Collection Scope and Contents
Title: Michael F. Magliari papers
Date (inclusive): 1980-1994
Collection Number: WRCA 053
Magliari, Michael F.
0.42 linear feet
Rivera Library. Special Collections Department.
Abstract: Papers in the collection originated
from Magliari's involvement with the Mono Lake Committee (Magliari has been a member since
1977). Most of the collection involves Magliari's work on the state capitol office staff of
California State Senator John Garamendi (Thirteenth District).
Languages: The collection is in English.
The collection is open for research.
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[identification of item], [date if possible]. Michael F. Magliari papers (WRCA 053). Water
Resources Collections and Archives. Special Collections & University Archives,
University of California, Riverside.
Processed by Randal Brandt, WRCA Technical Services Librarian, and Vanessa Yan, 1999.
Collection number updated February 2019. Legacy collection number was MAGLIARI. This change
was part of a project in 2018/2019 to update the collection numbers for collections in the
Water Resources Collections and Archives.
Michael Magliari is an Associate Professor of History at California State University,
Chico. Formerly, he served as press secretary to California State Senator John Garamendi. He
is the author of Senate Concurrent Resolution 79 and Senate Bill 83.
Collection Scope and Contents
Papers in the collection originated from Magliari's involvement with the Mono Lake
Committee (Magliari has been a member since 1977). Most of the collection involves
Magliari's work on the state capitol office staff of California State Senator John Garamendi
(Thirteenth District). In April 1980, Magliari took a leave of absence from his graduate
studies in History at the University of California, Davis, and joined Garamendi's staff as
his Field Representative and press secretary. His chief duties included the drafting and
management of Garamendi's Mono Lake legislation. In January 1981, Magliari resumed his
graduate education, but remained on Garamendi's staff as a student intern and volunteer
consultant on Mono Lake until December 1981.
During the critical early period in the campaign to save Mono Lake, Garamendi introduced
three pieces of legislation on behalf of the Mono Lake Committee:
- Senate Bill 1617, which would have restored Mono Lake's water level at an elevation of
- Senate Concurrent Resolution 79, which would have placed the state legislature on
record in favor of halting Los Angeles's water diversions and restoring Mono Lake at the
- Senate Bill 83, which established the Mono Lake Tufa Reserve as a unit of the
California State Parks system. SB 83, Mono Lake's first major victory in Sacramento, was
passed overwhelmingly by both houses of the legislature and signed into law by Governor
Edmund J. Brown, Jr. on September 23, 1981.
Magliari wrote both SCR 79 and SB 83, and managed all three pieces of legislation through
the various stages of the legislative process. During this time, he worked very closely with
Mono Lake Committee President David Gaines and committee lobbyists Tom Cassidy and Tim
Along with copies of the above legislation, the collection also includes: Senate Bill
1120; notes, drafts, correspondence, press releases, legislative histories, etc., pertaining
to these and other Mono Lake legislation
The collection is arranged topically.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the
library's online public access catalog.
California. Legislature. Senate
Garamendi, John Raymond, 1945-
Lake conservation -- Law and legislation -- California
Mono Lake (Calif.) -- Water rights
Mono Lake-Tufa State Reserve (Calif.)
Senate Bill no. 1120
Senate Bill no. 1617
Senate Bill no. 83
Senate Concurrent Resolution no. 79
Genres and Forms of Materials