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Finding Aid to the David Pesonen papers, 1921, 1947-1987 (bulk 1961-1984)
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Series 1: Subject Files. 1971-1986

Physical Description: Carton 1, folders 1-3; Carton 6, folder 18

Arrangement

Arrangement of the series is alphabetical.

Content/Description

This series is small and represents materials that do not correspond to other series.
carton 6, folder 18

American Nuclear Society- speech (cassette tape) 1975

carton 6, folder 18

Chronology of Pesonen blood poisining (cassette tape) 1984

carton 1, folder 1

Designs for Nevada, a Prospectus - Resource Use. 1971

carton 1, folder 2

Negligence Lawsuit Against Kaiser. 1985-1986

carton 1, folder 3

Sierra Club - Lawsuits and Complaints. Undated

Content/Description

Lawsuit concerning the acquisition of land and housing and displacement of poor and racially oppressed families and individuals to facilitate construction for the Route 238 highway project in Hayward, CA.
 

Series 2: Proposition 15. 1961-1980

Physical Description: Carton 1, folders 4-15; Carton 2, folders 1-16

Arrangement

Arrangement of the series is alphabetical.

Content/Description

Proposition 15, an unsuccessful 1976 ballot initiative, called for stringent legislative regulation of the nuclear power industry in California. Pesonen was an author of the proposition and was chairman of Californians for Nuclear Safeguards. The material consists primarily of background documentation and research, reports, voting literature, speeches, and analysis of the failure of the proposition.
carton 1, folder 4

Attorney's Fees - Briefs and Memoranda. 1975, undated

carton 1, folder 5-6

Briefs. 1973-1977

carton 1, folder 7-8

Californians for Nuclear Safeguards vs. March Fong Eu -Transcripts and Exhibits. 1976

carton 1, folder 9-11

Californians for Nuclear Safeguards vs. March Fong Eu - Pleadings and Correspondence. Mandate re. Ballot. 1976

carton 1, folder 12

Election Post-mortems. 1976-1977

carton 1, folder 13-15

Energy Research and Development Administration, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and Federal Energy Administration - Reports and Activity 1976-1978

carton 2, folder 1-2

Humboldt Bay Plant History. 1969-1980

carton 2, folder 3

Pacific Alliance - Correspondence and History. 1977-1978

carton 2, folder 4-5

Pesonen's Speeches and TV Programs. 1975-1976

carton 2, folder 6

PG&E Progress Magazine. 1961-1975

carton 2, folder 7

PG&E/Research West Surveillance. 1978

carton 2, folder 8

Press Releases by Californians for Nuclear Safeguards. 1975-1976

carton 2, folder 9

Press Coverage. 1976-1978

carton 2, folder 10-11

Price Anderson Act. 1969-1977

carton 2, folder 12-14

Public Attitude Surveys. 1976-1978

carton 2, folder 15

Simpatico, Musicians Report - Newsletters. 1978-1979

carton 2, folder 16

Yes on 15 Campaign Literature. 1975-1976

 

Series 3: Bodega Bay Power Plant. 1947-1987

Physical Description: Carton 3; Carton 4

Arrangement

Carton 3: Letter size folders in alphabetical order. Carton 4: Legal size folders in alphabetical order.

Content/Description

This series contains material related to Pesonen's successful opposition to PG&E's attempt to construct a nuclear power plant at Bodega Head, near Bodega Bay, California. The files consist of clippings (one carton), PG&E literature and applications, research files, and reports.
carton 3, folder 1

Atomic Energy Law. 1960

carton 3, folder 2

Correspondence. 1960-1962

carton 3, folder 3

Exhibits. 1962

carton 3, folder 4

Foundation Investigation, Unit 1, for PG&E, Prepared by Dames & Moore. 1962

carton 3, folder 5

Government Agencies' Reports - Final WEC, ACRS, USGS, USC & GS. 1963-1964

carton 3, folder 6-7

Journal. 1964-1965, undated

Content/Description

Pesonen's journal
carton 3, folder 8

PG&E Annual Reports. 1965-1972

carton 3, folder 9

PG&E Application and Transcripts from the Public Utilities Commission Hearing. 1962

carton 3, folder 10

PG&E Life Magazine. 1963

carton 3, folder 11

PG&E Miscellaneous Publications. 1964-1975

carton 3, folder 12-13

PG&E Progress Magazine. 1961-1976

carton 3, folder 14

PG&E Reports. 1962, undated

carton 3, folder 15

Public Utilities Commission Case. 1962

carton 3, folder 16

Radiological Health News, California Department of Public Health. 1962-1963

carton 3, folder 17-19

Reactor Accidents, Employee Safeguards. 1947-1986

carton 3, folder 20

Report on Waste Discharge. 1962

carton 3, folder 21

Sonoma County Board of Supervisors Case. 1963-1964

carton 4, folder 1

Battle of Bodega Bay - Clippings Compiled and Published by the Northern California Association to Preserve Bodega Head and Harbor. 1958-1963

carton 4, folder 2

California Public Utilities Commission - Briefs, Petitions, Replies, Orders. 1961-1964

carton 4, folder 3-14

Clippings. 1962-1987

carton 4, folder 15

PG&E Applications and Responses. 1962

 

Series 4: California Department of Forestry. 1973, 1979-1982

Physical Description: Carton 5, folders 1-17

Arrangement

Arrangement of the series is alphabetical.

Content/Description

This series contains material relating to Pesonen's term as the Director of the California Department of Forestry (CDF), from 1979-1982. It consists primarily of material relating to his appointment to the position, CDF press releases, reports, and correspondence.
carton 5, folder 1

Agency Description. 1982

carton 5, folder 2

Canadair CL-215 Aerial Tanker. 1982

carton 5, folder 3

CDF Employees' Association "No Confidence" Vote in Pesonen. 1982

carton 5, folder 4

Congratulatory Letters on Appointment to Director of Forestry. 1979

carton 5, folder 5-6

Correspondence. 1979-1982

carton 5, folder 7

Correspondence with John B Crowell, Assistant USDA Secretary, and related Correspondence. 1981-1982

carton 5, folder 8

Departure Correspondence and Clippings. 1982

carton 5, folder 9-11

Director's Report to the Board of Forestry. 1980-1982

carton 5, folder 12

Forestry Practice Act. 1973

carton 5, folder 13

Forestry Papers - Peter Green et al. 1981-1982

carton 5, folder 14-17

Press Releases/Communique Articles. 1979-1982

 

Series 5: Superior Court Judge. 1974-1985

Physical Description: Carton 5, folders 18-27; Carton 6, folders 1-9

Arrangement

Arrangement of the series is alphabetical.

Content/Description

Superior Court Judge: This series consists of material relating to Pesonen's one-year term as a California Superior Court Judge in Contra Costa County. He was appointed by Jerry Brown in 1983 and lost his reelection bid to Richard Flier. Most of the material documents the campaign, and includes fundraising information, newspaper clippings, and correspondence.
carton 5, folder 18

Appellant Decisions. 1984-1985

carton 5, folder 19

Campaign Appearances and Speech Texts. 1984

carton 5, folder 20

Campaign Correspondence. 1984

carton 5, folder 21

Campaign Disclosure Report, Fund Raising. 1983-1984

carton 5, folder 22-23

Campaign Endorsements. 1983-1984

carton 5, folder 24

Campaign Fund Raising. 1982

carton 5, folder 25

Campaign Fund Raising Lists. 1981-1984

carton 5, folder 26

Campaign Literature. 1984

carton 5, folder 27

Campaign Memos, Consultants. 1984-1985

carton 6, folder 1

Campaign Newsclips. 1984

carton 6, folder 18

American Nuclear Society- speech (cassette tape) 1975

carton 6, folder 2

Correspondence. 1983

carton 6, folder 3

Drefus, Garry Cases. 1974-1979

carton 6, folder 4

Initial Appointment Correspondence and Press. 1982-1983

carton 6, folder 5

Lemmon, Jack: Biography, Reception, Proceeding. 1984

carton 6, folder 6

Police Organizations Campaign Support. 1984

carton 6, folder 18

Personen/Flier Candidates' Night - Concord Police Academy (cassette tape). 1984 Feb. 16

carton 6, folder 7

Post-election Correspondence. 1984

carton 6, folder 8

Quo Warranto. 1983

carton 6, folder 9

Richard Flier's (Pesonen's Opponent) Campaign Literature, FPPC Reports, and Fundraising. 1984

 

Series 6: Mendocino Power Plant. 1921, 1963-1975

Physical Description: Carton 6, folders 10-17; Carton 7; Carton 8; Carton 9

Arrangement

Arrangement of the series is alphabetical.

Content/Description

This series contains material related to Pesonen's successful opposition to PG&E's attempt to construct a nuclear power plant at Point Arena, in Mendocino County, California. The material consists of two cartons of Safety Analysis and Environmental Reports, as well as briefs, newspaper clippings, and correspondence.
carton 6, folder 10

Atmospheric Physics - Meteorological Investigation. 1971-1973

carton 6, folder 11

Atomic Energy Commission Proceedings. 1965-1973

carton 6, folder 12

Biological Effects. 1971-1972

carton 6, folder 13

Citizens for Clean Energy. 1971-1972

carton 6, folder 14

Correspondence Regarding the Point Arena Plant and Earthquake Hazards. 1971-1973

carton 6, folder 15

Environmental Impact Report. 1972-1973

carton 6, folder 16

Fundraising. 1971-1974

carton 6, folder 17

Notes, Memoranda, and Point Arena Task Force. 1971-1973

carton 7, folder 1-2

PG&E Antitrust Case. 1972

carton 7, folder 3-4

PG&E Pre-operational Environmental Studies. 1970-1972

carton 7, folder 5-6

Press Coverage. 1966-1972

carton 7, folder 7

Public Utilities Commission Proceedings. 1971-1972

carton 7, folder 8-10

Resources Agency Agreements. 1963-1975

carton 7, folder 11-12

Seismologic Investigation. 1971-1973

carton 7, folder 13

Seismologic Investigation - Photos. 1921, 1967

carton 7, folder 14

Sierra Club Correspondence. 1971-1973

carton 7, folder 15-16

Sierra Club: General Policy, Fundraising, Meeting Minutes, and Correspondence. 1971-1972

carton 7, folder 17

Transmission Lines. 1972

carton 8, folder 1-3

Units 1 & 2, PG&E - Preliminary Safety Analysis Report, Volume 1. 1972

carton 8, folder 4-7

Units 1 & 2, PG&E - Preliminary Safety Analysis Report, Volume 2. 1972

carton 8, folder 8-10

Units 1 & 2, PG&E - Preliminary Safety Analysis Report, Volume 3. 1972

carton 8, folder 11-12

Units 1 & 2, PG&E - Preliminary Safety Analysis Report, Volume 4. 1972

carton 8, folder 13-15

Units 1 & 2, PG&E - Preliminary Safety Analysis Report, Volume 5. 1972

carton 8, folder 16-17

Units 1 & 2, PG&E - Preliminary Safety Analysis Report, Volume 6. 1972

carton 9, folder 1-2

Units 1 & 2, PG&E - Preliminary Safety Analysis Report, Volume 7. 1972

carton 9, folder 3-5

Units 1 & 2, PG&E - Preliminary Safety Analysis Report, Volume 8. 1972

carton 9, folder 6-7

Units 1 & 2, PG&E - Supplement to Applicant's Environmental Report, Volume 1. 1972

carton 9, folder 8-9

Units 1 & 2, PG&E - Supplement to Applicant's Environmental Report, Volume 2. 1972

carton 9, folder 10-12

Units 1 & 2, PG&E - Supplement to Applicant's Environmental Report, Volume 3. 1972

carton 9, folder 13-16

Units 1 & 2, PG&E - Supplement to Applicant's Environmental Report, Volume 4. 1972