Inventory of the Tom Hayden Papers

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Inventory of the Tom Hayden Papers

Collection number: LP322

California State Archives

Office of the Secretary of State

Sacramento, California

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  • California State Archives
  • 1020 "O" Street
  • Sacramento, California 95814
  • Phone: (916) 653-2246
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Processed by:
Joseph P. Samora
Date Completed:
January 2002
Encoded by:
Lucy Barber
© 2004 California Secretary of State. All rights reserved.

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


Collection is open for research.

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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.


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).


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

Related Material

As of January 2002, Senator Hayden's website is

Folder LP322:1-315

Series 1.  Bill Files, 1983-2000

Physical Description: 315 file folders


Arranged chronologically by legislative session and numerically by bill number.

Scope and Content Note

Bill files created by Tom Hayden may include bill analyses, amendments and resolutions, author's statements, testimony, press releases, editorials and newspaper clippings, correspondence, committee statements, and other information.
1983-1984: AB474-AB3946, ACR40, ACR123, ACR127, ACR154, AJR15, AJR22, AJR28, AJR32, AJR66, AB12X LP322:1-22
1985-1986: AB322-AB4233, ACR67, ACR73, ACR76, ACR82, ACR133, ACR141, ACR153, AJR63 LP322:23-55
1987-1988: AB278-AB4581, ACA65, ACR39, ACR41 LP322:56-93
1989-1990: AB109-AB4369, ACR1, ACR8, ACR45, ACR83, ACR127, ACR149, HR19 LP322:94-117
1991-1992: AB257-AB3422, ACA12, ACR62, AJR14-AJR17, AJR76, HR24 LP322:118-143
1993-1994: SB73-SB2116, SCA16, SCA45, SCR26, SR12, SR27, SR32 LP322:144-179
1995-1996: SB5-SB2172, SB7X, SCR7, SCR26, SJR8, SR41 LP322:180-217
1997-1998: SB3-SB2179, SR15, SJR81 LP322:218-267
1999-2000: SB58-SB2199, SCR13, SCR71, SR36 LP322:268-315
Folder LP322:316-432

Series 2.  Subject Files, 1983-1996

Physical Description: 115 file folders


Arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content Note

Subject files created by Senator Tom Hayden include correspondence received and sent, memos, reports, newspaper clippings, press releases, speeches, opinions, analyses, research on proposed and pending legislation, committee activities and district affairs.
Air Pollution Control (4ff) LP322:316-319
Airport Terminal, Santa Monica LP322:320
Apartheid, South Africa LP322:321
Cancer (3ff) LP322:322-324
Child Care LP322:325
China (3ff) LP322:326-328
Climate LP322:329
Coastal Zone Management, Malibu (3ff) LP322:330-332
Crime Prevention LP322:333
Earthquakes (2ff) LP322:334-335
Education (Pacific Rim) LP322:336
Education, Higher (2ff) LP322:337-338
Education, Higher-Conference LP322:339
Education, Higher-Teaching (2ff), video LP322:340-342
Employee Training LP322:343
Energy Conservation LP322:344
Environmental Protection, Federal LP322:345
Environmental Protection, Los Angeles County LP322:346
Environmental Protection, Mt. Shasta (2ff) LP322:347-348
Environmental Protection, State (2ff) LP322:349-350
Fair Political Practices LP322:351
Flood Control, Los Angeles River LP322:352
Foreign Trade, Israel & South Africa LP322:353
Forest Protection, Redwoods LP322:354
Hazardous Substances (2ff) LP322:355-356
Hazardous Waste, Kesterson LP322:357
Hazardous Waste Treatment Facility, Ward Valley (6ff) LP322:358-363
Homeless Persons LP322:364
Investments, Foreign LP322:365
Israel LP322:366
Jewish Federation Council LP322:367
Land Reclamation, Mines (2ff) LP322:368-369
Land Use, Santa Monica (4ff) LP322:370-373
Nuclear Energy LP322:374
Nuclear Energy Research, Livermore LP322:375
Oil Well Drilling, Off Shore (6ff) LP322:376-381
Oil Well Drilling, Pacific Palisades LP322:382
Parks, State, Malibu Lagoon LP322:383
Pesticides, Malathion (4ff) LP322:384-387
Pesticide Pollution LP322:388
Piers, Santa Monica LP322:389
Police Corps (2ff) LP322:390-391
Radio Active Waste Disposal, Ward Valley LP322:392
Rent Control (3ff) LP322:393-395
Senior Citizens LP322:396
Sewage Disposal (2ff) LP322:397-398
Sewage Disposal, Malibu (2ff) LP322:399-401
Sex Crimes, Rape LP322:402
Smoking (7ff) LP322:403-409
Speeches LP322:410
Terrorism (2ff) LP322:411-412
Toxic Chemical Control LP322:413
Video Display Terminal, Health (6ff) LP322:414-419
Waste Disposal, Land Fills LP322:420
Water LP322:421
Water, Floods LP322:422
Water Pollution, Bay/Delta (3ff) LP322:423-425
Water Pollution, Ocean (2ff) LP322:426-427
Water Pollution, Santa Monica (4ff) LP322:428-431
World Trade Organization LP322:432
Folder LP322:433-483

Series 3.  Orange County Bankruptcy Files, 1994-1997

Physical Description: 51 files folders


Arranged by record type.

Scope and Content Note

Files relate to the Senate Special Committee on Local Government Investments investigation and resolution of the Orange County Bankruptcy Scandal. The Committee approved a measure which put strict contribution limits on Wall Street firms, created oversight boards to review decisions of county treasurers, made brokers disclose risky investments and required treasurers to provide their governing boards with monthly risk assessment reports.
Senate Select Committee on Local Government Investments Hearing, February 16, 1995 LP322:433
Disclosure LP322:434
Special Session LP322:435
Law Firms LP322:436
Other Bills/Activities LP322:437
Senate Select Committee on Local Government Investments Hearing Notes LP322:438
Municipal Assistance Corporation, New York City LP322:439
Leifier Capital LP322:440
Taxes LP322:441
Barings, Bank of Britain LP322:442
Reports (5ff) LP322:443-447
Hearing Testimony LP322:448
Memos LP322:449
Campaign Contributions (2ff) LP322:450-451
Campaign Reports LP322:452
Local Agencies LP322:453
Local Agencies/Schools LP322:454
Past Legislation LP322:455
Environmental Issues LP322:456
Press Releases LP322:457
Notes on Legislation LP322:458
Correspondence (2ff) LP322:459-460
California State Auditor County Investment LP322:461
Taxes LP322:462
Newspaper Articles (7 ff.) LP322:463-469
Advisory Panel LP322:470
Press Contacts LP322:471
Governor Pete Wilson LP322:472
Merrill Lynch LP322:473
Bennett (Orange Co. Attorney), Popejoy (Chief Executive Officer) LP322:474
Ken Ough (Investment Banker) LP322:475
Matt Raabe (Orange County Assistant Treasurer) LP322:476
CS First Boston LP322:477
Schneider (Orange County Chief Administrative Officer) LP322:478
Andrus (Orange County Counsel) LP322:479
Lewis (Orange County Auditor-General) LP322:480
Costana (Orange County Bond Counsel) LP322:481
Despirito/Dean Witter Reynolds LP322:482
Securities Exchange Commission LP322:483
Folder LP322:484-513

Series 4.  University of California, Irvine Fertility Clinic Files, 1994-1997

Physical Description: 23 file folders


Arranged by record type.

Scope and Content Note

Senator Hayden was Chair of the Senate Select Committee for Higher Education that investigated certain "whistleblower" allegations relating to financial and research misconduct at the Center for Reproductive Health and at the University of California Irvine Medical Center (Fertility Clinic). Under subpoena, UC Irvine officials and medical doctors were questioned regarding fraudulent procedures in handling fertility cases. The medical doctors were dismissed and later indicted. The fraudulent practices were eventually prohibited by legislation.
Testimony, June 14, 1995 (2ff) LP322:484-485
Nexis Search LP322:486
Background (2ff) LP322:487-488
Settlements LP322:489
Wisconsin Information LP322:490
Human Resources Department (2ff) LP322:491-492
Procedural, June 14, 1995 (2ff) LP322:493-494
University of San Diego LP322:495
Debra L. Krabel Testimony LP322:496
Correspondence (2ff) LP322:497-498
Memos LP322:499
Legislation, Reproduction (2ff) LP322:500-501
Legislation, Criminal Egg Law LP322:502
Report, Embryo Theft LP322:503
Newspaper Articles (2ff) LP322:504-505
Court Documents, Original Complaint (2ff) LP322:506-507
Court Documents LP322:508
Royce House Hearings LP322:509
Financial Audits & Reports (4ff) LP322:510-513