The collection consists of typewritten transcriptions and audiocassette recordings of Elaine Brooks's interviews with San
Diego public officials and educators on social issues. The interviews were conducted for her San Diego State University thesis,
"Domestic Policy Since the New Federalism: Local Response to the Homeless and the Environment in the San Diego, California
Elaine R. Brooks (1940-2003) came to the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in 1962 to study biological oceanography (M.S.
1965, UC San Diego) and worked as a plankton biologist there for 20 years. From 1988-1992 she was active in secondary sewage
treatment issues in San Diego, publishing articles in the local papers. She recieved her master's degree in social work from
San Diego State University in the early nineties and became an adjunct professor of biology specializing in public policy
and urban ecology at San Diego City College. She was the author of two books on urban landscapes and citizen psychology.
0.7 Linear feet
(1 half archives box, 2 card file boxes)
Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.
Original audiocassette tape recordings are restricted. Users may request listening copies be made in advance.