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Guide to the Vesta Muehleisen Papers MS 142
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Series I: San Diego State Teachers College

Box-folder 1:1

Relocation documents, 1928 April 6 and undated


Citizens Advisory Council of the San Diego State Teacher and Junior College resolution regarding relocation of the College
Chart comparing three possible sites for the relocation of San Diego State Teachers College
Box-folder 1:2

Relocation correspondence, 1927 September 24–1929 September 26 and undated

Box-folder 1:3

New site dedication, 1931 May 1-2


Invitation and program for dedication of San Diego State at new site, May 1-2, 1931
Box-folder 1:4

Newspaper clippings, 1928 February 24–1931 June 8 and undated

Box-folder 1:5

Alumi Association recognition, 1957 February 6-March 15 and undated


Correspondence and article honoring Vesta Muehleisen's involvement with the College and Alumni Association, as a past Alumni President.

Series II: San Diego City Board of Education and Communism

Box-folder 1:6

Board of Education meeting minutes and resolutions, 1933 February 6 and undated


Discussion of whether or not to allow particular organizations use of public schools to hold their meetings.
Box-folder 1:7

ACLU vs. San Diego Board of Education: court documents, 1934 December 21–1935 March 13


Court ruling
Box-folder 1:8

ACLU vs. San Diego Board of Education: correspondence, 1934 December 26–1935 January 5

Box-folder 1:9

Board of Education correspondence, 1929 June 1–1944 April 11


Correspondence with school board officials in San Francisco and Los Angeles regarding the issue of whether or not to allow certain organizations use of public schools to hold meetings.
Correspondence from Communist-allied groups and anti-Communist groups arguing for and against the right to use public schools as meeting places.
Box-folder 1:10

Articles, 1934 December 18–1946 September


Articles discussing the use of public schools by Communist or Communist-allied groups, including discussion of the ACLU vs. San Diego Board of Education court case.
Box-folder 1:11

Political ephemera, 1934 October 10–1945 July 10


Brochures and pamphlets for and against Communism.
“American Youth For Democracy” (pamphlet) (in Oversize Collections D3)
Box-folder 1:12

Communism: article excerpts and organizations, 1931 January 17–1945 November 20


Excerpts from House of Representatives Report investigating Communist propaganda in the United States.
Excerpts from political publications such as The Communist, Associated Farmers of Riverside County Bulletin, and the American Civil Liberties Union.
List of Communist and radical organizations functioning in the United States.

Series III: Palace of Education and California Pacific International Exposition

Box-folder 1:13

Palace of Education inventory administration, 1935 October 24–1936 November 4


Bill of Sale, correspondence and inventory list regarding furniture for the Palace of Education.
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Fountain, “The Four Cornerstones of American Democracy,” at Palace of Education, 1935 February 12-September 16 and undated


Correspondence, article and construction records regarding the fountain.
Box-folder 1:15

Frederick Schweigardt (fountain artist), 1935 March 7–1948 September 22


Article “The Artist and his work” on Frederick Schweigardt
Letter to Frederick Schweigardt from New York Museum of Science and Industry
Obituary for Frederick Schweigardt
Box-folder 1:16

California Pacific International Exposition ephemera, undated


Promotional information regarding the exposition.
Demographic information about San Diego and exposition, including maps of Balboa Park.
Promotional poster, “America’s Exposition 1935” (in Oversize Collections D3)

Series IV: San Diego Hall of Education Association

Box-folder 1:17

History and by-laws, 1937 November 29–1938 January 31 and undated

Box-folder 1:18

Finances, 1937 August 31–1941 June 5 and undated


Memorandums and Treasurer’s Reports detailing rentals, memberships and other financial activities.
Box-folder 1:19

Meeting minutes and agendas, 1936 October 23–1941 January 9

Box-folder 1:20

Membership, 1938 December 29 and undated


Correspondence and information regarding membership.
Membership Certificates.
Box-folder 1:21

Hall of Education building information, 1937 November 1–1941 May 15 and undated


Correspondence and records regarding lease for building and occupancy permits.
Correspondence and documents regarding building maintenance.
Box-folder 1:22

Correspondence, 1938 February 21–1941 July 28

Box-folder 1:23

Educational events, 1936 June 16–1938 and undated

Box-folder 1:24

Blanche La Garde property, 1938 September 10-18


Agreement and correspondence regarding La Garde’s property residing in the Hall of Education building

Series V: Miscellanea

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Miscellanea, 1926 July–1941 November 26


Copy of poem, “Report of Ninth District” from Parent-Teacher, July 1926, p. 15.
Booklet: “San Diego City Schools, Report of Superintendent of Schools 1928-1929.”
Guarantee certificate for a radio purchased.