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Guide to the Committee of 4000 Records MS.R.160
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  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Processing History
  • Historical Background
  • Bibliography
  • Collection Scope and Content Summary
  • Arrangement

  • Title: Committee of 4000 records
    Identifier/Call Number: MS.R.160
    Contributing Institution: Special Collections and Archives, University of California, Irvine Libraries
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 0.2 Linear feet (1 box)
    Date (inclusive): 1979-1983
    Abstract: This collection consists of documents of and related to the Committee of 4000, a non-profit political action group from Irvine, California. The Committee of 4000 was an organization founded by land leaseholders who disputed the terms of their leasing rights with the Irvine Company in the early 1980s. The collection includes newsletters, correspondence from the Irvine Company, meeting minutes, promotional materials, legal documents, and other material related to the organization's class action lawsuit and activities.
    Creator: Committee of 4000.

    Access

    The collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the University of California. For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    Committee of 4000 Records. MS-R160. 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

    Transferred by Yvonne Wilson, former government documents librarian at UC Irvine.

    Processing History

    Processed by Chris S. Ervin, 2012 November.

    Historical Background

    The Committee of 4000, a non-profit political action group based in Newport Beach, California, was founded by land leaseholders who disputed the terms of their leasing rights with the Irvine Company in the early 1980s.The Irvine Company had leased land to some home buyers in Newport Beach and in the city of Irvine in the late 1950s. In the late 1970s the long-term leases were up for renewal. A decade of inflation had pushed up land prices sharply, justifying enormous rent increases. The frightened leaseholders formed a political action group, called the Committee of 4000 to try to persuade Irvine Company to hold down the threatened rent hikes. The president of the Committee of 4000 was Barbara Young of Newport Beach, California.

    Bibliography

    Further information related to the Committee of 4000 can be found in
    Hector, Gary (August 27, 1990). "AMERICA'S RICHEST LAND BARON: Donald Bren's stunning property covers 100 square miles of California." Fortune. Retrieved 2012-11-14. http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/fortune_archive/1990/08/27/73941/ 

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    This collection consists of documents related to the Committee of 4000, a non-profit political action group from Irvine, California. The Committee of 4000 was an organization founded by land leaseholders who disputed the terms of their leasing rights with the Irvine Company in the early 1980s. The collection includes newsletters, correspondence from the Irvine Company, meeting minutes, promotional materials, legal documents, and other material related to the organization's class action lawsuit and activities.

    Arrangement

    The collection is not arranged.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Committee of 4000.
    Irvine Company.
    City planning -- California -- Irvine -- History -- Sources.
    Correspondence -- 20th century.
    Land use -- California -- Irvine
    Land use -- California -- Irvine -- History -- Sources.
    Legal documents -- California -- Orange County -- 20th century
    Minutes -- California -- Orange County -- 20th century.