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  • Contributing Institution: Special Collections & University Archives
    Title: Louise Patterson Scrapbook
    Creator: Patterson, Louise
    Identifier/Call Number: MS-0409
    Physical Description: 0.77 Linear Feet
    Date (inclusive): 1915-1925
    Language of Material: English .

    Scope and Contents

    This scrapbook was created by Miss Louise Patterson, daughter of Mrs. Louise Hillard Patterson and student at Coronado High School. Originally from Baltimore, this mother and daughter resided at Coronado Beach and were both prominent local socialites. Miss Patterson's scrapbook documents life in high society from 1915 to 1925, and includes numerous invitations to bridge teas and other social functions from other San Diego socialites of the time. A large number of elaborate invitations to costume balls, dances, suppers, and teas from "the management of the Hotel del Coronado" are present, including invitations to the 1917 Black and White Ball and the 1917 Ball of the Arabian Nights. Other items include theatre programs from the Isis, Strand, Spreckels, and Cabrillo Theatres, programs from events at the Point Loma Theosophical Headquarters, calling cards, photographs, and tickets to Expositions. Nearly every item is annotated with attendees' names or short descriptions.

    Conditions Governing Access

    This collection is open for research

    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.

    Source of Acquisition

    John and Jane Adams

    Preferred Citation

    Identification of item, folder title, box number, Louise Patterson Scrapbook, Special Collections and University Archives, San Diego State University Library.

    Biographical Note

    Louise Patterson and her mother, Mrs. Louise Hillard Patterson, lived at Coronado Beach in San Diego between 1915 and 1925.



    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    San Diego (Calif.)--Social life and customs--Sources
    Personal Papers
    Coronado (Calif.)--Social life and customs--Sources
    Patterson, Louise, Miss--Archives
    Patterson, Louise Hillard
    Hotel del Coronado (Coronado, Calif.)--History--Sources