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
The La Jolla Historical Society holds the copyright to any unpublished materials.
The collection is open for research