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Ropp, Roy M., 1970-08-05 - 1974-05-11

 Sub-Group — Document box: 60
Identifier: 18-2

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.


  • 1970-08-05 - 1974-05-11


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


Roy M. Ropp was born in Kansas in 1888, and his parents homesteaded in Oklahoma in 1901. By 1921, Ropp brought his family to Laguna Beach, California, where he worked in the construction industry. A self-taught painter, in 1935 Ropp began the "Pageant of the Masters" in Laguna Beach's Festival of Arts, using real people to identically recreate iconic works of art. Ropp directed the Pageant until 1941 and again in 1950. In 1961, Ropp retired to Yucca Valley, California, where he died in 1974.

See also: "Muted Symphony" oil painting by Roy M. Ropp (currently hanging in office). LH 50-20-2: Laguna Beach (City) Festival of Arts and Pageant of the Masters. LH 50-20-2 (Oversize): "Through the years with Roy M. Ropp" scrapbook. CSUF Center for Oral and Public History: O.H. 86.

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
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