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County of Los Angeles Land Use Survey Maps: Finding Aid
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Scope and Content
  • Related materials in the Huntington Library
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: County of Los Angeles Land Use Survey Maps
    Dates (inclusive): 1936-1939
    Collection Number: LACoPRC Maps
    Creator: Los Angeles County (Calif.). Regional Planning Commission.
    Extent: 16 volumes
    Repository: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. Rare Books Department
    1151 Oxford Road
    San Marino, California 91108
    Phone: (626) 405-2191
    Email: reference@huntington.org
    URL: http://www.huntington.org
    Abstract: This collection contains 17 atlases of land use maps for areas in Los Angeles County, California, made between 1936 and 1939. The maps were created by the Regional Planning Commission of the County of Los Angeles in conjunction with the Work Projects Administration (WPA) for use in preparing the County's Master Plan of Land Use.
    Language: English.
    Note:
    Finding aid last updated on September 26, 2014.

    Administrative Information

    Access

    Open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information, contact Reader Services.

    Publication Rights

    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 permission rests with the researcher.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item]. County of Los Angeles Land Use Survey Maps, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

    Provenance

    Gift of the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors in 1983.

    Historical Note

    The Los Angeles County Regional Planning Commission was formed in 1922 to advise the Board of Supervisors on all planning issues. In January 1936, the Federal Work Projects Administration, under the sponsorship of the Regional Planning Commission, began conducting a survey of natural land types and existing land cover and use in the Los Angeles metropolitan area, to facilitate the creation of a Master Plan of Land Use, as required by the 1937 California Planning Act. The survey was completed in July 1940 and culminated in volumes of colored maps, charts, and tables, and land use reports and recommendations.

    References

    Los Angeles County (Calif.). Regional Planning Commission. Master Plan of Land Use Inventory: and Classification (Los Angeles, 1941).

    Scope and Content

    This collection contains 17 atlases (in 16 volumes) of land use survey maps for areas in Los Angeles County, California, made between 1936 and 1939. The maps were created by the Regional Planning Commission of the County of Los Angeles in conjunction with the Work Projects Administration (WPA) for use in preparing the County's Master Plan of Land Use.
    Regions were grouped according to United States Census Tracts, and the maps survey the cities and tracts included in the statistical areas of Alhambra, Beverly Hills, Burbank, Compton, El Monte, Glendale/La Canada, Inglewood, Long Beach, North (Covina area), Puente Hills, Pomona, the San Gabriel Valley, Santa Monica, Southeast/Norwalk, Torrance/San Pedro, Vernon, and Whittier. The maps are colored to reflect different classifications of land uses including open land, farming, residence, commerce, industry, utility, institution, and recreation.

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    Arrangement

    The atlases are arranged numerically according to the book numbers written on the volume covers.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the Huntington Library's Online Catalog.  

    Subjects

    Land use -- California -- Los Angeles County -- Maps.
    Regional planning -- California -- Los Angeles County -- Maps.
    Zoning -- California -- Los Angeles County -- Maps.
    Alhambra (Calif.) -- Maps.
    Beverly Hills (Calif.) -- Maps.
    Burbank (Los Angeles County, Calif.) -- Maps.
    Compton (Calif.) -- Maps.
    El Monte (Calif.) -- Maps.
    Glendale (Calif.) -- Maps.
    Inglewood (Calif.) -- Maps.
    La Cañada (Calif.) -- Maps.
    La Puente (Calif.) -- Maps.
    Long Beach (Calif.) -- Maps.
    Los Angeles County (Calif.) -- Maps.
    Norwalk (Calif.) -- Maps.
    Pomona (Calif.) -- Maps.
    San Gabriel (Calif.) -- Maps.
    San Pedro (Los Angeles, Calif.) -- Maps.
    Santa Monica (Calif.) -- Maps.
    Torrance (Calif.) -- Maps.
    Vernon (Calif.) -- Maps.
    Whittier (Calif.) -- Maps.

    Forms/Genres

    Maps.

    Added Authors

    Los Angeles County (Calif.). Board of Supervisors, donor.
    United States. Work Projects Administration.