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Rancho San Luis Rey Collection
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  • Scope and Contents
  • Arrangement Note
  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Source of Acquisition
  • Accruals and Additions
  • Preferred Citation
  • Historical Note

  • Contributing Institution: Special Collections & University Archives
    Title: Rancho San Luis Rey Collection
    Creator: Cooper, Charles E.
    Identifier/Call Number: MS-0024
    Physical Description: 25.00 Linear Feet
    Date (inclusive): 1917-1948
    Language of Material: English .

    Scope and Contents

    The collection documents Cooper's early life horse breeding and racing, ranching, commerce, land development, and politics. Because of the breadth of the collection, it has been organized alphabetically by subject, person, or correspondent with inclusive dates listed. Users should be aware that many files refer to other files and that careful cross-referencing may be required. The collection includes correspondence, memoranda, financial records, breeding lists, photographs, and publicity.

    Arrangement Note

    I. Office Files, 1917-1948
    II. Photographs, n.d.
         1. Individuals, n.d.
         2. Rancho San Luis Rey, n.d.
         3. Breckenridge, Texas, n.d.
         4. Horses Identified, n.d.
         5. Horses Unidentified, n.d.

    Conditions Governing Access

    This collection is open for research.

    Conditions Governing Use

    The copyright interests in some of these materials have been transferred to or belong to San Diego State University. 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.

    Source of Acquisition

    Mandeville Department of Special Collections, University of California, San Diego

    Accruals and Additions

    1983, 1985-004

    Preferred Citation

    Identification of item, folder title, box number, Rancho San Luis Rey Collection, Special Collections and University Archives, San Diego State University Library.

    Historical Note

    Rancho San Luis Rey was one of the most prominent horse-breeding ranches in the Southwestern United States during the 1930s and 1940s. Owned and operated by Charles E. Cooper, the ranch bred, sold, and ran horses throughout California and Tijuana. Cooper was an integral part of the early development of North San Diego County (Bonsal), the Del Mar Race Track, horse racing in California, and Wilshire Boulevard.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Horse racing--California--San Diego County--History--Sources
    San Diego County (Calif.)--Pictorial works
    Bonsall (Calif.)--History--Sources
    Personal Papers
    Cooper, Charles E.--Archives
    Rancho San Luis Rey (Calif.)--Archives