Inventory of the College Park Association Collection

Sara Gunasekara
Department of Special Collections
General Library
University of California, Davis
Davis, CA 95616-5292
Phone: (530) 752-1621
Fax: (530) 754-5758
Email: speccoll@ucdavis.edu
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The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.


Creator: College Park Association (Davis, Calif.)
Title: College Park Association Collection
Date (inclusive): 1923-1973
Extent: 1 linear foot
Abstract: In 1923, a group of Davis citizens formed the College Park Association and developed a new residential area north of the University campus. The collection contains materials relating to the history of the Association including: correspondence, board of directors meeting minutes, and financial statements, as well as several maps.
Physical location: Researchers should contact Special Collections to request collections, as many are stored offsite.
Repository: University of California, Davis. General Library. Dept. of Special Collections.
Davis, California 95616-5292
Collection number: D-512
Language of Material: Collection materials in English.

History

In 1923, a group of Davis citizens formed the College Park Association and developed a new residential area north of the University campus. The group purchased 24.44 acres of land from H.H. and Merle Schmitt for $20,500, subdivided it into lots, and subsequently built homes. Individuals listed on the original articles of incorporation included: F.J Veihmeyer, I.F. Smith, E.H. Hughes, B.D. Moses, H.A. Jones, G.H. Vansell, H.H. Schmitt, E.H. MacGuire, H.E. Jacob, W.E. Tomson, A.H. Hoffman, A.J. Winkler, E.J. Stirniman, A.J. Greer, D.A. Maclise, F.P. Wray, E.S. McBride, W.L. Howard, B.H. Thomas, C.L. Brewer, J.F. Wilson, H.A. Wadsworth, C.B. Williams, W.M. Regan, V.H. Florell, L.J. Fletcher, and J.T. Rosa.

Scope and Content

The collection contains materials relating to the history of the Association including: correspondence, board of directors meeting minutes, and financial statements, as well as several maps.

Arrangement of the Collection

The collection is arranged four series: 1. About the College Park Association, 2. Meeting minutes and reports, 3. Correspondence, 4. Water related materials.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
College Park Association (Davis, Calif.)--Archives
Housing--California--Davis
Davis (Calif.)--History

Access

Collection is open for research.

Processing Information

Sara Gunasekara processed this collection and created and encoded this finding aid.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Frank Veihmeyer in 1973.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], College Park Association Collection, D-512, Department of Special Collections, General Library, University of California, Davis.

Publication Rights

Copyright is protected by the copyright law, chapter 17, of the U.S. Code. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections, General Library, University of California, Davis 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 researcher.

Collection Contents

 

Series 1. About the College Park Association 1924-1973

Physical Description:

Scope and Content Note

Contains a manuscript about College Park as well as financial statements and several maps
Box 1:1

College Park at Davis, California: The Cooperative Development for Homes, manuscript by F.J Veihmeyer and O. Lilleland 1973 April 20

Scope and Content Note

Includes utility map, articles of incorporation, and photographs.
Box 1:4

Property Maps 1932

Box 1:5

Subdivision Map 1924

Box 1:11

Examples of Deeds "Incorporation" and "Agreement with Robbins Tract for Water" 1928-1934

Box 1:12

House Assessments 1943

Box 1:13

Articles of Incorporation, By-laws 1938

Box 1:17

Records: Annexation by city, water agreements, pipeline agreement with W.W. Robbins and water agreement with UC 1931-1941

Box 1:18

Miscellaneous records 1944-1945

Box 1:20

Financial statements 1924-1945

Box 1:29

Miscellaneous records 1941-1946

 

Series 2. Meeting minutes and reports 1923-1944

Physical Description:
Box 1:2

Board of Directors minutes 1933-1943

Box 1:14-15

Meeting Minutes 1923 June-1940 January

Box 1:16

Meeting minutes 1940 January-1944 February

Box 1:22

Reports of Special Committees 1940-1942

Box 1:8-10, 1:23, 1:27-28, 1:31-85

Series 3. Correspondence 1923-1972

Physical Description:

Scope and Content Note

Contains incoming and outgoing correspondence among association members as well as service providers such as the City of Davis, Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Co., and Sacramento Pipe Works, among others.
 

Series 4. Water supply materials 1933-1945

Physical Description:

Scope and Content Note

Contains materials related to the water supply for the neighborhood.
Box 1:3

College Park water system 1933-1938

Box 1:6

Water line 1938

Box 1:7

Water meter readings 1935-1939

Box 1:19

Water line 1936-1938

Box 1:21

Water agreement between UC Regents and College Park Association 1941

Box 1:24

Water supply 1944-1945

Box 1:25

Miscellaneous, mostly water supply matters, garbage lists 1936-1938

Box 1:26

Water and garbage 1935-1938

Box 1:30

Water agreements 1939-1941