Corona del Mar Centennial Foundation Records

1904-2005


Descriptive Summary

Title: Corona del Mar Centennial Foundation Records
Dates: 1904-2005
Collection Number: 2006_03
Creator/Collector: Corona del Mar Centennial Foundation.
Extent: 6 document boxes and 9 oversize items.
Repository: Sherman Library and Gardens
Abstract: The collection consists of the operational records of the Corona del Mar Centennial Foundation. Much of the collection relates to specific programmatic functions or events sponsored in 2004 by the Corona del Mar Centennial Foundation, including the creation of Centennial Plaza, Neptune’s Ball and its accompanying silent auction, student art notecards, and the weekend party at Big Corona del Mar State Beach.
Language of Material: English

Access

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

Corona del Mar Centennial Foundation Records. Sherman Library and Gardens

Acquisition Information

The collection was donated to the Sherman Library by the Corona del Mar Centennial Foundation, 2005-2006.

Biography/Administrative History

Organized as a 501(a) nonprofit organization in October 2003, the Corona del Mar Centennial Foundation was created to support fundraising in order “to further the economic and social enhancement of the...community” in conjunction with the celebration of the one hundredth anniversary of the village of Corona del Mar, California, in 2004. Composed primarily of community volunteers, the Corona del Mar Centennial Foundation was governed by nine Board members and one non-voting Executive Director. Centennial initiatives and events included a gala opening reception at the Sherman Library and Gardens, the creation of a Centennial Plaza at the intersection of Coast Highway and Marguerite as part of a beautification and time capsule project, the gala black tie “Neptune’s Ball”, a weekend party at Big Corona del Mar State Beach, a historic walking tour, and the publication of The History of Corona del Mar: Centennial Issue by Douglas Westfall.

Scope and Content of Collection

The collection consists of the operational records of the Corona del Mar Centennial Foundation, including correspondence, lists, financial records, order forms, flyers, invitations, photographs, and historical reference materials. Much of the collection relates to specific programmatic functions or events sponsored in 2004 by the Corona del Mar Centennial Foundation, including the creation of Centennial Plaza, Neptune’s Ball and its accompanying silent auction, student art notecards, and the weekend party at Big Corona del Mar State Beach.

Indexing Terms

Corona del Mar (Calif.)

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