Guide to Palos Verdes Library District Collection 018

Stella Castillo, Dennis Piotrowski, Monique Sugimoto
Jeremy Berry-Cahn, Donna Chiang
Version 2
Palos Verdes Library District, Peninsula Center Library. Local History Center.
2017-01-07
701 Silver Spur Road
Rolling Hills Estates, California 90274
localhistory@pvld.org

Note

Previously called collection 003.


Language of Material: English
Contributing Institution: Palos Verdes Library District, Peninsula Center Library. Local History Center.
Title: Palos Verdes Library District Collection
Creator: McMillan, Agnes
Creator: Cheney, Charles H., 1884-1943
Creator: Palos Verdes Library District (1928-)
Identifier/Call Number: 018
Physical Description: 2.6 Cubic Feet 6 legal document boxes, 1 oversize legal document box, 1 letter document box, 1 flat box, 1 video bulk storage box, 4 roll storage boxes, 5 oversize folders
Date (bulk): 1926-2005, bulk 1929-1949
Physical Location: Local History Center
Abstract: Collection of correspondence, reports, legal contracts, photographs, pamphlets, brochures, newsletters, reading lists, and programming files of the Palos Verdes Library District from its founding in 1926 through the 1990s.

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], Palos Verdes Library District Collection (Collection 018). Local History Center, Peninsula Center Library, Palos Verdes Library District, Rolling Hills Estates, CA.

Biographical / Historical

The Palos Verdes Library District (PVLD) is an independent library district serving the four cities of the Palos Verdes Peninsula: Palos Verdes Estates, Rolling Hills, Rolling Hills Estates and Rancho Palos Verdes. The district has one main library, Peninsula Center, and two branch libraries, Malaga Cove and Miraleste.
PVLD had its beginnings as the Palos Verdes Branch of the Los Angeles County Free Library Service. The library opened to the public in June 1926 and was housed in an upstairs room of the Gardner Building, the first commercial building of the Palos Verdes Project. The by-laws of the Palos Verdes Homes Association, the community association of the Palos Verdes Project, authorized the creation of a library board with three members. Romayne Martin, one of the three original board members, spearheaded the effort to separate from the County and establish an independent library district. A petition to order an election to form the independent library district was circulated to the residents of Palos Verdes in 1927. An election was held in January 1928 and by overwhelming vote residents authorized the formation of the PVLD. PVLD is governed by a Library Board of Trustees composed of publicly elected board members.
The construction of the District's first free-standing library building was funded in 1928 with the passage of a $90,000 bond vote. The Board of Trustees hired local resident and well-known architect Myron Hunt to draw up plans for a library building. The building cost $60,000 with the remaining balance used to acquire and landscape the site and furnish the building. The furnishings were specially made by the Palos Verdes Furniture Guild at Portuguese Bend and are replicas of renaissance tables and chairs brought from Italy by Frank Vanderlip. The Olmsted Brothers, hired by the Palos Verdes Project to layout the whole Peninsula, landscaped the library grounds and adjoining park.
Agnes I. MacMillan was appointed as the District's first librarian in May 1930. On June 3, 1930 the Palos Verdes Public Library and Art Gallery opened to the public. An official dedication ceremony took place on June 27, 1930 with a delegation from the American Library Association present.
From 1930-1967 the library building in Malaga Cove served as the main library for the Peninsula. With the population growth in the 1950s the single facility was insufficient to meet the needs of the growing Palos Verdes community. In May 1961, the Peninsula Friends of the Library and the District worked together to expand the District's facilities. Through a series of local bond measures, the community funded the Peninsula Center Library (1967) in Rolling Hills Estates and the Miraleste Library (1970) in Rancho Palos Verdes, thus reaching the population centers on the Peninsula. Malaga Cove became a branch facility of the District and the library board was increased from 3 to 5 members.
In 1991, a $16,000,000 bond was approved via election for renovation and expansion of the Peninsula Center Library. Construction on the facility started in 1992. When the new building re-opened in September 1995, its square footage had more than doubled.
In 1995, the Malaga Cove Library was put on the National Register of Historic Places and the California Register of Historical Resources.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged into ten series. Series arranged chronologically have undated materials filed after dated materials. Series 8 arranged into three subseries.
Series 1: Correspondence – arranged chronologically. 1926-1997; Bulk 1926-1931
Series 2: Administration Files – arranged alphabetically by folder title; thereunder chronologically.
Series 3: Board of Trustees – arranged alphabetically by folder title; thereunder chronologically.
Series 4: Associations, Committees, Foundations – arranged alphabetically by folder title; thereunder chronologically.
Series 5: Bonds and Elections – arranged chronologically.
Series 6: Materials Related to District Facilities – arranged chronologically.
Series 7: Clippings and Press Releases – arranged alphabetically by folder title; thereunder chronologically.
Series 8: Branch Programming – each subseries is arranged alphabetically by folder title; thereunder chronologically. a. Malaga Cove b. Miraleste c. Peninsula Center
Series 9: Photographs – arranged chronologically.
Series 10: Realia

Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence, reports, legal contracts, agreements, design plans, blueprints, newsletters, pamphlets, brochures, programming materials, proposals, realia and photographs related to Palos Verdes Library District. Bulk of collection materials is related to the construction, opening, and early operations of the Malaga Cove Library beginning in 1926.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Assembled from materials collected by the library.

Processing Information

Initial rehousing and stabilization of materials by Dennis Piotrowski in 2012. Additional rehousing by Stella Castillo in 2016. Final arrangement and description by Stella Castillo, November 15, 2016.

Accruals

Further accruals can be expected.

Related Materials

Oral History of Romayne Martin
The Palos Verdes Bulletin http://www.palosverdeshistory.org/islandora/object/pvld:4048
Local History Center Subject and Biographical File Collection (Headings: Library; Library Board; Library District)
Collection of Materials Related to Concerts in the Park – Collection #007
Palos Verdes Community Arts Association – Unprocessed Collection
Friends of the Library Collection – Unprocessed Collection
Palos Verdes Homes Association Photo Collection - Box 25
Records of the Olmsted Associates Microfilm

Bibliography

Dolim, David T. "The Palos Verdes Library: 1925-1930." Los Angeles, CA 2004.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Library buildings--California--Palos Verdes Peninsula
Malaga Cove Plaza Library (Calif.)
Miraleste Library (Calif.)
Palos Verdes Library District (Calif.)
Public libraries--California--Palos Verdes Peninsula
Public libraries

 

Correspondence 1926-2004; bulk 1926-1947

Physical Description: 10 Folders

Scope and Contents

The bulk of the correspondence (1926-1931) chronicles the inception of the Palos Verdes Library District (PVLD) and the land acquisition, construction, furnishing and grand opening of the library at Malaga Cove through letters and attached documents written and received by Charles H. Cheney, Romayne Martin, Myron Hunt, the Library Board of Trustees, the Olmsted Brothers, Jay Lawyer, the County of Los Angeles Free Library and Frank Vanderlip. Correspondence of the 1930s-1950s includes letters sent and received by the Board of Trustees and by librarian, Agnes MacMillan, regarding the contract with the Los Angeles County Free Library to supply materials to PVLD, purchases for the burgeoning library's collection, the Works Progress Administration, the purchase of a Florentine Triptych from the Vanderlips, tax lawsuits, the Harbor Hills Housing Project, the Chelsie Final Kraemer Memorial Fund, and the sudden death of Agnes MacMillan in 1956.
 

Administration Files

Scope and Contents

Administration files include materials related to Library District operations including anniversary celebrations, reports, automation projects, booklists and subject guides, dedications, newsletters, district wide programming and events, service information resources and materials, lawsuits, the historic designation of Malaga Cove Library, invoices, proposals, legal documents and agreements, District boundaries, long-range planning, library openings, volunteer programming, and policies and procedures.
Box 2

Anniversary celebration materials 1980-2010

Physical Description: 8 Folders
Box 2

Annual Reports 1963; 1968-1973

Box 2

Automation materials 1982-1987

Box 2

Booklists and inventories 1930-1962 with gaps; 1990

Box 2

Author recommendations, booklists and subject guides 1970s - 1990s

Box 2

Bookplate 1930

Box 2

Bookplate contest entries 1965

Box 2

Chelsie Kraemer Memorial Fund materials 1951-1957

Box 2

Dedication of Palos Verdes Library and Art Gallery 1930

Box 2

Director's News 1990

Box 2

District Wide programming and Coming Events 1943; 1975-1978; 1992; 1998-1999; 2001; undated

Box 2

Donor acknowledgements Pre-1957

Box 2

Employee badge survey materials 1996

Box 2

Employee Benefits Lawsuit 1972-1975

Box 2

Event Calendars 1995-1999 with gaps; 2004-2006 with gaps

Box 3

Historic designation of Malaga Cove Library 1994-1996

Box 2

Alissa Kubota Memorial Nature bookplate undated

Box 2

Estimate for conservation of painting undated

Map_Case 1, drawer 8, folder 3

Annual Palos Verdes Library 10k run posters by Paul Conrad 1979-1980

Scope and Contents

Includes 2 posters for 1st Annual run in 1979 and 1 poster for 2nd annual run in 1980.
Map_Case 1, drawer 8, folder 3

Anniversary celebration posters 1980 Mar 12 - 1995 Jun 3

Scope and Contents

4 items include:
  1. 50th Anniversary of Palos Verdes Library District and Board of Trustees, Mar 1980
  2. 2 copies of Malaga Cove 65th birthday party posters, Jun 1995
  3. Peninsula Center Grand Re-opening poster, Sep 1995
Box 2, Map_Case 1, drawer 8, folder 2

Materials related to Farnham Martin's Park 1993-1998

Scope and Contents

Oversize includes a copy of the drainage notes of Malaga Cove Library and Farnham Martin's Park and an assessor map of tract 6885.
Box 2, Map_Case 1, drawer 8, folder 2

Materials related to Harbor Hills Housing Authority and Library 1945-1946

Scope and Contents

Oversize includes map of Palos Verdes Estates street index and points of interest.
Box 3

Historic plaque dedication at Malaga Cove Library 1996 Feb

Box 3

Histories and chronologies of Palos Verdes Library District 1926-1998

Box 3

Holiday Gift Guides and "The Holly Wreath" 1969-1975

Box 3

Invoices and proposals 1930; 1962

Box 3

Legal documents and agreements 1929-1943

Box 3

Library Administration Newsletter 1969-1970 with gaps

Box 3

Library District boundary description and resolution 1940s

Box 3

Library Update Newsletters 1990-2000 with gaps; 2005-2006 with gaps

Box 3

Palos Verdes Library District Long Range Plan 1989

Box 3

Peninsula Center Library Grand Opening 1967 Jul

Box 3

Peninsula Center Library Grand Re-Opening 1995 Sep

Box 3

Personnel Policies and procedures 1938; 1966-1967

Box 3

Planning Service Priorities 1982 Mar 23

Box 3

Materials related to Peninsula Challenge Run/Walk 5k/10k 1991-1992

Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence, invoices, budgets, schedules, photos, and flyers.
Map_Case 1, drawer 8, folder 3

Library Service Chronicle 1977 Mar 4

Material Specific Details: 2 copies
Map_Case 1, drawer 8, folder 3

Myrna Shiras artwork 1977 May

Map_Case 1, drawer 8, folder 2

Palos Verdes Library Final Cost and Bids 1929 Dec 26; 1930 Jul 1

Scope and Contents

3 items include: 2 copies of Palos Verdes Library Final Cost Report signed by H.C. Chambers, Jul 1930 and a tabulation of hardware bids to Board of Trustees from Myron Hunt and Associates, Dec 1930.
Map_Case 1, drawer 8, folder 3

Library programming posters c. 1970s; 1976

Scope and Contents

2 items include: "Haunt the Library - Summer Spirit of '76'; Summer Reading Parade, c. 1970s.
Box 4

Palos Verdes Golf Club Benefit for Malaga Cove Library materials 1993-1997

Box 4

Service information and materials undated

Box 4

"What's New" lists of selected new materials 1971-1972

Box 4

Works Progress Administration materials 1936 May - 1939 Mar

Box 4

Volunteer program materials 1993-1995

 

Board of Trustees

Scope and Contents

Board of Trustees related materials include election information, reports, newsletters, rosters, meeting guidelines and minutes.
Box 4

Board of Trustees candidate questionnaire 1967-1968

Box 4

Board of Trustees election materials 1928-1941; 1975

Box 4

Board of Trustees Meeting Guidelines and Minutes 1928-1958; 1976

Box 4

Board of Trustees roster and index 1928; 1966

Box 4

Employee Benefits Lawsuit materials 1976

Box 4

Fiscal year audit 1997-1998 1998 Nov

Box 4

Library District Budget 1975-1977

Box 4

Long Range Planning draft reports 1976

Box 4

Search Committee materials 1975-1976

Box 4

John Dixon's Library News Letter 1990s

 

Associations, Committees, Foundations

Scope and Contents

Associations, Committees, Foundations include materials by Palos Verdes Library Staff Association, Neighborhood Planning Committee, Palos Verdes High School Library Advisory Committee, Palos Verdes Peninsula Library Foundation, Save Our Libraries and the Creative Solutions Committee.
Box 4

Bylaws of the Palos Verdes Library Staff Association 1697-1973

Box 4

Gold Leaf Staff Association Newsletter 1968-1973 with gaps

Box 5

Neighborhood Planning Committee 1994-1995

Scope and Contents

Includes copies of the Farnham Martin Park conveyance from the library district to the city of Palos Verdes Estates.
Box 5

Palos Verdes High School Library Advisory Committee 1980-1981

Box 5

Palos Verdes Library District Creative Solutions Committee 1992-1993

Box 5

Palos Verdes Peninsula Library Foundation 1996-1998

Box 5

Save Our Libraries 1993-1994

 

Bonds and Elections

Scope and Contents

Bonds and Elections includes Library District bond election materials covering three elections to create and expand the District.
Box 5

Library Bond Election 1928

Box 5

Library Bond Issue 1966

Box 5

Library Bond Issue 1991

 

Materials Relating to District Facilities

Scope and Contents

Materials relating to District Facilities includes records related to the library buildings and contains blueprints, specifications for contracts, agreements, budgets, original furniture designs for Malaga Cove Library, drawings, contracts, correspondence, agreements, bids, bonds, design photographs, preliminary design plans, landscape specifications, notes, building program drafts, furniture appraisal and restoration.
Box 5

Specifications for all contracts - Malaga Cove Library 1929

Scope and Contents

Includes contract and specifications with the Olmsted Brothers Landscape Architectural Firm as well as reproductions of the Olmsted Firm's copies obtained from the National Park Service Olmsted National Historic Site.
Box 5

Furniture designs for Malaga Cove Library 1930 Dec

Box 5

Specifications for Malaga Cove Library 1930-1946

Box 5

First addition to Malaga Cove Library contract drawings 1953 Apr 1

Box 6

First addition to Malaga Cove Library materials 1953-1954

Box 6

Second addition to Malaga Cove Library materials 1961-1964

Box 5

Original Vanderlip furniture - negatives late 1920s

Box 5

Vanderlip Estate photos and negatives - furniture late 1920s

Map_Case 1, drawer 8, folder 1

Malaga Cove Terraces plans 1927 Jun 22-1928 May 9

Scope and Contents

6 items include:
  1. 2 copies of storm drain blueprint plan 3677 for lot 5, tract 6885
  2. Foundation plan for upper pools and cascades
  3. Preliminary plan for Malaga Cove Terraces
  4. Detail for coping around basin
  5. Copy of notes on appropriation
Map_Case 1, drawer 8, folder 1

Malaga Cove Library Project #8237 plans 1930

Scope and Contents

4 items include:
  1. Olmsted Brothers grading plan for grounds, Jan 1930 revision
  2. Plan for additional planting at PV Library, Oct 1930
  3. Planting plan for grounds by Olmsted Brothers from the National Park Service Olmsted National Historic Site
  4. Photocopy of planting plans
Map_Case 1, drawer 8, folder 1

Library and sewer drawings 1929 Jul 7-1930 Feb 6

Scope and Contents

By Myron Hunt. 2 items include: PV Library and Art Gallery circulation and reading room layout, Feb 1930 and a photocopy of plot plan and details of sewer location.
Map_Case 1, drawer 8, folder 1

Furnishings Plan of Palos Verdes Public Library for Myron Hunt by Remington Rand 1930

Map_Case 1, drawer 8, folder 1

Boiler room changes to Palos Verdes Library blueprint 1929 Sep

Scope and Contents

By Myron Hunt
Box 11, Bundle 1

Malaga Cove Library addition surveys and drawings - development restricted parking lot 1957 Jan - 1964 Dec; undated

Scope and Contents

9 oversize sheets bundled together. By Roy C. Bayer and Associates, Martin Fuller, Architect. Includes:
  1. Exterior drawing
  2. Proposed addition to MC library floor plan
  3. Topographic survey by South Bay Engineering - restricted parking layout, Oct 1964
  4. Topographic survey by South Bay Engineering- restricted parking layout by Clark, Hendrickson and Knox, Dec 1964
  5. Details and specifications - restricted parking layout, Jan 1957
  6. Topographic survey elevation of parking development looking from Lot 11, Oct 1964
  7. Details and specifications, Jan 1957 (copy 2)
  8. Topographic survey elevation of parking development looking from Lot 11, Dec 1964
  9. Details and specifications, Jan 1957 (copy 3)
Box 11, Bundle 2

Second addition to Malaga Cove Library plans 1962 Sep 9; undated

Scope and Contents

20 oversize sheets bundled together. By Samuel E. Lunden and Jospeh L. Johnson, Architects. Includes:
  1. Plot plan (photocopy)
  2. Floor plan and schedules
  3. Exterior elevations
  4. Sections and misc details
  5. Interior elevations and details
  6. S1 Foundation plan and details
  7. S2 Framing plan and details
  8. S3 Framing details and general notes
  9. M1 Mechanical layout
  10. E1 Electrical plan
  11. 1 Plot plan
  12. 2 Floor plan and schedules
  13. 3 Exterior elevations
  14. 4 Sections and misc details
  15. 5 Interior elevations and details
  16. S1 Foundation plan and details
  17. S2 Framing plan and details
  18. S3 Framing details and general notes
  19. M1 Mechanical layout
  20. E1 Electrical plan
Box 14, Bundle 3

Peninsula Center Library blueprints 1965 Mar 26 - 1969 Jun 26; undated

Scope and Contents

24 oversize sheets bundled together. Includes:
  1. Main level library floor plan
  2. Preliminary furniture layout
  3. East, West and South stair plans and sections
  4. Lower level reflected ceiling plan, revision
  5. Lower level reflected ceiling plan
  6. Stair and railing details
  7. Main level power plan
  8. Building sections
  9. Main library level plan
  10. Grading plan
  11. Lower level plan
  12. Site plan and site details
  13. Main library level plan
  14. Main library level plan
  15. Main library level plan
  16. Roof level plan
  17. Roof level plan
  18. Cabinet, counter, catalog base shelf unit cabinets, bench detail
  19. DD section elevation looking North typical sections
  20. South elevation exterior elevations
  21. Lower level plan
  22. Furniture plan
  23. Record bins cabinet
  24. Adjustable shelves
Map_Case 1, drawer 8, folder 2

Library District boundary and geological maps 1946 May 8 - 1967 Aug 11

Scope and Contents

6 items include:
  1. US Geological survey map including San Pedro, Redondo Beach and Torrance, Jun 1959
  2. Territory to be withdrawn from PVLD, May 1946
  3. Geologic map for proposed Miraleste Library site, Aug 1967
  4. Map of PVLD showing current and proposed library sites, May 1963
  5. 2 maps on linen showing the boundaries of the Palos Verdes Library District
Map_Case 1, drawer 8, folder 2

Los Angeles County map of Palos Verdes Library District 1945 Jun 6

Material Specific Details: 3 copies of map in folder.
Map_Case 1, drawer 8, folder 4

Malaga Cove Library blueprints 1929 Jul 22 - 1930 Feb 19

Scope and Contents

14 items. By Myron Hunt, Architect. Includes:
  1. Ground floor and mezzanine floors reinforced concrete details (color copy)
  2. Main floor plan and details (color copy)
  3. Upper stack room and tower floor plan reinforced concrete details (color copy)
  4. Sections AA, BB, CC and details (color copy)
  5. Elevations (color copy)
  6. Interior details (color copy)
  7. Reinforced concrete details (color copy)
  8. Reinforced concrete details (color copy)
  9. Window frames cases and misc. details (color copy)
  10. Heating plans and details (color copy)
  11. Revised kitchen layout. Feb 1930 (original)
  12. 2A Relocation of G&H lights and main floor plan, Dec 1929 (original)
  13. 4 Revised kitchen case detail, Feb 1930 (original)
  14. 115 Detail of office wicket, Nov 1929 (original)
Map_Case 1, drawer 8, folder 5

Copies of original 1929 Malaga Cove Library blueprints 1929 Aug 7 - 1930 Feb 19; Copies printed 1995 Feb 27

Scope and Contents

10 items include:
  1. Sections AA, BB, CC and details with revised kitchen case detail, Feb 1930
  2. Elevations, Aug 1929
  3. Interior details, Dec 1929
  4. Reinforced concrete details, Aug 1929
  5. Reinforced concrete details, Aug 1929
  6. Heating plans and details, Aug 1929
  7. Detail of opening for vault door and boiler room changes, Sep 1929
  8. Revisions to North and East elevations and tower heating plans, Feb 1930
  9. Relocation of G&H lights and main floor plan, Dec 1929
  10. Plot plan and details, Aug 1929
Box 6

Central Library preliminary design phase materials 1965

Box 6

Peninsula Center Library building project materials 1965-1968

Box 6

Proposal to renovate Malaga Cove Libary 1991

Box 6

Malaga Cove furniture restoration project materials 1995

Box 6

Equipment budget for Peninsula Center new building 1993 Aug 30

Box 6

Malaga Cove furniture appraisal photos and slides 1995

Map_Case 1, drawer 8, folder 1

Photocopies of unidentified site plan and tract 6885 undated

Scope and Contents

2 items include: Site and drainage plan for tract# 6885 Job# 7539.
Box 6

National Park Service inventory of Olmsted Brothers materials related to Palos Verdes Library job# 8237 1993 May 11

Box 12, Bundle 1

Malaga Cove Library renovation blueprint plans 1995 Aug 7

Scope and Contents

33 oversize sheets bundled together. By Edward Carson Beall, Architect. Includes:
  1. 2 copies of A2.1 Ground and mezzanine floor plans
  2. 2 copies of A2.2 Main level floor plan
  3. 2 copies of A2.3 Upper stack room floor plans
  4. 2 copies of A2.4 Tower and roof plans
  5. Ground floor plumbing plans
  6. A0.1 Index, notes, project data, vicinity map
  7. A1.1 Existing site survey
  8. A1.2 Partial site/grading plan
  9. A1.3 Southsite/grading plan
  10. A1.4 grading sections
  11. A2.1 Ground and mess floor plans
  12. A2.2 Main level floor plan
  13. A2.3 Upper stack room floor plan
  14. A2.4 Tower and roof plan
  15. A2.5 Door, window, room finsih schedules
  16. A2.6 Room finish schedule
  17. A3.1 Exerior elevations
  18. A4.1 Detailed restroom floor plans and elevation
  19. A4.2 Detailed floor plans at stair; catering kitchen
  20. A4.3 Detailed floor plans and interior elevations
  21. A8.1 Interior details - signs
  22. S2.1 Exterior details - stairs, ramps
  23. S2.2 Exterior elevations - ramp, guardrail
  24. P1.1 Plumbing site plan
  25. P2.1 Ground floor plumbing plans
  26. P2.2 Main level plumbing floor plan
  27. E0.1 Electrical notes
  28. E2.1 Ground floor electrical plans
  29. E2.2 Main level electrical floor plans
Box 12, Bundle 2, Map_Case 1, drawer 8, folder 5

Malaga Cove renovation blueprints 1995 Oct 6; 1962 Sep 9

Scope and Contents

2 sets of copies include 4 oversize sheets bundled together and 4 oversize sheets flat in Map_Case 1. By Edward C. Beall, Architect. Includes:
  1. E2.2 Main level electrical floor plan, Oct 1995
  2. E1 Copy of electrical plan additions to Malaga Cove by Lunden and Johnson, Sep 1962.
  3. E0.1 Electrical notes
  4. E2.1 Ground floor electrical plans
Box 12, Bundle 3

Malaga Cove Library ADA entrance modification plans 1996 Dec 6; undated

Scope and Contents

7 oversize sheets bundled together. By George Sweeney, Architect. Includes:
  1. Malaga Cove site plan and floor plan (photocopy - colored in)
  2. Project data (photocopy)
  3. Lower floor level and site plan/retaining wall schedule, stair landing, stair approach (photocopy)
  4. Main level floor plan and site plan/East elevation (photocopy)
  5. Caisson/grade beam plan (photocopy)
  6. Project data (blueprint)
  7. Caisson/grade beam plan (blueprint)
Box 12, Bundle 4

Bryan Hardwick memorial bench blueprints - Malaga Cove Library c.1995-1996

Scope and Contents

3 oversize sheets bundled together. By Russell E. Barto, Architect. Includes:
  1. 8.5x11 text draft for bench plaque "vaya con dios"
  2. Bench location and blueprints "coming in November"
  3. Bench location and blueprints (copy 2)
Box 13, Bundle 1

Miraleste blueprints 1969 Aug 6

Scope and Contents

21 oversize sheets bundled together. By Thomas J. Russell, Architect.
  1. Plot plan
  2. Floor plan
  3. North elevation schedules
  4. Elevations
  5. Sections
  6. Roof plan framing details
  7. Eave details
  8. Window details; book return
  9. Interiors; cabinet details
  10. Foundation plan details
  11. Plumbing plan
  12. A/C plan, electrical
  13. Plot plan
  14. Ceiling fixture plan
  15. Outlet plan
  16. Root plan
  17. Panel schedules
  18. Landscape irrigation
  19. Ground cover plan
  20. Tree and Shrub plan
  21. Grading plan
Box 13, Bundle 2

Renovation plans for Miraleste Library 1994 Dec 1

Scope and Contents

16 oversize sheets bundled together. By Edward C. Beall, Architect. Includes:
  1. A0.1 Title sheet
  2. A1.0 Existing site survey
  3. A1.1 Site plan and details
  4. A2.2 Floor plan
  5. A2.3 Reflected ceiling plan and details
  6. A3.1 Building sections and details
  7. A4.1 Exterior elevations and details
  8. A5.1 Schedules: Finish, doors, and windows
  9. A5.2 Door and window details
  10. A6.1 Restroom plan, interior elevations and details
  11. S1.1 Foundation plan
  12. S2.1 Framing plan and details
  13. S2.2 Ramp stair and details
  14. S2.3 Details
  15. MP1 Mechanical and plumbing plan
  16. E1.1 Electrical plan
Box 13, Bundle 3

Miraleste Library renovation blueprints 1991 Dec 1 - 1997 Sep 12

Scope and Contents

18 oversize sheets bundled together. Includes:
  1. Legend notes, schedule, title, Sep 1997
  2. Mechanical floor plan, Sep 1997
  3. A2.2 Floor plan, Dec 1994
  4. A.0.1 Title sheet, Feb 1995
  5. A.1.0 Site survey, Dec 1991
  6. A.1.1 Site plan, Feb 1995
  7. A.2.3 Reflected ceiling plan, Feb 1995
  8. A.3.1 Building sections and details, Feb 1995
  9. A.4.1 Exterior elevations and details, Feb 1995
  10. A.5.1 Schedules, finish, door and windows, Dec 1994
  11. A.5.2 Door and window details, Dec 1994
  12. A.6.1 Restroom plan, interior elevations and details, Feb 1995
  13. S.1.1 Foundation plan, May 1995
  14. S.2.1 Framing plan and details, May 1995
  15. S.2.2 Ramp stairs and details
  16. S.2.3 Details, Feb 1995
  17. MP.1.1 Plumbing and mech plan, Feb 1995
  18. E.1.1 Electrical plan, Feb 1995
Box 14, Bundle 1

Central Library plans - blueprints 1965 Sep 22; undated

Scope and Contents

10 oversize sheets bundled together. By A. Quincy Jones and Frederick E. Emmons, Architects. Includes:
  1. Lower level plan, Revision
  2. Section CC, DD Central Library
  3. Section AA, BB Central Library
  4. Site plan
  5. Roof level plan, revision
  6. Lower level plan
  7. Upper level plan
  8. Roof level plan, revision
  9. Lower level plan, revision
  10. Roof level plan, revision
Box 14, Bundle 2

Peninsula Center Central Library blueprints 1964 Aug 14-1965 Mar

Scope and Contents

14 oversize sheets bundled together. By A. Quincy Jones and Frederick E. Emmons, Architects. Includes:
  1. Copy of development restricted parking layout for Via Pinale
  2. Foundation investigation requirements by Greve and O'Rourke
  3. Topographic survey by South Bay Engineering
  4. South elevation as viewed from Deep Valley Drive
  5. Lower level floor plan
  6. Main level library floor plan
  7. Upper level floor plan
  8. Exterior to RHE in color
  9. Exterior copy in black ink
  10. Upper level floor plan
  11. Roof level floor plan, revision
  12. Main level library floor plan, revision
  13. Lower level floor plan, revision
  14. South elevation viewed from Deep Valley Drive, revision
 

Clippings and Press Releases

Scope and Contents

Clippings and Press Releases include notifications in newspapers relating to PVLD and press releases by the District.
Box 6

Affidavits of Publication 1928-1947

Box 6

Clippings 1928-1999

Box 6

Press Releases 1997-1998

 

Branch Programming

Scope and Contents

Branch Programming is arranged by each branch in the District and includes exhibit and event brochures, release forms, interpretive materials, newsletters and branch programming materials.
 

Malaga Cove

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Art exhibit and event brochures 1961; 1997-1998

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Exhibitor release form 1994

Box 7

Interpretive materials and survey 1994-1996

Box 7

Malaga Cove Library Newsletter 1995-2004

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Malaga Cove programming materials 1995-1999

Box 7

Malaga Cove historical information pamphlets

 

Miraleste

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Focus group outline undated

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Miraleste artwork by Jean Comings undated

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MiraLibra newsletters 1996-1999

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Miraleste programming materials 1998

 

Peninsula Center

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Peninsula Center programming materials 1970s; 1998; 2003-2005; undated

 

Photographs

Scope and Contents

Photographs include receptions, ceremonies, post-Northridge earthquake photos, Malaga Cove Library Branch "stock" photos and children's events. Miraleste photographs include the site prior to construction and the unpacking and stocking of shelves prior to grand opening. Peninsula Center includes construction photographs from Jones & Emmons, Architects. Peninsula Center also includes several photographs by Julius Shulman of both the interior and exterior.

Processing Information

Photographs previously housed in Local History Center general photo collection returned to collection. These are noted in folders with specific numbering i.e. PC 25.01.
Box 7

Photographs 1985-1997

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Malaga Cove photographs (MC25.3; MC25.10-MC25.13; MC25.21-MC25.22; MC25.25) 1950s; 1996-1997

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Miraleste Library photographs (MIR25.1-MIR25.33) 1969-1970; 1985

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Peninsula Center photographs (PEN26.1-PEN26.47) 1965-1968

Physical Description: 2 Folders

Scope and Contents

Includes construction photos. 22 photographs by Julius Shulman for A. Quincy Jones and Frederick Emmons. 4 photographs by Jones Emmons Architects.
Box 7

Staff photos and photos from albums c. 1990s

Processing Information

Photos previously attached to photo album pages have been re-housed.
Box 7

Slides of Summer Reading Club events and puppet show 1972

 

Realia

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Palos Verdes Library T-shirt collection 1979 - 2004

Scope and Contents

14 T-shirts include:
  1. 2 Palos Verdes Library Run T-shirts from 1979
  2. 2 Palos Verdes Library Run T-shirts from 1980
  3. 2 Palos Verdes Library Run T-shirts from 1985
  4. Palos Verdes Library Run T-shirt from 1986
  5. Palos Verdes Library Run T-shirt from 1988
  6. Palos Verdes Library Run T-shirt from 1989
  7. Palos Verdes Library Run T-shirt from 1990
  8. Palos Verdes Library Run T-shirt from 1991
  9. Palos Verdes Library Run T-shirt from 1993
  10. 2 Peninsula Center Grand Re-opening T-shirts from 1995
  11. 2 PVLD 75th Anniversary T-shirts from 2004
Box 8

Library realia 1930 Oct 5 - 2003 Oct 15

Scope and Contents

6 items include:
  1. PVLD's first book, "Captain's Courageous" by Rudyard Kipling donated by Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr.
  2. Books and Prints Accessions List, 1930-1934
  3. Local History Room Guestbook, 1968-1994
  4. Local History Room Guestbook, 1994-2003
  5. Library card, c. 1960s
  6. Edge-notched book card, c. 1960s
Box 10

Library realia 1930 - 2004

Scope and Contents

20 items include:
  1. 1 Library District embossing tool, c. 1930;
  2. 3 finisher medals from PV Library 10K, 1980
  3. 2 acrylic paperweights commemorating bond election, 1991
  4. 2 participant pins from the PV Library Peninsula Challenge fun run, 1990
  5. 2 participant pins from the PV Library Peninsula Challenge fun run, 1991
  6. 2 participant pins from the PV Library Peninsula Challenge fun run, 1992
  7. 3 Peninsula Center Library Grand Re-opening magnets, 1995
  8. 3 Peninsula Center Library Grand Re-opening pins, 1995
  9. 1 etched wine glass commemorating PVLD's 75th anniversary, 2004