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Pacoima Revitalization, Inc. Collection
URB.PRI  
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  • Contributing Institution: Special Collections & Archives
    Title: Pacoima Revitalization, Inc. Collection
    Creator: Pacoima Revitalization, Inc.
    Identifier/Call Number: URB.PRI
    Extent: 4.15 linear feet
    Date (inclusive): 1973-1981
    Abstract: In 1978, a social service agency, Pacoima Revitalization, Inc. (PRI) was created by Los Angeles City Councilman Bob Ronka as a non-profit public corporation to help revitalize the City of Pacoima, California. The Pacoima Revitalization, Inc. Collection documents the organization's historical development and depicts the various activities of PRI within the community.
    Language of Material: English

    Historical Note:

    In 1978, a social service agency, Pacoima Revitalization, Inc. (PRI) was created by Los Angeles City Councilman Bob Ronka as a non-profit public corporation to help revitalize the City of Pacoima, California. PRI was funded by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) through the Community Development Department of the City of Los Angeles. The goals of the organization were: to arrange rehabilitation loans for housing, provide capital improvement monies, enhance commercial services and new employment opportunities, plant trees along main boulevards, sponsor graffiti removal, foster industrial development and community pride. Acting as a resource center for the City of Pacoima, PRI services were free of charge to local businessmen and community citizens. PRI's Board of Directors was made up of community members appointed by Councilman Ronka. The organization closed its doors in July 1981.

    Scope and Contents

    The Pacoima Revitalization, Inc. Collection describes the organization's historical development and depicts the various activities of PRI within the community. Included in the papers are articles of incorporation, audit reports, by-laws, correspondence, memoranda, minutes, project proposals, published articles, pamphlets and reports. The PRI collection is especially insightful for research on urban redevelopment and community pride. It has been arranged in six series: Administrative Records (1978-1981), Financial Records (1978-1981), Correspondence and Memoranda (1978-1981), Subject Files (1974-1981), Publications (1973-1980), and Photographic Material (1974, 1978-1979).
    Series I, Administrative Records, consists of agendas, articles of incorporation, audit reports, by-laws, minutes, news releases, reports and related papers. The files are arranged in alphabetical order.
    Series II, Financial Records, consists of accounts payable and receivable, bank documents, invoices, request for funds, tax and insurance documents. The files are arranged in alphabetical order.
    Series III, Correspondence and Memoranda, consists of correspondence with banks, board members, community and national organizations, and in-house memoranda. The files are arranged in alphabetical order and chronological within individual file folders.
    Series IV, Subject Files, consists of materials collected or written by PRI that represent the operation of the organization. Included in the records are agreements, correspondence, flyers, forms, memoranda, minutes, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, proposals and reports. The files are arranged in alphabetical order.
    Series V, Publications, contains published brochures, bulletins, newsletters, monthly reports and related printed documents collected by PRI in reference to their activities. The files are arranged in alphabetical order by author.
    Series VI, Photographic Material, includes 140 color 35mm Slides.

    Arrangement of Materials:

    Series I: Administrative Records, 1978-1981
    Series II: Financial Records, 1978-1981
    Series III: Correspondence and Memoranda, 1978-1981
    Series IV: Subject Files, 1974-1981
    Series V: Publications, 1973-1980
    Series VI: Photographic Material, 1974, 1978-1979

    Electronic Format:

    Digital reproductions of selected items in this collection are available electronically as a part of the San Fernando Valley History Digital Library  .

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    Conditions Governing Access:

    This collection is open for research use.

    Conditions Governing Use:

    Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has been transferred to California State University, Northridge. Copyright status for other materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    George Copans, 07/13/1981

    Preferred Citation:

    For information about citing items in this collection consult the appropriate style manual, or see the Citing Archival Materials  guide.

    Processing Information:

    Teena Stern and Mildred Thomas, 1981

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Audiovisual materials
    Documents
    Photographs