The Dick Yale Papers (1913-2002) includes material related to Dick Yale’s interests in the fine press printing, the history of printing and newspapers,
San Diego area history, and Western Americana. The collection consists of a wide variety of materials, including: fine press
ephemera, newspapers, manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, films, printing artifacts and memorabilia. The collection
is organized into five series: Fine Press Printing, Western Americana, San Diego History, Personal Files, Photographs.
Richard B. (Dick) Yale was a historian, publisher, printer, photographer and bibliophile. Yale was born in Waynesfield, Ohio
on December 11, 1910. In 1931 Yale married his wife Juanita. During the 1930s Yale was a correspondent for the Associated
Press in Ohio. Yale came to San Diego during World War II, where he served with the Navy’s Radio and Sound Lab on Point Loma.
Yale worked as a photographer during the 1940s and early 1950s. He then pursued a career in printing and operated the Yale
Printing and Lithograph Co., at 330 “G” Street, during the 1950s-1960s.
The copyright interests in these materials have not been transferred to San Diego State University. Copyright resides with
the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections
is such that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine. 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.
This collection is open for research.