The collection is comprised of research materials and drafts
for Patricia A. Schaelchlin's work, Newspaper barons: a biography of the Scripps
family. The bulk of the collection consists of the author's notes regarding
biographic materials, most of which are photocopies of original documents. Documents
researched for Schaelchlin's work includes previously published biographies and
genealogies by others, legal documents, Scripps family correspondence, and newspaper
articles. The collection covers the years 1791 to 2003 with the bulk of the material
ranging from 1838 to 2001.
Patricia Ann McKeown Schaelchlin was born in Flint, Michigan on July 7, 1924. Through
her writings and work with the Save Our Heritage Organisation (SOHO), the La Jolla
Historical Society, the San Diego Historic Site Board, and Friends of the La Jolla
Library, Schaelchlin helped preserve the cultural and architectural history of La
Jolla and San Diego.
All requests for permission to publish must be submitted in writing to Denison
Collection open for research.