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									MECHAM RECALL COLLECTION-MSS 32
Records: 1986-1988 No. of Items: 27 Boxes, 3 Oversize Volumes, Misc. Oversize Items, approx. 30 cu. ft. Established in early 1987, the Mecham Recall Committee was dedicated to the removal of Arizona Governor Evan Mecham from office. Elected in 1986, the latter inspired much controversy for his views regarding various issues. Coordinator of the recall effort was Phoenix businessman and self-made millionaire Ed Buck. Through a massive grass-roots campaign Buck and other recall supporters mobilized state-wide support and acquired enough petition signatures to force a special election. However, before the scheduled date of the recall election in May 1988, Mecham was impeached by the Arizona Legislature and removed from office primarily for obtaining and concealing a questionable $350,000 campaign loan. Materials within the collection primarily document activities of the recall committee. Included are office files of correspondence, copies of signed petitions, newsclippings, audio-visual items, and miscellaneous publicity materials used for the recall effort. The collection also contains documents related to the Mecham Watchdog Committee, predecessor of the Mecham Recall Committee. Some items pertain to other activities of gay activist Ed Buck. Most of the material in the collection was donated to the Arizona Historical Foundation by Ed Buck during the period 1988-1991. Mr. Buck has requested that the collection be dedicated to Ed Morse, the first volunteer to assist in the recall effort. A single box of legal materials contained within the collection was donated by attorney Stephen U’Ren of Phoenix in 1991. Box 1 Folder 1 Misc. correspondence and memos re: whether or not Prop. 200 applies to the Mecham Recall Committee (see also Box 27, f.1) Also includes volunteer forms and names and addresses of persons interested in the Committee Volunteer forms Misc. materials including: Maricopa County Recorder’s Office Recall petition Certification Report 12/21/87; Misc. handwritten notes; attorney general guidelines, 11/l9/87 observation report by T.M. Hanson of petition circulation process, 11/24/87; photocopies of donation checks; misc. newsclippings; some correspondence; copy of opinion survey; statement by Ed Buck about use of prescription medication; letter from Brunch Jennings copy: Church Leaders’ Criteria for Electing public Officials. misc. info re: legislature; Maricopa county Recorder’s Office Recall Petition certification Final Media Briefing Fact Sheet, 1/18/88

Folder 2 Folder 3

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Box 1 Continued Folder 4 Folder 5 Folder 6 Folder 7 Folder 8 Folder 9 Folder 10 Folder 11 Folder 12 Folder 13 Folder 14 Volunteer Forms - Northeast Phoenix Volunteer Forms - Zip Code 85018 (Tower Plaza) Volunteer Forms - central Phoenix & petition sites Volunteer Forms - Zip Codes 85007-008 and 85012-019 Volunteer Forms - Peoria/Glendale Bob Davis Arrest New Alliance Party Platform - 6/4/86 MCC envelopes; also 38th legislature directory Proposition 200 MRC Signature Count by County, Final Report Nov. 4, 1987 Misc. notes and correspondence re.: from Georgia S. Hubbard and Phyllis A. Gately re: voter registration and invalidation of signatures; petition observations by Sharon Giorgio; telephone messages letter to H. Bloom organization re: Kool and the Gang Concert; Notes on Lee Watkins, Barry Wolfson Clipping from The Nation, 11/9/87 Copy of Statement of Contributions and Expenditures for Evan Mecham filed April, 1987 Stevie Wonder correspondence Press releases (empty) Misc. correspondence; February and March, 1987 Press - Names and Contacts Ilene Gorden, Director of Group Relations Lists of names, potential volunteers, contacts KFYI contact ABC News LA - Contacts

Folder 15

Folder 16 Folder 17 Folder 18 Folder 19 Folder 20

Folder 21 Folder 22

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Box 1 Continued Folder 23 Folder 24 Folder 25 Folder 26 Folder 27 Folder 28 Folder 29 Folder 30 Folder 31 Folder 32 Folder 33 Folder 34 Folder 35 Folder 36 Folder 37 Folder 38 Folder 39 Folder 40 Folder 41 Folder 42 Folder 43 Folder 44 NBC News LA - Contacts CBS News LA - Contacts ABC News Washington KTAR radio East Valley Office (Volunteers?) AFSCME Local 3195; newsletters, misc. clippings Scottsdale Daily Progress Contacts Phoenix Gazette Contact Green Valley News Washington Times Contacts U.S. News and World Report Time USA Today KNAU Mesa Tribune Newsweek New Times Arizona Republic Other National Press Arizona Daily Wildcat Channel 13, Tucson Jerome

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Box 1 Continued Folder 45 Folder 46 Folder 47 Folder 48 Folder 49 Folder 50 Folder 51 Folder 52 Folder 53 Folder 54 Folder 55 Folder 56 Folder 57 Folder 58 Folder 59 Folder 60 Folder 61 Folder 62 Folder 63 Folder 64 Folder 65 Folder 66 ACLU AFSCME, Tucson Blue Cards Anti-Mecham (donation forms) Capitol Police: “Rules for Demonstrations” Common Cause clippings Ed Buck drug probe articles DPS (notes) Flagstaff Hand-out letter Interviews: Evan Mecham with Arizona Trend Magazine PACs Prescott; correspondence with Merle Farmer Saturday Night Live; correspondence Thank You Letters The Labor Journal RUCO; agenda meeting January 23, 1987 20 PERSON LIST Trent Franks notation Watchdog statement Marketing Mecham and Homosexuality Watchdog Roster, 1/3/87

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Box 1 Continued Folder 67 Folder 68 Folder 69 Folder 70 Folder 71 Folder 72 Folder 73 Folder 74 Folder 75 Folder 76 Folder 77 Folder 78 Folder 79 Folder 80 Folder 81 Folder 82 Folder 83 Folder 84 Folder 85 Fundraising letter Budget Larry Lynde Paid signatures gathered (Rillito Race Track survey) Ronald Crates clippings and correspondence Grey Panthers message People for the American Way correspondence and notes Key Volunteers lists Energy Fund notes Real Estate Names and Addresses Mesa Office - Standard Commercial Lease Misc. telephone messages, notes, etc. Completed mail orders Miscellaneous legal correspondence, receipts, etc. Petition information, hotline info., memos, and lists Petty cash sheets and receipts Miscellaneous clippings Press mailing list Press release mailing forms Directory, MRC Steering Committee Petition Signing Locations: ASU, Scottsdale, Prescott, Tucson Hotline #s: Scottsdale, Tucson, Yuma Mecham clippings Press packet originals

Folder 86 Folder 87

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Box 1 Continued Folder 88 Folder 89 Folder 90 Folder 91 Folder 92 Folder 93 Folder 94 Folder 95 Folder 96 Folder 97 Folder 98 Folder 99 Folder 100 Folder 101 Folder 102 Folder 103 Folder 104 Folder 105 Folder 106 Folder 107 Folder 108 Folder 109 Volunteer forms completed Petitions picked up at headquarters SW office completed Volunteer forms UNPICKANINNY BUMPER STICKERS ORDERS Press File lists, releases, correspondence Mecham statement of contributions filed 4/1/87 Gay Press contacts Mecham resignation bumper stickers Press packets mailed out Office supplies donors receipts Tucson chapter memos and lists Black community speakers and directory Globe, Nogales, Cornville -- sales contracts Shopping malls -- guidelines, instructions for volunteers Scottsdale 20/30 club list Mecham 1987-1987 T-shirts. receipts for manufacture Basha’s Markets -- petitioning and Related Activities Shopping Malls, guidelines, instructions for volunteers Events calendars ADOT forms Deputy registrar lists Buttons

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Box 1 Continued Folder 110 Folder 111 Folder 112 Folder 113 Folder 114 Folder 115 Folder 116 Folder 117 Folder 118 Folder 119 Folder 120 Folder 121 Folder 122 Folder 123 Folder 124 Folder 125 Folder 126 Folder 127 Folder 128 Folder 129 Folder 130 Folder 131 Zap Ev T-shirts That’s Scarey T-shirt Ev-Caution sticker Hal Chappel T-shirts Mecham mouse T-shirts Recall Mecham T-shirts Sunshades Fundraising letters Signs Newsletter, masters Recall posters and banners Logistics plan Press release forms Status report: unemployment insurance coverage Recall Mecham tour T-shirts Demonstration file/police Phoenix Route to Recall press releases, memos, etc. Sundome schedule Airport facts Uniprint ad Volunteer sign-in sheet Original road to recall press releases

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Box 1 Continued Folder 132 Folder 133 Notary information Mecham support poll, 3/15/87

Box 2 Folder 1 Folder 2 Folder 3 Folder 4 Folder 5 Folder 6 Folder 7 Folder 8 Folder 9 Folder 10 Folder 11 Folder 12 Folder 13 Folder 14 Folder 15 Folder 16 Folder 17 Folder 18 Folder 19 Volunteer Profile forms Office Directory Valley Hotline Telephone numbers Hispanic community contacts includes names, telephone #‘s South Phoenix Office, personnel Scottsdale chapter Tempe Chapter personnel Prescott Area contact Paul Knowles - Mesa Flagstaff chapter Complimentary items (agreements of items distributed) Old volunteer lists Purchase requisitions (blanks) Blank sign out forms Blank volunteer schedules Blank material sign out sheets Master of donation card Recall T-shirts file; includes receipts, orders etc Mecham bola ties

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Box 2 Continued Folder 20 Folder 21 Folder 22 Folder 23 Folder 24 Folder 25 Folder 26 Folder 27 Folder 28 Folder 29 Folder 30 Folder 31 Folder 32 Folder 33 Folder 34 Folder 35 Folder 36 Folder 37 Folder 38 Folder 39 Folder 40 Folder 41 Folder 42 Blank deposit forms Old forms Office supplies (catalog) Schedule forms completed (n.d.) Misc. notes and correspondence New Times Ad galley Flyers Disabled list includes names, telephone #‘s Bedding arrangements includes addresses and #‘s of persons Blank petition forms Misc. lists: volunteers, talent lists Responses to demo mailing Strategy meeting notes Smith Wine and cheese fundraiser Bulk mailing information Mecham Recall committee zip code list Original forms Bulk Mail information Riuka (Appears to be notices of events) Receipts Rocker for Recall clippings S. Phoenix Office (memo to Buck re: volunteers at office) Blank petitions

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Box 2 Continued Folder 43 Folder 44 Folder 45 Folder 46 Folder 47 Folder 48 Folder 49 Folder 50 Folder 51 Folder 52 Folder 53 Folder 54 Folder 55 Folder 56 Folder 57 Folder 58 Folder 59 Folder 60 Folder 61 Folder 62 Folder 63 Folder 64 Event information Event Coordinator Managers meeting n.d. Event request form/assorted notes re: events Airport names and telephone #‘s Advertising includes forms, clippings AFNB Newsletter information Misc. Includes bill for legal services and notice of speaking engagement Schedule of upcoming events and press releases Thank you letters (handwritten) Volunteer info. lists of local leaders, volunteer request forms Zazoos material pertinent to “Recall at Rock-Its” Response cards and related correspondence Press releases Donation Letters Responses Victory Party Plan Route to Recall; includes correspondence, press releases, agendas Radio info; transcript or radio pass Paycheck invoices PAC solicit info; contains Cal to Recall info Petition gathering protocol guidelines Rental agreement for Cafe Express in Flagstaff as committee headquarters Issues, intro and justification for recall

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Box 2 Continued Folder 65 Folder 66 Folder 67 Folder 68 Folder 69 Folder 70 Folder 71 Folder 72 Folder 73 Folder 74 Folder 75 Folder 76 Folder 77 Folder 78 Kick-off gala planning Leads, resources; correspondence, brochures from President’s Club, U of A Buck’s dessert fundraiser, planning Mailing labels, chapter offices Malls, general notes on suitability Notices of management meetings Mailing labels, press Meeting minutes, 8/87 - 9/87 Newspaper clipping (FITZ) October newsletter Endorsements; 1 from Arizona Trend Magazine Foundation List Flyers Gov. letter; copy of letter from Mecham to “fellow conservatives,” requesting contributions to combat “attacks from the left” Grafix Ink and Type Interoffice Memos Calendars of Events Correspondence Job descriptions To printer (contains flyers, orders) Press release forms August newsletter, includes copy and printing order

Folder 79 Folder 80 Folder 81 Folder 82 Folder 83 Folder 84 Folder 85 Folder 86

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Box 2 Continued Folder 87 Folder 88 Folder 89 Folder 90 Folder 91 Folder 92 Folder 93 Folder 94 Folder 95 Folder 96 Folder 97 Folder 98 Folder 99 Folder 100 Folder 101 Folder 102 Folder 103 Folder 1041 Kickoff Gala invitations Rock Against Mecham press releases, volunteer forms ACLU opinion on recall Advertising Press general info Correspondence: 1 letter Mecham Recall Book Blank events sheets White Paper Correspondence with Paramount Pictures Petition locations Paid petition circulators Fundraising committee, notes, memos Telemarketing ASU events general information Typesetter/ flyer Miriam’s lists: names, mailing addresses Bumper sticker consignments Bulk Mail Info

Petitions/Affidavits of Circulators Box Box Box 3 4 5 Arizona Counties - A thru C Arizona Counties - G thru P Arizona Counties - P thru Y

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Maricopa CountyMaricopa CountyMaricopa CountyMaricopa CountyMaricopa CountyMaricopa County Maricopa County -

7/10/87 - 7/24/87 8/3/87 - 8/14/87 8/17/87 - 9/9/87 9/9/87 - 9/23/87 9/24/87 - 10/8/87 10/12/87 - 10/23/87 10/23/87 - 10/28/87

Maricopa County & Misc. Counties - 8/87 - 11/87 Maricopa County & Misc. Counties - 10/87 - 11/87 Pima County Pima County Pima County Miscellaneous Items: Xeroxes of checks Receipts reports Posters 1 small Arizona State flag 1 U.S. flag Mecham recall bumper stickers Misc. address lists Recall certificates of appreciation Misc. Records Miscellany: Newsletters, Volunteer Profiles, Press Release Forms, Copies of Petitions. Miscellany: Volunteer Notebooks, Clippings Audio - Visual items: Audio Cassettes, Video Cassettes (Beta / VHS) Misc. Memorabilia and Artifacts

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Newsclippings, etc. (Oversize) Newsclippings, etc. (Oversize) Banners, Posters, etc. (Oversize) Legal Documents Mecham Recall Committee vs. Robert Corbin, Attorney General and Rose Mofford, Secretary of State. Petition for Special Action Seeking Injunctive relief and Response to Petition re:application of Arizona Election Laws (Proposition 200) to recall committees. Brought before the Supreme Court of Arizona, Aug. 1987. Material from Stephen U’Ren, attorney re: petition procedures. and certification requirements. Oct-Nov 1987. Recall Legal Research Concerned Arizona Voters, et al., vs. Ed Buck, et al.,alleging fraud regarding petitions and signature certification. Superior Court of Arizona case #88-03047 filed Feb. 1988. F. 4. County Recorder Pleadings Feb-Apr. 1988 F. 5. Plaintiff’s Pleadings Feb-Mar, 1988 F. 6. Attorney General Pleadings Feb. 1988 F. 7. Plaintiff’s Request to Produce, Feb-Mar, 1988 F. 8. Other legal documents Correspondence re: recall petition, 1987-88 Appeal of fraud case (#88-03047) to Arizona Supreme Court, March 1988 Green vs. Osborne, April 1988 Correspondence re: legal fees incurred during 1988 Recall - Miscellaneous: List of notaries; Press releases; clippings; correspondence; “Call to Recall”, July 1987; Arizona legal code re: Public Records; “Watchdog”, Mar-Oct,1987 (incomplete)

Folder 1

Folder 2

Folder 3 Folder 4-8

Folder 9 Folder 10 Folder 11 Folder 12 Folder 13

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Oversize Items: Volume 1 Volume 2 Clippings Scrapbook, 12/10/86 - 4/21/87 Clippings Scrapbook, 4/22/87 - 8/1/87

Volume 3 . Clippings Scrapbook, 8/1/87 - 10/16/87

Oversize Loose Items: “Mecham Busters” Collage 20 x 34 Laminated set of Doonesbury comic strips about Mecham. Recall Statement Posters Mecham Recall Banner Misc. Posters, copies of petitions etc.

Dennis Madden Kris Darnall Richard Knapfel January 9, 1992

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