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folder UT84:30178 - UT84:30193

2.18.39.3 Parades and processions 1951-1957

Physical Description: 99 negatives.

Scope and Content Summary

Images of various parades or festivals in National City such as National City Fiesta, Fourth of July celebration, "Jaycee Road-e-o" and city sponsored band reviews including numerous negatives of National City Maytime Band Review. Scenes of parade participants and spectators are pictured during parade preparation, during event and in post parade celebration. Individuals are often identified.
folder UT84:30194 - UT84:30196

2.18.39.4 National City, miscellaneous 1953-1957

Physical Description: 8 negatives.

Scope and Content Summary

Images include architectural renderings of National City library, views of large creosote tank being moved and scenes of store officials during South Bay Plaza grand opening celebration. Store officials are identified.
folder UT84:30197 - UT84:30238

2.18.40 North Park [ca. 1949]-1955

Physical Description: 158 negatives.

Scope and Content Summary

Majority of images document the annual North Park Toyland Parade from 1951 to 1955. Images include parade participants, floats, beauty contest contestants, and crowds gathered for parade. Also featured are images of North Park street scenes, buildings and events in the business district along University Avenue. Includes views of various building exteriors, store interiors, store events, sales, and customers.
Negatives are organized into the following categories: Businesses; Toyland Parade.
folder UT84:30197 - UT84:30200

2.18.40.1 Businesses [ca. 1949]-1955

Physical Description: 26 negatives.

Scope and Content Summary

Images are primarily of building exteriors and street scenes in the North Park business center including views of the North Park sign at 29th and University. Stores featured include J. C. Penney, Lerner's, Mayfair Market, National Dollar Store, Turner building, Woolworth's and others in the North Park "shopping district". Also includes copy negative images of North Park store exteriors originally photographed from 1912 to 1927.
folder UT84:30202 - UT84:30238

2.18.40.2 Toyland parade 1951-1955

Physical Description: 132 negatives.

Scope and Content Summary

Images document annual Toyland Parade in North Park and feature street scenes, views of parade floats with majorettes, clowns and other parade participants posing on floats, in cars and on horseback. Floats are often identified by name of sponsoring organization. Also includes scenes of North Park Parade Queen beauty contest and coronation, including informal individual and group portraits of contestants and judges. Individuals are often identified.
folder UT84:30239 - UT84:30242

2.18.41 Ocean Beach 1931-1957

Physical Description: 17 negatives.

Scope and Content Summary

Beach scenes and aerial views of Ocean Beach area including undated images documenting removal of Ocean Village in order to create sea wall.
folder UT84:30243 - UT84:30244

2.18.42 Oceanside 1952

Physical Description: 5 negatives.

Scope and Content Summary

Aerial views of Oceanside and surrounding area.
folder UT84:30245 - UT84:30259

2.18.43 Old Town 1949-1972 1949-1957

Physical Description: 53 negatives; 8 color transparencies.

Scope and Content Summary

Images are primarily views of building exteriors, interiors and scenes of community events around Old Town Plaza. Featured are views of historic adobe houses, churches, restaurants, shopping areas, and other Buildings. Includes aerial and panoramic views of area as well as scenes of visitors, employees, and community leaders in Old Town.
Negatives are organized into the following categories: Buildings; Old Town, miscellaneous.
folder UT84:30245 - UT84:30255

2.18.43.1 Buildings 1949-1972 1949-1957

Physical Description: 38 negatives; 4 color transparencies; 1 color negative

Scope and Content Summary

Images are primarily views of building exteriors, interiors and grounds. Includes Casa de Lopez, Case de Stewart, El Nopal restaurant (Rancho El Nopal), Immaculate Conception Church, Mason Street School, and San Diego Union building (Casa de Altamirano). Buildings are documented in ruins and after restoration. People are pictured engaged in various community activities at Old Town Buildings including landscaping, restoration planning and religious celebrations. Individuals are often identified. Also includes color transparencies of Bazaar del Mundo and surrounding stores (1972).
folder UT84:30256 - UT84:30259

2.18.43.2 Old Town, miscellaneous

Physical Description: 15 negatives; 4 color transparencies.

Scope and Content Summary

Images include scenes of workers and visitors at El Mercado fiesta, the removal of the Serra palm tree and aerial views of Old Town documenting a house fire on Juan St. Also includes color transparencies of architectural drawings for proposed plaza development (1968).
folder UT84:30260

2.18.44 Otay Mesa 1956

Physical Description: 6 negatives.

Scope and Content Summary

Aerial views of Otay Mesa and surrounding area.
folder UT84:30261 - UT84:30268

2.18.45 Pacific Beach 1950-1954

Physical Description: 41 negatives.

Scope and Content Summary

Majority of images are aerial views, beach scenes and views of the annual Memorial Day Parade in Pacific Beach from 1952 to 1954. Images include scenes of parade participants, marching bands, Miss San Diego and military officials as well as panoramic views of large crowds of parade spectators. Individual images and small group portraits of parade participants or military personnel are often identified. Also includes building exterior views of Pacific Beach Community Center building and abandoned Army Anti-Aircraft Station.
folder UT84:30269 - UT84:30276

2.18.46 Palomar, Observatory 1947-1965 1947-1956

Physical Description: 81 negatives; 16 color transparencies; 1 color negative

Scope and Content Summary

Images are primarily aerial and panoramic views of Mount Palomar and Palomar Observatory as well as views of the Observatory's exterior, interior and employees. Negatives document the transportation and dedication of the Hale Telescope or "Big Eye" in 1948. Also includes several color transparencies of visitors at Palomar Observatory and landscape views of surrounding hillsides (1965).
folder UT84:30277 - UT84:30301

2.18.47 Point Loma 1936-1957 1946-1957

Physical Description: 91 negatives.

Scope and Content Summary

Images of historical monuments, Buildings, landscapes, people and community events in Point Loma area. Includes aerial and panoramic views of Point Loma coastline, Cabrillo National Monument and lighthouses. Featured are scenes of whale watching and tourists at the observatory at the Cabrillo National Monument.
Negatives are organized into the following categories: Cabrillo National Monument; Point Loma, miscellaneous.
folder UT84:30277 - UT84:30301

2.18.47.1 Cabrillo National Monument 1935-1957 1946-1957

Physical Description: 81 negatives.

Scope and Content Summary

Images are primarily panoramic, aerial and exterior views of the Cabrillo National Monument, Point Loma Lighthouse and "Old Spanish Lighthouse." Includes scenes of community and city events at the monument including reenactment of Carrillo's landing, formal lighthouse dedication ceremony and scene of Col. Ed Fletcher thanking Portugal by proxy at Cabrillo statue. Also includes scenes of visitors and tourists at Cabrillo National Monument including several negatives of unidentified people whale watching from entrenched whale observatory, Fifth grade students on field trip and scenes of Cabrillo Day festivities. Images also document the dedication of Cabrillo National Monument Plaque in 1936.
folder UT84:30297 - UT84:30301

2.18.47.2 Point Loma, miscellaneous 1952-1954

Physical Description: 10 negatives.

Scope and Content Summary

Images are primarily panoramic views of Point Loma coastline and bay. Also includes images of Old Mormon Coal Mine and scenes of women in Chinese costume eating dinner at a Point Loma residence.
folder UT84:30302 - UT84:30304

2.18.48 Ramona 1950-1952

Physical Description: 20 negatives.

Scope and Content Summary

Aerial views of Ramona, panaramic views of gem mines in Ramona and Pala area and scenes of unidentified men working in mine.
folder UT84:30305 - UT84:30345

2.18.49 San Diego, downtown 1949-1947

Physical Description: 242 negatives.

Scope and Content Summary

Panoramic, aerial and scenic views of Buildings, businesses, harbor, and city skyline in downtown San Diego area. Include various candid views of daily life at downtown and harbor area including downtown businesses, commercial development, commercial fishing industry, and military presence. Featured are images of Navy ships at the harbor.
Negatives are organized into the following categories: San Diego Harbor; Street scenes.
folder UT84:30305 - UT84:30326

2.18.49.1 San Diego Harbor 1949-1957

Physical Description: 140 negatives.

Scope and Content Summary

Scenic views of San Diego harbor illustrate diverse uses of the area including scenes of military ships and structures, commercial fishing industry and sport fishing. Aerial views of harbor include views of navy ships, merchant ships, yachts and B Street Pier. Navy ships are also pictured in "full dress" or decorated for the holidays. Includes scenes of various tuna boats at Harbor interior views of workers at tuna cannery. Ships are often identified by name, individuals are rarely identified.
folder UT84:30327 - UT84:30345

2.18.49.2 San Diego street scenes 1949-1956

Physical Description: 102 negatives.

Scope and Content Summary

Panoramic and scenic views of Buildings, businesses and streets in downtown San Diego including Broadway, 5th Avenue, Harbor Drive, India Street and State Street. Informal group portraits and candid shots of individuals at work or visiting downtown businesses illustrate daily life in downtown San Diego including several scenes of downtown streets at night. Notable images include sailors playing games in downtown bars, taxicabs drivers at night, and various downtown street scenes documenting downtown commercial development. Individuals are rarely identified.
folder UT84:30346 - UT84:30348

2.18.50 San Ysidro 1952-1955

Physical Description: 6 negatives.

Scope and Content Summary

Images include aerial view of San Ysidro and Tijuana, views of fire engine at San Ysidro Fire Department and, scenes of students at San Ysidro Youth Club. Students are identified by name.
folder UT84:30349

2.18.51 Santee 1956

Physical Description: 2 negatives.

Scope and Content Summary

Aerial views of Santee and surrounding area.
folder UT84:30350 - UT84:30353

2.18.52 Shelter Island 1952-1956

Physical Description: 9 negatives.

Scope and Content Summary

Views of Shelter Island building exteriors and commercial development including copy negative images of architectural plans. Includes scenes of Shelter Island Club House, Shelter Island Harbor Operations Center and Harbor Services Center pier.
folder UT84:30354

2.18.53 Spring Valley 1956

Physical Description: 5 negatives.

Scope and Content Summary

Scenes of children and adults at historic adobe Buildings in Spring Valley including "La Rancheria de las Fuentes de San Jorge". Individuals are identified.
folder UT84:30355 - UT84:30356

2.18.54 Vista 1926-1955

Physical Description: 9 negatives.

Scope and Content Summary

Aerial views of Vista and surrounding area. Also includes exterior image of Vista Hotel (1926).
folder UT84:30357 - UT84:30371

2.18.55 San Diego County, miscellaneous 1947-1957

Physical Description: 83 negatives.

Scope and Content Summary

Scenic and panoramic of various locations, Buildings, landscapes and landmarks throughout San Diego County. Featured are images of San Diego County cemeteries, parks, mines, and other locations including exterior views of Mission San Louis Rey and Mission Santa Ysabel. Images are often of unidentified locations, undated or broad views of areas within San Diego County.
Negatives are organized into the following categories: Caves; Cemeteries; Mines; Missions; Mounds; Parks.
folder UT84:30357

2.18.55.1 Caves 1953

Physical Description: 12 negatives.

Series Scope and Content Summary

Scenic views of Young's Cave on Yerba Santa Drive and Fremont Lane.
folder UT84:30358 - UT84:30360

2.18.55.2 Cemeteries 1947-1953

Physical Description: 29 negatives.

Scope and Content Summary

Scenic views of tombstones, monuments and other structures in Greenwood Cemetery and other unidentified cemeteries in San Diego County. Also includes scenes of grading and excavation at Mt. Hope Cemetery.
folder UT84:30361 - UT84:30364

2.18.55.3 Mines 1952-1954

Physical Description: 14 negatives.

Scope and Content Summary

Scenic views of various mines throughout San Diego County including gold mines, sulfur mines, tungsten mines and copy negative images of Stonewall Mine. Individuals are often pictured mining or posing near mines. Identification notes for location or individuals pictured are rare.
folder UT84:30365 - UT84:30366

2.18.55.4 Missions 1950-1957

Physical Description: 3 negatives.

Scope and Content Summary

Exterior views of Mission San Louis Rey (1950) and Mission Santa Ysabel (1957).
folder UT84:30367

2.18.55.5 Mounds 1951

Physical Description: 7 negatives.

Scope and Content Summary

Panoramic views of unidentified mounds and small hills in San Diego County. Two unidentified individuals are pictured near mounds.
folder UT84:30368 - UT84:30371

2.18.55.6 Parks 1954

Physical Description: 18 negatives.

Scope and Content Summary

Scenic views of several San Diego County parks including El Monte County Park and Eucalyptus County Park. Includes scenes of informal meeting for Rancho Santa Fe proposed county park.
folder UT84:30372 - UT84:30860

2.19 Schools, colleges, and universities 1931-1974 1950-1957

Physical Description: 7835 negative; 147 color transparencies

Scope and Content Summary

Majority of images show students and teachers in San Diego County primary, secondary and vocational schools. Professional meetings of teaching faculty and administrators are documented including a UCLA meeting to discuss creating a UC branch at San Diego (1955). There are numerous views of school buildings including ceremonies to dedicate new buildings. Hundreds of images of graduation events include a dedication ceremony for the new State College (1931). More than a thousand images document the "Operation Amigo" experience of Latin and South American students to San Diego high schools. Individuals pictured are generally identified.
Negatives are organized into the following categories: Cal Western University; San Diego College for Women; San Diego Junior College, Scripps Institution; Stanford University; State College; University of California; University of San Diego; Operation Amigo; School conferences and organizations; Secondary school teachers; Elementary and secondary schools; Trade and vocational schools; Miscellaneous.
folder UT84:30372 - UT84:30388

2.19.1 California Western University 1953-1957

Physical Description: 73 negatives.

Scope and Content Summary

Views of Cal Western University campus buildings and scenes illustrating campus life. Images show students at class, in dormitories, and at graduation. Special events such as building dedications and a president's reception feature school officials and others. Includes exterior view of downtown university building, formerly First Southern Baptist Church. Students and others pictured are generally young women, and most people shown are identified by name.
folder UT84:30389 - UT84:30406

2.19.2 San Diego College for Women 1952-1957

Physical Description: 76 negatives.

Scope and Content Summary

Majority of images portray students and campus life at San Diego College for Women. Images profile individual students and student groups including student body officers, honor students, and graduating classes. Graduation and other campus events are also documented, as well as religious ceremonies including the dedication of a new chapel by Bishop Charles F. Buddy. Individuals pictured are identified by name.
folder UT84:30407 - UT84:30412

2.19.3 San Diego Junior College 1951-1955

Physical Description: 17 negatives.

Scope and Content Summary

Views of student registration activities, associated student groups, homecoming queen candidates, and campus construction at San Diego Junior College. Most people pictured are identified by name.
folder UT84:30413 - UT84:30421

2.19.4 Scripps Institution of Oceanography 1952-1956

Physical Description: 59 negatives.

Scope and Content Summary

Images of crew and scientists aboard Scripps research vessels and views of Scripps campus buildings and visitors to Scripps Aquarium and museum exhibition. Aerial views document Scripps campus, Torrey Pines, and surrounding area before development. Individuals pictured include Dr. Roger Revelle, and are generally identified by name.
folder UT84:30422 - UT84:30432

2.19.5 Stanford University 1952-1955

Physical Description: 30 negatives.

Scope and Content Summary

Images showing representatives of Stanford University attending "conferences" at La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club and Kona Kai Club. Other scenes show Stanford alumni reunion parties at individual residences and at above named clubs. Individuals pictured, including Stanford Steinbeck and other prominent San Diegans, are identified by name. The Stanford University campus is not pictured.
folder UT84:30433 - UT84:30465

2.19.6 State College 1931-1957

Physical Description: 148 negatives.

Scope and Content Summary

Images of State College (later San Diego State College and San Diego State University) including aerial views of campus, views of campus buildings, and building groundbreaking and dedication events. Included are images of campus life featuring students in class, on campus, and as beauty contest candidates. Faculty are shown teaching and at special events. Also included are images of State College Planetarium. Featured are images of the dedication ceremony for the new State College in 1931. Individuals pictured are generally identified.
folder UT84:30466 - UT84:30468

2.19.7 University of California 1955

Physical Description: 17 negatives.

Scope and Content Summary

Views of meeting of University of California Regents at UCLA to discuss locating University of California branch in San Diego. Pictured are John J. Hopkins, Dr. Roger Revelle, and many prominent San Diegans. A single image also shows University of California scientists at Industrial Leaders Conference on "automation." Individuals pictured at both meetings are identified by name.
folder UT84:30469 - UT84:30479

2.19.8 University of San Diego 1950-1955

Physical Description: 75 negatives.

Scope and Content Summary

The majority of images document secular celebratations for new buildings at the College for Men of the University of San Diego. In attendance are students, faculty, prominent clergy and local officials including Mayor John D. Butler. Religious events pictured include a procession and celebration for the Marian Year. Individuals pictured include Bishop F. buddy and are generally identified. Aerial views of campus are included.
folder UT84:30480 - UT84:30596

2.19.9 Operation Amigo 1963-1974

Physical Description: 6381 negatives; 147 color transparencies

Scope and Content Summary

Images document "Operation Amigo" activities in San Diego between 1963 and 1974, when Union-Tribune photographers documented visits by Latin and South American high school students to San Diego County high schools. Students representing a given country were hosted by a local high school and local families, and students from both countries participated in activities together. Pictured are students from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Columbia, Ecuador, Mexico and Peru visiting high schools including Bonita Vista, El Cajon Valley, El Salvador, Escondido, Fallbrook, Granite Hills, Grossmont, Helix, Hilltop, Kearny, Madison, Monte Vista, Morse, Oceanside, Point Loma, University and Vista.
Boys and girls are pictured at Lindbergh Field, visiting local sites such as Sea World, Convair and the San Diego Zoo, meeting with local officials, touring military ships, playing sports and attending class, enjoying parties, attending receptions hosted by local organizations, and experiencing American customs such as Thanksgiving with their host families. Hundreds of images show trips to Disneyland.
folder UT84:30597 - UT84:30620

2.19.10 School conferences and organizations 1953-1955

Physical Description: 78 negatives.

Scope and Content Summary

Images of professional meetings and annual conventions of educators, administrators and students including the American Association of School Administrators, California Association of School Administrators, Rural Educators, International Students Association, California Curriculum Commission and others. Meetings places include Balboa Park, Hotel del Coronado and other locations. Individuals pictured are identified by name.
folder UT84:30621 - UT84:30646

2.19.11 Secondary school teachers 1951-1955

Physical Description: 98 negatives.

Scope and Content Summary

The majority of images show female teachers honored at formal events, teachers on tours and participating in workshops, and teachers' conferences or convocations in San Diego. Many images feature San Diego Teachers Association members. Of note are images portray a teacher taking a loyalty oath (1955). Individuals pictured include Superintendent Ralph C. Dailard and are generally identified.
folder UT84:30647 - UT84:30844

2.19.12 Elementary and secondary schools 1950-1967 1951-1957

Physical Description: 710 negatives; 12 color transparencies.

Scope and Content Summary

Majority of images show exterior views of school buildings and images of principals, teachers and students in class or involved in extra-curricular activities through out San Diego County elementary, junior high and high schools. Types of events and activities pictured include groundbreaking and building dedications, music and dramatic arts events, cheer leaders and drill team, prom and homecoming events, honor students, scholarship and contest winners, journalism students and school newspapers, graduation, school reunions and alumni events. San Diego High School is pictured most frequently. Most individuals pictured are identified.
Negatives are organized into the following categories: Elementary and secondary schools, A-C; D-H; I-O; P-R; S-Z.
folder UT84:30647 - UT84:30681

2.19.12.1 Elementary and secondary schools, A-C 1951-1967 1951-1957

Physical Description: 131 negatives; 12 color transparencies.

Scope and Content Summary

Majority of images include exterior views of school buildings and interior views of teachers and students in class or involved in extra-curricular activities. Includes City Schools Administration buildings on Normal Street, activities at the Bishop's School, Board of Education Center and officials, and children at Benjamin Franklin School watching the Eisenhower inauguration on television (1953). Other elementary and high schools are also featured including Barnard School, Beale Elementary and Cathedral Girls High School. Individuals pictured are generally identified.
folder UT84:30682 - UT84:30713

2.19.12.2 Elementary and secondary schools, D-H 1951-1955

Physical Description: 121 negatives.

Scope and Content Summary

Exterior views of school buildings and views of teachers and students in class or involved in extra-curricular activities. Schools pictured include Samuel Gompers Junior High and High School, Grossmont High, Helix High, Herbert Hoover High, and others. Includes images of the razing of the Horace Mann High School and opening of former Normal School cornerstone on same site. Individuals pictured are generally identified.
folder UT84:30714 - UT84:30755

2.19.12.3 Elementary and secondary schools, I-O 1950-1956

Physical Description: 181 negatives.

Scope and Content Summary

Exterior views of school buildings and views of teachers and students in class or involved in extra-curricular activities. Schools pictured include Jefferson Elementary School, Kearney High, La Jolla High, La Mesa High and Junior High, Lincoln High, Marston Junior High, Mission Bay High, Ocean View Elementary, Our Lady of Peace Academy and other schools. Includes group portraits of annual high school newspaper editors and journalism contest winners including Neil Morgan (1951) and undated views of La Jolla Playhouse. Individuals pictured are generally identified.
folder UT84:30756 - UT84:30765

2.19.12.4 Elementary and secondary schools, P-R 1952-1955

Physical Description: 32 negatives.

Scope and Content Summary

Exterior views of school buildings and views of teachers and students in class or involved in extra-curricular activities. Schools pictured include Pacific Beach Elementary and Junior High, Point Loma High, and Rosary High School. ROTC scholarship winners and students in formation are also pictured. Individuals pictured are generally identified.
folder UT84:30766 - UT84:30844

2.19.12.5 Elementary and secondary schools, S-Z 1951-1957

Physical Description: 245 negatives.

Scope and Content Summary

Exterior views of school buildings and views of teachers and students in class or involved in extra-curricular activities. Schools pictured include St. Augustine High, San Miguel School, Silvergate School, School for Exceptional Children, Snyder Continuation School, Stevenson Elementary, Sweetwater Union High, Whittier School, and others. Hundreds of images feature dozens of school events, club activities and classes at San Diego High School, among the more unusual a firearms handling class, nurses training course, students mixing "kickapoo joy juice," and a banquet for Latin students featuring a roast pig. Individuals pictured are generally identified.
folder UT84:30845 - UT84:30849

2.19.13 Trade and vocational schools 1951-1953

Physical Description: 24 negatives.

Scope and Content Summary

Images of San Diego Vocational School students. The majority of male apprentices are shown receiving training in metal work including rearmament and aircraft and engine work. Female students are shown operating typewriters. Individuals pictured are identified by name.
folder UT84:30850 - UT84:30860

2.19.14 Schools, colleges, and universities, miscellaneous 1951-1966

Physical Description: 49 negatives; 3 color transparencies.

Scope and Content Summary

Includes images of college campuses and events at Balboa University, Visual Instruction Center, Parent Education Class, University of Southern California Diamond Jubilee dinner, and other school related images. Also included are views of elementary and high school children returning to school after vacation, and color transparencies of students at Palomar College. Individuals pictured are often identified by name.
folder UT84:30862 - UT84:31473

2.20 Ships 1927-1969

Physical Description: 3276 negatives; 7 color transparencies; 10 color negatives.

Scope and Content Summary

The majority of images show 20th century vessels used for private, military, research and commercial purposes at various San Diego waterfront locations. Most frequently pictured are American, British and Canadian warships, sailors aboard ships returning from the Korean Conflict, Japanese vessels importing goods to the Port of San Diego, foreign passenger liners, and merchant marine vessels. Local ships pictured include the San Diego tuna boat fleet including Portuguese fishermen, Coronado ferryboats, private yachts and research vessels. Maritime accidents and Coast Guard rescue activities are frequently shown. Notable ships in the group include the "North Wind," "Star of India," "USS Pinta," "Zaca," and many others. Hundreds of images feature captains, sailors and crews.
More unusual images include the Fourth Marines departing for Shanghai, China (1927), "USS Somme" carrying Managua, Nicaragua earthquake refugees (1931), and scientists William Beebe and Templeton Crocker aboard the "Zaca" (1936). Captains, military officers and scientists are generally identified, with others less likely to be named. In general, images of vessels between 1941 and 1945 are absent.
Negatives are organized into the following categories: Coast Guard; Ferries; Foreign ships; Merchant marine; Military ships; Tuna boats; Yachts; Ships, miscellaneous.
folder UT84:30862 - UT84:30870

2.20.1 Coast Guard ships 1935-1954

Physical Description: 30 negatives.

Scope and Content Summary

Majority of images show named Coast Guard ships and other vessels with crews aboard near San Diego piers or at unidentified locations. Ship captains are frequently pictured and identified by name. Included are views of the "North Wind" icebreaker at North Island NAS, supposedly the same ship taken by Admiral Byrd on his second Antarctic expedition.
folder UT84:30871 - UT84:30881

2.20.2 Ferries 1945-1957

Physical Description: 44 negatives.

Scope and Content Summary

Majority of images feature San Diego &amp; Coronado Ferry Co. ferryboats in San Diego Bay, at harbor, and from various distances. Also pictured are the "Crown City" at Coronado Ferry Slip and various excursion ferries. Images include scenes of striking San Diego Transit Co. ferry workers and passengers in automobiles boarding the first ferryboat following the strike (1954). Some individuals pictured are identified.
folder UT84:30882 - UT84:30982

2.20.3 Foreign ships 1930-1957 1948-1956

Physical Description: 478 negatives.

Scope and Content Summary

The majority of images show 20th century British, Canadian, Japanese, and Swedish vessels with captains and crews aboard. Ships of more than fifteen other countries are represented. Most frequently pictured are motorboats, freighters, liners and a variety of warships. Many images of British and Canadian military vessels document formal ceremonies and training exercises. Japanese freighters pictured illustrate new direct trade operations between Japan and the Port of San Diego. Also shown are transfers of US vessels to Japan (1955), the Korean Navy (1952) and Italy (1956). Social activities pictured include parties on the British ships "HMS Superb," "HMS Sheffield" and Dutch frigate "Johan Mauritz Van Nassau." Most vessels are pictured in the San Diego Harbor or docked at nearby piers. Captains, officers and guests aboard are generally identified by name.
folder UT84:30984 - UT84:31036

2.20.4 Merchant marine 1931-1957 1946-1953

Physical Description: 238 negatives.

Scope and Content Summary

Majority of images show merchant ships including freighters, tankers, schooners and cargo vessels transporting lumber, oil and other materials. Among the events pictured are the arrival of the "SS President Wilson" attended by Mayor John D. Butler, "Miss Finland" and others (1953). Crews and captains are often pictured, with captains identified by name. Most vessels are pictured in San Diego Harbor or at nearby piers.
folder UT84:31037 - UT84:31271

2.20.5 Military ships 1927-1957 1950-1956

Physical Description: 1640 negatives.

Scope and Content Summary

Views of aircraft carriers, destroyers, minesweepers, submarines, hospital ships, and other naval transport vessels docked at North Island, San Diego Harbor and nearby piers. The majority of images show homecoming scenes of crews and vessels returning from Korea, including close and distant views of sailors on board and welcomed on shore. Other events pictured include departures and ceremonies to honor ships' change of command and the commissioning or recommissioning of vessels. More unusual images show Marines embarking for China on "USS Cahumont" (1927), "USS Somme" army vessel transporting Managua earthquake refugees (1931), ships arriving or departing for the Arctic (1956 and 1957), and the "USS Pinta" (1946). Individuals pictured are generally identified.
folder UT84:31272 - UT84:31409

2.20.6 Tuna boats 1932-1957

Physical Description: 595 negatives.

Scope and Content Summary

Images document the San Diego tuna boat fleet including captains and crew at work, launchings at local shipyards, and boating accidents, rescue and salvage operations, and survivors. Portuguese fishermen are well represented and individuals are sometimes identified by name. Locations pictured include the Embarcadero and Harbor Drive waterfront, Shelter Island, Ballast Point, Coast Guard Air Station and numerous other locations. Tuna boats acquired by the US military during World War II are not pictured.
folder UT84:31410 - UT84:31459

2.20.7 Yachts 1936-1957

Physical Description: 206 negatives.

Scope and Content Summary

Majority of images show people aboard private yachts in various San Diego locations. Images often illustrate stories about people leaving for trips around the world. Other images document yachting accidents and survivors. Unusual in this group are images of scientists Dr. William Beebe and Templeton Crocker aboard the "Zaca" (1936). People pictured are generally identified.
folder UT84:31460 - UT84:31473

2.20.8 Ships, miscellaneous 1935-1969

Physical Description: 45 negatives; 7 color transparencies; 10 color negatives.

Scope and Content Summary

Views of miscellaneous service vessels including tug boats, dredges and the US Fish and Wildlife ships, "Charles H. Gilbert" and "Black Douglas." Includes images of unidenfied man riding vessel similar to a jet ski, noted as "sea scooter". Also included are color transparencies of the "Star of India" (1968). People pictured are generally identified.
folder UT84:31474 - UT84:32681

2.21 Special events and holidays 1927-1970 1950-1957

Physical Description: 5524 negatives; 87 color transparencies.

Scope and Content Summary

The majority of images illustrate children and adults participating in traditional holiday activities and organized public and private events throughout San Diego County. Most frequently pictured are Christmas and Easter activities, annual parades down Broadway and in other San Diego communities, private parties and charity balls, competitions ranging from beauty contests to the Soap Box Derby, and many other activities. Festivities most extensively documented include the Fiesta del Pacifico and County Fair. Often pictured in attendance are political figures such as San Diego mayors Butler and Dail, religious leaders such as Bishop Charles Buddy, members of socially prominent families, and celebrities including Vincent Price.
Negatives are organized into the following categories: Holidays; Special events.
folder UT84:31474 - UT84:31954

2.21.1 Holidays 1935-1970 1950-1957

Physical Description: 1675 negatives; 66 color transparencies.

Scope and Content Summary

The majority of images feature people enjoying holiday celebrations, with emphasis on Christmas and Easter, throughout San Diego County. Events most frequently pictured are parties, costume balls, dances, musical performances, parades, commemorative celebrations and religious services, often sponsored by social clubs, charitable and religious organizations. Also pictured are beauty contests, toy drives, decorating contests, awards ceremonies, and other activities for children and adults.
Negatives are organized into the following categories: Arbor Day; Bastille Day; Christmas; Easter; Halloween; Harbor Days; Mardi Gras; Memorial Day; Mexican Independence Day; New Year's; Miscellaneous.
folder UT84:31474 - UT84:31478

2.21.1.1 Arbor Day 1954-1957

Physical Description: 15 negatives.

Scope and Content Summary

Images of children and adults celebrating Arbor Day by planting trees and other plants in San Diego County locations. Includes Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and other groups, identified by name.
folder UT84:31479 - UT84:31481

2.21.1.2 Bastille Day 1952-1957

Physical Description: 7 negatives.

Scope and Content Summary

Images feature Bastille Day celebrations at Balboa Park, Lemon Grove, and the San Diego Civic Center. Views of Civic Center event include Mayor John D. Butler and others (1952).
folder UT84:31482 - UT84:31484

2.21.1.3 Christmas babies 1952-1954

Physical Description: 3 negatives.

Scope and Content Summary

Images of mothers, fathers and the first babies to be born on Christmas Day at Balboa Naval Hospital. All persons pictured are identified.
folder UT84:31485 - UT84:31489

2.21.1.4 Christmas carolers 1952-1956

Physical Description: 11 negatives.

Scope and Content Summary

Scenes of adults and children singing at residences, at an unidentified downtown department store, and from a boat. Individuals pictured are sometimes identified.
folder UT84:31490 - UT84:31495

2.21.1.5 Christmas mail 1952-1956

Physical Description: 15 negatives.

Scope and Content Summary

Views of Christmas seals, cards and mail in various store windows, at the post office, and other locations. Also includes images of Frank Weaver and Helen McClain of Chamber of Commerce answering letters to Santa from San Diego children. Individuals pictured are generally identified.
folder UT84:31496 - UT84:31505

2.21.1.6 Christmas parades 1935-1956 1952-1956

Physical Description: 37 negatives.

Scope and Content Summary

Majority of images show Christmas parades in Encanto, La Jolla, Logan Heights, National City, and downtown San Diego. Scenes feature crowds of spectators, participants marching and on horseback, floats and automobiles, marching bands and drill teams, men in Santa Claus costume, and San Diego beauty queens. Views of the Union-Tribune Christmas Tree Parade of 1935 in downtown San Diego are included. Individuals pictured are generally identified.
folder UT84:31506 - UT84:31541

2.21.1.7 Christmas parties and programs 1951-1970 1951-1956

Physical Description: 86 negatives; 14 color transparencies.

Scope and Content Summary

Majority of images show Christmas parties, pageants, shows, and other celebrations for children held throughout San Diego by civic clubs and organizations, churches and NTC. Junior high and high school Christmas productions are also pictured. Images representative of this group include John Sonney and his trick dog "Keno" at Balboa Park party for children (1952), crowds receiving Santa Claus by helicopter at La Jolla Country Club (1952), a party for children with cerebral palsy at Indoor Sports Club (1953), and color transparencies of a "Wizard of Oz" production at Appel Dance School (1970). Individuals pictured are sometimes identified.
folder UT84:31542 - UT84:31556

2.21.1.8 Christmas shopping 1950-1956

Physical Description: 91 negatives.

Scope and Content Summary

The majority of images show members of volunteer organizations with gifts for Naval Hospital patients and servicemen, and Christmas shoppers at downtown department stores including Walker's, Jessop's and Marston's. Also pictured is a "Men's Shopping Night" event featuring "Santa Claus girls" sponsored by the Downtown Merchants Association (1955).
folder UT84:31557 - UT84:31576

2.21.1.9 Christmas toys 1951-1956

Physical Description: 55 negatives.

Scope and Content Summary

Majority of images show Christmas toy collecting activities, often noted as "Toys for Tots", sponsored by social and civic organizations, charities, and schools around San Diego County. Groups assisted but not shown include orphans, children in Korea, and Indians in New Mexico. Represented groups include the Salvation Army, the Navy and Marines, Nazareth House and Casa de Salud, State College, Camp Fire Girls, and many others. Most individuals pictured are identified.
folder UT84:31577 - UT84:31699

2.21.1.10 Christmas trees, decor and nativity 1941-1967

Physical Description: 441 negatives; 21 color transparencies.

Scope and Content Summary

Majority of scenes highlight scenes of Christmas decorations, decorating activities and Christmas symbols including trees, nativity scenes, and lighting on houses, businesses and other buildings. Locations most frequently pictured as sites of Christmas activities include the Civic Center, downtown and Broadway, Naval Hospital, and Balboa Park, especially the Organ Pavilion.
Frequently pictured are decoration activities of downtown San Diego businesses, churches, charitable organizations, numerous community centers, private residences throughout San Diego County and include home tours, home decorating contests and nativity scenes. Other images include decorated community Christmas trees, tuna boats decorated with lights, nativity scenes with animals at San Diego Zoo, and a helicopter decorated by children at Ream Field. Children are frequently pictured and most individuals shown are identified by name.
folder UT84:31700 - UT84:31718

2.21.1.11 Christmas, miscellaneous 1951-1973

Physical Description: 59 negatives; 19 color transparencies.

Scope and Content Summary

Views of Christmas scenes and activities around San Diego County. Images representative of this group include United Voluntary Services Club members packing sweets for servicemen, a sleigh hitched to Louie Mattar's "Fabulous }$75,000 Car," and numerous gag shots including plastic Santa Claus "rescued by police" from Balboa Park. Included are color transparencies showing night views of downtown San Diego skyline from Silver Strand (1970).
folder UT84:31719 - UT84:31785

2.21.1.12 Easter 1951-1957

Physical Description: 226 negatives.

Scope and Content Summary

The majority of images document Easter seal campaign activities at Children's Hospital and Sharp Memorial Hospital, and annual Easter sunrise services at San Diego locations including Cabrillo Monument, Balboa Park Organ Pavilion, Mount Helix, Mount Soledad, Presidio Park, and State College (now San Diego State University). Also featured are Easter apparel, egg decorating activities, children's Easter egg hunts, the Balboa Park Easter Parade on Wheels, and a range of other activities. Notable are images of Bishop Charles H. Buddy celebrating Ash Wednesday at St. Joseph's Cathedral (1953).
folder UT84:31786 - UT84:31816

2.21.1.13 Halloween 1949-1955

Physical Description: 68 negatives.

Scope and Content Summary

Majority of images show children, teenagers and adults, most wearing costumes and masks, at Halloween parties and other Halloween celebrations in San Diego County. Location of celebrations include schools, playgrounds, churches, community centers, private residences, country clubs, the Fine Arts Gallery (San Diego Museum of Art), and Museum of Man. Individuals pictured are sometimes identified.
folder UT84:31817 - UT84:31860

2.21.1.14 Harbor Days 1951-1956

Physical Description: 129 negatives.

Scope and Content Summary

Views of Harbor Days (also known as Harbor Day) celebrations in downtown San Diego and San Diego Bay. Most frequently pictured are Harbor Days queen contestants and finalists, Harbor Days parades and floats, awards ceremonies, and scenes of opening day ceremonies. Also pictured are water-skiing shows, and seaplane and helicopter demonstrations by the Coast Guard and Marines. Individuals pictured are often identified. Notable images include Harbor Days Queen, Joan Hammett with Gov. Goodwin Knight and Rep. Robert Wilson at Broadway Pier (1954).
folder UT84:31861 - UT84:31874

2.21.1.15 Mardi Gras 1952-1954

Physical Description: 41 negatives.

Scope and Content Summary

Majority of images show annual Mardi Gras Ball celebrations held at Hotel del Coronado including scenes of partygoers in costume and with masks, members of the Marti Gras Royal Court, and Ball decorations. Also pictured are members of various planning committees posed in groups at private residences and at Balboa Park. The majority of people pictured are women, always identified by name.
folder UT84:31875 - UT84:31899

2.21.1.16 Memorial Day 1949-1957

Physical Description: 169 negatives.

Scope and Content Summary

The majority of images show civilians, veterans and active Army, Navy and National Guard personnel attending Memorial Day services at Ft. Rosecrans National Cemetery, Spreckels Organ Pavilion, Mt. Hope Cemetery, Greenwood Memorial Park, and other locations. Images of Greenwood feature Rep. Robert Wilson as speaker (1954). Also pictured are the release of flowers from various destroyers into San Diego Bay, and a Memorial Day parade in Pacific Beach. People pictured are sometimes identified by name.
folder UT84:31900 - UT84:31913

2.21.1.17 Mexican Independence Day 1951-1967

Physical Description: 48 negatives; 2 color transparencies.

Scope and Content Summary

Majority of images show Mexican Independence Day (Grito de Independencia) celebrations at Balboa Park Ford Bowl. Among the predominantly Mexican and Mexican American participants pictured are committee planners, dancers and musicians, Mexican officials including consuls Santiago Campbell and Aflonso Mexia, Tijuana Mayor Sierra Vera and others, generally identified by name.
folder UT84:31914 - UT84:31949

2.21.1.18 New Year's Eve 1951-1955

Physical Description: 164 negatives.

Scope and Content Summary

Majority of images feature New Year's Eve parties at various country clubs, bars and downtown San Diego hotels. Locations most frequently pictured include the San Diego Club, La Jolla Country Club, and University Club. Many scenes of crowds celebrating in downtown Plaza include sailors in uniform. Also documented are the first babies born in 1953, 1954 and 1955.
folder UT84:31950 - UT84:31954

2.21.1.19 Holidays, miscellaneous 1952-1954

Physical Description: 10 negatives; 10 color transparencies.

Scope and Content Summary

Images of Flag Day at Bird Rock School, Labor Day crowds at beaches, San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park, and a Columbus Day banquet.
folder UT84:31955 - UT84:32681

2.21.2 Special Events 1927-1965 1950-1957

Physical Description: 3849 negatives; 21 color transparencies.

Scope and Content Summary

The majority of images illustrate children and adults enjoying a range of organized public and private events held throughout San Diego County. Most frequently pictured are parties and charity balls, a variety of contests and award ceremonies, and parades, shows, performances and exhibitions, often attended by public and political figures and including prominent San Diegans.
Negatives are organized into the following categories: Auto shows; Beauty contests; Bullfighting; Charity Ball; D-Day; Dollar Days; Exhibition, City Alive; Fairs; Fashion shows; Fiesta de la Luna; Fiesta del Pacifico; Harvest Ball; Headdress Ball; Hi-Debbers Dance; Historical Days; Hobby shows; Jewell Ball; Kids Day; Mother Goose Parade; Parades, miscellaneous; Soap Box Derby; Viennese Ball; Special events, Miscellaneous.
folder UT84:31955 - UT84:31965

2.21.2.1 Auto shows 1955-1956

Physical Description: 62 negatives.

Scope and Content Summary

Views of crowds, visitors, auto exhibits and opening day events at the annual automobile show held at the Electric Building at Balboa Park. Pictured are Spike Jones, Mayor John Butler, Sen. Fred Kraft, Gov. Goodwin Knight, Mayor Charles Dail, and others, with only notable individuals identified by name. Also included are images of an automobile show for students at Hoover High School stadium.
folder UT84:31966 - UT84:32002

2.21.2.2 Beauty contests 1927-1957

Physical Description: 171 negatives.

Scope and Content Summary

Images of beauty pageant contestants posing, performing, attending parties and preparing for contests at clubs, hotels and other San Diego venues. Posed in groups or individually are contestants and winners of titles including Miss America, Miss San Diego, Miss Chula Vista, Miss Chevrolet, Miss Flame, Miss Marine Recruiter, Miss Mexico, Miss Ocean Beach, Miss North Island, Miss Pacific Beach, Miss Philippines, Miss Universe, Miss US Navy, as well as winners of other national and international titles. Unusual are a series of provocative poses by Miss San Diego, Louise Heathman, in 1927. Candidates pictured are usually identified by name, while judges and spectators are not.
folder UT84:32003 - UT84:32005

2.21.2.3 Bullfighting 1951-1956

Physical Description: 9 negatives.

Scope and Content Summary

Images include group of bullfighting fans and aficionados (1951), San Diego Humane Society officers in legal discussions with bullfight promoters at County Courthouse (1956) and an undated image of a matador being tossed in Balboa Stadium.
folder UT84:32006 - UT84:32084

2.21.2.4 Charity Ball 1951-1957

Physical Description: 198 negatives.

Series Scope and Content Summary

The majority of images show committee members at work on the annual Charity Ball benefits for Children's Hospital, and the Ball's annual fashion show. Committees of women are posed informally in groups at private residences and at Children's Hospital. Images of the Charity Ball itself include guests enjoying dinner and dancing at the Hotel del Coronado. Most individuals featured are society women and wives of prominent officials or businessmen such as Mrs. Arthur Jessop, Mrs. O.W. Cotton and others, generally identified by name. Also pictured frequently are "cigarette girls" and chairmen of the Ball.
folder UT84:32085

2.21.2.5 D-Day 1944

Physical Description: 9 ngs

Scope and Content Summary

Images of children and adults gathered in locations including a large auditorium, a school and a church, perhaps listening to announcements or services on June 6, 1944. A gathering of adults in a plaza are also pictured. People and specific locations are not identified.
folder UT84:32086 - UT84:32106

2.21.2.6 Dollar Days 1950-1957

Physical Description: 37 negatives.

Scope and Content Summary

Images of shoppers visiting various San Diego stores for Dollar Days sales, and views of store window advertising of sales event and prices. Businesses pictured include J. C. Penney in North Park, Walker's, Marston's and other downtown stores. Shoppers are sometimes identified.
folder UT84:32107 - UT84:32173

2.21.2.7 Exhibition, City Alive 1956-1957

Physical Description: 171 negatives.

Scope and Content Summary

Images presumably taken for "City Alive" newspaper feature and images of visitors to "City Alive" photographic exhibits at La Jolla Art Center, Grand Central Station in New York City, and Tokyo. Images illustrate people, places and events representing the city (county?) of San Diego, including military scenes, beach and pool scenes, gliders over Torrey Pines, fishermen, boat building, residential subdivisions, Del Mar County Fair, downtown Civic Center, Standard Iron Works, and many other local features. Visitors to La Jolla Art Center include Rep. and Mrs. Bob Wilson, Mrs. Copley, Kenneth Rearwin, and many other notable San Diegans (1956). Individuals pictured are generally unidentified.
folder UT84:32174 - UT84:32207

2.21.2.8 Fairs 1949-1965

Physical Description: 188 negatives; 17 color transparencies.

Scope and Content Summary

The majority of images document a range of exhibits and entertainment events at the Del Mar County Fair, including adults, children and crowd scenes. Included are scenes of opening day, "Fairest of the Fair" contests and contestants, adults and children grooming livestock, art and photograph exhibits, ground views of buildings and structures, and aerial views of fairground. One photograph exhibit featurers reporter Neil Morgan (1952). Color transparencies show one "Fairest of the Fair" queen posing with Native American baskets (1959) and another with a Grand Champion cow (1965). Other fairs pictured include the Niland Tomato Festival, Orange County Fair, Industrial Arts Fair, and others. Individuals pictured are sometimes identified.
folder UT84:32208 - UT84:32239

2.21.2.9 Fashion shows 1951-1955

Physical Description: 66 negatives.

Scope and Content Summary

Majority of images depict fashion shows organized as charitable benefits for San Diego non-profit organizations, women's clubs, sororities and other charitable groups including St. Mary's, Beth Jacob Sisterhood, Junior Social Service Club and Las Socias Nuevas. Both children and adult fashion models are pictured and a few fashion shows feature professional models. A wide range of show settings includes hotels, country clubs, downtown department stores, private residences, and the House of Hospitality in Balboa Park. Notable stores featured include Lion's, Jacobson's, Jordan-Marsh, Solaf's, Whitney's, and Walker's. Included are scenes of a "Tom Thumb" wedding at Linda Vista Community Building (1952). Individuals pictured are identified.
folder UT84:32240 - UT84:32263

2.21.2.10 Fiesta de la Luna 1951-1956

Physical Description: 155 negatives.

Scope and Content Summary

Images document annual Fiesta de la Luna parades in Chula Vista and include scenes of floats, people in automobiles and on horseback, Fiesta queen contestants, crowds of spectators, and views of local businesses along the parade route. Also pictured are the children's parade and carnival, as well as ribbon cutting ceremonies, the crowning of the Fiesta queen, and the Coronation Ball. Chula Vista public figures are frequently pictured, and most individuals shown are identified by name.
folder UT84:32264 - UT84:32532

2.21.2.11 Fiesta del Pacifico 1955-1957

Physical Description: 1940 negatives.

Scope and Content Summary

Images of annual Fiesta del Pacifico summer festivals held throughout San Diego communities to celebrate California's "Old Spanish Days." Best represented are images of "California Story," a play performed annually about California history featuring a cast of over 1,000 at Balboa Stadium. Pictured are performances, rehearsals, set design, auditions, and musical direction by composer Meredith Willson. Also frequently shown are parades, festival planning meetings, costume contests, balls, music and dance demonstrations, and views of participants, professional models and public figures sporting "Spanish attire." Other events showcase Mexican officials, US senators, governors, and local businessmen and their wives. Illustrating the diversity of festival events are a diving tournament with Juno Stover-Irwin, performance of the Chinese lion dance, Marie Hitchcock's puppet show, and a Lane Field rodeo. The San Diego location most frequently pictured is Balboa Park. Individuals shown are identified by name.
folder UT84:32533 - UT84:32535

2.21.2.12 Harvest Ball 1954-1956

Physical Description: 25 negatives.

Scope and Content Summary

Images of annual debutante Harvest Ball preparations including a meeting of the Decorations Committee, group portraits of young women in formal dress at a private La Mesa residence, and an image of fathers escorting daughters to the Ball at the new El Cortez Hotel. Persons pictured are identified by name.
folder UT84:32536 - UT84:32546

2.21.2.13 Headdress Ball 1954-1956

Physical Description: 54 negatives.

Scope and Content Summary

Images of annual Headdress Ball activities including planning committees at work at private residences, and women in formal wear modeling headdresses for Ball competition at Hotel del Coronado (1955) and U. S. Grant Hotel (1956). Women pictured are identified by name.
folder UT84:32547 - UT84:32548

2.21.2.14 Hi-Debbers Dance 1954-1955

Physical Description: 9 negatives.

Scope and Content Summary

Images of Hi-Debbers dance including Council (Club?) members posed in groups and guests dancing at the Mission Beach Ball Room. People pictured are sometimes identified.
folder UT84:32549 - UT84:32550

2.21.2.15 Historical Days 1952

Physical Description: 4 negatives.

Scope and Content Summary

Images of "Historical Days Queen" with her court of candidates as well as two pageant participants in medieval costume, all identified by name.
folder UT84:32551 - UT84:32557

2.21.2.16 Hobby shows 1951-1955

Physical Description: 27 negatives.

Scope and Content Summary

Images of participants and visitors to hobby shows at Balboa Park and Ocean Beach Community Center. People are featured exhibiting tropical fish, miniatures, pipe cleaner figurines, mechanical innovations, and many other objects. People pictured are generally identified by name.
folder UT84:32558 - UT84:32566

2.21.2.17 Jewel Ball 1952-1955

Physical Description: 24 negatives.

Scope and Content Summary

Images of Jewel Ball charity events for the La Jolla based Las Patronas organization. Most freqently pictured are images of couples at the Ball, held at La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club between 1953 and 1954, and at the White Sands Hotel in 1955. White Sands guests include actor Vincent Price, Rep. Bob Wilson, and many prominent San Diego residents. Also included are images of committee members planning and publicizing the Ball. Individuals pictured are identified by name.
folder UT84:32567 - UT84:32577

2.21.2.18 Kids Day 1951-1953

Physical Description: 28 negatives.

Scope and Content Summary

Images of annual Kids Day outings sponsored by the San Diego Optimist Club. Locations featured include San Vincente Lake, San Diego Harbor, Mission Beach, and Miramar Air Station. Most images show groups or crowds of children, with smaller groups and shots of individual children identified by name.
folder UT84:32578 - UT84:32597

2.21.2.19 Mother Goose Parade 1950-1955

Physical Description: 99 negatives.

Scope and Content Summary

Images of the annual Mother Goose Parade in El Cajon. Most frequently pictured are float preparations and completed floats carrying parade's annual "Cinderella princess," public officials, and others along the parade route. Floats often illustrate themes from Mother Goose stories and fairy tales. Frequently pictured are families of spectators, parade officials, "princesses" and other beauty contest candidates. Gov. Goodwin Knight is pictured with Sen. William Knowland and "princess" Rose Marie Alessio in 1951, and again with others in 1952 and 1953. Included are aerial views of the parade.
folder UT84:32598 - UT84:32614

2.21.2.20 Parades, miscellaneous [ca. 1941]-1956

Physical Description: 195 negatives.

Scope and Content Summary

Parades featured include a Labor Day Parade down Broadway and the North Park Toyland Parade. Also included are images of a parade through Balboa Park, an Army and Navy parade featuring hundreds of military personnel and vehicles down Broadway, and an unidentified parade of civilians down Broadway, all undated. Also represented are images of San Diego preparation for the Pasadena Rose Parade, floats sponsored by San Diego organizations and parade participants including Gay Cowie and Maureen Connolly. With the exception of crowd shots, most individuals pictured are identified.
folder UT84:32615 - UT84:32655

2.21.2.21 Soap Box Derby 1953-1956

Physical Description: 315 negatives.

Scope and Content Summary

Images of Soap Box Derby events in San Diego. Most frequently pictured are boys registering for races, attending instruction clinics, having their miniature cars inspected at local Chevrolet dealers, races along Normal Street including scenes of spectators on the sidelines, and images of champions receiving awards and attending celebratory banquets. Winners are sometimes pictured with public figures including Mayor Charles Dail (1955). Shots featuring three or fewer boys include identification notes.
folder UT84:32656 - UT84:32672

2.21.2.22 Viennese Ball 1953-1955

Physical Description: 41 negatives.

Scope and Content Summary

The majority of images show committee members at work on the annual Viennese Ball, posed informally at private residences, and images of the Ball itself at Hotel del Coronado. Images of the Ball include guests dancing and enjoying dinner, cigarette girls, flower girls, and entertainers including cancan dancers and a fortuneteller. Most people pictured are identified by name.
folder UT84:32673 - UT84:32681

2.21.2.23 Special events, miscellaneous 1952-1959

Physical Description: 22 negatives; 4 color transparencies.

Scope and Content Summary

Images of miscellaneous or unidentified events around San Diego include publicity for Letter Writing Week, the San Diego Mineralogy and Gem Show, a Gallerians Benefit card party, the Mr. San Diego awards at the U. S. Grant Hotel, children and teenagers dancing, and other unidentified activities. Included are color transparencies showing people gathered for a "Spanish Wedding" (1959).
folder UT84:32682 - UT84:35000

2.22 Sports and recreation 1936-1974 1947-1957

Physical Description: 18089 negatives; 9 color transparencies

Scope and Content Summary

The majority of images document boy's and men's high school, college, military and professional sports in San Diego County. Best represented are San Diego Chargers football and San Diego Padres baseball, with images of game scenes and informal portraits of groups and individuals players and managers. Hundreds of images profile notable San Diego athletes from a wide range of competitive sports, and include women. Images of high school basketball, baseball and football show boys from more than fifteen area schools. Military teams representing several sports include Army, Navy and Marines. Also pictured are competitive swimming, boat and yacht racing, men and women's golf, and other recreation activities. Athletes pictured are often identified by name.
Negatives are organized into the following categories: Athletes; Baseball; Basketball; Boating clubs and races; Football; Golf; Summer camps; Swimming; Track, school teams; Miscellaneous.
folder UT84:33863 - UT84:34298

2.22.2 Baseball 1936-1958

Physical Description: 2810 negatives; 6 color transparencies.

Scope and Content Summary

Images of San Diego Padres playing home games against Pacific Coast League teams and of San Diego County high school and college team games and players.
Negatives are organized into the following categories: Lane Field; Pacific Coast League Teams; School Teams; Miscellanous.
folder UT84:33863 - UT84:33864

2.22.2.1 Lane Field 1936-1949

Physical Description: 9 negatives.

Scope and Content Summary

Aerial views showing construction of Lane Field (1936) and images of unidentified game at Lane Field (1949).
folder UT84:33865 - UT84:34238

2.22.2.2 Pacific Coast League teams 1943-1957

Physical Description: 2609 negatives;6 color transparencies.

Scope and Content Summary

Images of San Diego Padres playing games against Pacific Coast League teams at Lane Field. Included are exhibition games against other teams, pre and post game images on and off the field, and meetings, luncheons and other publicity events. Players and managers are frequently identified by name.
Negatives are organized into the following categories: Hollywood Stars; Los Angeles Angels; Oakland Acorns; Pacific League; Portland Beavers; Sacramento Solons; Seattle Rainiers; San Diego Padres; San Francisco Seals.
folder UT84:33865

2.22.2.2.1 Hollywood Stars 1953

Physical Description: 4 negatives.

Scope and Content Summary

Images of players in uniform on and off the field, including manager Bobby Bragan.
folder UT84:33866 - UT84:33868

2.22.2.2.2 Los Angeles Angels 1946-1955

Physical Description: 14 negatives.

Scope and Content Summary

Informal portraits of small groups of ball players and images of individual players on the field, presumably during practice. Location is Lane Field and players are in uniform and identified by name.
folder UT84:33869

2.22.2.2.3 Oakland Acorns 1953

Physical Description: 5 negatives.

Scope and Content Summary

Images of individual players and manager Augie Galan in the dugout and on the field. Location is Lane Field and players are in uniform and identified by name.
folder UT84:33870 - UT84:33872

2.22.2.2.4 Pacific Coast League groups 1950-1955

Physical Description: 14 negatives.

Scope and Content Summary

Group portraits of League managers (1950), and staged images at Lane Field taken to promote the 1954 Championship, including color transparencies of players Bob Kerrigan and Bob Elliot, and images of Lola Brown displaying the pennant.
folder UT84:33873

2.22.2.2.5 Portland Beavers 1953

Physical Description: 4 negatives.

Scope and Content Summary

Images of players in uniform seated in the dugout. Location is Lane Field and players are identified by name.
folder UT84:33784 - UT84:33876

2.22.2.2.6 Sacramento Solons 1943-1952

Physical Description: 10 negatives.

Scope and Content Summary

Images profiling individual and small groups of players in uniform, off the field. Location is Lane Field and players are identified by name.
folder UT84:33877 - UT84:33884

2.22.2.2.7 Seattle Rainiers 1941-1955

Physical Description: 60 negatives.

Scope and Content Summary

Images include group and individual portraits of players in the dugout and on the field, game scenes featuring players in action, and images of spectators. Also pictured are players at Grant Hotel because of game "rainout." Players are identified by name.
folder UT84:33885 - UT84:34235

2.22.2.2.8 San Diego Padres 1936-1957 1947-1957

Physical Description: 2475 negatives.

Scope and Content Summary

Majority of images are of San Diego Padres baseball players playing other Pacific Coast League teams at Lane Field. Included are Padres games against San Diego military teams, exhibition games, Spring training exercises in multiple locations, children's clinics, Kid's Day events, and other promotional events. Also pictured are a variety of luncheons, meetings and public celebrations. Coaches, managers and owners are freqently pictured. Individual players are often unidentified. Approximately 100 negatives are undated.
folder UT84:34236 - UT84:34238

2.22.2.2.9 San Francisco Seals 1943-1952

Physical Description: 23 negatives.

Scope and Content Summary

Images profiling individual and pairs of players off the field as well as game or practice scenes featuring action. Location is presumably Lane Field and players are identified by name.
folder UT84:34239 - UT84:34288

2.22.2.3 School teams 1949-1958

Physical Description: 156 negatives.

Scope and Content Summary

Primarily images of identified high school baseball players and images of boys' high school baseball games between various San Diego County public schools. Includes action shots of games and staged shots featuring individual players on and off the field. Most images show home games against local or Los Angeles County school teams. San Diego Junior College team is also pictured.
folder UT84:34289 - UT84:34298

2.22.2.4 Baseball, miscellaneous 1947-1957

Physical Description: 36 negatives.

Scope and Content Summary

Images include baseball scouts, coaches, exhibition games between non-San Diego teams including Chicago White Sox, and San Diego Padres Queen contestants.
folder UT84:34299 - UT84:34479

2.22.3 Basketball 1948-1954

Physical Description: 1418 negatives.

Scope and Content Summary

The majority of images document boys' high school basketball games, college games, and games between military service teams at bases throughout San Diego County. Also includes images of the annual Kiwanis Tournament, the Harlem Globetroppers, and amateur basketball players.
Negatives are organized into the following categories: High school and college teams; Kiwanis Tournament; Military teams; Miscellaneous. (See separate catalog record for each named category).
folder UT84:34299 - UT84:34448

2.22.3.1 High school and college teams 1948-1954

Physical Description: 1165 negatives.

Scope and Content Summary

Primarily images of boys' high school basketball games between more than fifteen San Diego County public and parochial schools. There are action shots of games and staged shots featuring individual player(s) from a particular school. Most images show home games against local or Los Angeles County school teams. Included are scenes of San Diego Junior College games.
folder UT84:34449 - UT84:34455

2.22.3.2.1 Kiwanis Tournament 1951-1954

Physical Description: 86 negatives.

Scope and Content Summary

Images of the annual Kiwanis High School Basketball tournament at various San Diego high schools including Hoover High School and San Diego High School. Included are action shots of the preliminary rounds and championship games. Competing teams represented are San Diego High, Grossmont High, Helix High, Beverly Hills, and Morningside High. Individual players are often unidentified.
folder UT84:34456 - UT84:34477

2.22.3.2 Military teams 1951-1953

Physical Description: 160 negatives.

Scope and Content Summary

Action shots of mens' basketball games between Army, Navy and Marines service teams at military bases and high school gymnasiums throughout San Diego County. Bases most frequently pictured are Naval Training Center (NTC) and Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD). Included are images of the All Western Service Tournament and several posed images of Navy WAVES women's team.
folder UT84:34478 - UT84:34479

2.22.3.3 Basketball, miscellaneous 1953

Physical Description: 7 negatives.

Scope and Content Summary

Images of Harlem Globetrotters show at Point Loma High School and of Neighborhood House childrens' basketball team playing outdoors.
folder UT84:34480 - UT84:34551

2.22.4 Boating clubs and races 1947-1955

Physical Description: 454 negatives.

Scope and Content Summary

Images of boat races, primarily yacht regattas, motorboat races and rowing in Mission Bay, Coronado and other San Diego locations. Named races include the Lipton Cup and others. Among the many boating clubs represented are San Diego Yacht Club and San Diego Rowing Club. Images of children's model yacht regattas are included. Views include close-up images of identified participants on boats, distance and aerial views.
folder UT84:34552 - UT84:34905

2.22.5 Football 1949-1974

Physical Description: 4974 negatives

Scope and Content Summary

The majority of images document San Diego boys' high school football and mens' college, military and professional football with emphasis on the San Diego Chargers. Most images are action shots. Individual players are sometimes identified.
Negatives are organized into the following categories: College, military and professional teams; San Diego Chargers; High school teams.
folder UT84:34552 - UT84:34644

2.22.5.1 College, military and professional teams 1949-1956

Physical Description: 804 negatives.

Scope and Content Summary

Majority of images document San Diego football games between Army, Navy and Marine Corps service teams from bases throughout California. College football is included and features State College games at Aztec Bowl and San Diego Junior College games. Also pictured are games between military and professional teams, such as Navy vs. Los Angeles Rams. Most images are crowd or action shots. Individual players generally are not identified. Hundreds of images of the Pasadena Rose Bowl and University of Southern California (USC) and University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) home games do not feature San Diego teams at all.
folder UT84:34645 - UT84:34746

2.22.5.2 San Diego Chargers 1961-1974

Physical Description: 7430 negatives

Scope and Content Summary

The majority of images are action and sideline shots of home games between the San Diego Chargers and the Oakland Raiders, Buffalo Bills and Houston Oilers at Balboa Stadium. More than eighteen other teams are also pictured in events that include regular season games, exhibition games, benefit games and half-time activities. Individual players are sometimes identified. Images taken between 1964 and 1974 are primarily 35mm black and white film negatives.
folder UT84:34747 - UT84:34905

2.22.5.3 High school teams 1949-1956

Physical Description: 1131 negatives

Series Scope and Content Summary

Images of boys' high school football games between more than fifteen San Diego County public schools. Most often featured are action shots of home games or shots profiling individual players, sometimes identified. A few Los Angeles teams are included. Tournaments ("carnivals") include Breitbard, City Prep and Metropolitan League.
folder UT84:34906 - UT84:34920

2.22.6 Golf 1952-1956

Physical Description: 166 negatives.

Scope and Content Summary

Action shots and informal portraits document women golfers at courses and private country clubs throughout San Diego County. Included are the Happy Hackers of La Jolla Country Club and women instructing a male patient at the Naval Hospital. Junior players and men's amateur golf are also pictured. Tournaments pictured include the San Diego Open and Agua Caliente Open. Players are sometimes identified.
folder UT84:34921 - UT84:34925

2.22.7 Summer camp 1954-1957

Physical Description: 29 negatives

Scope and Content Summary

Majority of images show boys at summer camps including Camp Marston, Camp Oliver and others. Boys are shown swimming and engaged in riflery and archery. Girls are pictured cooking and dancing. Generally children are identified by name.
folder UT84:34926 - UT84:34955

2.22.8 Swimming 1950-1955

Physical Description: 165 negatives

Scope and Content Summary

Images of ocean swimming competitions and recreational swimmers at San Diego pools. Men, women and children are pictured. Generally swimmers are identified by name.
Negatives are organized into the following categories: Competitions; Pools and swimmers.
folder UT84:34926 - UT84:34937

2.22.8.1 Competitions 1950-1952

Physical Description: 76 negatives

Scope and Content Summary

Majority of images portray swimmers at La Jolla and Mission Beach rough water swim competitions. Swimmers are shown at the start and finish lines, receiving trophies and posing on the beach. Both male and female swimmers are pictured. Individuals are often identified by name. Includes Harry Crosby at La Jolla Cove (1952).
folder UT84:34938 - UT84:34951

2.22.8.2 Pools and swimmers 1951-1952

Physical Description: 72 negatives

Scope and Content Summary

Majority of images show children and young adults at Mission Beach Plunge and Municipal Pool. Pictured are divers, swimmers on paddleboards, "rhythm swimmers," and teenage girls posing in bathing suits. Also pictured are swimmers at opening of Mission Beach Plunge (1951). Miscellaneous images show identified swimmers at unidentified pools.
folder UT84:34956 - UT84:34978

2.22.9 Track, high school teams 1949-1955

Physical Description: 125 negatives

Scope and Content Summary

Images of boy's high school track meets at San Diego public high schools, Balboa Stadium and State College track. Events pictured include 100 yard dash, cross country, hurdling, high jump, shot put and relay races. Individual athletes are profiled during practice, on and off the track, and are generally identified by name.
folder UT84:34979 - UT84:35000

2.22.10 Sports and recreation, miscellaneous 1951-1968

Physical Description: 277 negatives; 3 color transparencies

Scope and Content Summary

Small numbers of images showing various sports and recreational activities including boxing, bicycling, checkers and chess tournaments, handicrafts, model trains and waterskiing. Individuals pictured are generally identified by name.
folder UT84:35001 - UT84:35268

2.23 Transportation and infrastructure ca.1940-ca.1970

Physical Description: 1109 negatives; 8 color transparencies

Scope and Content Summary

The majority of images highlight transportation development in San Diego County. Highways, roads and bridges are shown from aerial and scenic perspectives and frequently include views of construction. Images of Santa Fe Depot and downtown San Diego show railroad cars and electric streetcars including passengers and employees. Also documented are several public hearings on transportation topics and events marking changes to transportation routes, attended by citizens and municipal officials, generally identified by name. Hundreds of copy negatives depict maps and diagrams regularly used to illustrate news on local, national and world topics with emphasis on California and Mexico, water, land development and Cold War topics.
Negatives are organized into the following categories: Bridges; Highways; Maps; Parking; Railroads.
folder UT84:35001 - UT84:35007

2.23.1 Bridges 1931-ca.1970

Physical Description: 27 negatives; 8 color transparencies

Scope and Content Summary

Views of miscellaneous San Diego County bridges including Coronado Bridge, Lake Hodges Bridge, the relocation of Sweetwater Bridge, First Street Bridge opening with Mayor Walter W. Austin, and crowds and automobiles at opening of the 30th Street Causeway.
folder UT84:35008 - UT84:35121

2.23.2 Highways 1947-1957

Physical Description: 757 negatives

Scope and Content Summary

Majority of images document San Diego County highways and roads during a period of rapid expansion. Present are aerial views, scenic views, and views illustrating new construction, traffic congestion, overpasses and interchanges. Also documented are public hearings on highway topics and events to commemorate new highway segments and bridges. Individuals pictured include numerous municipal officials and citizens, frequently identified by name.
Negatives are organized into the following categories, all containing aerial views: Aerials; Alvarado Freeway; Cabrillo Freeway; Fletcher Parkway; Mission Valley Freeway; Wabash Freeway; Highway 75; Highway 80; Highway 94; Highway 101; Highway 395; Miscellaneous.
folder UT84:35008 - UT84:35012

2.23.2.1 Aerials 1951

Physical Description: 42 negatives

Scope and Content Summary

Aerial views illustrating San Diego County highway interchanges with emphasis on cloverleaf connectors. Selected highways pictured include Alvarado Freeway, Pacific Highway, Cabrillo Freeway, and Wabash Freeway. More than twenty aerial views document traffic congestion at intersection of Alvarado Freeway and Fairmount Extension.
folder UT84:35013 - UT84:35016

2.23.2.2 Alvarado Freeway 1953-1957

Physical Description: 46 negatives

Scope and Content Summary

Views of Alvarado Freeway (later part of Interstate 8) including construction, signage, automobiles on freeway, and dedication event featuring Fred Rhodes and others. Also, aerial views showing 70th St. exit and Fletcher Hills. People are generally identified although most negatives are undated.
folder UT84:35017 - UT84:35028

2.23.2.3 Cabrillo Freeway ca.1947-1956

Physical Description: 103 negatives

Scope and Content Summary

Views of Cabrillo Freeway (later known as Route 163) showing automobile traffic and surrounding lands as well as various intersections, exits, overpasses and bridges with emphasis on Cabrillo Bridge and canyon. Numerous scenic views, aerial views and night views also depict the freeway. Also documented are the dedication and opening of the freeway, ca. 1947. More than half of all images are undated.
folder UT84:35029 - UT84:35030

2.23.2.4 Fletcher Parkway 1956

Physical Description: 5 negatives.

Scope and Content Summary

Images of two events held to celebrate the opening of Fletcher Freeway (later known as Fletcher Parkway) in Fletcher Hills. Individuals pictured include local mayors and are identified.
folder UT84:35031 - UT84:35036

2.23.2.5 Mission Valley Freeway 1951-1952

Physical Description: 35 negatives

Scope and Content Summary

Primarily aerial views of newly dedicated Mission Valley Freeway (later part of Interstate 8) and Mission Valley Road with emphasis on the Cabrillo Freeway and Fairmount Avenue interchanges. Images clearly show Mission Valley before development.
folder UT84:35037 - UT84:35049

2.23.2.6 Wabash Freeway 1950-1955

Physical Description: 68 negatives

Scope and Content Summary

Images depicting the Wabash Freeway (later part of Interstate 15) extending from Federal Blvd. to Harbor Drive including views of construction and aerial views of the completed freeway. Also documented are dedication events including the "Miss Wabash Freeway Girl Contestants" (1951) and Mayor Charles Dail, Fred H. Rohr and others dedicating the south end of the highway (1954).
folder UT84:35050 - UT84:35051

2.23.2.7 Highway 75 1955

Physical Description: 4 negatives.

Scope and Content Summary

Images of dedication of Highway 75 (later part of Route 75) in Chula Vista. Includes ribbon cutting event with Superintendent David Bird and other named officials as well as parade featuring the Chula Vista High School Band.
folder UT84:35052 - UT84:35058

2.23.2.8 Highway 80 1947-1957

Physical Description: 31 negatives

Scope and Content Summary

Aerial views showing miscellaneous segments of Highway 80 (later Interstate 8) through Imperial Valley, at Viejas grade, at La Mesa Blvd. and at other unidentified sites. Includes hearing at Civic Center at which citizens protest highway re-routing (1953).
folder UT84:35059 - UT84:35065

2.23.2.9 Highway 94 1953-1957

Physical Description: 38 negatives

Scope and Content Summary

Images of Highway 94 (later SR 94) including aerial views and construction views at various locations. Also pictured are dedication events for a new underpass at Lemon Avenue and new highway segment at Massachusetts Avenue (1957).
folder UT84:35066 - UT84:35098

2.23.2.10 Highway 101 1951-1957

Physical Description: 301 negatives

Scope and Content Summary

Majority of images are aerial views and views from the ground showing Highway 101 (later US 101) in San Diego County. Highway segments most frequently pictured are Oceanside to Carlsbad, Del Mar to Torrey Pines and the Torrey Pines grade, Clairemont to Pacific Coast Highway, Balboa Avenue and the Montgomery Freeway at San Ysidro.
Also pictured are scenes of construction, congestion and other problems, dedication events for the Oceanside and Montgomery Freeways (1955), and crowded public hearings on highway development. Citizens and state and municipal officials of Mexico and California are pictured and include Dr. Gustav Aubanel, DeGraf Austin, David Bird, Jacob Dekema, Guy Fleming, David Ojeda, Harold Powers and others. Individuals shown speaking at events include women and are identified by name.
folder UT84:35099 - UT84:35107

2.23.2.11 Highway 395 1950-1956

Physical Description: 45 negatives

Scope and Content Summary

Majority of images show Highway 395 (later Interstate 15) at Miramar, Lake Hodges and Aero Drive. Included are aerial views and bridge and overpass construction scenes. Groundbreaking and dedication events feature municipal officials and engineers, sometimes identified by name.
folder UT84:35108 - UT84:35121

2.23.2.12 Highways, miscellaneous 1952-1955

Physical Description: 39 negatives

Scope and Content Summary

Majority of images show municipal officials at meetings, highway signage and miscellaneous highway segments in San Diego County. Included are hearings and meetings of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors to discuss a "low-level highway," of the San Diego Highway Development Association, and of a meeting of San Diego County and Imperial Valley officials. Also featured are the El Camino Real Highway marker bell on India Street and the Washington Freeway and pedestrian bridge (later Washington Street in Hillcrest). Individuals pictured are identified.
folder UT84:35122 - UT84:35252

2.23.3 Maps 1950-1957

Physical Description: 235 negatives

Scope and Content Summary

Copy negatives of printed maps, plans and diagrams used to illustrate local, national and international news stories with regional emphasis on California and Mexico. Subject emphasis is on water, transportation and urban development as well as Cold War topics. Map publishers and sources generally are not identified.
Negatives are organized into the following categories: Baja California; Balboa Park; North America; San Diego County; United States; World; Miscellaneous.
folder UT84:35122 - UT84:35127

2.23.3.1 Baja California 1955-1956

Physical Description: 10 negatives

Scope and Content Summary

Copy negatives showing miscellaneous printed maps of Baja and San Diego, used to illustrate newspaper stories. Publishers and sources not identified.
folder UT84:35128 - UT84:35132

2.23.3.2 Balboa Park 1952-1956

Physical Description: 10 negatives

Scope and Content Summary

Copy negatives of printed maps including "General Plan of Balboa Park" by the Parks and Recreational Department (1951) and of miscellaneous maps and diagrams showing aspects of Balboa Park.
folder UT84:35133 - UT84:35143

2.23.3.3 North America 1950-1957

Physical Description: 15 negatives

Scope and Content Summary

Copy negatives of printed maps and diagrams showing various North American locations with emphasis on Mexico, used to illustrate news stories. Includes diagram showing Russian submarine sightings by date and location. Publishers and sources not identified.
folder UT84:35144 - UT84:35193

2.23.3.4 San Diego County 1953-1957

Physical Description: 130 negatives

Scope and Content Summary

Copy negatives of printed maps, plans and diagrams used to illustrate newspaper stories, showing aspects of San Diego County with emphasis on transportation infrastructure and proposed urban development, specifically land use and management, creation of subdivisions, and plans for specific buildings.
Images of maps featuring county bridges, dams, roads and highways include Highway 101, Highwy 395 and a proposed "low level" highway (1954). Communities pictured include Borrego Valley, Imperial Valley, Lakeside, La Mesa, Miramar Air Station, Mission Bay, National City, Ocean Beach, Ramona, Rancho de la Nacion, San Diego City and County, San Ysidro, South Bay, Torrey Pines, Wells Park and many others.
folder UT84:35194 - UT84:35212

2.23.3.5 United States 1951-1957

Physical Description: 26 negatives

Scope and Content Summary

Copy negatives of miscellaneous printed maps and site plans used to illustrate newspaper stories. Images detail aspects of California and other locations, with an emphasis on water resources. Publishers and sources not identified.
folder UT84:35213 - UT84:35244

2.23.3.6 World 1953-1957

Physical Description: 43 negatives

Scope and Content Summary

Copy negatives of miscellaneous printed maps showing regions in the world news between 1953 and 1957. Includes thematic maps comparing Soviet power to US, details of NATO countries, and Florence Chadwick's swimming route through the English Channel. Publishers and sources generally not identified.
folder UT84:35245 - UT84:35252

2.23.3.7 Maps, miscellaneous 1955-1956

Physical Description: 11 negatives

Scope and Content Summary

Copy negatives of printed maps used to illustrate world news stories. A variety of thematic maps illustrate locations of atomic bomb explosions, merchant ships sunk by U-boats, conflict in Middle East, etc. Publishers and sources generally not identified.
folder UT84:35252a - UT84:35252b

2.23.4 Parking 1953-1955

Physical Description: 7 negatives.

Scope and Content Summary

Images of automobiles parked along side meters on E Street and of various examples of parking signage in downtown San Diego.
folder UT84:35253 - UT84:35268

2.23.5 Railroads ca.1940-1960

Physical Description: 83 negatives

Scope and Content Summary

Images of cars, passengers and employees of the San Diego Electric Railway, Santa Fe Railway and San Diego and Arizona Railway companies. Railroad related events include a luncheon, exhibit and hearing. Majority of images were taken in downtown San Diego and include exterior views of the Old Santa Fe Depot and Santa Fe Depot (also known as Union Station). People pictured generally are identified by name.
Negatives are organized into the following categories: Employees; Railroad cars and street cars; Stations; Miscellaneous.
folder UT84:35253 - UT84:35257

2.23.5.1 Employees 1950-1954

Physical Description: 21 negatives

Series Scope and Content Summary

Images show people associated with Santa Fe and San Diego and Arizona railroads engaged in a variety of activities. Included are employees or officials attending a luncheon, inaugurating a diesel train, demonstrating hand signals, at "Cotton Rate" hearing at Harbor Department, and paying taxes at Civic Center. Individuals pictured are identified.
folder UT84:35258 - UT84:35262

2.23.5.2 Railroad cars and street cars 1919-ca.1960

Physical Description: 37 negatives

Scope and Content Summary

Majority of images are exterior and interior views of Santa Fe and San Diego and Arizona railroad cars, presumably at Santa Fe Depot (also known as Union Station), from 1940 to 1960. Included are images of passengers and conductors. Unusual is a copy negative image of San Diego and Arizona Eastern Train car originally taken in 1919. Also includes images of San Diego Electric Railway streetcars, passengers and drivers in downtown San Diego and in streetcar parking lot. Individuals pictured are sometimes identified. Many images are undated.
folder UT84:35263 - UT84:35266

2.23.5.3 Stations 1950-1952

Physical Description: 15 negatives

Scope and Content Summary

Views of Old Santa Fe Depot (undated copy negative) and Santa Fe Depot (also known as Union Station), and the Pacific Coast Steamship Depot (or Warehouse).
folder UT84:35267 - UT84:35268

2.23.5.4 Railroads, miscellaneous 1951-1954

Physical Description: 10 negatives

Scope and Content Summary

Images of visitors aboard a General Electric train exhibit at unidentified location. Images of Ed Fletcher standing "near old railroad right-of-way."
folder UT84:35269 - UT84:35322

2.24 Water works and water supply 1929-1956

Physical Description: 308 negatives; 5 color transparencies

Scope and Content Summary

The majority of images document the development of water resources to meet the needs of San Diego's booming wartime population and the results of efforts to secure access to water from the San Diego River and Colorado River. Included are aerial, scenic and construction views of the San Diego Aqueduct, Alvarado Filtration Plant below Murray Dam, Barrett Dam, Lake Hodges, Otay Lake, Sutherland Dam, Sweetwater Dam, and many other County lakes, dams and reservoirs. Included are groundbreaking and dedication events featuring San Diego mayors Walter Austin and Harley Knox.
Negatives are organized into the following categories: Aqueducts and plants; Lakes, dams and reservoirs.
folder UT84:35269 - UT84:35281

2.24.1 Aqueducts and plants 1945-1956

Physical Description: 123 negatives

Scope and Content Summary

Majority of images document the completion of the San Diego Aqueduct, placed into operation in December 1947, and the construction of a second barrel, completed by the County Water Authority in 1954. Also documented is the creation of the Alvarado Filtration Plant below Murray Dam. Images include scenic views, views of construction, and civic leaders attending dedication events. Individuals pictured are generally identified.
folder UT84:35283 - UT84:35322

2.24.2 Lakes, dams and reservoirs 1929-1954

Physical Description: 185 negatives; 5 color transparencies

Scope and Content Summary

The majority of images illustrate Barrett Dam, El Capitan Dam, Lake Cuyamaca, Lake Hodges, Morena Dam, Lake Morena, Otay Lake, San Vicente Reservoir, Sutherland Dam, Sweetwater Dam, and University Heights Reservoir. Included are numerous other dams, lakes and reservoirs in San Diego County. Shown are aerial views, views illustrating high and low water levels, and lake fishing. Also pictured is Mayor Walter Austin at groundbreaking ceremony for El Capitan Dam (1931). Many scenes were photographed in 1929 and during the 1930s. Except for fishermen, individuals pictured are identified.
folder UT84:35323 - UT84:35539

2.25 Weather and natural disasters 1949-1957

Physical Description: 838 negatives

Scope and Content Summary

Pictured are effects of air pollution in San Diego County with an emphasis on downtown and midtown San Diego and Mission Valley, as well as smog control hearings and meetings involving citizens groups and public officials. Also shown are effects on people and property from storms, floods and uncharacteristically hot or cold weather throughout San Diego County.
Negatives are organized into the following categories: Air pollution and smog; Weather conditions and damage.
folder UT84:35323 - UT84:35403

2.25.1 Air pollution and smog 1949-1956

Physical Description: 348 negatives

Scope and Content Summary

Majority of views show air pollution over downtown San Diego, San Diego Harbor and Harbor Drive, Pt. Loma, Mission Valley, El Cajon Valley, and other locations. Views of pollution producing plants include gravel and asphalt plants in Mission Valley and industry polluters near Harbor Drive such as Convair, San Diego Harbor Department, Western Lumber Co., Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD), and others. Also pictured are smog testing equipment in use, and smog related hearings and meetings of citizens, legislators and state public health officials at San Diego Civic Center and Chamber of Commerce. Among the city officials and others pictured are DeGraff Austin, David Bird, Frank Gibson, Francis Lindsay, Laurence Klauber, Dr. Malcolm Merrill, and many others. Also pictured are individuals suffering from respiratory ailments and people on the street interviewed about pollution by reporters (negative envelopes for these are titled "symposium"). Individuals pictured are identified.
folder UT84:35404 - UT84:35539

2.25.2 Weather conditions and damage 1949-1957

Physical Description: 490 negatives

Scope and Content Summary

Majority of views show property damaged and endangered by storms and floods in communities throughout San Diego County. Included are San Diego River flood scenes showing Mission Valley and Old Town, scenes of flooded roads and highways in the Midway District, and high water at San Diego Bay and other coastal areas. Snow and ice scenes frequently feature Mt. Laguna (Laguna Mountains), Cuyamaca and other mountainous areas, shown from an aerial view or featuring people playing in the snow. Scenes illustrating hot weather include gag shots of young women. Other hot weather scenes include children and adults at La Jolla Cove, Pacific Beach, and Mission Beach, Balboa Park and through out the County. Images taken after 1950 generally include an identification of those pictured.
folder UT8326 - UT25683

Series 3 Activities and individuals 1910-1951 1922-1948

Physical Description: 28,190 negatives.

Series Scope and Content Summary

Black and white glass and film negatives are organized into five groups by surname of primary person indexed: A-E; F-J; K-O; P-T; U-Z.
Images document thousands of San Diego residents, visitors, and local events captured by Tribune newspaper photographers. Majority of images show men, women and youth posed formally and informally. Not strictly a "people file," individuals are documented attending civic, political and military ceremonies and events, engaged in or attending sporting events, and on the job. Well represented are the region's military leadership and San Diego's 1915 and 1935 Expositions in Balboa Park.
Nationally known and prominent local figures include actors, artists, authors and musicians, civil servants, business and industry leaders, judges, law enforcement officers, criminals, military personnel, philosophers, physicians, politicians, and professional athletes, particularly "fighters," golfers, and baseball players from the San Diego Padres and other sports teams.
Additional images of people photographed during this time are found in Series 1.14, People and Series 5, Photographic prints.

Arrangement

Negatives are arranged alphabetically by surname of primary person indexed. Newspaper clippings are organized separately and arranged by local item number.

Access Note

Comprehensive access to names of individuals pictured is available through the San Diego Historical Society's public access catalog.
Container list is not available.
 

3.1 Activities and individuals,  A-E

Physical Description: 7,573 negatives.

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

Individuals pictured include: Frank Alessio (1937-1945), Fred Astaire (1946), Mayor Walter Austin (ca. 1929-1946), Lew Ayers (1945), John L. Bacon (1926), Dr. Charlotte Baker (1926), Belle Baranceanu (1934-1955), Howard B. Bard (1942-1947), Frank G. Belcher (1935), Walter Bellon (1937), Percy Benbough (1937-1938), Belle Benchley (1935-1941), Jack Benny (1941), Maurice Braun (1929), Clara Breed (1946-1957), George Burnham (1929-1937), Edgar Rice Burroughs (1940), Admiral Richard E. Byrd (1931), Charles Wakefield Cadman (1941), Eddie Cantor (1930), Edwin Capps (ca. 1912-1917), Florence Chadwick (1933-1936), Florence Chambers (1929), Lon Chaney, Jr. (1940), Winston Churchill (1940), Harry C. Clark (1929), Daniel Cleveland (ca. 1922-1926), David Charles Collier (ca. 1915), Jackie Coogan (1935), Gary Cooper (1933), Walter W. Cooper, (1940), Ira Copley (1933), James S. Copley (1933-1942), Lou Costello (1946), William O. Cotton (1946), Buster Crabbe (1930), Bing Crosby (1940-1942), Charles C. Dail (1946), Bette Davis (1940), Andy Devine (1943), Clarence Darrow, (1932), G. Aubrey Davidson (1915-1940), Edward H. Davis (1923), Jack Dempsey (1923), John Mason "Jack" Dodge (ca. 1916-1948), Sheriff E. W. Dort (1935), Leo Durocher (1939), Amelia Earhart (1935), Albert Einstein (1930), and others.
 

3.2 Activities and individuals,  F-J

Physical Description: 5,408 negatives.

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

Individuals pictured include: Reuben H. Fleet (1937-1941), Ed Fletcher (1925-1946), Henry Ford (1925), John F. Forward, Jr. (1932-1934), Harold B. Franklin (1930), George Freeth (ca. 1912-1919), Connie Galindo (ca. 1918-1924), Sinclair Gannon, 1937-1939), Lou Gehrig (1927), Gertrude Gilbert (ca. 1915-1930), Samuel Goldwyn (1930), Betty Grable (1946), U.S. Grant and U.S. Grant, Jr., (ca. 1927-1947), William E. Harper (1933-1940), Fred A. Heilbron (1944), Ben Hogan (1932, 1941), Willis "Shorty" Hogue (1939-1942), Donal Hord (1927-1939), J. Edgar Hoover (1946), Herbert Hoover (1932-1935) including at San Diego Exposition, Hal Hotchkiss (1930, 1946), Seabiscuit racing (under surname Mrs. C. S. Howard) (1938), Everett Gee Jackson (1940), George C. Jessop (1946-1947), Joseph Jessop (ca. 1929), William Templeton Johnson, 1930-1946), Rutherford B. Irones, including court hearing for hit and run accident (1939), and others.
 

3.3 Activities and individuals,  K-O

Physical Description: 5,980 negatives.

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

Individuals pictured include: Boris Karloff (1934), Buster Keaton (1932), Ernest J. King (1933-1939), Alice Klauber (ca. 1916-1940), Laurence Klauber (1940-1945), Harley Knox (1943-1951), Stuart N. Lake (1924-1936), Harold Lloyd with Lucille Ball and Desi Arnez at Del Mar Race Track (1931), Edgar A. Luce (1940), Dr. Frank McCoy with Babe Ruth (ca. 1927), Alberta McKellop (1930-1933), Nino Marcelli (1925-1930), George W. Marston (1935-1944), Mel Mazzera (1941-1942), Frank Merriam (1934-1938), Max Miller (1934), Alfred Mitchell (1944), Marc A. Mitscher, A. F. Molina (1930-1946), guests at the Moss Wedding (1925), Adolph Muehleisen (1930-1940), Culbert Olson (1941-1942) including scenes of Olson at Old Town Fiesta with Guadalupe "Lupe" Durante (1941), and others.
 

3.4 Activities and individuals,  P-T

Physical Description: 6,755 negatives.

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

Individuals pictured include: General Joseph H. Pendleton (ca. 1916-1930), General John J. Pershing (1923), Zasu Pitts (1942), Reginald Poland (1939-1946), Ernie Pyle (1941), Tex Rankin (1929-1946), Basil Rathbone (1942), Peter Charles Remondino (1926), Dr. Roger Revelle (1956), Governor Friend W. Richardson (1923-1927), Eddie Rickenbacker (1932), Hal Roach (ca. 1917), Margaret (Margot) King Rocle (1926), Charles "Buddy" Rogers (1942), Governor James Rolph (1931-1934), Mickey Rooney (1946), Eleanor Roosevelt (1935-1939), Franklin D. Roosevelt (ca. 1916-1938), T. Claude Ryan (1931-1953), John "Jack" Schrade (1941-1944), Buren Roscoe Schryock (1926), Ernestine Schumann-Heink (1923-1936), Ellen Browning Scripps (ca. 1912-1930), Kate Sessions (n. d.), Ernest Thompson Seton (ca. 1918), Sam Snead (1941), John Philip Sousa (1924), Adolph Spreckels (1924), Claus Spreckels (1924-1926), John D. Spreckels (1912-1925), Governor William Stephans (ca. 1916), General Joseph W. Stilwell (1946), Sheriff Bert Strand (1934-1947), Phil Swing (1929-1946), William Howard Taft (ca. 1915-ca. 1926), Katherine Tingley (ca. 1916-ca.1924), and others. Included is an image of a document written by Father Junipero Serra.
 

3.5 Activities and individuals,  U-Z

Physical Description: 2,380 negatives.

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

Individuals pictured include: William P. Upshur (1939-1941), Fred Vallejo at Old Town Flag Raising (1939), William A. Van Dusen (1927-1940), Clayton B. Vogel (1939-1941), Henry A. Wallace (1944), Julius Wangenheim (1941-1942), Earl Warren (1937-1944), Forrest Warren (1933-1942), Dr. Harry Wegeforth (ca. 1916-1940), Guilford Whitney (1936-1948), Louis J. Wilde (1920), S. F. Woody with Mayor Clark at opening of the Mission Causeway (1931), Wendell L. Wilkie in San Diego motorcade (1940-1941), Duchess of Windsor, nee Mrs. Wallis Warfield Simpson (1920), Kenneth Zweiner (ca. 1922-1923), and others.
folder UT84:1 - UT84:21714

Series 4 Activities and individuals 1940-1960 1946-1957

Physical Description: 36,157 negatives.

Series Scope and Content Summary

Black and white film negatives are organized into five groups by surname of primary person indexed: A-E; F-J; K-O; P-T; U-Z.
The majority of images document postwar life in San Diego County as captured by the newspaper's photographers. Thousands of images feature military personnel of all ranks, military ceremonies and private celebrations. Local business, political, religious, and social leaders are frequently pictured as are other San Diego officials, judges, law enforcement officers, librarians and teachers, scientists and inventors, film stars, artists, authors and athletes. Also shown are criminals at City Jail and County Jail, during judicial proceedings, and views of crime scenes. Neighborhood postal carriers are pictured individually throughout 1949.
Cultural activities are represented by images of weddings and anniversaries, charity balls, fashion shows and beauty contests, and members of clubs and organizations. Women are pictured most frequently as members of social clubs or in the home. Views of WAVES and other military servicewomen, and women performing nontraditional work, illustrate changing roles for women in the postwar period.
Effects of broader politics are illustrated by images of visiting state and national politicians, visiting foreign dignitaries, and newly arrived Central European refugees and war brides. As evidence of the Korean Conflict are hundreds of "daddy no see" images featuring mothers with newborns, Gold Star mothers, and mothers of POW's.
Images of members of the newspaper's own staff are found throughout the series.
Corresponding newspaper clippings and photographic assignment sheets created by newspaper staff are available for some negatives.
Additional images of people pictured in Series 4 are found in Series 5, Photographic prints.

Arrangement

Negatives are arranged alphabetically by surname of primary person indexed. Newspaper clippings and photographic assignment sheets are organized separately and arranged by local item number.

Access Note

Comprehensive access to names of individuals pictured is available through the San Diego Historical Society's public access catalog. Container list is not available.
 

4.1 Activities and individuals,  A-E

Physical Description: 8,528 negatives.

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

Selected individuals include Manual Acosta Meza (1956), Harry O. Arend (1951), Gus Arriola (1947-1950), Belle Baranceanu (1955), Sarah Blanding (1957), Belle J. Benchley (1948-1951), Marjorie H. E. Benedict ( 1949-1956), Ezra T. Benson (1956), Edgar Bergen (1952), Frank B. Berry (1955), William H. Black (1949-1952), Ann Blyth (1954), Frank Bompensiero (1954), Alpha L. Bowser (1956), Ray Bradbury (1952), Madge Bradley (1953-1956), Clara Breed (1947-1955), Royal A. Brown (1948-1952), Charles F. Buddy (1948-1956), John D. Butler (1951-1955), O. W. Campbell (1950-1955), Frank Capra (1953), Leo Carrillo (1953), A.B. Chandler (1948), George Cheney (1955-1956), William T. Clement (1947-1952), Maureen Connolly (1949-1957), James E. Copley (1951-1955), Charles C. Dail (1946-1957), Don Diego (Tommy Hernandez) (1949-1957), Sheridan Downey (1949), Alfred E. Driscoll (1952), Dwight Eisenhower (1952-1956), and others.
 

4.2 Activities and individuals,  F-J

Physical Description: 7,065 negatives.

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

Selected individuals include Sid Fleishman (1955), Charles K. Fletcher (1947-1956), Ed Fletcher (1936-1953), Raymond H. Fogler (1955), Joan Fontaine (1954), Bette Ford (1955-1956), Virgil Fox (1949-1951), James William Fulbright (1953), Don Freeman (1951-1957), Eva Gabor (1952), Dan E. Garvey (1949), Thomas S. Gates, Jr. (1956), Jesse B. Gay (1946-1950), Theodore Geisel (1953-1956), Albert Gore (1954), George Haight (1955), Julia E. Hamblet (1957), Edith Head (1952), Sir General Leslie C. Hollis (1951), Donal Hord (1950-1957), Hubert Humphrey (1956), Everett Gee Jackson (1952-1954), Werner Janssen (1953), George C. Jones ("Bozo" Lord) (1949), Charles Turner Joy (1955), and Jessop family members (1931-1957), and others.
 

4.3 Activities and individuals,  K-O

Physical Description: 8,387 negatives.

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

Selected individuals include William Kapell (1949-1952), John F. Kennedy (1951-1956), Clark Kerr (1948), Laurence Klauber (1947-1957), Harley E. Knox (1945-1955), Thomas Kuchel (1953-1956), Ruta Lee (1954), Peggy and Jon Lindberg (1947-1957), Francis C. Lindsay (1955), Edgar A. Luce (1948-1955), E. Wilson Lyon (1953), Marshall F. McComb (1949-1956), Joseph McCarthy (1953-1954), Mrs. Douglas MacArthur, Mrs. Arthur P. MacArthur, Arthur MacArthur (1951-1956), Gildardo Magana (1936), Braulio Maldonado (1956), Marston family members (1951-1955), Pepper Martin (1948), Thomas W. Mattingly (1955), Yehudi Menuhin (1949), Frank Merriam, Nan Merriman (1952), Chester E. Merrow (1954), Max Miller (1952-1955), Neil Morgan (1952-1957), Arthur L. Mundo, Alex Nicol, Chester W. Nimitz (1955), Pat and Richard M. Nixon (1950-1956), Alfred H. Noble (1947), Bonsall Noon (1956), Patricia O'Connor (1948), Floyd B. Odlum (1947-1956), Warren Olney III (1951), Leslie M. O'Connor (1956), G. Bromley Oxnam (1948-1955), and others.
 

4.4 Activities and individuals,  P-T

Physical Description: 8,905 negatives.

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

Selected individuals include Mohammed Riza Pahlevi (1949), Max Palmer (1952), Harold Powers (1954-1956), Hilda Preibisius (1953), Vincent Price (1955), Aileen Pringle (no date), Lester Reukema, Walter Reuther (1948), Roger Revelle (1956), Eleanor Roosevelt (1935-1954), Clarence Ross (1947), T. Claude Ryan (1947-1953), Eufrasio Santana (1955), Emma Schofield (1953), Jack Schrade (1956), Charles Shatto (1956), Marguerite Snow (1935), Harry C. Steinmetz (1948-1954), Elizabeth Snyder (1953-1955), Leo Stern (1947), Adlai Stevenson (1952-1956), Earl Stone (1953-1955), Bert Strand (1941-1953), Charles H. Thomas (1952-1956), Casey Tibbs (1951), Harry S. Truman (1949), and others.
 

4.5 Activities and individuals,  U-Z

Physical Description: 3,272 negatives.

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

Selected individuals include James Utt (1952-1954), Alexander Vandegrift (1946), Frank Veloz, Alfred Verville (1957), A. B. Vosseller (1955-1956), Robert Wagner (1957), Jimmie Walker (1928), Earl Warren (1947-1953), Jacob Weinberger (1946-1957), Johnny Weismuller (1950), Larence Welk (1953), Bostick Wester (1948-1952), Fred L. Whipple, Esther Williams (1956), Bob Wilson (1952-1956), Woodrow Wilson (1956), Natalie Wood (1957), Harry Woodhead (1947), Paul S. Yee (1948-1949), Frank Zappa (1955), Claude ZoBell, and others.
Binder No: 1-110

Series 5. Photographic prints 1910-1957

Physical Description: 21,000 photographic prints

Series Scope and Content Summary

Photographs of people pictured throughout the various sections the newspaper and idenitifed by name only. Many negatives have been edited or modified in the newspaper production process. The majority of prints are 4 x 5" or smaller. Corresponding negatives are sometimes available in Series 1, 3 and 4.

Arrangement

In general, photographs are arranged alphabetically by surname of person pictured.

Access Note

Index to print binders as container list is forthcoming.
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