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Guide to the Thomas J. Peterson Collection on the Elections Committee of the County of Orange
MS-R125  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Important Information for Researchers
  • Historical Background
  • Collection Scope and Content Summary
  • Collection Arrangement
  • Related Collections

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Thomas J. Peterson collection on the Elections Committee of the County of Orange
    Date: 1984-1988
    Collection Number: MS-R125
    Creator: Peterson, Thomas J.
    Extent: 0.5 linear feet (1 box and 1 oversized folder)
    Languages: The collection is in English.
    Repository: University of California, Irvine. Library. Special Collections and Archives.
    Irvine, California 92623-9557
    Abstract: The collection primarily comprises publications of the Elections Committee of the County of Orange (ECCO) collected by board member, Thomas J. Peterson. Founded in 1982, ECCO is a nonpartisan, political action committee that monitors legislative issues affecting the Southern California lesbian and gay community.

    Important Information for Researchers

    Access

    The collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the University of California. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    Thomas J. Peterson Collection on the Elections Committee of the County of Orange. MS-R125. 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

    Gift of Thomas J. Peterson, 2005.

    Processing History

    Processed by Cyndi Shein, 2008.

    Historical Background

    Founded in 1982, the Elections Committee of the County of Orange is a nonpartisan political action committee that monitors legislative issues that affecting the Southern California lesbian and gay community. It works to end discrimination based on gender, sexual orientation, or HIV / AIDS status. Its concerns also include marriage rights, the "right to choose," and women's health care. ECCO is a non-profit organization run by volunteers and governed by a board of directors.
    Thomas J. Peterson was on the board of directors for ECCO and editor of the organization's newsletter, 120+ Reporter.

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    The collection primarily comprises publications of the Elections Committee of the County of Orange collected by board member, Thomas J. Peterson. It contains newsletters, event programs, bi-annual reports, posters, a certificate, and a photograph.

    Collection Arrangement

    This collection is arranged alphabetically by type of record.

    Related Collections

    Related materials on ECCO can be found in the following collections: