Glenn Anderson Papers Guide Online!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

The Archives and Special Collections Department are please to announce the publication of the Glenn Anderson Collection finding aid on the Online Archive of California. the Finding aid can be found at

The largest collection in the Archives, the materials document Anderson's contributions to California and the nation. Anderson, Lieutenant Governor of California during the 1960s and South Bay Congressman during the 1970s and 1980s, was an important figure in modernizing roadways in Southern California and bringing education to Californians. The Glenn M. Anderson collection (1928-2000) contains papers and materials documenting Anderson’s long career in California and national politics. Anderson became involved in the California Democratic Party in the 1930s, when the Republican Party was dominant throughout the state, and from his earliest days he worked to strengthen his own party on the local and state level. In 1940, at age 27, Anderson became the youngest mayor in the United States and, except for a couple short periods, he remained in elected politics until 1993. During this time, in addition to his years as mayor, Anderson served as State Assemblyman, Lieutenant Governor, and United States Congressman. In addition to holding elected office, Anderson worked on behalf of the Democratic Party as Chairman of the Democratic State Central Committee, and he was one of the founding Chairs of the California Democratic Council, which helped vitalize the Democratic Party throughout California.

The Collection is divided into 10 series as follows:

Series I. Personal/Political Files (1921-1994)
Series II. Mayor of Hawthorne Files (1940-1941)
Series III. Democratic Clubs Files (1938-1940)
Series IV. State Assembly Files (1937-1950)
Series V. California Lieutenant Governor Files (1959-1983, bulk 1959-1967)
Series VI. U.S. Congressional Files (1969-1992)
Series VII. Subject Files (1943-1991)
Series VIII. Artifacts (ca. 1946-1994)
Series IX. Photographs (1870s-1990s)
Series X. Anderson Committee Files (1993-2001)

The collection is available for researchers and students to use in the Archives.

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