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Northridge Civic Association Papers

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Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Administrative Information

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Administrative Records

Correspondence

Subject Files

Oversize and Non-Manuscript Material



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Collection Overview

Title: Northridge Civic Association Papers, 1951-2006Save to your list.

Predominant Dates:1970-1979

ID: URB/NCA

Primary Creator: Northridge Civic Association (Northridge, Los Angeles, Calif.) (1958-)

Extent: 10.44 Linear Feet

Arrangement:

Series I: Administrative Records, 1958-2006

Series II: Correspondence, 1970-1982

Series III: Subject Files, 1951-2002

Series IV: Oversize and Non-Manuscript Material, 1964-1998

Date Acquired: 00/00/1985. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: Northridge (Los Angeles, Calif.) - History, Northridge Civic Association (Northridge, Los Angeles, Calif.), Northridge Civic Association (Northridge, Los Angeles, Calif.) - Archives

Forms of Material: Paper records, Photographic material

Languages: English

Abstract

In 1958, the Northridge Civic Association was established to watch over development and preservation of the community. The organization became involved in numerous zoning and growth control issues. The records of the Northridge Civic Association document the organization's interests in local development, land use, and quality of life concerns, especially zone changes and street widening. The views of the group are officially represented in testimonies presented during public hearings before the Los Angeles City Planning Department and the City Council.

Biographical Note

In 1958, the Northridge Civic Association was established to watch over development and preservation of the community. The organization was incorporated on January 9, 1959 and became involved in numerous zoning and growth control issues during the late 1960s and early 1970s.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Predominantly from the 1970s, the records of the Northridge Civic Association document the successful and unsuccessful stands the organization took on local development and quality of life concerns, especially zone changes and street widening. The views of the group are officially represented in testimonies presented during public hearings before the Los Angeles City Planning Department and the City Council. The majority of the papers are from former president Dorothy Boberg's files and contain correspondence, newspaper clippings, proposals, reports and research notes. A small addition of records was processed separately and added to the collection in 1989. Copies of various community plans for the San Fernando Valley are also contained in the collection. The organization obtained the plans to be familiar with the city's objectives in local urban development. The collection has been arranged in four series: Administrative Records (1958-2006), Correspondence (1970-1982), Subject Files (1951-2002), and Non-Manuscript Material (1964-1998).

Series I, Administrative Records, documents the activities and concerns of the Northridge Civic Association. A copy of the original by-laws in 1958 is followed by a nine year gap in the files. Coinciding with Dorothy Boberg's involvement in the organization in 1967, a more precise description of the association is illustrated in meeting agendas and minutes, press releases, reports, membership lists, and a small scrapbook of newspaper clippings pertaining to the organization. Files are arranged alphabetically and chronological within.

Series II, Correspondence, contains correspondence documenting the civic association’s primary focus areas. Many of Dorothy Boberg's research notes and several of her testimonies are also contained in this series. Files are arranged alphabetically and chronological within.

Series III, Subject Files, is comprised of the topics and issues of concern to both Dorothy Boberg and the Northridge Civic Association as they affected Northridge and other local communities. Predominantly from the late 1960s through the 1970s, these files include information on development plans for the area, preservation issues, and numerous accounts of zoning changes. The main subjects are filed alphabetically and chronological within.

Series IV, Oversize and Non-Manuscript Material, consists of 42 maps, 16 newspaper clippings, 53 photographs, and 5 volumes of reports.

Subject/Index Terms

Northridge (Los Angeles, Calif.) - History
Northridge Civic Association (Northridge, Los Angeles, Calif.)
Northridge Civic Association (Northridge, Los Angeles, Calif.) - Archives

Administrative Information

Repository: Special Collections & Archives

Accruals: 1989

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: Northridge Civic Association

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, David W. Bray, and Larry Jackson,1987

Finding Aid Revision History:

Cathy Kay, 2005

Special Collections and Archives staff, 2012


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[Series I: Administrative Records, 1958-2006]
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Series II: Correspondence, 1970-1982Save to your list.
Box 2Save to your list.
Folder 1: Boberg, Dorothy: Correspondence, 1971Save to your list.
Folder 2: Boberg, Dorothy: Correspondence, 1972Save to your list.
Folder 3: Boberg, Dorothy: Correspondence, 1973Save to your list.
Folder 4: Boberg, Dorothy: Correspondence, 1974Save to your list.
Folder 5: Boberg, Dorothy: Correspondence, 1975-1979Save to your list.
Folder 6: Boberg, Dorothy: Interview questions, 1971-1972Save to your list.
Folder 7: Boberg, Dorothy: Research notes, ca. 1970-ca. 1979Save to your list.
Folder 8: Boberg, Dorothy: Testimonies, 1972Save to your list.
Folder 9: Bowman, William: Correspondence, 1978-1979Save to your list.
Folder 10: Dill, Ginny: Correspondence, memos, messages, 1971-1972Save to your list.
Folder 11: General Correspondences: A-G, ca. 1970-ca. 1979, 1982Save to your list.
Folder 12: General Correspondence: H-Z, ca. 1970-ca. 1979, 1981Save to your list.
Folder 13: Stout, Marilyn: Correspondence, ca. 1970-ca. 1979Save to your list.
Folder 14: Wilkinson, Robert M (Councilman, 12th District), 1971-1972Save to your list.
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Folder 11: City of Los Angeles, 2001Save to your list.
Folder 12: Stout, Marilyn, 2004-2005Save to your list.

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