MS 170 William Lingo Collection

Summary Information

Repository
San Diego History Center Document Collection
Creator
Lingo, William
Title
William Lingo Collection
ID
MS 170
Date [inclusive]
1913-1935
Extent
0.5 Linear feet (1 box)
Language
English
Abstract
This collection contains papers collected by William Lingo regarding the construction of the Balboa Park Stadium from 1914-1915, and administrative papers from the California-Pacific International Exposition in 1935.

Preferred Citation

William Lingo Collection, MS 170, San Diego History Center Document Collection, San Diego, CA.

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Biographical / Historical Notes

The Balboa Park Stadium was built from 1914-1915 in the southern section of Balboa Park between 14th Street and Russ Street. Its first official sporting event was a track meet during the Panama-California Exposition on May 31, 1915. The stadium was later used by San Diego High School and became known as the Glenn R. Broderick Field. It was closed to school events in 1977 and demolished on August 10, 1979.

The California-Pacific International Exposition took place between May 29, 1935 and September 9, 1936. Preparations for the Exposition included electrical wiring, building additions, roofing, road paving, and other improvements made to ensure permanent usage of the buildings in Balboa Park. Features of the Exhibition included several Palaces which functioned as exhibit halls, play areas for children, motion pictures, and technological and architectural displays.

William Lingo was an employee of the City of San Diego’s engineering department. He was involved in Balboa Park development in the 1970s and 1980s.

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Scope and Content

This collection contains papers collected by William Lingo regarding the construction of the Balboa Park Stadium from 1914-1915, and administrative papers from the California-Pacific International Exposition in 1935. Balboa Park Stadium papers include construction contracts and winning bids, construction expenditures, and invoices arranged alphabetically by individual or business. California-Pacific International Exposition papers include lists of phone numbers for staff and departments as well as a deconstructed binder of daily programs, buildings, exhibits, shows, and general reference information about the exposition.

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Arrangement

Collection is arranged into two series:

Series I: Balboa Park Stadium

Series II: California-Pacific International Exposition

Items in each series are arranged by subject.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

San Diego History Center Document Collection April 1, 2013

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.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Samantha Mills on April 1, 2013.

Collection processed as part of grant project supported by the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) with generous funding from The Andrew Mellon Foundation.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • California Pacific International Exposition (1935-1936 : San Diego, Calif.).
  • Quayle Brothers & Cressey.

Geographic Name(s)

  • Balboa Park (San Diego, Calif.)
  • Balboa Stadium (San Diego, Calif.)
  • San Diego (Calif.)

Personal Name(s)

  • Engstrum, F. O.
  • Hyde, C. L.
  • Lingo, William
  • Rhodes, Fred A.

Subject(s)

  • Building
  • Construction contracts
  • Invoices
  • Stadiums — Design and construction

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Collection Inventory

 Series I: Balboa Park Stadium

Box-folder
Contracts and bids, 19141:1
List of expenditures, 19151:2
Invoices (B-N), 1914 July 31–1915 June 8 and undated1:3
Invoices (O-R), 1914 January 2–1915 June 11:4
Invoices (S-Z), 1913 December 11–1915 May 261:5

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 Series II: California-Pacific International Exposition

Box-folder
Staff and department phone numbers, 19351:6
Administrative binder (part 1 of 8), 1935

Includes:

Sections for daily programs

Radio programs

Phone extensions

1:7
Administrative binder (part 2 of 8), 1935

Includes:

Sections on special activities (alphabetically)

Special activities (chronologically)

1:8
Administrative binder (part 3 of 8), 1935

Includes:

General information topics arranged alphabetically, from A-J

1:9
Administrative binder (part 4 of 8), 1935

Includes:

General information topics arranged alphabetically, from K-Z.

1:10
Administrative binder (part 5 of 8), 1935

Includes:

Information about each of the buildings in the Exposition.

1:11
Administrative binder (part 6 of 8), 1935

Includes:

List of the type of exhibits in the Exposition, and descriptions of individual exhibits, arranged alphabetically, from A-G.

1:12
Administrative binder (part 7 of 8), 1935

Includes:

Descriptions of individual exhibits, arranged alphabetically, from H-W.

1:13
Administrative binder (part 8 of 8), 1935

Includes:

Descriptions of shows and concessions.

1:14

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