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The San Fernando Valley Tourism Literature collection consists of promotional material aimed at attracting visitors, settlers, and real estate investment in the San Fernando Valley. Located twenty-three miles north of Los Angeles, the San Fernando Valley was founded in 1874, It's namesake, San Fernando gained the nickname the “Mission City” due to its close proximity to the San Fernando Mission, founded in 1797. The San Fernando Valley ’s climate and deep wells provided water for irrigation allowing for the abundant growth of vegetables and fruit, attracting people to move and settle there. 

The material from this collection includes tour booklets, travel guides, street and real estate tractImage of hand representing communities in the San Fernando Valley maps, posters, brochures, pamphlets, postcards, magazines, menus, drawings, photographs, and souvenirs. Burbank, Sherman Oaks, Tarzana, Sunland-Tujunga, Canoga Park, Northridge, Van Nuys, Encino, Woodland Hills, Glendale, Chatsworth, North Hollywood, and Reseda are locations within the San Fernando Valley that are featured in our collection.

Rights: Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge. Copyright status for other materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

 
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