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Guide to the Alice Lytle papers, 1979-2002
MSS 2003/04  
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Description
Consists of personal papers, artifacts, audio cassettes, photographs, advocacy files, correspondence, speeches and subject files pertaining to Alice Lytle.
Background
Alice Lytle was the first African-American woman to serve on the Sacramento bench and, in 1998 upon the unification of the courts, she became the first female African American Superior Court judge in California. Her terms spanned 20 years. She received her J.D. from Hastings Law School. After law school she served under the Administration of California's Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., first as Chief Deputy Legal Affairs Secretary and then as Division Chief of the Fair Employment and Housing Division of the Department of Industrial Relations. She rose to a cabinet position with the Secretary of State and Consumer Services Agency. In 1982, Governor Brown appointed her to the Sacramento Municipal Court.
Extent
42.75 Linear feet (30 record cartons and 7 manuscript boxes)
Availability
Collection is open for research. Some restrictions may apply.