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Guide to the Benjamin Sacks Papers MS 56
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  • Biographical / Historical Notes
  • Scope and Content
  • Arrangement
  • Preferred Citation
  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
  • Processing Information

  • Title: Benjamin Sacks Papers
    Identifier/Call Number: MS 56
    Contributing Institution: San Diego History Center Document Collection
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 0.75 Linear feet (2 boxes)
    Date (bulk): Bulk, 1990-2002
    Date (inclusive): 1919-2002 and undated
    Abstract: This collection contains handwritten research manuscripts by retired history professor Benjamin Sacks, focusing primarily on the history of Coronado and the Hotel del Coronado.
    creator: Sacks, Benjamin, Dr.

    Biographical / Historical Notes

    Dr. Benjamin Sacks was Professor of History at the University of New Mexico for 30 years and Arizona State University for 12 years. His specialization was British history. After retiring, he relocated to San Diego and began researching the local history of San Diego and Coronado. His writing has been published in a variety of publications including the Journal of Mississippi History, the Journal of San Diego History, and Southern California Quarterly.

    Scope and Content

    This collection contains research manuscripts written by retired history professor Benjamin Sacks, focusing primarily on the history of Coronado and the Hotel del Coronado. Subjects include construction, facilities and entertainment, Tent City, polo, the filming of “Some Like It Hot,” and visits by prominent individuals such as Jules Verne, Margaret Howell Davis, sportswoman Eleanora Randolph Sears, polish actress Helena Modjeska, Presidents including McKinley and Clinton, and visits by the children of Presidents Lincoln, Grant, Garfield, and Cleveland.


    The Benjamin Sacks Papers are in their original order as donated.

    Preferred Citation

    Benjamin Sacks Papers, MS 56, San Diego History Center Document Archives, San Diego, CA.

    Conditions Governing Access

    This collection is open for research.

    Conditions Governing Use

    The San Diego History Center (SDHC) holds the copyright to any unpublished materials. SDHC Library regulations do apply.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Accession #2003.039

    Processing Information

    Collection processed by Sean Stewart in September 2005.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Bush, George, 1924-
    Carter, Jimmy, 1924-
    Clinton, Bill, 1946-
    Del Mar Racetrack (Del Mar, Calif.).
    Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969
    Ford, Gerald R., 1913-2006
    Harrison, Benjamin, 1833-1901
    Hayes, Margaret Howell Davis, 1855-1909
    Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964
    Hotel del Coronado (Coronado, Calif.).
    Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973
    Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963
    Modjeska, Helena, 1840-1909
    Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994
    Reagan, Ronald
    Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945
    Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919
    Sears, Eleanora Randolph, 1881-1968
    Spreckels, John Diedrich, b. 1853
    Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930
    Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972
    Verne, Jules, 1828-1905
    Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924
    Coronado (Calif.)
    Ostrich farms
    Racetracks (Horse racing) -- California -- Del Mar
    Some like it hot (Motion picture)
    Tent City (Coronado, Calif.)