The Finding Aid of the Malibu Association of REALTORS, Inc. Records 0110

Finding aid prepared by Katie Richardson and Craig Taylor. Further description of the materials was provided by Kevin Miller.
Pepperdine University. Special Collections and University Archives.
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA, 90263-4786
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May 2013


Title: Malibu Association of REALTORS, Inc. Records
Identifier/Call Number: 0110
Contributing Institution: Pepperdine University. Special Collections and University Archives.
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 34 items
Date (inclusive): 1928-1985
Abstract: The collection includes digital reproductions of business records, property listings, article clippings, and promotional materials regarding the Malibu Association of REALTORS, Inc. Originally called the Malibu Board of REALTORS, Inc., the association was formed in Malibu, California in 1947. The association achieved full incorporation in 1956.
creator: Malibu Association of REALTORS, Inc.
creator: Malibu Board of Realtors, Inc.

Conditions Governing Access

Pepperdine has digital surrogates of the collection. The file name for each of the items within the collection is located following the item's title in parentheses. The contents of the collection are available through the Pepperdine Libraries Digital Collection: http://pepperdine.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ landingpage/collection/p15730coll9

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder (Malibu Association of REALTORS, Inc.).

Preferred Citation

[Box/folder# or item name], Malibu Association of REALTORS, Inc. Records, Collection no. 0110, Malibu Historical Collection, Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries, Pepperdine University.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Susan Manners, Association Executive for the Malibu Association of REALTORS, Inc. granted Pepperdine Libraries permission on May 3, 2013, to make digital copies of the original historical documents kept by the association. The originals reside with the Malibu Association of REALTORS, Inc. Pepperdine University Libraries has surrogate files only.

Historical note

Originally called the Malibu Board of REALTORS, Inc., the association later changed its name to the Malibu Association of REALTORS, Inc. in the 1980s. The association was formed on April 11, 1947, by 17 Malibu realtors with Allen Storms residing as the first president. The association achieved full incorporation in 1956. Over the decades, the association has played an important role in the development of Malibu, California. In addition to producing and consolidating property listings, association activities include continuing education courses; networking opportunities; political advocacy on behalf of members regarding business issues; property rights and values; environmental issues; and other community concerns.

Scope and Content

The collection includes digital reproductions of general business records, member lists, correspondence, financial records, meeting minutes, property listings, article clippings, and other promotional materials collected by members of the association. Materials range in date from 1928 to 1985.

Arrangement

The collections is organized in the following series: Series 1. Corporate Papers; Series 2. Malibu Property Listings; and Series 3. Article Clippings and Promotional Materials.

Processing Information note

The finding aid was prepared by Katie Richardson and Craig Taylor. Further description of the materials was provided by Kevin Miller.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Busch, Louis T.
Malibu Association of REALTORS, Inc.
Malibu Board of Realtors, Inc.
Sherman, Pierce
Storms, Allan
Zeman, Leland E.
Agendas (administrative records)
Business meetings
By-laws
Clippings
Constitutions
Correspondence
Financial records
Malibu (Calif.)--History
Minutes
Real estate business--California--Malibu
Real estate development--California--Malibu

 

Series 1. Corporate Papers 1947-1985

Physical Description: (18 items)

Scope and Content

The corporate papers series includes general business records such as a constitution and by-laws, articles of incorporation, tax records, meeting minutes, correspondence, member lists, and a certificate of membership. The series is organized chronologically.
 

Article titled "Real Estate Men of Malibu Area Form New Board" 1947 Febuary 7

Physical Description: (mar00001.pdf)

Scope and Content

Photocopy of a page from the Malibu Times newspaper (Vol. 1, No. 41) that includes an article about the original 17 brokers that formed the "Malibu Realty Board." Organizers of the meeting are identified as Allan Storms and Louis T. Busch.
 

Application for Exemption from Tax 1956 October 15

Physical Description: (mar00003.pdf)

Scope and Content

Tax exempt status application form filled out (typed) on behalf of the Malibu Board of Realtors, Inc.
 

Articles of Incorporation 1956 October

Physical Description: (mar00004.pdf)

Scope and Content

Several documents related to the Articles of Incorporation for the Malibu Board of Realtors, Inc. including a cover letter from the lawyer, Leland Zeman and the signatures of numerous board members.
 

Certified Articles of Incorporation 1956 October 19

Physical Description: (mar00005.pdf)

Scope and Content

The seal of California's Secretary of State certifying the Articles of Incorporation for the Malibu Board of Realtors. Also included is a list of the members.
 

Endorsed Articles of Incorporation 1956 October 19

Physical Description: (mar00006.pdf)

Scope and Content

A copy of the Articles of Incorporation for Malibu Board of Realtors endorsed by Frank M. Jordan, Secretary of State for California.
 

Filing document for the Articles of Incorporation 1956 October 24

Physical Description: (mar00007.pdf)

Scope and Content

Stamped document recording the filing of the Articles of Incorporation for the Malibu Board of Realtors, Inc.
 

Receipt for filing incorporation documents 1956 October 25

Physical Description: (mar00008.pdf)

Scope and Content

A receipt from the County Clerk of Los Angeles indicating payment for filing of incorporation documents.
 

Minutes of the First Meeting of the Board of Directors 1956 November 13

Physical Description: (mar00009.pdf)

Scope and Content

Minutes of the first meeting of the Board of Directors of Malibu Board of Realtors, Inc. including a list of those in attendance. Compiled by Paul Hamson, Secretary.
 

Correspondence from the National Association of Real Estate Boards 1957 December 13

Physical Description: (mar00010.pdf)

Scope and Content

A cover letter and approval (with comments) of the name change to Malibu Board of Realtors, Inc. sent from the National Association of Real Estate Boards.
 

Recommendations for Revision of the Constitution and By-laws 1958 May 31

Physical Description: (mar00002.pdf)

Scope and Content

Typed document describing recommendations for revision of the Malibu Board of Realtors, Inc. constitution and by-Laws.
 

By-law Changes and Additions 1965 March 25

Physical Description: (mar00011.pdf)

Scope and Content

A typed copy of the by-law changes and additions.
 

Minutes of Membership Meeting 1965 April 13

Physical Description: (mar00012.pdf)

Scope and Content

Minutes of a membership meeting held by the Malibu Board of Realtors, Inc. on April 13, 1965.
 

Memo to the Board of Directors 1975 January 30

Physical Description: (mar00013.pdf)

Scope and Content

Memo from James E. Biava to the Board of Directors regarding the trust account.
 

Correspondence between Jeanne K. Murray and the National Association of Realtors 1984

Physical Description: (mar00014.pdf)

Scope and Content

Correspondence between Jeanne K. Murray, Executive Officer for the Malibu Board of Realtors, Inc. and the National Association of Realtors regarding the approval of the former's articles of incorporation and by-laws. The correspondence is between March and May of 1984.
 

Various State of California Forms Regarding Nonprofit Corporations 1984

Physical Description: (mar00015.pdf)

Scope and Content

Various blank and sample forms from the California government accompanied by notes regarding the for-profit status of the Malibu Board of Realtors, Inc.
 

Statement by Domestic Nonprofit Corporation 1985 October 30

Physical Description: (mar00016.pdf)

Scope and Content

A State of California form on nonprofit corporations filled out for the Malibu Board of Realtors, Inc. with a copy of a check.
 

Member List undated

Physical Description: (mar00017.pdf)

Scope and Content

A typed list of Malibu Board of Realtors, Inc. members with addresses and some handwritten annotation.
 

Blank Certificate of Membership undated

Physical Description: (mar00018.pdf)

Scope and Content

A blank certificate of membership designed for members of the Malibu Board of Realtors, Inc.
 

Series 2. Malibu Property Listings 1973-1975

Physical Description: (3 items)

Scope and Content

The series includes three property listing books created by the association from 1973 to 1975. The booklets includes property listings with photos, details, and prices for beach houses, beach unimproved, landside improved, landside lots, rentals, units and commercial income, and acreage, in addition to sold properties and a comparable section. The booklet also contains contact information for Malibu Board of Realtors, Inc. members and some general municipal information about Malibu, California. The series is organized chronologically.
 

Real Estate Photo Listings 1973 July 17

Physical Description: (mar00019.pdf)

Scope and Content

The booklet includes property listings with photos, details, and prices for beach houses, beach unimproved, landside improved, landside lots, rentals, units and commercial income, and acreage, in addition to sold properties and a comparable section. The booklet also contains contact information for Malibu Board of Realtors, Inc. members and some general municipal information about Malibu, California.
 

Real Estate Photo Listings 1974 November 19

Physical Description: (mar00020.pdf)
 

Real Estate Photo Listings 1975 November 11

Physical Description: (mar00021.pdf)
 

Series 3. Article Clippings and Promotional Materials circa 1932 - 1982

Physical Description: (13 items)
 

Newspaper article titled "Latest Malibu Tract Opening Spur to Buying" 1932 May 28

Physical Description: (mar00030.pdf)

Scope and Content

The clipping is from the Los Angeles Examiner newspaper from May 28, 1932, describing the development of the Encinal Canyon subdivision by Marblehead Land Company.
 

Newspaper article titled "Two-Million-Dollar Development of Rancho Malibu Acreage Slated for Early Offering 1932 May 29

Physical Description: (mar00031.pdf)

Scope and Content

Clippings from the Los Angeles Times newspaper on May 29, 1932, describing the development of the Malibu Encinal subdivision by Marblehead Land Company. Other clippings appear here as well.
 

Newspaper article titled "Heavy Malibu Selling Foreseen in Reservations" 1932 June 11

Scope and Content

A page from the Los Angeles Examiner Real Estate section from June 11, 1932. The page includes an article and advertisement about the Malibu Encinal beach strip being developed by Marblehead Land Company.
 

Newspaper article titled "Malibu Ranch to be Subdivided into Private Estates" 1940 December 7

Physical Description: (mar00035.pdf)

Scope and Content

A page from the Santa Monica Evening Outlook Real Estate section from December 7, 1940. The page includes an article with photographs about the appointment of Louis T. Busch by the Marblehead Land Company to develop the former Rindge family property in Malibu, CA.
 

Special issue of Santa Monica Evening Outlook titled "The Malibu: A factual report of Malibu today and the what the future holds for this area" 1962 June 27

Physical Description: (mar00029.pdf)

Separated Materials

The complete issue of the June 27, 1962, Santa Monica Evening Outlook titled "The Malibu: A factual report of Malibu today and the what the future holds for this area." Includes a broad overview of life in Malibu, including prominent businesses and residents. Features include Hughes Research Laboratories and the Nike missile base, in addition to the sets of Hollywood and a history of the Rindge family.
 

Newspaper article "Colorful Pioneer of Malibu Inurned" 1970 December 15

Physical Description: (mar00024.pdf)

Scope and Content

A newspaper clipping of an obituary from the Santa Monica Evening Outlook of Art Jones, a Malibu realtor and business person.
 

Malibu Country circa 1972

Physical Description: (mar00028.pdf)

Scope and Content

A brochure produced by Alcoa (Aluminum Company of America) advertising lots in Malibu Country Estates, located directly west of Pepperdine University. The brochure provides photographs of the area and local activities.
 

Newspaper article "Economy Will Worsen, Veteran Realtor Warns" 1979 September 9

Physical Description: (mar00023.pdf)

Scope and Content

Newspaper clipping from the Los Angeles Times profile of Lawrence Block, veteran Los Angeles realtor. A section on the history of May Rindge and the Marblehead Land Company is underlined in red.
 

Newspaper article "Malibu Courthouse Refurbished" 1982 March 7

Physical Description: (mar00022.pdf)

Scope and Content

An article clipping from the Los Angeles Times regarding the renovation of the Malibu Courthouse building for office space use by Sam Birenbaum.
 

"A Portrait of Westfair" undated

Physical Description: (mar00025.pdf)

Scope and Content

A brochure about the Westfair Estate in Ramirez Canyon, Malibu, near Paradise Cove. Also, known as "The Mill."
 

"Malibu's Inheritance" undated

Physical Description: (mar00026.pdf)

Scope and Content

A brochure about the Westfair Estate in Ramirez Canyon, Malibu, near Paradise Cove. Also, known as "The Mill." The brochure contains detailed descriptions of the rooms and their history along with color photographs.
 

"House of the Heavenly Blue Roof" undated

Physical Description: (mar00027.pdf)

Scope and Content

A brochure about a coastal home in Malibu designed by architect Richard Stoddard and owned by Hulsey Lokey. It is known by its owners as the "house of the heavenly blue roof" and demonstrates many Japanese influences.