Scope and Content
Title: John W. Fisher papers
Date (inclusive): 1900-1959
Collection number: 261
John W. Fisher, 1873-1959.
2 boxes (1 linear ft.)
Abstract: The collection consists of the personal papers of John W. Fisher, owner of The Fisher Lumber Company, Santa Monica, California.
The collection includes letters and postcards, photographs, financial records, clippings, certificates and membership cards,
a few event programs and an American flag.
Language: Finding aid is written in
University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections
for paging information.
Restrictions on Access
Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library
Special Collections for paging information.
Restrictions on Use and Reproduction
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the
creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright
owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Provenance/Source of Acquisition
Gift of Mrs. John W. Fisher, April 1960.
Processed by Yasmin Damshenas in the Center for Primary Research and Training (CFPRT), with assistance from Megan Hahn Fraser,
[Identification of item], John W. Fisher papers (Collection Number 261). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young
Research Library, UCLA.
John W. Fisher (1873-1959) was an Iowa native and long-time resident of Santa Monica. He became a successful lumberman and
owner of the Fisher Lumber Company in 1924. Fisher's philanthropic work extended to such organizations as the First Methodist
Church in Santa Monica, the Santa Monica Young Men's Christian Association, the Santa Monica chapter of the Red Cross, Santa
Monica City College and Boys' Town, Nebraska. Fisher was closely involved with the development of the city of Santa Monica,
both as a member of the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce and as Treasurer for the Board of Freeboarders which helped draft
a new city charter in 1946. He also served on the Santa Monica City Planning Commission in 1954 until he was forced to retire
due to health reasons later that year. He passed away on August 9, 1959.
Scope and Content
The collection consists of the personal papers of John W. Fisher, long-time resident of Santa Monica, California, and owner
of The Fisher Lumber Company. Fisher was an active philanthropist and also involved in the development of the city of Santa
Monica during the 1940s and 50s. Documents in this collection include letters and postcards, photographs, financial records,
clippings, certificates and membership cards, a few event programs and an American flag.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Fisher, John W., 1873-1959--Archives.