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Palos Verdes Peninsula Coordinating Council Records
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  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
  • Processing Information
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  • Biographical / Historical

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: Palos Verdes Library District, Peninsula Center Library. Local History Center.
    Title: Palos Verdes Peninsula Coordinating Council Records
    Creator: Palos Verdes Peninsula Coordinating Council
    Identifier/Call Number: 014
    Physical Description: 4 Cubic Feet 2 letter document boxes, 2 oversize flat storage boxes
    Date (bulk): 1954 - 2008
    Physical Location: Local History Center
    Abstract: The Palos Verdes Peninsula Coordinating Council collection documents the activities of the Palos Verdes Coordinating Committee, later renamed the Palos Verdes Peninsula Coordinating Council. The organization is made up of representatives from area organizations, agencies and interested citizens. The materials include administrative records and scrapbooks created by the Council. The collection provides a view of the activities of the Council membership as well as a wide-range of community issues.

    Scope and Contents

    The Palos Verdes Peninsula Coordinating Council records consist of administrative records, agendas, meeting minutes, newsletters and calendars and scrapbooks created by the Palos Verdes Coordinating Committee, later renamed the Palos Verdes Peninsula Coordinating Council. The majority of the records are minutes of both board and general meetings, published calendars and clippings from area newspapers regarding the Council's activities.
    Early minutes include detailed descriptions of general meetings in which guest speakers or organization leaders spoke on various topics. Topics are varied and include a community-wide survey on the recreational needs of youth, the construction of a proposed community building for the Peninsula, efforts of the Save Our Coastline organization to halt construction on the Peninsula, the acquisition of land for and the building of the Library branch locations, homelessness, youth employment, Peninsula beatification, and preservation of trails.
    The collection also includes service award nominations and recipient lists, various publications and correspondence. Of particular note is a 1963 Council publication called Laws for Youth, a 21-page publication outlining all ordinances on the Palos Verdes Peninsula affecting minors and juveniles, and a file on the Palos Verdes Peninsula Youth Commission, an independent arm of the Palos Verdes Peninsula Board of Education, which includes brochures and clippings related to the Commission's "Bike for PAY (Peninsula Action for Youth) and Thumb Taxi programs.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the Local History Center for access information.

    Conditions Governing Use

    The collection is open for research use.

    Preferred Citation

    [Name of item], Records of the Palos Verdes Peninsula Coordinating Council (Collection 14). Local History Center, Peninsula Center Library, Palos Verdes Library District, Rolling Hills Estates, CA.]

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Donated to the Local History Center by the Palos Verdes Peninsula Coordianting Council.

    Processing Information

    Initial rehousing and stabilization of materials by Local History Center volunteers. Final arrangement and description by Monique Sugimoto, January 15, 2017.

    Accruals

    Accruals expected.

    Biographical / Historical

    The Palos Verdes Peninsula Coordinating Council began in January 1954 as the Palos Verdes Coordinating Committee. It was created to assist and coordinate the activities of community organizations and agencies working in the community, encourage civic responsibility, involvement and awareness in the community and also to facilitate in the creation of new services or programs as needed.
    The first meeting was attended by representatives from eight organizations including the Kiwanis, Parent Teacher Association, Girl Scouts, Senior Dance Club, the Women's Club, Neighborhood Church Guild, Arts Association and the P.V. Players.
    In October of 1958, the Palos Verdes Coordinating Committee joined the Federation of Community Coordinating Councils of Los Angeles and changed its name to the Palos Verdes Peninsula Coordinating Council. At that time, the Council largely focused on youth related issues such as delinquency prevention and enrichment activities, but it also looked into other community concerns including safety, zoning, community beautification, education and recreation.
    To facilitate the coordination of its member organizations and inform the public of community events, the Council started publishing a calendar of events in the 1970s. Prior to this publication, the Council posted event notices and community calendars in the local newspaper.
    Council membership is made up of representatives from public and private agencies, service club and civic group leaders, religious leaders, law enforcement organizations, school board members and interested citizens living or working in the community.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Scrapbooks
    Community councils
    Community-based organizations
    Palos Verdes Peninsula (Calif.)
    Minutes (Records)