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Guide to the Jerry M. Patterson Papers
MS-R078  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Collection Scope and Content Summary
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Jerry M. Patterson papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1934-1999 (bulk 1974-1985)
    Collection number: MS-R078
    Creator: Patterson, Jerry M., 1934-
    Extent: 6.3 linear feet (13 boxes and 3 oversize folders)
    Repository: University of California, Irvine. Library. Special Collections and Archives.
    Irvine, California 92623-9557
    Abstract: This collection comprises news clippings, photographs, printed publicity materials and reports, datebooks, correspondence, and other papers related to the political career of Jerry M. Patterson, who served as councilman and mayor of Santa Ana from 1969 to 1974, then as the United States Congressman from California's 38th Congressional District (Santa Ana and Garden Grove) from 1975 to 1984. The collection covers his personal life, his campaigns for political office, and his activities while in office. The majority of the material covers Patterson's terms in the U. S. Congress.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Access

    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

    Jerry M. Patterson Papers. MS-R78. 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 Jerry Patterson, 1999.

    Processing History

    Processed by Tami Morse McGill in 2001.

    Biography

    Jerry M. Patterson was born October 25, 1934 in El Paso, Texas. He received a Juris Doctor from UCLA Law School in 1966 and opened a private law practice in 1967 in Santa Ana. He was elected to the Santa Ana City Council in 1969 and served as mayor of Santa Ana from 1973 to 1974. In 1974 Patterson was elected as a Democrat to the United States House of Representatives where he represented California's 38th Congressional District. While a Congressman he served on the Select Committee on Committees, the Select Committee on Aging, and the Select Committee on Children, Youth and Families. He introduced the Housing Piracy Prevention Act and the Olympic Coin Act, and championed the creation of the Orange County National Urban Park. Patterson served for five terms, losing his seat to Republican Robert K. Dornan in 1984. In 1996, Patterson was elected a trustee of the Coast Community College District in Orange County, California.

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    This collection comprises news clippings, photographs, printed publicity materials and reports, datebooks, correspondence, and other papers related to the political career of Jerry M. Patterson, who served as councilman and mayor of Santa Ana from 1969 to 1974, then as the United States Congressman from California's 38th Congressional District (Santa Ana and Garden Grove) from 1975 to 1984. The collection covers his personal life, his campaigns for political office, and his activities while in office. The majority of the material covers Patterson's terms in the U. S. Congress.
    This collection is organized into 4 series.
    • Series 1. Personal files, 1934-1989.
    • Series 2. Orange County political office files, 1970-1999.
    • Series 3. Congressional campaigns files, 1974-1985.
    • Series 4. Congressional files, 1975-1985.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Patterson, Jerry M. 1934- --Archives.
    United States. Congress. House--Archival resources.
    United States. Congress.--Elections--Archival resources.
    Political candidates--California--Archival resources.
    Elections--California--Archival resources.
    United States--Politics and government--Archival resources.
    California -- Politics and government--Archival resources.
    Orange County (Calif.) -- Archival resources.
    Santa Ana (Calif.)--Politics and government--Archival resources.
    Dornan, Robert K., 1933- --Archival resources.