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Gerald C. Thomas Papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-0252

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of incoming correspondence and postcards to Thomas from 1935-1961 and personal ephemera including address books, personal notes, a business card file, mementos, and photographs.


  • Creation: 1935 - 1961


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

Gerald C. Thomas was born in 1897 in Toronto, Canada. He attended Stanford University, was an attorney in San Diego in the 1930s, then served as a superior court judge in San Diego County during the 1940s and 1950s. He was an active member of the community, serving as a volunteer for the Community Chest Committee of San Diego, the Volunteer Bureau, and the Cuyamaca Club. He was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in San Diego.


0.21 Linear Feet (One half-size Hollinger box)

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Source of Acquisition

Ben Thomas (son)

Method of Acquisition

Donation, along with 1990 volumes of Judge Thomas' personal library.



Separated Materials

Unrelated St. Paul's Episcopal Church items added to vertical file; San Diego pamphlets and pocket atlas, circa 1950 added to vertical file.

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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections & University Archives Repository

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