Scope and Content of Collection
Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla 92093-0175
Title: Gerald Warren Papers
Identifier/Call Number: MSS 0306
50.5 Linear feet
(49 records cartons, 1 map case folder, 5 flat box folders)
Date (inclusive): 1958 - 1997
Abstract: Papers of Gerald Lee Warren, deputy press secretary during the Nixon and Ford administrations and editor (1975-1995) of the
San Diego Union. The collection contains Warren's office files from the editorial department of the
Union and includes subject files, correspondence, department files, membership files, trip files, appointment calendars, telephone
logs, and awards.
Scope and Content of Collection
The Gerald Lee Warren Papers contain Warren's office files as the editor (1975-1995) of the
San Diego Union. The materials include subject files, correspondence, department files, photographs, membership files, travel files, appointment
calendars, telephone logs, and awards. Material relating to Warren's service as deputy press secretary is sparse and relates
chiefly to his transition from that office to newspaper editor.
Arranged in eight series: 1) HOOVER INSTITUTION REGISTER, 2) SUBJECT FILES, 3) CORRESPONDENCE, 4) DEPARTMENT FILES, 5) MEMBERSHIPS,
6) TRIPS, 7) APPOINTMENT CALENDARS AND TELEPHONE LOGS, and 8) AWARDS.
Gerald (Jerry) Lee Warren was born on August 17, 1930, in Hastings, Nebraska. In 1952 he graduated from the University of
Nebraska with a bachelor of arts degree in journalism. He served as the editor of the
Daily Nebraskan (1951) and worked as a reporter for the
Lincoln Star (1951-1952). Between 1952 and 1956, Warren served as a pilot in the U.S. Navy.
After a brief time with the
Mill Valley Record, Warren joined the staff of the
San Diego Union as a reporter and later as assistant city editor (1956-1961). He served as business representative (1961-1963) for the Copley
News Service. In 1963, Warren returned to the editorial department as the city editor (1963-1968) and then assistant managing
Gerald Warren served as deputy press secretary (1969-1974) to President Richard Nixon and was the principal presidential spokesman
during Nixon's last year in the presidency. He also served as deputy press secretary (1974-1975) to President Gerald Ford.
In 1975 Warren returned to the
San Diego Union as editor (1975-1995). During that time, Warren worked to promote San Diego and to enrich the community. He was a frequent
supporter of and participant in UC San Diego programs, including events on Latin America at the Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies,
the Institute of the Americas, and the School of International Relations and Pacific Studies. He lectured frequently on the
topic of the free press in a democratic society in various Latin American countries. Warren was also a member of the Chancellor's
Associates at UC San Diego from 1982. Gerald Warren died on March 20, 2015.
Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.
Gerald Warren Papers, MSS 306. Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego.
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. ALLOW ONE WEEK FOR RETRIEVAL OF MATERIALS.
Original sound recordings are restricted; researchers may request user copies be produced.
Subjects and Indexing Terms
San Diego (Calif.) -- History
Journalism -- Editing
Journalists -- California -- San Diego
San Diego (Calif.) -- Newspapers
Journalism -- California -- San Diego
San Diego union (San Diego, Calif. : 1918)
San Diego union-tribune (San Diego, Calif. : 1992)
Newspaper editors -- California -- San Diego
Warren, Gerald Lee, 1930- -- Archives
Union-Tribune Publishing Company
San Diego Union Company