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Royal Presidio of San Diego Archaeological Collection Records

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0068

Scope and Contents

The Royal Presidio of San Diego Archaeological Collection Records (1963-1994) document the Center for Regional History’s involvement with archaeological excavations at San Diego’s Presidio, led by San Diego State University’s Anthropology Department and the San Diego Historical Society, during the 1960s-1970s. The majority of the records date from the 1970s-1980s, and focus on the Center’s curation of the Real Presidio de San Diego Archaeological Collection from 1979-1989, and the Center’s 1981 conference “Approaches to Historical Archaeology: The Case of the Royal Presidio of San Diego”. The collection consists of academic papers, reports, memos, correspondence, publications, photographs, and audio recordings. The collection is arranged in two series: Administrative Files and Audio Recordings.

The Administrative Files series (1963-1994) includes files related to the Center for Regional History’s curation of the “Real Presidio de San Diego Archaeological Collection”, a collection of archaeological artifacts and related excavation records deposited at the Center by the City of San Diego in 1979. The files in this series document the Center’s curation of the archaeological collection until 1989, when the artifacts and excavation records were transferred to the Anthropology Department at SDSU. The files include inventories of the Center’s archaeological collections, deeds of gift, information on loans, photographs, and research notes related to the artifacts in the collection.

Also included are files related to the Center for Regional History’s 1981 conference “Approaches to Historical Archaeology: The Case of the Royal Presidio of San Diego”, and the subsequent publication in 1982. Presenters at the conference included Greta Ezell, Paul H. Ezell, Ronald V. May, Jean Krase, Cynthia Draper, Richard L. Carrico, Alana Cordy-Collins, and Dennis Quillen.

There are also several files related to other archaeological excavations, including the Bancroft Ranch House in Spring Valley, CA, Fort Guijarros on Point Loma, and Santee Greens.

The Audio Recordings series (1981) includes recordings of the Center for Regional History’s conference, “Approaches to Historical Archaeology: The Case of the Royal Presidio of San Diego” on October 17, 1981, and the on-site tours of the Presidio’s Chapel Complex and Gateway Complex, led by Dennis Quillen and Paul Elzell, later the same day.

Dates

  • 1963-1994
  • Majority of material found in 1979-1985

Creator

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. 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.

Historical Note

The San Diego History Research Center, later renamed the Center for Regional History (CRH), was a public history archives and museum housed in San Diego State University's Library. After a transitional period, the CRH's holdings were transferred to the library's Special Collections & University Archives department in 1988, where they still reside today.

Extent

2.00 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement Note

I. Administrative Files

II. Audio Recordings

Source of Acquisition

Center for Regional History

Accruals and Additions

9999-048, 2006-042

Related Materials

Center for Regional History Records (1976-1986)

Related Publications

San Diego History Research Center. Approaches to historical archaeology: the case of the Royal Presidio of San Diego: San Diego State University, 1982.

Processing Information

Processed by Lucas Buresch.

Title
Royal Presidio of San Diego Archaeological Collection Records
Status
Completed
Author
Lucas Buresch
Date
09/05/2019
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
eng

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections & University Archives Repository

Contact:
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