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Materials Related to the Proposed Southwest Site of the University of California Southern Branch
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Box SC 1

Correspondence 1925

Scope and Contents

Includes one letter dated January 25, 1925 addressed to the Committee on Sites for the University of California, Southern Branch in support of the proposed Palos Verdes location. The letter is signed by A.E. Bradbury, Secretary of the Redondo Beach Chamber of Commerce on behalf of 16 area chambers of commerce. A second letter, dated February 14, 1925 is addressed to Robert Sproule, Comptroller of the University of California, and written by H.T. Cory, consulting civil engineer for the Palos Verdes Project. The letter gives details on the water supply for the proposed Palos Verdes site.
Map-Case 1, drawer 8

Maps showing three locations within proposed campus site ca 1925

Scope and Contents

Includes three maps showing different locations for the campus within the proposed 1000 acre site. Locations drawn on map dated August 11, 1922. Location 1 shown on map 37. Location 2 shown on map 42 and location 3 shown on map 40. All three maps signed C.E. Howard in lower right hand corner.
Box SC 1

"Palos Verdes - The Inspiring Site for the University of California Southern Branch" ca 1925

Scope and Contents

Single fold brochure outlining the principal reasons to select Palos Verdes as the site for the Southern Branch of the University of California.
Box OV 1

"Palos Verdes Los Angeles" ca 1925

Scope and Contents

Publication written by E.G. Lewis describing the Palos Verdes Project with detail descriptions of purchasing plans, key staff, climatic conditions, water supply and various other reports. Includes headshots of key staff. Publication designed, etched and printed by the Atascadero Press, Atascadero California.
The back of the publication includes the following text: Proposition to University of California. As part of the general improvement and construction plans, after closing of the underwriting of the Palos Verdes project, there will be tendered to the regents of the University of California the sum of one million dollars and a deed to one thousand acres of the estate, to be selected by the regents in conference with the planning board, for the location of the Southern Branch of the University on the Palos Verdes estate, if the offer is accepted.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Material deteriorating and poor condition.
Box SC 1

Proposed campus site map ca 1924

Scope and Contents

Map shows proposed site of the campus located on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Map includes location of Los Angeles, Los Angeles Harbor, Long Beach and the cities along the coast to Santa Monica.
Map-Case 1, drawer 8

Proposed Southwest Site (1000 Acres) for University of California Southern Branch map 5 Jan 1925

Scope and Contents

Proposed campus site drawing on Palos Verdes Estates 28"x41" map dated March 1923. Map includes statement: Recommended to the State by the Commercial Bodies and Cities of the Southern Portion of Los Angeles Metropolitan District.
Box SC 1

"Report on Possibilities of Proposed Southwest Site on Palos Verdes Hills as a Location for the University of California Southern Branch" 3 Jan 1925

Scope and Contents

Report authored by Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr. (landscape architect), Myron Hunt (architect), H.T. Cory (consulting civil engineer) and Charles H. Cheney (consultant in city planning) to the Committee on Southwest Site for the University of California Southern Branch in support of Palos Verdes as the location for the new campus.