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Guide to the Gerald C. Thomas Papers
MS-0252  
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Description
The collection consists of incoming correspondence and postcards to Thomas from 1935-1961, personal ephemera (including such items as the judge's address book, personal notes, business card file, and mementos) and photographs.
Background
Gerald C. Thomas was born in 1897 in Toronto, Canada. He attended Stanford University, was an attorney in San Diego in the 1930's, then served as a superior court judge in San Diego County during the 1940's and 1950's. He was an active member of the community, serving as a volunteer for the Community Chest Committee of San Diego, the Volunteer Bureau, and the Cuyamaca Club. He was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in San Diego.
Extent
0.20 linear ft
Restrictions
The copyright interests in these materials have not been transferred to San Diego State University. Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections is such that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine.  Requests for permission to publish must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. When granted, permission is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish. Materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.
Availability
This collection is open for research.