Orange County Division of the League of California Cities

1963-1980


Descriptive Summary

Title: Orange County Division of the League of California Cities
Dates: 1963-1980
Collection Number: 2007_01
Creator/Collector: Orange County Division of the League of California Cities
Extent: 10 boxes.
Repository: Sherman Library and Gardens
Abstract: The collection includes records documenting the Orange County Division of the League of California Cities' activities during the 1960s and 1970s, a period of explosive growth in Orange County, California. These activities included advocacy on issues of importance to the member cities. Of particular note are materials related to the dissolution of the Orange County Harbor District.
Language of Material: English

Access

Materials are open for research.

Preferred Citation

Orange County Division of the League of California Cities. Sherman Library and Gardens

Acquisition Information

The collection was donated to the Sherman Library by Robert Haskell.

Biography/Administrative History

Through legislative advocacy, policy development, training and education, and a forum for the discussion of both state and regional issues, the Orange County Division of the League of California Cities, strives to achieve the following goals: • “To educate and stimulate, encourage and coordinate the communications of ideas and information among city officials; • To develop broad support on issues and advocate those views to other governmental agencies and the public and; • To improve the quality of life in cities by assisting city officials to make services more efficient and more responsive to the citizens of our cities.”

Scope and Content of Collection

The collection consists of the organizational records of the Orange County Division of the League of California Cities, including correspondence, financial records, subject files, and meeting minutes and agendas. It provides a comprehensive overview of the organization’s activities during the 1960s and 1970s, a period of explosive growth in Orange County, California. In addition to documenting the League’s routine activities and meetings, the collection also contains materials related to the dissolution of the Orange County Harbor District as well as political issues such as taxes, immigration, the environment, and housing. There is some documentation regarding the embezzlement of funds in the late 1960s by a former treasurer of the organization named Ferne Evans, materials related to the Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFC), and several files regarding the statewide organization, the League of California Cities.

Indexing Terms

Orange County (Calif.) – Harbor – History.
range County (Calif.) – History – 20th century – Sources.
Politics and government – California – Orange County.
League of California Cities

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