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Southern California Edison Motion Picture Film: Finding Aid
mssSCE MP 001-626  
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Description
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.
Background
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.
Extent
626 items.
Restrictions
Authorization for commercial uses must be obtained from Southern California Edison through the EIX (Edison International) Senior Vice President for Corporate Communications.
Availability
Open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information, contact Reader Services.