Register of the Jaquelin H. Hume papers

Finding aid prepared by Aparna Mukherjee
Hoover Institution Library and Archives
© 1999
434 Galvez Mall
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305-6003

Title: Jaquelin H. Hume papers
Date (inclusive): 1964-1991
Collection Number: 98068
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library and Archives
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 37 manuscript boxes, 1 oversize box, 1 framed photograph (15.8 Linear Feet)
Abstract: Correspondence, memoranda, reports, studies, lists, and financial records, relating to Republican Party fundraising activities, especially in California, election campaigns of Ronald Reagan, especially his presidential campaign in 1976, and the gubernatorial and presidential administrations of Ronald Reagan.
Creator: Hume, Jaquelin H.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Library & Archives


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Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Library & Archives in 1998.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Jaquelin H. Hume papers, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

Biographical/Historical Note

Jaquelin H. Hume was born in Harbor Point, Michigan, on July 17, 1905. He received his bachelor's degree from Princeton University in 1928 and his M.B.A. degree from Harvard University in 1930.
During Ronald Reagan's first term as governor of California, he was appointed chief of protocol for Northern California. He was also heavily involved in the Republican Party's fundraising activities, especially in California, and in various political campaigns, both at the state and the national levels, especially in the presidential campaign of Ronald Reagan in 1976. That same year he served as co-chairman of the Northern California Finance Committee of Citizens for Reagan.
In addition to his public activities, Jaquelin Hume was an active businessman: he was president and director of Basic Vegetable Products, and chairman and director of American Potato Company, both in San Francisco. He also served on the board of directors of Leslie Salt Company in San Francisco, and of Trader Vic's and Trader Vic's Restaurants, Inc.
He died in San Francisco, California, on October 1, 1991.

Scope and Content of Collection

The Jaquelin H. Hume papers were donated to the Hoover Institution Library & Archives in 1998 by his son George H. Hume. They relate mainly to the election campaigns of Ronald Reagan for governor and for president, and to Jaquelin Hume's involvement in those and other campaigns of Republican candidates, both at the state and at the national level. The collection bears testimony to Hume's important role in the Republican Party and to his outstanding organizational and fundraising abilities.
Indeed, the fundraising activities file is the most extensive series in the collection, and covers a period of over 20 years. Of particular interest therein is the large amount of correspondence, the profiles of candidates for whom he raised money, and the records of contributions of various committees and organizations to the campaigns of Ronald Reagan and other Republican candidates. Citizens for Reagan is especially represented here, as Hume was co-chairman of its Northern California Finance Committee.
The Government service series relates to Hume's tenure as chief of protocol for Northern California during Ronald Reagan's first term as governor of California, from 1967 to 1970, and consists mainly of correspondence with various officials in the Reagan administration. Please note that some of this correspondence is addressed to Hume as president of Basic Vegetable Products, Inc. (A speech he gave to the employees of that company in 1965 can be found in the biographical file.)
Other political correspondence can be found in the main correspondence series, with interesting letters to and from Ronald Reagan, Howard Baker, Michael Deaver, Edwin Meese III, and Lyn Nofziger, among others.
Finally, the subject file contains important material on Ronald Reagan's presidential campaign of 1976, and on Jaquelin Hume's involvement with the effort to lower taxes in California.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

California -- Politics and government -- 1951-
United States -- Politics and government -- 1981-1989
Elections -- California
Presidents -- United States -- Election -- 1976
Reagan, Ronald
Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
Citizens for Reagan


Biographical file 1965-1976

Scope and Contents note

Certificate of selection as a delegate, speech, and miscellany relating to the personal activities and accomplishments of Jaquelin Hume, arranged alphabetically by physical form
box 1, folder 1

Certificate of selection as a delegate to represent the state of California at the Republican Party's national convention 1976

box 1, folder 2

Speech given to employees of his company, Basic Vegetable Products, Inc., at Vacaville, California, on the occasion of the presentation of award pins to employees who served in the company for 10-30 years 1965 December 15

box 1, folder 3



Correspondence 1977-1990

Scope and Contents note

Letters arranged alphabetically by name of correspondent
box 1, folder 4

Baker, Howard H., Jr. 1987

box 1, folder 5

Baldridge, Malcolm 1985

box 1, folder 6

Caldwell, Alan 1988

Scope and Contents note

Includes a letter to Edwin Meese from the Pacific Legal Foundation
box 1, folder 7

Clark, William P. 1985

box 1, folder 8

Cranston, Alan 1988

box 1, folder 9

Deaver, Michael K. 1985

box 1, folder 10

Deukmejian, George 1977

box 1, folder 11

Du Bain, Myron 1988

box 1, folder 12

Feulner, Edwin J., Jr., Heritage Foundation 1989-1990

box 1, folder 13

Hallett, Carol 1989

box 1, folder 14

Johnson, Ross 1988

box 1, folder 15

Milbank, Jeremiah 1981

Scope and Contents note

Includes a letter and a memorandum to Holmes Tuttle
box 1, folder 16

Nofziger, Lyn 1981-1988. Includes a proposal for educational reform from the Sequoia Institute

box 1, folder 17

Nolan, Pat 1987-1988

box 1, folder 18

Reagan, Ronald 1985-1990.

Scope and Contents note

Includes correspondence with James S. Rosebush and Robert H. Tuttle
box 1, folder 19

Regan, Donald T. 1985

box 1, folder 20

Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation 1988

Scope and Contents note

Includes an invitation to participate in the groundbreaking ceremonies for the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Center for Public Affairs, 1988 November 21
box 1, folder 21

Smith, Jean (Mrs. William French Smith) 1990

box 1, folder 22

Tuttle, Holmes 1977

box 1, folder 23

Vuksich, Dorothy (Mrs. Raymond Vuksich) 1990

box 1, folder 24

Miscellany 1981-1990


Government service file 1967-1970

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence, invitations, letter of appointment, lists, memoranda, messages, notes, organizational chart, reports, clippings and other printed matter relating to the activities of the office of the governor in general and of Jaquelin Hume as chief of protocol for Northern California in particular, arranged alphabetically by physical form

Correspondence with various members of the governor's office, including Ronald Reagan. Includes correspondence addressed to Jaquelin Hume as president of Basic Vegetable Products, Inc.

box 1, folder 25

1967-1968. Includes some 1966 correspondence

box 1, folder 26

1969. Includes some 1970 correspondence

box 1, folder 27

Invitations 1969

Scope and Contents note

Includes some letters of Ronald Reagan stating that Jaquelin Hume will represent him at various government functions
box 1, folder 28

Letter of appointment, Chief of Protocol, Northern California 1967 January 16

box 1, folder 29

Lists of the Deputy Chiefs of Protocol, Northern California

box 1, folder 30

Organizational chart of the governor's office

box 1, folder 31

Public relations appointee file 1968


Fundraising Activities file 1965-1989

Scope and Contents note

Agenda, correspondence, profiles of candidates, and records of contributions relating to the campaigns of Ronald Reagan and other Republican candidates, both at the state and at the national level, and to efforts by Jaquelin Hume and others to raise funds for those races, arranged alphabetically by physical form. Includes materials relating to activities of Citizens for Reagan
box 2, folder 1


box 2, folder 2



Correspondence. Includes related materials



box 2, folder 3


box 2, folder 4


box 2, folder 5

1968 July - 1969 December

box 2, folder 6-7

1969 December - 1970 December

box 3, folder 1

1970 June-October. Includes correspondence relating to Jaquelin Hume's financial contribution to Vanderbilt University for their television news project

box 3, folder 2

1971 March-November. Includes Jaquelin Hume's comments re U.S.-Japanese relations

box 3, folder 3


box 3, folder 4


box 3, folder 5


box 3, folder 6-7

1974 March - 1975 January.

Scope and Contents note

Includes letters by Glenn Campbell, then director of the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace
box 3, folder 8

1974 April

box 4, folder 1

1974 November - 1975 June

box 4, folder 2

1975 July - 1976 February

box 4, folder 3

1975 December - 1976 February

box 4, folder 4

1976 January-July

box 4, folder 5

1976 February-December

box 5, folder 1

1976 March-December.

Scope and Contents note

Includes records relating to the candidacy of John A. Sutro
box 5, folder 2

1976 May

box 5, folder 3-5

Foster, Charles A., Jr.

box 6, folder 1-2

Lee, Ivy, Jr.

box 6, folder 3

Princeton University.

Scope and Contents note

Includes record of Jaquelin Hume's personal contribution to Princeton University
box 6, folder 4

RR 100 Club

box 6, folder 5-10

Financial records


Profiles of candidates.

Scope and Contents note

Includes other materials as noted
box 6, folder 11

Barbagelata, John

box 6, folder 12

Brian, Earl. See also John L. Harmer

box 6, folder 13

Curtis, Carl and H. L. Richardson


Flournoy, Houston I.

box 6, folder 14


box 7, folder 1-2


box 7, folder 3

Financial records

box 8, folder 1


box 8, folder 2



Ford, Gerald R.

Scope and Contents note

See also Citizens for Reagan. Northern California Finance Committee
box 8, folder 3-5


box 8, folder 6


box 8, folder 7

Hallet, Douglas L.

box 8, folder 8-9

Harmer, John L.

box 8, folder 10

Livermore, Putnam


Reagan, Ronald



box 8, folder 11


box 8, folder 12


box 8, folder 13


Scope and Contents note

See also Records of contributions
box 8, folder 14

Delegates file

box 9, folder 1

News releases

box 9, folder 2

Reagan, Ronald - George Bush

box 9, folder 3

Reagan, Ronald - Gerald Ford

box 9, folder 4

Ueberroth, Peter

box 9, folder 5

Van Camp, Brian

box 9, folder 6

Weinberger, Caspar

box 9, folder 7

Younger, Evelle J.


Records of contributions.

Scope and Contents note

Includes correspondence and other related materials




box 9, folder 7-9


box 10, folder 1-2


box 10, folder 3

Documents to justify the legality of the funds





box 10, folder 4-10

Lists of names

box 11, folder 1

Lists of names by county

box 11, folder 2

Reagan lists

box 11, folder 3

Miscellaneous political lists

box 11, folder 4-5

Rules re contributions

box 11, folder 6


box 11, folder 6-8


box 12, folder 1

North and South Dakota

box 12, folder 2


box 12, folder 3


box 12, folder 4


box 12, folder 5

California Committee to Elect a Republican Legislature

box 12, folder 6

Citizens for Reagan. Executive Steering Committee


Citizens for Reagan. Northern California Finance Committee

box 12, folder 7-11


box 13, folder 1-2


box 13, folder 3


box 13, folder 4



Committees formed to support Ronald Reagan's candidacy for governor and president.

Scope and Contents note

See also Citizens for Reagan. Northern California Finance Committee


box 13, folder 5


box 13, folder 6-7

1969 December - 1970 March

box 14, folder 1-2

1969 December - 1971 March

box 14, folder 3-5

1970. Includes some 1969 correspondence

box 14, folder 6-7

1970 January-December

box 15, folder 1-2

1970 January-December

box 15, folder 3

1970 February-November

box 15, folder 4

1970 March - 1971 January

box 16, folder 1

1970 April-July

box 16, folder 2

1975 November - 1976 June

box 16, folder 3

Membership records

box 16, folder 4

Memoranda re corporate contributions

box 16, folder 5

Nixon-Agnew Finance Committee

box 16, folder 6-7

Republican Congressional Boosters Club

box 16, folder 8-9

Republican National Finance Committee

box 16, folder 10

Republican Party (Calif.)

box 17, folder 1

Republican Party (Calif.)

box 17, folder 2-3

Republican Party (Calif.). State Central Committee

box 17, folder 4-5

Republican Party (United States)

box 17, folder 6

United San Francisco Republican Finance Committee

box 17, folder 7



Subject file 1966-1990.

Scope and Contents note

Includes correspondence, flyers, memoranda, newsletters, reports, speech, statistical information, telegrams, clippings and other printed matter relating to various individuals, organizations, and political issues, arranged alphabetically by subject
box 17, folder 8

American Enterprise Institute

box 17, folder 9-12


box 17, folder 13

Citizens for America. Typescript notes for a phone conversation between Jaquelin Hume and Ronald Reagan

box 17, folder 14

Crane, Phil

box 17, folder 15

Economic assistance

box 17, folder 16

Flat-rate income tax - United States. Includes writings of Robert E. Hall and Alvin Rabushka, Fellows at the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace

box 18, folder 1

Flat-rate income tax - United States

box 18, folder 2

Goldwater for President Finance Committee

box 18, folder 3

Meese, Edwin III 1987-1990.

Scope and Contents note

Includes copy of his article, "What Lesson From the 1980s?"
box 18, folder 4

Nelder, Al

box 18, folder 5

Nixon, Richard M. 1969

box 18, folder 6

The Political Lineup

box 18, folder 7

Public schools - United States. Speech by David T. Kearns

box 18, folder 8

Reagan, Nancy


Reagan, Ronald. See also Fundraising Activities file


Governorship 1966-1974



box 18, folder 9

List of state officials appointed by the governor

box 18, folder 10

Printed matter

box 18, folder 11

Program for revenue control and tax reduction submmitted to the California legislature by Ronald Reagan 1973 March 12

box 18, folder 12

Environmental protection - California


Presidential candidacy 1975-1976

box 18, folder 13

Briefings file

box 18, folder 14


box 19, folder 1

Record of trips. Includes related correspondence, memorandum, and schedule

box 19, folder 2-4

Presidency - Inauguration 1980

box 19, folder 6


box 19, folder 7

Republican National Convention. List of delegates

box 19, folder 8-9

San Francisco (Calif.). Port Transfer Committee. Includes materials relating to Jaquelin Hume's participation in the Port Transfer Committee established by Joseph L. Alioto, Mayor of San Francisco, to negotiate the transfer of the port from the jurisdiction of the state to that of the city 1968

Scope and Contents note

Includes correspondence with Joseph Alioto 20.
box 19, folder 1-4

Taxation - California.

Scope and Contents note

Includes materials relating to Californians for Lower Taxes, creation of a tax lobby and Jaquelin Hume's personal contribution to the creation of a tax lobby, and Proposition 1
box 21

Photographs 1980

Scope and Contents note

1 print of an unidentified individual, n.d.; 1 print, one copy and one negative of a group of unidentified individuals, n.d.; and one postcard of president Ronald Reagan issued by the United States Capitol Historical Society, 1980
box 22

Oversize file undated

Scope and Contents note

Map of the United States indicating the number of delegates by states

The remainder of the collection is undescribed

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