Guide to the Thomas J. Peterson Collection on the Elections Committee of the County of Orange
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Title: Thomas J. Peterson collection on the Elections Committee of the County of Orange
Collection Number: MS-R125
Peterson, Thomas J.
0.5 linear feet
(1 box and 1 oversized folder)
Languages: The collection is in English.
University of California, Irvine. Library. Special Collections and Archives.
Irvine, California 92623-9557
Abstract: The collection primarily comprises publications of the Elections Committee of the County of Orange (ECCO) collected by board
member, Thomas J. Peterson. Founded in 1982, ECCO is a nonpartisan, political action committee that monitors legislative
issues affecting the Southern California lesbian and gay community.
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Thomas J. Peterson Collection on the Elections Committee of the County of Orange. MS-R125. Special Collections and Archives,
The UC Irvine Libraries, Irvine, California.
Gift of Thomas J. Peterson, 2005.
Processed by Cyndi Shein, 2008.
Founded in 1982, the Elections Committee of the County of Orange is a nonpartisan political action committee that monitors
legislative issues that affecting the Southern California lesbian and gay community. It works to end discrimination based
on gender, sexual orientation, or HIV / AIDS status. Its concerns also include marriage rights, the "right to choose," and
women's health care. ECCO is a non-profit organization run by volunteers and governed by a board of directors.
Thomas J. Peterson was on the board of directors for ECCO and editor of the organization's newsletter,
Collection Scope and Content Summary
The collection primarily comprises publications of the Elections Committee of the County of Orange collected by board member,
Thomas J. Peterson. It contains newsletters, event programs, bi-annual reports, posters, a certificate, and a photograph.
This collection is arranged alphabetically by type of record.
Related materials on ECCO can be found in the following collections:
Box : Folder 1 : 1
Annual awards dinner event programs and invitations
Box : Folder 1 : 2
Box : Folder 1 : 3
Board of governors / board of directors reception event program
Box : Folder 1 : 4
Certificate of participation in first annual Orange County cultural pride festival
Box : Folder 1 : 7
Photograph (autographed) of Bill Maher, Jr., host of "Politically Incorrect" talk show
Box : Folder MC4-08
Scope and Content Note
Contains two posters promoting ECCO events in Orange County and one poster promoting a national march on Washington for lesbian
and gay rights.