Finding Aid for the Porphyry Paving Company Records, 1888-1898

Processed by Manuscripts Division staff; machine-readable finding aid created by Alight Tsai and Caroline Cubé
UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
Manuscripts Division
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
© 2002
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Finding Aid for the Porphyry Paving Company Records, 1888-1898

Collection number: 676

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA

Contact Information

  • Manuscripts Division
  • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
  • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
  • Box 951575
  • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
  • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
  • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
  • URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
Processed by:
Manuscripts Division staff
Encoded by:
Alight Tsai
Encoding supervision by:
Caroline Cubé
Text converted and initial container list EAD tagging by:
Apex Data Services
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, March 2003
© 2002 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Porphyry Paving Company Records,
Date (inclusive): 1888-1898
Collection number: 676
Creator: Porphyry Paving Company
Extent: 14 boxes (7.0 linear ft.) 1 oversize box
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

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Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

Additional Physical Form Available

A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Department of Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
  • Public Services Division
  • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
  • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
  • Box 951575
  • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
  • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
  • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Porphyry Paving Company Records (Collection 676). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

Scope and Content

Collection contains correspondence, minute books, articles of incorporation, by-laws, reports on operations and personnel, time books, payroll records, legal papers, papers relating to stockholders' meetings, accounts and other financial records relating to the company's Los Angeles and San Bernardino offices. A few papers concerning the Excelsior Paving Company, San Diego are included.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Porphyry Paving Co.--Archives.
Excelsior Paving Co.--Archives.


Container List

Box 1

Articles of incorporation; by-laws; minute book of meetings of the stockholders and the Board of Directors; papers relating to stockholder's meetings, proxys, resignations, reports of assets and liabilities of the company, and a few papers concerning the Excelsior Paving Company, San Deigo, California.

Boxes 2-4

Correspondence.

Box 5

Papers relating to operations of the company at Los Angeles and San Bernardino, California.

Box 6

Reports of the Superintendent, Secretary, City Manager and General Manager.

Boxes 7-8

Legal papers, records of litigation involving the company.

Box 9

Time books, time checks and drivers' checks.

Box 10

Payrolls and statements of vouchers.

Box 11

Vouchers.

Box 12

Bills, receipts and paid and cancelled notes.

Box 13

Cancelled checks and statements.

Boxes 14-15

Check book stubs.