinion and the development of the social
viewpoint as against the old Laissez-faire doctrine were fundamental and far reaching.
There followed many problems with which the modern day students of history and government must be greatly interested. A few
of these developments come readily to mind.
First, there was the implementing of public expression through the new instruments of democracy:
- The Initiative
- The Referendum
- The Recall
- Women's Suffrage
- Direct election of U.S. Senators
- Regulation of expenditures in political campaigns and publicizing the same.
These instruments for the expression of public opinion were used in dealing with Prohibition, the Red Light Abatement Act,
and Race Track Gambling.
There was then afforded a chance to see how they have worked out, some of the abuses and to what extent results have been
disappointing. These are subjects of interest to students.
Then in the field of taxation, there are such problems us:
- The mounting public debt
- Whether republics are able successfully to cope with these burdens.
For example, in California, Hiram Johnson ran the entire state government during the first year of his administration for
approximately 18,000,000 dollars. Governor Knight's budget today (1956) is 1,770,000, 000 dollars. If these figures are put
on a chart, they are startling and show the mounting of State expenditure far exceeds the rate of population increase.
There is the study of new and expanded State activities. During Hiram Johnson's time came the first State highway. At the
session in which the first gasoline tax bill was introduced for one cent a gallon sach was the public outcry that no attempt
was made even to bring the bill out of Committee. The next session came around and public opinion had so changed that a bill
for two cents a gallon went sailing through the Legislature with scarcely a ripple of opposition.
The whole program for State highways is a most interesting study--how little we realizer when the first bond issues for 18,000,000
and 15,000,000 dollars were approved, what the highway system was ultimately to become.
Then there has been the development of the pensions--teacher's pensions, pensions for firemen, policemen, municipal and county
employees, etc. The old-age pension, required many sessions of study and investigation before the Legislature dared to act.
In later years there has been a scramble among Legislators to lead the fight for even higher old age allowances.
In the field of regulation of utilities, the cry of the railroads was that the State keep its hands off. Their slogan was
that country is best governed which is governed least, that the power to tax is the power to destroy. Then came the jitneys
and motor vehicles carrying passengers and freight, and over-night there was a reversal in the traditional attitude of the
railroads; they wanted their opponents taxed and regulated out of existence; it made a difference whose ox was gored.
There is a vast field of public health legislation--the inspection of public food markets, restaurants, barber shops, slaughter
houses; also State supervision of fresh water streams, and subsidies to County tuberculosis hospitals.
Then followed the whole program for the supervision of adoptions, orphans' homes, rest homes.
The licensing of doctors, lawyers, banks, building and loan associations, accountants, realtors and insurance companies, extended
to contractors, beauty parlors--a vast field of regulation in which there is a question of whether the protection of the public
is not mixed with a desire to restrict competition.
Then there is the development of the fee system--the charging of tuition at Stanford (1 put through the bill for the Trustees
legalizing this); charges for out-of-state students at the University of California; the entering wedge for tuition charges
and the State University and State colleges; the attempt during the depression to impose a tuition system in high schools
and to take the Budgetary control from school boards and place it with Boards of Supervisors.
One of the biggest subjects of all is water.
In the 1915 session I was made chairman of the Senate Committee on Drainage, Swamp and Overflowed Lands. This was because
a Chairman was wanted who came from a part of the State not affected by the bitter controversy over the Sutter Basin development.
The reclaiming of this ruly vast area area by levees was backing flood waters on the farms and orchards around Marysville.
The dykes were dynamited by those whose lands were thus flooded. The Sutter Basin owners in turn patrolled the levees with
armed guards. There was almost a state of civil war.
The theory then was to get rid of surplus waters. They were looked upon as the common enemy. A long notch was cut in the east
bank of the Sacramento River, known as the Tisdale Wier, through which the flood waters of the river flowed over into the
Sutter Basin and moved slowly down to join the waters of the American River. Here another wier was cut, this time in the west
bank of the Sacramento River, and the water allowed to flow as a vast inland sea down the Yolo Basin and on toward Suisun
Bay. The theory was to rush the waters down to the Bay by fast express' rather than slow freight.
Six years went by. Then came Colonel Marshall before the legislature in 1921 backed by the land owners of the Tulare region
whose orchards were dying from lack of water. There followed the fascinating story of his plan for transporting the surplus
waters of the Sacramento Valley to the deficient areas of the San Joaquin Valley in a giant east-side canal. The Legislature
appropriated approximately 1,000,000 dollars over the next ten years to have the plan studied by the State Engineer. He made
his Report in 1931. In 1933 we passed the Central Valley Act.
It was I who, at the request of the State Grange and the League of Municipalities, put in the amendment in the Central Valley
Act which provided for the construction by the State of the transmission line from Shasta to Antioch. This put the fight into
the Central Act which caused the power companies to invoke the referendum. The measure, however, was sustained by the voters
at the Special Election on December 19, 1933. In the midst of the depression of the `30's the State could not float bonds
for 170,000,000 to build the project and so appealed to the Federal Government to take over. This it was placed in the hands
of the U.S. Reclamation Bureau. The Bureau instead of transporting the water either through Marshall's proposed east-side
canal, or the channel of the San Joaquin River by a series of booster dams, as recommended by the State Engineer, constructed
its giant Delta-Mendota Canal running 120 miles along the west side of the San Joaquin Valley from Tracy to Mendota.
The tremendous increase in the State's population today is centering a new attention to water. Involved are all the problems
of State vs. Federal financing and operation, the controversy over the 160 acre limitation, and the effort by are s of dearth
to modify the count of origin law.
All this challenges the attention of the student of California history.
Running through all these instances just cited, is the shifting in the public viewpoint from the old laissez-faire doctrine
toward the theory of the Welfare State with ever increasing public expenditure and public debt--municipal, state, and federal.
All these are problems which are pressing on our communities and states with increasing insistance. They naturally are questions
in which the student of history and government in our universities must be profoundly interested if he would fit himself to
plot the course of Society in the future.
An important feature whould be the interpretation that those of us who are identified with Hiram Johnson and succeeding governors,
such as Stephens and Young, could give in clarifying the material.
There are many things that do not become clear unless accompanied by such personal interpretation. One example is why the
candidacy of Stephen M. White for U.S. Senator and Judge McGuire for Governor ran hand in hand and were mutually supported
until the very end of the campaign. Stephen M. White's support was withdrawn from McGuire. Franklin Hichborn furnishes the
explanation for this.
In the case of C.C. Young, there was the incident when he was hesitating to announce his candidacy for Governor, when Franklin
Hichborn summoned Senator Inman down from Sacramento and myself up from San Jose. We went into a huddle with Young who still
wanted a few days to make up his mind. The others of us told Young that he would have to announce that night or it would be
too late; that the next day Mayor Cryer of los Angeles expected to make his announcement. We finally shoved Young over the
brink and made him issue his announcement.
The next morning Senator Inman and I called on Hiram Johnson. He scowled at us as we entered his office. His first words were,
You have nominated Young, now elect him. Johnson's choice would have been Neumiller of Stockton.
The difficulty in interpreting the collections of contemporary history is that unfortunately the men of that era are fast
dropping from the scene. Mr. Hichborn is 87 years of age with health not too good. Senator Inman has passed away. My colleague
and seatmate, Senator W.J. Carr of Pasadena, whom I visited last December, I found in bed and kept alive by an oxygen tank.
Senator Frank Benson of Santa Clara County, one of the leaders in the Hiram Johnson administration, suffers from a stroke
of paralysis that makes it difficult for him to get around.
This invaluable aid in interpreting the documents and events of the Johnson era will shortly be gone.
Guide the Correspondence and Reference Materials
File Drawers no. 1 through 17: 1912 - 1954
Organization of the Correspondence and Reference Material
- All Correspondence and Reference Material is arranged Chronologically From 1912 through 1954.
- All Correspondence and Reference Material is arranged Alphabetically within the Chronological divisions.
- From the beginning year of Senator Herbert C. Jones' term in the California legislature (1913) to 1925, Correspondence is
filed alphabetically by name of the correspondence. For this period, 1913-1925, the Correspondence is filed according to name
of the sender or recepient of the letters, regardless of the topic or subject matter of the letters. Pamphlets, Newspaper
clippings, etc. that pertain to a given legislative topic are filed in folders identified as Reference Material. Example:
1917, Reference File. These Reference Material folders are place in the file drawers after the Correspondence folders for
each of the years of Legislature from 1913 to 1925.
- Beginning with 1925, the material in the collection was more clearly arranged (upon receipt of the collection) according to
subject matter. Therefore, most of the material from 1925 on could be filed alphabetically according to subject matter or
topic, rather than by the name of the correspondent. Of course, not all of the material could be filed by subject matter.
So it has been done in this manner: Whenever there was no evident subject or topic of a given letter, the letter was filed
under the name of the correspondent. From 1925 on, there are for each legislative year three groups of folders:
- A group of folders of Correspondence filed according to the name of the person or group to whom Senator Jones wrote or from
whom he received letters.
- A group of folders of Correspondence and Reference Materials, integrated, filed according to Subject Matter of the correspondence.
- A group of folders of Correspondence in which there are letters filed according to subject matter if such is evident, or by
name of correspondent.
Because the material in the collection after 1925 was more clearly arranged according to legislative or other topics of concern
to Senator Jones, the bulk of the material from 1925 on has been filed topically, that is, by subject matter. This made unnecessary
the earlier method of filing (1913-1925) some material (pamphlets, clippings, etc., relating to given legislative topics)
in folders separate from Correspondence, known as Reference Files. Subsequent to 1925, these two groupings have been incorporated
into one grouping of folders known as Legislative Correspondence, filed by Subject Matter. That is, Correspondence and reference
material on Adoption or Initiative and Referendum, have been filed together. It was necessary, however, to continue filing;
some letters by name of Correspondent rather than by subject matter. In many cases the letters do not pertain to a given legislative
measure or topic and thus for each legislative year there is a group of folders of correspondnece arranged alphabetically
according to the name of the correspondent. These are the letters referred to in 1) above, and are identified as: legislative
Correspondence, files according name of correspondent.
After-Session Correspondence. Correspondence (with some reference material) after the biennial legislative session closes
(may-june). This division is the material referred to in section 3) above. The After-Session Correspondence usually dates
from the close of a given legislative session to the opening of another. For example, this group of folders will contain correspondence
From June 1920 through 1928, to the opening (January) session of legislature in 1981. However, correspondence dated 1928,
which pertains specifically to a topic of legislation to be dealt with in the 1929, the coming session, will be filed with
the correspondence of the 1929 session. That is, letters of the late months of 1928 that pertain to coming legislative business
will be filed with the 1929 legislative folders, in the Legislative Correspondence filed by Subject Matter, 1929, if the topic
of the letter can be ascertained; -- if the letter is about a general matter which does not become a principal topic of legislation
in the 1929 session, it will remain grouped with the other 1928 letters in the 1927-1928 After-Session Correspondence file.
In the 1918-1925 Folders, before the creation of a grouping known as After-Session Correspondence, the correspondence from
non-legislature years is arranged thus:
Since the California Legislature met biennially, the bulk of Senator Jones' correspondence falls under odd-numbered years.
1913, 1915, 1917, etc.; usually the correspondence in even-numbered years, 1916, 1918, 1920, etc., has been incorporated with
Folders of correspondence dated in the odd-numbered, legislative session years.
Example: Part of the correspondence dated 1916 is filed with the 1915 and part of it with the 1917 folders, depending upon
the month in which a certain letter was written. Most even-numbered year correspondence in the collection pertains to legislative
business of the previous or coming legislative session. Therefore, the first six months of correspondence dated 1916 will
be found filed with the 1915 legislative correspondence folder. The correspondence dated in the last six months of 1916 is
filed with the 1917 correspondnece folders.
Example of the Division of the correspondnece from even-numbered non-legislative session years into the previous and subsequent
odd-numbered legislative session, year's folders : In the 1915 Correspondence folders, the bulk of the letters are dated during
the annual legislative session (January-June, 1915).
In addition to these Letters, the 1915 folders contain letters dated in the last months of 1914 (usually July through December),
and the letters dated in the first six months of 1916 (January through June). This arrangement of the material is followed
from 1913-1925 material.
After 1925, as has been explained, a group of folders identified as After-Session Correspondence, has been created to contain
the correspondence of legislative years after the session closes (June thru December of the legislative year), and to contain
the correspondence of the even-numbered year which follows a given legislative year. For example, the 1927 After-Session Correspondence
folders will contain letters dated from June, 1927 through 1928, up to the opening of the 1929 Legislative Session in January,
In a few non-legislative session years such as 1926 and 1932, Senator Jones did receive a greater quantity of correspondence
on a given topic than in other even-numbered, non-legislative years. Therefore, in this case a group of folders for the Correspondence
and Reference Materials for these even-numbered years has been arranged, separate from the usual incorporation of non-legislative
years (correspondence in the folders for legislative years.
Further Notes about the filing of the Correspondence:
Enclosures (clippings, other letters, etc.) in letters sent to Senator Jones have been kept, in most cases, with the letter
by the use of a folded yellow sheet. If the enclosures mentioned in certain letters to and from Mr. Jones are not with the
letter, refer to the Reference File (1913-1925 material) of the year in which the letter was written, checking under the initial
letter and/or title of the subject in question. Or the yellow sheet with a letter will where the original enclosure may be
found. Example: If an enclosure on Education is mentioned in a letter to Senator Jones, and this enclosure is not attached
to the letter, see the Reference File for the year, under E.
As stated earlier, the material in the collection is filed first chronoligically. However, when material would seem to be
more valuabe or meaningful if kept together in one folder rather than distributed in separate folders within various years,
this material over different years (such as Consolidation, 1927-1934) is kept together in one folder, filed with folders in
the latter year (1934). The cases in which material is kept together although it ranges over a period of years, are few; chronological
organization of material has been maintained unless there were good reasons for exception.
Letters which are not dated at all, or are of uncertain dates, are kept with the correspondence of the year with which they
were originally received; for filing they are placed at the front of a given folder (for example: with A if the correspondents
name begins with this letter--in the 1918-1925 material; or according to the initial letter of the subject of the letter in
the 1925-1954 material). Although a letter be of uncertain date, if it can be ascertained from other letters, approximately
what month it was written in, the letter is placed at the end of a group of other letters in a given month.
Bills. A list of the bills introduced by Senator Jones in a given legislative session are arranged in folder labeled B in
the Reference folders, from 1918-1925. For Bills after 1925, 1925-1954, Bills are filed in a separate folder labeled Bills
in sectio B of the group of folders known as Legislative Correspondence, filed by Subject Matter.
Subject Index to H.C. Jones Reference Material
Papers is filed chronologically and then alphabetically by subject, thus related subjects can and do appear in five or more
years. This index is designed to assist the searcher in locating subject matter without the necessity of reading the entire
Register. Numbers correspond to folders in the collection. After obtaining the desired numbers, it is advisable to check the
major portion of the Register for fuller details.
adult education -
advisory boards -
Agnew State Hospital -
agriculture, dept. of -
alien teachers -
All-American Canal -
anatomy bill -
animal trainers bill -
Anti-Saloon League (under A, correspondence files 1920's) See also Briggs, A.H.
automobiles (includes Jitney) -
automobiles (includes Jitney) liens -
automobiles (includes Jitney) stealing of -
Bank of Italy -
banks and banking -
Bar Association -
Bartlett, Louis -
Bayshore Highway -
bee keeper -
berry baskets -
berry growers -
Better America Federation -
Bible in public schools -
Big Basin -
birds and arbor conservation -
Blue Sky Law -
Board of Equalization -
bootleg (see also stills) -
Boiler inspection -
Briggs, A.H. (State Superintendent of the California Anti-Saloon League). -
Briggs, C.R., -
Bromley Spoils System bill -
budget, State -
budget, uniform laws for counties -
building and loan -
Bureau of Commerce -
business colleges -
The California Liberator -
California Oriental Exclusion League -
California Polytechnic School -
Cameron, W.H. -
capital punishment -
Caranhan, H.L. -
Cattlemen's Association -
cement trust -
cemetery protection -
cemetery removal -
Central Valley water project -
chain stores -
Chamber of Commerce -
charities and correction -
chattel mortgage -
Child Hygiene Board -
child labor -
child welfare -
Chile, aid to -
Christian Science -
civil service -
Clear Lake -
collection agencies -
colleges, at Sacramento -
Colorado River project -
commercial arbitration -
commercial federation -
Commonwealth Club -
community property -
compensation insurance -
constitutional convention -
corporation bills -
corporation taxes -
county clerks -
county government -
county water district -
courts (see also judges) -
Cox, James -
Crail, Joe -
Creel, George -
crime and criminals (see also capital punishment) -
dairy council -
dairy laws -
daylight savings -
deaf and blind -
death penalty (see capital punishment) -
deciduous fruit -
delinquent women -
dental mechanics -
district attorneys -
Domestic Court -
dried fruit -
drinking cup law -
dry candidates -
dry zone -
Dumbarton bridge -
Eberhard, Roy C. -
Education, State Department of -
education investigation committee -
education, part-time (see also Adult education) -
eight hour law -
elections (of 1918 - 135-36) -
Ellis, W.R. -
embalmer's bill -
employment agencies -
Equalization, State Board of -
exemption, doctors -
expert testimony (witnesses) -
fair trade -
farm labor -
Farmer's Union -
farms and farming -
Federal aid -
Federal practice liens -
feed standards -
fees, official -
fire boats -
fish and game -
fish and game law -
food control -
foot and mouth disease -
forest fire legislation -
Free, Arthur, M. -
fruit standardization -
gasoline tax -
German, teaching of in California schools -
Givens, Willard E. -
Glasson, Maude C. -
grade crossings -
grand jury -
Grange (see also farmers) -
Grant, E.E. recall election -
Grape Growers' Association -
grape growing -
Haight, Raymond -
Happy Valley Irrigation District -
Harding's liquor record - California -
Hardy, Judge Carlos S., trial of -
Harris bill -
Haynes, John Randolph -
Haynes, John Randolph foundation -
health insurance -
Hetch Hetchy -
Hichborn, Franklin -
high schools -
highway patrol -
Hill, Andrew P. -
historical association -
history textbooks -
holding companies -
Hoover, Herbert -
humane pound -
Hunter's Point project -
income tax -
indemnity certificates -
indeterminate sentence -
Indian Basin -
Industrial Accident Commission -
industrial strikes -
inheritance tax -
installment taxes -
Institute of Technology -
investment trusts -
Jitneys (see automobiles) -
Johnson, Charles G. -
Johnson, Hiram -
Jones, H.C., bills -
Jones, H.C., election campaigns - 1912 -
Jones, H.C., election campaigns - 1914 -
Jones, H.C., election campaigns - 1926 and 1090 -
Jones, H.C., election campaigns - 1930 -
Jones, H.C., election campaigns - 1933 -
Jones, H.C., speech -
judges - appointment of -
Judiciary Committee -
Judiciary reform -
jury system -
justice of the peace -
juvenile court -
kindergarten legislation -
King tax bill -
Klu Klux Klan -
labor legislation and labor record of legislature -
Lake County land settlement -
land settlement act -
Lawyer's bill, -
legal reform -
League of Nations -
League of Women Voters -
Lick Observatory -
loan sharks -
Loma Prieta Game Refuge -
McPherson, Aimee Semple -
market act -
marketing price -
Marshall Plan -
masks, safety -
Matton act -
Meadow Larks -
mechanic's lien law -
Merriam, Frank -
military training (1917) -
military training (1917) in schools -
milk bill -
minimum wage law -
Mooney case -
mortgage and loan -
Mother lode mine -
mother's pension -
motion pictures -
motor carriers -
motor vehicles (taxation of, 274) -
Muir, John, trail -
music teachers -
mutual insurance -
National Guard -
The National Republican -
nautical school -
Normal schools -
old age pensions -
Olson, Cuthbert L. -
Owens Valley Power and Recreation -
Pacheco Rancho -
Pacific Epileptic Colony -
Palo Alto annexatio -
Parent-Teachers in schools -
Parks and Park Commission -
partisanship (see also non-partisan) -
pension; for teachers -
(pension; for widows -
pest control -
petroleum central -
Pine road -
pipe line bill -
poet laureate of California -
political campaigns (1914) -
political campaigns (1920-1938) -
political prisoners -
power trusts -
primary, direct -
primary laws -
prison bill (womens) -
prison bill (womens) labor -
probate orders -
probate procedure -
Progressive Commonwealth Party -
Progressive Party, 1
Progressive Voters League -
proportional representation -
psychopathic hospital, state -
public defenders -
public health -
public ownership -
public utilities -
public works -
pure food -
Quinn, John R., 1039
railroad commission -
railroads, government control -
real estate -
reconstruction, post World War I -
recreational inquiry committee -
Red Cross -
Redwood League -
Redwood Park -
referendum (see also initiative) -
rehabilitation, industrial -
religious education -
reporters, court -
Republican Party -
retail license tax -
revolver law -
Riley Tax bill -
roads and highways -
Rolph administration investigation -
Roosevelt, T. club -
San Francisco harbor -
San Jose port -
Santa Clara boundary -
Santa Clara township -
school administration -
schools, county elementary -
Seavy, Clyde L. -
sewage research -
shearer content -
short ballot -
Sinclair, Upton -
Sloane, W. A. -
slot machines -
social evil -
social insurance -
social welfare -
Soviet health insurance -
spoils system -
Spreckels, Rudolph -
state fair -
state government reorganization -
subsidized officials -
Sunday Closing law -
supervisors, county -
supreme court -
surety companies -
surplus corporation -
Sutter Basin -
syndicalism, criminal -
taxes and taxation -
Tax Commission -
(pension for -
Tioga Road -
title companies -
toll bridges -
Torrens Land Title Law -
trading stamps -
Tulare Lake District -
uniform condition sales act -
University, State, budget,
utilities, taxation of -
vocational training -
Volstead Act (see also prohibition) -
war gardens -
war loan organization -
war risk insurance -
water and power -
water conservation -
water development act -
water plan, State -
water supply -
Whitney, Charlotte Anita, case of -
Whittier school -
women, employment -
women's bill -
Women's Relief Corp. -
women's suffrage -
Working Reserve, U.S. Boys -
workmen's compensation -
Young, C. C. -
Pamphlet on The Progressive Voters League, 1923-26 in first copy of registers.