Guide to the Thomas J. Peterson Collection on the Elections Committee of the County of Orange

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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:

Collection Contents

Box : Folder 1 : 1

Annual awards dinner event programs and invitations 1992-1998

Box : Folder 1 : 2

Bi-annual reports 1988-1995

Box : Folder 1 : 3

Board of governors / board of directors reception event program 1996

Box : Folder 1 : 4

Certificate of participation in first annual Orange County cultural pride festival 1989

 

Newsletters

Box : Folder 1 : 5

ECCO 1992-1996

Box : Folder 1 : 6

120+ Reporter 1994-1996

Box : Folder 1 : 7

Photograph (autographed) of Bill Maher, Jr., host of "Politically Incorrect" talk show circa 1987

Box : Folder MC4-08

Posters 1984, 1987, undated

Scope and Content Note

Contains two posters promoting ECCO events in Orange County and one poster promoting a national march on Washington for lesbian and gay rights.