Scope and Content of Collection
Title: Dana Strand Club Records
Collection Number: 2018_05
Dana Strand Club
3 archives boxes; 1 linear foot, 3 inches
Sherman Library and Gardens
Corona del Mar, California 92625
Abstract: This collection includes administrative files, corporate
papers, event files and news bulletins from the Dana Strand Club, a mobile home
community located in Dana Point, CA. The files documents the management of the
property, including finances, amenities, such as the beach, pool and coffee shop,
employees, and community events.
Language of Material:
The collection is open for research.
Property rights to the physical object belong to the Sherman Library. Literary
rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the
responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the
copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The Sherman
Library do not hold the copyright.
Dana Strand Club Records. Sherman Library and Gardens
The Dana Strand Club was a mobile home development on the Dana Point Strand
established in 1956 by the Chandler-Sherman Corporation. The Club grounds included
90 lots overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The site was accessible only by private road
and included a private beach. Club amenities included a restaurant, clubhouse,
tennis court and swimming pool. The club hosted events such as holiday parties and a
polar bear swim, and issued a community newsletter.
Membership in the Club, which was required to rent a lot, was strictly regulated by
Chandler-Sherman Corp. New members had to be sponsored by an existing member and
provide three character references, one of which had to be a financial adviser. The
Club had two membership categories: regular and associate. Regular members leased
home sites at the Dana Strand Club. Associate Members were part of the immediate
family of a regular members in good standing. Associate membership were usually only
issued to unmarried daughters and sons over the age of fifteen.
The Club was initially managed by Rex Thompson who was also vice president of
Chandler-Sherman Corporation. In 1958, Thompson resigned as General Manager, and was
replaced by Caroline and Ogden Read. The Reads managed the club until 1981 and then
Drew G. Harper assumed their responsibilities. The Dana Strand Club officially
closed its doors on February 24, 1989.
Scope and Content of Collection
This collection includes administrative files, corporate papers, event files and news
bulletins from the Dana Strand Club, a mobile home community located in Dana Point,
CA. The files documents the management of the property, including finances,
amenities, such as the beach, pool and coffee shop, employees, and community
- Administrative Files, 1957-1989
- Corporate Documents, 1956-1960
- Event Files, 1958-1982
- News Bulletins, 1956-1968
Business records - California - Orange County - 21st century.
Mobile Homes - California
Planned Communities - California - Orange County - 21st century.
Dana Strand Club - History - 21st century.
Dana Strand and Tennis Club - History - 21st
Dana Point (Calif.) - History - 21st century.