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Royal Presidio of San Diego Archaeological Collection Records
MS-0068  
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  • Scope and Contents
  • Arrangement Note
  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Source of Acquisition
  • Accruals and Additions
  • Related Materials
  • Related Publications
  • Preferred Citation
  • Processing Information
  • Historical Note

  • Contributing Institution: Special Collections & University Archives
    Title: Royal Presidio of San Diego Archaeological Collection Records
    Creator: Center for Regional History
    Identifier/Call Number: MS-0068
    Physical Description: 2.00 Linear Feet
    Date: 1963-1994
    Date (bulk): 1979-1985
    Language of Material: English .

    Scope and Contents

    The Royal Presidio of San Diego Archaeological Collection Records (1963-1994) document the Center for Regional History's involvement with archaeological excavations at San Diego's Presidio, led by San Diego State University's Anthropology Department and the San Diego Historical Society, during the 1960s-1970s. The majority of the records date from the 1970s-1980s, and focus on the Center's curation of the Real Presidio de San Diego Archaeological Collection from 1979-1989, and the Center's 1981 conference "Approaches to Historical Archaeology: The Case of the Royal Presidio of San Diego". The collection consists of academic papers, reports, memos, correspondence, publications, photographs, and audio recordings. The collection is arranged in two series: Administrative Files and Audio Recordings.
    The Administrative Files series (1963-1994) includes files related to the Center for Regional History's curation of the "Real Presidio de San Diego Archaeological Collection", a collection of archaeological artifacts and related excavation records deposited at the Center by the City of San Diego in 1979. The files in this series document the Center's curation of the archaeological collection until 1989, when the artifacts and excavation records were transferred to the Anthropology Department at SDSU. The files include inventories of the Center's archaeological collections, deeds of gift, information on loans, photographs, and research notes related to the artifacts in the collection.
    Also included are files related to the Center for Regional History's 1981 conference "Approaches to Historical Archaeology: The Case of the Royal Presidio of San Diego", and the subsequent publication in 1982. Presenters at the conference included Greta Ezell, Paul H. Ezell, Ronald V. May, Jean Krase, Cynthia Draper, Richard L. Carrico, Alana Cordy-Collins, and Dennis Quillen.
    There are also several files related to other archaeological excavations, including the Bancroft Ranch House in Spring Valley, CA, Fort Guijarros on Point Loma, and Santee Greens.
    The Audio Recordings series (1981) includes recordings of the Center for Regional History's conference, "Approaches to Historical Archaeology: The Case of the Royal Presidio of San Diego" on October 17, 1981, and the on-site tours of the Presidio's Chapel Complex and Gateway Complex, led by Dennis Quillen and Paul Elzell, later the same day.

    Arrangement Note

    I. Administrative Files
    II. Audio Recordings

    Conditions Governing Access

    This collection is open for research.

    Conditions Governing Use

    The copyright interests in some of these materials have been transferred to or belong to San Diego State University. The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections means that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine. Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. 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.

    Source of Acquisition

    Center for Regional History

    Accruals and Additions

    9999-048, 2006-042

    Related Materials

    Center for Regional History Records (1976-1986)

    Related Publications

    San Diego History Research Center. Approaches to historical archaeology: the case of the Royal Presidio of San Diego: San Diego State University, 1982.

    Preferred Citation

    Identification of item, folder title, box number, Royal Presidio of San Diego Archaeological Collection Records, Special Collections and University Archives, San Diego State University Library.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Lucas Buresch.

    Historical Note

    The San Diego History Research Center, later renamed the Center for Regional History (CRH), was a public history archives and museum housed in San Diego State University's Library. After a transitional period, the CRH's holdings were transferred to the library's Special Collections & University Archives department in 1988, where they still reside today.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    San Diego Region (Calif.)--Historiography
    San Diego State University. Center for Regional History--Archives
    San Diego State University. Center for Regional History--History--Sources
    Royal Presidio of San Diego (San Diego, Calif.)
    Archaeology--California--San Diego
    San Diego State University. Library. Deptartment of Special Collections