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Finding Aid for the John W. Fisher papers, 1900-1959
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Box 1, Folder 1

Business files - Lumber and Century Federal 1941-1959

Scope and Content Note

Letters from JWF to employees, letters from suppliers, financial details such as wages, price lists and trial balances. Includes photographs of lumber businesses, some of which document a fire at Fisher Lumber. Covers JWF's time with Fisher-Schwartz Lumber, Fisher Lumber and Century Federal Saving and Loan Association.
Box 1, Folder 2

Board of Freeholders 1946

Scope and Content Note

Documents from JWF's tenure as Treasurer for the Board of Freeholders that drafted a new charter for the city of Santa Monica. Includes drafts of charter, letters and some financial records.
Box 1, Folder 3

Santa Monica City Planning Commission 1954

Scope and Content Note

Letters and certificate of merit from JWF's tenure as a member of the City Planning Commission.
Box 1, Folder 4

Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce 1943-1959

Scope and Content Note

Documents related to JWF's membership with the Chamber of Commerce. Includes a financial report, letters and list of committee members.
Box 1, Folder 5

Letters and postcards 1943-1958

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence mentioning of the death of JWF's daughter, Marjorie Fox, as well a postcard/mailer from Richard Nixon's 1952 vice presidential campaign.
Box 1, Folder 6

Charitable donations ca. 1948-1959

Scope and Content Note

Letters either requesting support (often later annotated with details regarding contribution amount and check number), or thanking JWF for his contribution. Organizations represented in this file include the Santa Monica Chapter of the American Red Cross; Santa Monica City College; Father Flanagan's Boys' Town, Nebraska; and Santa Monica Hospital.
Box 1, Folder 7

First Methodist Church 1950-1959

Scope and Content Note

Documents reflecting JFW's support of the First Methodist Church of Santa Monica, include letters, budgets, annual reports, and a program for a memorial event.
Box 1, Folder 8

Santa Monica Young Men's Christian Association 1952-1959

Scope and Content Note

Documents highlighting JFW's involvement with the Santa Monica YMCA, include letters, summary of annual planning conference, advisory board agendas and minutes, budgets, and list of committees.
Box 1, Folder 9

Clippings ca. 1926-1954

Box 2, Folder 1

Rotary Club 1953-1959

Scope and Content Note

Documents related to JFW's membership with the Rotary Club. Includes assembly program, lists of officers and committee members, letters and group photographs.
Box 2, Folder 2

Certificates 1934-1959

Scope and Content Note

Certificates awarded to JWF for membership, achievement, service and contributions.
Box 2, Folder 3

Cards 1914-1959

Scope and Content Note

Cards collected by JWF, including membership cards for a variety of organizations such as the International Concatenated Order of Hoo-Hoo, Elk's Lodge, Al Malaikah Temple, Free and Accepted Masons, Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club, and Boys' Town.
Box 2, Folder 4

Home Loan and Insurance 1929 and 1942

Scope and Content Note

Certificates, letters and clipping.
Box 2, Folder 5

Automobile 1953-1957

Scope and Content Note

Driving exam score sheet and temporary licenses for JWF.
Box 2, Folder 6

Programs 1950-1958

Scope and Content Note

Programs that JWF saved from various events, including his granddaughter's graduation.
Box 2, Folder 7

Photographs ca. 1911-1952

Scope and Content Note

Include family snapshots, portraits, group photographs.
Box 2, Folder 8

California Building-Loan League 1930

Scope and Content Note

Group photograph taken at Hotel del Coronado in San Diego.
Box 2, Folder 9

American flag ca. 1900s

Box 2, Folder 10

Obituary 1959 August 9

Scope and Content Note

Includes JWF's obituary from The California Lumber Merchant, funeral program and guest book.