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Inventory of the Dept. of Commerce Records
F3698:1-534, R256  
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Description
Originally established in 1969, the Department of Commerce has held the responsibility of encouraging growth in California’s economy by attracting new and expanding existing businesses and industries, stimulating employment for Californians, and enlarging local and state revenue bases to support necessary public services. The records contained within this collection reflect many of California’s economic concerns throughout the middle part of the twentieth century, including unemployment, foreign trade, changing technology and industry, and local and small business development.
Background
Originally established in 1969, the Department of Commerce has held the responsibility of encouraging growth in California’s economy by attracting new and expanding existing businesses and industries, stimulating employment for Californians, and enlarging local and state revenue bases to support necessary public services.
Extent
48 Cubic Feet, including 58 photographs and 9 audio cassettes
Restrictions
For permission to reproduce or publish, please consult California State Archives staff. Permission for reproduction or publication is given on behalf of the California State Archives, Office of the Secretary of State, Sacramento, as the owner of the physical items. The researcher assumes all responsibility for possible infringement that may arise from reproduction or publication of materials from the California State Archives collections.
Availability
While the majority of the records are open for research, any access restrictions are noted in the record series descriptions.