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Orange County Division of the League of California Cities
2007_01  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography/Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
  • Additional collection guides

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Orange County Division of the League of California Cities
    Dates: 1963-1980
    Collection Number: 2007_01
    Creator/Collector: Orange County Division of the League of California Cities
    Extent: 10 boxes.
    Repository: Sherman Library and Gardens
    Abstract: The collection includes records documenting the Orange County Division of the League of California Cities' activities during the 1960s and 1970s, a period of explosive growth in Orange County, California. These activities included advocacy on issues of importance to the member cities. Of particular note are materials related to the dissolution of the Orange County Harbor District.
    Language of Material: English

    Access

    Materials are open for research.

    Preferred Citation

    Orange County Division of the League of California Cities. Sherman Library and Gardens

    Acquisition Information

    The collection was donated to the Sherman Library by Robert Haskell.

    Biography/Administrative History

    Through legislative advocacy, policy development, training and education, and a forum for the discussion of both state and regional issues, the Orange County Division of the League of California Cities, strives to achieve the following goals: • “To educate and stimulate, encourage and coordinate the communications of ideas and information among city officials; • To develop broad support on issues and advocate those views to other governmental agencies and the public and; • To improve the quality of life in cities by assisting city officials to make services more efficient and more responsive to the citizens of our cities.”

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The collection consists of the organizational records of the Orange County Division of the League of California Cities, including correspondence, financial records, subject files, and meeting minutes and agendas. It provides a comprehensive overview of the organization’s activities during the 1960s and 1970s, a period of explosive growth in Orange County, California. In addition to documenting the League’s routine activities and meetings, the collection also contains materials related to the dissolution of the Orange County Harbor District as well as political issues such as taxes, immigration, the environment, and housing. There is some documentation regarding the embezzlement of funds in the late 1960s by a former treasurer of the organization named Ferne Evans, materials related to the Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFC), and several files regarding the statewide organization, the League of California Cities.

    Indexing Terms

    Orange County (Calif.) – Harbor – History.
    range County (Calif.) – History – 20th century – Sources.
    Politics and government – California – Orange County.
    League of California Cities

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