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Guide to the George Leidal Collection on the City of Irvine
MS-R030  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Processing Information
  • Biography
  • History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: George Leidal collection on the City of Irvine
    Dates: 1970-1973
    Collection number: MS-R030
    Creator: Leidal, George
    Collection Size: 4 linear feet (4 boxes)
    Repository: University of California, Irvine. Library. Special Collections and Archives.
    Irvine, California 92623-9557
    Abstract: This collection comprises files of George Leidal, a reporter employed by the Daily Pilot newspaper in Newport Beach, California. Leidal reported on the planning, incorporation, and early development of the City of Irvine, a master-planned community designed by architect William Pereira and developed by The Irvine Company. The materials are principally agenda packets of the Irvine City Council and Planning Commission, accompanied by some other files of other city and local area committees. Irvine was incorporated on December 28, 1971, and the files include the first City Council meeting held on that date.
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

    Access

    Collection open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the University of California. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact the Head of Special Collections and University Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    George Leidal collection on the City of Irvine. MS-R030. Special Collections and Archives, The UC Irvine Libraries, Irvine, California. Date accessed.
    For the benefit of current and future researchers, please cite any additional information about sources consulted in this collection, including permanent URLs, item or folder descriptions, and box/folder locations.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of George Leidal, date unknown.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Andre Ambrus, 2005.

    Biography

    George A. Leidal was a reporter working for the Daily Pilot, a newspaper published in Newport Beach, California. His residences included Irvine, California and later Key West, Florida.

    History

    The City of Irvine is a master-planned community located in Orange County, California. It was designed by architect William Pereira and developed by The Irvine Company. The first General Plan for the future city was issued in 1964, and Irvine was incorporated on December 28, 1971.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    This collection comprises files of George A. Leidal, a reporter employed by the Daily Pilot newspaper in Newport Beach, California. Leidal reported on the planning, incorporation, and early development of the City of Irvine, a master-planned community designed by architect William Pereira and developed by the Irvine Company. The materials are principally agenda packets of the Irvine City Council and Planning Commission, accompanied by some other files of other city and local area committees. Most agenda packets include meeting agendas, minutes of previous meetings, and background documents, such as city ordinances and planning documents that correspond to individual agenda items. Also included are handwritten and/or typewritten notes taken by Leidal that provide his perspectives on how the city was established and the issues that dominated early planning discussions. File dates were assigned by Leidal and generally correspond to the date of the relevant City Council meeting; in a few cases the file date is inaccurate. Several files document the first City Council elections, which were held in 1971. Irvine was incorporated on December 28, 1971, and the files include the first City Council meeting held on that date.

    Arrangement

    This collection is arranged topically.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Irvine (Calif.). City Council--Archives.
    Irvine (Calif.). Planning Commission--Archives.
    City planning--California--Orange County--Archives.
    Planned communities--California--Orange County--Archives.
    Irvine (Calif.)--Archives.

    Titles

    Irvine (Calif.). City Council.
    Irvine (Calif.). Planning Commission.
    Online Archive of California.