Guide to the Associated Chambers of Commerce of the San Fernando Valley Collection, 1955-1978

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Overview of the Collection

Collection Title: Associated Chambers of Commerce of the San Fernando Valley Collection
Dates: 1955-1978
Identification: URB/ACCSFV
Creator: Associated Chambers of Commerce of the San Fernando Valley
Physical Description: 4.59 linear feet
Language of Materials: English
Repository: Urban Archives
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.

Historical 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.

Access Terms

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

Corporate Name:

Associated Chambers of Commerce of the San Fernando Valley
San Fernando Chamber of Commerce

Genre/Form of Material:

Paper records

Geographic Name:

Canoga Park (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Chatsworth (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Encino (Los Angeles, Calif.)
North Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Northridge (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Reseda (Los Angeles, Calif.)
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.)

Personal Name:

Bell, Alphonzo, 1914-2004
Bradley, Tom, 1917-1998
Brown, Jerry, 1938 -
Carrell, Thomas C., 1900-1972
Corman, James C. (James Charles), 1920-2000
Yorty, Sam, 1909-1998

Topical Term:

Boards of trade -- California -- San Fernando Valley
Business enterprises -- California -- San Fernando Valley
Civic leaders -- California -- San Fernando Valley
Economics -- California -- San Fernando Valley
Industries -- California -- San Fernando Valley

Administrative Information

Processing Information:

Robert Freeman, October 1981

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:

[Identification of item], [date], Associated Chambers of Commerce of the San Fernando Valley Collection , Special Collections and Archives, Oviatt Library, California State University, Northridge.

Related Materials:

Arrangement of Materials:

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

Scope and Contents

The records of the Associated Chambers of Commerce of the San Fernando Valley 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.

Collection Contents

 

Series I: Correspondence, 1958-1976

 

Box 1

Folder 1

Correspondence, 1958

Folder 2

Correspondence, 1959

Folder 3

Correspondence, 1961

Folder 4

Correspondence, January 1962-June 1962

Folder 5

Correspondence, July 1962-December 1962

Folder 6

Correspondence, January 1963-May 1963

Folder 7

Correspondence, June 1963-July 1963

Folder 8

Correspondence, August 1963-December 1963

Folder 9

Correspondence, January 1964-June 1964

Folder 10

Correspondence, July 1964-September 1964

Folder 11

Correspondence, October 1964-December 1964

Folder 12

Correspondence, January 1965-February 1965

Folder 13

Correspondence, March 1965

Folder 14

Correspondence, April 1965-June 1965

Folder 15

Correspondence, July 1965-October 1965

Folder 16

Correspondence, November 1965-December 1965

Folder 17

Correspondence, January 1966-March 1966

Folder 18

Correspondence, April 1966-June 1966

Folder 19

Correspondence, July 1966-December 1966

 

Box 2

Folder 1

Correspondence, January 1967-April 1967

Folder 2

Correspondence, May 1967-December 1967

Folder 3

Correspondence, January 1968-May 1968

Folder 4

Correspondence, June 1968-December 1968

Folder 5

Correspondence, January 1969-June 1969

Folder 6

Correspondence, July 1969-December 1969

Folder 7

Correspondence, February 1970-December 1970

Folder 8

Correspondence, January 1971-May 1971

Folder 9

Correspondence, 1972

Folder 10

Correspondence, 1973

Folder 11

Correspondence, January 1974-March 1974

Folder 12

Correspondence, April 1974-July 1974

Folder 13

Correspondence, August 1974-December 1974

Folder 14

Correspondence, 1975

Folder 15

Correspondence, February 1976-June 1976

Folder 16

Correspondence, July 1976-1977

Folder 17

Correspondence

Folder 18

Memoranda, 1962

Folder 19

Memoranda, 1963

Folder 20

Memoranda, 1964

Folder 21

Memoranda, 1965

Folder 22

Memoranda, 1966

Folder 23

Memoranda, 1967

Folder 24

Memoranda, 1968

Folder 25

Memoranda, 1969

Folder 26

Memoranda, 1971

Folder 27

Memoranda, 1973

Folder 28

Memoranda, 1974

Folder 29

Memoranda, 1976

Folder 30

Memoranda

 

Series II: Minutes and Agendas, 1955-1978

 

Box 3

Folder 1

Minutes & Agendas, 1955

Folder 2

Minutes & Agendas, 1956

Folder 3

Minutes & Agendas, 1957

Folder 4

Minutes & Agendas, 1958

Folder 5

Minutes & Agendas, 1959

Folder 6

Minutes & Agendas, 1962

Folder 7

Minutes & Agendas, 1963

Folder 8

Minutes & Agendas, 1964

Folder 9

Minutes & Agendas, January 1965-May 1965

Folder 10

Minutes & Agendas, June 1965-August 1965

Folder 11

Minutes & Agendas, September 1965-December 1965

Folder 12

Minutes & Agendas, January 1966-March 1966

Folder 13

Minutes & Agendas, April 1966-July 1966

Folder 14

Minutes & Agendas, August 1966-December 1966

Folder 15

Minutes & Agendas, January 1967-April 1967

Folder 16

Minutes & Agendas, June 1967-December 1967

 

Box 4

Folder 1

Minutes & Agendas, January 1968-April 1968

Folder 2

Minutes & Agendas, May 1968-July 1968

Folder 3

Minutes & Agendas, August 1968-December 1968

Folder 4

Minutes & Agendas, January 1969-May 1969

Folder 5

Minutes & Agendas, June 1969-November 1969

Folder 6

Minutes & Agendas, 1970

Folder 7

Minutes & Agendas, 1971

Folder 8

Minutes & Agendas, 1972

Folder 9

Minutes & Agendas, 1974

Folder 10

Minutes & Agendas, 1975

Folder 11

Minutes & Agendas, 1976

Folder 12

Minutes & Agendas, July 1976-December 1976

Folder 13

Minutes & Agendas

 

Series III: Administrative Records, 1956-1976

 

Box 5

Folder 1

Attendance Records, 1965

Folder 2

Attendance Records, 1969

Folder 3

Attendance Records

Folder 4

Articles of Incorporation, 1966

Folder 5

Biographical Data, Chambers Members, 1961-1973

Folder 6

By-Laws, Amendments, 1966-1970

Folder 7

Communications, West Valley Chamber of Commerce, 1962-1976

Folder 8

Financial Records, 1955-1956

Folder 9

Financial Records, 1963-1969

Folder 10

Financial Records, 1970-1974

Folder 11

History, ACCSFV, 1927-ca. 1976

Folder 12

Legislation, Ballot Propositions, 1963-1969

Folder 13

Legislation, Ballot Propositions, 1970-1976

Folder 14

Legislation, Ballot Propositions

Folder 15

Legislation, Senate & Assembly Bills, 1959

Folder 16

Legislation, Senate & Assembly Bills, 1963-1964

Folder 17

Legislation, Senate & Assembly Bills, 1965

Folder 18

Legislation, Senate & Assembly Bills, 1966-1969

Folder 19

Legislation, Senate & Assembly Bills, 1970-1974

Folder 20

Legislation, Senate & Assembly Bills

Folder 21

Resolutions, 1959

Folder 22

Resolutions, 1962

Folder 23

Resolutions, 1963

Folder 24

Resolutions, 1964

Folder 25

Resolutions, 1965

Folder 26

Resolutions, 1966

Folder 27

Resolutions, 1967

Folder 28

Resolutions, 1968

Folder 29

Resolutions, 1969

Folder 30

Resolutions, 1971-1976

Folder 31

Resolutions

 

Box 6

Folder 1

Rosters, Committee Members, 1956-1959

Folder 2

Rosters, Committee Members, 1960-1962

Folder 3

Rosters, Committee Members, 1964-1968

Folder 4

Rosters, Committee Members, 1970-1974

Folder 5

Rosters, Committee Members,

Folder 6

Rosters, Delegates, 1958-1971

Folder 7

Rosters, Delegates

Folder 8

Rosters, Delegates, Agoura, 1965

Folder 9

Rosters, Delegates, Calabasas, 1962-1965

Folder 10

Rosters, Delegates, Canoga Park, 1964-1967

Folder 11

Rosters, Delegates, Chatsworth, 1962-1968

Folder 12

Rosters, Delegates, East Woodland Hills, 1963-1966

Folder 13

Rosters, Delegates, Encino, 1965-1967

Folder 14

Rosters, Delegates, Granada Hills, 1968

Folder 15

Rosters, Delegates, Northridge, 1962-1967

Folder 16

Rosters, Delegates, Reseda, 1965-1967

Folder 17

Rosters, Delegates, Sepulveda, 1965-1967

Folder 18

Rosters, Delegates, Tarzana, 1965-1967

Folder 19

Rosters, Delegates, West Van Nuys, 1963-1968

Folder 20

Rosters, Delegates, Winnetka, 1963-1967

Folder 21

Rosters, Delegates, Woodland Hills, 1963-1968

Folder 22

Rosters, Guest Lists, 1965-1966

Folder 23

Rosters, Chamber Officers, 1962-1969

Folder 24

Rosters, Chamber Officers, 1972-1976

 

Series IV: Issues and Topics, 1958-1976

 

Box 7

Folder 1

Beauty Pageants, 1958-1976

Folder 2

California Trucking Association, 1968

Folder 3

Campaign Material

Folder 4

Catalog of Federal Aid to State and Local Governments , 1964-1965

Folder 5

Destination Ninety, 1966

Folder 6

Fernando Award, 1974-1975

Folder 7

Financial Data, 1962-1964

Folder 8

Financial Data, 1965-1967

Folder 9

Financial Data, 1970-1976

Folder 10

Installation Banquet, Banquet Programs, 1956-1972

Folder 11

Los Angeles Auditorium, Exhibition Center

Folder 12

Newsletters, 1955-1966

Folder 13

Newsletters, 1967-1969

Folder 14

Newsletters, 1970-1976

Folder 15

Press Releases, 1962-1964

Folder 16

Press Releases, 1966-1969

Folder 17

Press Releases, 1971

Folder 18

Press Releases, 1973

Folder 19

Press Releases, 1974-1975

Folder 20

Press Releases, 1976

Folder 21

Press Releases

Folder 22

Proposed Housing Element: City of Los Angeles , July 1975

 

Box 8

Folder 1

Reports, California Business on the Decline , 1976

Folder 2

Reports, Community Redevelopment Agency Wholesale Produce Market Report, 1974

Folder 3

Reports, Consolidation of Courts ,

Folder 4

Reports, Consolidation of Sheriff-Marshal Bailiff & Civil Process Functions in Los Angeles County , September 1967

Folder 5

Reports, Consolidation of Sheriff’s & Marshal’s Offices , 1969

Folder 6

Reports, Council District No. 3 Capital Improvement Projects, 1967

Folder 7

Reports, Department of City Planning Annual Report, 1965-1966

Folder 8

Reports, Department of Public Works Bureau of Way & Land Site Plan, May 1962

Folder 9

Reports, Department of Public Works Bureau of Way & Land City Plan, 1969

Folder 10

Reports, Department of Water & Power Annual Report, 1971-1972

Folder 11

Reports, Government Services in the City of Los Angeles , September 1969

Folder 12

Reports, Los Angeles City Sewer Service Charge , October 1969

Folder 13

Reports, Merger of Civil Law Enforcement in Los Angeles County , January 1968

Folder 14

Reports, Planning Department Annual Report, 1969-1970

Folder 15

Reports, A Program to Improve Planning & Zoning in Los Angeles , July 1968

Folder 16

Reports, Sludge, 1976

Folder 17

Reports, Southern California Association of Governments Annual Report, 1975

Folder 18

Reports, Southern California Rapid Transit District Preliminary Report, October 1967

Folder 19

Reports, Southern California Rapid Transit District Annual Report, 1974-1975

Folder 20

Reports, Sunset Coast Line Financial Supplement No. One , March 1976

Folder 21

Reports, Traffic Strangulation due to Railroad Lines , 1964

Folder 22

Reports, Twelfth Council Manic District Annual Report, October 1968

Folder 23

Reports, Vocational Rehabilitation , 1962

 

Box 9

Folder 1

American Civil Liberties Union, 1965

Folder 2

Anonymous Letter Regarding Public Assistance, September 1966

Folder 3

Article For Valley Green Sheet

Folder 4

Birmingham High School, 1966

Folder 5

Breakfast Forum, 1976

Folder 6

Bureau of Engineering, Capital Project Lists, 1964-1966

Folder 7

The California Highway Funding Crisis ,

Folder 8

California State Chamber of Commerce, 1967

Folder 9

Chatsworth California, Directory, 1964

Folder 10

Community Analysis Program, Brochure

Folder 11

County Assessor, Assessed Value Changes in Communities of Encino-Tarzana, 1964

Folder 12

Editorial

Folder 13

Elysian Park Proposed Improvements

Folder 14

Fact Sheet, 1968

Folder 15

Feather River Project Associations

Folder 16

Finance Committee Meetings, 1971

Folder 17

Governmental Efficiency Committee, June 1974

Folder 18

Health Services, Regional Planning

Folder 19

Hearing Before the Special Committee on Aging , May 1975

Folder 20

Industrial Association of the San Fernando Valley, 1965-1976

Folder 21

Invitational Flyers, 1971-1977

Folder 22

Job Development Tool Fund Committee, 1968

Folder 23

KGIL Radio, Directory

Folder 24

KNX-CBS Radio, Editorial, 1967

Folder 25

KNXT Radio, 1968

Folder 26

Local Governments, Chambers of Commerce & Other Organizations Who Oppose Diversion of Highway-User Revenues for Non-Highway Purposes , October 1970

Folder 27

Los Angeles Board of Education, 1963

Folder 28

Los Angeles Board of Recreation & Park Commissioners, 1962-1964

Folder 29

Major Assessment Projects, 1967

Folder 30

Map No. 7429

Folder 31

Mayors Conference on Action for Community Beauty , 1965-1968

Folder 32

Notaries, 1965

Folder 33

Office of Zoning Administration, 1968

Folder 34

Petition to the Civil Aeronautics Board

Folder 35

Proposed Parks & Recreation Charter Amendment

Folder 36

Public Hearing Notices, December 1974-September 1976

Folder 37

Public Statements, 1976

Folder 38

Regional Medical Programs, San Fernando Valley, 1967

Folder 39

San Fernando Area Welfare Planning Council, 1960-1965

Folder 40

San Fernando Valley Girl Scout Council, 1971

Folder 41

San Fernando Valley Historical Society, 1968

Folder 42

San Fernando Valley’s La Fiesta De Los Angeles , Souvenir Program, 1965

Folder 43

San Fernando Valley’s Que Magazine , 1965

Folder 44

San Fernando Valley State College, 1968

Folder 45

School Bond Information Center

Folder 46

Sherman Way Development Association, 1964

Folder 47

Southern California Gas Company, Brochures, 1974

Folder 48

Southern California Rapid Transit District, 1976

Folder 49

State of California, Public Utilities Commission Hearing , 1967

Folder 50

Suggestions for Community Action on Emergency Medical Services

Folder 51

Tarzana Chamber of Commerce, Directories, 1962-1964

Folder 52

The Official Los Angeles Birthday Song of 1964 , 1964

Folder 53

United Way San Fernando Valley, 1965-1966

Folder 54

Urban Transit, 1968

Folder 55

Valley Committee for Employment of the Handicapped

Folder 56

Valley Music Theater, 1963

Folder 57

Valley Red Cross, Directory, 1971

Folder 58

Valley Roundtable Council, 1970-1971

Folder 59

Valley-Wide Better Government Committee, Minutes, October 1965

Folder 60

Valley-Wide Committee on Streets, Highways & Transportation, 1964-1967

Folder 61

West Valley Associated Chambers of Commerce, Correspondence, 1963

Folder 62

West Valley Associated Chambers of Commerce, Directory

Folder 63

West Valley Department Improvement Propositions, 1962

Folder 64

West Valley Street Widening Projects, 1964

Folder 65

Woodland Hills Chamber of Commerce, Business Directory, 1964-1965

Folder 66

Woodland Hills Coordinating Council, Community Review , 1968

 

Series V: Publicity Files, 1955-1976

 

Box 10

Folder 1

Newspaper Clippings, 1955-1959

Folder 2

Newspaper Clippings, 1962

Folder 3

Newspaper Clippings, 1964

Folder 4

Newspaper Clippings, January 1965-May 1965

Folder 5

Newspaper Clippings, June 1965-December 1965

Folder 6

Newspaper Clippings, January 1966

Folder 7

Newspaper Clippings, February 1966

Folder 8

Newspaper Clippings, March 1966-April 1966

Folder 9

Newspaper Clippings, May 1966

Folder 10

Newspaper Clippings, ca. 1966

Folder 11

Newspaper Clippings, January 1967-June 1967

Folder 12

Newspaper Clippings, July 1967-December 1967

Folder 13

Newspaper Clippings, January 1968-May 1968

Folder 14

Newspaper Clippings, June 1968-December 1968

Folder 15

Newspaper Clippings, 1969

Folder 16

Newspaper Clippings, 1970-1976

Folder 17

Newspaper Clippings

Folder 18

Newspaper Clippings