Guide to the Pacific National Fire Insurance Company Records of Orange County Buildings

Processed by Su Kim Chung; machine-readable finding aid created by James Ryan
Special Collections and Archives
The UCI Libraries
P.O. Box 19557
University of California
Irvine, California 92623-9557
Phone: (949) 824-3947
Fax: (949) 824-2472
Email: spcoll@uci.edu
URL: http://www.lib.uci.edu/rrsc/speccoll.html
© 1998
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

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Guide to the Pacific National Fire Insurance Company Records of Orange County Buildings

Collection number: MS-R 41

Special Collections and Archives

The UCI Libraries



University of California

Irvine, California

Contact Information

  • Special Collections and Archives
  • The UCI Libraries
  • P.O. Box 19557
  • University of California
  • Irvine, California 92623-9557
  • Phone: (949) 824-3947
  • Fax: (949) 824-2472
  • Email: spcoll@uci.edu
  • URL: http://www.lib.uci.edu/rrsc/speccoll.html
Processed by:
Su Kim Chung
Date Completed:
1998
Encoded by:
James Ryan
© 1998 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Pacific National Fire Insurance Company Records of Orange County Buildings
Date (inclusive): 1942-1951
Collection number: MS-R041
Creator: Pacific National Fire Insurance Company
Extent: Number of containers: 1 document box

Linear feet: .2 linear foot
Repository: University of California, Irvine. Library. Special Collections and Archives.
Irvine, California 92623-9557
Abstract: The collection consists of maps, photographs, and descriptive text on various buildings in Orange County, California, primarily public institutions. The Pacific National Fire Insurance Company in Santa Ana, California produced these records between 1942 and 1951 for insurance purposes. The photographs and maps provide visual documentation of the buildings and their surroundings as they appeared in the 1940's and the accompanying text provides detailed information on construction, location, size, and maintenance.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

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 University Archives.

Preferred Citation

Pacific National Fire Insurance Company Records of Orange County Buildings. MS-R 41. Special Collections and Archives, The UCI 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.

Acquisition Information

Gift of David A. Lewis in 1988.

Processing History

Processed by Su Kim Chung in 1998.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of maps, photographs, and descriptive text on various buildings in Orange County, California, primarily public institutions. The Pacific National Fire Insurance Company in Santa Ana, California produced these records between 1942 and 1951 for insurance purposes. The photographs and maps provide visual documentation of the buildings and their surroundings as they appeared in the 1940's and the accompanying text provides detailed information on construction, location, size, and maintenance.
Each group of maps, photos, and text documents a building or group of buildings. The building types include fire station, hospital, airport, and court house. This arrangement reflects the original order of the material, which was acquired in a binder labeled "Facts and Comments Regarding Sound Insurance #2."
The collection is organized alphabetically by building type, and the container list indicates the individual Orange County cities where the various buildings were located. A miscellaneous category contains information on two buildings not integrated within the other building groups. Although most of the building groups have complete documentation, a few groups lack text, maps, or photographs. The following groups do not have text: Buena Park's American Legion Hall, Agriculture, Airport, Detention Home, Fire Stations, Radio and Miscellaneous. The Detention Home lacks photographs, and the Fire Stations lack maps.

Indexing Terms

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

Subjects

Pacific National Fire Insurance Company--Archival resources.
Insurance companies--California--Orange County--Archival resources.
Courthouses--California--Orange County--Archival resources.
Fire stations--California--Orange County--Archival resources.
Hospitals--California--Orange County--Archival resources.
Libraries--California--Orange County--Archival resources.
Parks--California--Orange County--Archival resources.
Water districts--California--Orange County--Archival resources.
Orange County (Calif.)--Archival resources.

Genres and Forms of Material

Architectural photographs--California--Orange County.
Blueprints.
Photographic prints--California--Orange County.
Maps--California--Orange County.

Index Terms Related to this Collection

Lewis, David A., former owner.
Online Archive of California.


Container List

Box 1, Folder 1

Agricultural Center, Anaheim

Box 1, Folder 2

Airport

Box 1, Folder 2

American Legion Halls

Box 1, Folder 3

Buena Park

Box 1, Folder 3

Costa Mesa

Box 1, Folder 3

Court houses and county buildings

Box 1, Folder 4

Santa Ana

Box 1, Folder 4

Hall of Records

Box 1, Folder 4

Old Court House

Box 1, Folder 4

County Jail

Box 1, Folder 4

County Garage

Box 1, Folder 4

Court House Annex

Box 1, Folder 4

Welfare Building

Box 1, Folder 4

Costa Mesa

Box 1, Folder 4

Justice Court

Box 1, Folder 5

Detention Home, Santa Ana

Box 1, Folder 6

Dog Pound, Santa Ana

Box 1, Folder 6

Fire stations

Box 1, Folder 7

Costa Mesa

Box 1, Folder 7

Cypress

Box 1, Folder 7

La Habra

Box 1, Folder 7

Los Alamitos

Box 1, Folder 7

Midway City

Box 1, Folder 7

Modjeska

Box 1, Folder 7

Ocean View

Box 1, Folder 7

Olive

Box 1, Folder 7

Orange

Box 1, Folder 7

Red Hill

Box 1, Folder 7

Santa Ana Gardens

Box 1, Folder 7

San Juan Capistrano

Box 1, Folder 7

Silverado #1 and #2

Box 1, Folder 7

South Laguna

Box 1, Folder 7

Sun Garden

Box 1, Folder 7

Trabuco

Box 1, Folder 7

West Anaheim

Box 1, Folder 7

Buena Park

Box 1, Folder 7

Garden Grove

Box 1, Folder 7

Sunset Beach

Box 1, Folder 7

Yorba Linda

Box 1, Folder 8

Hospital, Santa Ana

Box 1, Folder 8

Libraries

Box 1, Folder 9

Silverado Canyon

Box 1, Folder 9

Olive

Box 1, Folder 9

Trabuco Canyon

Box 1, Folder 9

Brea

Box 1, Folder 9

La Habra

Box 1, Folder 9

San Juan Capistrano

Box 1, Folder 9

Garden Grove

Box 1, Folder 9

Westminster

Box 1, Folder 9

Parks

Box 1, Folder 10

Irvine Park

Box 1, Folder 10

Garden Grove

Box 1, Folder 10

Costa Mesa

Box 1, Folder 10

Sigler Park (Westminster)

Box 1, Folder 10

O'Neill Park (Trabuco Canyon)

Box 1, Folder 11

Radio station

Box 1, Folder 11

Road Department

Box 1, Folder 12

Santa Ana

Box 1, Folder 12

Garden Grove

Box 1, Folder 12

Fullerton

Box 1, Folder 12

Water District

Box 1, Folder 13

Buena Park

Box 1, Folder 13

Garden Grove

Box 1, Folder 13

San Juan Capistrano

Box 1, Folder 13

Westminster

Box 1, Folder 13

South Laguna

Box 1, Folder 13

Midway City

Box 1, Folder 13

Miscellaneous

Box 1, Folder 14

County Yard

Box 1, Folder 14

Flood Control Yard

Box 1, Folder 14

County Storage

Box 1, Folder 14

Maintenance Department

Box 1, Folder 14

Model airplane field