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Lynn Holton Papers MSS.1201
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Professional papers of Lynn Holton, Public Information Officer, Administrative Office of the Courts. Materials date from 1959 through 2012. The bulk of the materials in the collection date from 1987 through 2012.
Ms. Lynn Holton earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism and psychology from the Newhouse School of Communications at Syracuse University, New York. She was hired by The Recorder, a San Francisco Bay Area legal newspaper, early in her career and went on to become the newspaper's first female managing editor. Following her employment with The Recorder, Ms. Holton joined the Administrative Office of the Courts where she served as Public Information Officer from 1982 through 2012. In this capacity, she supported media relations for the Chief Justice of California, the California Supreme Court, the Judicial Council, the California Courts of Appeal and the Commission on Judicial Appointments. During her tenure she helped establish a fully staffed Public Information Office and participated in the creation and implementation of projects designed to improve public understanding of the courts.
13.74 Cubic feet (1 flat storage box, 22 archives boxes)
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The Lynn Holton papers are open to researchers upon approval of written request. Requests should be submitted to: California Judicial Center Library, Special Collections and Archives, 455 Golden Gate Avenue, Room 4617, San Francisco, CA, 94102-7013, or by e-mail to archives@jud.ca.gov.