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Guide to the Rawson J. Pickard Bastard Scrapbook
MS-0543  
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Description
The Rawson J. Pickard Bastard Scrapbook belonged to Dr. Rawson J. Pickard, M. D. It is a repurposed book, formerly an anatomy textbook in French, the pages of which Dr. Rawson pasted over with various news clippings and pieces of ephemera. The spine has been altered to say “Tutti Bastardi” (All Bastards), with “A Curse” upon bastards typed as the title page to the volume. The items pasted onto the pages include newspaper clippings, letters, political campaign ads, flyers, and legal documents. These items document politicians and social figures whose behaviors Pickard deemed that of a bastard. The pages also include hand written commentary and notes by Dr Pickard.
Background
Born in 1882, Dr. Rawson J. Pickard, M.D., grew up in Chicago, Illinois. He moved to San Diego and practiced medicine in the 805 Watts Building. He lived with his wife Bertha Pickard.
Extent
0.20 linear ft.
Restrictions
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.
Availability
This collection is open for research.