The records of the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce document
the organizations advocacy on behalf of local business interest. The collections
includes materials on efforts to develop Newport Harbor, improve local
transportation and water systems, promote tourism, and generally to promote Newport
On March 12, 1907, sixteen charter members founded the Newport Beach Chamber of
Commerce, to promote the business and community interests of the newly incorporated
City of Newport Beach. In the years 1907 to 1923, the Chamber's work primarily
focused on promoting harbor development, improving and reducing the cost of Pacific
Electric Railway (the Red Car) services to Newport Beach, advocating for the
development of a coast highway, and promoting the city through advertising to entice
new visitors, residents, and business. The Chamber also attended trade shows, such
as the Pacific Land and Products Exhibition, the National Orange Show, and the
Riverside County Fairs.
64 archives boxes; 29 linear feet, 7 inches
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