Guide to the Louise Patterson Scrapbook

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Guide to the Louise Patterson Scrapbook 1915/1925

Special Collections & University Archives

Overview of the Collection

Collection Title: Louise Patterson Scrapbook
Dates: 1915-1925
Identification: MS-0409
Creator: Patterson, Louise
Physical Description: 0.77 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:

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

Access Terms

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

Corporate Name:

Hotel del Coronado (Coronado, Calif.) -- History -- Sources

Genre/Form of Material:

Personal Papers

Geographic Name:

Coronado (Calif.) -- Social life and customs -- Sources

Personal Name:

Patterson, Louise Hillard
Patterson, Louise, Miss -- Archives

Topical Term:

San Diego (Calif.) -- Social life and customs -- Sources
Scrapbooks -- California -- Coronado -- Specimens

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, Louise Patterson Scrapbook, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.

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.