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Collection Overview

Title: Tarzana Property Owners' Association Collection, 1961-1993Save to your list.

ID: URB/TPOA

Primary Creator: Tarzana Property Owners' Association (1962-)

Extent: 5.68 Linear Feet

Arrangement:

Series I: Administrative Files, 1963-1993

Series II: Project Files, 1961-1991

Date Acquired: 07/15/1993

Subjects: City planning - California - Los Angeles - Citizen participation, City planning - California - Los Angeles - Growth, Homeowners' associations - California - Los Angeles, Neighborhood government - California - Los Angeles, Olympic Games (23rd : 1984 : Los Angeles, Calif.), Streets - Maintenance and repair, Tarzana (Los Angeles, Calif.) - History, Traffic safety - California - Los Angeles, Ventura Boulevard (Los Angeles, Calif.), Zoning law - California - Los Angeles

Forms of Material: Paper records, Publications

Languages: English

Abstract

The Tarzana Property Owners' Association was formed in 1962 from several existing neighborhood groups in the interest of furthering community growth and development. The collection documents the San Fernando Valley's historical development, and the Tarzana Property Owners' Association's attempts at lobbying for legislation. It includes 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.

Biographical Note

The Tarzana Property Owners' Association was formed in 1962 from several existing neighborhood groups in the interest of furthering community growth and development. In the late 1960s the group worked to establish park lands, and open spaces due to rapid commercial growth in Tarzana. Other issues the group dealt with included the disparity between acreage requirements in the Master Plan for Tarzana vs. requirements for Tarzana Developers, especially regarding the keeping of horses and the need for buffer zones between commercial and residential properties contiguous to Ventura Boulevard.

With the expansive growth of the San Fernando Valley during the 1970s and 1980s, the Tarzana Property Owners' Association worked to negotiate infrastructure upgrades, growing crime rates, the expansion of the Los Angeles Police Department's San Fernando Valley Division, changing traffic patterns, zoning, construction, and other issues. Their influence grew as the Board became better acquainted with the larger political machinery within Los Angeles, and the Association became an active intermediary between Tarzana and the City of Los Angeles.  The Association also became a facilitator for progressive legislation to "protect a desirable lifestyle which is in some danger from continued development."  As one of the first neighborhood associations in the San Fernando Valley, this grass-roots organization inspired many local communities to become involved in local politics and community planning.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

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.

Subject/Index Terms

City planning - California - Los Angeles - Citizen participation
City planning - California - Los Angeles - Growth
Homeowners' associations - California - Los Angeles
Neighborhood government - California - Los Angeles
Olympic Games (23rd : 1984 : Los Angeles, Calif.)
Streets - Maintenance and repair
Tarzana (Los Angeles, Calif.) - History
Traffic safety - California - Los Angeles
Ventura Boulevard (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Zoning law - California - Los Angeles

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. 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: Tarzana Property Owners' Association

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 Papers

Reseda Chamber of Commerce Papers

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 Sandra Souleles

Finding Aid Revision History:

Cathy Saich Kay, 2005

Special Collections and Archives staff, 2012


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[Series I: Administrative Files, 1963-1993]
[Series II: Project Files, 1961-1991],
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Series I: Administrative Files, 1963-1993Save to your list.
Box 1Save to your list.
Folder 1: Correspondence, 1964 November 11Save to your list.
Folder 2: Correspondence, 1965 April 19-November 23Save to your list.
Folder 3: Correspondence, 1966 January 4Save to your list.
Folder 4: Correspondence, 1966 January 18-28Save to your list.
Folder 5: Correspondence, 1966 February 3-March 28Save to your list.
Folder 6: Correspondence, 1966 April 11-June 30Save to your list.
Folder 7: Correspondence, 1966 July 4-December 27Save to your list.
Folder 8: Correspondence, 1967 January 13-March 1Save to your list.
Folder 9: Correspondence, 1967 March 14-May 31Save to your list.
Folder 10: Correspondence, 1967 June 9-September 9Save to your list.
Folder 11: Correspondence, 1967 October 2-December 29Save to your list.
Folder 12: Correspondence, 1968 January-April 8Save to your list.
Folder 13: Correspondence, 1968 April 25-June 19Save to your list.
Folder 14: Correspondence, 1968 July 18-September 5Save to your list.
Folder 15: Correspondence, 1968 October 22-December 13Save to your list.
Folder 16: Correspondence, 1969 January 11-April 28Save to your list.
Folder 17: Correspondence, 1969 May 21-October 31Save to your list.
Folder 18: Correspondence, 1969 November 18-December 26Save to your list.
Folder 19: Correspondence, 1970 January 15-March 20Save to your list.
Folder 20: Correspondence, 1970 April-July 15Save to your list.
Folder 21: Correspondence, 1970 July 21Save to your list.
Folder 22: Correspondence, 1970 July 22-August 4Save to your list.
Folder 23: Correspondence, 1970 August 6-November 25Save to your list.
Folder 24: Correspondence, 1972 January 24-March 27Save to your list.
Folder 25: Correspondence, 1972 March 28Save to your list.
Folder 26: Correspondence, 1972 April 21-September 7Save to your list.
Folder 27: Correspondence, 1972 October 9-December 7Save to your list.
Folder 28: Correspondence, 1973 January 24-April 2Save to your list.
Folder 29: Correspondence, 1973 May 8-August 21Save to your list.
Folder 30: Correspondence, 1982 January 2-March 31Save to your list.
Folder 31: Correspondence, 1982 April 2-June 27Save to your list.
Folder 32: Correspondence, 1982 July 7-November 26Save to your list.
Folder 33: Correspondence, 1983 January 10-FebruarySave to your list.
Folder 34: Correspondence, 1983 March 3Save to your list.
Folder 35: Correspondence, 1983 March 5-April 28Save to your list.
Box 2Save to your list.
Folder 1: Correspondence, 1983 May 3-June 30Save to your list.
Folder 2: Correspondence, 1983 July 5-August 28Save to your list.
Folder 3: Correspondence, 1983 September 3-November 22Save to your list.
Folder 4: Correspondence, 1984 January 4-March 17Save to your list.
Folder 5: Correspondence, 1984 March 27-May 19Save to your list.
Folder 6: Correspondence, 1984 June 8-September 28Save to your list.
Folder 7: Correspondence, 1984 October 8-December 21Save to your list.
Folder 8: Correspondence, 1985 January 16-April 26Save to your list.
Folder 9: Correspondence, 1985 May 1-June 28Save to your list.
Folder 10: Correspondence, 1985 July 5-December 11Save to your list.
Folder 11: Correspondence, 1986 January 20-December 17Save to your list.
Folder 12: Correspondence, 1987 January 20-July 13Save to your list.
Folder 13: Correspondence, 1988 April 16-July 27Save to your list.
Folder 14: Correspondence, 1989 February 13-April 25Save to your list.
Folder 15: Minutes, 1977 January 4-December 12Save to your list.
Folder 16: Minutes, 1978 January 3-December 11Save to your list.
Folder 17: Minutes, 1979 January 8-December 10Save to your list.
Folder 18: Minutes, 1980 January 3-November 10Save to your list.
Folder 19: Minutes, 1981 January 6-December 14Save to your list.
Folder 20: Minutes, 1982 January 19-December 20Save to your list.
Folder 21: Minutes, 1983 January 10-December 22Save to your list.
Folder 22: Minutes, 1984 January 9-December 26Save to your list.
Folder 23: Minutes, 1985 January 14-December 9Save to your list.
Box 3Save to your list.
Folder 1: Minutes, 1986 January 6-December 29Save to your list.
Folder 2: Minutes, 1987 January 6-December 26Save to your list.
Folder 3: Minutes, 1988 January 13-October 22Save to your list.
Folder 4: Minutes, 1989 March 7-June 13Save to your list.
Folder 5: Minutes, 1989 July 20-December 13Save to your list.
Folder 6: Newsletters, 1963Save to your list.
Folder 7: Newsletters, 1964Save to your list.
Folder 8: Newsletters, 1965Save to your list.
Folder 9: Newsletters, 1966Save to your list.
Folder 10: Newsletters, 1967Save to your list.
Folder 11: Newsletters, 1968Save to your list.
Folder 12: Newsletters, 1969Save to your list.
Folder 13: Newsletters, 1970Save to your list.
Folder 14: Newsletters, 1971Save to your list.
Folder 15: Newsletters, 1972Save to your list.
Folder 16: Newsletters, 1973Save to your list.
Folder 17: Newsletters, 1974Save to your list.
Folder 18: Newsletters, 1975Save to your list.
Folder 19: Newsletters, 1976Save to your list.
Folder 20: Newsletters, 1977Save to your list.
Folder 21: Newsletters, 1978Save to your list.
Folder 22: Newsletters, 1979Save to your list.
Folder 23: Newsletters, 1980Save to your list.
Folder 24: Newsletters, 1981Save to your list.
Folder 25: Newsletters, 1982Save to your list.
Folder 26: Newsletters, 1983Save to your list.
Folder 27: Newsletters, 1984Save to your list.
Folder 28: Newsletters, 1985Save to your list.
Folder 29: Newsletters, 1986Save to your list.
Folder 30: Newsletters, 1987Save to your list.
Folder 31: Newsletters, 1988Save to your list.
Folder 32: Newsletters, 1989Save to your list.
Folder 33: Newsletters, 1990Save to your list.
Folder 34: Newsletters, 1991Save to your list.
Folder 35: Newsletters, 1992Save to your list.
Folder 36: Newsletters, 1993Save to your list.
Folder 37: Treasurer's Reports, 1966 February 2-1970 March 10Save to your list.
Folder 38: Treasurer's Reports, 1970 March 10-1979 March 15Save to your list.
Folder 39: Treasurer's Reports, 1980 March 16-1983 March 15Save to your list.

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