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Finding aid for the Southern California Rapid Transit District collection of Metro Rail artist's renderings
70-DGPTL  
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Table of contents What's This?
  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Custodial History
  • Biography / Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms
  • Other Finding Aids
  • Related Archival Material

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Southern California Rapid Transit District collection of Metro Rail artist's renderings
    Dates: 1983 - 1993
    Collection number: 70-DGPTL
    Creator: Southern California Rapid Transit District
    Collection Size: 0.21 linear feet 1 half box
    Repository: Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Library and Archive
    One Gateway Plaza
    15th Floor
    Los Angeles, CA 90012-2952
    Abstract: This collection contains artist's renderings depicting stations along the originally planned Red Line subway route, as well as stations along the eventually constructed Red and Purple Lines.
    Physical location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

    Access

    Please contact the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Library and Archive for information on collection access and restrictions.

    Publication Rights

    For permission to reproduce or publish, please contact the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Library and Archive. Permission for reproduction or publication is given on behalf of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Library and Archive as the owner of the physical items. The researcher assumes all responsibility for possible infringement that may arise from reproduction or publication of materials from the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Library and Archive collections.

    Preferred Citation

    Southern California Rapid Transit District collection of Metro Rail artist's renderings, 20-DGPTL. Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Library and Archive.

    Custodial History

    Southern California Rapid Transit District material was passed on to the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) after LACMTA was created by the California State Legislature through a merger of the Los Angeles County Transportation Commission and the Southern California Rapid Transit District.

    Biography / Administrative History

    The Southern California Rapid Transit District (SCRTD) was created through the California state legislature on August 22, 1964 in order to improve public transportation in Southern California and to create rapid transit for Los Angeles. In 1976, the Los Angeles County Transportation Commission (LACTC) was created and shared responsibilities with SCRTD in policy development and allocation of funds. SCRTD and LACTC were merged in 1993 by the state legislature, resulting in the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The Southern California Rapid Transit District began planning for the Los Angeles subway, the Red Line, after obtaining federal funding for the project. Part of this planning included design of the subway route and stations. Originally planned for a route that proceeded west from Downtown Los Angeles underneath Wilshire Boulevard, then following Fairfax Avenue north to Sunset Boulevard, backtracking east to Cahuenga Boulevard, and then traveling northwest to the terminus at North Hollywood station, this collection includes renderings depicting stations that were never constructed. The subway plans eventually changed, following Wilshire, but turning north at Vermont Avenue, continuing West along Hollywood Boulevard, and then northwest to the terminus at North Hollywood. An additional corridor, the Purple Line follows the same route as the Red Line except that it continues west after Wilshire/Vermont Station and has a terminus at the intersection of Wilshire Boulevard and Western Avenue. Artist's renderings depicting stations along the now existing route are also included in this collection.

    Arrangement

    Series arranged alphabetically by station name. Arrangement within each series is chronological.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Subway stations
    Southern California Rapid Transit District
    Los Angeles County Transportation Commission

    Other Finding Aids

    Container list available.

    Related Archival Material

    Materials related to the planning and construction of the Los Angeles subway may be found in this repository.