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Sandy Bleifer papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 7077

Content Description

During her years as a real estate broker and historic preservation advocate in downtown Los Angeles, Sandra Bleifer created and collected a trove of materials documenting the revitalization of downtown in the 1990s and 2000s--decades witnessing an enormous amount of development and gentrification in the city's historic core and neighboring districts. The collection comprises materials on a variety of revitalization projects, plans, and studies undertaken by different organizations and individuals, including a study of the jewelry industry undertaken by USC graduate students in 2005, a plan for the Broadway theatre district, and rehabilitation projects for the Red Car trolley and St. Vibiana's cathedral. Also included are minutes of the Lincoln Heights Historic Preservation Board, various reports, brochures on residential loft development in historic buildings, and Bleifer's own transactional files that detail historic information about the buildings she had listed as a broker.

Dates

  • 1990-2010

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. Advance notice required for access.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

Biographical / Historical

Sandy Bleifer is an artist and real estate agent/developer. She earned her B.A. in Fine Arts from UCLA in 1962 and exhibited her work extensively from the early 1970s through 1997. In the mid-1990s she began to focus her attention on the revitalization of downtown Los Angeles.

Extent

8 Linear Feet (8 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

During her years as a real estate broker and historic preservation advocate in downtown Los Angeles, Sandra Bleifer created and collected a trove of materials documenting the revitalization of downtown in the 1990s and 2000s--decades witnessing an enormous amount of development and gentrification in the city's historic core and neighboring districts. The collection comprises materials on a variety of revitalization projects, plans, and studies undertaken by different organizations and individuals, including a study of the jewelry industry undertaken by USC graduate students in 2005, a plan for the Broadway theatre district, and rehabilitation projects for the Red Car trolley and St. Vibiana's cathedral. Also included are minutes of the Lincoln Heights Historic Preservation Board, various reports, brochures on residential loft development in historic buildings, and Bleifer's own transactional files that detail historic information about the buildings she had listed as a broker.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Sandra Bleifer, December 4, 2018.

Processing Information

The collection is unprocessed.
Title
Finding aid for the Sandy Bleifer papers
Status
Unprocessed
Author
Sue Luftschein
Date
2018 December
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the USC Libraries Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Doheny Memorial Library 206
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Los Angeles California 90089-0189 United States