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Audubon Society, San Diego Chapter Records

Identifier: MS-0385

Scope and Contents

The Audubon Society, San Diego Chapter Records document the organization's organizations activities from the early 1950s through the 1980. The collection is comprised of a variety of records, including minutes, agendas, financial records, correspondence, committee files, files on the Chapter’s Silverwood Wildlife Sanctuary in Lakeside, CA, membership files, general office files, and the Chapter’s “Sketches” newsletters.


  • Creation: 1919-2004
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1950-1990


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.

Historical Note

Organized in 1948 and incorporated in 1953, the San Diego Chapter of the Audubon Society (SDAS) is dedicated to promoting preservation and conservation activities. The organization is involved with educational programs on ecology and natural science for citizens in the greater San Diego region. SDAS is also involved in managing several wildlife preserves, including the Silverwood Wildlife Sanctuary and the Anstine-Audubon preserve in Oceanside. The organization is still active in environmental planning issues; assessing land use and development projects in the area, including development, the preservation of natural resources, and regional planning.


7.5 Linear Feet

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I. Minutes, 1951-1979

II. Agendas, 1970-1976

III. Financial Records, 1955-1979

IV. Correspondence, 1950-1976

V. Committee Files, 1953-1975

VI. Silverwood Wildlife Sanctuary Files, 1961-1978

VII. Membership Files, 1952-1975

VIII. General Office Files, 1919-2004

IX. Newsletters, 1950-2005

Source of Acquisition

Audubon Society, San Diego Chapter

Accruals and Additions

1982-009, 2003-034, 2005-062, 2006-068

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Audubon Society, San Diego Chapter Records
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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