Scope and Content Summary
Title: Elections Committee of the County of Orange (ECCO) records
Identifier/Call Number: MS.R.166
Special Collections and Archives, University of California, Irvine Libraries
Language of Material:
8.0 Linear feet
6 boxes, 3 XOS folders, 6 XOS banner rolls
Date (bulk): Bulk, 1999-2005
Date (inclusive): 1984-2009
Language of Collection Materials:
Collection materials are in
This collection comprises records of the Elections Committee of the County of Orange (ECCO) is an all-volunteer political
action committee that works on behalf of civil rights, mainly those of women and the LGBT community. The collection includes
newsletters, reports, programs, historical information, and correspondence from the organization, as well as posters, photographs,
T-shirts, banners, awards, magazines, and video tapes. Most of the material dates from 1999 to 2005.
The collection is open for research. Access to original video cassettes is restricted; researchers must request use copies.
Property rights reside with the University of California. For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact the Head
of Special Collections and Archives.
Elections Committee of the County of Orange (ECCO) records. MS-R166. 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.
Gift of Eric Dills, 2012.
Processed by Alix Norton with assistance from Audra Eagle Yun, 2012-2013.
The Elections Committee of the County of Orange (ECCO) is a political action committee that works on behalf of civil rights,
mainly those of the LGBT community and women. The organization was founded in 1982 after a group of gay men and lesbians gathered
in Orange County to discuss political issues in their community relating to discrimination against homosexuals. Soon it became
a licensed political action committee led by founding co-chairs Georgia Garrett-Norris and Dan Wooldridge. Since then, the
all-volunteer, non-partisan organization has worked to educate legislators about the issues facing the LGBT community and
women in Southern California and all over the country. ECCO holds an annual fundraising dinner to raise awareness and funds,
and to recognize community members for their work in support of LGBT rights.
Scope and Content Summary
This collection includes ECCO newsletters, reports, programs, historical information, and correspondence. It also contains
subject and research files for volunteers in the organization, including magazines, newspaper clippings, and reports. Invitations,
programs, posters, and other materials from the annual Awards Dinner are included from 1984 to 2009. Media materials include
photographs and video tapes, and artifacts include T-shirts, stickers, pins, and plaques. Most of the materials date from
1999 to 2005.
This collection is arranged in 5 series:
- Series 1. Organizational records, 1995-2004
- Series 2. Publications, 1998-2005
- Series 3. Awards, proclamations, and resolutions, 1984-2009
- Series 4. Subject and research files, 1985-2008
- Series 5. Photographs, media, and artifacts, 1992-1996
Subjects and Indexing Terms
Elections Committee of the County of Orange (ECCO).
Gay rights -- California -- Orange County -- History -- Sources
Gays -- California -- Orange County -- Archives.
Lesbians -- California -- Orange County -- Archives.