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Inventory of the Sir Francis Drake Commission Records
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Series Descriptions

R348.1, Box 1/1 - Box 2/84

Series 1.  Subject Files, 1973-1984

Physical Description: 84 file folders, 1 item


Subject files are arranged in alphabetical order.

Scope and Content Note

The subject files of the Sir Francis Drake Commission are quite diverse. The series contains internal correspondence, photographs, drafts of bills, brief transcripts of public debates on Drake's landing site in California, letters from the public and some planning files. Some files are topical, like those pertaining to non-commission sponsored events, such as Operation Drake, an expedition organized and backed by a group in Plymouth, England. Some files are commissioner files, containing correspondence, drafts, plans and other records from individual commissioners. Other files contain records concerning the Commission's contacts or joint plans with the British Library, the California Historical Commission, the Mountain Play Association or other government and private groups.
See Appendix B in the master finding aid in the reference room of the California State Archives for a complete list of subject files.
R348.2, Box 3/1 - Box 3/18

Series 2.  Publicity Files,1973-1984

Physical Description: 18 file folders, 6 items.


Publicity files are arranged alphabetically by event and type of record.

Scope and Content Note

This series contains publications related to Sir Francis Drake's voyages and visit to California, as well as Drake stamps and postcards. Newspaper articles, press releases and information on the student essay contests and exchange programs are also contained in these files. Posters and commemorative medallions are stored separately from the records. Separation sheets are included in the publicity files to indicate current locations in the California State Archives.
See Appendix C in the Master Finding Aid in the reference room at the California State Archives for a complete list of publicity files.
R348.3, Box 3/19 - Box 3/25

Series 3.  Correspondence, 1973-1984

Physical Description: 7 file folders


Arranged chronologically by date of correspondence.

Scope and Content Note

These files include all correspondence not filed in individual commissioners' files or under a group or agency in the subject files series. There is one folder for each year from 1973-1980, and a single file for 1981-1984.
R348.4, Box 3/26 - Box 3/30

Series 4.  Meeting Files, 1975-1980

Physical Description: 5 file folders


These records are arranged chronologically by date of meeting.

Scope and Content Note

Meeting files include minutes, proposed agendas, final agendas, and other material pertaining to planning the meetings.