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Guide to the Collection on Upper Newport Bay, circa 1949-1997
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Series 1. Legal documents, circa 1962-1975

Physical Description: 0.6 linear ft.

Scope and Content Note

This series comprises legal briefs, lawsuit documents, motions, proposals, memoranda, petitions, reviews, deeds, and grants documenting the legal issues brought about by the Upper Newport Bay controversy. The series also includes a detailed bibliography of the materials containing categories and dates.

Arrangement

The series is arranged by the categories set forth in the 1975 bibliography and materials in each category are arranged chronologically whenever possible. Though the bibliography lists all categories 1-12, researchers should note that category 11 materials are missing from the collection.
Box 1 : 1

Bibliography of legal documents arising out of Upper Newport Bay controversy, 1975

Box 1 : 2-4

Category 1: Agreements, 1968-1975.

Physical Description: 3 folders.
Box 1 : 5-12

Category 2: Briefs, 1962-1972.

Physical Description: 8 folders.
Box 1 : 13-16

Category 3: Decisions and judgments, findings of fact, 1970-1975.

Physical Description: 4 folders.
Box 1 : 17

Category 4: Laws, statutory and proposed, 1968-1972

Box 1 : 18-28

Category 5: Lawsuits, 1968-1970.

Physical Description: 11 folders.
Box 1 : 29

Category 6: Motions, 1969

Box 1 : 30-40

Category 7: Opinions and memoranda, 1965-1973.

Physical Description: 11 folders.
Box 1 : 41

Category 8: Petitions, 1969

Box 1 : 42-44

Category 9: Resolutions, 1969-1975.

Physical Description: 3 folders.
Box 1 : 45

Category 10: Reviews and summaries, 1969

Box 1 : 46-55

Category 12: Deeds and grants, 1974-1975.

Physical Description: 10 folders.
 

Series 2. Research materials,circa 1949-1973

Physical Description: 0.8 linear ft.

Scope and Content Note

This series comprises research materials initially designated uncataloged by the Government Information Collection when this collection was assembled. Materials include appraisals, board action documents, flood and land exchange documents, rights and bonds issues and proposals, and a detailed checklist listing and categorizing all materials in this series.

Arrangement

The series is arranged by the categories set forth in the checklist created by the Government Information Department. Within each category the original chronological order of the materials has been maintained. Researchers should note that several of the categories and all the materials they included are missing from the collection.
Box 1 : 56

Checklist of uncataloged Upper Newport Bay materials, circa 1975

Box 1 : 57-64

Category 1: Amendment to Upper Newport Bay land exchange agreement, 1963-1971.

Physical Description: 8 folders
Box 1 : 65

Category 2: Appraisal, 1973

Box 1 : 66

Category 3: Assessment, 1969

Box 1 : 67

Category 4: Assessor, 1969

Box 1 : 68

Category 5: Board action, 1970-1971

Box 1 : 69

Category 6: County Counsel, 1973

Box 1 : 70

Category 7: Federal and state redredging, 1970-1972

Box 1 : 71

Category 8: Flood, 1965-1970

Box 1 : 72

Category 9: Land exchange, 1961-1970

Box 1 : 73

Category 10: Land for parks, 1967-1973

Box 1 : 74

Category 11: League of Women Voters, 1970

Box 1 : 75

Category 12: Military correspondence, 1971

Box 1 : 76-83

Category 13: Southern California estuaries, 1972.

Physical Description: 8 folders.
Box 2 : 1

Category 14: Newport Beach, 1970-1973

Box 2 : 2

Category 15: Ocean and Shoreline Committee, 1971

Box 2 : 3

Category 16: Prescriptive rights, 1970-1972

Box 2 : 4

Category 17: Proposed bond issue, 1970

Box 2 : 5

Category 18: Resources agency, 1969-1970

Box 2 : 6

Category 19: Sea grant proposal, 1971-1973

Box 2 : 7

Category 21: Three islands in Upper Newport Bay, 1973

Box 2 : 8-18

Category 22: UNB land exchange, historical background, circa 1949-1967.

Physical Description: 11 folders.
Box 2 : 19

Category 24: UNB taxes, 1969-1971

Box 2 : 20

Category 25: Water quality monitoring, 1970-1972

 

Series 3. Governmental and non-governmental publications, 1963-1995.

Physical Description: 1.8 linear ft.

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of governmental (primarily California and Orange County) and non-governmental agency publications and reports documenting a variety of issues surrounding the Upper Newport Bay.

Arrangement

The series is arranged by type of agency, and therein publications are listed alphabetically by title. Materials also include 2 audio cassettes and 1 reel-to-reel audio tape.
Box 3 : 1

Federal agencies, Southern California estuaries and coastal wetlands: Endangered environments, 1972

Box 3 : 2-24

State agencies

Box 3 : 2

The 1996 water quality assessment, 1995

Box 3 : 3

Analysis of aquifer-system compaction in the Orange County ground water basin, 1980

Box 3 : 4

California state mussel watch, 1983-1984

Box 3 : 5

California state mussel watch, ten year data summary, 1977-1987

Box 3 : 6

California's fully protected birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians and fish, 1971

Box 3 : 7

Ecology of fishes in Upper Newport Bay, California: Seasonal dynamics and community structure, 1981

Box 3 : 8-9

Environmental impact report for Upper Newport Bay Ecological Reserve, 1978-1979.

Physical Description: 2 items
Box 3 : 10

The marine environment in the South Coast region: Regional element I of the California coastal zone conservation plan, 1974

Box 3 : 11

The marine environment in Upper Newport and Sunset Bays, Orange County, California, 1970

Box 3 : 12

The natural resources of Anaheim Bay, 1976

Box 3 : 13

Newport Bay: Water quality issues and recommendations, 1985

Box 3 : 14

Report of findings: Upper Newport Bay proposed tidelands exchange, 1967

Box 3 : 15

Report on natural resources of Upper Newport Bay and recommendations concering the bay's development, 1970

Box 3 : 16

Resolution No. 89-143: Approval of SCR 88 Report, 1989

Box 3 : 17

Review of Upper Newport Bay proposed land exchange, 1972

Box 3 : 18-20

Water quality control plan report: Santa Ana River Basin (8), Part I and II. , 1975.

Physical Description: 3 items
Box 3 : 21-24

Water quality investigation, Newport Bay, Orange County, 1966-1970.

Physical Description: 4 items.
Box 3 : 25 - 4 : 9

County agencies

Box 3 : 25

Analysis of revised land exchange proposal, Upper Newport Bay, 1963

Box 3 : 26

Coliform bacteria in Upper Newport Bay and its watershed during 1972 and 1973 field investigations, and supplement (1974), 1973

Box 3 : 27

Comparison of development concepts, Upper Newport Bay, 1970

Box 3 : 28

County of Orange, Newport Harbor tidelands use and fee study, 1970

Box 3 : 29

County of Orange, Newport Harbor tidelands interim rental rate recommendations, 1970

Box 3 : 30

DDT use in land areas draining into Upper Newport Bay, circa 1970

Box 3 : 31

Easements, salt water intrusion, island filling and sedimentation, Upper Newport Bay, 1973

Box 3 : 32

Environmental investigations in Newport Bay: Annotated bibliography of environmental and biological studies, 1977

Box 3 : 33

Environmental investigations in Newport Bay: Benthic ecology, 1977

Box 3 : 34

An environmental quality study of Orange County's bays and estuaries, 1971

Box 3 : 35

Feasibility of establishing "A national wildlife or ecological area" in Upper Newport Bay, 1971

Box 3 : 36

Proposed Upper Newport Bay development, 1965

Physical Description: 3 items
Box FB 60 : 7

Oversize map, 1965

Box 4 : 1

Recommendations for flood and water quality studies, undated

Box 4 : 1

Report to county counsel per resolution no. 7151 of the Board of Supervisors, 1971

Box 4 : 2-4, 2 : 21

Request for renegotiation of Upper Newport Bay land exchange agreement, April-May 1970.

Physical Description: 4 items.
Box 2 : 22

Resolution of the Board of Supervisors of Orange County, California, 1974

Box 7 : 1

Silt removal -- Upper Newport Bay, 1973

Box 4 : 5

Study of environmental quality of Upper Newport Bay, 1972

Box 4 : 6

Tidewater exchange study, Upper Newport Bay, 1972

Box AV-6 : MS-R94-A11

Upper Bay resolution, audiocassette, 1974.

Access Information

Original audiocassette restricted, use copy must be used by researchers.
Box AV-4 : MS-R94-A005

Upper Newport Bay, reel-to-reel audio tape, 1968.

Access Information

Original audio tape restricted, use copy must be used by researchers.
Box 4 : 7

Upper Newport Bay land exchange report, 1963

Box AV-6 : MS-R94-A12

Upper Newport Bay settlement proposal, audiocassette, 1974.

Access Information

Original audiocassette restricted, use copy must be used by researchers.
Box 4 : 8

Upper Newport Bay study of public rights and access, 1972

Box 4 : 9

Water quality in Newport Bay and its watershed, 1980

Box 4 : 10-12

City agencies

Box 4 : 10

Ecological survey of aquatic and terrestrial resources, 1973

Box 7 : 2

Environmental impact report: Big Canyon dredge fill stockpile removal, Newport Beach, 1974

Box 4 : 11

Environmental impact report: Newport Bay Watershed, San Diego Creek comprehensive storm water sedimentation control plan, 1981

Box 4 : 12

Upper Newport Bay development: A report on the Irvine Company land exchange proposal, 1963

Box 4 : 13-14

University of California, Irvine

Box 4 : 13

Long range development plan, 1989

Box 4 : 14

Reevaluation of UCI land on the Upper Newport Bay, 1974

 

Series 4. Newspaper clippings, 1963-circa 1976.

Physical Description: 0.7 ft.

Scope and Content Note

This series consist of clippings from Southern California newspapers documenting year-by-year the Upper Newport Bay land exchange legal proceedings and related matters. Materials also include a comprehensive listing of Orange County Register and Los Angeles Times articles on the Upper Newport Bay controversy.

Arrangement

The series is arranged chronologically.
Box 4 : 15-16

Listings of articles

Box 4 : 15

The Upper Newport Bay story as told in the Los Angeles Times, circa 1976

Box 4 : 16

The Upper Newport Bay story as told in Register, circa 1976

Box 4 : 17 - 5 : 1-2

Newsclippings

Box 4 : 17

1963-1965

Box 4 : 18

1966

Box 4 : 19

1967-1968

Box 4 : 20-21

1969.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 4 : 22-26

1970.

Physical Description: 5 folders.
Box 4 : 27-30

1971.

Physical Description: 4 folders.
Box 4 : 31 - 5 : 1

1972.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 5 : 2

1973-1974

 

Series 5. Topical files, 1952-1997.

Physical Description: 2.2 linear ft.

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of reports, studies, presentations and other materials documenting the wide-ranging interest and involvement of local activists and civic and environmental groups in the Upper Newport Bay controversy.

Arrangement

The series is arranged topically, and therein alphabetically by title.
Box 2 : 23

Agreements, Upper Newport Bay settlement agreement, 1975

Box 5 : 3

Applications, California Coastal Commission, 1981

Box 5 : 4-8

Articles

Box 5 : 4

Benthic marine exploration of Bahia De San Quintin, Baja California, 1960-1961, 1961

Box 5 : 5

Endangered species - Endangered environment: On tour in Upper Newport Bay, 1972

Box 5 : 6

History, politics and the law of the California Tidelands Trust, 1977

Box 5 : 7

Relationship of Californian amphipod faunas in Newport Bay and in the open Sea, 1960

Box 5 : 8

Salt-marsh vegetation of Upper Newport Bay, California, 1966

Box 5 : 9-10

Comments

Box 5 : 9

Comments on questions posed by Jerry Wilson for task force, 1972

Box 5 : 10

Comments on the revised San Joaquin Marsh Enhancement Plan for the University of California Natural Reserve System, 1997

Box 5 : 11-12, 2 : 24

Correspondence

Box 5 : 11

Big Canyon Creek, 1975

Box 2 : 24

Mason, W.R., 1970-1971

Box 5 : 12

Miscellaneous, 1962-1975

Box 7 : 3

"Fact Sheet: Application for waste discharge requirements to discharge to state waters", 1975

Box 5 : 13

Legal opinions

Box 5 : 13

In the matter of the titles of and in Newport Bay, 1988

Box 5 : 14-17

Meeting minutes

Box 5 : 14

California Regional Water Quality Control Board, 1974

Box 5 : 15

Committee for Natural Lands for Science Education, 1966-1967

Box 5 : 16

Friends of Newport Bay, 1968-1970

Box 5 : 17

State Lands Commission, 1967

Box 5 : 18-21

Memoranda

Box 5 : 18-19

Memorandums (No. 1-37), parts 1 and 2, 1973-1974.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box FB 60 : 8

Oversize map, 1973-1974

Box 5 : 20

Siltation Newport Bay, 1972

Box 5 : 21

Thoughts on Upper Newport Bay, circa 1969-circa 1971

Box 7 : 4-6

Upper Newport Bay Field Committee memoranda with attached reports and clippings, 1971-1974

Box 5 : 22

Newsclippings, 1970

 

Newsletters

Box 7 : 7

Upper Newport Bay Regional Park Newsletter, 1990

Box 5 : 23

Organizations, Upper Newport Bay Defense Fund, statement of purpose, circa 1967-1971

Box 5 : 24-32

Plans, proposals

Box 5 : 24

Alternative concepts for UNB, 1971

Box 7 : 8

A conceptual plan for the management and enhancement of Upper Newport Bay, 1974

Box 5 : 25

A feasible solution for the multiple use and conservation of an estuarine zone, 1971

Box 5 : 26

The future of UNB, 1972

Box 5 : 27-28

An integrated plan to protect Upper Newport Bay, 1973-1974.

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 5 : 30

Newport Bay recommended water quality management plan, 1973

Box 5 : 31

Newport Bay Watershed: San Diego Creek comprehensive stormwater sedimentation control plan, 1982

Box 5 : 32

San Joaquin marsh enhancement plan, revised plan for the University of California Natural System, 1997

Box 7 : 9

Upper Newport Bay management plan, undated

Box 5 : 33-35

Policies, regulations

Box 5 : 33

Fish and Game Code, 1974

Box 5 : 34

Grants and statues, 1919-1929

Box 5 : 35

Water quality control policy, 1967

Box 5 : 36-39

Presentations

Box 5 : 36

Advisory committee to the State Land Board, 1970

Box 5 : 37

The apocalyptic interface, 1970

Box 5 : 38

The pending tidelands exchange in Upper Newport Bay between the Irvine Company and the County of Orange, 1968

Box 5 : 39

Protection of the public interest in the California coastline, 1969

Box 5 : 40

Press releases, 1969 Grand Jury, 1969

Box 5 : 41-55 - 6 : 2

Reports

Box 5 : 41

Analysis of heavy metals and chlorinated hydrocarbons in Newport Bay sediments, 1972

Box 5 : 42

Biological ascertainment report, circa 1969- circa 1972

Box 5 : 43

Fish and wildlife habitat preservations, Upper Newport Bay, 1970

Box 5 : 44

Irvine Ranch Water District Upper Newport Bay and stream augmentation program, October 1979 - August 1980, 1980

Box 5 : 45

Letter from the Secretary of War, 1940

Box 2 : 25

Letter from the Acting Secretary of War, 1943

Box 2 : 26

National environmental policy act reassessment report for project in Orange County, in Irvine, Newport Beach and Costa Mesa, 1973

Box 5 : 46

Preliminary draft: Abatement of the impacts of urban encroachment on the San Joaquin Freshwater Marsh Reserve, 1975

Box 5 : 47

The present and future ecology of Upper Newport Bay, 1968

Box 5 : 48

Reconnaissance report, Upper Newport Bay, Orange County, California, 1993

Box 5 : 49

Report on the Upper Newport Bay land exchange proposal, 1963

Box FB 60 : 9

Oversize map, 1963

Box 5 : 50

Reports on resolution of Orange County Grand Jury regarding Upper Newport Bay land exchange agreement, 1969

Box 5 : 51

Report on the development of Upper Newport Bay and adjacent area, Orange County, California, 1952

Box 5 : 52

Residual waste data compilation and analysis, 1977

Box 5 : 53

San Joaquin Freshwater Marsh enhancement plan, biological resources section, 1991

Box 5 : 54

Upper Bay land exchange, 1963

Box 5 : 55

Upper Newport Bay land exchange plan: Report to State Lands Commission, 1966

Box 6 : 1

Upper Newport Bay studies, progress report, 1 July - 15 October, 1969,

Box 6 : 2

Three islands in Upper Newport Bay, 1974

Box 7 : 10

Uses of Newport Bay (Upper and Lower) as called for in the Newport Beach general plan, 1974

Box 6 : 3-4

Reviews

Box 6 : 3

Critique of reports by Wheeler North on Upper Newport Bay, circa 1969-circa 1974

Box 6 : 4

Critique on 3 progress reports concerning Upper Newport Bay, circa 1974

 

Resolutions

Box 7 : 11

Order 75-53 waste discharge requirements for the Irvine Company, Agricultural Division irrigation return flow Orange County, 1975

Box 7 : 11

Resolution 59-3 prescribing waste discharge requirements for the disposal of treated municipal and industrial wastes by the county sanitation districts of Orange County to the Pacific Ocean near the Santa Ana River mouth, 1968

Box 7 : 11

Resolution 75-36 identifying the San Diego Creek/Newport Bay watershed as a candidate for 208 planning, 1975

Box 7 : 11

Resolution 75-87 opposing identification of the proposed area-wide planning area, 1975

Box 6 : 5-

Studies

Box 6 : 5

Analysis of title to three islands in the Upper Newport Bay, 1973

Box 6 : 6

The archeological and paleontological resources of Upper Newport Bay, Orange County , California, circa 1971

Box 6 : 7

Avian use of UNB and other areas of the estuary/coastal lagoon ecosystem of Southern California, 1972

Box 6 : 8

Birds of the San Joaquin Marsh, 1971

Box 6 : 9

The birds of Upper Newport Bay, circa 1970

Box 6 : 10

Initial study and proposed negative declaration for phase I of the San Joaquin Reserve enhancement, 1997

Box 6 : 11

Political groups and the Upper Newport Bay, 1970

Box 6 : 12

Preliminary notes and recommendations for the rehabilitation of Upper Newport Bay, California, 1973

Box 6 : 13

Proposal for technical services: Upper Newport Bay and stream augmentation studies, 1980

Box 6 : 14

San Joaquin Freshwater Marsh Reserve - Management study, 1976

Box 6 : 15

The sedimentary environment at Newport Bay, California, 1959

Box 6 : 16

Southern California's deteriorating marine environment, 1973

Box 6 : 17

A Study of the master plan of regional parks for Orange County, circa 1969

Box 6 : 18

Upper Newport Bay, A bibliography, 1975

Box 6 : 19

Upper Newport Bay: Its past, present and future, 1972

Box 6 : 20

Upper Newport Bay, Orange County, California, circa 1971

Box 6 : 21

Wildlife and habitat inventory, Irvine General Planning Program, 1972