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Governor Tom McCall's Administration

Record Descriptions

Administrative Correspondence, 1962-1975

Appointments, 1968-1974

Audio Tapes and Film, ca. 1964-1967

Boards and Commissions Correspondence, 1964-1978

Clemency Records, Legal Counsel, 1966-1976

Conflict of Interest, Governor's Select Committee on, 1973-1974

Consumer Protection in Land Sales and Development Committee, Governor's, 1974

Economic Development Correspondence and Reports, 1969-1970

Executive Memorandums, 1967-1978

Forest Resources Commission, Governor's Oregon, 1970-1971

Invitations, 1972-1973

Judicial Reform Commission, Governor's, 1971-1975

Legal Counsel Office, 1965-1974

Legislative Materials, Legal Counsel, 1947-1974

Migrant Workers Correspondence, 1974

Ombudsman Office, 1969-1973

Photographs, ca. 1965-1975

Reports and Studies, 1965-1974

Tax Plan, 1972-1974

Welfare Reform, 1969-1973

Administrative Correspondence

1962-1975

331 cubic feet

 This record series contains both incoming and outgoing correspondence by Governor McCall and his assistants. Correspondents include the public; state, local and federal government agencies and officials; national and regional organizations; and others. Topics are wide and varied in scope, and include: budget and finance matters; labor and employment; pollution and environmental quality; state agency operations; public health and safety; government organization and reorganization; conferences and meetings; education; land use planning; traffic and transportation; taxes and revenue; federal affairs; crime and corrections; courtesy correspondence; and many others.

Note: This record series is comprised of the following sub-series (click on the sub-series to see the attached container list):

Secretary of State, 1962-1967 (bulk 1964-1967), 8 cubic feet

1966-1974 (bulk 1967-1969), 3 cubic feet

1967-1970, 118 cubic feet

1970, 29 cubic feet

1970-1971, 31 cubic feet

1970-1974, 1 cubic foot

1972, 43 cubic feet

1972-1973, 42 cubic feet

1967-1974 (bulk 1972-1973), 57 cubic feet

1974-1975, 3 cubic feet

 

Appointments

1968-1974

1.25 cubic feet

 This record series documents correspondence regarding appointments, both accepted and declined, made by Governor McCall to various county and state judicial offices. Offices include county circuit and district courts; county district attorneys; the Oregon State Court of Appeals; the Oregon Tax Court; and the Oregon State Supreme Court.

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Audio Tapes and Films

ca. 1964-1967

.5 cubic feet

 This series contains one film and a small amount of audio tapes recorded both before and early in the McCall administration as governor. It includes a 1964 film from KBES-TV in Medford from the Tom McCall for Secretary of State Committee, as well as audio tapes that include: Robert Straub on KGW-TV's "Viewpoint" in 1967; Governor McCall's inaugural; the 100th day of the 64th Legislative session; and several others.

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Boards and Commissions Correspondence

1964-1978

5 cubic feet

Arrangement: (generally) alphabetical by board or commission name

This series documents the activities of various state boards and commissions during the McCall administration. It includes primarily incoming and outgoing correspondence and memoranda, with occasional supplementary material such as minutes, reports, and agendas.

Note: This record series is comprised of the following sub-series (click on the sub-series to see the attached container list):

Correspondence, 1964-1974, 3 cubic feet

Correspondence, 1967-1978, 2 cubic feet

 

Clemency Records, Legal Counsel

1966-1976

4 cubic feet

 This series documents the governor's activities with regard to pardons and commutations of incarcerated individuals in Oregon's corrections system. It includes files on specific individuals requesting review for the purpose of pardon or commutation of their sentences. A small amount of reports regarding release of inmates from correctional institutions are also included in this series.

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 Conflict of Interest, Governor's Select Committee on

1973-1974

1 cubic foot

Arranged: chronological by meeting date

This series documents the activity of the Governor's Select Committee on Conflict of Interest and includes minutes, exhibits, and bill drafts. The committee was appointed following the governor's veto of HB 2595, 1973, a legislative bill that proposed the enactment of sweeping legislation designed to document and avoid potential conflicts of interest by Oregon's public officials. The committee's charge was to develop a more workable alternative to the vetoed legislation.

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Consumer Protection in Land Sales and Development Committee, Governor's

1974

1 volume

Arranged: chronological by date of meeting

This record series documents the minutes of the committee from May 10, 1974 to September 17, 1974. The committee was appointed by the governor to examine the problem of consumer complaints relating to the sale and development of lands in Oregon. Regulation of subdivisions and land use legislation are among the major topics discussed by the committee.

 

Economic Development Correspondence and Reports

1969-1970

1.5 cubic feet

This record series documents state agency activities related to economic development. It includes materials relating to the Commerce Department; Agriculture Department; State Accident Insurance Fund; Public Utility Commissioner; and other state agencies.

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Executive Memorandums

1967-1978

.3 cubic feet

Arranged: chronological

This series contains executive memorandums issued by both Governor McCall and Governor Straub. The McCall memorandums relate to state government personnel matters, and include such topics as: health-related events; security and safety issues; holidays and leave; charitable drives; budgeting; policies and procedures; and agency planning and organization. Note: These records are filed as part of the records of Governor Neil Goldschmidt.

 

Forest Resources Commission, Governor's Oregon

1970-1971

.5 cubic feet

Arranged: chronological by date of meeting.

This series documents activities of the Governor's Oregon Forest Resources Commission. It includes minutes of meetings and exhibits submitted in conjunction with those meetings.

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Invitations

1972-1973

2 cubic feet

This record series contains courtesy letters both accepting and declining various extended invitations, as well as materials relating to an open house and thank-you notes received by the governor's office.

 

Judicial Reform Commission, Governor's

1971-1975

2 cubic feet

This series documents the activities of the commission, and includes minutes and exhibits; correspondence; memoranda; reports; legislative bills and bill preparation; student research assignments; research and report dockets; Governor McCall's statement creating the committee; and the final report. Topics include costs of litigation; court structure; the statewide public defender system; procedural rulemaking authority; judicial qualifications; the prosecution function; selection and tenure of judges; and the state's responsibility for financing the courts.

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Legal Counsel Office

1965-1974

5 cubic feet

This series documents activities of the legal counsel's office during McCall's term as governor. It includes budget recommendations and court opinions, correspondence, and miscellaneous files on a wide variety of topics.

Note: This record series is comprised of the following sub-series (click on the sub-series to see the attached container list):

Miscellaneous files, 1968-1974 (bulk 1971-74), 1 cubic foot

Budget Recommendations and Court Opinions, 1965-1974, 1 cubic foot

Correspondence, ca. 1967-1969, 2 cubic feet

Correspondence, 1969-1972, 1 cubic foot

 

Legislative Materials, Legal Counsel

1947-1974

2 cubic feet

This series documents activity between the governor's office and the legislature, and legislative activity generally. It includes legislative bill records (which provide thumbnail sketches of actions regarding bills); legislative receipt books; veto messages; messages to and from the House and Senate; copies of legislation; and clemency actions.

Note: This record series is comprised of the following sub-series (click on the sub-series to see the attached container list):

Bill records and receipt books, 1947-1973 (bulk 1963-1973), 1 cubic foot

Messages and bills, 1965-1974 (bulk 1967-1972), 1 cubic foot

 

Migrant Workers Correspondence

1974

.25 cubic feet

 This series consists of two folders of materials documenting the Valley Migrant League's application for CETA Title III funding in 1974.

 

Ombudsman Office

1969-1973

9 cubic feet

Arrangement:

Case files index: by year and alphabetically by correspondent thereunder;

Case files: (generally) by year and alphabetically by agency thereunder;

Correspondence: chronological.

This series documents the activities of the Ombudsman Office during McCall's term as governor. The office was created by executive action on July 1, 1969, and was charged with the investigation of the administrative actions of state agencies. The Ombudsman was to report regularly to the governor and the legislature, and was also responsible for identifying problems regarding policies and procedures. The series includes case files, a case files index, and correspondence.

Note: This record series is comprised of the following sub-series (click on the sub-series to see the attached container list):

Case files index, 1969-1972, 1 cubic foot

Case files, 1969-1970, 1.5 cubic feet

Case files, 1969-1972 (bulk 1971), 1 cubic foot

Case files, 1969-1973 (bulk 1972-73), 5 cubic feet

Correspondence, 1969-1971, .5 cubic feet

 

Photographs

ca. 1965-1975

1.25 cubic feet

This series includes photographs and negatives taken during McCall's term as governor. It includes photographs relating to the Commission on Youth; Commission on Natural Resources; Apollo 11; California Governor Ronald Reagan's visit; Vietnam Moratorium Day; McCall's 1967 inauguration; and his enaction of various official acts.

Note: This record series is comprised of the following sub-series (click on the sub-series to see the attached container list):

Photographs, ca. 1965-1975, .25 cubic feet

Inauguration and Miscellaneous, ca. 1967, .25 cubic feet

Official Acts, ca. 1967-1969, .75 cubic feet (note: a complete listing of these images can be found in the photographs index binder in the reference room).

 

Reports and Studies

1965-1974

6.5 cubic feet

This series includes reports and studies on a variety of topics including pollution control; water resources; state personnel; state printing operations; vocational rehabilitation; traffic safety; women; and reports from various boards, commissions and task forces.

Note: This series is comprised of the following sub-series (click on the sub-series to see the attached container list):

Reports, 1965-1971, 3.5 cubic feet

Reports and Studies, 1969-1974, 3 cubic feet

 

Tax Plan

1972-1974

1 cubic foot

This series documents the McCall administration's effort to enact tax reform legislation designed to change the source of public school funding from property taxes to personal income taxes. It includes records of the Governor's School Finance Task Force and news clippings from 1972 and 1973.

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Welfare Reform

1969-1973

1 cubic foot

This series documents the state's activities with regard to federal efforts to enact welfare reforms, particularly HR 16311 from 1970. It includes correspondence; reports; press releases; records regarding the proposed federal legislation; and other materials.

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