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Guide to the Dana Point Syndicate Records of S.H. Woodruff
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Series 1. Business records, 1911-1937.

Series Scope and Content Summary

The business records of S.H. Woodruff that were created in his capacity as head of the Dana Point Syndicate. Materials organized into four subseries based on format.
 

Subseries 1.1. Administrative documents, 1927-1937 and undated.

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

Minutes of meetings of the administrators and stockholders of the Dana Point Syndicate and the Dana Point Inn.
Box : Folder 2 : 1

Bound volume of minutes from Dana Point Inn Ltd. Board of Directors meetings and Annual Stockholders meetings, 1929-1937

Box : Folder 2 : 2

Dana Point Syndicate meeting minutes on allowing a new member into the syndicate, 1927

 

Subseries 1.2. Construction documents, 1926-1929 and undated.

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

Material documenting the construction process including architectural drawings and utilities contracts.
Box : Folder 1 : 1

Architectural renderings of Dana Point Inn, undated

Box : Folder 1 : 2

Architectural renderings of Dana Point Syndicate buildings, undated

Box : Folder 1 : 3

Electricity contracts, 1926-1929

Box : Folder 1 : 4

Lighting contracts, 1929

Box : Folder 1 : 5

Water rights agreements, 1927

 

Subseries 1.3. Financial documents, 1920-1939 and undated.

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

Material related to the finances of the development, such as accounting ledgers, promissory notes, stock subscriptions and certificates, and insurance policies.
Box 3OS

Accounting ledger of Los Angeles developer Tracey E. Shoults and partners, including S.H. Woodruff, 1920-1923

Box 3OS

Accounting ledger of daily Dana Point development financial transactions, 1928-1933

Box 3OS

Bound volume of Dana Point Inn Ltd. common stock certificates with names of shareholders, 1929-1939

Box 3OS

Bound volume of Dana Point Inn Ltd. preferred stock certificates with names of shareholders, 1929-1939

Box : Folder 1 : 6

Business forms, undated

Box : Folder 1 : 7

Car and life insurance policies, 1931

Box : Folder 1 : 8

Promissory notes, 1923-1932

Box : Folder 1 : 9

Sales ledger file of Dana Point property buyers, 1929-1931.

Physical Description: 3 items.
Box : Folder 3OS : 1

Stock certificate forms, ca. 1929

Box : Folder 1 : 10

Stock subscription, 1924

Box : Folder 1 : 11

Stock prospectus for Dana Point Inn Ltd., ca. 1929

Box : Folder 1 : 12

Title insurance, 1929

Box : Folder 1 : 13

Miscellaneous documents, undated

 

Subseries 1.4. Legal documents, 1916-1931.

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

Legal materials, such as contracts and agreements related to the development's construction.
Box : Folder 1 : 14

Assignment of beneficial interest certificates, 1916-1928

Box : Folder 1 : 15

Dana Point subscription agreements, 1926

Box : Folder 1 : 16

Lease agreements, 1930-1931

Box : Folder 1 : 17

Power of attorney for Olive Woodruff, 1926

Box : Folder 1 : 18

Solicitation agreement for Rosslyn Hotel, 1928

Box : Folder 1 : 19

Transcript of dispute between [S.H.?] Woodruff and J. Crawford Marsh, 1927

 

Subseries 1.5. Real estate documents, 1911-1932 and undated.

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

Real estate documents, including property appraisals and quitclaim deeds.
Box : Folder 1 : 20

Dana Point property appraisals, 1926 October-November

Box : Folder 1 : 21

Dana Point Syndicate propery appraisal, parcel 2, tract 573, 1928

Box : Folder 1 : 22

Deeds of Trust, 1927

Box : Folder 1 : 23

List of Dana Point subscribers, undated

Box : Folder 1 : 24

Mortgage extension contract, 1925

Box : Folder 1 : 25

Quitclaim deeds, 1925-1932

Box : Folder 1 : 26

Rancho Santa Margarita (O'Neill Ranch) real estate contracts, 1923

Box : Folder 1 : 27

Real estate sales agreements, 1911-1927

Box : Folder 1 : 28

Real estate salesmen licenses, 1927

 

Series 2. Photographs, 1927 and undated.

Series Scope and Content Summary

Photographs of the Dana Point property prior to its development (including some aerial and coastal views of the property) and during construction. Also includes photographs of completed Dana Point houses and commercial buildings, persons associated with the Dana Point Syndicate, and various European Riviera resorts used as models for the Dana Point Inn. In addition to the loose photographs, there is a bound album of photographs depicting Dana Point buildings, people, and architectural sketches of various Dana Point buildings and the Dana Point Inn.
Box : Folder 3OS : 2

Group photograph of Dana Point Syndicate subscribers (?) luncheon with S.H. Woodruff, undated

Box : Folders 2 : 3-10

Dana Point Syndicate photographs

Box : Folder 2 : 3

Aerial views of Dana Point prior to development, undated.

Physical Description: 24 items.
Box : Folder 2 : 4

Coastal views of Dana Point property, undated.

Physical Description: 20 items.
Box : Folder 2 : 5

Construction views of Dana Point development, undated.

Physical Description: 17 items.
Box : Folder 2 : 6

Dana Point Syndicate houses and commercial buildings, undated.

Physical Description: 18 items.
Box : Folder 2 : 7

Dana Point Syndicate people, undated.

Physical Description: 28 items.
Box : Folder 2 : 8

European Riviera resorts used as models for Dana Point Inn, undated.

Physical Description: 13 items.
Box : Folder 2 : 9

Miscellaneous views, undated.

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box : Folder 2 : 10

Photographic reproductions of S.H. Woodruff correspondence, 1928.

Physical Description: 3 items.
Box : Folder 2 : 11

Dana Point promotional photo album entitled Dana Point: The New Seacoast Recreational Community on California's Beautiful South Shore, undated.

 

Series 3. Promotional and publicity material, 1927-ca. 1929 and undated.

Series Scope and Content Summary

Materials used to publicize and promote the Dana Point development. including brochures, broadsides, and copy proofs for future promotional advertisements. Items date from circa 1927-1929.
Folder XOS 1

Brochure with map and description of Dana Point development, 1927

Folder XOS 1

Copy proofs for Dana Point advertisements, ca. 1929.

Physical Description: 12 items.
Folder XOS 2

Broadsides describing Dana Point development, undated.

Physical Description: 3 items.
 

Series 4. Maps, 1924-1930 and undated.

Series Scope and Content Summary

Maps used by the developers to mark the development's property boundaries, to record sales of individual tracts within the development, and to maintain a record of electrical wiring within the development (these are known as "cadastral maps"). Items date from circa 1928-1930.
Folder XOS 2

Tract map indicating 1928 and 1929 property values, ca. 1930

Folder XOS 2

Tract maps detailing specific areas of the development, undated.

Physical Description: 6 items.
Folder XOS 2

Sales map, undated

Folder XOS 2

Tract map with sold and reserved lots, undated

Folder XOS 2

Tract map, undated

Folder XOS 2

Dana Point lighting assessment tract map, undated

Folder XOS 2

Map indicating sites for buildings, golf course, and others, undated

Folder XOS 2

Map with annotations noting buyers' names on individual lots, undated

Folder XOS 2

Dana Point tax map, 1930

Folder XOS 2

Sales map, undated

Folder XOS 2

Tract map annotated with old prices, undated

Folder XOS 2

Tract map of Corona del Mar by Brose Reality, 1924

Folder XOS 2

Tract map of Dana Point development lots, undated

Folder XOS 2

Tract map of Dana Point development, with promotional publicity illustrations and text insert, undated