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Dr. Ralph Dailard Collection
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Dr. Ralph Dailard Collection
    Dates: 1954-1976
    Collection Number: MS.044
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    Extent: 1 linear ft.
    Repository: San Diego Public Library
    San Diego, California 92101
    Abstract: Ralph C. Dailard (1907-1991) was the San Diego Superintendent of School from 1954 through 1968. The collection is a mixed materials assortment of awards, velo-bound books, correspondence, ephemera, news clippings, overhead transparencies, and photographs. The majority of the material is clustered around his promotion in 1954 to the position of Superintendent and his retirement early in 1969.
    Language of Material: English

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    San Diego Public Library can only claim physical ownership of the collection. Users are responsible for satisfying any claims of the copyright holder. Permission to copy or publish any portion of San Diego Public Library's collection must be given by the San Diego Public Library.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item]. Dr. Ralph Dailard Collection. Collection Number: MS.044. San Diego Public Library

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The collection is a mixed materials assortment of awards, velo-bound books, correspondence, ephemera, news clippings, overhead transparencies, and photographs. The majority of the material is clustered around his promotion in 1954 to the position of Superintendent and his retirement early in 1969. Ralph C. Dailard (1907-1991) was the San Diego Superintendent of School from 1954 through 1968. Before his promotion he had worked as the associate superintendent, having joined local school system in 1939, as an administrative assistant and business manager. His promotion was notable as first superintendent promoted from within the system. His tenure was characterized by an exponential growth in student body, number of schools, employees, and increase in the budget. Other demands on the district included the effects of federal law in education, addressing impact aid, desegregation, and school lunches. Other issues involved citizenship education to combat communism and the changing demands of technology and the knowledge economy.

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