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Inventory of the Records of the Human Relations Agency
R401, F3885:1-77  
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Description
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.
Background
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:
Extent
20 cubic feet of textual records
Restrictions
For permission to reproduce or publish, please contact the California State Archives. Permission for reproduction or publication 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 collections.
Availability
While the majority of the records are open for research, any access restrictions are noted in the record series descriptions.