Record Group 1: Senate Legislative Issue Files
Document Cases: RJL 1/1-9
The document files under this record group consist of correspondence, memoranda, news articles, newsletters, press releases, publications, and speeches reflecting a decade of state and county issues.
The collection is arranged into subgroups by year and categorized in Alpha order by (1) the issues/topics described under CONTENT SCOPE, page 5, of the Finding Guide and (2) by sub-topics. For example, under "Environment", a sub-topic could be Union Oil Spill-Santa Barbara. See BOX LISTING, page 13 of the Finding Guide, for detailed descriptions of contents and pages 2-3 for a summary of major legislation authored by Senator Lagomarsino. It is also suggested that researchers review files in the Co-Sponsored Bills record group. These files are not confidential; however, said information contained herein must be used for statistical research purposes only and names and addresses of constituents are not permitted for re-publication, (See Civil Code Section 1798.24(h)).
Topics which may be of particular interest to Californians, could be the chronicle of events attempting to establish the creation of Channel Islands University, as the first State university for Ventura County (Senator Lagomarsino's pet project); the constituent concern for adequate area freeways and highways; Santa Barbara off-shore drilling projects and oil spills; preservation of the California Condor; student unrest at the University of Santa Barbara; and legal regulation (abolishment) of pornography.
For more information about the Robert J. Lagomarsino Collection State Senate papers, please contact University Archivist, Evelyn Taylor.