Earlier we introduced our efforts to provide researchers with access to unprocessed collections. We will continue to share brief information about recently “exposed” collections here in the “New & Noteworthy Collections” blog. Below are a number of Regional History collections that are now available. For additional information contact Special Collections and Archives at (949)824-3947 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
MS-R086, Judy B. Rosener Papers
This collection comprises papers from Judy B. Rosener documenting three of her roles: President, Amigos de Bolsa Chica environmental organization, Commissioner in the South Coast Regional Commission, and Professor in the Paul Merage School of Business at UC Irvine. Included are newsletters, memoranda, newsclippings, reports, publications, transcripts and audiorecordings of meetings, research materials, and writings. Extent 32.6 linear feet (33 boxes).
MS-R090, Frank and Frances Robinson Files on Upper Newport Bay Preservation
This collection consists Frank and Frances Robinson’s research materials relating to issues surrounding the proposed land swap between Orange County, California and the Irvine Company that would have allowed the latter to develop the Upper Newport Bay. Included are court materials relating to the subsequent trial and electioneering and publicity as well as subsequent activities in the development of the Upper Newport Bay as a nature preserve. Extent 32.3 linear feet (29 boxes).
MS-R092, Therese Lynn Files on California Federation of Business and Professional Women
This collection contains files accumulated by Therese Lynn documenting the activities of the Orange County chapters of the California Federation of Business and Professional Women organization, particularly the Saddleback Valley chapter. Included are newsletters, newspapers, brochures, and printed ephemera. Files also document the work of related organizations such as the Orange County Commission on the Status of Women and the National Organization for Women, and issues such as the Equal Rights Amendment legislation. Extent 4.6 linear feet (7 boxes).
MS-R093, Ronald H. Chilcote Papers
This collection consists of the papers of Ronald H. Chilcote, resident and civil activist of Laguna Beach, California documenting his involvement with the Laguna Beach Unified School District and school board, Temple Hills Community Association, Laganza Farm, Laguna Greenbelt, Inc., South Laguna Civic Association, LANO, and the Crystal Cove Association. Included are brochures and flyers, catalogs, correspondence, financial reports, legal incorporation documents, meeting materials, newsletters, planning documents, reports, and news clippings documenting Laguna Beach community issues and politics. Extent 33.6 linear feet (34 boxes).
MS-R095, Wendy Griffin Files on Women’s Rights Activism
This collection consists of the files of activist and sociologist Dr. Wendy Griffin, documenting women’s rights activities in Orange County, California between 1974 and 1992. Topics include the push for ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment, reproductive freedom, and the effects of the “new right.” There is also information about her work to publicize the motives and anti-women’s rights voting record of California State Senate Minority Leader William Campbell. Materials included are newspaper clippings, brochures, newsletters, flyers, reports, U-matic videocassettes, and correspondence. Extent 0.8 linear feet (2 boxes)
MS-R097, Felix Schwarz Files on the Orange County Human Relations Commission
This collection comprises the files of Felix Schwarz, a member of the Board of Directors for the Orange County Human Relations Council. Materials include bulletins, reports, emails, and board of directors’ meeting agendas. Extent 0.2 linear feet (1 box)