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Guide to the Citizens Coordinate for Century 3 Records
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  • Overview of the Collection
  • Historical Note:
  • Access Terms
  • Administrative Information
  • Arrangement of Materials:
  • Scope and Contents

  • Overview of the Collection

    Collection Title: Citizens Coordinate for Century 3 Records
    Dates: 1961-1980
    Identification: MS-0030
    Creator: Citizens Coordinate for Century 3
    Physical Description: 30.00 linear ft
    Language of Materials: English Spanish;Castilian
    Repository: Special Collections & University Archives
    5500 Campanile Dr. MC 8050
    San Diego, CA, 92182-8050
    URL: http://library.sdsu.edu/scua
    Email: askscua@mail.sdsu.edu
    Phone: 619-594-6791

    Historical Note:

    Citizens Coordinate for Century 3 was founded in 1961. The original name of the organization was Citizens Coordinate for a Handsome Community, but in 1971 the title of the organization was changed to Citizens Coordinate for Century 3. The organization is dedicated to the idea that the outward appearance of a community reveals and influences the character of its people, and that civic beauty is an integral part of the community's cultural life. The group, when first established, advocated enlightened planning, preservation of desirable open spaces, agricultural excellence, tree planting and better landscaping, control of visual nuisance, and support of official efforts to achieve these goals. Since its founding C-3 has remained a non-profit, tax-exempt, volunteer organization.
    C-3 is presided over by a Chairman of the Board, a president, several vice-presidents, and a number of Board members. Work projects are distributed to a variety of committees, at times there were as many as twenty-five of these committees. Topical areas of interest to committees included billboard control and land use. The size of the organization has never been large, probably not exceeding six hundred members. Its leaders, however, have been experienced in civic affairs and dedicated to their task, and have made C-3 an important community organization.
    C-3 has been concerned with a number of environmental issues. They have been especially interested in the zoning of land, land use, billboard control, water and air quality, and the aesthetic development of San Diego. The group has, on a number of occasions, taken an active role in campaigning for and against legislation that affected these and other issues. Their role consisted chiefly of letter writing to political officials, and the printing of information sheets for the public.

    Access Terms

    This collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

    Corporate Name:

    Citizens Coordinate for Century 3 (San Diego, Calif.) -- Archives

    Genre/Form of Material:

    Organizational Records

    Topical Term:

    City planning -- California -- San Diego -- Sources
    Environmental impact statements -- California -- San Diego
    Land use -- California -- San Diego -- Sources

    Administrative Information

    Conditions Governing Use:

    The copyright interests in these materials have not been transferred to San Diego State University. Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections is such that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine.  Requests for permission to publish must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. When granted, permission is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish. Materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.

    Conditions Governing Access:

    This collection is open for research.

    Preferred Citation:

    Identification of item, folder title, box number, Citizens Coordinate for Century 3 Records, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.

    Related Materials:

    Mountain Defense League Records
    Joan and Phillip Farman Environmental Collection
    James and Edith Harmon Environmental Collection
    Environmental Issues Collection
    Roscoe A. Poland Environmental Collection
    Sierra Club, San Diego Chaper Records
    Save Talmadge Canyon Records

    Arrangement of Materials:

    I. General Files
    II. Naval Regional Medical Center Issue Files
         1. Correspondence
    III. Office Files
    IV. Environmental Impact Reports and Information
         1. Environmental Impact Reports
         2. Environmental Impact Analysis
         3. Environmental Assessment
         4. Environmental Impact Statement
         5. Miscellaneous Reports
    V. Oversize Materials
    VI. Balboa Park / Navy Hospital Issue
    VII. Environmental Audit Committee Files
    VIII. Comprehensive Planning Organization
    IX. Tijuana Flood Control Project
    X. Newsletters
    XI. Miscellaneous Files

    Scope and Contents

    The Citizens Coordinate for Century 3 Collection contains a great deal of material that relates to the natural environment of San Diego, and also publications from other environmental groups. A number of city and county agencies are also represented.  The collection has been split into 11 major series: General Files, Naval Regional Medical Center Issue Files, Office Files, Environmental Impact Reports & Information, Oversize Materials, Balboa Park / Navy Hospital Issue, Environmental Audit Committee Files, Comprehensive Planning Organization Files, Tijuana Flood Control Project, Newsletters, and Miscellaneous Files.