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Guide to the Jim Bates Papers
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  • Access Terms
  • Administrative Information
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  • Overview of the Collection

    Collection Title: Jim Bates Papers
    Dates: 1981-1990
    Identification: MS-0015
    Creator: Bates, Jim, 1941-
    Physical Description: 5.70 linear ft
    Language of Materials: English
    Repository: Special Collections & University Archives
    5500 Campanile Dr. MC 8050
    San Diego, CA, 92182-8050
    URL: http://library.sdsu.edu/scua
    Email: scref@rohan.sdsu.edu
    Phone: 619-594-6791

    Biographical Information:

    Democrat Jim Bates was first involved in San Diego politics in 1971, serving as a member of the San Diego City Council until 1974. From 1975 to 1982 he served as chairman of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors. In 1982 he won election as U.S. Representative of California, District 44, and has served on numerous House committees and subcommittees. Bates lost his seat as Representative in November, 1990.

    Access Terms

    This collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

    Genre/Form of Material:

    Personal Papers

    Geographic Name:

    San Diego (Calif.) -- Politics and government
    United States -- Politics and government -- 1981-1989
    United States -- Politics and government -- 1989-

    Personal Name:

    Bates, Jim -- Archives

    Topical Term:

    Politicians -- California -- San Diego

    Administrative Information

    Conditions Governing Use:

    The copyright interests in these materials have not been transferred to San Diego State University. Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections is such that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine.  Requests for permission to publish must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. When granted, permission is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish. Materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.

    Conditions Governing Access:

    This collection is open for research.

    Preferred Citation:

    Identification of item, folder title, box number, Jim Bates Papers, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.

    Arrangement of Materials:

    I. Legislative Files, 1988-90
    II. Press Secretary Files
    III. Legislative Happenings
    IV. Bills
        1. 98th Congress
        2. 99th Congress
        3. 100th Congress
    V. Navy Procurement Fraud
    VI. Legislative History
    VII. Legislative Profile
    VIII. House Legislative Activity
    IX. Roll Call Subject Guide

    Scope and Contents

    The Jim Bates Papers contains files from several of the committees and subcommittees Bates served on, as well as from some of his more well-known bills: specifically the subcommittee on Procurement and Printing, and the subjects of Navy procurement fraud, the Rural Electrification Administration's loan program, and emergency care for trauma victims.  The collection contains information on bills which Bates supported, and gives quarterly histories of his actions and accomplishments from 1975-90. The collection consists of correspondence, memoranda, reports, and public relations files.