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E. Richard Barnes Papers, 1964-1972 | Special Collections & University Archives

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Collection Overview

Title: E. Richard Barnes Papers, 1964-1972Add to your cart.

Primary Creator: Barnes, E. Richard (1906-1985)

Extent: 2.83 Linear Feet

Forms of Material: Personal Papers

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The E. Richard Barnes Collection dates from 1964-1972.  It consists solely of paper records.  Included in this collection are reports, correspondence, press releases and information sheets relating to Barnes' work as a member of the Natural Resources, Planning and Public Works Committee.  Also included are bill files and press releases on topics such as education, the military, the fishing industry, and public administration.  There is no filing order.

Biographical Note

E. Richard Barnes was born January 1, 1906 in Minnesota.  A retired Navy Captain, Barnes moved to California in 1943.  He was elected to the California State Assembly in 1962 as a representative of San Diego's 78th District.  During his ten years in the legislature, Barnes served as the Chairman of the Committee on Retirement Systems and was a member of the Committee on Ways and Means and Natural Resources.  He was also known for his outspoken opposition to President Nixon's trip to China in 1971.  Barnes, a Republican, supported capital punishment and the abolition of the federal income taxes.  He lost his bid for reelection in 1972. 

Barnes died at age 75 in August of 1985 at his home in El Cajon, CA.

Administrative Information

Repository: Special Collections & University Archives

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: 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.

Preferred Citation: Identification of item, folder title, box number, E. Richard Barnes Papers, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.


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Folder 1: LP 159: 389, Legislative-Assembly-Assemblymen, Bill Files, AB 1621-AB 1669, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 2: LP 159: 387, Legislative-Assembly-Assemblymen, Bill Files, AB 94-AB 339, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 3: LP 159: 386, Legislative-Assembly-Assemblymen, Bill Files, AB 889, 1967Add to your cart.

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