Newport Harbor Businessmen's Association Records

Sherman Library and Gardens
Sherman Library and Gardens
614 Dahlia Ave.
Corona del Mar, California 92625
(949) 673-1880
paul@slgardens.org
http://www.slgardens.org/
2013


Descriptive Summary

Title: Newport Harbor Businessmen's Association Records
Dates: 1946-1951
Collection Number: 2013_01
Creator/Collector: Newport Harbor Businessmen's Association (Newport Beach, Calif.)
Extent: 1 box; 4 linear inches.
Repository: Sherman Library and Gardens
Corona del Mar, California 92625
Abstract: The Newport Harbor Businessmen’s Association held its founding meeting on October 23, 1946. The Association’s stated objectives were to promote the general welfare of the Newport Harbor community, promote ethical business practices and to foster and encourage business primarily along Coast Highway in Newport Beach, CA. The Association’s work focused largely on issues relating to the highway, including advocating a speed limit and installing curbs and traffic lights. Additionally, the group supported bond measures to improve Newport Beach’s water and sanitation systems and advocated lower business taxes. On September 14, 1949 the Association voted to merge with the Newport Harbor Chamber of Commerce. This collection includes subject files of the Newport Harbor Businessmen’s Association, including the organizations constitution, by-laws, meeting minutes, correspondence and banking records.
Language of Material: English

Access

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

Newport Harbor Businessmen's Association Records. Sherman Library and Gardens

Acquisition Information

The collection was donated to the Sherman Library by Charles Beecher on November 19, 1986.

Biography/Administrative History

The Newport Harbor Businessmen’s Association held its founding meeting on October 23, 1946. The Association’s stated objectives were to promote the general welfare of the Newport Harbor community, promote ethical business practices and to foster and encourage business primarily along Coast Highway in Newport Beach, CA. The Association’s work focused largely on issues relating to the highway, including advocating a speed limit and installing curbs and traffic lights. Additionally, the group supported bond measures to improve Newport Beach’s water and sanitation systems and advocated lower business taxes. On September 14, 1949 the Association voted to merge with the Newport Harbor Chamber of Commerce.

Scope and Content of Collection

This collection includes subject files of the Newport Harbor Businessmen’s Association, including the organizations constitution, by-laws, meeting minutes, correspondence and banking records. The bulk of the material dates from 1946 to 1949. A small number of records from 1950 and 1951 relate to the closing of the Association’s finances. The records reflect the Association’s mission to improve business conditions along the Pacific Coast Highway in Newport Beach and include information about the group’s lobbying efforts to have curbs and street lights installed, reduce business taxes, support of bonds for water and sanitation improvements and general information about business conditions in the city of Newport Beach.

Indexing Terms

Business records - California - Orange County - 20th century.
Newport Beach, Calif.