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Finding Aid for the John W. Fisher papers, 1900-1959
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Description
The collection consists of the personal papers of John W. Fisher, owner of The Fisher Lumber Company, Santa Monica, California. The collection includes letters and postcards, photographs, financial records, clippings, certificates and membership cards, a few event programs and an American flag.
Background
John W. Fisher (1873-1959) was an Iowa native and long-time resident of Santa Monica. He became a successful lumberman and owner of the Fisher Lumber Company in 1924. Fisher's philanthropic work extended to such organizations as the First Methodist Church in Santa Monica, the Santa Monica Young Men's Christian Association, the Santa Monica chapter of the Red Cross, Santa Monica City College and Boys' Town, Nebraska. Fisher was closely involved with the development of the city of Santa Monica, both as a member of the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce and as Treasurer for the Board of Freeboarders which helped draft a new city charter in 1946. He also served on the Santa Monica City Planning Commission in 1954 until he was forced to retire due to health reasons later that year. He passed away on August 9, 1959.
Extent
2 boxes (1 linear ft.)
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability
Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.