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Guide to the San Diego Scrapbook Collection
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Box 1


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Creator: Unknown; San Diego family Named Persons: Carrie Barrucks, Fanny McIntyre, Isabel Klugel, Olive Hawley, Helen Vesey, and W. O'Farrell. Description: Photographs of various San Diego locations, including Logan Heights School, San Diego Rowing Club, Coronado, Japanese Tea Garden, Palomar Mountain. Photographs of family camping trips to Yosemite in 1908.
Box 1

circa 1925-1930

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Fragment (3 board leaves) Creator: Unknown Description: Photographs include Mission Beach, the Giant Dipper Roller Coaster, scenes along highway to El Centro, Hotel del Coronado and Tent City, beaches, Union Depot
Box 1


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Creator: Unknown Description: Includes family photographs; Navy ships; photo strips with people occasionally wearing props, such as cowboy hats and parasols; a Washington School kindergarten class photo; scenes of beach life and the ocean at Ocean Beach, La Jolla, and Seal Beach; Mission Cliff Gardens, and Balboa Park. Also includes several images taken in Upland and Los Angeles. Many of the people in the photographs are only identified by first names, however there are two nurses identified as Mrs. West and Mrs. Young. One young man appears to be in the military.
Box 2

circa 1920

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Creator: Unknown (West family?) Named Persons: Dora Gregory, Mac Gregory, Alice Larson Photographs include Spreckels Wharf, Lemon Grove, Herbert Thompson High School, Coronado Bath House, Electric Railway stations, squatters' residences
Box 3

circa 1929-1940

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Creator: Unknown Description: Newspaper clippings, magazine articles, postcards, and photographs of several San Diego places including Cabrillo Monument, Palomar Mountain, and San Diego Zoo.
Box 4


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Creator: Unknown (Relative of Fannie M. McKoon?) Named Person: William Barron, Beatrice Harrden, Fannie M'Koon, Myra Elizabeth Conklin Description: Contains newspaper clippings, magazine articles, postcards, publicity about the town of Borrowash, England within roughly the first half of the scrapbook, which also includes family photographs. The second half of the scrapbook contains clippings, postcards, photographs, and ephemera related to members of the McKoon (also M'Koon) family. Fannie McKoon lived at Fanita Rancho, which was named for her by the builder and her husband, Hosmer Perkins McKoon, in El Cajon. Before Fanita Rancho, the family seems to have lived at a residence built by Irving Gill at the corner of Albatross and Ivy. Clippings relate to the family's involvement in Christian Science in San Diego, the Wednesday Club, and also include editorials written by Fannie regarding the temperance movement in San Diego and attendance at the Women's Suffrage Convention, 1896.
Box 5

circa 1930-1940

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Creator: Unknown Description: Possibly made for educational purposes, this scrapbook contains postcards, newspaper clippings, magazine articles and ephemera related to various places around San Diego including Mt. Helix, Otay Lakes, Chula Vista, and Warner Hot Springs.
Box 6

circa 1900-1908

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Creator: Arthur G. Dyer Description: Scrapbook contains bank receipts, water department receipts, grocery receipts, receipts for voice lessons from establishments around San Diego. Dyer moved to San Diego from Prescott, AZ.
Box 7

circa 1928-1932

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Creator: Private John S. Reamy, Radio Detachment, American Legation, U. S. Marine Corps Description: Scrapbook of Marine stationed in Peking, China and various points in Southern California including San Diego. Contains newspaper and magazine clippings, theatre programs and tickets for shows for soldiers in China, YMCA materials, handwritten songs, sketches, and ephemera.
Box 8

circa 1932-1945

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Creator: Mary (or May) Hewitt Description: Scrapbook contains yearbook pictures, handbooks, and commencement programs from Coronado High School (including an issue of student-produced magazine The Echo). Marriage announcements, theater programs, souvenirs, ticket stubs, postcards, invitations to Hotel del functions, stamps, greeting cards, and brochures from San Diego are also included. Movie memorabilia is also included, including an autographed picture of Errol Flynn. Of note is a poster for a magic show to be held in Russ Auditorium.
Box 9

circa 1918-1919

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Creator: Hugh Thurston Dunbar, Utah 145th Field Artillery Description: Dunbar was stationed at Camp Kearney; his scrapbook documents camp life and his tour of duty in southern France through photographs, news clippings, letters, song sheets, special military orders, leave slips, and uniform patches. In addition to many photos of Camp Kearney and its operations, there are photos of places and events around San Diego, including the Coronado swimming pool and tent village, battleships, and the military presence in Balboa Park during WWI. Of Interest is a picture of the camp in quarantine for scarlet fever, January 1918.