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Guide to the La Jolla Shores Association Records
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  • Overview of the Collection
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  • Access Terms
  • Administrative Information
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  • Scope and Contents

  • Overview of the Collection

    Collection Title: La Jolla Shores Association Records
    Dates: 1926-1973
    Bulk Dates: 1964-1972
    Identification: MS-0145
    Creator: La Jolla Shores Association
    Physical Description: 18.84 linear ft
    Language of Materials: English
    Repository: Special Collections & University Archives
    5500 Campanile Dr. MC 8050
    San Diego, CA, 92182-8050
    URL: http://library.sdsu.edu/scua
    Email: scref@rohan.sdsu.edu
    Phone: 619-594-6791

    Historical Note:

    The La Jolla Shores Association was formed in 1966. Still active today, it is made up of volunteers who live, own property, or own/operate a business in La Jolla, CA. The association was formed to protect the architectural and environmental character of the La Jolla area, allowing it to maintain its "distinctive identity" as one of Southern California's coastal communities. In 1967, the City Council adopted the La Jolla Community Plan which was written by local residents. Between 1971 and 1972 funds were authorized for city staff to work with the La Jolla Shores Association on issues such as housing, limitations on development, parks, and beautification of the area; this partnership resulted in the creation of the La Jolla Shores Precise Plan which was adopted by the San Diego City Council in November of 1972. The Planned District Ordinance (PDO) was then created to implement the La Jolla Shores Precise Plan. The PDO was also responsible for the establishment of the La Jolla Shores Planned District Advisory Board. Comprised of seven local residents appointed by the mayor, the board reviews all permit applications and reports their findings to the City Planning Director.
    In order to represent local interests, the La Jolla Shores Association collaborates with both local and state government agencies. Monthly meetings are held to discuss issues such as the protection and preservation of the local environment, building permits, transportation, local businesses, and other community issues. Meeting minutes are available on the Association's website.

    Access Terms

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

    Corporate Name:

    La Jolla Shores Association -- Archives
    La Jolla Shores Association -- History -- Sources

    Genre/Form of Material:

    Organizational Records

    Geographic Name:

    La Jolla (San Diego, Calif.) -- Social life and customs -- Sources

    Topical Term:

    City planning -- California -- San Diego -- History -- 20th century -- 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, La Jolla Shores Association Records, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.

    Arrangement of Materials:

    I. La Jolla Shores Association, 1963-1973
         1. La Jolla Shores Files
         2. Bound Files
    II. General Office Files, 1926-1973
         1. Individuals and Organizations
         2. Periodicals
    III. Newspaper and Magazine Clippings, 1964-1974
    IV. Community Attitude Survey, 1970
    V. Oversized Materials

    Scope and Contents

    The La Jolla Shores Association Records document the history of the association from 1926-1973, with the bulk of the materials created from 1964-1972.  The entire collection consists of paper materials such as correspondence, reports, and meeting minutes.  The collection has been divided into five series: La Jolla Shores Association, General Office Files, Newspaper and Magazine Clippings, Community Attitude Survey, and Oversized Materials.
    The La Jolla Shores Association series documents the early years of the association.  Records date from 1963-1973; some items are not dated.  The series includes a wide range of materials including La Jolla Shores Board of Directors correspondence; Planned District announcements, questionnaires, ordinance, proposals, research, and studies; the Protective Association's correspondence, minutes, and statements; and the La Jolla Shores Association by-laws and minutes.  The series is divided into two sub-series: La Jolla Shores Files and Bound Files.  All materials are organized alphabetically.
    The General Office Files document the individuals and organizations connected with the La Jolla Shores Association.  Records in this collection date from 1926-1973, with the bulk of the documents ranging from 1965-1972.  This series constitutes the bulk of the collection and includes reports, correspondence, newsletters, agendas, minutes, bulletins, and brochures from a multitude of individuals and organizations. Organizations included in this collection are: American Viewpoint, Inc., or the Council for Citizenship Education; C-3, or Citizens Coordinate for Century III; the California Roadside Council; Friends of the UCSD Library; as well as various City and County of San Diego organizations, including the Chamber of Commerce and City Council.  Also included in this series are periodicals such as Journal of San Diego History and San Diego Magazine.  The series has two sub-series: Individuals and Organizations and Periodicals.  All materials are organized alphabetically.
    The Newspaper and Magazine Clippings date from 1964-1974.  Included in this series are clippings from the La Jolla-Light Journal; tourist brochures from around San Diego; articles about political trends, economics, and environmental concerns; news briefs from the La Jolla Shores Association meetings; and materials about community development.  There is no filing order.
    The Community Attitude Survey series is dated 1970.  The survey was sponsored by the La Jolla Historical Society, La Jolla Shores Protective Association, La Jollans, Inc., All Who Love La Jolla, and the La Jolla Town Council.  It was printed in the July 23 issue of the La Jolla Light-Journal, and passed out to residents at several locations around La Jolla.  The survey consisted of five yes or no questions.  There is no filing order.
    The Oversized Materials series dates from 1969-1972; some items are not dated.  Included in this series is an undated La Jolla Street Map.  All materials are organized alphabetically.