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Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors road records
mssHM 80341-80349  
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  • Descriptive Information
  • Biographical / Historical Note
  • Administrative Information
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Information

    Title: Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors road records
    Creator: Los Angeles County (Calif.). Board of Supervisors
    Date (inclusive): 1873-1902
    Identifier/Call Number: mssHM 80341-80349
    Physical Description: 9.4 Linear Feet (8 volumes, 1 folder)
    Repository: The Huntington Library
    The Huntington Library
    1151 Oxford Road
    San Marino, California 91108
    Email: reference@huntington.org
    Phone: (626) 405-2191
    Abstract: The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors was created by the California state legislature in 1852 and serves in an executive, legislative, and quasi-judicial capacity. The collection of road records consists of road books and other records that document the establishment of roads in Los Angeles County from 1873 to 1902.
    Language of Material: The collection is entirely in English.

    Biographical / Historical Note

    The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors was created by the California state legislature in 1852 and serves in an executive, legislative, and quasi-judicial capacity.

    Administrative Information

    Conditions Governing Access

    Collection is open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department.

    Conditions Governing Use

    The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    The collection was purchased from N.A. Kovach in 1943.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors road records, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

    Related Materials

    The Huntington has a collection of Los Angeles County Assessor's road maps, 1860-1897, that relate to the road records. See the record in the online catalog for a link to images of the maps on the Huntington Digital Library (HDL).

    Scope and Contents

    The road records kept by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors document ordinances, property boundaries, and construction details for various road building projects in Los Angeles County. The collection includes six volumes of road books; one volume identified as "Road Orders. Ordinance Book 1 and Minute Books [1 and 2 of the Court of Sessions]," which includes Court of Sessions entries on road matters from 1851; one index volume including an alphabetical listing of street names, a property index of matters in the City Archives (Volumes 5-31 inclusive) effecting real property within the boundaries of the present city limits, as well as items from the Municipal and County records (p.1-177; references to archives and county records are in red), and a miscellaneous list of items not located (p.179-188), with numbers on the map index corresponding to the pages where the references are found; and a loose manuscript identified as "Specifications for the construction of the New Santa Susanna Pass Road."

    Arrangement

    The records are arranged alphabetically.

    Indexing Terms

    Subjects - Corporate Names

    Los Angeles County (Calif.). Board of Supervisors

    Subjects - Geographic Names

    Los Angeles County (Calif.) -- History -- 19th century
    Los Angeles County (Calif.) -- History -- 20th century
    Los Angeles County (Calif.) -- Maps

    Subjects - Topics

    City Planning -- California -- Los Angeles County
    Roads -- California -- Los Angeles County
    Roads -- Drawings

    Forms and Genres of Material

    Road maps -- Los Angeles County (Calif.)