Ronald Reagan's Gubernatal Papers

Ronald Reagan served two terms as governor of California, 1967-1975. When Governor Reagan left office, the papers his office created were considered to be his personal property, and Reagan deposited the papers at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. For the benefit of researchers, the Hoover Institution graciously worked with the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation to transfer large portions of these Gubernatorial Papers to the Library in the late 1990s. A limited number of speeches and announcements from Ronald Reagan's administration as governor of California are available online.

A list of the Gubernatorial papers series held at the Reagan Library is listed below and includes the status of availability of each series.

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.

This series is available in whole for research use.
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.

This series is available in whole for research use.
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.
Press UnitThis series includes the public statements made by Governor Reagan, transcripts of press conferences, and his schedule.

This series is available in whole for research use.
Agriculture and Services AgencyThis series includes selected documents that agency staff sent to the Governor's Office to represent its work, and are not the official records of the agency, which are housed in the California State Archives. The material represents the work of departments and boards that regulated agricultural production in California, provided consumer protection programs, safety programs, and services to State employees. 

This series is available in whole for research use.
Business and Transportation AgencyThis series includes selected documents that agency staff sent to the Governor's Office to represent its work, and are not the official records of the agency, which are housed in the California State Archives.

This series is available in whole for research use.
Health and Welfare AgencyThis series includes selected documents that agency staff sent to the Governor's Office to represent its work, and are not the official records of the agency, which are housed in the California State Archives. This material documents general health services, mental health services, rehabilitation services, employment services, welfare benefits to the citizens of California and correctional departments.

This series is available in whole for research use.
Resources AgencyThis series includes selected documents that agency staff sent to the Governor's Office to represent its work, and are not the official records of the agency, which are housed in the California State Archives. This material documents the work of the departments that regulated the development of the natural resources in California and recreational facilities administered by the state.

This series is available in whole for research use.
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.