South El Monte: The History of a City (Preface)
25th anniversary souvenir edition

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SEM City Hall 1958 and 1983.jpg

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Title

South El Monte: The History of a City (Preface)
25th anniversary souvenir edition

Subject

City Hall
South El Monte (Calif.)
Vargas, Joe
Kelly, Jim

Description

This page contains the preface for the South El Monte history 25th anniversary booklet that was published in 1983. This page includes a photograph of the first South El Monte City Hall in 1958, a photograph of the first city council of South El Monte, a photograph of the 1983 City Hall, and the portraits of the 1983 city council members.
The booklet traces the history of South El Monte from “The Indians and the Land” through “The ‘80s: A Challenging New Era,” narrating many of the events and developments also chronicled in the Clippings File and the Annual Reports. It contains lots of useful information, but its perspective is very much that of the mostly white, middle class and landowning business community and reflects their biases. Paired with the Annual Reports and Clippings File, it serves as both a fascinating, if incomplete, history of the place and as a primary source that helps us understand the vision of the past, present, and future that South El Monte’s “leading citizens” had of themselves and their city in 1983.

Creator

Municipal Services Bureau for the City of South El Monte

Source

Booklet page, 1 JPEG, East of East- Mapping Community Narratives in South El Monte

Publisher

Municipal Services Bureau

Date

1983

Contributor

KRR

Rights

A wide variety of materials, including this one, were obtained from many different sources, created and provided by many different individuals and institutions in the South El Monte and El Monte communities (as well as the wider San Gabriel Valley and Los Angeles area). SEMAP may or may not hold copyright for these items. SEMAP does its best to secure permission for reproduction before placing items online. If you claim the rights to any of the materials on this website and believe they are inappropriately accessible online, please contact SEMAP at semartsposse@gmail.com. South El Monte Arts Posse (SEMAP) provides access to the materials on this website for the purposes of research and education. To reproduce/use/share these items online or in print, please request permission at semartsposse@gmail.com

Format

JPG

Language

English

Type

Image

Identifier

SEM City Hall 1958 and 1983

Citation

Municipal Services Bureau for the City of South El Monte, “South El Monte: The History of a City (Preface)
25th anniversary souvenir edition,” East of East, accessed July 20, 2024, https://semapeastofeast.com/items/show/46.