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Guide to the Border Newspaper Collection MS 282
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  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Preferred Citation
  • Processing Information
  • Arrangement
  • Scope and Content
  • Biographical / Historical Notes

  • Title: Border Newspaper Collection
    Identifier/Call Number: MS 282
    Contributing Institution: San Diego History Center Document Collection
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 1.75 Linear feet (2 boxes)
    Date (inclusive): 1911 May 9-1927 July 27
    Abstract: Collection consists of newspapers from Southern California and Baja California, Mexico reporting on border issues in 1911 and 1926-1927.
    creator: San Diego Historical Society.

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    The San Diego History Center (SDHC) holds the copyright to any unpublished materials.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

    Preferred Citation

    Border Newspaper Collection, MS 282, San Diego History Center Document Collection, San Diego, CA.

    Processing Information

    Collection processed by Amanda Hughes on February 28, 2013.
    Collection processed as part of grant project supported by the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) with generous funding from The Andrew Mellon Foundation.


    Collection is arranged in chronological order.

    Scope and Content

    This collection consists of newspapers published in Southern California and Baja California, Mexico in 1911 and 1926-1927. Major subjects include murder of an American family in Tijuana and subsequent border closings in February 1926 as well as prohibition and smuggling issues in mid-1927.

    Biographical / Historical Notes

    In the 1920s, there were many disturbances along the United States-Mexico border stemming from prohibition. These incidences were especially common at the San Diego-Tijuana border. The tension was made worse by murders and smuggling issues which led to the border being temporarily closed in 1926.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Calles, Plutarco Elias, 1877-1945
    Coolidge, Calvin, 1872-1933
    Peteet family
    Rodriguez, Abelardo L. (Abelardo Lujan), 1889-1967
    Schwaebe, Louis H.
    Baja California (Mexico : Peninsula)
    Border security
    Los Angeles Examiner Los Angeles Times
    San Diego (Calif.)
    San Diego Evening Tribune San Diego Independent San Diego Sun San Diego Union
    Tijuana (Baja California, Mexico)