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Finding Aid for the Garry South Political Campaign records, 1982-2004
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Collection of management files for the political campaigns of California Governor Gray Davis, compiled by Garry South, campaign manager.
Garry South is a political consultant who managed Gray Davis's campaigns for Lt. Governor of California in 1994, and Governor in 1998 and 2002. He served as Davis's Chief of Staff during his term as Lt. Governor. He also advised or consulted on campaigns for Al Gore and Joe Lieberman, and has had an extensive career in Democratic Party politics. His firm, the Garry South Group, operates in Los Angeles.The Garry South Political Campaign Records represent substantial archival material from three successive statewide California campaigns, one for lieutenant governor and two for governor. It is thought to be one of the most complete campaign archives in existence, since South managed all three of the campaigns, and kept in his possession all of the files and materials from campaign to campaign. Often after campaigns, whether they win or lose, campaign offices are relinquished and cleaned out, files are thrown away and significant players scatter to the four winds.
57 boxes (55 linear ft.)
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