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Guide to the Charles E. Arnold Collection MS 160
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Series I: Personal Papers

Box-folder 1:1

Correspondence, 1904 April 22–1970 March 8

Box-folder 1:2

Articles by Arnold, 1922–1966 and undated


Articles on the professionalization of the real estate industry
Box-folder 1:3

Speeches by Arnold, 1943 August 25–1968 February 16


Speeches on grand juries and his speeches to the San Diego Realty Board
Box-folder 1:4

Speech source materials, 1961 June 21 and undated

Box-folder 1:5

Newspaper articles, 1921 April 4–1965 December 27

Box-folder 1:6

Miscellanea, 1870–1970 and undated


Rowing club rules
National Association of Real Estate Boards decal
Achievement certificates

Series II: Arnold Realty Co.

Box-folder 1:7

Administration, sales records, and accounts, 1869 December 22–1969 February 2 and undated


Copy of itemized lumber bill from 1869, the year Arnold Realty Co. was founded by Cyrus and Philander
List from 1911 detailing prices of properties in downtown San Diego
Box-folder 1:8

Deeds (A), 1894–1917

Box-folder 1:9

Deeds (B), 1887-1917

Box-folder 1:10

Deeds (C), 1887-1918

Box-folder 1:11

Deeds (D), 1888-1916

Box-folder 1:12

Deeds (E, F), 1890-1917

Scope and Content

Two (2) Frevert family deeds (in Oversize Collections D4)
Box-folder 1:13

Deeds (G), 1885-1916

Box-folder 1:14

Deeds (H), 1907-1916

Box-folder 1:15

Deeds (H), 1903-1914

Box-folder 1:16

Deeds (H), 1904-1917

Box-folder 1:17

Deeds (H), 1885-1917

Box-folder 2:1

Deeds (I, J), 1898-1916

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Deeds (K, L), 1904-1913

Box-folder 2:3

Deeds (K, L), 1873-1914

Box-folder 2:4

Deeds (M), 1913-1916

Box-folder 2:5

Deeds (M), 1906-1916

Box-folder 2:6

Deeds (N, O), 1891-1918

Box-folder 2:7

Deeds (P, Q), 1888-1918

Box-folder 2:8

Deeds (R), 1885-1916

Box-folder 2:9

Deeds (S), 1908-1918

Box-folder 2:10

Deeds (S), 1910-1914

Box-folder 2:11

Deeds (S), 1907-1915

Box-folder 2:12

Deeds (S), 1886-1906

Box-folder 2:13

Deeds (T-V), 1905-1917

Box-folder 2:14

Deeds (T-V), 1888-1914

Box-folder 2:15

Deeds (W), 1907-1917

Box-folder 2:16

Deeds (W-Z), 1886-1913

Box-folder 3:1

Company notes, 1874–1944 and undated


List of maps on file with Arnold Realty Co.
List from August 1940 detailing businesses renting in a building on 7th and Broadway. Notes the amount of rent paid per month by each business.
List of downtown property values from 1909 and notes on land already sold
Box-folder 3:2

Company advertisements, 1887 April 22-1926 August 29


Series III: San Diego Realty Board

Box-folder 3:3

Board resolutions, 1922–1935

Box-folder 3:4

Annual reports and meeting minutes, 1929-1970

Box-folder 3:5

Officer and membership lists, 1967-1970

Box-folder 3:6

"History of the San Diego Realty Board" correspondence, 1963 April 22–1966 November 15


Letters detail efforts to compile a publication of "History of the San Diego Realty Board"
Letters from past-presidents regarding details of the Board’s history
Box-folder 3:7

"History of the San Diego Realty Board" notes, 1930-1967 and undated

Scope and Content

"Profession is Born" notes (in oversized collection D4)
Box-folder 3:8

"History of the San Diego Realty Board" drafts and pamphlet, 1965-1969 and undated


Final published pamphlet
Box-folder 3:9

Board property notes and maps, 1905 April 25–1982 February 10 and undated


Maps of Marston Hills, Vermont/Cypress Streets, and Downtown Booster Sketch (in Oversize Collections D4)
Box-folder 3:10

Hillcrest, 1922 May 24–1968 February 18 and undated


Property map of Hillcrest with handwritten notes regarding rental prices for different plots in the neighborhood, May 24, 1922
Brief history of the Hillcrest neighborhood compiled by Arnold
Box-folder 3:11

Oil and oil leases in San Diego, 1920-1944


Newspaper clippings compiled by Arnold at request of the San Diego Realty Board regarding oil leases for sale and oil leases sold in San Diego County
Box-folder 3:12

Miscellanea, 1915-1939


San Diego Realty Board leaflet and stationary
Newspaper clipping related to board activities
History of California real estate

Series IV: Real Estate Legislation, Associations, and Education

Box-folder 3:13

History and notes on real estate industry, 1938 June–1963 August and undated

Box-folder 3:14

Legislation, 1924 July 24–1968 September 28 and undated


Drafts of proposed legislative efforts and proposal for Senate Bill No. 355 (legislation requiring qualifying courses and exam for all California real estate agents/brokers)
Examiner’s Act draft that proposes a "Board of Real Estate Examiners of the State of California"
Notes from the 1924 California Real Estate Association Legislative Committee meeting
Box-folder 3:15

Legislation: articles and publicity, 1929 December 23–1963 April and undated


National Real Estate Journal article that applauds the California legislative efforts, December 23, 1929.
California Real Estate Bulletin article detailing the history of real estate law from 1917-1963, April 1963.
Box-folder 3:16

California Real Estate Association, 1923–1970 and undated


By-laws and constitution
Program for the California Real Estate Association 18th annual convention (December 1922)
Letter detailing association history through 1954
Box-folder 3:17

National Association of Real Estate Boards, 1928–1970 and undated


Association code of ethics and statement of policy
Box-folder 3:18

Real estate classes and attendance rosters, 1923 October 4–1968 October 31


Roster for the first realty qualification course held in November 1924 at the University of Southern California
Class payment list and roster from the 1925 course
Publication announcing the University of California, Berkeley’s plan to present a course of study for Real Estate and Urban Land Economics, 1947

Series V: “The Birth of a Profession” (publication)

Box-folder 3:19

Publication notes and correspondence, 1957 February 5–1967 October 30 and undated


Correspondence with William Akin and John Griffith, who both assisted Arnold in the compilation of the history of the profession
List suggesting how the published book should be distributed to local colleges and associations
Box-folder 3:20

“Birth of a Profession” (Pages 1-60) (photostatic copy), undated

Box-folder 3:21

“Birth of a Profession” (Pages 61-125) (photostatic copy), undated

Box-folder 4:1

“Birth of a Profession” (Pages 1-60) (mock-up copy), undated

Box-folder 4:2

“Birth of a Profession” (Pages 61-125) (mock-up copy), undated

Box-folder 4:3

“Birth of a Profession” (bound draft), undated