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Materials Related to the Proposed Southwest Site of the University of California Southern Branch
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  • Scope and Contents
  • Processing Information
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  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: Palos Verdes Library District, Peninsula Center Library. Local History Center.
    Title: Collection of Materials Related to the Proposed Southwest Site of the University of California Southern Branch
    Identifier/Call Number: 024
    Physical Description: .25 Cubic Feet 2 oversize folders, 4 folders
    Date: 1925
    Physical Location: Local History Center
    Abstract: Includes maps and correspondence related to the proposed site on the Palos Verdes Peninsula for the Southern Branch of the University of California, now known as University of California, Los Angeles.

    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], Collection of Materials Related to the Proposed Southwest Site of the University of California Southern Branch (Collection 24). Local History Center, Peninsula Center Library, Palos Verdes Library District, Rolling Hills Estates, CA.

    Biographical / Historical

    In 1924 the Regents of the University of California created a committee to help select a location for the University of California, Southern Branch (now known as the University of California, Los Angeles). The Committee on Sites for the Southern Branch of the University of California considered over a 100 locations in the Los Angeles area. The Palos Verdes Peninsula was among one of the proposed sites. The 1000 acre site was located on the north western side of the Palos Verdes Peninsula.
    As early as 1922, the Palos Verdes Project, then actively promoting sales of property in the new residential area that eventually became the City of Palos Verdes Estates, promoted Palos Verdes as a site for the new campus. In an ad in the 1922 Southern Campus yearbook, the Palos Verdes Project invited students and faculty to Palos Verdes to see the site and pledged "to tender to the Board of Regents One Thousand Acres of Palos Verdes Estates and One Million Dollars in Cash for the development of this site to meet the need and demand for additional University facilities and opportunities for the young men and women of Southern California."
    The location of the site in Palos Verdes had support from area businesses and chambers of commerce. In January and February of 1925, they sent letters of support to the Committee encouraging it to select Palos Verdes.
    In March of 1925, the Committee selected the current Westwood site for the campus.

    Arrangement

    Arranged alphabetically by folder title.

    Scope and Contents

    Includes one map with the proposed location of the Southern Branch campus and three smaller maps with specific locations for the campus. Also includes letters and a report in support of the project and a publication outlining the Palos Verdes project.

    Processing Information

    Initial rehousing and stabilization of materials by Marjeanne Blinn. Final arrangement and description by Monique Sugimoto, March 2017.

    Related Materials

    The Palos Verdes Bulletin issues for January, February and March-April 1925 include articles on the proposed campus.
    The following collections held in the UCLA Library Special Collections provide more information on the campus selection: University Archives Record Series 4, Regent's Committee on the Southern Branch of the University of California. Maps;
    Regent's Committee on the Southern Branch of the University of California. Administrative files. 1922-1926;
    University of California (System). Regent's Committee on the Southern Branch of the University of California. Photographic material, 1924-1925.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Regent's Committee on the Southern Branch of the University of California
    University of California (System)
    Maps