Guide to the Carmichael Chamber of Commerce Records

Collection processed by Daniel Taysom
Center for Sacramento History
551 Sequoia Pacific Blvd.
Sacramento, California 95811-0229
Phone: (916) 808-7072
Fax: (916) 264-7582
Email: csh@cityofsacramento.org
URL: http://www.centerforsacramentohistory.org/
© 2013
Center for Sacramento History. All rights reserved.

Guide to the Guide to the Carmichael Chamber of Commerce Records

Collection number: 2011/052

Center for Sacramento History

Sacramento, CA
Processed by:
Daniel Taysom
Date Completed:
2013
Encoded by:
Alexander C. Guilbert
© 2013 Center for Sacramento History. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Carmichael Chamber of Commerce Records
Dates: 1900-2008
Bulk Dates: 1960/2000
Collection number: 2011/052
Creator: Carmichael Chamber of Commerce
Collection Size: 4 record storage boxes, 2 photo boxes, 3 oversize boxes (scrapbook, newspaper, posters) of archival material (9.5 linear feet).
Repository: Center for Sacramento History
Sacramento, California 95811-0229
Abstract: 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.
Physical location: 02:L:05 - 02:L:06
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

Access

The collection is open for research use. However, some folders (such as Founder's Day & Membership) have items with full credit card numbers legible.

Publication Rights

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.

Preferred Citation

[Identifcation of item and/or item number], [box and folder number], Carmichael Chamber of Commerce Records, 2011/052, Center for Sacramento History.

Acquisition Information

Received from Carmichael Chamber of Commerce in October 2011 by the Center for Sacramento History.

Processing Information

Scrapbooks are composed mainly of newsprint clippings with some photographs pasted or taped to album pages, cellophane tape was used in many cases, and "magnetic" albums were used for some scrapbooks. Newsprint and photographs may also be found scattered in other files.

Biography / Administrative History

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.
The Carmichael (California) Chamber of Commerce was founded on January 9th, 1948 by nine small-business owners with Edwin Morgan as the first president. Its purpose was to promote business and enhance the quality of life for community residents. It has served as a liaison between the citizens and businesses of the community and the County of Sacramento. The Chamber serves as an information resource, referral service, assists schools, and promotes the area through business and community events.
Over the years the Chamber took a lead role in sponsoring and promoting events such as Founder's Day, the 4th of July Parade, Fireworks display, Teacher of the Year awards, and the Miss Carmichael and Miss Teen Carmichael Pageants. More recently, other groups have assumed responsibility for running many of these community events while the Chamber remains involved in participating in and supporting them, e.g., the Parks Department has since taken the lead in running Founder's Day in the Park.

Scope and Content of Collection

This collection primarily documents the business and civic activities of the Carmichael (California) Chamber of Commerce. There is substantial material relating to the community and community history generally.
The original order of the papers was generally not discernible, and an artificial series hierarchy was created. Items in general are arranged chronologically within each folder. Titles found within brackets in the container list were created by CSH staff to provide context as no original title could be discerned. Most newsprint, of which there is a substantial amount, has been retained, although it has been separated from other materials to reduce acid migration.
Contained within the collection are textual records including business and membership records; programs; directories; correspondence; newspapers, newspaper clippings and magazine articles; editorials and press releases; and awards and certificates. Other formats include photographs and negatives which focus on chamber meetings and activities, business openings, and sponsored events (4th of July Parade, Founder's Day, and Miss Carmichael). The geographic focus of the material is Carmichael, California and to some extent adjacent areas, and dates from the early 1900s through the early 2000s with the bulk 1960-2000.
Included are two books commemorating parts of Carmichael history: A History of the Carmichael School and Community: 1880-1960 by James R. Cowan [1995?]; and Heritage of Faith: A 75-year history of Carmichael Presbyterian Church 1923-1998, by The Heritage Committee, Carmichael Presbyterian Church [1998]. Also included are writings and proofs by Carol Ann West from the 1990s and 2000s about the Orange Vale [Orangevale] Colonization Co., Inc. and Mt. Shasta Mineral Springs Company, Inc. including photographs of their founders.
The following series scope and content notes only offers selected highlights; please see the container list for a full listing of the series contents.
Series 1 - Chamber Business Records comprises primarily material documenting the Chamber's business activities, records of officers, meetings, members and new business openings. Copies of Chamber newsletters and Directories are included. Portions of additional newsletters, columns written by Chamber officers, and newspaper articles relating to Chamber and community events may be found in the scrapbooks in Series 3. There are some photographs included in this series, but most photographs are in either Series 4 - Photographs, or in Series 3 - Carmichael Community in the scrapbooks.
Series 2 - Sponsored Events contains records of events that the Chamber sponsored or was involved with promoting such as Founder's Day, Miss Carmichael and Miss Teen Carmichael Pageants, Teacher of the Year, Honorary Mayor, and Honorary Dog Catcher. Included are planning records, copies of programs and photographs, particularly of the Miss Carmichael Pageant. Many additional photographs can be found in Series 4 - Photographs. Additional news reports and photographs can be found in the scrapbooks in Series 3 - Carmichael Community.
Series 3 - Carmichael Community contains historical information about the Carmichael community and surrounding area and the Chamber's involvement. Two books are included: A history of the Carmichael School and Community: 1880-1960 by James R. Cowan [1995?] ; and Heritage of Faith: A 75-year history of Carmichael Presbyterian Church 1923-1998, by The Heritage Committee, Carmichael Presbyterian Church [1998]. Also included are many scrapbooks containing primarily newspaper clippings with some photographs which document the community and Chamber events and activities.
Series 4 - Photographs includes black and white, and color photographic stills and negatives. These images mostly focus on Chamber of Commerce activities, meetings, dinners, business openings/ribbon cuttings and Chamber-sponsored events such as Miss Carmichael and Miss Teen Carmichael Pageants, Founder's Day and 4th of July Parade.
Series 5 - Oversize Items includes large scrapbooks; photographs; resolutions, proclamations, awards, posters and copies of the 1st year of the Carmichael Gazette newspaper. Also contained are materials related to Carol Ann (C.A.) West's research and writings about Orangevale and the Mt. Shasta Mineral Springs Company and other large items separated out from the collection for easier storage. If an item was pulled from its original folder, a separation sheet will indicate the item has been removed and its new location.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Bernes, Bonnie
Carmichael, Daniel W.
Miars, Nancy
Morgan, Edwin
West, Carol Ann (C.A.)
Carmichael Chamber of Commerce
Carmichael Citizen
Carmichael Dispatch
Carmichael Times
Neighbors
Sacramento Bee
Sacramento Union
Carmichael Chamber of Commerce
Sacramento County (Calif.)-History
Carmichael (Calif.)-History
Beauty Pageant (Miss Carmichael & Miss Teen Carmichael)
Parade (4th of July)
Founder's Day (Carmichael)

Other Finding Aids

Materials related to those in the Carmichael Chamber of Commerce Records may be found in the following collections at CSH: Carol Ann West (2000/032, 2000/130, 2003/010)

Container List

 

Series 1 Chamber Business Records 1971-2009

Box 1, Folder 1

.001 By-laws & governing documents 1995-2000

Box 1, Folder 2

.002 Board of Directors & Officers 1971-1974, 1981-1984, 1996, 2001-2002

Box 1, Folder 3

.003 Board Meetings 1973-1974

Box 1, Folder 4

.004 Board Meetings 2001

Box 1, Folder 5

.005 Board Meetings 2002

Box 1, Folder 6

.006 Board Meetings 2003

Box 1, Folder 7

.007 Board Retreat 2003

Box 1, Folder 8

.008 Executive Committee Meetings 1973, 2001-2003

Box 1, Folder 9

.009 Presidents 1948-2006

Box 1, Folder 10

.010 President Bonnie Berns 1993-2008

Box 1, Folder 11

.011 Installation Dinner 1968-1974, 1976, 1980, 1981, 1983

Box 1, Folder 12

.012 Installation Dinner 2006

Box 1, Folder 13

.013 Installation Dinner 2007

Box 1, Folder 14

.014 Installation Dinner 2008

Box 1, Folder 15

.015 Committees 2000-2003

Box 1, Folder 16

.016 Land Use Committee 1973-1974

Box 1, Folder 17

.017 Membership 2008

Box 1, Folder 18

.018 General Meetings 1973-1974, 2001, 2003

Box 1, Folder 19

.019 Town hall Meetings 2003

Box 1, Folder 20

.020 Financial Records 1996-2002, 2006

Box 1, Folder 21

.021 Correspondence 1972 2000-2002,

Box 1, Folder 22

.022 Flyers 2001-2007

Box 1, Folder 23

.023 Miscellaneous 2001-2002

Box 1, Folder 24

.024 Special Projects 2000

Box 1, Folder 25

.025 Newsletter 1979-1987

Box 1, Folder 26

.026 Newsletter 1990, 1992, 2000

Box 1, Folder 27

.027 Newsletter 2001

Box 1, Folder 28

.028 Newsletter 2002

Box 1, Folder 29

.029 Newsletter 2003

Box 1, Folder 30

.030 Newsletter 2009

Box 1, Folder 31

.031 Directories 1971, 1972-1978, 1979

Box 1, Folder 32

.032 Directories 1979, 1980-1982, 1983

Box 1, Folder 33

.033 Directories 1985, 1988, 1989-1991, 1992

Box 1, Folder 34

.034 Directories 1994-1998, 1999

 

Series 2 Sponsored Events 1973-2008

Box 2, Folder 1

.035 Founder's Day History 1985-2004

Box 2, Folder 2

.036 Founder's Day 1997

Box 2, Folder 3

.037 Founder's Day Master 2003

Box 2, Folder 4

.038 Founder's Day Car Show 2003

Box 2, Folder 5

.039 Founder's Day Safety Fair 2003

Box 2, Folder 6

.040 Founder's Day Vendors 2003

Box 2, Folder 7

.041 Founder's Day Crafts 2003

Box 2, Folder 8

.042 Founder's Day Car Show 2006

Box 2, Folder 9

.043 Founder's Day Master 2007

Box 2, Folder 10

.044 Founder's Day Car Show 2007

Box 2, Folder 11

.045 Founder's Day Food Concessions 2007

Box 2, Folder 12

.046 Founder's Day Crafts 2007

Box 2, Folder 13

.047 Founder's Day Trade Booth 2007

Box 2, Folder 14

.048 Founder's Day Commercial 2007

Box 2, Folder 15

.049 Founder's Day 2008

Box 2, Folder 16

.050 Founder's Day Trade Fair 2008

Box 2, Folder 17

.051 Founder's Day Car Show 2008

Box 2, Folder 18

.052 Founder's Day Crafts 2008

Box 2, Folder 19

.053 Founder's Day Photos 1973, 1979, 1980

Box 2, Folder 20

.054 Miss Carmichael Pageant 1973

Box 2, Folder 21

.055 Miss Carmichael Pageant 1975

Box 2, Folder 22

.056 Miss Carmichael Pageant 1978

Box 2, Folder 23

.057 Miss Carmichael Pageant 1979

Box 2, Folder 24

.058 Miss Carmichael Pageant 1980

Box 2, Folder 25

.059 Miss Carmichael Pageant 1981

Box 2, Folder 26

.060 Miss Carmichael Pageant 1982

Box 2, Folder 27

.061 Miss Carmichael Pageant 1983

Box 2, Folder 28

.062 Miss Carmichael Pageant 1984

Box 2, Folder 29

.063 Miss Carmichael Pageant 1985

Box 2, Folder 30

.064 Miss Carmichael Pageant 1986

Box 2, Folder 31

.065 Miss Carmichael Pageant 1987

Box 2, Folder 32

.066 Miss Carmichael Pageant 1988

Box 2, Folder 33

.067 Miss Carmichael Pageant 1989

Box 2, Folder 34

.068 Miss Carmichael Pageant 1990

Box 2, Folder 35

.069 Miss Carmichael Pageant 1991

Box 2, Folder 36

.070 Miss Carmichael Pageant 1992

Box 2, Folder 37

.071 Miss Carmichael Pageant 1993

Box 2, Folder 38

.072 Miss Carmichael Pageant 1994

Box 2, Folder 39

.073 Miss Carmichael Pageant 1997

Box 2, Folder 40

.074 Miss Carmichael Pageant 2002

Box 2, Folder 41

.075 Miss Carmichael Pageant-Photos circa 1970-1990

Box 2, Folder 42

.076 Teacher of the Year 1989

Box 2, Folder 43

.077 Teacher of the Year 1991

Box 2, Folder 44

.078 Teacher of the Year 1992

Box 2, Folder 45

.079 Teacher of the Year 1997

Box 2, Folder 46

.080 Honorary Mayor 1984

Box 2, Folder 47

.081 Honorary Mayor 1985

Box 2, Folder 48

.082 Honorary Mayor 1989

Box 2, Folder 49

.083 Honorary Mayor 1990

Box 2, Folder 50

.084 Honorary Mayor 1991

Box 2, Folder 51

.085 Honorary Mayor 1992

Box 2, Folder 52

.086 Honorary Mayor 1998

Box 2, Folder 53

.087 Honorary Dog Catcher 1985

Box 2, Folder 54

.088 Business Expo 2008

Box 2, Folder 55

.089 Event Buttons circa 1980s

 

Series 3 Carmichael Community 1880-2005

Box 2, Folder 56

.090a Effie Yaw Nature Center EIR 2002

Box 2, Folder 57

.090b Thomas B. Hall State Historic Park circa 1995

Box 2, Folder 58

.091 McClellan Air Force Base 1990-1995

Box 2, Folder 59

.092 Community Economic Profile circa 1990-1995

Box 2, Folder 60

.093a Carmichael Citizens Advisory Committee 1972-1988

Box 2, Folder 61

.093b Carmichael Citizens Advisory Committee 1972-1988

Box 3, Folder 1

.094 History circa 1900-2005

Box 3, Folder 2

.095 History 1953

Box 3, Folder 3

.096 Photographs 1953-2000

Box 3, Folder 4

.097 History - Carmichael School (book) 1880-1960

Box 3, Folder 5

.098 History - Carmichael Presbyterian Church (book) 1923-1998

Box 3, Folder 6

.099a Chamber Scrapbook 1962-1964

Box 3, Folder 7

.099b Chamber Scrapbook 1962-1964

Box 3, Folder 8

.100a Chamber Scrapbook 1966-1967

Box 3, Folder 9

.100b Chamber Scrapbook 1966-1967

Box 3, Folder 10

.101 Chamber Scrapbook 1973

Box 3, Folder 11

.102 Chamber Scrapbook 1977

Box 3, Folder 12

.103 Chamber Scrapbook 1979

Box 3, Folder 13

.104 Chamber Scrapbook 1980-1981

Box 3, Folder 14

.105 Chamber Scrapbook 1982

Box 3, Folder 15

.106 Chamber Scrapbook 1983-1984

Box 3, Folder 16

.107 Chamber Scrapbook 1984

Box 3, Folder 17

.108 Chamber Scrapbook 1985

Box 3, Folder 18

.109 Chamber Scrapbook 1986

Box 3, Folder 19

.110 Chamber Scrapbook 1986

Box 3, Folder 20

.111a Chamber Scrapbook 1987

Box 3, Folder 21

.111b Chamber Scrapbook 1987

Box 3, Folder 22

.112 Chamber Scrapbook 1988

Box 3, Folder 23

.113 Chamber Scrapbook 1989

Box 4, Folder 1

.114 Chamber Scrapbook 1990

Box 4, Folder 2

.115 Chamber Scrapbook 1991

Box 4, Folder 3

.116 Chamber Scrapbook 1992

Box 4, Folder 4

.117a Chamber Scrapbook 1993

Box 4, Folder 5

.117b Chamber Scrapbook 1993

Box 4, Folder 6

.118 Chamber Scrapbook 1994

Box 4, Folder 7

.119 Chamber Scrapbook 1995

Box 4, Folder 8

.120 Chamber Scrapbook 1996

Box 4, Folder 9

.121 Chamber Scrapbook 1997

Box 4, Folder 10

.122 Chamber Scrapbook 1998

Box 4, Folder 11

.123 Chamber Scrapbook 1999

Box 4, Folder 12

.124 Chamber Scrapbook 2000

Box 4, Folder 13

.125 Chamber Scrapbook 2001

Box 4, Folder 14

.126 Chamber Scrapbook 2002

Box 4, Folder 15

.127 Chamber Scrapbook 2003

Box 4, Folder 16

.128 Chamber Scrapbook 2004

Box 4, Folder 17

.129 Chamber Scrapbook 2005

 

Series 4 Photographs 1976-2009

Box 5, Folder 1

.130 Parade 1976-2005

Box 5, Folder 2

.131 Events 1984

Box 5, Folder 3

.132 Fair Oaks & Marconi 1985

Box 5, Folder 4

.133 Events January 1985

Box 5, Folder 5

.134 General Meetings & Business Openings August 1985

Box 5, Folder 6

.135 Founder's Day September 1985

Box 5, Folder 7

.136 Fashion Show October 1985

Box 5, Folder 8

.137 Events 1985-1986

Box 5, Folder 9

.138 Events 1985-1986

Box 5, Folder 10

.139 Events 1985-1986

Box 5, Folder 11

.140 Miss Carmichael Pageant April 1986

Box 5, Folder 12

.141 General Meeting May 1986

Box 5, Folder 13

.142 Miss Carmichael Pageant June 1986

Box 5, Folder 14

.143 Events [July] 1986

Box 5, Folder 15

.144 Mixers & General Meetings 1986

Box 5, Folder 16

.145 Events [negatives] 1986

Box 5, Folder 17

.146 Events 1986

Box 5, Folder 18

.147 Events 1986

Box 5, Folder 19

.148 General Meeting & Miss Carmichael May 1987

Box 5, Folder 20

.149 Events May 1987

Box 5, Folder 21

.150 Mixer - World of Cheese June 1987

Box 5, Folder 22

.151 Governor's Mansion July 1987

Box 5, Folder 23

.152 Events August 1987

Box 5, Folder 24

.153 Events September 1987

Box 5, Folder 25

.154 Events October 1987

Box 5, Folder 26

.155 Events November 1987

Box 5, Folder 27

.156 Founder's Day 1987

Box 5, Folder 28

.157 Events 1987

Box 5, Folder 29

.158 Events 1987

Box 5, Folder 30

.159 Events March 1988

Box 5, Folder 31

.160 Pageant Orientation March 1988

Box 5, Folder 32

.161 General Meeting June 1988

Box 5, Folder 33

.162 Events August 1988

Box 5, Folder 34

.163 Founder's Day September 1988

Box 5, Folder 35

.164 Fashion Show October 1988

Box 5, Folder 36

.165 General Meeting November/December 1988

Box 5, Folder 37

.166 New members 1988

Box 5, Folder 38

.167 Installation & Long's Drugs January 1989

Box 5, Folder 39

.168 General Meeting March/April 1989

Box 5, Folder 40

.169 Miss Carmichael [May] 1989

Box 5, Folder 41

.170 Teacher of the Year & General Meeting May-July 1989

Box 5, Folder 42

.171 Chamber Directors 1989

Box 5, Folder 43

.172 Mixer (negatives) September 1985

Box 6, Folder 1

.173 Founder's Day, 911 Simulation 1990

Box 6, Folder 2

.174 Events March 1990

Box 6, Folder 3

.175 Miss Carmichael Pageant April 1990

Box 6, Folder 4

.176 Bonnie Berns May 1990

Box 6, Folder 5

.177 Events June 1990

Box 6, Folder 6

.178 July 4th parade July 1990

Box 6, Folder 7

.179 Events July 1990

Box 6, Folder 8

.180 Events August 1990

Box 6, Folder 9

.181 Founder's Day September 1990

Box 6, Folder 10

.182 Events December 1990

Box 6, Folder 11

.183 Events 1990

Box 6, Folder 12

.184 Awards Luncheon, New members February 1992

Box 6, Folder 13

.185 General Meeting April 1991

Box 6, Folder 14

.186 Events August 1991

Box 6, Folder 15

.187 Bank of America ribbon cutting October 1991

Box 6, Folder 16

.188 Events December 1991

Box 6, Folder 17

.189 Fashion Show 1991

Box 6, Folder 18

.190 Carmichael Post Office March 1992

Box 6, Folder 19

.191 Events April 1992

Box 6, Folder 20

.192 Events May 1992

Box 6, Folder 21

.193 Events October 1992

Box 6, Folder 22

.194 Events December 1992

Box 6, Folder 23

.195 Events March 1993

Box 6, Folder 24

.196 Events May 1993

Box 6, Folder 25

.197 Events August 1993

Box 6, Folder 26

.198 Ribbon cutting - Accutune & Burger King August 1993

Box 6, Folder 27

.199 Events 1991-1993

Box 6, Folder 28

.200 Hot Java Jazz/Serriteela's February 1994

Box 6, Folder 29

.201 Ribbon cutting - Dr. Zive, New members April/May 1994

Box 6, Folder 30

.202 Events May 1994

Box 6, Folder 31

.203 Business Person of the Year May 1994

Box 6, Folder 32

.204 Events September 1994

Box 6, Folder 33

.205 Events 1994

Box 6, Folder 34

.206 Events March 1995

Box 6, Folder 35

.207 Events October 1995

Box 6, Folder 36

.208 Music, Merchants & Merriment May 1996

Box 6, Folder 37

.209 Events October 1996

Box 6, Folder 38

.210 Events 1996/1997

Box 6, Folder 39

.211 Events March 1997

Box 6, Folder 40

.212 July 4th parade July 1997

Box 6, Folder 41

.213 Founder's Day September 1997

Box 6, Folder 42

.214 Events January 1998

Box 6, Folder 43

.215 North Area Teen Center opening May 1998

Box 6, Folder 44

.216 Events June 1998

Box 6, Folder 45

.217 Founder's Day & Papa Murphy's September 1998

Box 6, Folder 46

.218 Events May 1999

Box 6, Folder 47

.219 Stan Atkinson Meeting July 1999

Box 6, Folder 48

.220 Founder's Day September 2000

Box 6, Folder 49

.221 Events July 4, 2001

Box 6, Folder 50

.222 Events May 2002

Box 6, Folder 51

.223 Events July 2002

Box 6, Folder 52

.224 Ribbon Cuttings (CD) July 2004

Box 6, Folder 53

.225 Best Decorated Residence December 2005

Box 6, Folder 54

.226 undated photos circa 1980s-2000s

 

Series 5 Oversize Items

Box 7, Folder 1

.227 Carmichael Dispatch, Vol. 1, no.1-16, some issues missing; 1973 1973

Box 7, Folder 2

[.102] Chamber Scrapbook 1977

Box 7, Folder 3

[.103] Chamber Scrapbook 1979

Box 8, Folder 1

[.104] Chamber Scrapbook 1980-1981

Box 8, Folder 2

[.106] Chamber Scrapbook 1983-1984

Box 8, Folder 3

[.110] Chamber Scrapbook 1986

Box 9, Folder 1

.228 Resolutions, Proclamations, Awards, Posters

Box 9, Folder 2

.229 Carol Ann West -Writings 1990s-2000s

Box 9, Folder 3

.230 Carmichael maps 1980, 2003

Box 9, Folder 4

.231 Framed Photo - 11x14 Presentation of Carmichael Chamber of Commerce "White Stetson Hat" to President Dwight D. Eisenhower by Congressman John E. Moss and former U.S. Senator Thomas H. Kuchel circa 1960