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Guide to the San Diego Memorabilia Collection
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  • Overview of the Collection
  • Access Terms
  • Administrative Information
  • Arrangement of Materials:
  • Scope and Contents

  • Overview of the Collection

    Collection Title: San Diego Memorabilia Collection
    Dates: 1868-1976
    Bulk Dates: 1890-1930
    Identification: MS-0217
    Physical Description: 2.61 linear ft
    Language of Materials: English
    Repository: Special Collections & University Archives
    5500 Campanile Dr. MC 8050
    San Diego, CA, 92182-8050
    URL: http://library.sdsu.edu/scua
    Email: scref@rohan.sdsu.edu
    Phone: 619-594-6791

    Access Terms

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

    Genre/Form of Material:


    Geographic Name:

    San Diego (Calif.) -- History -- Sources

    Administrative Information


    1983, 2006

    Separated Materials:

    Many published items were separated for cataloging from this collection during its reprocessing in November 2008. These items can be found by searching the library catalog with the keywords "Gift of Andreas Brown."

    Conditions Governing Use:

    Some of these materials are in the public domain. However, the nature of historical archival and manuscript collections means that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine. Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. Requests for permission to publish must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. Permissions 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, San Diego Memorabilia Collection, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.

    Related Materials:

    San Diego Photograph Collection
    Hotel del Coronado Collection
    San Diego Vertical File

    Arrangement of Materials:

    Series I: 1915-1916 Panama-California Exposition
    Series 2: 1935-1936 California-Pacific Exposition
    Series 3: Coronado and the Hotel del Coronado
    Series 4: Point Loma and Lomaland
    Series 5: La Jolla
    Series 6: Hotels, Resorts, and Sanitariums
    Series 7: Missions
    Series 8: Theatres and Entertainment
    Series 9: Churches
    Series 10: Schools and Colleges
    Series 11: Railways and Trolleys
    Series 12: Ships and Boats
    Series 13: Local Businesses
    Series 14: Military
    Series 15: General San Diego
    Series 16: Maps and Oversize

    Scope and Contents

    The San Diego Memorabilia Collection contains historic ephemera related to San Diego. Brochures, tickets, programs, labels, flyers, photographs, stereoscopic views, pamphlets, and postcards are all part of the collection. Most materials do not have dates, although a date is noted where discernible, and most date from the very late nineteenth century or the first half of the twentieth century.
    Items are arranged by relevant place or topic. Series 15, General San Diego, includes miscellaneous items that do not relate to any of the other major series.