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Louise Patterson Scrapbook

Identifier: MS-0409

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.


  • Creation: 1915-1925


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in some or all of these materials have not been transferred to San Diego State University. Copyright resides with the creator(s) of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. The nature of archival collections is such that multiple creators are often applicable and copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine. In any case, the user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, obtaining publication rights and copyright infringement. When requesting images from Special Collections & University Archives for publication, we require a signed agreement waiving San Diego State University of any liability in the event of a copyright violation.

Biographical Note

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


0.77 Linear Feet

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Source of Acquisition

John and Jane Adams



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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections & University Archives Repository

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