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Guide to the Helen Bloomenshine Balboa Park Protective Association Collection MS 171
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Box-folder 1:1

History and administation, 1960–1983 May 15

Includes:

Aims and Objectives document, 1960
“How It All Began” by Eleanor Edmiston, 1983
Box-folder 1:2

Membership, 1961–1982 May 15 and undated

Includes:

BPPA membership cards
Membership listings, undated
Box-folder 1:3

Member index cards (Set 1, A-W), 1961-1964

Box-folder 1:4

Member index cards (Set 2, A-K), 1961

Box-folder 1:5

Member index cards (Set 2, L-Y), 1961

Box-folder 1:6

Member index cards (Set 3, A-H), 1961

Box-folder 1:7

Member index cards (Set 3, I-W), 1961

Box-folder 2:1

Member index cards (Set 4, miscellaneaous information), undated

Box-folder 2:2

Finances, 1961 February 11–November 1

Includes:

BPPA Financial Report, August 12, 1961
Box-folder 2:3

Reports, 1963–1974 September

Includes:

“Temporary Paradise?: A look at the special landscape of the San Diego Region”, September 1974 (in Oversize Collections D6)
Report from James Abbey regarding the legal status of Balboa Park, February 22, 1963
Box-folder 2:4

Maps, undated

Includes:

"Balboa Park Activity Center” map with guide, undated (in Oversize Collections D6)
Box-folder 2:5

Correspondence, 1961 May 2–1983 May 18 and undated

Includes:

Correspondence with various city and county officials
Box-folder 2:6

Outreach and meetings, 1961–1983 March 7 and undated

Includes:

Form letter (with meeting announcement) to be sent to City Wide Committee, regarding sewage treatment plant in Pt. Loma, 1961
Meeting announcement from Citizens Coordinate, undated
Letter to members from Committee of 100 President, May 15, 1982
Summary of City Council meeting, March 7, 1983
Box-folder 2:7

Elections, 1961–1964 March 21 and undated

Includes:

Petition for ballot amendment, election date April 18, 1961
Letter to BPPA members regarding BPPA President’s candidacy for Assembly, March 21, 1964
Box-folder 2:8

Articles, press releases, letters to the Editor, 1960–1981 June 21 and undated

Box-folder 2:9

Scrapbook 1, 1955 August 30-1975 and undated

Includes:

Document by Helen Bloomenshine regarding founding and success of BPPA and compilation of scrapbooks, 1983
Will of Amy Putnam, August 30, 1951
Maps of Balboa Park and surrounding area, undated (in Oversize Collections D6)
Box-folder 2:10

Scrapbook 1, 1960 December 21–1961 February 16 and undated

Includes:

City Council meeting minutes, November 20, 1958
Box-folder 2:11

Scrapbook 1, 1961 February 10–April 12 and undated

Includes:

Club and meeting information from Citizens Coordinate, March 9, 1961
Box-folder 2:12

Scrapbook 1, 1961 April 13–1962 and undated

Includes:

Petition for ballot amendment, signatures dated February 24-28, 1961
Amendment to City Charter, election date April 18, 1961
Box-folder 2:13

Scrapbook 2, 1961 May 6–September 16 and undated

Includes:

Maps of Balboa Park and surrounding area, undated (in Oversize Collections D6)
Fundraising flyer for Fine Arts Gallery (now San Diego Museum of Art), undated (in Oversize Collections D6)
Box-folder 2:14

Scrapbook 2, 1961 September 14–1962 April 27 and undated

Includes:

Statement of BPPA at public hearing, September 14, 1961
San Diego History Notes by Helen Bloomenshine, undated
Box-folder 3:1

Scrapbook 2, 1962 March 19–1964 February 11 and undated

Includes:

Bond issue brochures and questionnaire
Court documents, BPPA vs. City of San Diego, February 11, 1964
Box-folder 3:2

Scrapbook 3, 1964 January 9–1965 March 9 and undated

Includes:

Election brochure for BPPA member Florence Abbey, March 1964
Invitation to BPPA annual dinner, January 8, 1964
Box-folder 3:3

Scrapbook 3, 1964 November–1966 May and undated

Includes:

“Recommended Priority of Balboa Park Projects for Bond Issue,” August 30, 1965
Special Report from Citizens Coordinate, May 1966
Box-folder 3:4

Scrapbook 3, 1966 May 16–1970 June 21 and undated

Includes:

Announcement and registration form for Balboa Park Arcade Competition, 1966
Box-folder 3:5

Scrapbook 4, 1965 March 11–1972 July 3 and undated

Includes:

Interim Report to Balboa Park Sub-Committee Park and Recreation Commission, undated
Fundraising flyer for Fine Arts Gallery (now San Diego Museum of Art), undated (in Oversize Collections D6)
Box-folder 3:6

Scrapbook 4, 1896 May 26–1978 and undated

Includes:

Copy of document regarding agreement between City of San Diego Board of Trustees to designate specific lots for a park, undated
Box-folder 3:7

Scrapbook 4, 1980 January 28–1983 March and undated

Includes:

Balboa Park Defense Fund outreach materials
Court document, Committee for Charter Protection for Parks vs. City of San Diego, February 17, 1982
Box-folder 3:8

Miscellanea, 1961-1981 and undated

Includes:

City Manager’s Quarterly Report, May 1961
Obituaries for BPPA member Ruby Hatch, April 4, 1983