Guide to the G. Hamilton Hammon Scrapbook

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Guide to the G. Hamilton Hammon Scrapbook 1911/1939

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Overview of the Collection

Collection Title: G. Hamilton Hammon Scrapbook
Dates: 1911-1939
Identification: MS-0408
Creator: G. Hamilton Hammon
Physical Description: 1.00 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

Biographical Information:

Artist and poet G. Hamilton Hammon was a resident of San Diego during the 1930s.

Access Terms

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

Genre/Form of Material:

Personal Papers

Geographic Name:

San Diego (Calif.) -- Pictorial works

Personal Name:

Hammon, G. Hamilton -- Collectibles

Topical Term:

American poetry -- 20th century
American poetry -- California -- San Diego
Scrapbooks -- Specimens

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, G. Hamilton Hammon Scrapbook, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.

Scope and Contents

This scrapbook was compiled by San Diego resident G. Hamilton Hammon. Hammon, who was an artist and poet, included fair copies of original manuscript poems, as well as striking handpainted vignettes of San Diego scenes. Several photographs are also present. Most poems are dated and give a place of composition. Most places are in California; the last poem is from Sydney, Australia, and dated 1911. Of particular interest is a handcolored photograph of "The Krishnamurti Camp, Ojai Valley, California," circa 1930.