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Inventory of the Tom Hayden Papers
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  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Material

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Tom Hayden papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1983-2000
    Call number: LP322
    Creator: Hayden, Tom
    Extent: 29 cubic feet
    Repository: California State Archives
    Sacramento, California
    Abstract: Tom Hayden, Democrat, was a State Assembly Member, 1983-1992 and a State Senator, 1993-1998. He represented the 44th Assembly District in Los Angeles County until 1992 when his Assembly seat was eliminated with redistricting. Hayden was then elected to the 23rd Senatorial District in Los Angeles. He left office in 2000 because of term limits. The Tom Hayden Papers consist of Assembly and Senate Author's Bill Files, 1983-2000; Subject Files, 1983-1996; Orange County Bankruptcy Files; and University of California, Irvine-Fertility Clinic Files.
    Physical location: California State Archives Office of the Secretary of the State Sacramento, CA 95814
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    For permission to reproduce or publish, please contact the California State Archives. Permission for reproduction or publication is given on behalf of the California State Archives as the owner of the physical items. The researcher assumes all responsibility for possible infringement which may arise from reproduction or publication of materials from the California State Archives collections.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Tom Hayden Papers, LP322:[folder number], California State Archives, Office of the Secretary of State, Sacramento, California.

    Acquisition Information

    Tom Hayden donated the papers to the California State Archives.

    Biography

    Tom Hayden, Democrat, was a State Assembly Member, 1983-1992 and a State Senator, 1993-1998. He represented the 44th Assembly District in Los Angeles County until 1992 when his Assembly seat was eliminated with redistricting. Hayden was then elected to the 23rd Senatorial District in Los Angeles. He left office in 2000 because of term limits.
    Hayden was a leader of student civil rights and anti-war movements in the 1960s, and the environmental and anti-nuclear movements in the 1970s. In 1994, Senator Hayden was a candidate for Governor of California in the June Democratic Primary, calling for reform of campaign finance and lobbying practices.
    Senator Hayden was born on December 11, 1939 in Detroit, Michigan. He established California residence in 1968. Hayden attended the University of Michigan where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1961. He worked as a teacher and has written nine books including The Lost Gospel of the Earth, The Whole World Was Watching and Reunion which was cited by the New York Times as one of the best 200 books written in 1988. Senator Hayden was a faculty member at Pitzer College, University of Southern California, Immaculate Heart College, Holy Names College, Santa Monica College, New College and California State University, Sacramento.
    He was formerly married to actress Jane Fonda. His children include his son Troy and step-daughter Vannessa. Senator Hayden is currently married to Barbara Williams, an actress and singer from British Columbia and has a son by this marriage.
    Senator Hayden was active on the Solar-Cal Council, State of California, 1978-82. He served as the Governor's Alternate to the Southwest Border Regional Commission, 1979-80; the California representative to Western SUN , 1978-81; and the Chairman of Campaign California. He was member of National Organization of Women, Sierra Club, and Big Ten Alumni Club. He was appointed to the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEF) and attended the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
    During his term in the California State Legislature, Senator Hayden authored 100 measures enacted into law or legislative policy. He was chair of Proposition 65 (1986) which enacted the nation's toughest drinking water protections and endorsed Proposition 99 (1988) which created the nation's most successful anti-smoking campaign. An environmental activist, Hayden headed up the Big Green initiative and authored legislation relating to environmental restoration, pollution penalties and mandatory recycling programs.
    He has served on the following legislative committees:

    Assembly, 1983-1992

    • Standing Committees
    • Aging and Long Term Care, 1987-1988
    • Banking, 1991-1992
    • Consumer Protection and Toxic Materials, 1983-1984
    • Economic Development and New Technologies, 1983-1986
    • Sub-Committee on Biotechnology, 1985-1986
    • Education, 1983-1990
    • Sub-Committee on Higher Education, 1985-1990
    • Chair, 1985-1990
    • Review of the Master Plan for Higher Education, 1985-1986
    • Environment Safety and Toxic Materials, 1985-1990
    • Finance and Bonded Indebtedness, 1991-1992
    • Labor and Employment, 1987-1990
    • Chair, 1987-1990
    • Natural Resources, 1991-1992
    • Policy Research, 1985-1986
    • Revenue and Taxation, 1983-1986
    • Vice Chair, 1983-1984, 1989-1990
    • Ways and Means, 1987-1988
    • Select Committees
    • Accreditation, 1989-1990
    • Legislative Task Force on the Santa Monica Bay, 1989-1990
    • Chair, 1989-1990
    • Marine Resources, 1991-1992
    • Oil Spill Prevention and Response Preparedness, 1989-1990
    • Special Committees
    • Immigration in the Work Place, 1987-1988
    • Los Angeles Crisis, 1991-1992
    • Policy Research Management, 1987-1988

    Senate, 1993-2000

    • Standing Committees
    • Budget and Fiscal Review, 1997-2000
    • Sub-Committee No.2 on Resources, Environmental Protection, Judiciary and Transportation, 1997-1998
    • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving in Our Schools, 1993-2000
    • Education, 1995-1996
    • Energy and Public Utilities, 1993-1994
    • Energy, Utilities and Communications, 1995-1998
    • Environmental Quality, 1997-2000
    • Natural Resources and Wildlife, 1993-2000
    • Chair, 1993-2000
    • Sub-Committee on Coastal and Ocean Protection, 1999-2000
    • Toxics and Public Safety Management, 1993-1996
    • Transportation, 1993-2000
    • Select Committees
    • Alameda Corridor, 1997-1998
    • California's Role in World Trade Organization, 1999-2000
    • Chair, 1999-2000
    • Community Development, 1997-1998
    • Family, Child and Youth Development, 1999-2000
    • Genetics and Public Policy, 1995-1998
    • Higher Education, 1997-2000
    • Chair, 1997-2000
    • Northridge Earthquake, 1993-1996
    • Southern California Water Districts Expenditures and Governance, 1997-2000
    • Special Committees
    • Entertainment Industry, 1993-1994
    • Local Government Investments, 1995-1996
    In addition, as a member of the Legislature, Hayden was a member of the California Commission on Innovation, 1983-1984; Commission of the Californias, 1985-2000; California Policy Seminar, 1978-1992.

    Scope and Content

    The Tom Hayden Papers consist of Assembly and Senate Author's Bill Files, 1983-2000; Subject Files, 1983-1996; Orange County Bankruptcy Files (2 cubic feet) and University of California, Irvine-Fertility Clinic Files (2 cubic feet). The bill files document his legislative activity during his term as a member of the California State Legislature. The bills introduced by Senator Hayden focus on a wide array of subjects. He authored bills concerning Energy Conservation, Disabled Veterans Health Care, Herbicide Exposure (Agent Orange), Worker Right to Know, Asbestos Awareness, Consumer Protection, Education, Hazardous Waste Sites, Confidential HIV Testing, Mental Health Workers Safety Standards, Birth Defect Prevention, Child Care, Firearms Control, Sale of Tobacco to Minors, Political Contributions, Homeless Housing, Student Financial Aid, Domestic Violence, Cancer Prevention, Child Labor Protection, Medical Waste Management, Domestic Partners, Gang Violence Prevention, Holocaust Survivors Insurance Claims, Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy, Sexual Harassment, Environmental Quality, Genetically Engineered Food, and Assisted Reproductive Technology.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been associated with these materials in the Archives' automated public access system (currently in development, December 2004).

    Subjects

    Hayden, Tom
    Municipal bankruptcy - California - Orange County.
    Fertility clinics - California
    Land use - California

    Related Material

    As of January 2002, Senator Hayden's website is http://www.tomhayden.com