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Combined Arts and Education Council of San Diego County (COMBO) Records

Identifier: MS-0090

Scope and Contents

The Combined Arts and Education Council of San Diego County (COMBO) Records include business materials documenting various fund-raising and business activities of the organization, correspondence, public relations materials, clippings scrapbooks, and member files. It has been divided into nine series, Correspondence, Minutes, Financial, Recorded Media and Photographs, Alpha Files, Publications, Member Organizations, Newspaper Clipping Scrapbooks, and 2005 Accession.


  • 1965-1983


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 Combined Arts and Education Council of San Diego County (COMBO) was organized in the fall of 1964 for the purpose of combining fund-raising efforts in the San Diego area to support the arts in San Diego. A 100-member board selected Robert O. Peterson, President of Foodmaker, Inc. as their first president. Under the leadership of Victor H. Krulak, President of the Copy News Service, COMBO expanded its fund raising efforts in a door-to-door march and initiated a direct solicitation of the business community. Because of its position as the major fund-raising organization for the arts in San Diego, COMBO maintained a great influence over the cultural and artistic development of San Diego.


73.00 Linear Feet

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Arrangement Note

I. Correspondence

II. Minutes

III. Financial

IV. Recorded Media and Photographs

V. Alpha Files

VI. Publications

VII. Member Organizations

VIII. Newspaper Clipping Scrapbooks

IX. 2005 Accession

Source of Acquisition

Combined Arts and Education Council of San Diego

Accruals and Additions

1977-005, 1980-014, 1982-012, 1983-018, 1984-014, 1985-019, 2005-052

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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