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Westwood Hills Property Owners Association. Records. 1963-2002.
University Archives Record Series 813  
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  • Title: Westwood Hills Property Owners Association. Records.
    Identifier/Call Number: University Archives Record Series 813
    Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 4.0 linear ft. (10 boxes)
    Date (inclusive): 1963-2002
    Abstract: Record Series 813 contains the collected records of the Westwood Hills Property Owners Association, covering a period from the early seventies to 2002. Included are environmental impact reports and development plans created by UCLA throughout this time, as well as correspondence, organizational materials, and newspaper clippings.
    Creator: Westwood Hills Property Owners Association.


    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Publication rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the UCLA University Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the UCLA University Archives as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
    Copyright of this record series is held by Westwood Hills Property Owners Association.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Westwood Hills Property Owners Association. Records (University Archives Record Series 813). UCLA Library Special Collections, University Archives.

    Historical note

    Established in 1958, the Westwood Hills Property Owners Association (WHPOA) is a volunteer neighborhood organization which has been dedicated to protecting homeowners' interests in and around Westwood, monitoring such issues as housing, noise, transportation, and local business.

    Scope and Contents note

    Record Series 813 represents the files of the Westwood Hills Property Owners Association from roughly 1975 to 2002, as collected by its then president, Harriet Miller. The Westwood Hills Property Owners Association lobbied against UCLA’s construction of several new facilities, including residence halls and an athletic complex. In 1977, Miller and the WHPOA sued the UC Regents over their plan to construct a new residence hall against the wishes of the Association. They were also active in efforts to stop construction of an $84 million retail-theater complex in Westwood Village during the mid-nineties by real estate developer Ira Smedra. The contents of this collection comprise notes, clippings, correspondence, and other organizational materials of the WHPOA, as well as numerous environmental impact reports, studies, and plans created by UCLA and then passed on to WHPOA for review.

    Arrangement note

    Materials are arranged chronologically in four series – 1. studies and reports, 2. development plans, 3. correspondence, and 4. clippings and organizational materials.
    Within each series, materials are organized chronologically and according to material type at the file level, except for series 1.2 – “Environmental impact reports/assessments” and series 2.1 – “Long-range development plans” - which are organized at the item level.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 7635819 

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Miller, Harriet
    Smedra, Ira
    University of California, Los Angeles.
    Young, Charles E. (Charles Edward), 1931-
    College students--Housing--United States
    Communication in community development
    Environmental impact statements--California
    Environmental policy – Citizen participation
    Land use--United States--Planning
    Real estate development
    University of California, Los Angeles--Admistration
    University of California, Los Angeles--Buildings