This collection contains photographs; scrapbooks; newspaper articles and clippings; certificates; booklets; plaques; event
programs; flyers; pamphlets; reports; and issues of
Gardena Valley News regarding the City of Gardena. A majority of the material relates to Sister City visits from the sister city program with
Ichikawa City, Japan, and Huatabampo Mexico; the Gardena High School art collection, and CSUDH Painted Light exhibit; employee
recognition banquets; Gardena Valley JACL; Lions Clubs; Beautification Committee; and other subjects and events regarding
the City of Gardena. A majority of the photographs feature images of city council meetings and events; City of Gardena events
such as heritage festivals, car shows, a fishing event, 5k race, and others; and images of Ichikawa City.
The City of Gardena was incorporated on September 11, 1930. It combined the rural communities of Gardena, Moneta, and Strawberry
Park into a Municipal Corporation, Sixth Class City. Prior to its incorporation, Gardena was a small farming community of
about 20,000 people.
(four document boxes; one record storage box; four photograph boxes; one negative box; nine oversized boxes)
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of Archives
and Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical
materials and not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
There are no access restrictions on this collection.