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Kendall-Frost Mission Bay Marsh Reserve Collection

Identifier: MS-0136

Scope and Contents

The Kendall-Frost Marsh Preserve Collection documents development and environmental impact mitigation in San Diego's Mission Bay and consists of correspondence, reports, photographs, clippings, maps and charts.


  • Creation: 1935 - 1975


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

The Kendall-Frost Marsh Reserve was established in 1965 with land bought from the Kendall and Frost families by UC, San Diego to mitigate environmental impacts due to dredging and the development of Mission Bay as a recreational area in the 1950s and 1960s. The reserve and adjoining Northern Wildlife Preserve owned by the City of San Diego together encompass 40 acres of salt marsh and wetlands in Mission Bay, out of an esimated 2000 originally existing acres. The reserve remains in use a research site for the Scripps Institute of Oceanography.


.21 Linear Feet (One half-size Hollinger box)

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Source of Acquisition

Dr. Andrew Olson

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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