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West Van Nuys Chamber of Commerce Collection

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Collection Overview

Title: West Van Nuys Chamber of Commerce Collection, 1953-1977Save to your list.

ID: URB/WVNCC

Primary Creator: West Van Nuys Chamber of Commerce (1952-1977)

Extent: 1.48 Linear Feet

Arrangement:

Series I: Administrative Records, 1954-1976

Series II: Subject Files, 1953-1977

Date Acquired: 09/30/1982

Subjects: Van Nuys (Los Angeles, Calif.) - History - Sources, West Van Nuys Chamber of Commerce (Van Nuys, Los Angeles, Calif.), West Van Nuys Chamber of Commerce (Van Nuys, Los Angeles, Calif.) - Archives

Forms of Material: Paper records, Photographic material, Publications

Languages: English

Abstract

The West Van Nuys Chamber of Commerce (WVNCC) was established in 1952 by a group of merchants in Van Nuys, who were members of the West Valley Associated Chambers of Commerce and the Valley-Wide Streets, Highways, and Transportation Committee. The collection documents the administrative functions of the association through correspondence, minutes, newsletters, pamphlets and reports. Subject files also contain materials that depict the various activities and goals of the organization.

Biographical Note

The West Van Nuys Chamber of Commerce (WVNCC) was established in 1952 by a group of local merchants. The Chamber was a member of the West Valley Associated Chambers of Commerce and the Valley-Wide Streets, Highways and Transportation Committee. Through voluntary associations, local businessmen and property owners helped direct the growth and development of the San Fernando Valley.

Because WVNCC long championed the cause of the Van Nuys Airport, the most active private-plane airport in California, the association is often referred to as "The Airport Chamber." Other important issues backed by the Chamber include defense contracts coming to the San Fernando Valley, the development of transportation networks, education, housing and population growth, recreational facilities and public works.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The West Van Nuys Chamber of Commerce Collection documents the administrative functions, activities, and goals of the West Van Nuys Chamber of Commerce (WVNCC) through correspondence, minutes and agendas, reports, newsletters, newspaper clippings, and pamphlets. The Chamber supported the expansion of Van Nuys Airport, improvement of local high schools, the development of recreational facilities in the Sepulveda Dam Basin and the promotion of local businesses. The bulk of the collection dates from the early 1950s and 1960s; material dating from the 1970s is very limited. The collection is arranged in two series: Administrative Records (1954-1976) and Subject Files (1953-1977).

Series I, Administrative Records, contains agendas and minutes, by-laws, correspondence, membership lists, reports, and related administrative records of the Chamber. Also included are by-laws and membership lists of the West Valley Associated Chambers of Commerce. The files are arranged in alphabetical order.

Series II, Subject Files, includes brochures, correspondence, handouts, newspaper clippings, newsletters, reports, statistical data, and related items that document the various interest areas of WVNCC. The files are arranged in alphabetical order by subject.

Subject/Index Terms

Van Nuys (Los Angeles, Calif.) - History - Sources
West Van Nuys Chamber of Commerce (Van Nuys, Los Angeles, Calif.)
West Van Nuys Chamber of Commerce (Van Nuys, Los Angeles, Calif.) - Archives

Administrative Information

Repository: Special Collections & Archives

Access Restrictions: The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions: Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge. Copyright status for other materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Acquisition Source: Albert Zoraster

Original/Copies Note: Digital reproductions of selected items in this collection are available electronically as a part of the San Fernando Valley History Digital Library. For more information please see https://digital-library.csun.edu/.

Related Materials:

Northridge Civic Association Collection

Pacoima Revitalization, Inc. Collection

Albert Zoraster Collection

Preferred Citation: For information about citing items in this collection consult the appropriate style manual, or see the Citing Archival Materials guide.

Processing Information: Robert G. Marshall and Larry Mark Herskovic, 1986

Finding Aid Revision History:

Cathy Kay, 2005

Special Collections and Archives staff, 2012


Box and Folder Listing


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[Series I: Administrative Records, 1954-1976]
[Series II: Subject Files, 1953-1977],
[All]

Series I: Administrative Records, 1954-1976Save to your list.
Box 1Save to your list.
Folder 1: Agendas and Minutes: WVNCC meetings, 1959, 1960, 1964Save to your list.
Folder 2: Agendas and Minutes: WVNCC meetings, 1965Save to your list.
Folder 3: Agendas and Minutes: WVNCC meetings, 1968, 1970Save to your list.
Folder 4: Agendas and Minutes: WVNCC meetings, 1971, 1973-1974Save to your list.
Folder 5: Brochures: WVNCC publicity material, 1975Save to your list.
Folder 6: Committee Objectives: notes; reports, 1956-1957Save to your list.
Folder 7: Correspondence: airports, 1955-1959Save to your list.
Folder 8: Correspondence: California Chamber of Commerce, 1971, 1974-1975Save to your list.
Folder 9: Corman, James C., 1957-1958, 1960Save to your list.
Folder 10: Correspondence: City Council of Los Angeles, 1955-1957, 1960, 1968, 1971, 1973Save to your list.
Folder 11: Correspondence: general, 1955-1957, 1963, 1965, 1968Save to your list.
Folder 12: Correspondence: general, 1970Save to your list.
Folder 13: Correspondence: general, 1972, 1973, 1976Save to your list.
Folder 14: Correspondence: Miller, Isla, 1964-1974Save to your list.
Folder 15: State Board of Equalization, 1970Save to your list.
Folder 16: Teague, Rod, 1971Save to your list.
Folder 17: Correspondence: WVNCC (outgoing), 1954-1958, 1965Save to your list.
Folder 18: correspondence: WVNCC (outgoing), 1968-1973Save to your list.
Folder 19: Wynhausen, Frits, 1973-1974Save to your list.
Folder 20: Zoraster, Mr. & Mrs. Albert, 1956-1975Save to your list.
Folder 21: Fellowship Dinner: agendas; minutes, June 1960Save to your list.
Folder 22: Fernando Award: nominations; installments, 1970, 1973-1974Save to your list.
Folder 23: Financial Audits: reports on WVNCC, 1956Save to your list.
Folder 24: Installment Dinner: announcements; menus, 1955-1960, 1962, 1965, 1972Save to your list.
Folder 25: Membership lists, 1955, 1957-1958, 1960, 1964, 1968, 1969Save to your list.
Box 2Save to your list.
Folder 1: Programs: advertising material, 1954-1956, 1964, 1971Save to your list.
Folder 2: Resolutions: City of Los Angeles, 1958, 1964-1965, 1967-1968, 1971, 1973-1974, 1976Save to your list.
Folder 3: Valley Roundtable Council: agendas; minutes, 1970, 1974Save to your list.
Folder 4: West Valley Associated Chambers of Commerce (WVACC): by-laws, 1963Save to your list.
Folder 5: WVACC: lists of officers, 1956, 1963, 1965Save to your list.
Folder 6: WVNCC: newsletters, 1958, 1977Save to your list.
Folder 7: WVNCC: notes from meetings, 1968-1970, 1972Save to your list.
Folder 8: WYNCC: officers; directors; lists of committees, 1960-1964, 1966, 1969-1972Save to your list.
Folder 9: WVNCC: president's message, 1958, 1963, 1969Save to your list.

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