Guide to the Carmichael (Calif.) Chamber of Commerce records

Collection processed by Daniel Taysom
Center for Sacramento History
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Guide to the Guide to the Carmichael (Calif.) Chamber of Commerce records

MS0005

Center for Sacramento History

Sacramento, CA
Processed by:
Daniel Taysom
Date Completed:
2013
Encoded by:
Alexander C. Guilbert
© 2013 Center for Sacramento History. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Carmichael (Calif.) Chamber of Commerce records
Dates: 1900-2008
Bulk Dates: 1960-2000
Collection number: MS0005
Creator: Carmichael Chamber of Commerce
Collection Size: 9 boxes (9.5 linear feet)
Repository: Center for Sacramento History
Sacramento, California 95811-0229
Abstract: The Carmichael (Calif.) Chamber of Commerce records document the business and civic activities of the Carmichael (Calif.) Chamber of Commerce. For over 60 years the chamber has been active in promoting businesses, the community and representing the interests of the citizens of the community. It has sponsored numerous civic activities over the years such as Founder's Day, 4th of July Parade, and Miss Carmichael Pageant which make up a significant part of the collection and are documented in its business records and especially in the extensive scrapbooks which document both chamber and community events and concerns.
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English
Physical location: SP 2L6-7

Access

The collection is open for research use. However, some folders (such as Founder's Day & Membership) have items with full credit card numbers legible.

Publication Rights

All requests to publish or quote from private collections held by the Center for Sacramento History (CSH) must be submitted in writing to csh@cityofsacramento.org. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Center for Sacramento History 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 by the patron. No permission is necessary to publish or quote from public records.

Preferred Citation

[Identifcation of item], MS0005, Carmichael (Calif.) Chamber of Commerce Records, Center for Sacramento History.

Acquisition Information

Received from Carmichael (Calif.) Chamber of Commerce in October 2011 by the Center for Sacramento History (accession#2011/052).

Processing Information

Scrapbooks are composed mainly of newsprint clippings with some photographs pasted or taped to album pages, cellophane tape was used in many cases, and "magnetic" albums were used for some scrapbooks. Newsprint and photographs may also be found scattered in other files. EAD finding aid updated by Sean Heyliger, April 2019.

Biography / Administrative History

Carmichael, an unincorporated community in Sacramento County, California, was founded in 1909 by Daniel W. Carmichael as an agricultural colony when he purchased a portion of the Rancho San Juan and Del Paso Rancho Mexican land grants and divided them into 10-acre parcels. It remained largely agricultural through World War II, after which it experienced a building boom and became urbanized. It is largely an urban/suburban residential area and the U.S. Census Bureau reported that at the time of the 2010 census it covered approximately 14 square miles with a population of 61,762.
The Carmichael (California) Chamber of Commerce was founded on January 9th, 1948 by nine small-business owners with Edwin Morgan as the first president. Its purpose was to promote business and enhance the quality of life for community residents. It has served as a liaison between the citizens and businesses of the community and the County of Sacramento. The Chamber serves as an information resource, referral service, assists schools, and promotes the area through business and community events.
Over the years the Chamber took a lead role in sponsoring and promoting events such as Founder's Day, the 4th of July Parade, Fireworks display, Teacher of the Year awards, and the Miss Carmichael and Miss Teen Carmichael Pageants. More recently, other groups have assumed responsibility for running many of these community events while the Chamber remains involved in participating in and supporting them, e.g., the Parks Department has since taken the lead in running Founder's Day in the Park.

Scope and Content of Collection

This collection primarily documents the business and civic activities of the Carmichael (Calif.) Chamber of Commerce. There is substantial material relating to the community and community history generally.
The original order of the papers was generally not discernible, and an artificial series hierarchy was created. Items in general are arranged chronologically within each folder. Titles found within brackets in the container list were created by CSH staff to provide context as no original title could be discerned. Most newsprint, of which there is a substantial amount, has been retained, although it has been separated from other materials to reduce acid migration.
Contained within the collection are textual records including business and membership records; programs; directories; correspondence; newspapers, newspaper clippings and magazine articles; editorials and press releases; and awards and certificates. Other formats include photographs and negatives which focus on chamber meetings and activities, business openings, and sponsored events (4th of July Parade, Founder's Day, and Miss Carmichael). The geographic focus of the material is Carmichael, California and to some extent adjacent areas, and dates from the early 1900s through the early 2000s with the bulk 1960-2000.
Included are two books commemorating parts of Carmichael history: A History of the Carmichael School and Community: 1880-1960 by James R. Cowan [1995?]; and Heritage of Faith: A 75-year history of Carmichael Presbyterian Church 1923-1998, by The Heritage Committee, Carmichael Presbyterian Church [1998]. Also included are writings and proofs by Carol Ann West from the 1990s and 2000s about the Orange Vale [Orangevale] Colonization Co., Inc. and Mt. Shasta Mineral Springs Company, Inc. including photographs of their founders.
The following series scope and content notes only offers selected highlights; please see the container list for a full listing of the series contents.
Series 1. Business Records comprises primarily material documenting the Chamber's business activities, records of officers, meetings, members and new business openings. Copies of Chamber newsletters and Directories are included. Portions of additional newsletters, columns written by Chamber officers, and newspaper articles relating to Chamber and community events may be found in the scrapbooks in Series 3. There are some photographs included in this series, but most photographs are in either Series 4 - Photographs, or in Series 3 - Carmichael Community in the scrapbooks.
Series 2. Sponsored Events contains records of events that the Chamber sponsored or was involved with promoting such as Founder's Day, Miss Carmichael and Miss Teen Carmichael Pageants, Teacher of the Year, Honorary Mayor, and Honorary Dog Catcher. Included are planning records, copies of programs and photographs, particularly of the Miss Carmichael Pageant. Many additional photographs can be found in Series 4 - Photographs. Additional news reports and photographs can be found in the scrapbooks in Series 3 - Carmichael Community.
Series 3. Carmichael Community contains historical information about the Carmichael community and surrounding area and the Chamber's involvement. Two books are included: A history of the Carmichael School and Community: 1880-1960 by James R. Cowan [1995?] ; and Heritage of Faith: A 75-year history of Carmichael Presbyterian Church 1923-1998, by The Heritage Committee, Carmichael Presbyterian Church [1998]. Also included are many scrapbooks containing primarily newspaper clippings with some photographs which document the community and Chamber events and activities.
Series 4. Photographs includes black and white, and color photographic stills and negatives. These images mostly focus on Chamber of Commerce activities, meetings, dinners, business openings/ribbon cuttings and Chamber-sponsored events such as Miss Carmichael and Miss Teen Carmichael Pageants, Founder's Day and 4th of July Parade.
Series 5. Oversize Items includes large scrapbooks; photographs; resolutions, proclamations, awards, posters and copies of the 1st year of the Carmichael Gazette newspaper. Also contained are materials related to Carol Ann (C.A.) West's research and writings about Orangevale and the Mt. Shasta Mineral Springs Company and other large items separated out from the collection for easier storage. If an item was pulled from its original folder, a separation sheet will indicate the item has been removed and its new location.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Bernes, Bonnie
Carmichael, Daniel W.
Miars, Nancy
Morgan, Edwin
West, Carol Ann (C.A.)
Carmichael (Calif.) Chamber of Commerce
Carmichael Citizen
Carmichael Dispatch
Carmichael Times
Neighbors
Sacramento Bee
Sacramento Union
Carmichael Chamber of Commerce
Sacramento County (Calif.)-History
Carmichael (Calif.)-History
Beauty Pageant (Miss Carmichael & Miss Teen Carmichael)
Parade (4th of July)
Founder's Day (Carmichael)

Other Finding Aids

Materials related to those in the Carmichael (Calif.) Chamber of Commerce records may be found in the following collections at Center for Sacramento History: Carol Ann West (2000/032, 2000/130, 2003/010)

Container List

 

Series 1. Business Records 1971-2009

Box 1, Folder 1

By-laws & governing documents 1995-2000

Box 1, Folder 2

Board of Directors & Officers 1971-1974, 1981-1984, 1996, 2001-2002

Box 1, Folder 3

Board Meetings 1973-1974

Box 1, Folder 4

Board Meetings 2001

Box 1, Folder 5

Board Meetings 2002

Box 1, Folder 6

Board Meetings 2003

Box 1, Folder 7

Board Retreat 2003

Box 1, Folder 8

Executive Committee Meetings 1973, 2001-2003

Box 1, Folder 9

Presidents 1948-2006

Box 1, Folder 10

President Bonnie Berns 1993-2008

Box 1, Folder 11

Installation Dinner 1968-1974, 1976, 1980, 1981, 1983

Box 1, Folder 12

Installation Dinner 2006

Box 1, Folder 13

Installation Dinner 2007

Box 1, Folder 14

Installation Dinner 2008

Box 1, Folder 15

Committees 2000-2003

Box 1, Folder 16

Land Use Committee 1973-1974

Box 1, Folder 17

Membership 2008

Box 1, Folder 18

General Meetings 1973-1974, 2001, 2003

Box 1, Folder 19

Town hall Meetings 2003

Box 1, Folder 20

Financial Records 1996-2002, 2006

Box 1, Folder 21

Correspondence 1972 2000-2002,

Box 1, Folder 22

Flyers 2001-2007

Box 1, Folder 23

Miscellaneous 2001-2002

Box 1, Folder 24

Special Projects 2000

Box 1, Folder 25

Newsletter 1979-1987

Box 1, Folder 26

Newsletter 1990, 1992, 2000

Box 1, Folder 27

Newsletter 2001

Box 1, Folder 28

Newsletter 2002

Box 1, Folder 29

Newsletter 2003

Box 1, Folder 30

Newsletter 2009

Box 1, Folder 31

Directories 1971, 1972-1978, 1979

Box 1, Folder 32

Directories 1979, 1980-1982, 1983

Box 1, Folder 33

Directories 1985, 1988, 1989-1991, 1992

Box 1, Folder 34

Directories 1994-1998, 1999

 

Series 2. Sponsored Events 1973-2008

Box 2, Folder 1

Founder's Day History 1985-2004

Box 2, Folder 2

Founder's Day 1997

Box 2, Folder 3

Founder's Day Master 2003

Box 2, Folder 4

Founder's Day Car Show 2003

Box 2, Folder 5

Founder's Day Safety Fair 2003

Box 2, Folder 6

Founder's Day Vendors 2003

Box 2, Folder 7

Founder's Day Crafts 2003

Box 2, Folder 8

Founder's Day Car Show 2006

Box 2, Folder 9

Founder's Day Master 2007

Box 2, Folder 10

Founder's Day Car Show 2007

Box 2, Folder 11

Founder's Day Food Concessions 2007

Box 2, Folder 12

Founder's Day Crafts 2007

Box 2, Folder 13

Founder's Day Trade Booth 2007

Box 2, Folder 14

Founder's Day Commercial 2007

Box 2, Folder 15

Founder's Day 2008

Box 2, Folder 16

Founder's Day Trade Fair 2008

Box 2, Folder 17

Founder's Day Car Show 2008

Box 2, Folder 18

Founder's Day Crafts 2008

Box 2, Folder 19

Founder's Day Photos 1973, 1979, 1980

Box 2, Folder 20

Miss Carmichael Pageant 1973

Box 2, Folder 21

Miss Carmichael Pageant 1975

Box 2, Folder 22

Miss Carmichael Pageant 1978

Box 2, Folder 23

Miss Carmichael Pageant 1979

Box 2, Folder 24

Miss Carmichael Pageant 1980

Box 2, Folder 25

Miss Carmichael Pageant 1981

Box 2, Folder 26

Miss Carmichael Pageant 1982

Box 2, Folder 27

Miss Carmichael Pageant 1983

Box 2, Folder 28

Miss Carmichael Pageant 1984

Box 2, Folder 29

Miss Carmichael Pageant 1985

Box 2, Folder 30

Miss Carmichael Pageant 1986

Box 2, Folder 31

Miss Carmichael Pageant 1987

Box 2, Folder 32

Miss Carmichael Pageant 1988

Box 2, Folder 33

Miss Carmichael Pageant 1989

Box 2, Folder 34

Miss Carmichael Pageant 1990

Box 2, Folder 35

Miss Carmichael Pageant 1991

Box 2, Folder 36

Miss Carmichael Pageant 1992

Box 2, Folder 37

Miss Carmichael Pageant 1993

Box 2, Folder 38

Miss Carmichael Pageant 1994

Box 2, Folder 39

Miss Carmichael Pageant 1997

Box 2, Folder 40

Miss Carmichael Pageant 2002

Box 2, Folder 41

Miss Carmichael Pageant-Photos circa 1970-1990

Box 2, Folder 42

Teacher of the Year 1989

Box 2, Folder 43

Teacher of the Year 1991

Box 2, Folder 44

Teacher of the Year 1992

Box 2, Folder 45

Teacher of the Year 1997

Box 2, Folder 46

Honorary Mayor 1984

Box 2, Folder 47

Honorary Mayor 1985

Box 2, Folder 48

Honorary Mayor 1989

Box 2, Folder 49

Honorary Mayor 1990

Box 2, Folder 50

Honorary Mayor 1991

Box 2, Folder 51

Honorary Mayor 1992

Box 2, Folder 52

Honorary Mayor 1998

Box 2, Folder 53

Honorary Dog Catcher 1985

Box 2, Folder 54

Business Expo 2008

Box 2, Folder 55

Event Buttons circa 1980s

 

Series 3. Carmichael (Calif.) Community 1880-2005

Box 2, Folder 56

Effie Yaw Nature Center environmental impact report 2002

Box 2, Folder 57

Thomas B. Hall State Historic Park circa 1995

Box 2, Folder 58

McClellan Air Force Base 1990-1995

Box 2, Folder 59

Community Economic Profile circa 1990-1995

Box 2, Folder 60

Carmichael Citizens Advisory Committee 1972-1988

Box 2, Folder 61

Carmichael Citizens Advisory Committee 1972-1988

Box 3, Folder 1

History circa 1900-2005

Box 3, Folder 2

History 1953

Box 3, Folder 3

Photographs 1953-2000

Box 3, Folder 4

History - Carmichael School (book) 1880-1960

Box 3, Folder 5

History - Carmichael Presbyterian Church (book) 1923-1998

Box 3, Folder 6

Chamber Scrapbook 1962-1964

Box 3, Folder 7

Chamber Scrapbook 1962-1964

Box 3, Folder 8

Chamber Scrapbook 1966-1967

Box 3, Folder 9

Chamber Scrapbook 1966-1967

Box 3, Folder 10

Chamber Scrapbook 1973

Box 3, Folder 11

Chamber Scrapbook 1977

Box 3, Folder 12

Chamber Scrapbook 1979

Box 3, Folder 13

Chamber Scrapbook 1980-1981

Box 3, Folder 14

Chamber Scrapbook 1982

Box 3, Folder 15

Chamber Scrapbook 1983-1984

Box 3, Folder 16

Chamber Scrapbook 1984

Box 3, Folder 17

Chamber Scrapbook 1985

Box 3, Folder 18

Chamber Scrapbook 1986

Box 3, Folder 19

Chamber Scrapbook 1986

Box 3, Folder 20

Chamber Scrapbook 1987

Box 3, Folder 21

Chamber Scrapbook 1987

Box 3, Folder 22

Chamber Scrapbook 1988

Box 3, Folder 23

Chamber Scrapbook 1989

Box 4, Folder 1

Chamber Scrapbook 1990

Box 4, Folder 2

Chamber Scrapbook 1991

Box 4, Folder 3

Chamber Scrapbook 1992

Box 4, Folder 4

Chamber Scrapbook 1993

Box 4, Folder 5

Chamber Scrapbook 1993

Box 4, Folder 6

Chamber Scrapbook 1994

Box 4, Folder 7

Chamber Scrapbook 1995

Box 4, Folder 8

Chamber Scrapbook 1996

Box 4, Folder 9

Chamber Scrapbook 1997

Box 4, Folder 10

Chamber Scrapbook 1998

Box 4, Folder 11

Chamber Scrapbook 1999

Box 4, Folder 12

Chamber Scrapbook 2000

Box 4, Folder 13

Chamber Scrapbook 2001

Box 4, Folder 14

Chamber Scrapbook 2002

Box 4, Folder 15

Chamber Scrapbook 2003

Box 4, Folder 16

Chamber Scrapbook 2004

Box 4, Folder 17

Chamber Scrapbook 2005

 

Series 4. Photographs 1976-2009

Box 5, Folder 1

Parade 1976-2005

Box 5, Folder 2

Events 1984

Box 5, Folder 3

Fair Oaks & Marconi 1985

Box 5, Folder 4

Events January 1985

Box 5, Folder 5

General Meetings & Business Openings August 1985

Box 5, Folder 6

Founder's Day September 1985

Box 5, Folder 7

Fashion Show October 1985

Box 5, Folder 8

Events 1985-1986

Box 5, Folder 9

Events 1985-1986

Box 5, Folder 10

Events 1985-1986

Box 5, Folder 11

Miss Carmichael Pageant April 1986

Box 5, Folder 12

General Meeting May 1986

Box 5, Folder 13

Miss Carmichael Pageant June 1986

Box 5, Folder 14

Events [July] 1986

Box 5, Folder 15

Mixers & General Meetings 1986

Box 5, Folder 16

Events [negatives] 1986

Box 5, Folder 17

Events 1986

Box 5, Folder 18

Events 1986

Box 5, Folder 19

General Meeting & Miss Carmichael May 1987

Box 5, Folder 20

Events May 1987

Box 5, Folder 21

Mixer - World of Cheese June 1987

Box 5, Folder 22

Governor's Mansion July 1987

Box 5, Folder 23

Events August 1987

Box 5, Folder 24

Events September 1987

Box 5, Folder 25

Events October 1987

Box 5, Folder 26

Events November 1987

Box 5, Folder 27

Founder's Day 1987

Box 5, Folder 28

Events 1987

Box 5, Folder 29

Events 1987

Box 5, Folder 30

Events March 1988

Box 5, Folder 31

Pageant Orientation March 1988

Box 5, Folder 32

General Meeting June 1988

Box 5, Folder 33

Events August 1988

Box 5, Folder 34

Founder's Day September 1988

Box 5, Folder 35

Fashion Show October 1988

Box 5, Folder 36

General Meeting November/December 1988

Box 5, Folder 37

New members 1988

Box 5, Folder 38

Installation & Long's Drugs January 1989

Box 5, Folder 39

General Meeting March/April 1989

Box 5, Folder 40

Miss Carmichael [May] 1989

Box 5, Folder 41

Teacher of the Year & General Meeting May-July 1989

Box 5, Folder 42

Chamber Directors 1989

Box 5, Folder 43

Mixer (negatives) September 1985

Box 6, Folder 1

Founder's Day, 911 Simulation 1990

Box 6, Folder 2

Events March 1990

Box 6, Folder 3

Miss Carmichael Pageant April 1990

Box 6, Folder 4

Bonnie Berns May 1990

Box 6, Folder 5

Events June 1990

Box 6, Folder 6

July 4th parade July 1990

Box 6, Folder 7

Events July 1990

Box 6, Folder 8

Events August 1990

Box 6, Folder 9

Founder's Day September 1990

Box 6, Folder 10

Events December 1990

Box 6, Folder 11

Events 1990

Box 6, Folder 12

Awards Luncheon, New members February 1992

Box 6, Folder 13

General Meeting April 1991

Box 6, Folder 14

Events August 1991

Box 6, Folder 15

Bank of America ribbon cutting October 1991

Box 6, Folder 16

Events December 1991

Box 6, Folder 17

Fashion Show 1991

Box 6, Folder 18

Carmichael Post Office March 1992

Box 6, Folder 19

Events April 1992

Box 6, Folder 20

Events May 1992

Box 6, Folder 21

Events October 1992

Box 6, Folder 22

Events December 1992

Box 6, Folder 23

Events March 1993

Box 6, Folder 24

Events May 1993

Box 6, Folder 25

Events August 1993

Box 6, Folder 26

Ribbon cutting - Accutune & Burger King August 1993

Box 6, Folder 27

Events 1991-1993

Box 6, Folder 28

Hot Java Jazz/Serriteela's February 1994

Box 6, Folder 29

Ribbon cutting - Dr. Zive, New members April/May 1994

Box 6, Folder 30

Events May 1994

Box 6, Folder 31

Business Person of the Year May 1994

Box 6, Folder 32

Events September 1994

Box 6, Folder 33

Events 1994

Box 6, Folder 34

Events March 1995

Box 6, Folder 35

Events October 1995

Box 6, Folder 36

Music, Merchants & Merriment May 1996

Box 6, Folder 37

Events October 1996

Box 6, Folder 38

Events 1996/1997

Box 6, Folder 39

Events March 1997

Box 6, Folder 40

July 4th parade July 1997

Box 6, Folder 41

Founder's Day September 1997

Box 6, Folder 42

Events January 1998

Box 6, Folder 43

North Area Teen Center opening May 1998

Box 6, Folder 44

Events June 1998

Box 6, Folder 45

Founder's Day & Papa Murphy's September 1998

Box 6, Folder 46

Events May 1999

Box 6, Folder 47

Stan Atkinson Meeting July 1999

Box 6, Folder 48

Founder's Day September 2000

Box 6, Folder 49

Events July 4, 2001

Box 6, Folder 50

Events May 2002

Box 6, Folder 51

Events July 2002

Box 6, Folder 52

Ribbon Cuttings (CD) July 2004

Box 6, Folder 53

Best Decorated Residence December 2005

Box 6, Folder 54

undated photos circa 1980s-2000s

 

Series 5. Oversize Items

Box 7, Folder 1

Carmichael Dispatch, Vol. 1, no.1-16, some issues missing; 1973 1973

Box 7, Folder 2

Chamber Scrapbook 1977

Box 7, Folder 3

Chamber Scrapbook 1979

Box 8, Folder 1

Chamber Scrapbook 1980-1981

Box 8, Folder 2

Chamber Scrapbook 1983-1984

Box 8, Folder 3

Chamber Scrapbook 1986

Box 9, Folder 1

Resolutions, Proclamations, Awards, Posters

Box 9, Folder 2

Carol Ann West -Writings 1990s-2000s

Box 9, Folder 3

Carmichael maps 1980, 2003

Box 9, Folder 4

Framed Photo - 11x14 Presentation of Carmichael Chamber of Commerce "White Stetson Hat" to President Dwight D. Eisenhower by Congressman John E. Moss and former U.S. Senator Thomas H. Kuchel circa 1960