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Records of the Berkeley Chamber of Commerce.
1978.054  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography/Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Records of the Berkeley Chamber of Commerce.
    Dates: Bulk 1955-1980
    Collection Number: 1978.054
    Creator/Collector:
    Extent: 4 boxes, 7 cartons, 2 vols. (11 linear ft.)
    Repository: Berkeley Historical Society
    Berkeley, California 94704
    Abstract: The collection contains statistical data collected and compiled pertaining to civic affairs, civic organizations, manufacturing establishments and their products.
    Language of Material: English

    Access

    The collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Berkeley Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the archivist of the Society. Permission for publication is given as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

    Preferred Citation

    Records of the Berkeley Chamber of Commerce.. Berkeley Historical Society

    Biography/Administrative History

    The organization was first begun in 1900 as the Berkeley Board of Trade. The Chamber of Commerce was chartered in 1936. The objectives of the chamber are the improvement and development of commerce and industry. Various activities include extension of trade, securing new industries, improvement of transportation, and development of retail trade.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The collection contains statistical data collected and compiled pertaining to civic affairs, civic organizations, manufacturing establishments and their products.The bulk of the collection covers the period 1955-1980, although there are some items as early as the 1900s and as late as 1990, which appear to have been added after the collection came to Berkeley Historical Society. This collection has been arranged in three series: Series 1: Cartons 1-3: Administrative matters. Constitution and bylaws, correspondence, reports, newsletters, promotional literature, membership rosters, etc. There are a few files of the Women’s Division and of the Junior Chamber of Commerce. Series 2: Cartons 4-7: Subject files on a wide variety of topics of interest to the Chamber, such as industry, government, economic development, as well as some files on more recent issues, such as rent control. In most cases committee records are filed with the topical files on the same subject. See Box 3 for some committee files, 1961-1963. Series 3: Vol. 1-2, Boxes 1-4: Materials received subsequent to the main collection, consisting of some membership lists, photographs, committee files, and files on Berkeley’s Measure O, 1994.

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