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Guide to the Alice Lytle papers, 1979-2002
MSS 2003/04  
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  • Conditions Governing Access note
  • Biographical/Historical note
  • Copyright
  • Preferred Citation note
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition note

  • Title: Alice Lytle papers
    Identifier/Call Number: MSS 2003/04
    Contributing Institution: California State University, Sacramento Special Collections & University Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 42.75 Linear feet (30 record cartons and 7 manuscript boxes)
    Date (inclusive): 1979-2002
    Abstract: Consists of personal papers, artifacts, audio cassettes, photographs, advocacy files, correspondence, speeches and subject files pertaining to Alice Lytle.
    Language of Materials note: English.
    creator: Lytle, Alice

    Conditions Governing Access note

    For information about this collection, contact the Head, Department of Special Collections & University Archives.

    Biographical/Historical note

    Alice Lytle was the first African-American woman to serve on the Sacramento bench and, in 1998 upon the unification of the courts, she became the first female African American Superior Court judge in California. Her terms spanned 20 years. She received her J.D. from Hastings Law School. After law school she served under the Administration of California's Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., first as Chief Deputy Legal Affairs Secretary and then as Division Chief of the Fair Employment and Housing Division of the Department of Industrial Relations. She rose to a cabinet position with the Secretary of State and Consumer Services Agency. In 1982, Governor Brown appointed her to the Sacramento Municipal Court.


    Copyright is protected by the copyright law, Chapter 17 of the U.S. Code. Requests for permission to publish, quote, or reproduce from collections must be submitted in writing to the Head of the Department of Special Collections and University Archives. Permission for publication is given on the behalf of the Department of Special Collections and University Archives, The Library, California State University, Sacramento as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

    Preferred Citation note

    [Identification of item including date], [Folder Title], MSS 2003/04, Alice Lytle papers, Department of Special Collections and University Archives, The Library, California State University, Sacramento.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition note

    Dontated to the CSUS University Library in 2003 by Alice Lytle.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Lytle, Alice
    Lytle, Alice
    African American women judges
    Courts -- California -- Sacramento
    Women judges -- California -- Sacramento