Guide to the Collection on the Orange County, California Centennial Year
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Title: Collection on the Orange County, California Centennial Year
Collection Number: MS-R059
0.3 linear feet
(1 box and 1 oversized folder)
Languages: The collection is in English.
University of California, Irvine. Library. Special Collections and Archives.
Irvine, California 92623-9557
Abstract: This collection comprises publications created for the Orange County, California Centennial Year celebration in 1988-1989,
including programs, brochures, magazines, and newsletters.
Important Information for Researchers
The collection is open for research.
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 Archives.
Collection on the Orange County, California Centennial Year. MS-R059. 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.
Processed by Audrey Pearson, 2007.
In January 1889 Representative Eugene E. Edwards introduced a bill in the California State Assembly to create a new county,
Orange County, in the southern region of what was then Los Angeles County. The bill passed in the Assembly in February and
the Senate in March, and the act was signed by Governor Robert W. Waterman on March 11, 1889. Orange County's government
became operational on August 1, 1889.
In 1989 Orange County Centennial, Inc., a privately funded non-profit committee, organized more than 150 programs and events
throughout the county in celebration of its hundredth anniversary. The festivities were capped by a birthday party on August
1. Many publications were produced to celebrate the centennial year. Additionally, a time capsule containing historical
documents and examples of popular culture and contemporary technology was buried at the Old County Courthouse in Santa Ana.
Some of these programs have continued annually, including a Centennial Scholarship for Orange County students.
Collection Scope and Content Summary
This collection comprises publications created for Orange County's Centennial Year celebration, including programs, brochures,
magazines, and newsletters highlighting events.
This collection is arranged alphabetically by format.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Orange County (Calif.) -- Archives.
Orange County (Calif.) -- Centennial celebrations -- Archives.
Orange County (Calif.) -- History.
Genres and Formats of Materials
Programs -- Orange County (Calif.) -- 20th century.
Box : Folder 1 : 2
Orange County Transportation Commission: 100 Traffic Solutions
Box : Folder 1 : 4-6
Celebrate: Orange County's First 100 Years (A three-part supplement to the
Los Angeles Times)
Box : Folder 1 : 8
OC100: Celebrate the Spirit 1889-1989
Box : Folder 1 : 9
Cycling Celebration, Centennial Bike Tour and Festival
Box : Folder 1 : 10
Fifty-third Annual Conference of the National Association of Counties
Box : Folder 1 : 11
First Annual Conference of Orange County History
Box : Folder 1 : 12
Box : Folder 1 : 13
Report: Orange County Centennial Final Report