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Guide to the John E. Moss papers, 1953-1978
MSS 1977/01  
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  • Biographical/Historical note
  • Conditions Governing Access note
  • Preferred Citation note
  • Copyright

  • Title: John E. Moss papers
    Identifier/Call Number: MSS 1977/01
    Contributing Institution: California State University, Sacramento Special Collections & University Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 522.0 Linear feet (271 record cartons, 153 manuscript boxes and oversize)
    Date (inclusive): 1953-1978
    Abstract: Correspondence with constituents, government officials, and personal acquaintances; notes; research materials gathered to frame legislation from subcommittee through publication; reports and investigations leading legislation; photographs; scrapbooks; films; awards and certificates.
    Language of Materials note: English.
    creator: Moss, John E. (John Emerson), 1913-

    Biographical/Historical note

    In 1948, John E. Moss was elected to the California Assembly to represent the Ninth District. He was re-elected in 1950 and served two terms in all. While a member of the Assembly, he sponsored legislation dealing with public employees, land use, housing, and lobbying. While in the Assembly, Moss served on Education, Civil Service, State Personnel, and many other committees. In 1952, Moss was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives for the Third District, where he served until 1979. Congressman Moss fought for consumer rights, First Amendment issues, and conscientious government. He was the chief sponsor of The Clean Air Act of 1970 and, most notably, the 1966 Federal Freedom of Information Act.

    Conditions Governing Access note

    Collection is open for research. Some restrictions may apply.

    Preferred Citation note

    [Identification of item including date], [Folder Title], MSS 1977/01, John E. Moss papers, Department of Special Collections and University Archives, The Library, California State University, Sacramento.


    Copyright is protected by the copyright law, Chapter 17 of the U.S. Code. Requests for permission to publish, quote, or reproduce from collections must be submitted in writing to the Head of the Department of Special Collections and University Archives. Permission for publication is given on the behalf of the Department of Special Collections and University Archives, The Library, California State University, Sacramento as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Moss, John E. (John Emerson), 1913-
    California--Politics and government.
    California. Legislature. Assembly
    Democratic Party--History
    United States. Freedom of Information Act.
    Vietnam War, 1961-1975.