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  • Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Title: United Republicans of California records
    Creator: United Republicans of California
    Identifier/Call Number: LSC.1737
    Physical Description: 0.8 Linear Feet (2 boxes)
    Date (inclusive): 1962-1973
    Abstract: The United Republicans of California (UROC) was founded in 1963 by California State Assemblymen Bruce Reagan and Joe Shell and was developed to promote the principles of freedom and the Constitution in the United States. Their influence has aided conservative politicians such as Barry Goldwater, John Ashbrook, and Ronald Reagan. These records span from 1962 to 1973 and contain materials produced by the United Republicans of California, including political pamphlets, brochures, meeting minutes, correspondence and newspaper and other press clippings.
    Physical Location: Stored off-site. All requests to access special collections material must be made in advance using the request button located on this page.
    Language of Material: Materials are in English.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Open for research. All requests to access special collections materials must be made in advance using the request button located on this page.

    Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

    Property rights to the objects belong to UCLA Library Special Collections. All other rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], United Republicans of California records (Collection 1737). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Jane A. Crosby, 2006.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Kuhelika Ghosh and Rebecca Townsend in 2017 under the supervision of Courtney Dean in the Center for Primary Research and Training (CFPRT).
    Original folder titles retained.
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    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 9982728243606533 


    The United Republicans of California (UROC) was a grassroots Republican volunteer organization founded in 1963 by Assemblymen Bruce Reagan and Joe Shell. An organization composed of volunteers, UROC was developed as both an alternative to establishment Republican organizations within California and as a platform to elect Republican politicians who shared UROC's conservative Constitutional views. Their goals included promoting the principles of freedom and the Constitution, recruiting and registering Republican voters in California, and aiding in the election of Republican candidates who adhere to those principles. UROC did not gain much traction historically.

    Scope and Content

    The records span from 1962 to 1973 and contain political pamphlets, brochures, correspondence, and press and newspaper clippings. Also included are founding and educational documents; publications including UROC's Round-Up; editorials; reports focused on American patriotism, Constitutional conservatism, and anticommunism; minutes and treasurer reports from club meetings; resolutions; speeches; photographs; Republican campaign material; and membership cards and applications. A strength of this collection is the detailed political correspondence reflecting the time period.

    Organization and Arrangement

    This collection has been arranged in the following series:
    • Series 1: Organizational records, 1962-1972
    • Series 2: Correspondence, 1962-1973

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    California -- Politics and government -- 1951-.
    Republican Party (Calif.)
    United Republicans of California -- Archives