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Finding Aid for the Regent's Committee on the Southern Branch of the University of California. Photographic material. 1924-1925; n.d.
University Archives Record Series 7  
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  • Title: Regent's Committee on the Southern Branch of the University of California. Photographic material.
    Identifier/Call Number: University Archives Record Series 7
    Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 0.8 linear ft. (2 boxes)
    Date: 1924-1925; n.d.
    Abstract: Record Series 7 contains photographs of potential sites for the permanent campus of the Southern Branch of the University of California (now called University of California, Los Angeles).
    Creator: University of California (System). Committee on Sites for the Southern Branch of the University.

    Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright of portions of this collection has been assigned to The Regents of the University of California. The UCLA University Archives can grant permission to publish for materials to which it holds the copyright. All requests for permission to publish or quote must be submitted in writing to the UCLA University Archivist.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Regent's Committee on the Southern Branch of the University of California. Photographic material (University Archives Record Series 7). UCLA Library Special Collections, University Archives.

    Historical note

    The Committee on Sites for the Southern Branch was created to serve the University of California (UC) Board of Regents in an advisory capacity. Regent Edward Dickson proposed the creation of the committee to help select the permanent campus of the University of California, Southern Branch (now known as University of California, Los Angeles). On December 2, 1924 UC president W. W. Campbell appointed seventeen citizens of the Los Angeles area to serve on this committee. The Committee consisted of: Henry W. O'Melveny, James R. Martin, Harry Chandler, W. E. Dunn, Guy C. Earl, Jr., Meyer Elsasser, William M. Garland, Edward D. Lyman, Maynard McFie, Henry S. McKee, Clinton E. Miller, Irwin J. Muma, Henry M. Robinson, Joseph Sartori, Charles F. Stern, Walter K. Tuller, and W. L. Valentine.
    Although more than 100 possible sites were suggested to the Regents and the Committee on Sites for the Southern Branch, only seventeen were formally presented by site proponents at an open meeting. Among these sites were: Schiappa Pietra, Chino-Spadra, San Fernando, Burbank, Whiitier, Covina, San Diego, Riverside, the Bradbury Ranch, Palos Verdes, the Tri-City site (Alhambra, Pasadena, South-Pasadena), Dark Canyon, Fullerton, and Owensmouth. On February 1, 1925 four of the seventeen sites presented were recommended by the committee for further consideration. These sites were the Beverly Site (the current Westwood location), the Burbank site, the Fullerton Site, and the Palos Verdes site.
    On March 21, 1925 the Board of Regents voted to select the Beverly Site for the permanent campus of the University of California, Los Angeles.
    The Committee on Sites for the Southern Branch is also known as the Citizens Committee on Sites and the Committee of 17.

    Scope and Content

    Record Series 7 contains photographs of potential sites for the permanent campus of the Southern Branch of the University of California (now called University of California, Los Angeles). Additional materials relate to the bonds for purchase of the chosen site and proposed architectural styles.
    This is an inactive record series; no additional University records are expected to be added.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 3521513