This collection includes correspondence, reports, contracts, plans, specifications, bonds, and other documents relating to
the early twentieth century development and construction of portions of Newport Beach, California. A significant volume of
the material in the collection relates to the city’s street system and includes documents related to improvements, paving,
closures, and openings. In addition to numerous bonds and contracts filed with the City of Newport Beach for work varying
from plumbing to garbage pick-up, the collection also contains items related to the construction of bulkheads and the dredging
of Newport Harbor.
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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 Sherman Library do not hold the copyright.