The records of the Human Relations Agency (HRA), 1963-1973, consist of 20 cubic feet of textual records separated into twenty-one
record series. The records reflect the administration of California's many and varied direct service and correctional programs.
In 1966, California voters approved a constitutional amendment authorizing the Legislature to delegate to the Governor the
power to reorganize the structure of state government (California Constitution, Art. V, Sec. 6), enabling legislation in 1967
(ch. 1540). By order of Governor Reagan's Reorganization Plan No. 1 of 1968 (Statutes of 1968), the Health and Welfare Agency
(H and W) was combined with the Youth and Adult Correctional Agency (YACA) and renamed the Human Relations Agency (HRA). The
new HRA included the following bodies:
20 cubic feet of textual records
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is given on behalf of the California State Archives as the owner of the physical items. The researcher assumes all responsibility
for possible infringement which may arise from reproduction or publication of materials from the California State Archives
While the majority of the records are open for research, any access restrictions are noted in the record series descriptions.