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Guide to the George Leidal Collection on the City of Irvine
MS-R030  
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Description
This collection comprises files of George Leidal, a reporter employed by the Daily Pilot newspaper in Newport Beach, California. Leidal reported on the planning, incorporation, and early development of the City of Irvine, a master-planned community designed by architect William Pereira and developed by The Irvine Company. The materials are principally agenda packets of the Irvine City Council and Planning Commission, accompanied by some other files of other city and local area committees. Irvine was incorporated on December 28, 1971, and the files include the first City Council meeting held on that date.
Background
George A. Leidal was a reporter working for the Daily Pilot, a newspaper published in Newport Beach, California. His residences included Irvine, California and later Key West, Florida.The City of Irvine is a master-planned community located in Orange County, California. It was designed by architect William Pereira and developed by The Irvine Company. The first General Plan for the future city was issued in 1964, and Irvine was incorporated on December 28, 1971.
Extent
4 linear feet (4 boxes)
Restrictions
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 University Archives.
Availability
Collection open for research.