The records of the Assembly Committee on Education and its numerous subcommittees contain a total of 138.5 cubic feet of textual,
audiovisual, and photographic material. The collection is organized with the records of the standing committee first, followed
alphabetically by the subcommittees.
The history of the Assembly Education Committee dates to the first legislative session of 1849, thus predating California's
admission into the Union. On Tuesday, December 18, 1849, the ninth standing committee of the House to be created was that
of Education (1849 Assembly Journal, page 580). It appears that the primary purview of this committee was that of public schools.
While the new legislature set about establishing a new government, California officially became the 31st state of the United
States of America on September 9, 1850. By 1875, the legislative scope of the committee included "the State Normal School,
the State Board of Education, Agriculture, Mining and Mechanics' Art College, and the State University" (1875 Assembly Journal,
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