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Guide to the Pacific National Fire Insurance Company Records of Orange County Buildings
MS-R041  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Pacific National Fire Insurance Company Records of Orange County Buildings
    Date (inclusive): 1942-1951
    Collection number: MS-R041
    Creator: Pacific National Fire Insurance Company
    Extent: Number of containers: 1 document box

    Linear feet: .2 linear foot
    Repository: University of California, Irvine. Library. Special Collections and Archives.
    Irvine, California 92623-9557
    Abstract: The collection consists of maps, photographs, and descriptive text on various buildings in Orange County, California, primarily public institutions. The Pacific National Fire Insurance Company in Santa Ana, California produced these records between 1942 and 1951 for insurance purposes. The photographs and maps provide visual documentation of the buildings and their surroundings as they appeared in the 1940's and the accompanying text provides detailed information on construction, location, size, and maintenance.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Access

    Collection is 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

    Pacific National Fire Insurance Company Records of Orange County Buildings. MS-R 41. Special Collections and Archives, The UCI 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 David A. Lewis in 1988.

    Processing History

    Processed by Su Kim Chung in 1998.

    Scope and Content

    The collection consists of maps, photographs, and descriptive text on various buildings in Orange County, California, primarily public institutions. The Pacific National Fire Insurance Company in Santa Ana, California produced these records between 1942 and 1951 for insurance purposes. The photographs and maps provide visual documentation of the buildings and their surroundings as they appeared in the 1940's and the accompanying text provides detailed information on construction, location, size, and maintenance.
    Each group of maps, photos, and text documents a building or group of buildings. The building types include fire station, hospital, airport, and court house. This arrangement reflects the original order of the material, which was acquired in a binder labeled "Facts and Comments Regarding Sound Insurance #2."
    The collection is organized alphabetically by building type, and the container list indicates the individual Orange County cities where the various buildings were located. A miscellaneous category contains information on two buildings not integrated within the other building groups. Although most of the building groups have complete documentation, a few groups lack text, maps, or photographs. The following groups do not have text: Buena Park's American Legion Hall, Agriculture, Airport, Detention Home, Fire Stations, Radio and Miscellaneous. The Detention Home lacks photographs, and the Fire Stations lack maps.

    Indexing Terms

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

    Subjects

    Pacific National Fire Insurance Company--Archival resources.
    Insurance companies--California--Orange County--Archival resources.
    Courthouses--California--Orange County--Archival resources.
    Fire stations--California--Orange County--Archival resources.
    Hospitals--California--Orange County--Archival resources.
    Libraries--California--Orange County--Archival resources.
    Parks--California--Orange County--Archival resources.
    Water districts--California--Orange County--Archival resources.
    Orange County (Calif.)--Archival resources.

    Genres and Forms of Material

    Architectural photographs--California--Orange County.
    Blueprints.
    Photographic prints--California--Orange County.
    Maps--California--Orange County.

    Index Terms Related to this Collection

    Lewis, David A., former owner.
    Online Archive of California.