Guide to the John E. Moss papers, 1953-1978
California State University, Sacramento Special Collections & University Archives
2000 State University Drive East
Sacramento, CA, 95819-6039
Title: John E. Moss papers
Identifier/Call Number: MSS 1977/01
Contributing Institution: California State University, Sacramento Special Collections & University Archives
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 522.0 Linear feet (271 record cartons, 153 manuscript boxes and oversize)
Date (inclusive): 1953-1978
Abstract: Correspondence with constituents, government officials, and personal acquaintances; notes; research materials gathered to frame legislation from subcommittee through publication; reports and investigations leading legislation; photographs; scrapbooks; films; awards and certificates.
creator: Moss, John E. (John Emerson), 1913-
In 1948, John E. Moss was elected to the California Assembly to represent the Ninth District. He was re-elected in 1950 and served two terms in all. While a member of the Assembly, he sponsored legislation dealing with public employees, land use, housing, and lobbying. While in the Assembly, Moss served on Education, Civil Service, State Personnel, and many other committees. In 1952, Moss was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives for the Third District, where he served until 1979. Congressman Moss fought for consumer rights, First Amendment issues, and conscientious government. He was the chief sponsor of The Clean Air Act of 1970 and, most notably, the 1966 Federal Freedom of Information Act.
Collection is open for research. Some restrictions may apply.
[Identification of item including date], [Folder Title], MSS 1977/01, John E. Moss papers, Department of Special Collections and University Archives, The Library, California State University, Sacramento.
Subjects and Indexing Terms
Moss, John E. (John Emerson), 1913-
California--Politics and government.
California. Legislature. Assembly
United States. Freedom of Information Act.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975.