Guide to the Kendall-Frost Marsh Preserve Collection

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Guide to the Kendall-Frost Marsh Preserve Collection 1935/1975

Special Collections & University Archives

Overview of the Collection

Collection Title: Kendall-Frost Marsh Preserve Collection
Dates: 1935-1975
Identification: MS-0136
Creator: Kendall-Frost Preserve
Physical Description: 0.42 linear ft
Language of Materials: English
Repository: Special Collections & University Archives
5500 Campanile Dr. MC 8050
San Diego, CA, 92182-8050
Phone: 619-594-6791

Historical Note:

This is an artificial collection of records regarding the Kendall-Frost Marsh Preserve in Mission Bay, and Mission Bay in general. The environmental consequences of dredging the bay to create a large recreational park were examined, and the negative impact mitigated by the creation of the Kendall-Frost Marsh Preserve, which is the only remaining, non-dredged, pristine marsh area left in Mission Bay.

Access Terms

This collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Corporate Name:

San Diego State University -- Faculty -- Biography -- Sources

Genre/Form of Material:


Geographic Name:

Kendall-Frost Marsh Preserve (San Diego, Calif.) -- History -- 20th century -- Sources
Marshes -- California -- San Diego -- History -- 20th century -- Sources
Mission Bay (Calif.) -- History -- 20th century -- Sources

Topical Term:

Marsh ecology -- California -- San Diego -- History -- 20th century -- Sources

Administrative Information



Conditions Governing Use:

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.

Conditions Governing Access:

This collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation:

Identification of item, folder title, box number, Kendall-Frost Marsh Preserve Collection, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of correspondence, reports, photographs, clippings, maps and charts.

Detailed List of Contents

Box 1, Folder 1

8 x 10" photo of pre-Mission Bay development and dredging

Box 1, Folder 2

2 booklets: Mission Bay Recreational Area 1949

Box 1, Folder 3

Report: "Mission Bay Development: An Evaluation of Pertinent Oceanographic Factors" 1957

Box 1, Folder 4

Miscellaneous correspondence regarding Mission Bay development circa 1949-1959

Box 1, Folder 5

The San Diego Union newspaper clippings before, during, and after phases of Mission Bay development circa 1949-1973

Box 1, Folder 6

Map showing supply and life guard points, channels and dredged areas, channel markers and ramps 1950

Box 1, Folder 7

Chart of silt conditions within Mission bay (Charles Hoopes, Consulting Engineers, San Diego) 1935