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Bleifer (Sandy) papers
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Description
During her years as a real estate broker and historic preservation advocate in downtown Los Angeles, Sandra Bleifer created and collected a trove of materials documenting the revitalization of downtown in the 1990s and 2000s--decades witnessing an enormous amount of development and gentrification in the city's historic core and neighboring districts. The collection comprises materials on a variety of revitalization projects, plans, and studies undertaken by different organizations and individuals, including a study of the jewelry industry undertaken by USC graduate students in 2005, a plan for the Broadway theatre district, and rehabilitation projects for the Red Car trolley and St. Vibiana's cathedral. Also included are minutes of the Lincoln Heights Historic Preservation Board, various reports, brochures on residential loft development in historic buildings, and Bleifer's own transactional files that detail historic information about the buildings she had listed as a broker.
Background
Sandy Bleifer is an artist and real estate agent/developer. She earned her B.A. in Fine Arts from UCLA in 1962 and exhibited her work extensively from the early 1970s through 1997. In the mid-1990s she began to focus her attention on the revitalization of downtown Los Angeles.
Extent
8 Linear Feet 8 boxes
Restrictions
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. Advance notice required for access.