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"LA 2000" Records of the 2000 Democratic National Convention
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Administrative History
  • Collection Description
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: "LA 2000" records of the 2000 Democratic National Convention
    Dates: 1992-2001
    Bulk Dates: 1998-2000
    Collection number: CSLA-31
    Creator: LA 2000
    Collection Size: 29 archival document boxes, 13 flat files
    Repository: Loyola Marymount University. Library. Department of Archives and Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90045-2659
    Abstract: LA Convention 2000 and LA HOST, jointly known as "LA 2000," were responsible for bringing the 2000 Democration National Convention. This collection conists of the records documenting this effort.
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English


    Collection is open to research under the terms of use of the Department of Archives and Special Collections, Loyola Marymount University.

    Publication Rights

    Materials in the Department of Archives and Special Collections may be subject to copyright. Unless explicitly stated otherwise, Loyola Marymount University does not claim ownership of the copyright of any materials in its collections. The user or publisher must secure permission to publish from the copyright owner. Loyola Marymount University does not assume any responsibility for infringement of copyright or of publication rights held by the original author or artists or his/her heirs, assigns, or executors.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Series number, Box and Folder number, "LA 2000" records of the 2000 Democratic National Convention, CSLA-31, Department of Archives and Special Collections, William H. Hannon Library, Loyola Marymount University.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Cary Davidson, of the Reed and Davidson law firm. Accession number: 2006.28.

    Administrative History

    The 2000 Democratic Party national convention was held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, from 14 August through 17 August 2000. The nominee for president was then Vice-President Albert Gore and for vice-president, Connecticut senator Joseph Lieberman. LA Convention 2000 was the private corporation specifically created to bring the convention to Los Angeles, and€ David Geffen, Eli Broad, and William Wardlaw served as its co-chairs. LA Convention 2000 and LA HOST were responsible for hosting the convention. The Los Angeles law firm of Reed and Davidson served as the legal representative for these two organizations, jointly known as LA 2000.

    Collection Description

    The records of this collection date from 1992-2001, with the bulk dates of 1998-2000. Materials are both textual and non-textual. The former consists of booklets, contracts and agreements, memoranda, copies of e-mails, correspondence, insurance certificates, invoices, reports, insurance policies, and budgets. Non-textual materials include a videocassette and CD-Roms. Subject matter includes the master agreements between "LA 2000" and the Democratic National Party, fundraising, bids to host and provide convention events and services, planning for receptions, and architectural plans for media booths at the Staples Center. Names of note in this collection include, among others, Richard Riordan, Noelia Rodriguez, William Wardlaw, and Eli Broad.


    The "LA 2000" records of the 2000 Democratic National Convention Collection have been divided into eleven series based on subject or type of material. A description of each series is provided below, which can be accessed through selecting the appropriate link from the following series title:
    • Series 1. Los Angeles Convention Proposals. Subseries A: Los Angeles Convention Proposals Materials
    • Series 1. Los Angeles Convention Proposals. Subseries B: Presidential Nominating Convention Supporting Materials
    • Series 2: Master Agreements
    • Series 3: Business Records
    • Series 4: Planning Documents
    • Series 5: Bids and Proposals
    • Series 6: Lucy McCoy Subject Files
    • Series 8: Publications, and Publicity and Outreach Materials
    • Series 9: Architectural Plans

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Democratic National Convention--History--20th century--Sources
    Democratic National Convention (2000 : Los Angeles, Calif.)