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Associated Chambers of Commerce of the San Fernando Valley Collection

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Collection Overview

Title: Associated Chambers of Commerce of the San Fernando Valley Collection, 1955-1977Save to your list.

ID: URB/ACCSFV

Primary Creator: Associated Chambers of Commerce of the San Fernando Valley (1927-)

Extent: 4.59 Linear Feet

Arrangement:

Series I: Correspondence, 1958-1976

Series II: Minutes and Agendas, 1955-1978

Series III: Administrative Records, 1956-1976

Series IV: Issues and Topics, 1958-1976

Series V. Publicity Files, 1955-1976

Date Acquired: 00/00/1981

Subjects: Associated Chambers of Commerce of the San Fernando Valley, Bell, Alphonzo, 1914-2004, Boards of trade - California - San Fernando Valley, Bradley, Tom, 1917-1998, Brown, Jerry, 1938 -, Business enterprises - California - San Fernando Valley, Canoga Park (Los Angeles, Calif.), Carrell, Thomas C., 1900-1972, Chatsworth (Los Angeles, Calif.), Civic leaders - California - San Fernando Valley, Corman, James C. (James Charles), 1920-2000, Economics - California - San Fernando Valley, Encino (Los Angeles, Calif.), Industries - California - San Fernando Valley, North Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.), Northridge (Los Angeles, Calif.), Reseda (Los Angeles, Calif.), San Fernando Chamber of Commerce, San Fernando Valley (Calif.), San Fernando Valley (Calif.) - History, Sepulveda (Los Angeles, Calif.), Sherman Oaks (Los Angeles, Calif.), Tarzana (Los Angeles, Calif.), Van Nuys (Los Angeles, Calif.), Yorty, Sam, 1909-1998

Forms of Material: Paper records

Languages: English

Abstract

The Associated Chambers of Commerce of the San Fernando Valley Collection documents the expansion of business, industry, and suburban consumer culture throughout the San Fernando Valley during its post-war period of rapid growth from the 1950’s through the 1970’s.

Biographical Note

The West Valley Associated Chambers of Commerce was organized in December 1927 by four West San Fernando Valley chambers of commerce -- Canoga Park [formerly Owensmouth], Chatsworth, Northridge [formerly Zelzah and North Los Angeles] and Reseda [formerly Marion]. The chambers joined together to promote a spirit of cooperation among the West Valley's business, residential and civic interests, and to advance the civic, commercial and industrial welfare of the region through legislative action.

In 1928, Granada Hills became the fifth community chamber to join the Associated Chambers.It was followed by Tarzana in 1930, Encino in 1931, West Van Nuys in 1956, Sepulveda in 1960, Sherman Oaks in 1972, Greater Las Virgenes in 1974, and North Hollywood in 1975. In 1966, the Associated Chambers changed their name to the present Associated Chambers of Commerce of the San Fernando Valley to remove the impression that the members were exclusively from the West Valley.

The collection of the Associated Chambers documents the expansion of business, industry and suburban consumer culture in the San Fernando Valley during its post-war period of rapid growth from the 1950’s through the 1970’s.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Associated Chambers of Commerce of the San Fernando Valley Collection and its predecessor organization, the West Valley Associated Chambers of Commerce, reveal the rapid growth of the organization during the post-war years and the corresponding growth of the San Fernando Valley business community. The collection consists of correspondence, minutes and agendas, by-laws, articles of incorporation, city planning reports, resolutions, rosters of Chamber delegates and officers, printed brochures and literature, newspaper clippings, newsletters and press releases. The materials help to explain the history of commerce and community development in the San Fernando Valley since 1955. Gaps may exist in documentation of the Chamber's first twenty-five years [1927-1954] as an organized body. The collection has been divided into five series: Correspondence (1958-1976), Minutes and Agendas (1955-1978), Administrative Records (1956-1976), Issues and Topics (1958-1976), and Publicity Files (1955-1976.)

Series I, Correspondence, consists of letters and memoranda exchanged between officers of the organization and officers of the various member Chambers. The series also contains correspondence relative to the Associated Chambers' advocacy of community development in the San Fernando Valley through legislation. Included are letters from various local, state and federal government representatives and officials such as United States Senators Thomas Kuchel and George Murphy, United States Congressmen Alphonzo Bell and James Corman, California Governors Edmund Brown and Ronald Reagan, State Senators Tom Carrell and Thomas Rees, Assemblymen Lou Cusanovich and Charles Conrad, Los Angeles County Supervisors Warren Dorn and Kenneth Hahn, Los Angeles Mayors Tom Bradley and Sam Yorty, and Los Angeles City Councilmen Ernani Bernardi and John Ferraro. All correspondence in the series is arranged chronologically.

Series II, Minutes and Agendas, documents the contributions of the various member Chambers of the San Fernando Valley regarding the formulation of administrative policy. Included are the minutes and agendas of the Associated Chambers' Board of Directors and Executive Committee. The series is arranged in chronological order.

Series III, Administrative Records, consists of attendance records, articles of incorporation, ballot propositions, by-laws and amendments, financial records, reports, resolutions, senate and assembly bills, and rosters of Chamber delegate committee members and officers. Also included in this series is a history of the ACCSFV, which depicts the early phase of the organization (1927-1954). The files are arranged alphabetically according to subject heading and chronologically within.

Series IV, Issues and Topics, consists of printed information published by various outside organizations. The material deals with issues and topics which were of interest to the ACCSFV, as well as items which the Chamber kept on hand for their own reference. Included are press releases, reports and subject files. The series provides information on a variety of topics from city planning to California business trends to rapid transit. The series is arranged alphabetically by subject.

Series V, Publicity Files, consists of newspaper clippings. Newspaper clipped articles, most of which were taken from issues of San Fernando Valley newspapers like the Valley News [now Daily News] and the San Fernando Valley Times, document the civic and organizational activities of the ACCSFV over a thirty year period. The articles provide a reliable source of information on the recent history of the Association and the issues and events with which it was concerned and are filed chronologically.

Subject/Index Terms

Associated Chambers of Commerce of the San Fernando Valley
Bell, Alphonzo, 1914-2004
Boards of trade - California - San Fernando Valley
Bradley, Tom, 1917-1998
Brown, Jerry, 1938 -
Business enterprises - California - San Fernando Valley
Canoga Park (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Carrell, Thomas C., 1900-1972
Chatsworth (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Civic leaders - California - San Fernando Valley
Corman, James C. (James Charles), 1920-2000
Economics - California - San Fernando Valley
Encino (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Industries - California - San Fernando Valley
North Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Northridge (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Reseda (Los Angeles, Calif.)
San Fernando Chamber of Commerce
San Fernando Valley (Calif.)
San Fernando Valley (Calif.) - History
Sepulveda (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Sherman Oaks (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Tarzana (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Van Nuys (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Yorty, Sam, 1909-1998

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:

Feather River Project Association Collection

Northridge Civic Association Papers

Pacoima Revitalization, Inc. Collection

Industrial Association of the San Fernando Valley 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 Freeman, October 1981

Finding Aid Revision History:

Robert G. Marshall, September 1987

Autumn Hayner, September 2004

Cathy Kay, February 2006

Special Collections and Archives staff, 2012


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series I: Correspondence, 1958-1977]
[Series II: Minutes and Agendas, 1955-1976]
[Series III: Administrative Records, 1956-1976]
[Series IV: Issues and Topics, 1956-1977]
[Series V: Publicity Files, 1955-1976],
[All]

Series IV: Issues and Topics, 1956-1977Save to your list.
Box 7Save to your list.
Folder 1: Beauty Pageants, 1958-1976Save to your list.
Folder 2: California Trucking Association, 1968Save to your list.
Folder 3: Campaign MaterialSave to your list.
Folder 4: Catalog of Federal Aid to State and Local Governments, 1964-1965Save to your list.
Folder 5: Destination Ninety, 1966Save to your list.
Folder 6: Fernando Award, 1974-1975Save to your list.
Folder 7: Financial Data, 1962-1964Save to your list.
Folder 8: Financial Data, 1965-1967Save to your list.
Folder 9: Financial Data, 1970-1976Save to your list.
Folder 10: Installation Banquet, Banquet Programs, 1956-1972Save to your list.
Folder 11: Los Angeles Auditorium, Exhibition CenterSave to your list.
Folder 12: Newsletters, 1955-1966Save to your list.
Folder 13: Newsletters, 1967-1969Save to your list.
Folder 14: Newsletters, 1970-1976Save to your list.
Folder 15: Press Releases, 1962-1964Save to your list.
Folder 16: Press Releases, 1966-1969Save to your list.
Folder 17: Press Releases, 1971Save to your list.
Folder 18: Press Releases, 1973Save to your list.
Folder 19: Press Releases, 1974-1975Save to your list.
Folder 20: Press Releases, 1976Save to your list.
Folder 21: Press ReleasesSave to your list.
Folder 22: Proposed Housing Element: City of Los Angeles, July 1975Save to your list.
Box 8Save to your list.
Folder 1: Reports, California Business on the Decline, 1976Save to your list.
Folder 2: Reports, Community Redevelopment Agency Wholesale Produce Market Report, 1974Save to your list.
Folder 3: Reports, Consolidation of CourtsSave to your list.
Folder 4: Reports, Consolidation of Sheriff-Marshal Bailiff & Civil Process Functions in Los Angeles County, September 1967Save to your list.
Folder 5: Reports, Consolidation of Sheriff’s & Marshal’s Offices, 1969Save to your list.
Folder 6: Reports, Council District No. 3 Capital Improvement Projects, 1967Save to your list.
Folder 7: Reports, Department of City Planning Annual Report, 1965-1966Save to your list.
Folder 8: Reports, Department of Public Works Bureau of Way & Land Site Plan, May 1962Save to your list.
Folder 9: Reports, Department of Public Works Bureau of Way & Land City Plan, 1969Save to your list.
Folder 10: Reports, Department of Water & Power Annual Report, 1971-1972Save to your list.
Folder 11: Reports, Government Services in the City of Los Angeles, September 1969Save to your list.
Folder 12: Reports, Los Angeles City Sewer Service Charge, October 1969Save to your list.
Folder 13: Reports, Merger of Civil Law Enforcement in Los Angeles County, January 1968Save to your list.
Folder 14: Reports, Planning Department Annual Report, 1969-1970Save to your list.
Folder 15: Reports, A Program to Improve Planning & Zoning in Los Angeles, July 1968Save to your list.
Folder 16: Reports, Sludge, 1976Save to your list.
Folder 17: Reports, Southern California Association of Governments Annual Report, 1975Save to your list.
Folder 18: Reports, Southern California Rapid Transit District Preliminary Report, October 1967Save to your list.
Folder 19: Reports, Southern California Rapid Transit District Annual Report, 1974-1975Save to your list.
Folder 20: Reports, Sunset Coast Line Financial Supplement No. One, March 1976Save to your list.
Folder 21: Reports, Traffic Strangulation due to Railroad Lines, 1964Save to your list.
Folder 22: Reports, Twelfth Council Manic District Annual Report, October 1968Save to your list.
Folder 23: Reports, Vocational Rehabilitation, 1962Save to your list.
Box 9Save to your list.
Folder 1: American Civil Liberties Union, 1965Save to your list.
Folder 2: Anonymous Letter Regarding Public Assistance, September 1966Save to your list.
Folder 3: Article For Valley Green SheetSave to your list.
Folder 4: Birmingham High School, 1966Save to your list.
Folder 5: Breakfast Forum, 1976Save to your list.
Folder 6: Bureau of Engineering, Capital Project Lists, 1964-1966Save to your list.
Folder 7: The California Highway Funding CrisisSave to your list.
Folder 8: California State Chamber of Commerce, 1967Save to your list.
Folder 9: Chatsworth California, Directory, 1964Save to your list.
Folder 10: Community Analysis Program, BrochureSave to your list.
Folder 11: County Assessor, Assessed Value Changes in Communities of Encino-Tarzana, 1964Save to your list.
Folder 12: EditorialSave to your list.
Folder 13: Elysian Park Proposed ImprovementsSave to your list.
Folder 14: Fact Sheet, 1968Save to your list.
Folder 15: Feather River Project AssociationsSave to your list.
Folder 16: Finance Committee Meetings, 1971Save to your list.
Folder 17: Governmental Efficiency Committee, June 1974Save to your list.
Folder 18: Health Services, Regional PlanningSave to your list.
Folder 19: Hearing Before the Special Committee on Aging, May 1975Save to your list.
Folder 20: Industrial Association of the San Fernando Valley, 1965-1976Save to your list.
Folder 21: Invitational Flyers, 1971-1977Save to your list.
Folder 22: Job Development Tool Fund Committee, 1968Save to your list.
Folder 23: KGIL Radio, DirectorySave to your list.
Folder 24: KNX-CBS Radio, Editorial, 1967Save to your list.
Folder 25: KNXT Radio, 1968Save to your list.
Folder 26: Local Governments, Chambers of Commerce & Other Organizations Who Oppose Diversion of Highway-User Revenues for Non-Highway Purposes, October 1970Save to your list.
Folder 27: Los Angeles Board of Education, 1963Save to your list.
Folder 28: Los Angeles Board of Recreation & Park Commissioners, 1962-1964Save to your list.
Folder 29: Major Assessment Projects, 1967Save to your list.
Folder 30: Map No. 7429Save to your list.
Folder 31: Mayors Conference on Action for Community Beauty, 1965-1968Save to your list.
Folder 32: Notaries, 1965Save to your list.
Folder 33: Office of Zoning Administration, 1968Save to your list.
Folder 34: Petition to the Civil Aeronautics BoardSave to your list.
Folder 35: Proposed Parks & Recreation Charter AmendmentSave to your list.
Folder 36: Public Hearing Notices, December 1974-September 1976Save to your list.
Folder 37: Public Statements, 1976Save to your list.
Folder 38: Regional Medical Programs, San Fernando Valley, 1967Save to your list.
Folder 39: San Fernando Area Welfare Planning Council, 1960-1965Save to your list.
Folder 40: San Fernando Valley Girl Scout Council, 1971Save to your list.
Folder 41: San Fernando Valley Historical Society, 1968Save to your list.
Folder 42: San Fernando Valley’s La Fiesta De Los Angeles, Souvenir Program, 1965Save to your list.
Folder 43: San Fernando Valley’s Que Magazine, 1965Save to your list.
Folder 44: San Fernando Valley State College, 1968Save to your list.
Folder 45: School Bond Information CenterSave to your list.
Folder 46: Sherman Way Development Association, 1964Save to your list.
Folder 47: Southern California Gas Company, Brochures, 1974Save to your list.
Folder 48: Southern California Rapid Transit District, 1976Save to your list.
Folder 49: State of California, Public Utilities Commission Hearing, 1967Save to your list.
Folder 50: Suggestions for Community Action on Emergency Medical ServicesSave to your list.
Folder 51: Tarzana Chamber of Commerce, Directories, 1962-1964Save to your list.
Folder 52: The Official Los Angeles Birthday Song of 1964, 1964Save to your list.
Folder 53: United Way San Fernando Valley, 1965-1966Save to your list.
Folder 54: Urban Transit, 1968Save to your list.
Folder 55: Valley Committee for Employment of the HandicappedSave to your list.
Folder 56: Valley Music Theater, 1963Save to your list.
Folder 57: Valley Red Cross, Directory, 1971Save to your list.
Folder 58: Valley Roundtable Council, 1970-1971Save to your list.
Folder 59: Valley-Wide Better Government Committee, Minutes, October 1965Save to your list.
Folder 60: Valley-Wide Committee on Streets, Highways & Transportation, 1964-1967Save to your list.
Folder 61: West Valley Associated Chambers of Commerce, Correspondence, 1963Save to your list.
Folder 62: West Valley Associated Chambers of Commerce, DirectorySave to your list.
Folder 63: West Valley Department Improvement Propositions, 1962Save to your list.
Folder 64: West Valley Street Widening Projects, 1964Save to your list.
Folder 65: Woodland Hills Chamber of Commerce, Business Directory, 1964-1965Save to your list.
Folder 66: Woodland Hills Coordinating Council, Community Review, 1968Save to your list.

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[Series I: Correspondence, 1958-1977]
[Series II: Minutes and Agendas, 1955-1976]
[Series III: Administrative Records, 1956-1976]
[Series IV: Issues and Topics, 1956-1977]
[Series V: Publicity Files, 1955-1976],
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