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Guide to the Carmichael Chamber of Commerce Records
2011/052  
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Description
The Carmichael Chamber of Commerce records document the business and civic activities of the Carmichael (California) Chamber of Commerce. For over 60 years the chamber has been active in promoting businesses, the community and representing the interests of the citizens of the community. It has sponsored numerous civic activities over the years such as Founder's Day, 4th of July Parade, and Miss Carmichael Pageant which make up a significant part of the collection and are documented in its business records and especially in the extensive scrapbooks which document both chamber and community events and concerns.
Background
Carmichael, an unincorporated community in Sacramento County, California, was founded in 1909 by Daniel W. Carmichael as an agricultural colony when he purchased a portion of the Rancho San Juan and Del Paso Rancho Mexican land grants and divided them into 10-acre parcels. It remained largely agricultural through World War II, after which it experienced a building boom and became urbanized. It is largely an urban/suburban residential area and the U.S. Census Bureau reported that at the time of the 2010 census it covered approximately 14 square miles with a population of 61,762.
Extent
4 record storage boxes, 2 photo boxes, 3 oversize boxes (scrapbook, newspaper, posters) of archival material (9.5 linear feet).
Restrictions
All requests to publish or quote from private manuscripts held by the Center for Sacramento History (CSH) must be submitted in writing to the archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of CSH as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the patron. No permission is necessary to publish or quote from public records.
Availability
The collection is open for research use. However, some folders (such as Founder's Day & Membership) have items with full credit card numbers legible.