Guide to the Marian Bergeson Papers MS.R.100

Processed by Cyndi Shein; machine-readable finding aid created by Cyndi Shein, 2008; updated by Zoe MacLeod, 2021.
Special Collections and Archives, University of California, Irvine Libraries
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The UCI Libraries
P.O. Box 19557
University of California, Irvine
Irvine 92623-9557

Contributing Institution: Special Collections and Archives, University of California, Irvine Libraries
Title: Marian Bergeson papers
Identifier/Call Number: MS.R.100
Physical Description: 27.6 Linear Feet (33 boxes, 1 rolled banner, and 1 oversized folder)
Date (inclusive): circa 1915-2001
Date (bulk): 1982-1994
Abstract: This collection comprises the administrative and legislative files of California state senator Marian Bergeson. Bergeson was the first Republican woman elected to both the California State Assembly and California State Senate. During her years in the California State Legislature, Bergeson was a strong advocate for education and children's issues. She has served Orange County and the state of California as a school board representative, president of the California School Boards Association, California state assemblywoman, California state senator, Orange County supervisor, secretary of Child Development and Education, and member of the California Transportation Commission.
Language of Material: English .


The collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Property rights reside with the University of California. Copyrights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.

Preferred Citation

Marian Bergeson Papers. MS-R100. Special Collections and Archives, The UC Irvine Libraries, Irvine, California. Date accessed.
For the benefit of current and future researchers, please cite any additional information about sources consulted in this collection, including permanent URLs, item or folder descriptions, and box/folder locations.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Marian Bergeson, 2002.

Processing History

Processed by Cyndi Shein, 2008.

Historical Background

No Subnote Content


Marian Bergeson, the first Republican woman elected to both the California State Assembly and California State Senate, has served Orange County and the state of California as a school board representative, president of the California School Boards Association, California state assemblywoman, California state senator, Orange County supervisor, secretary of Child Development and Education under Governor Pete Wilson, and member of the California Transportation Commission under Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.
During her years in the California State Legislature Bergeson was a strong advocate for education and children's issues. She served as vice chairman of both the assembly and senate education committees and also as a member of both the assembly and senate budget sub-committees on education. As a member of the state senate she chaired the Committee on Local Government, the Select Committee on Planning for California's Growth, and the Select Committee for Water Marketing. She also served on committees for appropriations, ethics, health and human services, industrial relations, transportation, and others.
Among her many significant legislative achievements are:
  • Bills to reform the teacher credentialing process, including the Marian Bergeson Beginning Teacher Assessment Act (BTSA).
  • Critical Bond Funds for school facilities (SB 22, 1988).
  • Bill to prevent "bracket creep" by indexing income taxes (AB 276, 1979).
  • Reform to bring more certainty to the adoption process.
  • "One strike you're out" for violent sex offenders.
  • Cal/EPA streamlining bill.
  • Joint author CAL ID fingerprinting for immediate identification.
  • Immunity for local agencies from liability for accidents that occurred as a result of natural conditions.
  • Upper Newport Bay sediment plan and channel basins development leading to maintenance dredging and sediment protections.
  • Bergeson-Peace Infrastructure Bank, now called California Infrastructure Bank.
At the local level Bergeson served as a member of the Orange County Juvenile Justice Commission, Southern California Association of Governments, CalOPTIMA, Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA), Transportation Corridor Agencies, and the Orange County Fire Authority. She also served on the Advisory Board of the Orange County Junior League, Orangewood Foundation for abused and neglected children, Brigham Young University (BYU) Business Management Council, KOCE Foundation, EdVoice Policy Board, University of California, Irvine (UCI) Foundation, UCI Leadership Council Center for the Study of Democracy, and Orange County Technology Foundation.
As of 2008, Bergeson still serves on the California Transportation Commission. She also continues to act as an advocate for children and education in the capacity of advisor or board member for several Orange County community organizations. The Marian Bergeson Elementary School in Laguna Niguel and the Marian Bergeson Aquatic Center in Corona del Mar are named in her honor. In 2007 she celebrated her 83rd birthday by skydiving.

Biographical/Historical note


1925 August 31 Born Marian Dorlene Crittenden in Salt Lake City, Utah to Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Herbert Crittenden.
1943 Graduates from University High School in Los Angeles.
1945-1947 Attends the University of California at Los Angeles.
1949 Earns BA in Education from Brigham Young University (BYU) in Salt Lake City.
1950 Marries Garth S. Bergeson.
1965-1977 Serves on the Newport-Mesa Board of Education.
1974 The Orange County School Boards Association creates the Marian Bergeson Award.
1975 Serves as president of the California School Boards Association.
1978-1984 Serves as California state assemblywoman, 70th and 74th districts.
1984-1994 Serves as California state senator.
1987 Receives University of California Student Association Senator of the Year Award.
  Named Woman of the Year by the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith.
  Receives League of California Cities Legislator of the Year Award.
1988 Named Senator of the Year by the California Business Properties Association.
1989 Receives Liberty Bell Award from the Orange County Bar Association.
1991 Receives Outstanding State Senator of the Year Award from the California School Boards Association.
1992 Receives Outstanding Citizen Award from Orange Coast College.
1993 Governor Wilson appoints her superintendent of Public Instruction.
  Named Child Advocate of the Year by the Child Abuse Council of Orange County.
  Receives honorary Doctorate of Laws from Pepperdine University.
1995-1996 Serves as Orange County supervisor, 5th District.
1994 Named top Republican senator by the California Journal.
  Receives Women of Distinction Award from the Girl Scout Council of Orange County.
1995 Receives BYU Distinguished Service to the Community Award.
1996 Governor Wilson appoints her secretary of Child Development and Education.
1997 Named Woman of the Year by the state assembly.
  Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from the state senate
1998 Appointed to State Board of Education.
  Receives Women in Excellence Award in Education from the Boy Scouts of America.
1999 Receives Shining Light Award for Children from the Child Abuse Prevention Council.
1999-2001 Serves as commissioner for the Commission on Local Governance for the 21st Century.
2000 Named National Conference for Community and Justice (NCCJ) Humanitarian of the Year.
2002 Receives Celebration of Hope Award for the study of Huntington Disease.
2003 Receives UCI Medal, UCI's highest honor.
2004 Governor Schwarzenegger appoints her to the California Transportation Commission.
2006 Chairs the California Transportation Commission.

Collection Scope and Content Summary

This collection comprises the administrative and legislative files of California state legislator Marian Bergeson. For the most part these materials document her service in the assembly (1978-1984) and the senate (1984-1994). The administrative records were primarily generated by Bergeson's senatorial offices. The biographical materials contain scrapbooks about her years in the assembly and various materials about her years as senator. The campaign materials contain information about her pursuit of the offices of lieutenant governor, senator, assemblywoman, Orange County supervisor, and Newport-Mesa School Board representative. Most of the speeches in the collection were prepared and delivered during her service as senator. The audiovisual materials document various radio and television appearances she made during her political career. Files on bills and resolutions primarily reflect her legislative efforts in the senate. The subject files and publications reflect her responsibilities and concerns as assemblywoman and senator.

Collection Arrangement

This collection is arranged in eight series.
  • Series 1. Administrative records, 1984-1994. 0.5 linear feet
  • Series 2. Biographical materials, circa 1915-2001. 4.6 linear feet
  • Series 3. Campaign and election records, 1967-1992. 3.4 linear feet
  • Series 4. Senate and assembly bills and resolutions, 1982-1994. 9.2 feet
  • Series 5. Speeches, 1985-1994. 1.5 linear feet
  • Series 6. Subject files, 1976-1999. 4.5 linear feet
  • Series 7. Publications, 1979-2000. 1.8 linear feet
  • Series 8. Audiovisual materials, 1980-1998. 2.1 linear feet

Separation Note

Several government publications were removed from this collection and cataloged separately in UCI's online library catalog.

Appraisal Note

0.6 linear feet of campaign statements from 1985-1988 were discarded due to mold and extensive water damage.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Legislation -- California -- Orange County.
Bills, Legislative -- California.
Women in politics -- California -- History -- Sources
Scrapbooks -- 20th century.
Sound recordings -- 20th century
Video recordings -- 20th century.
Photographic prints -- 20th century.
Women politicians -- California -- Orange County -- Archives


Administrative records Series 1. 1984-1994

Physical Description: 0.5 Linear Feet
General Physical Description note: no content

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series comprises administrative records kept by Bergeson during her service to the state of California. A single topical file may contain records that span her time as both assemblywoman and senator. A single "office" file may contain materials on both her Capitol office and her district office.


This series is arranged alphabetically by subject.
box 1, folder 1-3

Block Grant: memoranda, reports, and other materials 1987-1994

box 1, folder 4

District office statistics 1984-1990

box 1, folder 5-6

"Office operations budget account" 1984-1994

box 1, folder 7

Senate office personnel 1990-1992


Correspondence, salary schedules, and other materials

Scope and Contents note

Includes information on the implementation of Proposition 140.
box 1, folder 8

Policies and procedures 1984, 1990, 1992


Biographical materials Series 2. Circa 1915-2001, bulk 1978-1998

Physical Description: 4.6 Linear Feet
General Physical Description note: no content

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series comprises biographical sketches, certificates, clippings, photographs, and scrapbooks that document Bergeson's political activities. It also contains some family photographs, including a photographic postcard of her father during World War I.


The series is arranged alphabetically by type of material.
box 2, folder 1

Autobiographical sketches 1998, circa 2002

box 2, folder 2

Awards and certificates 1991, 1995

Scope and Contents note

Certificates are also found within scrapbooks.
box 5, folder 1-13, box 6, folder 1-12, box 7, folder 1-11

Clippings and magazine articles 1978-1996, bulk 1989-1990

Scope and Contents note

Contains newspaper clippings about Bergeson's campaigns, legislation, and political career accompanied by related notes and correspondence. Also includes issues of several magazines that feature stories about her.
box 2, folder 3

Photographic negatives, unidentified undated


Photographic prints

box 2, folder 4

Family photographs and clippings circa 1915, 1927-2001

Scope and Contents note

Comprises family photographs and portraits of Bergeson as a child, as a teen, and at her wedding. Also includes newspaper announcements of her engagement and marriage.
box 2, folder 5-7

Publicity and event photographs

Scope and Contents note

Contains professional portraits of Bergeson and photographs of her at various political and community events.


Scope and Contents note

Scrapbooks include clippings, correspondence, invitations, photographs, certificates, event programs, and other materials that document memorable moments in Bergeson's political career.
box 4, folder 1-6

Bound scrapbooks of years as assemblywoman 1979-1982

box 2, folder 8-10, box 3, folder 1-6

Disbound scrapbooks and loose items 1978-1994

Scope and Contents note

Comprises scrapbook pages that were removed from three-ring binders and loose items that Bergeson selected for inclusion in scrapbooks but never assembled.
box 3, folder 7-8

Slides of Bergeson and her presentation materials undated


Campaign and election records Series 3. 1967-1992, bulk 1990-1992

Physical Description: 3.4 Linear Feet
General Physical Description note: no content

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series comprises materials produced during Bergeson's campaigns for election to various California state offices, including assemblywoman, lieutenant governor, senator, Orange County supervisor, and Newport-Mesa Unified School District Board representative. Materials include campaign reports, clippings, sample ballots, questionnaires, fundraiser invitations, and publicity materials such as fliers, position statements, bumper stickers, and a banner. Campaign reports include records of contributions and expenditures, including California state forms 490, 465, 415, and 405. These campaign materials were generated by various organizations, including the Committee for Marion Bergeson, Marion Bergeson for Lieutenant Governor, and the Bergeson Boosters.


This series is arranged alphabetically by campaign, beginning with folders that contain general materials that carried over from one campaign to another.


box 7, folder 12

California Election Calendar 1992

box 7, folder 13-14

Campaign issues: clippings, correspondence, and other materials 1989-1990

box 7, folder 15-16, box 8, folder 1

"Campaign mailer ideas" 1988, undated

box 8, folder 2

Campaign supporters: Bergeson Boosters rosters 1979-1991

box 8, folder 3-4

Candidate surveys and questionnaires 1980, 1984, 1992

box 8, folder 5

Pacific Admail litigation: correspondence and other materials 1991-1992

box 8, folder 6

Voter surveys 1992, 1993, undated


Assemblywoman, 74th District

box 8, folder 7

Campaign button

box 8, folder 8

Campaign issues 1978

box 8, folder 9-11

Clippings 1975-1978

box 8, folder 12

Correspondence and sample ballot 1980

box 8, folder 13

Endorsements, sample ballots, and publicity materials 1976-1978

box 8, folder 14

Event announcements and publicity materials 1976-1981

box 8, folder 15

Steering Committee: rosters, agendas, and other materials 1977


Lieutenant Governor

box 8, folder 16

California Republican Assembly: correspondence and endorsements 1990

box 8, folder 17

California Voter Survey, a Report for Marian Bergeson for Lieutenant Governor Committee 1990

box 8, folder 18

Campaign issues 1989

box 8, folder 19

Campaign plan 1990

box 8, folder 20-23, box 9, folder 1-2

Campaign reports 1989-1992

box 9, folder 3

Campaign strategy 1989

box 9, folder 4

Candidate questionnaires 1989-1990

box 9, folder 5-6

Contribution summaries 1990

box 9, folder 7

Correspondence, agreements, and other materials 1989-1990

box 9, folder 8

Correspondence with Ron Smith, publicity manager 1989-1990

box 9, folder 9

Endorsements 1990

box 9, folder 10

Finance plan and loan forgiveness correspondence 1992, undated

box 9, folder 11-12

Fundraising 1989-1990

box 9, folder 13

Offers of campaign assistance 1989-1990

box 9, folder 14

Opponent John Seymour articles 1989

box 9, folder 15

Opposition research report on Leo T. McCarthy 1990

box 9, folder 16-18

Press releases, speech scripts, and other publicity 1990, undated

box 9, folder 19

Newport-Mesa Unified School District elections: candidate questionnaires, sample ballot, and other materials 1967-1972


Orange County supervisor, 5th District

item 1

Banner undated

General Physical Description note: Vinyl, 34 x 60 inches
box 9, folder 20

Brochure and fliers undated

box 9, folder 21

Voter survey 1993


Senator, 35th and 37th districts

box 9, folder 22

1992 General Election: Financing Campaigns for the California State Legislature , issued by the secretary of state 1992

box 9, folder 24-25, box 10, folder 1-3

Campaign reports 1985-1992

box 10, folder 4

Candidate handbooks, declarations, and other materials 1988, 1992

box 10, folder 5-6

Endorsements, fliers, and other publicity materials 1984-1992

box 10, folder 7

Opponent Dorianne Garcia: campaign reports, clipping, and flier 1992


Senate and assembly bills and resolutions Series 4. 1982-1994, bulk dates 1987-1994

Physical Description: 9.2 Linear Feet
General Physical Description note: no content

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series primarily comprises files on Senate Bills (SB) that were authored or co-authored by Bergeson. Files on Senate Bills include annotated drafts of bills, notes, clippings, correspondence, and scripts of statements that Bergeson delivered from the Senate Floor. It contains a few files on Senate Concurrent Resolutions (SCR) and Senate Joint Resolutions (SJR) and a Senate Constitutional Amendment (SCA). It also includes chapters from Assembly Bills (AB), Assembly Concurrent Resolutions (ACR), and Assembly Joint Resolutions (AJR) with which Bergeson was directly involved. Senate Bills are available online at the California State Senate Web site at


This series is arranged alphabetically by type of material and then numerically by bill or resolution number.
box 11, folder 1

Assembly Bills: AB 57 to AB 3738 1982-1984

box 11, folder 2

Assembly Concurrent Resolutions: ACR 13 to ACR 120 1983-1984

box 11, folder 3

Assembly Joint Resolutions: AJR 21 and AJR 27 1983


Senate Bills

box 11, folder 4-34

SB 9 to SB 186 1987-1994

box 12, folder 1-26

SB 211 to SB 442 1987-1994

box 13, folder 1-29

SB 450 to SB 780 1989-1994

box 14, folder 1-38

SB 792 to SB 1056 1989-1994

box 15, folder 1-35

SB 1057 to SB 1182 1987-1994

box 16, folder 1-36

SB 1183 to SB 1334 1987-1994

box 17, folder 1-31

SB 1335 to SB 1710 1987-1994

box 18, folder 1-29

SB 1711 to SB 1999 1987-1994

box 19, folder 1-41

SB 2019 to SB 2877 1989-1994

box 19, folder 42-44

Miscellaneous chapters from Senate Bills (with no accompanying notes) 1986-1989

box 20, folder 1-3

Senate Concurrent Resolutions: SCR 72 and SCR 90 1991-1992

box 20, folder 4

Senate Constitutional Amendment: SCA 19 1989-1990

box 20, folder 5-12

Senate Joint Resolutions: SJR 4 to SJR 55 1990-1994


Speeches Series 5. 1985-1994

Physical Description: 1.5 Linear Feet
General Physical Description note: no content

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series primarily comprises scripts Senator Bergeson used during speeches she delivered to various audiences. Some scripts are annotated. It also includes a publication that contains a reproduction of one of her speeches.


This series is arranged alphabetically by speech topic.
box 20, folder 13

Associations and award acceptances 1988-1994

Scope and Contents note

Includes acceptance speeches and speeches addressing specific associations and community organizations.
box 20, folder 14

Budget (state) 1991, 1992

box 20, folder 15-16

Business and trade 1989-1994

box 20, folder 17

California Women Speak: Speeches of California Women in Public Office , edited by Doris Earnshaw 1994

Scope and Contents note

Book includes Bergeson's speech "Redevelopment Agencies: The New Cash Cows in California," September 17, 1992.
box 20, folder 18

Children and youth 1987-1994

Scope and Contents note

Includes speeches delivered to audiences of schoolchildren as well as speeches delivered to adult audiences on topics of child and youth advocacy and children's issues.
box 20, folder 19

Commencement speeches and event programs 1965-1977

box 20, folder 20-21

Education 1989-1994

box 20, folder 22

Environmental issues 1990, 1993

box 20, folder 23

Farewell Speech 1994 August 17

box 20, folder 24-27

Growth management 1987-1993

Scope and Contents note

Contains speeches on growth management and regional planning, including state-local partnerships, transportation, land development, industry, and environmental conservancy.
box 21, folder 1-2

Healthcare 1989-1993

box 21, folder 3

Homeless persons' issues 1987-1990

box 21, folder 4

Leadership and ethics 1989-1994

box 21, folder 5

Local government 1989-1994

box 21, folder 6-7

Multiple issues 1989-1994

Scope and Contents note

Contains speeches that address multiple issues within a single speech as well as speeches that Bergeson filed under "miscellaneous."
box 21, folder 8

Rap lyrics (performed by Bergeson) undated

box 21, folder 9-10

Republican Party 1989-1993

box 21, folder 11

School construction 1988, 1993, undated

box 21, folder 12

Transportation 1989-1993

box 21, folder 13

Water 1985-1993

box 21, folder 14-15

Women 1989-1993


Subject files Series 6. 1976-1999

Physical Description: 4.5 Linear Feet
General Physical Description note: no content

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series comprises topical files that document Bergeson's political activities and concerns.


This series is arranged alphabetically by subject.
box 21, folder 16

Assembly: actions taken by the Assembly 1982-1983

box 21, folder 17

Assemblywoman: mailers, assembly roster, and other materials 1979-1983, undated

box 21, folder 18

Bergeson Boosters: invitations, brochures, and other materials 1985-1989

box 21, folder 19

Brochure ideas 1993-1994

box 21, folder 20

Bush-Reagan Rally: event schedule undated

box 21, folder 21-23

California Legislative Trade Delegation to Europe: itinerary, photographs, and other materials 1992

box 21, folder 24

Committee appointments: rosters, correspondence, and other materials 1990-1992



box 22, folder 1

Communications with politicians 1991-1993

box 22, folder 2-4

Community advisory boards on which Bergeson was a member 1985-1991



box 22, folder 5-6

General 1976-1978, 1991-1994

box 22, folder 7

Invitations 1987-1989

box 22, folder 8

Letters of congratulations 1992

box 22, folder 9

Notes and cards 1976-1978, undated

box 22, folder 10

"Positive" 1992-1993

box 22, folder 11-112

Thank you letters 1985-1992

box 22, folder 13

Outgoing mailings 1985-1992

box 22, folder 14

Drought: California Urban Coastal Water Agencies Respond to the Drought 1988



box 22, folder 15

Guides and articles on conduct for legislators 1991

box 22, folder 16

Fair Political Practices Commission correspondence 1991-1993

box 22, folder 17-18

Rules for legislators' communications and mass mailings 1984-1990

box 23, folder 1-2

Ferguson, Gil: brochures, campaign statement, and other materials 1984-1994

box 23, folder 3

Girl Scout calendars containing Bergeson's daily schedules 1963, 1967, 1970


Imperial County

box 23, folder 5

New River 1988-1992

box 23, folder 6-7

Prisons 1985-1992

box 23, folder 4

Guest book 1986-1990

box 23, folder 8

"Key info" on Bergeson: legislative record and clippings 1987-1991

box 23, folder 9-15

Legislation by Bergeson 1979-1994

Scope and Contents note

Contains legislative histories and summaries of legislation authored or co-authored by Bergeson. Also includes legislative programs, plans to introduce bills, memoranda, co-author requests, and Bergeson's legislative highlights.
box 23, folder 16

Legislative spending by Bergeson: clippings and report 1980-1984

box 23, folder 17

Legislative summaries written by Bergeson 1988

box 23, folder 18-20

Legislative voting records of Bergeson 1979-1993

box 23, folder 21

Letters to the editor from Bergeson 1991-1994


Newport Bay

box 24, folder 1

Agreements 1980-1983

box 24, folder 2

General studies, clippings and other materials 1987-1992, undated

box 24, folder 3

Maps of Newport Beach and Newport Harbor 1977, 1986


Water quality

box 24, folder 4-6

Correspondence, reports, and other materials 1986-1990

box 24, folder 7

Endosulfan: clippings, correspondence and other materials 1990

box 24, folder 8

Harbor Quality Committee minutes, Agricultural Commissioner study results, and other materials 1988-1992

box 24, folder 9

Newport Bay Water Quality Issues and Recommendations 1985

box 24, folder 10

Newport Bay Watershed San Diego Creek Comprehensive Storm Water Sedimentation Control Plan and Early Action Plan Summary 1980

box 24, folder 11

Santa Ana Water Quality Control Board in cooperation with the City of Newport Beach meeting: transcript of proceedings 1988 February 25

box 24, folder 12

SCR 38 studies and reports 1985


SCR 88

box 24, folder 13

Newport Bay Clean Water Strategies : A Report and Recommendations for Future Action 1989

box 24, folder 14

San Diego Creek Watershed Nitrogen Study Final Report 1990

box 24, folder 15-16

Nutrients, nitrates, and algae: correspondence, clippings, and other materials 1986-1989


Upper Newport Bay

box 24, folder 17-18, box FB-065, folder 6

Clippings, correspondence, and other materials 1979-1992, undated

box 24, folder 19

Management Plan for Upper Newport Bay Ecological Reserve 1985

box 24, folder 20

Studies, meeting minutes, and other materials 1987-1991

box 24, folder 21

Newport Dunes: correspondence, notes, and draft agreement 1984-1985

box 24, folder 22

Newport-Mesa School District: meeting agenda and minutes 1977 August


Orange County bankruptcy

box 24, folder 23

Correspondence, speeches, and other materials 1994-1998

box 24, folder 24-25

Deposition 1997

box 25, folder 1

When Government Fails: The Orange County Bankruptcy, a Policy Summary, by the Public Policy Institute of California 1998

box 25, folder 2

Orange County Board of Supervisors: correspondence, photographs, and other materials 1993-1998, undated

box 25, folder 3-5

Orange County consolidation of transportation agencies 1988

box 25, folder 6

Orange County Federation of Republican Women: Bergeson's updates for inclusion in their newsletter 1990-1994

box 25, folder 7-8

Orange County: Grand Jury Final Report Centennial Edition 1988-1999

box 25, folder 9

Press log 1992

box 25, folder 10

Pro-life: candidate survey, correspondence, and clippings 1984-1990

box 25, folder 11

Rancho Santa Margarita information packets circa 1994

box 25, folder 12

Republican voter recommendation mailer undated

box 25, folder 13

Republican Women's Political Action Committee fliers 1990


Secretary of Child Development and Education

box 25, folder 14

Announcements, correspondence, and other materials 1996-1998

box 25, folder 15

Governor's 1998-99 Education Budget and Initiative Highlights by Pete Wilson and Marian Bergeson 1998

box 25, folder 16

Photograph, public statements, and other materials 1996-1999


Senate District 35

box 25, folder 17

District profile 1992

box 25, folder 18

Reapportionment maps, demographics, and other materials 1992


Senate District 37 profiles

box 25, folder 19

Imperial County 1983

box 25, folder 20

Orange County 1983

box 25, folder 21

Riverside County 1983

box 25, folder 22

San Diego County 1983

box 25, folder 23

Map and notes 1983

box 25, folder 24

Senate expenditure reports 1992-1994

box 25, folder 25

Senate voting record 1992-1994

box 25, folder 26-27

"Special Assistance" for various California communities 1984-1993, undated

box 25, folder 28

"Special Issues" clippings and correspondence 1986-1993

box 26, folder 1

Spurgeon Intermediate School visit: thank you letters and photograph 1999

box 26, folder 2

State Board of Education: photograph, letters of congratulations, and other materials 1998-2001

box 26, folder 3

State Treasurer candidacy 1987

box 26, folder 4

Steering Committee (MB's) roster undated


Superintendent of Public Instruction

box 26, folder 5

Appointment 1993

box 26, folder 6-7

Correspondence and statements 1993

box 26, folder 8

Women in the California Legislature: roster, speech scripts, and other materials 1998-1999


Publications Series 7. 1979-2000

Physical Description: 1.8 Linear Feet
General Physical Description note: no content

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series comprises publications that Bergeson issued to keep the public informed about her political activities, publications that feature political profiles of Bergeson, and publications produced by her as chair of the Senate Committee on Local Government and commissioner of the Commission on Local Governance for the 21st century.


This series is arranged alphabetically by author or type of material.


Scope and Contents note

These materials were authored by Bergeson or her office.
box 26, folder 9

Articles written by Bergeson for various publications 1988-1989

box 26, folder 10-14

Newsletters produced by Bergeson as assemblywoman and senator 1983-1988

box 26, folder 15-26, box 27, folder 1-4

Press releases from Senator Bergeson's office 1985-1994


Political profiles of Bergeson

Scope and Contents note

These publications contain photographs and political profiles of Bergeson.
box 27, folder 5

Assembly Republican Caucus Facts Book 1979

box 27, folder 6

California Journal Roster 1992

box 27, folder 6

California Legislature at Sacramento: Biographies and Photographs of Senate and Assembly Members and Officers 1978, 1984, 1994

box 27, folder 7-8

Members of the California Legislature and Other Officials, by the California Teamsters Public Affairs Council 1981, 1987


Senate reports produced under Bergeson's guidance

box 27, folder 9

Developer Fees and School Construction 1986

box 27, folder 10

Developer Fees: Rearranging Who Pays for What 1986

box 27, folder 11

Growth Management: Local Decisions, Regional Needs, and Statewide Goals 1988

box 27, folder 12

Growth Within Bounds: Report of the Commission on Local Governance for the 21st Century 2000

box 27, folder 13

Housing Element Law: A Summary Report from the Interim Hearing 1993

box 27, folder 14

Paying for Growth: But at What Price? 1990

box 27, folder 15

Public Revenues, Public Awareness 1993

box 27, folder 16

Resolving Land Use Disputes: Mediation, Arbitration, and Litigation

box 27, folder 17

Restructuring the State-Local Relationship 1993


Audiovisual materials Series 8. 1980-1991

Physical Description: 2.1 Linear Feet
General Physical Description note: no content

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series primarily contains audio recordings of Bergeson's speeches and video recordings of Bergeson's television appearances, campaign promotions, and interviews.


This series is arranged alphabetically by type of material.


Most of these audiovisual materials are archival originals. Access to archival originals of video recordings is restricted; viewing copies must be used instead. If a viewing copy is not available, one must be created prior to researcher use.

Audio tapes of press conferences and speeches by Bergeson 1980-1991, undated


Archival originals

box AV-013, cassette MS-R100-A001-A to A014-A

14 sound cassette tapes

box 33, item A015-A

1 sound tape reel


Video recordings 1990-1998, undated

Scope and Contents note

Contains video recordings of interviews, television clips, campaign promotions, and site dedications that feature Bergeson. Also includes a video of her high school reunion, videos about issues of concern to her, and unidentified videos. Possibly includes home videos of family events.

Archival originals

box 33, item V072-A

1 videocassette (U-MATIC)

box 28, box 29, box 30, box 31, box 32, box 33

72 videocassettes (VHS)


Duplication masters

box 33, item V070-M to V072-M

3 videocassettes (VHS)


Viewing copies

box 33, item V070-U, V072-U

2 videocassettes (VHS)