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San Diego Scrapbook Collection

Identifier: MS-0419

Scope and Contents

Most of the eleven scrapbooks in this collection date from the early twentieth century and depict San Diego life through the various photographs, news clippings, and ephemera items within each one. Where discernible, the scrapbook creator has been noted; however, the creator is unknown in most scrapbooks. Any discernible named persons, places, events, and/or activities are summarized in the description of each individual scrapbook.


  • 1896-1940

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Some of these materials are in the public domain. However, 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.


11.50 Linear Feet

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Method of Acquisition

This collection is an artificial collection of scrapbooks related to San Diego which were found in a larger collection of unprocessed ephemera, donated by John and Jane Adams in 1989. Some scrapbooks were also part of the artificial San Diego Memorabilia Collection and were removed because of format.



Related Materials

Louise Patterson Scrapbook, MS-0409

G. Hamilton Hammon Scrapbook, MS-0408

San Diego Photograph Collection, MS-0222, especially Albums and Family Pictures

San Diego Scrapbook Collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections & University Archives Repository

5500 Campanile Dr. MC 8050
San Diego CA 92182-8050 US