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Inventory of the Sir Francis Drake Commission Records
R348  
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Description
On September 17, 1973, Assembly Bill 252, Chapter 250, established the Sir Francis Drake Commission as an independent agency. The primary function of the Commission was to organize celebrations for the quadricentennial of Sir Francis Drake's landing in California in 1579. The Sir Francis Drake Commission records consist of three cubic feet of records, three posters, three commemorative medallions and one slide organized into four series: subject files, publicity files, correspondence, and meeting files. The Commission existed from 1973-1980; however, these files contain material dated up to 1984.
Background
On September 17, 1973, Assembly Bill 252, Chapter 250, established the Sir Francis Drake Commission as an independent agency. The primary function of the Commission was to organize celebrations for the quadricentennial of Sir Francis Drake's landing in California in 1579. The Commission met approximately six times each year between 1973 and 1980. During these years, two commissioners died and two resigned; four new commissioners were appointed. The final meeting of the Commission was held on December 13, 1980. See appendix A in the Master Finding Aid in the California State Archives reference room for a list of the commissioners.
Extent
3 cubic feet
Restrictions
For permission to reproduce or publish, please contact the California State Archives. Permission for reproduction or publication is given on behalf of the California State Archives as the owner of the physical items. The researcher assumes all responsibility for possible infringement which may arise from reproduction or publication of materials from the California State Archives collections.
Availability
Collection is open for research.