This collection contains material collected and authored by Jan Dennis regarding Manhattan Beach local politics and history.
The majority of this collection contains Manhattan Beach City Council meeting minutes, agendas, memorandums, staff reports,
and resolutions; and clippings, reports, flyers, brochures, and other documents regarding various events, locations, groups,
and programs located in Manhattan Beach. Also included in this collection are clippings, reports, and other documents related
to Manhattan Beach Unified School District; as well as a few booklets, reports, and other material related to education and
South Bay Union High School District. Lastly, this collection contains copies of Jan Dennis' published works, such as "A Walk
Beside the Sea", "Shadows on the Dunes"; "Manhattan Beach Fire Department"; and others.
Janet DeNike Dennis was raised and educated in the small New England town of Ridgefield, Connecticut. After graduating from
Ridgefield High School, she attended Art Career School in New York City, which led to her initial work in newspaper advertising
for JC Penney. Jan then segued into the graphic arts department of the publishing house, YEAR Inc., where she worked on the
production of pictorial books and current event magazines.
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of Archives
and Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical
materials and not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.