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Gerald Warren Papers
MSS 0306  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Biography
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Restrictions

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Gerald Warren Papers
    Identifier/Call Number: MSS 0306
    Contributing Institution: Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego
    9500 Gilman Drive
    La Jolla, California, 92093-0175
    Languages: English
    Physical Description: 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.
    Creator: Warren, Gerald Lee, 1930-

    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.

    Biography

    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 editor (1968-1969).
    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

    Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.

    Preferred Citation

    Gerald Warren Papers, MSS 306. Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired 1995.

    Restrictions

    Original sound recordings are restricted; researchers may request user copies be produced.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    San Diego Union Company.
    Union-Tribune Publishing Company.
    Warren, Gerald Lee, 1930- -- Archives
    Journalism -- California -- San Diego
    Journalism -- Editing
    Journalists -- California -- San Diego
    Newspaper editors -- California -- San Diego
    San Diego (Calif.) -- History
    San Diego (Calif.) -- Newspapers
    San Diego union (San Diego, Calif. : 1918) San Diego union-tribune (San Diego, Calif. : 1992)