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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],
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Series II: Subject Files, 1953-1977Save to your list.
Box 2Save to your list.
Folder 10: Airports: annual reports, 1960, 1964, 1972Save to your list.
Folder 11: Airports: brochuresSave to your list.
Folder 12: Airports: newsletters, 1959-1960Save to your list.
Folder 13: Airports: regulations and procedures, 1960, 1973Save to your list.
Folder 14: Awards: certificates, 1967Save to your list.
Folder 15: Awards, 1967Save to your list.
Folder 16: Cline, Robert C, Chairman, Bustop Campaign: press releases, 1971, 1974, 1977Save to your list.
Folder 17: Community Issues and Actions: newspaper clippings, 1972Save to your list.
Folder 18: Defense: Congressional Record, 1954Save to your list.
Folder 19: Defense Contracts: speeches; reports, 1964-1965, 1972Save to your list.
Folder 20: Girl Scouts: announcements, 1953-1955, 1960Save to your list.
Folder 21: Growth in the San Fernando Valley: newspaper clippings, 1957-1958, 1960-1961, 1964-1965, 1970, 1977Save to your list.
Folder 22: Health: brochuresSave to your list.
Folder 23: Holt, Joe: correspondence; newsletters, 1958-1960Save to your list.
Folder 24: Legislation: correspondence, 1971Save to your list.
Folder 25: Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce: correspondence, 1955-1957Save to your list.
Folder 26: Major Issues: newspaper clippings, 1957, 1964-1965, 1970, 1972, 1977Save to your list.
Folder 27: Maps: Reseda-West Van Nuys, 1970Save to your list.
Box 3Save to your list.
Folder 1: Marquardt Corporation: correspondence, 1960Save to your list.
Folder 2: Miller, Isla: newspaper clippings, 1959, 1960, 1970, 1972Save to your list.
Folder 3: Other Chambers of Commerce: newspaper clippings; membership lists: rosters, 1955, 1957-1958, 1960, 1963, 1964, 1969, 1972, 1974, 1975Save to your list.
Folder 4: Other Council Business: newspaper clippings, 1954, 1957, 1965, 1972, 1974Save to your list.
Folder 5: Population - Dwelling Units: reports, Los Angeles Planning Commission, 1963 October, 1964 JanuarySave to your list.
Folder 6: Population - Estimates: City of Los Angeles, 1957-1960Save to your list.
Folder 7: Population - Estimates: The Regional Planning Commission, 1960 April, 1960 JulySave to your list.
Folder 8: Public Works: reports, 1957, 1971Save to your list.
Folder 9: Rapid Transit: Senate Bill 205Save to your list.
Folder 10: Real Estate: statistics, 1965, 1973-1974Save to your list.
Folder 11: Rotary Club: publications, 1956Save to your list.
Folder 12: San Fernando Valley: brochures, 1959Save to your list.
Folder 13: San Fernando Valley: census, 1957Save to your list.
Folder 14: San Fernando Valley: demographics, 1971Save to your list.
Folder 15: San Fernando Valley: statistical dataSave to your list.
Folder 16: Social Services: publications, 1959, 1969Save to your list.
Folder 17: Streets, Highways & Transportation: minutes; Valley Wide Committee, 1962Save to your list.
Folder 18: Streets, Highways & Transportation: minutes; Valley Wide Committee, 1964-1965Save to your list.
Folder 19: Streets, Highways & Transportation: minutes; Valley Wide Committee, 1974Save to your list.
Folder 20: Streets and Freeway Project: reports, 1964-1965, 1971Save to your list.
Folder 21: Van Nuys Helicopter Terminal: reports, 1965Save to your list.
Folder 22: Water & Power: publications, 1963-1964Save to your list.
Folder 23: WVNCC: newspaper clippings, general, 1958, 1961, 1963, 1967, 1969-1973, 1975, 1977Save to your list.
Folder 24: Zoraster, Albert: newspaper clippings, 1957-1958, 1963-1966, 1971Save to your list.
Flat File Cabinet 3Save to your list.
Folder 1: Photo - Members of WVNCC, ca. 1950-ca. 1959Save to your list.
Box 4Save to your list.
Item 1: Photo - Installation Dinner, two members of the WVNCCSave to your list.
Item 2: Photo - Group picture including Albert Zoraster and Isla Miller, eleven members in photographSave to your list.
Item 3: Photo - Group picture including Albert Zoraster and Isla Miller, six members in photographSave to your list.
Item 4: Photo - members of WVNCC and Airport Theatre displaying advertisements for the movie 'The Chairman', three people holding ticketsSave to your list.
Item 5: Photo - members of WVNCC and Airport Theatre displaying advertisements for the movie 'The Chairman', 4 people with movie posterSave to your list.
Item 6: Photo - members of WVNCC and Airport Theatre displaying advertisements for the movie 'The Chairman', 4 people with movie posterSave to your list.
Item 7: Photo - members of WVNCC and Airport Theatre displaying advertisements for the movie 'The Chairman', Anne Heywood with 4 other people, lights and movie posterSave to your list.
Item 8: Photo - members of WVNCC and Airport Theatre displaying advertisements for the movie 'The Chairman', Anne Heywood with 1 other person, lights and movie posterSave to your list.
Item 9: Photo - members of WVNCC and Airport Theatre displaying advertisements for the movie 'The Chairman', Anne Heywood with 2 other people, lights and movie poster reading a documentSave to your list.
Item 10: Photo - members of WVNCC and Airport Theatre displaying advertisements for the movie 'The Chairman', 5 people with movie posterSave to your list.

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