Guide to the Clark and Nellie Alberti Family Papers

Finding Aid Authors: André Ausems.
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Guide to the Clark and Nellie Alberti Family Papers 1893/1931

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Overview of the Collection

Collection Title: Clark and Nellie Alberti Family Papers
Dates: 1893-1931
Identification: MS-0059
Creator: Clark and Nellie Alberti
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

Biographical Information:

Clark Alberti (1841-1931) spent 60 years in the newspaper business, part of the time as Associate Editor of the "Coronado Journal." In the 1920s he added photography to his interests. Clark Alberti married Nellie Hilligros, who sang as a soprano for many years in San Bernardino and San Diego. She was active in church music and music education activities (the Amphion Club) in San Diego from 1907 until the late 1920s.

Access Terms

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

Corporate Name:

Amphion Club

Family Name:

Alberti family -- Archives

Genre/Form of Material:

Personal Papers

Geographic Name:

San Diego (Calif.) -- Description and travel

Personal Name:

Alberti, Clark, 1841-1931 -- Archives
Alberti, Nellie Hilligros -- Archives


Coronado journal Sopranos (Singers) -- California -- San Bernardino Sopranos (Singers) -- California -- San Diego

Topical Term:

Newspaper publishing -- California -- Coronado
Newspaper publishing -- California -- San Diego

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, Clark and Nellie Alberti Family Papers, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.

Scope and Contents

The collection includes papers, music programs, and clippings.

Detailed List of Contents

Box 1, Folder 1

Music programs, thank you notes, clippings from 1893 to 1921 relative to sporano career of Nellie Hilligros Alberti. 1912 yearbook of the Amphion Club. Obituary of Norman Alberti, 1899-1965. Five miscellaneous items

Box 1, Folder 2

Photographs of the Albertis and friends c.1895-1922

Box 1, Folder 3

Copy of Coronado Journal Vol. XIX, no. 39 (Wednesday, September 30, 1931) obituary articles on Clark Alberti, Associate Editor of the Coronado Journal. (Alberti died September 26, 1931)

Box 1, Folder 4

Three typewritten articles c. 1920: "The City and Harbor San Diego, California," "The Port of San Diego, California," "The Crabb Massacre." Authored by Clark Alberti