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Guide to the Northridge Civic Association Papers, 1951-1983
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  • Overview of the Collection
  • Historical Note:
  • Access Terms
  • Administrative Information
  • Arrangement of Materials:
  • Scope and Contents

  • Overview of the Collection

    Collection Title: Northridge Civic Association Papers
    Dates: 1951-1983
    Bulk Dates: 1970-1979
    Identification: URB/NCA
    Creator: Northridge Civic Association (Northridge, Los Angeles, Calif.)
    Physical Description: 8.28 linear feet
    Language of Materials: English
    Repository: Urban Archives
    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 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.

    Historical 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.

    Access Terms

    This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

    Corporate Name:

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

    Genre/Form of Material:

    Paper records
    Photographic material

    Geographic Name:

    Northridge (Los Angeles, Calif.) -- History

    Administrative Information

    Accruals:

    1989

    Processing Information:

    Robert G. Marshall, David W. Bray, Larry Jackson; 1987

    Conditions Governing Use:

    Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge.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.

    Conditions Governing Access:

    The collection is open for research use.

    Preferred Citation:

    For information about citing items in this collection consult the appropriate style manual, or see the Citing Archival Materials  guide.

    Arrangement of Materials:

    Series I: Administrative Records, 1958-1981
    Series II: Correspondence, 1970-1982
    Series III: Subject Files, 1951-1983
    Series IV: Non-Manuscript Material, 1964-1975

    Scope and Contents

    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 (1958-1981), Correspondence (1970-1982), Subject Files (1951-1983), and Non-Manuscript Material (1964-1975).
    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 nine year gap in the files. 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 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, Non-Manuscript Material, consists of 42 maps, 16 newspaper clippings, 53 photographs, and 5 volumes of reports.