Ronald Reagan's Gubernatorial Papers

Ronald Reagan served two terms as governor of California, 1967-1975. When he left office, the papers his office had created were considered to be his personal property. He deposited this collection at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation obtained the collection in 2000 in order to provide researchers at the Reagan Presidential Library documentation of this stage Reagan's political career. Since then, the archives staff has been working to open these papers for research. A limited number of speeches and announcements from Ronald Reagan's administration as governor of California are available online.

SeriesDescription
1966 CampaignThis series documents the 1966 California Gubernatorial Republican Primary and General Election, which was Ronald Reagan's first attempt to gain public office.
Governor's Office This series includes the working files of many of the units that made up the governor's office and the activities of the governor, his staff, and what was referred to as the Cabinet.
Department of FinanceThis series documents the state of California budget process and state spending during Reagan's term.
This series is available in whole for research use, but we do not have an inventory for this series at this time.
Press UnitThis series includes the public statements made by Governor Reagan, transcripts of press conferences, and his schedule
Agency FilesGovernor Reagan reorganized the Executive Branch of the California into four agencies, the Directors of which reported directly to the Governor and made up what was referred to as the Cabinet.
This series is available in whole for research use, but we do not have an inventory for this series at this time.
Agriculture and Services AgencyThe largest and most eclectic of the agencies, it consisted of state departments and boards that regulated the many aspects of agricultural production in California, provided consumer protection programs, safety programs, and services to State employees. 
This series is available in whole for research use, but we do not have an inventory for this series at this time.
Business and Transportation AgencyThis agency was made of state organizations that provided transportation services and the Department of Motor Vehicles. This Agency was also made up of departments that issued various licenses allowing businesses and individuals to conduct business in California. 
Health and Welfare AgencyThis agency consisted of departments and lesser agencies responsible for providing general health services, mental health services, rehabilitation services, employment services, and welfare benefits to the citizens of California.  This agency also included correctional departments.
This series is available in whole for research use, but we do not have an inventory for this series at this time.
Resources AgencyThis agency consisted of the departments that regulating the development of the natural resources in California and recreational facilities administered by the state.
Audiotape CollectionThis collection consists of audiotape recordings made of Governor Reagan's speeches, press conferences, and interviews.
Correspondence UnitThis series consists of the correspondence received by Governor Reagan's Office.
This series is partially available for research use. There is no inventory available for this series.
Legislative UnitThis series consists of the legislation that was submitted to the governor by the state legislature for his signature.  This series includes recommendations made by various components of the executive branch regarding the impact of the legislation.
This series is partially available for research use. There is no inventory available for this series.
Research UnitThis series consists of background information regarding the various events, personalities, issues, and controversies occurring throughout the Reagan gubernatorial years.
This series is partially available for research use. There is no inventory available for this series.
Business Task ForceThis series reflects the efforts of Governor Reagan to improve the efficiency and reduce costs of state government by adopting private sector practices and models.
This series is partially available for research use. There is no inventory available for this series.