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Scripps Family Collection, RG005.59
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The Scripps Family Collection is a compilation of correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, and brochures regarding Scripps family members and organizations created by or supported by the Scripps Family. The collection contains significant correspondence of the Ellen Browning Scripps Commemoration Committee and several of its prominent members including William Scripps Kellogg and Edward Dessau Clarkson. See container list under "additional collection guides."
The Collection originates mostly from various donors including photographs donated by Ada Gillispie, Hilam Gardner, Anna Dohl, the Estate of Mary Estella Filson, Betty Ellen Ford, and William S. Kellogg. There are photographs from Mrs. W.A. Scripps' photograph book which were donated by Mrs. Albert Pierce. There are photographs of Ellen Browning Scripps which were taken by P.A. McDonough, commercial photographer. However, most of the materials are donated from unknown sources. We know for certain that the Ellen Browning Scripps drafts and much of the correspondence were the property of Edward Dessau Clarkson. Most of the newspaper articles originated from the La Jolla Light newspaper, the San Diego Union Tribune, or the La Jolla Village News. The La Jolla Historical Society’s Collections encompass over 80 years of actively collecting archival material, books, maps, scrapbooks, ephemera, fine art, newspapers, street and land use files, business and personal documents and historic and prehistoric artifacts. The Society boasts over 20,000 photographs, over 1000 postcards, 600-plus architectural drawings and approximately 200 oral history recordings. Collecting was initiated by Howard Randolph and volunteers on the historical committee of the Library Association of La Jolla. The Collection began by gathering photographs and documentation in the late 1930s, which later became the nucleus of the La Jolla Historical Society’s Collections. The Society was created in 1964.
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The La Jolla Historical Society holds the copyright to any unpublished materials.
The collection is open for research