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Guide to the Jerry M. Patterson Papers
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Series 1.  Biographical materials, 1935-1989.

Physical Description: 0.2 linear ft.

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series comprises materials related to Jerry Patterson's personal life. Items include his birth announcement, the program for his graduation from law school, business cards, resumés, news clippings related to his activities prior to and following his political career, photographs primarily of his family, and several scrapbook leaves covering his high school years.
This series is arranged topically.
Box 1 : 1

Memorabilia, 1935-1989

Box FB-22 : 1

Oversized items, 1965-1966

Box 1 : 2-6

Photographs

Box 1 : 2

1953-1980 and undated

Box 1 : 3

1981

Box 1 : 4

1982

Box 1 : 5

1983

Box 1 : 6

1984

Box 1 : 2

1985-1987 and undated

Box FB-22 : 1

Scrapbook leaves, ca. 1950-1952

 

Series 2.  Orange County political office files, 1960-1999.

Physical Description: 0.2 linear ft.

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains material covering Patterson's political career in Orange County. Patterson held elected positions as councilman and mayor of Santa Ana, and as a trustee of the Coast Community College District. Materials include campaign fliers and memorabilia, news clippings, correspondence, photographs, a resolution of appreciation from the Orange County Board of Supervisors, and one videotape.
This series is arranged topically.
Box 1 : 7

Campaign materials, 1969-ca. 1996 and undated

Box FB-22 : 2

"Jerry Patterson, Supervisor" campaign flier, undated

Box 1 : 8

Clippings and correspondence, ca. 1960-1996

Box FB-22 : 2

Oversized material, 1969 and undated

Box 1 : 9

Datebooks, 1970-1972

Box AV-1 : MS-R78-V001

Political campaign videotape, "Video for Truman Award Dinner, 1999-09-09, made by Wendy L. Moulton," 1999

 

Series 3.  Congressional campaigns files, 1974-1985.

Physical Description: 0.4 linear ft.

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series consists of materials related to Patterson's campaigns for Congress. The series is organized into three subseries, covering his various campaigns.
  • Subseries 3.1. 1974 campaign.
  • Subseries 3.2. 1976-1982 campaigns.
  • Subseries 3.3. 1984 campaign.
 

Subseries 3.1.  1974 campaign, 1974.

Physical Description: 0.1 linear ft.

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

This subseries covers Patterson's first Congressional campaign in 1974, in which he won election as the representative of Orange County's 38th Congressional District. Materials in this subseries include campaign fliers and other materials, a detailed post-election analysis, congratulatory correspondence, and news clippings, some of which are organized in two scrapbooks.
This subseries is arranged topically.
Box 2 : 1

California Thirty-eighth Congressional District: a post-election analysis, 1974 November

Box 2 : 2

Campaign materials, 1974

Box FB-17 : 5

Sample ballot, 1974

Box FB-22 : 2

Oversized material, undated

Box 2 : 3

Clippings, 1974

Box 2 : 4

Correspondence, 1974

Box FB-31 : 1-2

Scrapbooks, 1974.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
 

Subseries 3.2.  1976-1982 campaigns, 1976-1982.

Physical Description: 0.1 linear ft.

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

This subseries contains materials related to Patterson's Congressional campaigns in 1976, 1978, 1980, and 1982. Items include campaign fliers, news clippings, and a scrapbook containing campaign materials and clippings from the 1976 campaign.
This subseries is arranged topically.
Box 2 : 5

Campaign materials, 1976-1982 and undated

Box FB-22 : 2

Oversized material, 1980 and undated

Box FB-17 : 5

Campaign flier, 1978

Box 2 : 6

Clippings, 1976-1980 and undated

Box FB-23 : 1-2

Scrapbooks, 1976-1981.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
 

Subseries 3.3.  1984 campaign, 1983-1985.

Physical Description: 0.2 linear ft.

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

This subseries covers Patterson's 1984 campaign, in which he lost his Congressional seat to Robert K. Dornan. Materials include campaign fliers from both Patterson's and Dornan's campaigns, working papers including drafts of campaign publicity materials, handwritten notes, memoranda and correspondence, and one report on survey results, and news clippings. The clippings also cover Patterson's consideration of a rematch against Dornan in 1986, and his decision not to run again.
This subseries is arranged topically.
Box 2 : 7

Campaign publicity, 1984 and undated

Box FB-22 : 2

Oversized items, undated

Box 2 : 8-9

Clippings

Box 2 : 8

1983-1984

Box 2 : 9

1984-1985

Box 2 : 10

Notes, correspondence and reports, 1983-1984 and undated

 

Series 4.  Congressional files, 1975-1984.

Physical Description: 2.6 linear ft.

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series covers Patterson's activities while in Congress. Materials include news clippings, photographs, published mailings to constituents, datebooks and pocket calendars, correspondence, handwritten notes, and printed reports. Most of the news clippings were organized into scrapbooks; these have been copied and the originals returned to the donor. Files on events contain predominantly photographic materials, with some correspondence and notes. The photographic files contain individual prints, contact sheets, and a few slides; many have no identification of location or date. Also included are the bound Congressional directories from each of Patterson's terms in office and his office nameplate.
The series is arranged topically.
Box 3 : 1

Clippings, ca. 1975-1984 and undated

Box 3 : 2

Communications with constituents, 1975-1984 and undated

Box FB-22 : 2

Oversized materials, 1976-1984

Box 3 : 3 - 4 : 3

Datebooks

Box 3 : 3

1975-1976

Box 3 : 4

1977-1978

Box 4 : 1

1979-1980

Box 4 : 2

1982

Box 4 : 3

Directories, 1975-1983

Box 5 : 1 - 6 : 12

Events

Box 5 : 1-2

1975

Box 5 : 1

Sept.-Oct., Visit to Northrup Corporation F-18 mockup

Box 5 : 2

Oct., Willard Company party

Box 5 : 3

1976 Mar. 23, Bill signing, Equal Credit Opportunity and Truth in Leasing Act

Box 5 : 4

1978 June 30, Gasohol demonstration

Box 5 : 5-12

1979

Box 5 : 5

Feb., Open house introducing Dan Young and Greg Sanders

Box 5 : 6

Mar., Mayors Conference, Washington D.C.

Box 5 : 7

May, Strawberry Festival, Garden Grove, CA

Box 5 : 8

May, VCI class

Box 5 : 9

June 5, Los Alamitos Boys Soccer Club

Box 5 : 10

July 20, Long Beach Naval Shipyard

Box 5 : 11

April, ITT Canon tour

Box 5 : 12

Aug., "River trip"

Box 5 : 13-14

1980

Box 5 : 13

May 30, Speech, California Life Insurance Underwriters Association, Newport Beach, CA

Box 5 : 14

May 31, Speech, California Credit Union League

Box 5 : 15

1981 Sept. 10, Staff retreat, Camp Hoover, Shenandoah National Park, VA

Box 5 : 16-19

1982

Box 5 : 16

Feb., District work period

Box 5 : 17

Mar. 21, Aug. 27-30 and Oct., Neighborhood coffees

Box 5 : 18

July 7, Visit to Orange County's Welfare Fraud Unit with R. Stanton

Box 5 : 19

Nov. 2, Manufactured Housing Show

Box 5 : 20-25

1983

Box 5 : 20

Mar. 28, China trip

Box 5 : 21

Mar., Santa Ana "All-America" City recognition

Box 5 : 22

May, Artistic Discovery Congressional art contest, Bowers Museum, Santa Ana, CA

Box 5 : 23

July, Seniors forum

Box 5 : 24

July, Women's Advisory Committee

Box 5 : 25

Oct. 15, Women's forum with Karen Grassle

Box 5 : 26-32

1984

Box 5 : 26

Feb., El Salvador trip

Box 5 : 27

Feb., Visit with Henry Waxman

Box 5 : 28

Mar. 9, Garden Grove crime forum

Box 5 : 29

Apr. 12, Visit with Wilma Presley

Box 5 : 30

July 1, Speech, Vietnamese Chamber of Commerce in America

Box 5 : 31

July 6, Senior citizens conference

Box 5 : 32

Sept. 21, Central America conference

Box 6 : 1-12

Undated

Box 6 : 1

Admiral Sansone and speakers on defense procurement

Box 6 : 2

Archbishop of Mobile

Box 6 : 3

Buena Park "Hugathon"

Box 6 : 4

Commission on Security and Economic Assistance meeting with George Schultz

Box 6 : 5

Hearing with Orange County witnesses

Box 6 : 6

Olympics cable show

Box 6 : 7

Patterson on Cable News Network

Box 6 : 8

Patterson with groups at the Capitol

Box 6 : 9

Presidential classroom kids

Box 6 : 10

Santa Ana Police

Box 6 : 11

Space Shuttle in Los Angeles

Box 6 : 12

Tomb of the Unknowns, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA

Box 6 : 13-22

Legislative activities

Box 6 : 13

1977 May-June, Housing Piracy Prevention Act

Box 6 : 14

1978-1980, Orange County Urban National Park

Box 6 : 15

1979, Oct.-Dec., Energy Jurisdictions of House Committees, report on hearings before the Select Committee on Committees

Box 6 : 16

1979-1981, Select Committee on Committees

Box 6 : 17-19

1981-1982, Olympic Coin Act

Box 6 : 17

Correspondence

Box 6 : 18

Hearings

Box 6 : 19

Letters of public support

Box 6 : 20

1982, Select Committee on Aging

Box 6 : 21

1983, Apr. 20, Subcommittee on Inter-American Development Bank Authorities

Box 6 : 22

1983-1984, Reports, Select Committee on Children, Youth, and Families

Box 7 : 1

Nameplate, undated

Box 7 : 2

Notes, clippings and correspondence, 1974-1984 and undated

Box FB-22 : 2

Program, "The Democratic Study Group Salutes the Speaker, Thomas P. O'Neill", 1978 Feb. 28

Box 7 : 3-7

Photographs of Patterson

Box 7 : 3

Alone, 1976-1978 and undated

Box 7 : 4

In Congress, 1976-1984 and undated

Box 7 : 5

At events, 1979-1984 and undated

Box 7 : 6

In his district, 1978-1984 and undated

Box 7 : 7

With others, 1976-1984 and undated

Box 8-9

Pocket calendars

Box 8

1976-1978

Box 9

1979-1984

Box 10 : 1 - 11: 5

Scrapbooks

Box 10 : 1-6

1976.

Physical Description: 6 folders.
Box 11 : 1-3

1979

Box 11 : 1-2

Orange County National Urban Park and other issues, Sept.-Dec.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 11 : 3

Political issues, Sept.-Nov.

Box 11 : 4-5

1980 May-July.

Physical Description: 2 folders.