The collection consists of
correspondence, reports, court documents, minutes, photographs, and newspaper clippings
documenting three major environmental and political issues in Orange County, California, in
the 1960s: agricultural preserves, beach erosion, and redistricting. Primary creators and
collectors of the documents include the Orange County Board of Supervisors and the Orange
County Planning Commission. Documents illustrate political positions, public opinion, and
law on land conservation and land use. Aerial photographs depict Pacific coastline erosion,
and maps illustrate districting plans.
Orange County, California is located on Southern California's Pacific coast between Los
Angeles and San Diego Counties. The county was formally established in 1889 when the
southern portion of Los Angeles County separated to become Orange County. The City of Santa
Ana is the county seat, and Orange County is governed by a Board of Supervisors comprised of
five elected officials, representing regional constituencies.
2.9 Linear Feet
(5 boxes and 1 oversize folder)
Property rights reside with the University of California. Literary rights are retained by
the creators of the records and their heirs. For permissions to reproduce or to publish,
please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.
Collection is open for research.