Rancho San Pedro Collection


California State University, Dominguez Hills
University Library
Dominguez Family ; Japanese American evacuation and resettlement ; Land grants – California ; Oil and gas leases-California
This collection contains legal, oil and business papers related to the Rancho San Pedro and to its owners, the Dominguez family in Los Angeles County. The Spanish crown gave the Southern California lands of the Rancho San Pedro to Juan Jose Dominguez in 1784, and in 1858 the United States government granted a patent confirming Dominguez family ownership of the Rancho. A few items predate the 1858 patent, but the bulk of the collection is from 1880-1960. Some materials concern the Rancho San Pedro itself, including partitions of land among family members, farming, oil and water development, and legal issues with neighboring cities, including Los Angeles and Long Beach.
Dates covered:
English, Spanish
Collection Size:
155 linear feet
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Citation Sample:
Rancho San Pedro Collection, Courtesy of the Department of Archives and Special Collections. University Library. California State University, Dominguez Hills
Collection policy:
There are no access restrictions on this collection.