The Tarzana Property Owners' Association Collection consists of meeting minutes, community planning studies, correspondence, complaints, fact sheets, environmental impact studies, maps, petitions, resolutions, site plans, treasurer’s reports, and Association newsletters. Correspondence files include letters by Board members to Mayor Tom Bradley, Councilman Marvin Braude from the 11th District, and Councilwoman Laura Chick from the 3rd District. The oversized map files contain street maps of proposed developments and zoning permits within the Tarzana area. The collection contains information about the San Fernando Valley's historical development and the Tarzana Property Owner's Association's attempts at facilitating legislation in their own interests. The collection is arranged into two series: Administrative Files (1963-1993) and Project Files (1961-1991).
Series I, Administrative Files, includes correspondence, minutes, newsletters, and treasurer's reports. The files are arranged in alphabetical order by type and in chronological order within each file folder.
Series II, Project Files, documents issues of importance to Tarzana homeowners including city planning, fire safety, flood control, height limitations for commercial buildings, maintenance and repair of streets, rapid growth, traffic safety and various zoning concerns. Projects are documented through building codes, city ordinances, and planning studies, correspondence, environmental impact reports, fact sheets, handbills, legal case documents, maps, memoranda, newspaper clippings, news releases, petitions, permits, public hearing notices and reports, resolutions, schematic designs, site plans, and related records. Files are arranged in alphabetical order.