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Fernando Award
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection
This project was supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian
Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
Date Created and/or Issued
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph was edited for publication purposes
The Fernando Award originated circa 1958 when chamber of commerce members made a joint decision to honor someone in the San Fernando Valley who best served the Valley community and its advancement.
Photograph caption dated September 30, 1961 reads, "Sherman Oaks Banker Rickard G. Norlander was presented with the 1961 Fernando Award for highest citizenship at a dinner Thursday night. Participating in the presentation are (from left) Russel [sic] Quisenberry, chairman of the event and winner of the 1960 award; Norlander; Martin Pollard, 1959 winner; and Mayor Samuel W. Yorty." The award ceremony took place at the Sportsmen's Lodge, 12833 Ventura Blvd., Studio City.
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Quisenberry, Russell A.,--1893-1966
Pollard, Martin
Yorty, Sam,--1909-1998
Sportsmen's Lodge (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Fernando Award Foundation, Inc
Men--California--Los Angeles
Awards--California--Los Angeles
Award winners--California--Los Angeles
Mayors--California--Los Angeles
Bow ties--California--Los Angeles
Studio City (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Group portraits
Portrait photographs
Valley Times Collection photographs

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