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Corporate Author West Van Nuys Chamber of Commerce.
Title West Van Nuys Chamber of Commerce collection, 1953-1977.
LOCATION CALL # STATUS
 Special Collections & Archives  WVNCC  box 4    IN LIBRARY
 Special Collections Map Case  WVNCC  flat file 1    IN LIBRARY
 Stored Special Collections & Archives  WVNCC  box 1    IN LIBRARY
 Stored Special Collections & Archives  WVNCC  box 2    IN LIBRARY
 Stored Special Collections & Archives  WVNCC  box 3    IN LIBRARY
  
Description 1.48 linear feet
Access The collection is open for research use.
Summary Collection documents the administrative functions, activities, and goals of the West Van Nuys Chamber of Commerce (WVNCC) through correspondence, minutes and agendas, reports, newsletters, newspaper clippings, and pamphlets. The Chamber supported the expansion of Van Nuys Airport, improvement of local high schools, the development of recreational facilities in the Sepulveda Dam Basin and the promotion of local businesses. The bulk of the collection dates from the early 1950s and 1960s; material dating from the 1970s is very limited.
Note Albert Zoraster; Gift; 1982.
The West Van Nuys Chamber of Commerce (WVNCC) was established in 1952 by a group of local merchants. The Chamber was a member of the West Valley Associated Chambers of Commerce and the Valley-Wide Streets, Highways and Transportation Committee. Through voluntary associations, local businessmen and property owners helped direct the growth and development of the San Fernando Valley. Because WVNCC long championed the cause of the Van Nuys Airport, the most active private-plane airport in California, the association is often referred to as "The Airport Chamber." Other important issues backed by the Chamber include defense contracts coming to the San Fernando Valley, the development of transportation networks, education, housing and population growth, recreational facilities and public works.
Albert Zorester gift Sept. 1980 80-13
Subject West Van Nuys Chamber of Commerce -- Archives.
Van Nuys (Los Angeles, Calif.) -- History -- Sources.
Van Nuys Airport.
Corman, James C. (James Charles), 1920-2000.
Teague, Rod (Roderick Rothwell), 1935-2007.
Miller, Isla Imogene, 1920-2008.
Zoraster, Albert.
Cline, Robert C.
Holt, Joe (Joseph Franklin), 1924-1997.
OCLC number 17501141