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Guide to the Committee to Re-Elect Governor Brown records, 1961-1962
BANC MSS 67/34 c  
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  • Collection Summary
  • Information for Researchers
  • Scope and Content
  • Brief Biographical Sketch

  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: Committee to Re-Elect Governor Brown Records,
    Date (inclusive): 1961-1962
    Collection Number: BANC MSS 67/34 c
    Creator: Committee to Re-Elect Governor Brown
    Extent: Number of containers: 4 boxes and 5 cartons
    Repository: The Bancroft Library
    Berkeley, California 94720-6000
    Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
    Abstract: Correspondence, including letters of committee members Elizabeth Gatov, Elizabeth Heller, Gerald D. Marcus, Thomas N. Saunders and James F. Thacher; material relating to the speakers bureau, registration committees, special committees, etc.; Brown's calendar and itineraries; publicity material, including press releases and campaign literature; clippings.
    Languages Represented: English

    Information for Researchers


    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Committee to Re-Elect Governor Brown records, BANC MSS 67/34 c, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

    Scope and Content

    The papers of the Committee to Re-Elect Governor Brown were transferred to The Bancroft Library in August 1966 from the Institute of Governmental Studies. The collection consists of 4 boxes and 5 cartons and covers the Committee's activities from 1961-1962. Included are copies of outgoing letters written by committee members including campaign manager Thomas N. Saunders, registration chairman Elizabeth (Rudel) Smith Gatov, speakers bureau coordinator Elizabeth Heller, co-chairman Gerald D. Marcus and treasurer James Foster Thacher; incoming letters addressed to committee members and Governor Brown; subject files; publicity files; and clippings.
    All of the portraits have been removed and cataloged separately in the portrait collection.
    The papers as a whole are described in greater detail in the Key to Arrangement which follows.

    Brief Biographical Sketch

    Edmund Gerald Brown, Sr. was elected as California's thirty-second Governor in November 1958, and he assumed office in January 1959. Beginning early in 1961, the Committee to Re-Elect Governor Brown was organized in Northern California to begin publicizing the Governor's record while in office and to make plans for his reelection campaign. Headquartered in San Francisco under campaign manager Thomas N. Saunders, the Committee coordinated all aspects of the campaign and the activities of all Northern California district and county committees, the numerous volunteer and occupation-related sub-committees, and the speakers bureau. In November 1962, Governor Brown was elected to a second term in office after defeating the Republican candidate Richard M. Nixon.