This collection comprises municipal documents and other materials related to the planning and development of the City of Newport
Incorporated in 1906, the City of Newport Beach was initially a small, isolated tourist destination, with seasonal residents
occupying self-supporting villages such as Lido Isle and the Balboa Peninsula. During the 1940s and 1950s, more permanent
residents moved to Newport Beach due to importation of water from the Colorado River, highway expansion, and the growing military
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Property rights reside with the University of California. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and
their heirs. Some materials are in the public domain. For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact the Head
of Special Collections and Archives.
The collection is open for research.