Scope and Content Note
Program and related materials for local or community celebrations as well as statewide events are contained within the folders
of this file group. These items consist of scripts, programs and brochures for events such as pageants, musicals and dramatic
presentations. Related memoranda and correspondence are included - scattered here and there. Folders are arranged alphabetically
within each of the file groups, namely (1) General (2) Floats (3) Monuments and Markers (4) Caravan and (5) Statehood.
Many exhibit items such as guest buttons and photographs are located throughout this file series or in the vault. A few sample
General file group folders are titled Calaveras Fair and Jumping Frog, California's Golden Beginning, (a cinecolor film,)
and Library of Congress [State-wide] Exhibit.
Floats file group contains primarily correspondence. It also contains material in illustration of, and often enclosed within, the
correspondence. Examples of such material are reports, bids, city maps, telegrams, advertising flyers, plans for floats and
pageants, itemized bills for work performed, newspaper clippings, photographs, freight receipts, professional cards, name
lists, and a few oddities. The latter are: A California license plate for a float, 2 cardboard photo-printing plates, and
a Presidential Inaugural Parade General Order Number 1 for 20 January 1949.
The Monuments and Markers file group contains items relating to historical monuments, markers and plaques. These folders contain correspondence, plans,
blueprints, photographs and commercial flyers. Such materials deal with descriptions of historic sites, arrangements for the
physical preparation of the bronze plaques or markers, and the setting of dates for ceremonies of commemoration. The markers,
plaques and monuments are joint C.C.C. - local community efforts and or appropriately so acknowledged on the final products.
Caravan. This sub-file group of Past Events series includes correspondence, specifications for exhibits, work estimates, equipment
lists relating to contracts, lists of exhibits, descriptive promotional literature and a series of Daily Reports numbered
1 - 500 by C. C.C. observers of crowd reception to Caravan stops in various California localities. Oversized boxes contains
three 17" × 12" Official Guest Registers, signed by visitors to the Historic Caravan at various stops along the Caravan's
Route and two oversized folders labeled Administration - Miscellaneous: Budgets... and Administration - Miscellaneous: Budget
Alotments and Budgets.
Statehood. This file group of Past Events series consists of the folders containing material from 1950 only, the year of the CCC Commemortion
of California's attainment of statehood. 1948 was the year commemorating California's Constitution while 1949 was the Gold
Rush Centennial year. In like manner 1950 recalled California's statehood. This file consists of materials similar to those
in Past Events. General such as bills, brochures, correspondence, bids, purchase arrangements. It relates to events and administration
of those events which relate specifically to statehood, e.g., San Francisco pageant with its floats, plays, costumes,. and