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Guide to the San Diego Photograph Collection
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  • Overview of the Collection
  • Access Terms
  • Administrative Information
  • Arrangement of Materials:
  • Scope and Contents

  • Overview of the Collection

    Collection Title: San Diego Photograph Collection
    Dates: 1870-1975
    Identification: MS-0222
    Physical Description: 2.58 linear ft
    Language of Materials: English
    Repository: Special Collections & University Archives
    5500 Campanile Dr. MC 8050
    San Diego, CA, 92182-8050
    URL: http://library.sdsu.edu/scua
    Email: scref@rohan.sdsu.edu
    Phone: 619-594-6791
    Other Information:
    This collection is currently being digitized.  The Department of Special Collections and University Archives requires 5 business days to retrieve boxes 2 and 3 for research.
    A portion of this collection has been digitized.  Click below to access the digital collection.
    Additional information may be found at http://ibase.sdsu.edu/index.php?a=ViewItem&i=2970

    Access Terms

    This collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

    Genre/Form of Material:

    Digital Records

    Geographic Name:

    San Diego (Calif.) -- Pictorial works
    San Diego County (Calif.) -- Pictorial works

    Administrative Information

    Conditions Governing Use:

    The copyright interests in these materials have not been transferred to San Diego State University. Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections is such that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine.  Requests for permission to publish must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. When granted, permission is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish. Materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.

    Conditions Governing Access:

    This collection is open for research.

    Preferred Citation:

    Identification of item, folder title, box number, San Diego Photograph Collection, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.

    Arrangement of Materials:

    The photographs are grouped topically in folders with the appropriate headings, with the exception of albums which can contain multiple subjects. Headings are as follows:
    Aerials/San Diego City
    Albums (3)
    Balboa Park/Zoo
    Camp Pendleton
    Downtown San Diego
    George M. Kimball Family Pictures
    Unidentified individuals
    Mission Hills/Mission Cliff
    Mount Helix, Old Town/Presidio
    San Diego Mission de Alcala
    San Diego County and Outlying Areas
    San Diego
    Baja California
    Camp Kearny
    Copley Family Pictures
    Hotel del Coronado
    La Jolla, Mission Beach
    Mission Valley
    Ocean Beach
    Point Loma
    San Diego Bay
    San Diego Stadium
    Sweetwater Dam

    Scope and Contents

    The San Diego Photograph Collection is modest in size with only 700+ images, yet some are of particular interest to those interested in the military in San Diego, Coronado and Hotel del Coronado, and outlying San Diego County.
    This collection has been digitized and is available here: http://infodome.sdsu.edu/projects/sdpc/.