Dr. Ralph Dailard Collection

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2024


Descriptive Summary

Title: Dr. Ralph Dailard Collection
Dates: 1954-1976
Collection Number: MS.044
Creator/Collector:
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

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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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