Finding Aid for the United Republicans of California records LSC.1737

Finding aid prepared by Rebecca Townsend and Kuhelika Ghosh, 2017.
UCLA Library Special Collections
Online finding aid last updated 17 October 2017.
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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.
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Language of Material: Materials are in English.

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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.

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Processed by Kuhelika Ghosh and Rebecca Townsend in 2017 under the supervision of Courtney Dean in the Center for Primary Research and Training (CFPRT).
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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


Series 1: Organizational records 1962-1972

Scope and Content

The series consists of materials created by the United Republicans of California including organizational records, leadership manual, preamble, publications, meeting minutes, political pamphlets, brochures and newspaper clippings.

Organization and Arrangement

Series is arranged chronologically.
box 1, folder 1

Bylaws and platforms 1962-1971

box 1, folder 2

Preamble: Zebold circa 1964

box 1, folder 3

Leadership manual 1964

box 1, folder 4

Board of Governors meeting 1964

box 1, folder 5-6

UROC binder 1963-1971

Scope and Content

Includes memos, minutes, and agendas.
box 1, folder 7

News clippings and Goldwater press 1963-1972

box 1, folder 8

Pamphlets 1963-1972


Series 2: Correspondence 1962-1973

Scope and Content

Contains the correspondence of Republican party members including E. Richard Barnes, Jane Crosby, Joe Crosby (past Los Angeles County chairman), Rus Walton, Robert Blake, John Harmer, Glen Lipscomb and Mrs. Don H. Rose.

Organization and Arrangement

Series is arranged alphabetically.
box 2, folder 1

Barnes, E. Richard 1967-1971

box 2, folder 2

Crosby, Jane: resignation correspondence, John Ryan for state chairman vs. Walter Hintzen 1972

box 2, folder 3-8

Crosby, Joe 1962-1973

box 2, folder 9

Walton, Rus 1963-1965

box 2, folder 10

Other: Robert Blake, John Harmer, Gilen Lipscomb, Mrs. Don H. Rose 1964-1972