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Finding Aid for the John W. Fisher papers, 1900-1959
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  • Biography
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  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: John W. Fisher papers
    Date (inclusive): 1900-1959
    Collection number: 261
    Creator: John W. Fisher, 1873-1959.
    Extent: 2 boxes (1 linear ft.)
    Abstract: The collection consists of the personal papers of John W. Fisher, owner of The Fisher Lumber Company, Santa Monica, California. The collection includes letters and postcards, photographs, financial records, clippings, certificates and membership cards, a few event programs and an American flag.
    Language: Finding aid is written in English.
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library 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 UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Access

    Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Mrs. John W. Fisher, April 1960.

    Processing Note

    Processed by Yasmin Damshenas in the Center for Primary Research and Training (CFPRT), with assistance from Megan Hahn Fraser, September 2011.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], John W. Fisher papers (Collection Number 261). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    Biography

    John W. Fisher (1873-1959) was an Iowa native and long-time resident of Santa Monica. He became a successful lumberman and owner of the Fisher Lumber Company in 1924. Fisher's philanthropic work extended to such organizations as the First Methodist Church in Santa Monica, the Santa Monica Young Men's Christian Association, the Santa Monica chapter of the Red Cross, Santa Monica City College and Boys' Town, Nebraska. Fisher was closely involved with the development of the city of Santa Monica, both as a member of the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce and as Treasurer for the Board of Freeboarders which helped draft a new city charter in 1946. He also served on the Santa Monica City Planning Commission in 1954 until he was forced to retire due to health reasons later that year. He passed away on August 9, 1959.

    Scope and Content

    The collection consists of the personal papers of John W. Fisher, long-time resident of Santa Monica, California, and owner of The Fisher Lumber Company. Fisher was an active philanthropist and also involved in the development of the city of Santa Monica during the 1940s and 50s. Documents in this collection include letters and postcards, photographs, financial records, clippings, certificates and membership cards, a few event programs and an American flag.

    Indexing Terms

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

    Subjects

    Fisher, John W., 1873-1959--Archives.
    Businessmen--California--Santa Monica.