Guide to the Henri Jacot Balboa Park Protective Association Records MS 200
Finding aid prepared by Jennifer HoCollection processed as part of grant project supported by the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) with generous funding from The Andrew Mellon Foundation.
San Diego History Center Document CollectionAugust 3, 2011
1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA, 92101
Title: Henri Jacot Balboa Park Protective Association Records
Identifier/Call Number: MS 200
Contributing Institution: San Diego History Center Document Collection
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 0.25 Linear feet (1 box)
Date (inclusive): 1870, 1932-1983
Abstract: The collection contains items from the Balboa Park Protective Association, documenting their efforts for the preservation of San Diego’s Balboa Park, including project reports, public outreach and meetings.
creator: Jacot, Henri
This collection is open for research.
The San Diego History Center (SDHC) holds the copyright to any unpublished materials. SDHC Library regulations do apply.
Henri Jacot Balboa Park Protective Association Records, MS 200, San Diego History Center Document Collection, San Diego, CA.
Collection processed by Jennifer Ho on August 3, 2011.
Collection processed as part of grant project supported by the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) with generous funding from The Andrew Mellon Foundation.
Items in collection are arranged by subject.
The collection consists of documents related to a variety of projects against which Balboa Park Protective Association rallied. Specific projects mentioned in the collection include: Bartholomew Plan; Maple Canyon Road; Naval Hospital Expansion; Fine Arts Gallery; Timken Museum of Art; Ron Pekarek Plan; and Florida Canyon. The collection's materials include correspondence, outreach mailings, newsletters, speeches, and newspaper clippings. There is also information on club membership, local elections, and reports on the various projects. Highlights include an election flyer, informative press releases, and letters to and from various public offices, including the mayor and the San Diego Grand Jury.
The Balboa Park Protective Association was formed in 1947, and sought to preserve the prevailing architecture in Balboa Park while preventing further incursion of peripheral roads, encroachment by other buildings and organizations, and the increased sprawl of parking lots. The Association worked to subvert the Bartholomew Plan, adopted by the City of San Diego in 1960, that called for further development of the park. Henri Jacot was a local architect and a member of the Balboa Park Protective Association. He and his associates lobbied politicians, organized concerned citizens and placed petitions on the ballot in an effort to enact the desired preservation. The Association succeeded in preventing the incursion of roads called for in the Bartholomew Plan, but failed in thwarting further development of the park. Other projects battled by the Association included the relocation of the U.S. Naval Hospital onto Park grounds, and the construction of the Timken Museum building. After the Association was ended in 1967, its work and efforts were continued by the Committee of 100.
Donated by Henri Jacot.
Subjects and Indexing Terms
Abbey, Florence B.
Arboretum of Los Angeles County.
Balboa Park Protective Association.
Citizens Coordinate for Century 3.
Committee of 100 (San Diego, Calif.).
Fine Arts Gallery of San Diego.
Harland Bartholomew & Associates.
Martin, Philip P.
Naval Medical Center San Diego.
San Diego Grand Jury.
San Diego Museum of Art.
Save Balboa Park Committee.
Timken Museum of Art.
Architecture -- Conservation and restoration
Architecture -- Societies, etc.
Balboa Park (San Diego, Calif.)
History -- Societies, etc.
Nature -- Conservation and restoration
Ron Pekarek plan
San Diego (Calif.)
Press releases and notice of public hearing, 1963–1977 and undated