Citizens Coordinate for Century 3 Records, 1961-1980
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Brief Description: The Citizens Coordinate for Century 3 Collection contains a great deal of material that relates to the natural environment of San Diego, and also publications from other environmental groups. A number of city and county agencies are also represented.  The collection has been split into 11 major series: General Files, Naval Regional Medical Center Issue Files, Office Files, Environmental Impact Reports & Information, Oversize Materials, Balboa Park / Navy Hospital Issue, Environmental Audit Committee Files, Comprehensive Planning Organization Files, Tijuana Flood Control Project, Newsletters, and Miscellaneous Files.
Held at:
Special Collections & University Archives
5500 Campanile Dr. MC 8050
San Diego, CA 92182 8050
Phone: 619-594-6791
Email: askscua [at]
Created by: Citizens Coordinate for Century 3 (1961-)
Volume: 30.0 Linear Feet
Acquired: 09/16/1979.

I. General Files

II. Naval Regional Medical Center Issue Files

     1. Correspondence

III. Office Files

IV. Environmental Impact Reports and Information

     1. Environmental Impact Reports

     2. Environmental Impact Analysis

     3. Environmental Assessment

     4. Environmental Impact Statement

     5. Miscellaneous Reports

V. Oversize Materials

VI. Balboa Park / Navy Hospital Issue

VII. Environmental Audit Committee Files

VIII. Comprehensive Planning Organization

IX. Tijuana Flood Control Project

X. Newsletters

XI. Miscellaneous Files

Biographical Note for Citizens Coordinate for Century 3 (1961-) :

Citizens Coordinate for Century 3 was founded in 1961.  The original name of the organization was Citizens Coordinate for a Handsome Community, but in 1971 the title of the organization was changed to Citizens Coordinate for Century 3. The organization is dedicated to the idea that the outward appearance of a community reveals and influences the character of its people, and that civic beauty is an integral part of the community's cultural life. The group, when first established, advocated enlightened planning, preservation of desirable open spaces, agricultural excellence, tree planting and better landscaping, control of visual nuisance, and support of official efforts to achieve these goals. Since its founding C-3 has remained a non-profit, tax-exempt, volunteer organization.

C-3 is presided over by a Chairman of the Board, a president, several vice-presidents, and a number of Board members. Work projects are distributed to a variety of committees, at times there were as many as twenty-five of these committees. Topical areas of interest to committees included billboard control and land use. The size of the organization has never been large, probably not exceeding six hundred members. Its leaders, however, have been experienced in civic affairs and dedicated to their task, and have made C-3 an important community organization.

C-3 has been concerned with a number of environmental issues. They have been especially interested in the zoning of land, land use, billboard control, water and air quality, and the aesthetic development of San Diego. The group has, on a number of occasions, taken an active role in campaigning for and against legislation that affected these and other issues. Their role consisted chiefly of letter writing to political officials, and the printing of information sheets for the public.

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.
Subject Index
Citizens Coordinate for Century 3 (San Diego, Calif.)--Archives
City planning--California--San Diego--Sources
Environmental impact statements--California--San Diego
Land use--California--San Diego--Sources
Genres/Forms of Material
Organizational Records
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Spanish;Castilian [spa]
Rights/Use Restrictions: The copyright interests in these materials have not been transferred to San Diego State University. Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections is such that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine.  Requests for permission to publish must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. When granted, permission is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish. Materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.
Acquisition Notes: Citizens Coordinate for Century 3
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PreferredCitation: Identification of item, folder title, box number, Citizens Coordinate for Century 3 Records, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.