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Jim Bates Papers

Identifier: MS-0015

Scope and Contents

The Jim Bates Papers contains files from several of the committees and subcommittees Bates served on, as well as from some of his more well-known bills: specifically the subcommittee on Procurement and Printing, and the subjects of Navy procurement fraud, the Rural Electrification Administration's loan program, and emergency care for trauma victims.  The collection contains information on bills which Bates supported, and gives quarterly histories of his actions and accomplishments from 1975-90. The collection consists of correspondence, memoranda, reports, and public relations files.


  • 1981-1990


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in these materials have not been transferred to San Diego State University. Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections is such that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine.  Requests for permission to publish must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. When granted, permission is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish. Materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.

Biographical Note

Democrat Jim Bates was first involved in San Diego politics in 1971, serving as a member of the San Diego City Council until 1974. From 1975 to 1982 he served as chairman of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors. In 1982 he won election as U.S. Representative of California, District 44, and has served on numerous House committees and subcommittees. Bates lost his seat as Representative in November, 1990.


5.70 Linear Feet

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Arrangement Note

I. Legislative Files, 1988-90

II. Press Secretary Files

III. Legislative Happenings

IV. Bills

1. 98th Congress

2. 99th Congress

3. 100th Congress

V. Navy Procurement Fraud

VI. Legislative History

VII. Legislative Profile

VIII. House Legislative Activity

IX. Roll Call Subject Guide

Source of Acquisition

Jim Bates




Jim Bates Papers
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Repository Details

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