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Records of the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce
2019_001  
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Description
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 Beach.
Background
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.
Extent
64 archives boxes; 29 linear feet, 7 inches
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the Sherman Library. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by 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 does not hold the copyright.
Availability
Open for research.