documents the work and influences of Carl S. Dentzel throughout
his lifetime as a journalist and a community activist, including the renaming of the city of
Northridge, the coverage of the conflicts abroad between the U.S., Central America, South
America, and Europe, and his work with organizations including the Museum Association, and
the Municipal Arts. It includes correspondence, pamphlets, annual reports, budgets, minutes,
newsletters, reports, maps and photographs.
Carl Schaefer Dentzel was born in 1913, the son of Edward P. Dentzel, a councilman and
mayor of Beverly Hills, and Mrs. Emma P. Dentzel, co-founder of the park system for Beverly
Hills. He attended Beverly Hills High School and continued his education studying abroad in
Berlin, Munich and Mexico City before beginning a career as a journalist.
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