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California Chamber of Commerce. Records, 1922-
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Records, 1922-


California Chamber of Commerce, creator


Hay, John T.


McGowan, Clay.


California Development Association


California State Chamber of Commerce


The California Chamber of Commerce archives is a multi-media collection organized into two major series. The media series includes slides, photographs -- prints, negatives and proof sheets -- and film, including videos. These materials document Chamber activities and programs addressing major public policy issues of interest to the Chamber from approximately 1970 to date. The records series includes: Board of Director reports from 1922-1953; materials pertaining to the 2% Club, a major Chamber program to promote corporate charitable contributions conducted during the 1980s; and sample Chamber publications from 1930 to date. Specific Chamber of Commerce publications for these years have been removed from the archives and seperately cataloged within the library collection.


1922 (issued)


Boxes 2220-2221: Media: audio tapes, 1968-1989. -- Boxes 2222-2231: Media: photographs, 1970-1989. -- Box 2232. Media: slides, 1980-1989. -- Boxes 2233-2238: Media: film, 1980s. -- Boxes 2239-2244: Records: Board of Directors reports, 1922-1953. -- Boxes 2245-2252: Records: 2% Club. -- Boxes 2253-2255: Records: Freedom Foundation Award nominations. -- Boxes 2256-2257: Records: Publications, 1930s-1990s. -- Boxes 2258-2261: Media: film, 1986-1994.


California Development Association -- Archives
California State Chamber of Commerce -- Archives
California Chamber of Commerce -- Archives
Agriculture -- California -- History
California -- Commerce -- History
Industries -- California -- History
Business and politics -- California
Corporations -- Charitable contributions -- California


The "Winter Sports" film reels in Box 2237 have been copied to DVD, and added to the CSL collection separately as GV854.5 .C2 C34 1940z CD/DVD.
The California Chamber of Commerce began as the California State Board of Trade which incorporated in 1890. The primary goal of the organization during these early years was to encourage immigration to California by publishing descriptive information on the growth and products of the state. In 1910 the Board merged with the Manufacturers' and Producers' Association of California and the California Promotion Committee to form the California Development Board. The new Board sought to combine the variant interests of its parent organizations, continuing to promote the state through dissemination of information about its products and economic opportunities.
As the California business climate continued to expand, the Board merged with the California Industries Association in 1921 to become the California Development Association. By September 1929, when the organization incorporated as the California State Chamber of Commerce, its focus had grown to encompass all aspects of California's broad and expansive economy. Today, operating under the shorter form of the name adopted in 1972, the California Chamber of Commerce continues programs and services to address the diverse interests of its members from business, industry, agriculture and high technology.
Not restricted. Please credit California State Library.
California Chamber of Commerce records.

Physical Description:

42 manuscript boxes : ill., ports.




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