Guide to the George Leidal Collection on the City of Irvine

Andre Ambrus
Special Collections and Archives
The UCI Libraries
P.O. Box 19557
University of California
Irvine, California 92623-9557
Phone: (949) 824-3947
Fax: (949) 824-2472
Email: spcoll@uci.edu
URL: http://www.lib.uci.edu/rrsc/speccoll.html
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The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Guide to the George Leidal Collection on the City of Irvine

Collection number: MS-R030

Special Collections and Archives

The UCI Libraries

University of California

Irvine, California
Processed by:
Andre Ambrus
Date Completed:
2005
Encoded by:
Andre Ambrus
© 2005 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: George Leidal collection on the City of Irvine
Dates: 1970-1973
Collection number: MS-R030
Creator: Leidal, George
Collection Size: 4 linear feet (4 boxes)
Repository: University of California, Irvine. Library. Special Collections and Archives.
Irvine, California 92623-9557
Abstract: This collection comprises files of George Leidal, a reporter employed by the Daily Pilot newspaper in Newport Beach, California. Leidal reported on the planning, incorporation, and early development of the City of Irvine, a master-planned community designed by architect William Pereira and developed by The Irvine Company. The materials are principally agenda packets of the Irvine City Council and Planning Commission, accompanied by some other files of other city and local area committees. Irvine was incorporated on December 28, 1971, and the files include the first City Council meeting held on that date.
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

Access

Collection open for research.

Publication Rights

Property rights reside with the University of California. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact the Head of Special Collections and University Archives.

Preferred Citation

George Leidal collection on the City of Irvine. MS-R030. Special Collections and Archives, The UC Irvine Libraries, Irvine, California. Date accessed.
For the benefit of current and future researchers, please cite any additional information about sources consulted in this collection, including permanent URLs, item or folder descriptions, and box/folder locations.

Acquisition Information

Gift of George Leidal, date unknown.

Processing Information

Processed by Andre Ambrus, 2005.

Biography

George A. Leidal was a reporter working for the Daily Pilot, a newspaper published in Newport Beach, California. His residences included Irvine, California and later Key West, Florida.

History

The City of Irvine is a master-planned community located in Orange County, California. It was designed by architect William Pereira and developed by The Irvine Company. The first General Plan for the future city was issued in 1964, and Irvine was incorporated on December 28, 1971.

Scope and Content of Collection

This collection comprises files of George A. Leidal, a reporter employed by the Daily Pilot newspaper in Newport Beach, California. Leidal reported on the planning, incorporation, and early development of the City of Irvine, a master-planned community designed by architect William Pereira and developed by the Irvine Company. The materials are principally agenda packets of the Irvine City Council and Planning Commission, accompanied by some other files of other city and local area committees. Most agenda packets include meeting agendas, minutes of previous meetings, and background documents, such as city ordinances and planning documents that correspond to individual agenda items. Also included are handwritten and/or typewritten notes taken by Leidal that provide his perspectives on how the city was established and the issues that dominated early planning discussions. File dates were assigned by Leidal and generally correspond to the date of the relevant City Council meeting; in a few cases the file date is inaccurate. Several files document the first City Council elections, which were held in 1971. Irvine was incorporated on December 28, 1971, and the files include the first City Council meeting held on that date.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged topically.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Irvine (Calif.). City Council--Archives.
Irvine (Calif.). Planning Commission--Archives.
City planning--California--Orange County--Archives.
Planned communities--California--Orange County--Archives.
Irvine (Calif.)--Archives.

Titles

Irvine (Calif.). City Council.
Irvine (Calif.). Planning Commission.
Online Archive of California.


Collection Contents

 

City of Irvine City Council meetings

 

1971

Box : Folder 1 : 1

December 28 1971

Biography/Organization History

December 28, 1971 was the first irvine City Council meeting, held on the day of incorporation.
Box : Folder 1 : 2

December 30 1971

 

1972

Box : Folder 1 : 3

January 5 1972

Box : Folder 1 : 4

January 12 1972

Box : Folder 1 : 5

January 27 1972

Box : Folder 1 : 6

February 2 1972

Box : Folder 1 : 7

February 11 1972

Box : Folder 1 : 8

February 16 1972

Box : Folder 1 : 9

March 1 1972

Box : Folder 1 : 10

March 14 1972

Box : Folder 1 : 11

March 21 1972

Box : Folder 1 : 12

April 25 1972

Box : Folder 1 : 13

May 3 1972

Box : Folder 1 : 14

May 9 1972

Box : Folder 1 : 15

May 23 1972

Box : Folder 1 : 16

June 27 1972

Box : Folder 1 : 17

July 18 1972

Box : Folder 1 : 18

August 8 1972

Box : Folder 1 : 19

August 22 1972

Box : Folder 1 : 20

August 29 1972

Box : Folder 1 : 21

September 12 1972

Box : Folder 1 : 22

September 26 1972

Box : Folder 1 : 23

October 10 1972

Box : Folder 1 : 24

October 24 1972

Box : Folder 1 : 25

November 1 1972

Box : Folder 1 : 26

November 14 1972

Box : Folder 1 : 27

November 21 1972

Box : Folder 2 : 1

November 28 1972

Box : Folder 2 : 2

December 2 1972

Box : Folder 2 : 3

December 12 1972

 

1973

Box : Folder 2 : 4

January 9 1973

Box : Folder 2 : 5

January 16 1973

Box : Folder 2 : 6

January 23 1973

Box : Folder 2 : 7

February 6 1973

Box : Folder 2 : 8

February 13 1973

Box : Folder 2 : 9

February 27 1973

Box : Folder 2 : 10

March 27 1973

Box : Folder 2 : 11

April 10 1973

Box : Folder 2 : 12

April 30 1973

 

City of Irvine Planning Commission meetings

Box : Folder 2 : 13

1971 May 12 1971

 

1972

Box : Folder 2 : 14

January 17 1972

Box : Folder 2 : 15

January 19 1972

Box : Folder 2 : 16

February 19 1972

Box : Folder 2 : 17

March 2 1972

Box : Folder 2 : 18

March 30 1972

Box : Folder 2 : 19

April 6 1972

Box : Folder 2 : 20

April 13 1972

Box : Folder 3 : 1

April 27 1972

Box : Folder 3 : 2

May 3 1972

Box : Folder 3 : 3

May 8 and 11 1972

Box : Folder 3 : 4

May 18 1972

Box : Folder 3 : 5

May 25 1972

Box : Folder 3 : 6

June 27 1972

Box : Folder 3 : 7

June 29 1972

Box : Folder 3 : 8

July 20 1972

Box : Folder 3 : 9

August 3 1972

Box : Folder 3 : 10

August 17 1972

Box : Folder 3 : 11

September 7 1972

Box : Folder 3 : 12

September 14 1972

Box : Folder 3 : 13

September 21 1972

Box : Folder 3 : 14

September 28 1972

Box : Folder 3 : 15

October 5 1972

Box : Folder 3 : 16

October 17 1972

Box : Folder 3 : 17

October 19 1972

Box : Folder 3 : 18

November 3 1972

Box : Folder 3 : 19

November 16 1972

Box : Folder 3 : 20

December 7 1972

Box : Folder 3 : 21

December 14 1972

 

1973

Box : Folder 3 : 22

January 18 1973

Box : Folder 3 : 23

February 1 1973

Box : Folder 3 : 24

February 8 1973

Box : Folder 3 : 25

March 1 1973

Box : Folder 3 : 26

March 15 1973

Box : Folder 3 : 27

April 19 1973

 

Other files

Box : Folder 4 : 1

Administrative Services project report 1973

Box : Folder 4 : 2

Candidates' Campaign Statements 1971

Box : Folder 4 : 3

Citizen advisory committees 1972

Box : Folder 4 : 4-5

Cityhood elections 1971

Box : Folder 4 : 6

Committee of Arts and Culture 1972

Box : Folder 4 : 7

Development and planning proposals, reports, and studies 1970-1971

Box : Folder 4 : 8

Environmental Impact Evaluation 1972

Box : Folder 4 : 9

Environmental Quality Committee 1972

Box : Folder 4 : 10

Irvine School Board meetings 1972

Box : Folder 4 : 11

Miscellaneous committees 1971-1972

Box : Folder 4 : 12

Orange County Planning Commission zoning changes 1970-1971

Box : Folder 4 : 13

Tustin Union High School District 1971-1972

Box : Folder 4 : 14

University of California, Irvine materials 1970

Box : Folder 4 : 15-17

Village of Valley View 1973