This collection contains the files kept by Dr. Norman Topping for part of the time he served on the Board of Directors of
the Southern California Rapid Transit District. Topping was the president of USC from 1958-1970. His files on the SCRTD include
correspondence, publications, minutes, and maps documenting the agency's operations in the second half of the 1960s.
The Southern California Rapid Transit District (SCRTD) was formed in 1964 by the California State Legislature. Its mandate
was to plan, construct, operate, and otherwise provide most of the public transportation for Los Angeles County (excluding
the Antelope Valley, most of the Angeles National Forest, and the offshore islands). The SCRTD was governed by a Board of
Directors that had eleven members.
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The collection contains published articles; researchers are reminded of the copyright restrictions imposed by publishers on
reusing their articles and parts of books. It is the responsibility of researchers to acquire permission from publishers when
reusing such materials. The copyright to unpublished materials belongs to the heirs of the writers. Permission to publish,
quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.