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Redfield, Elaine, 1966-08-02 - 2010-07-19

 Sub-Group — Document box: 60
Identifier: 18-1

Scope and Contents note

From the Collection:

The Local History Collection focuses on the history of Orange County California and the cities within Orange County, Southern California and to a lesser extent California as a whole. All Time periods from 1776-2012 (to date) are covered. The collection includes 3860 cataloged books and pamphlets, correspondence, ephemera, manuscripts, maps, memoribilia. papers, periodicals, posters and photographs.


  • 1966-08-02 - 2010-07-19


From the Collection: 733 boxes (733 boxes, 3860 volumes in 429 linear feet plus two large orange cabinets drawers and two map cases drawers. )

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


Elaine Redfield (1917-2014) was born in New York City, three blocks from Carnegie Hall, and developed a love of music from a young age. In 1950, Redfield moved to Orange County, where she ran an interior decorating business, and in 1954 helped establish what would become the Philharmonic Society of Orange County.

Redfield also served on Fullerton's Cultural and Fine Arts Commision, the Friends of the Library at the University of California, Irvine, the President's Advisory Council at Chapman Coolege, and the board of trustees of South Coast Reperatory Theatre.

Following the opening of the Los Angeles Music Center in 1964, Redfield began leading efforts to create a a music center in Orange County. In 1979, Henry Sergerstrom agreed to Redfield's request to donate land, and the Orange County Performing Arts Center, later renamed the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, opened in 1986.

Repository Details

Part of the CSUF University Archives & Special Collections Repository

University Archives & Special Collections
Pollak Library South Room 352 (PLS 352)
Fullerton CA 92831-3599 USA
(657) 278-4751