Collections from California's executive branch of government document the development of the state's programs, projects, and politics. Topics include the history of the state's highway system; water projects; railroads and other public utilities; state education; and other social programs. State Agency and Constitutional Officer's records held at the State Archives are described on Minerva and the Online Archive of California.

The State Records Appraisal Program has information about how agency records are selected for permenant retention in the California State Archives.