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Ron Gomez Papers

Collection 275

Ron Gomez (b.1934).  Papers, 1971-1993, n.d.

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Ronald James Gomez, Sr., known as Ron, was born on October 18, 1934 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He graduated from Baton Rouge High School in 1952 and attended Louisiana State University for one year before enlisting in the United States Air Force.  Thereafter, he enrolled for a single semester at Southwestern Louisiana Institute (today the University of Louisiana at Lafayette).   For many years he was a print and broadcast journalist, author, and businessman in Lafayette, Louisiana.  Gomez served in the Louisiana House of Representatives from Lafayette Parish from 1980 to 1989.  Between 1990 and 1992, he was Secretary of the Department of Natural Resources under Governor Buddy Roemer.  In 1992, Gomez ran a strong but unsuccessful campaign for mayor of Lafayette. 

This collection reflects the career of Ron Gomez.  It contains political documents, newspaper clippings, and typed and recorded interviews that reflect his leadership throughout his career.  It also contains banners, posters, and stickers for voting purposes when he was running for mayor of Lafayette against Kenny Bowen.

Series:

A. Tapes Box 1
B. Correspondence 2-01 through 2-02
C. Speeches and Interviews 2-03 through 2-04
D. Publicity 2-05 through 3-02
E. General Records 3-03
F. Other 3-04 through 3-16
Oversize Material  

Inventory:

A. Tapes  
Box 1:    
  Look up Louisiana, May 9, 1985
    Includes full vocal: 60; Assets; 60; Loves a winner: 30; Precious Resource Pride: 30; Job for all: 30.
     
  Committee Programs, May 1992
    Includes: Bad times: 60; Vindichive: 60; ADL/USL: 60.
       
  Leadership, March 1992
    Includes: 30.
  Finances, March 1992
    Includes: Second version of Remember when Finances: 30. TV.
  Ron Gomez, March 1992
    Includes Comparison Past: 60; Comparison Future: 60; No New Taxes: 60.
  Ron Gomez, April 1992
    Includes Change: 60.
  Ron Gomez, Mayor, n.d.
  California Sound and 5 a capellas
  Look up Louisiana
    Includes Instrumental: 60.
  unidentified
  unidentified
  Carlton James
  Ron Gomez Logo
  unidentified
  Hospital Committee Report, August 1981
    Includes Assembly LNTR (Cajundome); Ground Breaking
  Cutaways, November 22, 1991
  Forward Camera, November 22, 1991
  unidentified
  Remember When TV, March 1992
    Includes: 30.
  Ron Gomez, February 1992
    Includes He’s Back: 60; It’s a Shame: 60. Panic Attack: 60.
     
  Completed Master #2, January 18, 1971
  unidentified
  unidentified
  Gomez, March 31, 1992
    Includes Finances...remember when Bowen: 30.
  Gomez, March 31, 1992
    Includes Tomorrow/Decision: 60. Bottom Line: 30.
  Gomez, March 31, 1992
    Includes Finances: 30; Second version of Remember when.
  Gomez, March 23, 1992
    Includes Remember when: 30.
  Erik P.M. Magazine
    Includes Richie in Concert.
  Gomez, n.d.
    Includes Decision/Tomorrow: 60. Bottom Line: 30.
  Louisiana - The State We’re In.
  Gomez, March 31, 1992
    Includes Finances (remember when Bowen: 30.
  Gomez
    Includes Tomorrow: 60; Bottom Line: 30.
  Ron Gomez - Mayor
  Ron Gomez for Mayor
    Includes June 11, 1991 News Conference
  Bowen Allen - AOL May 1991
    Includes Carol Rossellin
  Ron Gomez - Mayor, December 10, 1991
    Includes: Proven Leader: 30; Do the Right Thing: 30. Remember When: 30.
  Let’s Talk, January 28, 1992
  Let’s Talk, January 21, 1992
     
  Gomez
    Includes Clear Cook: 30.
  Gomez Campaign
    Includes: Raw Footage/Beta “Clear Look”.
  Election KATC TV3 Coverage
  Gomez Campaign, 1991-1992
  TV3 News
   
B. Correspondence
2-01 1980s which includes incoming and outgoing
2-02 1990s which includes incoming and outgoing
     
C. Speeches and Interviews
2-03 typescripts and handwritten, n.d.
   
2-04 interviews: 1976, 1994
 
D. Publicity
2-05 Media Print, 1992, n.d.
    Includes flyers, pamphlets, typescript material, etc.
2-05.1 Media Print, 1992
2-05.2 Media Print, Bowen and Ashworth material
   
2-06 News Clippings, 1982
2-07 News Clippings, 1983
2-08 News Clippings, 1985
2-09 News Clippings, 1986: January - June
2-10 News Clippings, 1986: July- December
2-11 News Clippings, 1987
2-12 News Clippings, 1988
2-13 News Clippings, 1988
2-14 News Clippings, 1989
2-15 News Clippings, 1989
2-16 News Clippings, 1991
2-17 News Clippings, 1991
2-18 News Clippings, 1992
2-19 News Clippings, 1992
2-20 News Clippings, 1993
     
2-21 Publications, general - C’s
    1991 Supplement PAR Citizen’s Guide to 1988 Louisiana Legislature
    The Constitution of U.S. of America, Washington, D.C. 1976
      House Document No.94-508, 94th Cong., 2d Sess.
    The Greatest Show on Earth, 29th Annual Capitol Correspondents’ Association Gridiron Show
       
2-22 Publications, general - G’s
    PAR Guide to the 1996 Louisiana Legislature
     
2-23 Publications, general - L’s
    Legislature State of Louisiana, 1989
    Louisiana Legislative Division, 2000
    LABI Report, v.15, #2, December 1989
    The Louisiana Legislature, 1983-84
     
2-24 Publications, general - R’s
    Roster and Standing Committees of the Senate. April 1990
    Roster and Standing Committees of the House of Representatives, 1988
    Roster and Standing Committees of the House of Representatives, 1990
    Roster, 11th Legislature State of Louisiana, 1985 with committees
     
2-25 Publications, general - T’s
    True Believer Magazine, March 20, 1960
       
3-01 Publications - Ron Gomez
    My Name is Ron and I’m a Recovering Legislator:  Memoirs of a Louisiana State Representative, 2000.  Draft, 1/7/00
  Publications - Ron Gomez
    My Name is Ron and I’m a Recovering Legislator:  Memoirs of a Louisiana State Representative.
     
E. General Records
3-03 General Records: directory listing, cancelled checks, etc. 1992
 
F. Other
3-04 City Police Project, n.d.
3-05 State Projects - Construction Problems, 1981, n.d.
3-06 Department of Natural Resources, including correspondence, policy material, 1990
   
3-07 Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, transcript 3-13-85
3-08 Department of Transportation and Development, 8-11-82
3-09 Policy Department materials, transcript, 1976, n.d.
3-10 Tort Reform, which includes clippings, handwritten notes, transcripts. 1986, n.d.
3-11 Fiscal Reform, which includes correspondence, clippings, handwritten material, 1989, n.d.
3-12 House Resolution, No.22, Regular Session, 1981
3-13 Election Statistics, 1979, 1981, n.d.
3-14 The Cajundome, A Six Year History, November 1985-September 1991
3-15 Cassettes:
    Bowen/Adison/Ashworth/Gomez, KJCB/LaFXZ Weekend before election
    Gomez and Bowen, 3/29/92
      Ron Gomez - Mayor.  Comparison Past, Future, No New Taxes, Tax and Spending, March 1992
3-16 Large Media Print Board.  John K. Hill, Jr. “We’re Supporting Ron”, April 6, 1992.; When Bowen was Mayor Violent Crime increased 40% in Lafayette Here’s Why.  September 1976.
     
Oversize:
  Ron Gomez - Media Print material, flyer, etc.