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Guide to the Robert E. Badham Papers
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Collection Scope and Content Summary
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Robert E. Badham papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1962-1988
    Collection number: MS-R011
    Creator: Badham, Robert E.
    Extent: 117 linear feet (117 boxes)
    Repository: University of California, Irvine. Library. Special Collections and Archives.
    Irvine, California 92623-9557
    Shelf location: Stored offsite at SRLF. Forty-eight hours advance notice is required for access to the papers.
    Abstract: Records accummulated by Robert E. Badham during his 25 years of public service in California include materials from his terms in the California Assembly and in the U.S. House of Representatives. This collection documents only Badham's political career and not other aspects of his life. Materials provide information on the work of Badham and legislative colleagues concerning both issues relating to Southern California and the state as a whole, and those of more national and international significance. Collection materials include legislative correspondence, correspondence with constituents, photographs, speeches, publications, newsclippings, campaign documentation, legislative activity files, press releases, and realia. Also included are numerous video cassette tapes, many of them interviews with national figures on issues of concern to Badham's constituents that were aired as "The Badham Report" on cable TV in his congressional district.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Access

    Collection is open for research. Forty-eight hours advance notice is required for access because materials are stored offsite.

    Publication rights

    Property rights reside with the University of California. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permission to publish or to reproduce, please contact the Head of Special Collections and University Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    Robert E. Badham Papers. MS-R11. 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 Robert Badham, 1988.

    Processing history

    Processing completed in 1992 by Sharon Pugsley and Mary Ellen Goddard.

    Biography

    Robert E. Badham, a fifth generation Californian, was born June 9, 1929. His forefathers had settled in the Los Angeles area in 1881.
    Badham attended public schools there and in Beverly Hills, graduated from Beverly Hills High School. He then attended Occidental College for his freshman year and graduated in 1951 from Stanford University.
    During his high school days he met Ann Hatteroth; they were married just before he began his service in the U.S. Navy as an ensign. They had three children, Sharon Ann, (1953); Robert E., Jr., (1955); and William Arthur, (1957).
    While in the Navy, Badham served as an Operations Officer in the Korean War Zone and as a CIC Instructor at the Fleet Training Center, Pearl Harbor. His decorations include the China Service and National Defense Ribbons, Korean Service Ribbon with 2 stars, the U.N. Medal, and the Korean Presidential Unit Citation.
    Badham was released from the Navy in 1954 as a Lt.(jg). He entered the family business in Los Angeles --Hoffman Hardware Company (1955-1969) --where he later became vice president and a director.
    Mr. Badham was divorced in May 1969. He married the former Anne Carroll Jahns in November 1970 and thus added her two children, Phyllis Anne and Jennifer Leigh, to his family.
    Robert Badham was first elected to the 71st California Assembly District in 1962 as a Republican and was re-elected six times by large margins. (Due to district reapportionment, he later represented the 74th district). During that time he served on the Ways and Means, Revenue and Taxation, Water, Governmental Organization, Public Utilities Corporation, Legislative Representation, Judiciary, Commerce and Public Utilities, Government Efficiency & Economy, and Public Employment and Retirement committees. He also served as chairman of the Joint Committee on Atomic Development and Space and as a Legislative Advisory Member to the State Public Works Board.
    In 1976 he was elected to the United States Congress, representing the 40th District where he served until he chose not to run in 1988. When he left he was the ranking Republican on the Procurement Subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committee and third ranking Republican on the overall committee. He was also a member of the House Administration Committee and the Republican Study Committee. When he retired at age 59 in 1988, he returned to the private sector.

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    Records accummulated by Robert E. Badham during his 25 years of public service in California include materials from his terms in the California Assembly and in the U.S. House of Representatives. This collection documents only Badham's political career and not other aspects of his life. Materials provide information on the work of Badham and legislative colleagues concerning both issues relating to Southern California and the state as a whole, and those of more national and international significance. Collection materials include legislative correspondence, correspondence with constituents, photographs, speeches, publications, newsclippings, campaign documentation, legislative activity files, press releases, and realia. Also included are numerous video cassette tapes, many of them interviews with national figures on issues of concern to Badham's constituents that were aired as "The Badham Report" on cable TV in his congressional district.

    Indexing Terms

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

    Subjects

    Badham, Robert E.--Archives.
    United States. Congress. House--Archival resources.
    California--Politics and government--Archival resources.
    United States--Politics and government--Archival resources.
    Orange County (Calif.)--Archival resources.

    Genres and Forms of Materials

    Photographic prints.
    Sound recordings.
    Video recordings.
    Artifacts.
    Microforms.

    Occupations

    Legislators--California.
    Legislators--United States.