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Inventory of the Gerald R. (Jerry) Eaves Papers
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Series Descriptions


Series 1 Bill Files 1985-1992

Physical Description: 94 file folders


Bill files are arranged chronologically by legislative session and then numerically by bill number.

Scope and Content Note

Bill files typically include analyses of the legislation, proposed amendments, correspondence from interest groups both in support and in opposition, editorials and newspaper clippings, press releases from Eaves's office, veto messages from the Governor (when applicable), and other relevant information. Major topics covered include economic development and employment opportunities, San Bernardino County local issues, real estate laws and regulations, criminal penalties, and health care.
1985-1986: AB831-AB4391 (22ff) LP396:1-22.
1987-1988: AB251-AB4432, AJR5-AJR46 (27ff) LP396:23-49.
1989-1990: AB5-AB4140, ACA30, ACR95 (22ff) LP396:50-71.
1991-1992: AB5-AB3723, ACR6, AJR22-AJR62 (23ff) LP396:72-94.

Series 2 Correspondence 1988

Physical Description: 5 file folders


Arranged into three subseries: Capitol Office Alphabetical, Capitol Office Chronological, and District Office. The first subseries is arranged alphabetically by last name of the recipient of the correspondence; the second and third are each arranged chronologically by the date the correspondence was sent.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence consists entirely of letters sent from Assembly Member Eaves to others. The two series containing Capitol Office correspondence consist largely of letters from Eaves to other members of the Legislature, such as the Speaker and various committee chairs, typically regarding legislation proposed by Eaves. District Office correspondence consists largely of letters from Eaves to constituents in his district, regarding controversial issues of the day, both local and statewide. Researchers looking for a clearer picture of Eaves's political ideology will find some items of interest in the correspondence files; Eaves was very forthright with his constituents regarding his position on issues such as gun control, business regulations, and education.