The Palos Verdes Project collection includes pamphlets, flyers, letters, brochures, real estate promotionals, original deed restrictions and bulletins. This material documents what eventually became the Cityof Palos Verdes Estates.
A gift from Marymount Palos Verdes College, the papers of E.G. Lewis, the investment manager of the Palos Verdes Project, documents the financial dealings for the early development of the Palos Verdes Project. Lewis, dismissed from the Project in 1922 under suspicion of fraud, was indicted on mail fraud in 1927 and served five years in the McNeil Island Federal Prison. The Lewis Collection is especially important as it includes some of the earliest photos of the Peninsula currently available.
Together, these collections and others such as the Marineland Collection, the Save Our Coastline Collection and School District records, document the Peninsula's institutions, organizations, and environs.