Finding Aid for the Monrovia (California) Records, 1886-1946

Processed by Brooke Whiting; machine-readable finding aid created by 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.

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Finding Aid for the Monrovia (California) Records, 1886-1946

Collection number: 332

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:
Brooke Whiting, June 1959
Encoded 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: Monrovia (California) Records,
Date (inclusive): 1886-1946
Collection number: 332
Creator: Monrovia (California)
Extent: 49 boxes (24.5 linear ft.) 7 oversize boxes
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: The town of Monrovia, California was founded by W.N. Monroe in 1886. The collection consists of correspondence and reports of the various departments of Monrovia's city government including material on the development of water resources in the Monrovia area.
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

Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. 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.

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

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

  • Gift of Monrovia Town Council, 1952.
  • Records were originally housed in the Monrovia town archive.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Monrovia (California) Records (Collection 332). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

Biography

The town of Monrovia, California was founded by W.N. Monroe in 1886.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of correspondence and reports of the various departments of the city government of Monrovia, California. Includes material on the development of water resources in the Monrovia area.

Expanded Scope and Content

The town of Monrovia was founded by W.N. Monroe in 1886, and the records contained in the town archive date from the first year of its existence.
These records were received by the Library in September, 1952, after a decision of the Monrovia Town Council to release them for research purposes. Most of the records are preserved in their original order of filing; some of the correspondence and reports of town officials, however, were received by the Library in a disorganized condition. These have been grouped by office of the town government.
The attached finding list must be used for preliminary study of the contents of the archive. If materials are requested for use, the original filing order within the individual folders must not be disturbed. One folder only will be used at a time.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Monrovia (Calif.)--Archives.
Monrovia (Calif.)--Politics and government--Archival resources.


Container List

 

Bound Volumes

 

Monrovia, California. Engineering and Water Department

Box 50, Volume 1

Correspondence. September 30, 1910-August 23, 1911.

Box 51, Volume 2

Consumers' record. February 1891-July 1892.

Box 52, Volume 3

Consumers' record. August 1901-July 1902.

Box 52, Volume 4

Consumers' record. August 1903-July 1904.

Box 52, Volume 5

Consumers' record. August 1904-July 1905.

Box 51, Volume 6

Consumers' record. August 1905-July 1908.

Box 53, Volume 7

Voucher register. January 1908-February 1914.

Box 54, Volume 8

Voucher register. January 1909-June 1911.

Box 50, Volume 9

Statement of water consumers' ledger. October 1914-June 1922.

Box 55, Volume 10

Monrovia water development record. 1918-1936; annual reports and operating cost. 1923-1926, 1918-1936.

 

Monrovia, California. Park Department

Box 50, Volume 11

Municipal plunge record. June 1929-September 1947.

 

Monrovia, California. License Bureau

Box 56, Volume 12

Register of licenses. 1888.

Box 56, Volume 13

Register of licenses. 1915-1924.

 

Document Boxes

Box 1

Reports to the Board of Trustees. 1887-1912. City Clerk, Finance Committee, Treasurer, Street Superintendent, Recorder, City Engineer and Water Superintendent, Tax Collector, Receiving and Disbursing Committee, Communications to the Board.

Box 2

Reports to the Board of Trustees. 1912-1936. City Engineer and Water Superintendent. 1912-1927, City Treasurer and Tax Collector. 1913-1933, City Manager. 1924-1926, Humane Society Officer. 1920-1925, Building Inspector. 1928-1936.

Box 3

Reports to the Board of Trustees. 1916-1942. Police Department and City Marshall.

Box 4

Reports to the Board of Trustees. 1919-1933. Health Department.

Box 5

Proceedings and Committee Meetings of the Board of Trustees. 1894-1899, including transcript of the second meeting of the Monrovia Water Committee. December 7, 1894. Register of the Monrovia Municipal Auto Camp. 1924-1925. Miscellaneous bills and receipts. Auditor's copies of business licences. July 1, 1945-July 1, 1946. Library warrants. August 1, 1934-June 30, 1938.

Box 6

Ordinances and resolutions of the Board of Trustees. 1894-1912. Notices of appropriation of water rights. 1892-1894. Specifications and plans chiefly for improvements in the Water Department. 1894-1912.

Box 7

Agreements and contracts chiefly for improvements made in the city water system. 1894-1912. Bids for work to be done chiefly on the city water system. 1894-1912.

Box 8

Electors certificates, nomination papers, oaths of office and certificates of appointment. 1894-1928. City officials' bonds. 1894-1913.

Box 9

Affidavits of publication of notices (sealed proposals, invitation for proposals, award of contract, delinquent taxes etc.). 1894-1938.

Boxes 10, 11

Petitions to the Board of trustees. 1913-1936.

Box 12

State Compensation Insurance Fund Reports. 1930-1936. Requests for permits. 1928-1936. Correspondence re licenses. 1930-1935. Receipts for assessment rolls. 1924-1927. Municipal Auto Park Reports and Correspondence. 1929-1932. Applications for Positions. 1927-1934. Notifications of special meetings of the City Council. 1927-1935. Opinions of the City Attorney. 1925-1933. Monrovia Official Budget. 1914-1927.

Boxes 13, 14

Numbered folders containing reports of city officials, special reports and correspondence for the period: 1914-1924 (folders numbered 1-121).

Boxes 15-19

Marked folders containing annual and monthly reports of city officials. Record of council meetings, correspondence and miscellaneous papers. Each folder is clearly marked as to contents. July 1925-June 1926.

Boxes 20-23

Marked folders containing annual and monthly reports of city officials. Record of council meetings, correspondence and miscellaneous papers. Each folder is clearly marked as to contents. July 1926-June 1927.

Boxes 24-28

Monrovia City Clerk's Office. In correspondence. 1904-1946.

Note

Request correspondence (Boxes 24-30) by year desired.
Boxes 29 - 30

Monrovia City Clerk's Office. Out correspondence. 1913-1946.

Note

Request correspondence (Boxes 24-30) by year desired.
 

Filing Boxes

Boxes 31-49

Correspondence, reports of city officials, legal and miscellaneous papers for the period. 1928-1946. Original archival arrangement. Folders are marked as to contents.