MS 105 Clinton Griffin Collection

Summary Information

Repository
San Diego History Center Document Collection
Creator
Griffin, Clinton
Title
Clinton Griffin Collection
ID
MS 105
Date [inclusive]
1769-2003
Extent
1.75 Linear feet (4 boxes)
Language
English
Abstract
This collection contains burial records, baptism and confirmation records, and numerous photographs related to cemeteries from the late 1700s onward, as well as photographs of the USS Midway, compiled by Clinton Griffin in San Diego, CA.

Preferred Citation

Clinton Griffin Collection, MS 105, San Diego History Center Document Archives, San Diego, CA.

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Biographical / Historical Notes

R. Clinton Griffin was a former Marine and photographer who took a particular interest in collecting records on the historic cemeteries in San Diego County. Beginning in 2004 he volunteered as the USS Midway Museum’s official photographer, documenting the ship’s restoration and conversion to a museum after it was relocated from North Island to the Navy Pier. This collection gives details about the various cemetery sites, as well as records of some of the burials and ceremonies that took place at each individual cemetery, and numerous images of areas restored on the USS Midway.

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Scope and Content

This collection contains burial records, baptism and confirmation records, and numerous photographs related to cemeteries from the late 1700s onward, as well as photographs of the USS Midway, compiled by Clinton Griffin in San Diego, CA. In particular, this collection reflects the extensive photographic documentation done by Clinton Griffin in San Diego cemeteries. These photographs are primarily digital and stored on CD-R. Photographs of the USS Midway are also digital images stored on CD-R.

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Arrangement

This collection has been arranged into seven series:

Series I: Father Ubach’s Interment Records;

Series II: H.E. Carmichael & Co. Interment Records;

Series III: Clinton Griffin Burial Records;

Series IV: Clinton Griffin Baptism Records;

Series V: Miscellanea;

Series VI: Digital Records: Cemeteries and Missions;

Series VII: Digital Records: Protest Rallies and USS Midway.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

San Diego History Center Document Collection January 12, 2017

1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA, 92101
619-232-6203

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The San Diego History Center (SDHC) holds the copyright to any unpublished materials. SDHC Library regulations do apply.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession #: 991023, 941206, 970410, 961010, 960426, 2001.017, 2001.063, 2001.088, 2004.105, 2003.070, 2003.134, 2001.133

Processing Information

Collection processed by Andrew Wolfson on May 30, 2008.

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Related Materials

Separated Materials

Carmel Valley Cemetery Catholic Burial photographs/negatives have been transferred to the Photograph Department

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Agua Mansa Cemetery.
  • Calvary Cemetery (San Diego, Calif.).
  • Carmel Valley Cemetery.
  • El Campo Santo Cemetery.
  • Flinn Springs Cemetery.
  • Mary, Star of the Sea Parish.
  • Mission San Diego de Alcala.
  • Mission Vieja de San Gabriel.
  • Palomas Cemetery.
  • Pioneer Park (San Diego, Calif.).
  • San Luis Rey Mission (Calif.).
  • Yorba Cemetery.

Genre(s)

  • Burial records

Personal Name(s)

  • Ubach, Anthony Dominic, Fr., 1835-1907

Subject(s)

  • Cemeteries — California — San Diego

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Collection Inventory

 Series I: Father Ubach’s Interment Records

Box-folder
D. Ubach’s Records of Interment, 1881-18941:1
D. Ubach’s Records of Interment, 1895-19031:2
D. Ubach’s Records of Interment, 1903-19191:3
D. Ubach’s Records of Interment, 1920-19411:4
D. Ubach’s Records of Interment, 19431:5

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 Series II: H.E. Carmichael & Co. Interment Records

Box-folder
H.E. Carmichael & Co Interment Records, 1914-19181:6
H.E. Carmichael & Co Interment Records, 1918-19211:7

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 Series III: Burial Records

Box-folder
Book – Mission San Diego De Alcala: Burials for Mission & Presidio (1775-1831), El Camp Santo (1849-1880), Mission Hills Catholic Cemetery (1875-1969), 1775-19692:1
Book – Mission San Diego De Alcala – Burials for Mission and Vicinity, 1769-18312:2
Book – Church of San Salvador De Jurupa: Agua Mansa Cemetery – Burials, undated2:3
Book – Burials for Yorba Cemetery, Mission Vieja de San Gabriel Palomares Cemetery, undated2:4

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 Series IV: Baptism Records

Box-folder
Book – Mission San Diego de Alcala – Baptism for Mission and Vicinity, 1769-18502:5
Book – Mission San Diego de Alcala – Baptism for Mission and Vicinity, 1769-18502:6
Book – Mission San Diego de Alcala – Baptism for Mission and Vicinity, 1769-18503:1
Book – Mission San Luis Rey San Antonio de Pala – Baptism for Mission & Vicinity, 1869-19703:2
Book – Carmel Valley Cemetery, undated3:3

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 Series V: Miscellanea

Box-folder
Pamphlets, 1994-1996

Includes:

Mission San Luis Rey Parish and Mary, Star of the Sea.

3:4
Rally Photographs, 2003 March 30

Includes:

San Diego War Protest Rally and Support the Troops Rally.

3:5
Table of Contents for Cemeteries in and Around Old Town San Diego, undated3:6
San Pasqual Cemetery: List of names, undated3:7
Photographs of Gravestones, undated3:8

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 Series VI: Digital Records: Cemeteries and Missions

Box-folder
Agua Mansa Cemetery: Slide Show of Cemetery and Gravestones, undated4:1
Agua Mansa Cemetery: Photographs of Gravestones Taken May 19, 2001 (1 of 2), undated4:2
Agua Mansa Cemetery: Photographs of Gravestones Taken May 19, 2001 (2 of 2), undated4:3
Calvary Catholic Cemetery (Pioneer Park: Black & White Photos, Photos of Gravestones CD#1, undated4:4
Calvary Catholic Cemetery (Pioneer Park): Black & White Photos, Photos of Gravestones CD#2, undated4:5
Calvary Catholic Cemetery (Pioneer Park): Black & White Photos, Photos of Gravestones CD#3, undated4:6
Calvary Catholic Cemetery (Pioneer Park): Black & White Photos, Photos of Gravestones CD#4, undated4:7
Calvary Catholic Cemetery (Pioneer Park): Black & White Photos, Photos of Gravestones CD#5, undated4:8
Calvary Catholic Cemetery (Pioneer Park): Black & White Photos, Photos of Gravestones CD#1-5, undated4:9
Calvary Catholic Cemetery (Old Mission Hills Catholic Cemetery): Photographs of Gravestones CD#1, undated4:10
Calvary Catholic Cemetery (Old Mission Hills Catholic Cemetery): Photographs of Gravestones CD#1 (duplicate), undated4:11
Calvary Catholic Cemetery (Old Mission Hills Catholic Cemetery): Photographs of Gravestones CD#2, undated4:12
Calvary Catholic Cemetery (Old Mission Hills Catholic Cemetery): Photographs of Gravestones CD#2 (duplicate), undated4:13
Calvary Catholic Cemetery (Old Mission Hills Catholic Cemetery): Photographs of Gravestones CD#2 (duplicate), undated4:14
Calvary Catholic Cemetery (Old Mission Hills Catholic Cemetery): Photographs of Gravestones CD#2 (duplicate), undated4:15
Calvary Catholic Cemetery:Photographs of Gravestones CD#1, undated4:16
Calvary Catholic Cemetery: Photographs of Gravestones CD#2, undated4:17
Calvary Catholic Cemetery: Photographs of Gravestones CD#3, undated4:18
Calvary Catholic Cemetery: Photographs of Gravestones CD#4, undated4:19
Calvary Catholic Cemetery: Photographs of Gravestones CD#5, undated4:20
Calvary Catholic Cemetery (Old Mission Hills Catholic Cemetery): A Guide to Known Burial Location with Cemetery, undated4:21
Calvary Catholic Cemetery (Pioneer Park), undated4:22
Carmel Valley Cemetery: Photos of gravestones in Black & White and Color, undated4:23
El Campo Santo Cemetery (The Holy Field): Burials 1849-1880, undated4:24
Flinn Springs Cemetery, undated4:25
Flinn Springs Cemetery, undated4:26
Mission San Diego de Alcala: Matrimonios & Burials, undated4:27
Mission San Luis Rey: Photos of Mission Inside and Outside, undated4:28
California Missions Vital Statistics: Bautismos, Confirmacions, Matrimonios, Difuntos, undated4:29

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 Series VII: Digital Records: Protest Rallies and USS Midway

Box-folder
War Protest Rally (20 March 2003) & Support the Troops Rally (30 March 2003), 2003 March4:30
USS Midway CV – 41, 2004 June 74:31
USS Midway CV – 41: Painting in Last Kill Silhouette, undated4:32
USS Midway CV – 41: P.R. Photos Ships Inertial Navigation Room, undated4:33
USS Midway CV – 41: Views of Ship from Shore, undated4:34
USS Midway CV – 41: The Mess Deck, undated4:35
USS Midway CV – 41: Onboard Ceremony Ordnance Control Room, undated4:36
USS Midway CV – 41: Hangar Deck, undated4:37
USS Midway CV – 41: The Island, undated4:38
USS Midway CV – 41: Aircraft Restoration Project, undated4:39
USS Midway CV – 41: Berthing Area, undated4:40
USS Midway CV – 41: Across the Bay, 2004 January 104:41
USS Midway CV – 41: Aircraft Onboard, undated4:42
Point Loma Light Installation, 2004 July 284:43
Point Loma Light Installation, 2004 July 294:44

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