Guide to the Environmental Coalition of Orange County Records MS.R.164

Finding aid prepared by Chris S. Ervin
Special Collections and Archives, University of California, Irvine Libraries
The UCI Libraries
P.O. Box 19557
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, California, 92623-9557
949-824-3947
spcoll@uci.edu
© 2012


Title: Environmental Coalition of Orange County records
Identifier/Call Number: MS.R.164
Contributing Institution: Special Collections and Archives, University of California, Irvine Libraries
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 2.0 Linear feet (5 boxes)
Date (inclusive): 1967-1981
Language of Collection Materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: This collection consists of materials related to the Environmental Coalition of Orange County (ECOC), a non-profit environmental group based in Santa Ana, California. The collection includes subjects divided into various county environmental issues from the mid-to-late 1970s to the early 1980s. In addition to correspondence to and from ECOC Executive Director, Harold (Hal) M. Thomas sprinkled throughout the collection, there are a variety of printed materials on many different local environmental issues.
Creator: Environmental Coalition of Orange County, Inc. (California)

Access

This collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Property rights reside with the University of California. For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.

Preferred Citation

Environmental Coalition of Orange County Records. MS-R164. Special Collections and Archives, The UC Irvine Libraries, Irvine, California. Date accessed.
For the benefit of current and future researchers, please cite any additional information about sources consulted in this collection, including permanent URLs, item or folder descriptions, and box/folder locations.

Acquisition Information

Transferred by UCI Reference Librarian Yvonne Wilson, May 2012.

Processing History

Processed by Chris S. Ervin, 2012 September.

Historical Background

Formed in 1972, the purpose of the Environmental Coalition of Orange County, Inc. was stated, "...to preserve and enhance the environmental quality of Orange County." The Coalition informed its members and the public through its newsletter, "Environmental News" which was described as a clearinghouse of all environmentally concerned groups and individuals in Orange County.

Collection Scope and Content Summary

This collection consists of materials related to the Environmental Coalition of Orange County (ECOC), a non-profit environmental group based in Santa Ana, California. Formed in 1972, the ECOC described itself as a clearinghouse of all environmentally concerned groups and individuals in Orange County. The collection includes subjects divided into various county environmental issues from the mid-to-late 1970s to the early 1980s. In addition to correspondence to and from ECOC Executive Director, Harold (Hal) M. Thomas sprinkled throughout the collection, there are a variety of printed materials on many different local environmental issues.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in 5 series:
  • Series 1. Correspondence
  • Series 2. Operational records
  • Series 3. Program records
  • Series 4. Project records
  • Series 5. Public relations records

Related Material

Related material can be found in the following collections:
Laguna Greenbelt, Inc. Records (Collection MS-R064). Department of Special Collections and Archives, University of California, Irvine. http://www.oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/tf7v19p15z/
Orange County Environmental Issues, Land Use, and Planning Collection (Collection MS-R065). Department of Special Collections and Archives, University of California, Irvine. http://www.oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/tf4f59n9gg/
Laguna Beach Historic Survey Board Records, 1980-1981 (Collection MS-R098). Department of Special Collections and Archives, University of California, Irvine. http://www.oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/kt2h4nb12j/
Ray E. Williams Files on Newport Bay Environmental Issues (Collection MS.R.108). Department of Special Collections and Archives, University of California, Irvine. http://www.oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/kt3b69r8n9/
Raymond L. Watson Papers (Collection MS.R.120). Department of Special Collections and Archives, University of California, Irvine. http://www.oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/kt867nf5qj/
August S. Carstens Collection (Collection MSS 0042). Mandeville Special Collections Library, University of California, San Diego. http://www.oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/tf6d5nb4pj/

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Environmental Coalition of Orange County, Inc. (California)
Activists -- California -- Orange County.
Coastal ecology -- California -- Orange County
Correspondence
Environmental impact statements -- California -- Orange County.
Environmental protection -- California -- Orange County -- History -- Sources
Environmentalists -- California -- Orange County
Land use -- Environmental aspects -- California -- Orange County
Maps -- California -- Orange County.
Newsletters -- California -- Orange County -- 20th century.
Nonprofit organizations -- United States
Open spaces -- California -- Orange County -- History -- Sources.
Regional planning -- California -- Orange County -- History -- Sources
Slides -- 20th century.

 

Correspondence Series 1. 1977-1981

Physical Description: 4.0 folders
Language of Collection Materials: Collection materials are in English.

Scope and Content Summary

This series consists of correspondence collected or generated by the Environmental Coalition of Orange County (ECOC) including communications with local, state, and federal elected officials.

Arrangement

The materials in this series are arranged alphabetically by file.
Box 1, Folder 1

Bureaucrats 1977-1981

Box 1, Folder 2

ECOC 1977-1979

Box 1, Folder 3

Elected representatives 1975-1980

Box 1, Folder 4

General 1981

 

Operational records Series 2. 1978-1979

Physical Description: 5.0 folders
Language of Collection Materials: Collection materials are in English.

Scope and Content Summary

This series consists of operational records collected or generated by the Environmental Coalition of Orange County (ECOC) including correspondence with the City of Garden Grove, and Garden Grove Chamber of Commerce.

Arrangement

The materials in this series are arranged alphabetically by file.
Box 1, Folder 5

Comprehensive Employment and Training Act, Garden Grove correspondence 1978-1979

Box 1, Folder 6

Comprehensive Employment and Training Act requirements, Garden Grove 1978

Box 1, Folder 7

Garden Grove administrative report, Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA) 1979

Box 1, Folder 8

Garden Grove Chamber Of Commerce 1978-1979

Box 1, Folder 9

Human resources, Garden Grove 1978-1979

 

Program records Series 3. 1967-1981

Physical Description: 36.0 folders
Language of Collection Materials: Collection materials are in English.

Scope and Content Summary

This series consists of program materials collected or generated by the Environmental Coalition of Orange County (ECOC) covering local air quality, conservation efforts, educational programs, transportation issues, and water quality.

Arrangement

This series is arranged into 5 subseries:
  • Subseries 1. Air quality, 1967-1981, 12 folders
  • Subseries 2. Conservation, 1976-1981, 12 folders
  • Subseries 3. Education, 1976-1979, 6 folders
  • Subseries 4. Transportation, 1977-1980, 5 folders
  • Subseries 5. Water quality, 1981, 1 folder
Within each subseries, materials are arranged alphabetically by file.
 

Air quality Subseries 3.1. 1967-1981

Physical Description: 12.0 folders
Language of Collection Materials: Collection materials are in English.

Scope and Content Summary

This subseries consists of air quality program materials collected or generated by the Environmental Coalition of Orange County (ECOC) including; studies, position statements, mailers, education, newsletters, reports, plan critiques, rules and regulations, newspaper articles, profiles, brochures, amendments, workshop schedules, and correspondence.
Box 1, Folder 10

Air and Lung Association 1974-1979

Box 1, Folder 11

Air pollution 1967-1978

Box 1, Folder 12

Air quality standards, Orange County 1971-1981

Box 1, Folder 13

Air quality workshops 1979

Box 1, Folder 14

Air resource, Coal Canyon 1978

Box 2, Folder 1

Air Quality Management Plan (AQMP) 1978

Box 2, Folder 2

Air Quality Management Plan (AQMP), correspondence 1981 March 17

Box 2, Folder 3

Air Resource Board (ARB) 1978-1981

Box 2, Folder 4

Clean indoor air 1978-1979

Box 2, Folder 5

Lung Association 1977-1979

Box 2, Folder 6

Sohio Transportation Company South Coast Air Quality Management 1977-1979

Box 2, Folder 7

South California Air Pollution Control Board (SCAPCD) 1976-1978

 

Conservation Subseries 3.2. 1976-1981 and undated

Physical Description: 12.0 folders
Language of Collection Materials: Collection materials are in English.

Scope and Content Summary

This subseries consists of conservation program materials collected or generated by the Environmental Coalition of Orange County (ECOC) including; management plans, workshop schedules, cover letters, fact sheets, correspondence, agendas, notices of public hearings, newsletters, reports, notes, testimony, briefing paper, meeting reminders, regulations, guidelines, conference paper, reports bibliography, newspaper articles, Senate energy study, projections, tip sheets, conference report, housing designs, minutes, government reports, and a resume.
Box 2, Folder 8

Conservation guidelines 1976

Box 2, Folder 9

Energy 1971-1973

Box 2, Folder 10

Energy conservation program 1977-1978

Box 2, Folder 11

Energy resources, California circa 1978

Box 2, Folder 12

Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission 1977

Box 2, Folder 13

Federal Energy Administration (FEA) 1976-1977

Box 2, Folder 14

Liquified natural gas 1977 December 16

Box 2, Folder 15

Solar energy, meetings 1980 September 10

Box 2, Folder 16

Solar energy, legislation 1978

Box 2, Folder 17

Solar information 1978

Box 2, Folder 18

SUEDC 1978 November - 1978 October

Box 2, Folder 19

"Why flush?" undated

 

Educational Subseries 3.3. 1976-1979 and undated

Physical Description: 6.0 folders
Language of Collection Materials: Collection materials are in English.

35mm color slide transparencies

Folder labeled, Environmental Education General Public Recycling, contains a 35mm color slide show on the subject of recycling. The (38-count) color transparencies include 1970s images of the University of California, Irvine (UCI) campus, Upper Newport Bay, and Sierra Nevada mountain locations. The slides are numbered and are keyed to an accompanying script.

Scope and Content Summary

This subseries consists of educational program materials collected or generated by the Environmental Coalition of Orange County (ECOC) including; notes, meeting proposal, progress report, correspondence, minutes, slide show and script, water rights law topics, newsletters, and contact lists.
Box 3, Folder 1

Education, economics lecture undated

Box 3, Folder 2

Environmental education forum 1977-1979

Box 3, Folder 3

Environmental education, general public, recycling circa 1979

Box 3, Folder 4

Library actuation undated

Box 3, Folder 5

Santa Ana Environmental Learning Center 1979 October

Box 3, Folder 6

Schools 1976 December

 

Transportation Subseries 3.4. 1977-1980

Physical Description: 5.0 folders
Language of Collection Materials: Collection materials are in English.

Scope and Content Summary

This subseries consists of transportation program materials collected or generated by the Environmental Coalition of Orange County (ECOC) including; organization charts, newsletters, goals, and objectives, reports, maps, notices of study availability, correspondence, reference package, mailers, progress summary, summary of alternatives, agendas, updates, program draft, program final, resignation letter, news bulletin, route location study, and litigation.
Box 3, Folder 7

Northeast Orange County Circulation Study, citizen participation 1977-1978

Box 3, Folder 8

Northeast Orange County Circulation Study, survey 1977-1978

Box 3, Folder 9

Northeast Orange County Circulation Study (NEOCCS) 1978

Box 3, Folder 10

OCTD number 2- minutes, agenda, meetings 1978-1979

Box 3, Folder 11

San Joaquin Hills Transportation Corridor 1978-1980

 

Water quality Subseries 3.5. 1981

Physical Description: 1.0 folders
Language of Collection Materials: Collection materials are in English.

Scope and Content Summary

This subseries consists of water quality materials collected or generated by the Environmental Coalition of Orange County (ECOC) including correspondence and a memo.
Box 4, Folder 1

California Regional Water Quality Control Board - Santa Ana Region 1981 March - 1981 April

 

Project records Series 4. 1975-1981 and undated

Physical Description: 27.0 folders
Language of Collection Materials: Collection materials are in English.

Scope and Content Summary

This series consists of materials collected or generated by the Environmental Coalition of Orange County (ECOC) related to specific projects including; notes, correspondence, a grant proposal, a field study, environmental impact statements (EIS) and a variety of local publications. These materials cover issues confronting Orange County and describe activities designed to protect environmental resources such as; coastal development, unsightly advertising, wilderness planning, urban beautification, transportation corridors, river encroachment, city parks, nuclear power development, roadless areas, and solar projects.

Arrangement

The materials in this series are arranged alphabetically by file.
Box 4, Folder 2

Action against proposed South Coast Drive, Costa Mesa undated

Box 4, Folder 3

Aliso Viejo 1979 January - 1979 July

Box 4, Folder 4

Bolsa Chica 1977 March - 1980 January

Box 4, Folder 5

Central Newport Beach Homeowners Association 1978 July - 1978 September

Box 4, Folder 6

Citizens against blimp 1976 - 1977

Box 4, Folder 7

Cleaveland National Forest 1978 October - 1979 April

Box 4, Folder 8

Community gardening 1979 February 9

Box 4, Folder 9

Environmental Revolving Legal Aid Fund, grant proposal 1975-1977

Box 4, Folder 10

Friends of the Irvine Coast 1979 August 6

Box 4, Folder 11

Friends of the River 1978-1979

 

Garden Grove environmental park 1978 May - 1979 July

Box 4, Folder 13

Hills For Everyone, mailing list 1978-1979

Box 4, Folder 14

Irvine Coast National Park 1978-1979

 

Jaggin project, fund raising 1976 August - 1979 January

Box 4, Folder 16

Laguna Greenbelt 1976 December - 1977 June

Box 4, Folder 17

Let's Improve Santa Ana (LISA) 1977 February - 1978 December

Box 4, Folder 18

Live Christmas tree project 1976 November 29

Box 4, Folder 19

Miles Square Park National Area, proposal undated

Box 4, Folder 20

Nuclear 1977 May - 1980 July

Box 5, Folder 1

RARE II (Roadless Area Review and Evaluation) 1979 January - 1979 February

Box 5, Folder 2

Resources agency, parks and recreation 1979 February

Box 5, Folder 3

San Clemente undated

Box 5, Folder 4

Solar box, Cerritos, solar project 1978 November 13

Box 5, Folder 5

Solar greenhouses 1977 January

Box 5, Folder 6

Stop Polluting Our Newport (SPON) 1975 January - 1978 April

Box 5, Folder 7

Vista Del Rio 1978 November

Box 5, Folder 8

Weir Canyon 1981 March

 

Public relations records Series 5. 1973-1980

Physical Description: 14.0 folders
Language of Collection Materials: Collection materials are in English.

Scope and Content Summary

This series consists of materials collected or generated by the Environmental Coalition of Orange County (ECOC) as part of its public outreach to individuals and other organizations including; publications from other environmental organizations, internal and external planning documents, membership packets and lists, and newsletter masters and supplements.

Arrangement

The materials in this series are arranged alphabetically by file.
Box 5, Folder 9

Alaska 1978 February

Box 5, Folder 10

Audubon 1977 May - 1980 July

Box 5, Folder 11

Basic info packet 1973 August - 1977 February

Box 5, Folder 12

Bulk mailing 1976 December 24

Box 5, Folder 13

Department of Health, Education and Welfare 1979 March 1

Box 5, Folder 14

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 1978 November 27

Box 5, Folder 15

General resources 1976

Box 5, Folder 16

Media plan 1976 November - 1979 March

Box 5, Folder 17

Membership 1976

Box 5, Folder 18

Membership and mailing lists 1976

Box 5, Folder 19

Newsletter masters 1977-1979

Box 5, Folder 20

Newsletter supplement 1975 July - 1975 August

Box 5, Folder 21

Sierra Club 1977 August - 1977 Septembe

Box 5, Folder 22

Yosemite National Park 1975