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Guide to the San Diego Election Collection MS 269
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  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Preferred Citation
  • Processing Information
  • Biographical / Historical Notes
  • Scope and Content
  • Arrangement
  • Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

  • Title: San Diego Election Collection
    Identifier/Call Number: MS 269
    Contributing Institution: San Diego History Center Document Collection
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 0.5 Linear feet (1 box)
    Date (inclusive): 1849-1990
    Abstract: The collection contains San Diego election results and related materials between 1849-1990.
    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    The San Diego History Center (SDHC) holds the copyright to any unpublished materials.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

    San Diego Election Collection, MS 269, San Diego History Center Document Collection, San Diego, CA.

    Processing Information

    Collection processed by Alison Hennessey on May 16, 2012.
    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.

    Biographical / Historical Notes

    San Diego has historically held federal, state, local, and school elections. Materials associated with elections and campaigns include names of registered voters, political party tickets, campaign literature, sample ballots and public statements of election expenses.

    Scope and Content

    The collection contains San Diego election results, poll lists (names of voters), sample ballots, party tickets and campaign literature. Nomination and auditing committee statements are also included. Correspondence and newspaper articles discuss elections and political campaigns. Additionally, some election materials are included from outside of San Diego County. Of interest is a petition to the Superintendent of Schools for San Diego County requesting the establishment of a school district combining Lucerne and Elsinore.


    Collection materials are arranged by subject.

    Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

    Some election results are faded, torn and/or have brittle edges. (May 14, 2012)

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Campaign literature
    Election districts -- California
    Election districts -- California -- Maps
    Local elections
    Nominations for office
    Presidental candidates
    Presidents -- United States -- Election
    San Diego (Calif.)
    San Diego County (Calif.)
    School elections