This collection contains more than 600 films primarily
chronicling the history and development of Southern California Edison, including the
construction of Edison plants, advertising footage, the search for alternative
energy sources, and employee news videos featuring updates on Edison projects.
Historical footage and advertising spots date from the 1930s forward, while the
majority of the VHS and U-Matic material covers the 1970s through 1990s.
Southern California Edison (SCE) is the largest electric utility in California and
one of the nation’s largest investor-owned electric utilities, serving more than 13
million people in 15 counties of central, coastal and southern California. Based in
Rosemead, California, the utility has been providing electric service in the region
for more than 120 years. SCE is a subsidiary of Edison International, which is also
headquartered in Rosemead. The SCE service territory includes approximately 430
cities and communities with a total customer base of approximately 4.8 million
residential and business accounts. SCE is regulated by the California Public
Utilities Commission and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
Authorization for commercial uses must be obtained from Southern California
Edison through the EIX (Edison International) Senior Vice President for
Open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services
Department. For more information, contact Reader Services.