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SOUTH BAY HISTORY COLLECTION, 1923-2005
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Carson 1963-2001

Physical Description: 75 folders (2 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of material on the city of Carson. It has been organized into ten subseries: Budgets, Business and Development, Elections, Events, History and Newsclippings, Newsletters and Directories, Parks and Recreation, Reports, and Schools.
 

Budgets 1970, 1991

Physical Description: 2 folders

Scope and Content Note

City budgets.
Box 1, Folder 1

Budget plans and map 1970-1971

Box 1, Folder 2

Budget 1991-1992

 

Business and Development 1967, 1980-1989, 1997-1998

Physical Description: 12 folders

Scope and Content Note

Brochures, maps, and surveys of business and industry in Carson.
Box 1, Folder 3

Industrial Survey and map 1967

Box 1, Folder 4

Chamber of Commerce directory 1967

Box 1, Folder 5

Carson/Dominguez Industrial Council brochure circa 1970s

Box 1, Folder 6

Chamber of Commerce directory 1980

Box 1, Folder 7

Suitable living environment development plan 1981

Box 1, Folder 8

Goodyear Airship brochures (2 copies) 1984

Box 1, Folder 9

Stauffer Chemical Company public documents 1986

Box 1, Folder 10

Carson Mall newsclippings 1987

Box 1, Folder 11

University Drive development flyers 1989

Box 1, Folder 12

Chamber of Commerce directory 1997

Box 1, Folder 13

"Focus on Carson" newsmagazine, compiled by the Long Beach Business Journal 1998

Box 1, Folder 14

"We Speak the Language of Business" brochure 1998

 

Elections 2001

Physical Description: 2 folders

Scope and Content Note

Elections flyers.
Box 1, Folder 15

City position statement no date

Box 1, Folder 16

"Vote Yes on Measure D" flyer 2001

 

Events 1970-1989, 1998-2001

Physical Description: 11 folders

Scope and Content Note

Programs, flyers, and correspondence for cultural events.
Box 1, Folder 17

Carson Citizens' Convention, flyers, correspondence, meeting minutes 1970

Box 1, Folder 18

7th Annual Carson Cultural Fair program 1979

Box 1, Folder 19

10th Annual Carson Cultural Fair program 1982

Box 1, Folder 20

11th Annual Carson Cultural Fair program 1983

Box 1, Folder 21

13th Annual Carson Cultural Fair program 1985

Box 1, Folder 22

17th Annual Carson Cultural Fair program 1989

Box 1, Folder 23

30th Anniversary brochure and Ball program 1998

Box 1, Folder 24

Philippine Independence Day flyer 2000

Box 1, Folder 25

Juneteenth Celebration flyer 2000

Box 1, Folder 26

Unity Day papers 2000

Box 1, Folder 27

4th of July flyer 2001

 

History and Newsclippings 1963-1999

Physical Description: 4 folders

Scope and Content Note

Newsclippings, histories, and notes on the city of Carson.
Box 1, Folder 28

R.C. Gillingham report, "Where Have We Been?" 1970

Box 1, Folder 29

Notes and statistics on city groups circa 1970s

Box 1, Folder 30

Newsclippings 1963-1989, 1997

Box 1, Folder 31

City of Carson website 1999

 

Newsletters 1975-1989, 2000

Physical Description: 18 folders

Scope and Content Note

City newsletters.
Box 1, Folder 32

"Your City of Carson" 1975

Box 1, Folder 33

"Your City of Carson" 1976

Box 1, Folder 34

"Your City of Carson" 1977

Box 1, Folder 35

"Your City of Carson" 1978

Box 1, Folder 36

"Your City of Carson" 1979

Box 1, Folder 37

"Your City of Carson" 1980

Box 1, Folder 38

"Your City of Carson" 1981-1982

Box 2, Folder 1

"Your City of Carson" 1982-1983

Box 2, Folder 2

"Your City of Carson" 1983-1984

Box 2, Folder 3

"Your City of Carson" 1984

Box 2, Folder 4

"City of Carson" 1985

Box 2, Folder 5

"City of Carson" 1986

Box 2, Folder 6

"Carson" 1986

Box 2, Folder 7

"Carson" 1987

Box 2, Folder 8

"The Carson Report" 1987

Box 2, Folder 9

"The Carson Report" 1988

Box 2, Folder 10

"The Carson Report" 1989

Box 2, Folder 11

"The Carson Report" 2000

 

Directories 1999

Physical Description: 2 folders

Scope and Content Note

City directories.
Box 2, Folder 12

Special Information Directory 1999

Box 2, Folder 13

Newly Elected Officials 1999

 

Parks and Recreation 1972-1987 1999-2001

Physical Description: 4 folders

Scope and Content Note

Flyers, guides, and other mailings from the Parks and Recreation department.
Box 2, Folder 14

Department flyers 1972-1987

Box 2, Folder 15

Newsletter 1999

Box 2, Folder 16

Program guide 2000

Box 2, Folder 17

Program guide 2001

 

Reports 1974-1998

Physical Description: 19 folders

Scope and Content Note

Various reports from the City of Carson, including annual reports and an environmental impact report.
 

Annual Reports 1974-1987, 1998

Physical Description: 11 folders

Scope and Content Note

Annual reports from the City of Carson.
Box 2, Folder 18

Report/ 1976 Activity Calendar 1974-1975

Box 2, Folder 19

Report/ 1977 Activity Calendar 1975-1976

Box 2, Folder 20

Report/ 1978 Activity Calendar 1976-1977

Box 2, Folder 21

Report/ 1980 Activity Calendar 1978-1979

Box 2, Folder 22

Report/ 1984 Activity Calendar 1982-1983

Box 2, Folder 23

Report/ 1985 Activity Calendar 1983-1984

Box 2, Folder 24

Report/ 1986 Activity Calendar 1984-1985

Box 2, Folder 25

Report/ 1987 Activity Calendar 1985-1986

Box 2, Folder 26

Report/ 1988 Activity Calendar 1986-1987

Box 2, Folder 27

Report/ 1989 Activity Calendar 1987-1988

Box 2, Folder 28

Financial Report 1998-1999

 

Environmental Impact Report 1976-1977

Physical Description: 5 folders

Scope and Content Note

Environmental Impact Report, with appendices.
Box 2, Folder 29

City of Carson Draft Environmental Impact Report - Carson-Harbor Village Mobile Home Park 1976

Box 2, Folder 30

Articles for appendices 1976

Box 2, Folder 31

Articles for appendices 1976

Box 2, Folder 32

Articles for appendices 1976

Box 2, Folder 33

Articles for appendices 1977

 

Progress Reports 1974, 1978, 1984

Physical Description: 3 folders

Scope and Content Note

Various progress reports.
Box 2, Folder 34

Six Years Report 1974

Box 2, Folder 35

Ten Years Report and 1979 Activity Calendar 1978

Box 2, Folder 36

State Prison location 1984

 

Schools 1968

Physical Description: 1 folders

Scope and Content Note

Program from Christmas event.
Box 2, Folder 37

Annalee Avenue School Christmas program 1968

 

Davidson City no date

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of a school paper written about Davidson City.
Box:Folder 3:1

City history, term paper for Senior Seminar by Larry Underwood no date

 

Gardena 1958-1998

Physical Description: 6 folders

Scope and Content Note

This series includes reports and budgets from the City of Gardena.
Box 3, Folder 2

"Your 'Timely' City" report by City Clerk 1958

Box 3, Folder 3

Community Economic Profile 1979

Box 3, Folder 4

Historical Resources Survey Report 1981

Box 3, Folder 5

Budget 1989-1990

Box 3, Folder 6

Budget 1990-1992

Box 3, Folder 7

Newsclippings 1976, 1996, 1998

Box 3, Folder 8

Business Directory, with city history 1995-1996

 

Hawthorne no date

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of a piece written by Robert Gillingham on the history of Hawthorne.
Box 3, Folder 9

History of Hawthorne, likely by R.C. Gillingham no date

 

Lakewood 1990-1992

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of budgets from the City of Lakewood.
Box 3, Folder 10

Budget 1990-1992

 

Lawndale 1992-1993

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of budgets from the City of Lawndale.
Box 3, Folder 11

Budget 1992-1993

Box 3, Folder 12

Newsclippings 2004

 

Lomita 1990/1991

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of budgets from the City of Lomita.
Box 4, Folder 1

Annual Budget 1990-1991

 

Long Beach 1986, 1996

Physical Description: 2 folders

Scope and Content Note

This series includes an article on architecture in Long Beach and materials from the Alameda Corridor project.
Box 4, Folder 2

"The Evolution of Modern Architecture in Long Beach," by Louise Ivers, printed by Southern California Historical Society 1986

Box 4, Folder 3

Alameda Corridor project and South Bay Economic Development Partnership meeting agendas/notes 1996

Box 4, Folder 4

"US Navy - The Case for Long Beach," moved from Glenn M. Anderson Papers. 1988

 

Lynwood 1940

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of newsclippings and a brief history of Lynwood.
Box 4, Folder 5

Newsclippings, history 1940

 

Manhattan Beach 1992-1993

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of a budget from the City of Manhattan Beach.
Box 4, Folder 7

Budget agenda, fiscal year 1992-1993

 

Palos Verdes 1965-1993

Physical Description: 6 folders

Scope and Content Note

This series includes reports on site selection for a CSU in the South Bay (now CSU Dominguez Hills), informational materials, and materials from the Historical Society and Water Company.
Box 4, Folder 8

A Brief Summary of Three Proposed Sites: Friendship Park, Torrance, and Dominguez Hills 1965

Box 4, Folder 9

Palos Verdes Review 1965

Box 4, Folder 10

Informational booklet circa 1965

Box 4, Folder 11

Palos Verdes Water Company information booklet circa 1960s

Box 4, Folder 12

Budget 1989-1990

Box 4, Folder 13

Historical Sites Map 1993

 

Redondo Beach 1980-1992

Physical Description: 7 folders

Scope and Content Note

This series includes newsclippings, event programs, and tourism brochures.
Box 4, Folder 14

Tourism brochure circa 1980

Box 4, Folder 15

Guide to King Harbor circa 1980

Box 4, Folder 16

5th Annual Offshore Jet Ski Races 1982

Box 4, Folder 17

Super Bowl Sunday 10K Run V 1983

Box 4, Folder 18

Redondo Beach Historical Society newsletter 1988

Box 4, Folder 19

Budget 1991-1992

Box 4, Folder 20

Newsclippings no date

Box 4, Folder 21

King Harbor Storm Damage (including photographs) 1988

 

San Pedro 1976-1988

Physical Description: 7 folders

Scope and Content Note

This series includes oral histories, an article about labor unions in the harbor, and materials from the San Pedro Historical Society.
Box 5, Folder 1

Details of trip to San Pedro from Maine in 1922 by Edith Calhoun and Frank Dyer; also another oral history report on Belle and Lester Crowson 1976

Box 5, Folder 2

History of White Point and White Point Day program 1977-1978

Box 5, Folder 3

"The Suppression of the IWW at San Pedro Harbor, 1922-1925," printed by the Southern California Historical Society 1984

Box 5, Folder 4

San Pedro Historical Society newsletter and bulletin 1987

Box 5, Folder 5

Postcard of Point Fermin and San Pedro Harbor no date

Box 5, Folder 6

Historical Society preservation and recognition recommendations no date

Box 5, Folder 7

Newsclippings 1987-1988

Box 5, Folder 8

"The Japanese Community in East San Pedro, Terminal Island," - USC Master's Thesis by Kanichi Kawasaki 1931

Box 5, Folder 9

Maps - Fish Harbor, San Pedro, probably in support of Kawasaki Masters Thesis 1931

 

Terminal Island 1959-1965

Physical Description: 2 folders

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of newsclippings and a booklet about the federal prison on Terminal Island.
Box 5, Folder 10

"The Terminal Island Story" booklet about the federal prison 1965

Box 5, Folder 11

Newsclippings 1959-1994

 

Torrance 1931-2005

Physical Description: 19 folders

Scope and Content Note

This series includes budgets, annual reports, newsclippings, informational brochures, and materials from the Torrance Historical Society.
Box 5, Folder 12

Proposed City Charter 1931

Box 5, Folder 13

Plans for Coleman Engineering Company Building 1957

Box 5, Folder 14

"Panorama of a Modern City" circa 1960

Box 5, Folder 15

Chamber of Commerce "Business News and View" 1964

Box 5, Folder 16

"Torrance, California" informational booklet 1967

Box 5, Folder 17

Torrance Historical Guide map 1979

Box 5, Folder 18

"Torrance and the Rancho San Pedro" by Gillingham circa 1970s

Box 5, Folder 19

Chamber of Commerce "Torrance" magazine 1982

Box 5, Folder 20

Torrance Historical Society "Pacific Electric Railway Co. - A Brief Historical Overview" 1984

Box 5, Folder 21

Torrance Historical Society brochures, newsletters, and historic homes and buildings tours 1984-1994

Box 5, Folder 22

"Torrance Water Supply" booklet by Ben Haggot (3 copies) 1986

Box 5, Folder 23

Church directory circa 1980s

Box 5, Folder 24

Madrona Marsh Nature Preserve brochure circa 1980s

Box 5, Folder 25

City map and guide, from Chamber of Commerce circa 1980s

Box 5, Folder 26

Torrance brochure circa 1980s

Box 5, Folder 27

Annual Financial Report 2001

Box 6, Folder 1

Annual Financial Report 2002

Box 6, Folder 2

Annual Financial Report 2005

Box 6, Folder 3

Newsclippings 1958-1987, 1996

Box 9

Torrance Growth and Development oral history project, part of the Masters Degree project of Molly M. Sipe (12 tapes, one with restrictions) 1987

 

Wilmington 1965-1992

Physical Description: 6 folders

Scope and Content Note

This series includes maps, fact sheets, and materials from the Wilmington Historical Society.
Box 6, Folder 5

Church of St. Peter and St. Paul - centenary booklet 1965

Box 6, Folder 6

Chamber of Commerce street map and guide 1978

Box 7, Folder 1

Drum Barracks Civil War Museum - brochures and newsletters 1987-1991

Box 7, Folder 2

Discussion about research on the Banning Family section of the Wilmington Cemetery 1988

Box 7, Folder 3

Wilmington Historical Society newsletter 1989-1992

Box 7, Folder 4

Fact sheets no date

 

Regional 1938-1994

Physical Description: 13 folders

Scope and Content Note

This series includes material on the city and county of Los Angeles, including information booklets, environmental impact reports, maps, articles, and postcards.
Box 7, Folder 5

LA County Chamber of Commerce Fact Book 1938

Box 7, Folder 6

"50 Years of Progress: The Story of Union Oil Company" 1940

Box 7, Folder 7

City of Los Angeles Water and Power map 1950

Box 7, Folder 8

"The Colony System of Southern California" by Oscar Winther, reprinted from Agricultural History 1953

Box 7, Folder 9

"Panorama, A Picture History of Southern California," printed by Title Trust and Insurance 1953

Box 7, Folder 10

Map of Spanish California with prominent locations marked, printed by Westways 1956

Box 7, Folder 11

Area Plan for the East Central Area of LA County 1963

Box 7, Folder 12

Draft Environmental Impact Report, Century-El Segundo Extension Rail Transit Project 1986

Box 7, Folder 13

Final Environmental Impact Report, Century-El Segundo Extension Rail Transit Project 1986

Box 7, Folder 14

"La Emigracion Contemporanea de Espanoles a Estados Unidos," by German Rueda Hernanz (excerpts) 1994

Box 7, Folder 15

Pacific Electric Railway Trolley Trips brochure, 1912 (copy) no date

Box 7, Folder 16

Photo postcards of Hollywood, Beverly Hills, and Santa Monica, 1880, 1914-1927 no date

Box 7, Folder 17

"California in Print" pamphlet of holdings in the LA Public Library about California no date

Box 7, Folder 18

"A City -- 200 Miles Long: The Story of Los Angeles" plus interview with Norris Poulson, U.S. News and World Report 1955

 

Oversize 1923-1989

Physical Description: 1 box

Scope and Content Note

This series was created for materials too large to fit in the standard-sized boxes. Materials from the Carson, Gardena, Hawthorne, Lynwood, San Pedro, Torrance, Regional series are here, including maps, newspaper sections, and calendars.
 

Carson 1973-2000

Physical Description: 4 items

Scope and Content Note

Newspapers, flyer, and calendar
Box 8

"Carson Mall Shopper" mailer/newsletter 1973

Box 8

Rancho Dominguez Bank grand opening flyer 1989

Box 8

"Carson Civic Plaza" grand opening supplement to the LA Times 1989

Box 8

Activity Calendar, including fast facts 2000

 

Gardena circa 1976

Physical Description: 1 item

Scope and Content Note

Gardena map.
Box 8

Gardena Valley Street Guide (2 copies) circa 1976

 

Hawthorne circa 1930s

Physical Description: 1 item

Scope and Content Note

Hawthorne map.
Box 8

City map circa 1930s

 

Lynwood 1957

Physical Description: 1 item

Scope and Content Note

Lynwood map.
Box 8

City map 1957

 

San Pedro 1923, 1939, 1988-1989

Physical Description: 5 items

Scope and Content Note

Maps and newspapers.
Box 8

Harbor dock map 1923

Box 8

South Bay and Harbor Map 1939

Box 8

"Peninsula Scene," supplement to the LA Times 1988

Box 8

"The First 100 Years," printed by News-Pilot/The Daily Breeze (2 copies) 1988

Box 8

"I Remember San Pedro" printed by New-Pilot/Daily Breeze 1989

 

Torrance 1938, 1953-1958, 1987

Physical Description: 5 items

Scope and Content Note

Newspapers.
Box 8

"Torrance on the Air" issue, Torrance Herald 1938

Box 8

Torrance Herald, Torrance-South Bay New Times 1953, 1955, 1958, 1987

 

Regional 1949, 1958

Physical Description: 2 items

Scope and Content Note

Map and newspaper.
Box 8

Pacific Electric Railway Lines Map 1949

Box 8

"Progress" special section in the Herald-American 1958