James B. Pearce Papers MS-0182

Amanda lanthorne
Special Collections & University Archives
5500 Campanile Dr. MC 8050
San Diego, CA 92182-8050

Contributing Institution: Special Collections & University Archives
Title: James B. Pearce Papers
Creator: Pearce, James B.
Identifier/Call Number: MS-0182
Physical Description: 1.40 Linear Feet
Date (inclusive): 1924-1963
Language of Material: English .

Scope and Contents

The James B. Pearce Papers (1924-1963) primarily document the advertising activities and real estate listings of Pearce's real estate company, H. Pearce "Ranches Only."  Of particular interest is the first issue of the Lemon Grove Empire (1928), a rare newspaper about the area's agricultural activities, and scrapbook of Pearce's real estate listings.  Arranged alphabetically, the collection includes correspondence, newspaper clippings, directories, advertisements, and maps.

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

Jessie Pearce

Related Materials

Lemon Grove Chamber of Commerce, 1922-1978
Lemon Grove Coordinating Council Records, 1959-1963
Lemon Grove Historical Society Records, 1978-1979
Anthony F. Sonka Papers, 1928-1972

Preferred Citation

Identification of item, folder title, box number, James B. Pearce Papers, Special Collections and University Archives, San Diego State University Library.

Biographical Note

James Pearce was born in Minnesota in 1896. He moved to Lemon Grove in 1923 with his family. When Pearce's father passed away in 1927, he took over the family real estate business, which specialized in the sale of ranches. Pearce also served as a member of the Lemon Grove Chamber of Commerce. He later sold fire, automobile, liability and compensation insurance. He died in 1968.



Subjects and Indexing Terms

Personal Papers
Businessmen--California--Lemon Grove--Biography--Sources
Lemon Grove (Calif.)--Commerce--Sources
Lemon Grove Chamber of Commerce

box 1, folder 1

Advertising Folder 1 1924-1943

box 1, folder 2

Correspondence Folder 2 1924, 1927

box 1, folder 3

Lemon Grove Chamber of Commerce Mailing List Folder 3 1950

box 1, folder 4

List of Lemon Grove Residents and Addresses Folder 4 1945

box 1, folder 5

Newspaper Clippings Folder 5 1952-1963

box 2, item 1

Real Estate Listing Scrapbook Item 1 1925-1963

box 3, item 1

Lemon Grove Empire, volume 1, number 1 Item 1 1928

box 3, item 2

Map of Lemon Grove Vista, Lots 105-120 Item 2

box 3, item 3

Map of San Diego & Arizona Eastern Railway Company - Right of Way in Lemon Grove Item 3 May 1946

box 3, item 4

Map of Subdivision 3 of Lot 12 in Rancho Mission - Right of Way Item 4