MS 76 Richard Amero Collection

Summary Information

Repository
San Diego History Center Document Collection
Creator
Amero, Richard, 1924-2012
Title
Richard Amero Collection
ID
MS 76
Date [inclusive]
1800-2004
Extent
70.0 Linear feet (298 files)
Language
English
Abstract
This collection contains nearly 300 binders of copied notes, reports, correspondence, articles, and other research material compiled by Richard Amero on many San Diego historical subjects, with an emphasis on the history of Balboa Park.

Preferred Citation

Richard Amero Collection, MS 76, San Diego History Center Document Archives, San Diego, CA.

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Biographical / Historical Notes

Richard Amero was born July 16, 1924. He spent his childhood in Gloucester, Massachusetts, where his father was a carpenter. Eager for him to break with the traditional family trade, his father kept Richard away from the carpenter tools. After being released from the army, Amero decided to enroll in Black Mountain College in 1946, where his main focus was literature. After a year at Black Mountain, he enrolled at Bard College.

After graduating from Bard, Amero moved to San Diego where he worked for a year at Convair in the defense industry and then in material management for forty years with the San Diego Gas and Electric Company. Though not a professional historian, Amero became enamored with the history of San Diego, particularly Balboa Park, and spent over 40 years compiling research material from numerous archives around the country and writing articles based on his research.

Amero was a member of the National Association for Olmsted Parks, the Trust for Public Lands, the San Diego Natural History Museum, the San Diego Historical Society, the San Diego Zoological Society, Friends of Central Park and other organizations. He wrote for newspapers and for the National Recreation Association, and contributed to several books on the history of Balboa Park. He collected information and wrote extensively until his death on December 22, 2012.

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Scope and Content

This collection contains nearly 300 binders of copied notes, reports, correspondence, articles, and other research material compiled by Richard Amero on many San Diego historical subjects, with an emphasis on the history of Balboa Park. The copied research material was taken from archival collections in the Library of Congress, the Bancroft Library at the University of California in Berkeley, the Avery Fisher Library at Columbia University, libraries at Harvard and Cornell Universities, and the Olmsted Historical Site in Brookline, Massachusetts, among others. Richard Amero’s own articles and other local articles and theses are also included.

The collection also contains copies of letters written by architect Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue, landscape architects John Nolen and the brothers Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr. and John Charles Olmsted. There are reports from the Bureau of Indian Affairs on the Indians of San Diego County, and articles and miscellaneous material on San Diego County Indians.

Other subjects include Mission San Diego de Alcala, Old Town, El Pueblo de Los Angeles State Historic Park, the Mexican-American War of 1846-1848, Horton Plaza Park, Balboa Park (including histories of the expositions and of individual museums) the United States Naval Hospital in Balboa Park, Mission Bay, International Workers of the World, San Diego public transportation and water procurement problems, San Diego Gas & Electric Company, and San Diego High School. There is also biographical information on well-known individuals, including singers Schumann-Heink and Galli-Curci, landscape architect Samuel Parsons, architect Frank P. Allen, Jr., San Diego pioneer Daniel Cleveland, aviation pioneer Glenn Curtiss, and San Diego entrepreneur “Charlie” Collier.

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Arrangement

This collection is arranged in seventeen series:

Series I: San Diego Architecture (Buildings and Landscape);

Series II: John Nolen;

Series III: Biographies;

Series IV: San Diego History;

Series V: Expositions;

Series VI: Balboa Park History;

Series VII: Balboa Park Buildings, Gardens and Open Spaces;

Series VIII: Naval Hospital;

Series IX: Mission Bay;

Series X: Missions;

Series XI: Old Town;

Series XII: Indians;

Series XIII: Transportation in San Diego;

Series XIV: San Diego Gas and Electric;

Series XV: Horton Plaza;

Series XVI: The Mexican-American War;

Series XVII: Christmases in Early America.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

San Diego History Center Document Collection April 13, 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. Restrictions may apply to material copied from other institutions.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Laura McMahon in January 2008.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • California Pacific International Exposition (1935-1936:San Diego, Calif.).
  • Mission San Diego de Alcala.
  • Panama-California Exposition (1915-1916: San Diego, Calif.).
  • San Diego High School.

Geographic Name(s)

  • Balboa Park (San Diego, Calif.)
  • Mission Bay (Calif.)
  • Old Town (San Diego, Calif.)
  • San Diego (Calif.)

Personal Name(s)

  • Amero, Richard, 1924-2012
  • Cleveland, Daniel
  • Collier, David Charles
  • Galli-Curci, Amelita, 1882-1963
  • Gill, Irving, 1870-1936
  • Goodhue, Bertram Grosvenor, 1869-1924
  • Morley, John
  • Nolen, John, 1869-1937
  • Olmsted, John Charles, 1852-1920
  • Parsons, Samuel, 1844-1923
  • Perry, Allen W.
  • Schumann-Heink, Ernestine, 1861-1936
  • Scripps, E. W. (Edward Willis), 1854-1926
  • Scripps, Ellen Browning, 1836-1932
  • Sessions, Kate Olivia, 1857-1940
  • Wangenheim, Julius

Subject(s)

  • Architecture — California — San Diego
  • Expositions — California — San Diego
  • Horton Plaza
  • Indians of North America — California — San Diego County
  • Mexican War, 1846-1848
  • Missions — California — San Diego
  • Transportation
  • Water

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Comments:

There are gaps in the binder numbering (missing: 68, 80, 98, 100, 101, 106, 113, 167, 196, and 224), however these numbers appear to have been skipped accidentally when the binders were originally created by Amero, because there is no chronological gap in content. There are also many instances of binders being split into volumes (e.g. 8a and 8b).

Supplementary to this collection, Richard Amero wrote additional articles on the history of Balboa Park and compiled a digital timeline of Balboa Park history from pre-1900 to 1999, which are available on the San Diego History Center website.

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Collection Inventory

 Series I: San Diego Architecture (Buildings and Landscape)

Volume
A.C. Martin; L.A. art/sculpture; S.D. Architects; Carleton M. Winslow, Sr.; Civic Center; Pacific Coast Highway; Sam Hamill; Frank L. Hope; Robert Mosher; William Templeton Johnson, 1868-19941
Articles on Frank P. Allen, Jr., architect, 1881-19432
Articles on Frank P. Allen, Jr., architect, 1911-19433
Articles on Irving Gill, architect, 1870-19364
Bertram Goodhue; Letters in Avery Library, Library of Congress, 1869-19245
Articles by and about Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue and Clarence Stein, 1905-19906-1
Articles by and about Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue and Clarence Stein, 1925-19906-2
Articles on Spanish and Spanish Colonial architecture, including the articles “Architectural Derivations of Panama-California Exposition Buildings” by Richard Amero, 1902-20047
“Architecture of the Panama-California Exposition,” thesis by Carleton M. Winslow, Jr., 19768
Articles on Mexican art and architecture, including school work and the essay “Continuing Artistic Trends in Mexican Art” by Richard Amero, 1974-19908a
Landscape architecture: Samuel Parsons, Jr., and George Cooke, 1897-19429
“Memories of Samuel Parsons,” a book edited by Mabel Parsons, 192610
Articles by and about John C. Olmsted, representing the Olmstead Brothers. Also, letters in the Library of Congress and the Marston File, 1910-191211
Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr., letters in the Library of Congress and letter from Bertram Goodhue, 1915, 1947-194812
Pictures, maps, and correspondence concerning projects by the Olmsteds, 1904-199413
The Master List of the Design Projects of the Olmsted Firm (bound copy), 1857-195014a
The Master List of the Design Projects of the Olmsted Firm (copy in folder), 1857-195014b
Olmsted conferences information—hosted by the National Association for Olmsted Parks, 199615
National Association of Olmstead Parks, news and membership information, 1993-199916
Historic preservation in San Diego including: Balboa Theatre, Belmont Park, Horton Plaza, Hotel Del Coronado, Sherman Heights, and Victorian homes, 1959-198932
Opinion articles on San Diego landscape by James Britton II, Marilyn Hagberg, Richard Amero, Fay Frick, and W. Allen Perry, 1957-198434
Miscellaneous articles on city plans from around the world, including a copy of the book “Town and Square: From the Agora to the Village Green” by Paul Zucker, 1923-1997267

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 Series II: John Nolen

Volume
Landscape Architecture/ City Planning: John Nolen: Bibliography, Articles by and about, Nolen plans, Influence on San Diego, and college thesis by John Loretz Hancock, 1869-1937, 196417
Articles on John Nolen and projects, including excerpt from Nolen’s book, “San Diego: A Comprehensive Plan for its Improvement,” 1907-199718
John Nolen papers #2903 from the Carl A. Kroch Library at Cornell University consisting of correspondence re: Nolen’s projects, 1924-192919
Dissertation by Kevan D. Frazier: “Big Dreams, Small Cities: John Nolen, the New South, and the City Planning Movement in Asheville, Roanoke, and Johnson City, 1907-1937,” 2000267a
Dissertation by Stewart J. Wilson: “John Nolen: An Overview of His Career” 1982268
Dissertation by John L. Hancock: “John Nolen and the American City Planning Movement: A History of Culture Change and Community Response, 1900-1940,” 1964269
Miscellaneous news articles on John Nolen and his projects in chronological order, 1909-2004270

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 Series III: Biographies

Volume
Articles, pictures and a discography of Amelita Galli-Curci, 1882-196320
Chronology of opera singer Madame Schumann-Heink’s career, 1861-191021
Articles on Madame Schumann-Heink, 1911-192422
Articles on Madame Schumann-Heink, 1925-193223
Articles on Madame Schumann-Heink, 1933-197624
Miscellaneous information from newspapers, books, and encyclopedias on Madame Schumann-Heink, 1939-198025
List of recordings by Madame Schumann-Heink, including article on tribute singer, 199726
Articles on Daniel Cleveland, 1925-196427
Articles on and projects by Colonel D.C. Collier, 1871-193628
Articles on Colonel D.C. Collier, Collier Parks, and G. Aubrey Davidson, 1937-198329
Articles on Alonzo Erastus Horton and the Horton house, 1870-196730
Miscellaneous biographies including: Ed Fletcher, Charles F. Lummis, and George W. Marston, 1888-198631-1
Articles on John Morley, W. Allen Perry, E. W. Scripps, Ellen Browning Scripps, Kate Sessions, and Julius Wangenheim, 1887-199031-2

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 Series IV: San Diego History

Volume
Articles written by Winifred Davidson, including poems, Famous Firsts and Old Tales of the Southwest, 1931-193937
Romance of Old San Diego articles written by Winifred Davidson, and miscellanea, 1940-1944, 1949-195538
Overview of San Diego history, including a chronology, influential people, important events, and surveys, 1535-197639
San Diego history and newspapers before 1900, including surveys, statehood, Coronado, people, the Bulletin, Herald, Union, and Sun, 1887-190040
Articles on San Diego military affairs, including aviation school chronology, Fort Rosecrans, U.S.S. San Diego 7th Regiment, and the U.S. Marines, 1935-197041
Beginnings of aviation at North Island, 1910-198142
International Workers of the World, Street Speaking Ordinances, Arrests, Water Cure, Vigilantes, Stingaree, Emma Goldman, E.E. Kirk, M. Hoy, C. F. Lummis, J. Mosby, B. Reitman, A.R. Sauer, and H Weinstock, 1908-191543
San Diego planning, including communities, convention center, Embarcadero, Gaslamp Quarter, high rise, Horton Plaza renewal, marine areas, Memorial Bell Tower, Midway Canal, Mission Valley River Park, palm trees, public land use, rental housing, Seaport Village, and Shelter Island, 1966-198645
San Diego High School, also includes some information on Roosevelt Junior High School, 1873-197746

 Series V: Expositions

Volume
The San Diego Expositions, 1909-199047
The San Diego Expositions and Their Impact on Balboa Park. Book One. Includes: Samuel Parsons, Jr., making of the Panama-California Exposition, the exposition goes international, and “East Meets West” in Balboa Park, 1889-191547a
The San Diego Expositions and Their Impact on Balboa Park. Book Two. Includes: Colonel Collier, the Museum of Art, the Ford Building in Balboa Park, Balboa Park Club, House of Hospitality, the Natural History Museum, the legacy of the 1935-1936 Exposition, and the history of the East Side of Balboa Park, 1884-199748
Plans for Expositions in San Diego: Overall Review midwinter, 1923, Mid 1930s, Cabrillo, “American Way of Life” in 1950, Permanent International Exposition, Fiesta Del Pacifico 1957-1959, 200th Birthday, Air/Space ’88, Soviet Arts Festival 1990, 1923-199050
Expositions: Paris 1855, Paris 1878, Chicago 1893, Omaha 1898, Paris 1900, Buffalo 1901, St. Louis 1904, and Portland 1905, 1855-190551
Expositions: Jamestown 1907, Seattle 1909, Brussels 1910, Gulfport, Miss. 1916-1917, 1907-191751a
Expositions: Brazil 1922, Philadelphia 1926, Long Beach 1928, Barcelona/Seville 1928, Paris 1931, Chicago 1933, Dallas 1936, New York 1939, San Francisco 1939, New York 1964, Montreal 1967, San Antonio 1968, and Vancouver 1986, 1920-198652
Alaska Yukon Pacific Exposition, Seattle 1909, 190953
San Francisco Panama-Pacific Exposition 1915, 191554
Dallas, Texas Centennial Exposition, 193655
“Post Mortem” on the Panama-California Exposition, 191684
California Pacific International Exposition, 1935-1936103
California Pacific International Exposition, Miscellaneous Data, Book One, 1937-1987107
California Pacific International Exposition, Miscellaneous Data, Book Two, 1935-1937108
The U.S. Navy Participation in 1935-1936 Exposition, 1935109
Excerpts from numerous books on world’s fairs and expositions, including fairs in Chicago, San Diego, Mississippi, Paris, Brazil, Philadelphia, Long Beach, Spain, Cleveland, San Francisco, New York, Seattle, and Montreal, 1851-1998275
Box of slides on the Panama-California Exposition and other expositions, undated176a

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 Series VI: Balboa Park History

Volume
“Balboa Park: Fairy City or Country Park?” by Amero, 1978, 199549
Balboa Park history sources including: Architectural Record, Artes de Mexico, Avery Library, Sylvester Baxter, Bibliography-Gen., California Garden, CA Register of Historic Landmarks, Library of Congress, Los Angeles Public Library, San Diego Historical Society, San Diego Magazine, San Diego Public Library, and the San Diego Union Statistics, undated56
List of sources Amero contacted, including correspondence from archives in California and the National Archives, 199557
General articles by: William E. Smythe, Daniel Cleveland, Leroy A. Wright, H.C. Hopkins, George W. Marston, Jerry MacMullen, Robert Horn and others, 1918-197758
News articles and maps on Balboa Park, 1868-189959
News articles on Balboa Park, 1900-190460
News articles on Balboa Park, 1905-190661
News articles on Balboa Park, 1907-190861a
News articles on Balboa Park, 190962
News articles on Balboa Park, 191063
News articles on Balboa Park, 1911 January-February64
News articles on Balboa Park, 1911 March-June64a
News articles on Balboa Park, 1911 July-December65
News articles on Balboa Park, 191266
News articles on Balboa Park, 191367
News articles on Balboa Park, 1914 January-June69
News articles on Balboa Park, 1914 July-December70
News articles on Balboa Park and the Panama-California International Exposition, 1915 January-February71
News articles on Balboa Park and the Panama-California International Exposition, 1915 March-May72
News articles on Balboa Park and the Panama-California International Exposition, 1915 June-July73
News articles on Balboa Park and the Panama-California International Exposition, 1915 August-September74
News articles on Balboa Park and the Panama-California International Exposition, 1915 October-December74a
List of sources contacted by Amero, including the National Archives, PCIE, 13th Band Coast Artillery, Letters, and the 21st Infantry Regiment, 199475
News articles on Balboa Park and the Panama-California International Exposition, 1916 January-February76
News articles on Balboa Park and the Panama-California International Exposition, 1916 March76a
News articles on Balboa Park and the Panama-California International Exposition, 1916 April-May77
News articles on Balboa Park and the Panama-California International Exposition, 1916 June-August78
News articles on Balboa Park and the Panama-California International Exposition, 1916 September-November79
News articles on Balboa Park and the Panama-California International Exposition, 1916 December81
Magazine articles on Balboa Park and the Panama-California International Exposition, 1910-191482
Magazine articles on Balboa Park and the Panama-California International Exposition, 1915-191683
Index of articles on the Isthmus and New Mexico Building, 1914-193585
News articles on Balboa Park, 1917 January-June86
News articles on Balboa Park, 1917 July-December87
News articles on Balboa Park, 1918 January-June88
News articles on Balboa Park, 1918 July-December89
News articles on Balboa Park, 191990
News articles on Balboa Park, 192091
News articles on Balboa Park, 1921-192392
News articles on Balboa Park, 1924-192592a
News articles on Balboa Park, 1926-192793
News articles on Balboa Park, 1928-192994
News articles on Balboa Park, 1930-193295
News articles on Balboa Park, 193395a
News articles on Balboa Park, 193496
News articles on Balboa Park and the California Pacific International Exposition, 1935 January-May97
News articles on Balboa Park and the California Pacific International Exposition, 1935 June-August99
News articles on Balboa Park and the California Pacific International Exposition, 1935 September-December102
News articles on Balboa Park and the California Pacific International Exposition, 1936 January-February104
News articles on Balboa Park and the California Pacific International Exposition, 1936 March-April104a
News articles on Balboa Park and the California Pacific International Exposition, 1936 May-June105
News articles on Balboa Park and the California Pacific International Exposition, 1936 July-September105a
News articles on Balboa Park and the California Pacific International Exposition, 1936 October-December105b
News articles on Balboa Park, 1937-1938110
News articles on Balboa Park, 1939-1940111
News articles on Balboa Park, 1940-1945112
“Guide to Balboa Park” booklet from 1941 and summary of articles on WWII, 1941-1942112a
San Diego Military Sites in Balboa Park—information from the Nation Archives, Pacific Southwest Region, 1946-1947114
News articles on Balboa Park, 1948-1949115
News articles on Balboa Park, 1950-1951116
News articles on Balboa Park, 1952-1953117
News articles on Balboa Park, 1954-1955118
News articles on Balboa Park, 1956-1957118a
News articles on Balboa Park, 1958-1959119
News articles on Balboa Park, 1960-1961120
News articles on Balboa Park, 1962-1964121
News articles on Balboa Park, 1965-1968122
News articles on Balboa Park, 1969122a
News articles on Balboa Park, 1970-1973123
News articles on Balboa Park, 1974-1975123a
News articles on Balboa Park, 1976-1977124
News articles on Balboa Park, 1978-1979125
News articles on Balboa Park, 1980-1983126
News articles on Balboa Park, 1984-1985127
News articles on Balboa Park, 1986128
News articles on Balboa Park, 1987 January-June129
News articles on Balboa Park, 1987 July-December129a
Bond review task force report and City Manager’s report on Balboa Park Master Plan, 1987130
News articles on Balboa Park, 1988131
News articles on Balboa Park, 1989132
News articles on Balboa Park, 1990-1991133
News articles on Balboa Park, 1992134
News articles on Balboa Park for 1993, and Homelessness in Balboa Park, 1993135
News articles on Balboa Park, 1994-1995136
News articles on Balboa Park for 1996, and the Kate Sessions Statue, 1996137
News articles on Balboa Park, 1997-1998138
News articles on Balboa Park, 1999139
Miscellaneous Balboa Park news articles including statutes, taxes, allocations, elections, indexes, and history summaries, 1937-1996186
Miscellaneous Balboa Park history, including ballots, general plan, ordinances/codes, state statutes, and city clerk documents, 1903-1987187
Balboa Park Citizens Study Committee Final Report, 1957177
Balboa Park Master Plan by Harland Bartholomew and Associates and news articles about the plan, 1960-1972178
Balboa Park Master Plan, a review of the ad hoc committee of the Balboa Park Committee, 1976179
San Diego Park and Recreation Study: an assessment of needs, 1975180
Balboa Park Florida Canyon Master Plan by Steve Halsey and Associates, 1976181
Park and Recreation Board report: Balboa Park’s 20 Year Needs List, 1988188
Articles, comments, and reviews of the Balboa Park Master Plan by the Pekarek Group, 1981-1988189
Balboa Park Development and Management Plan draft by the Pekarek Group, 1983190
Balboa Park Development and Management Plan preliminary report, part V. Figures, 1983191
Balboa Park Environmental Impact Report for Development and Management Plan. Final Draft, 1986192
Balboa Park Environmental Impact Report for Development and Management Plan. Draft Report, 1986193
Appendix for the Environmental Impact Report for the Balboa Park Development and Management Plan, 1986194
Balboa Park Eastside Precise Plan: Planning Concepts and Eastside Communities, Goals, Objectives and Recommendations, 1989182
Balboa Park Central Mesa Precise Plan, 1989183
Balboa Park Master Plan by Estrada Land Planning, Inc., 1989195
Appendix to the Balboa Park Central Mesa Precise Plan. Final Draft, 1991197
Balboa Park National Register of Historic Places, 1973-1996184
Balboa Park landscape, gardens, water, roads/parking, safety, and impact on the economy, 1922-1998185
Balboa Park studies to address parking, circulation, and land use challenges, 2003-2004271
Draft Report of the Balboa Park Study by Jones & Jones Architects and Landscape Architects addressing parking, circulation and land use challenges. 2004272
News articles on Balboa Park, 2000273
Excerpts from the book “New Iberian World: A documentary history of the discovery and settlement of Latin America to the early 17th century” by John H. Parry and Robert G. Keith. Includes biographical narrative of Vasco Nunez de Balboa, 1984274
Slides on Balboa Park, activities, buildings, and exposition, undated175a

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 Series VII: Balboa Park Buildings, Gardens, and Open Spaces

Volume
News articles on the Administration Building in Balboa Park, 1911-1990140
News articles on the Administration and Automotive buildings in Balboa Park, 1924-1989141
News articles and photographs of the New Mexico Building (1915) and the Palace of Education (1935) in Balboa Park, 1914-1990142
News articles and photographs of the Botanical Building, Campfire Girls Building, and Casa de Balboa in Balboa Park, 1915-1999143
News articles on Casa del Prado in Balboa Park, Book One, 1914-1967144
News articles on Casa del Prado in Balboa Park, Book Two, 1968-1969145
News articles on the Cabrillo Bridge and Cabrillo Freeway, 1915-2004145a
News articles on the Cabrillo Bridge and Caltrans, 1941-2001145b
News articles on the Federal Building (Hall of Champions) in Balboa Park, 1935-1998146
News articles on the Fine Arts Gallery and the Museum of Art from 1900-1916, Book One, 1900-1916147
News articles on the Fine Arts Gallery and the Museum of Art from 1917-1959, Book Two, 1917-1959148
News articles on the Fine Arts Gallery and the Museum of Art from 1960-1979, Book Three, 1960-1979149
News articles on the Fine Arts Gallery and the Museum of Art from 1980-1989, Book Four, 1980-1989150
News articles on the Fine Arts Gallery and the Museum of Art from 1990-1995, Book Five, 1990-1995151
News articles of the Fine Arts Gallery and the Museum of Art from 1996-1998, Book Six, 1996-1998152
News articles on Florida Canyon, 1935-1998153
News articles on the Ford Building (Aerospace Museum), the Globe Theatre, and the Gymnasium, 1936-1994154
News articles on the Home Economy, Café of the World, and the American Legion, 1912-1968155
News articles on the House of Charm, 1914-1997156
News articles on the House of Hospitality, 1922-1998157
News articles on the House of Pacific Relations and Morley Field (Velodrome), 1934-1996158
News articles on the Indian Village and Painted Desert, 1900-1990159
Master’s Thesis by Nancy Murcko Petitti on the Japanese Friendship Garden, 1994160
Master Site Plan for the San Diego Japanese Friendship Garden, 1986161
News articles on the Japanese Exhibits/ Gardens/ Relations, the Tea House in the House of the Pacific Relations, and the Friendship Garden, 1912-1994162
News articles on the Japanese Friendship Garden, 1995-1999163
News articles on Japanese Gardens outside of San Diego, 1944-1997164
“Hakone Garden,” a book by Tanso Ishihara and Gloria Wickham about the Japanese garden in Saratoga California, 1974165
“The Japanese Influence in America,” a book by Clay Lancaster, 1963166
News articles and pictures on the Museum of Man, 1915-2001168
News articles on the Museum of Natural History, Book One, 1881-1998169
News articles on the Museum of Natural History, Book Two, 1917-1989170
News articles on the Museum of Natural History, Book Three, 1990-1998171
News articles on the Reuben H. Fleet Space Theater (Science Center), 1936-1998172
News articles and photographs of Roosevelt Jr. High, Boy and Girl Scout Camps, the Spanish Village, and Spreckels Organ Pavilion, 1913-2001173
News articles and photographs of the Science and Education Building, 1914-1957174
News articles on the Palisades Building, Photographic Arts Building, miniature train, and recreation center, 1932-1998174a
News articles on the Starlight Bowl, Timken Museum of Art, the San Diego Zoological Society, and Olympic Training, 1916-1998174b
News articles on the War Memorial Building, 1937-1995174c
Balboa Park Leases on: the Aerospace Museum, Museum of Art, Art Conservation Center, Automotive Museum, Hall of Champions, Old Globe Theater, Historical Society, Museum of Man, Natural History Museum, Center for Photographic Arts, Model Railroad Museum, Planetarium, Star-Light Opera, and the Junior Theater, 1980-1989198
Balboa Park Lease Permits, Rentals, Clubs and Organizations in Morley Field, 1975-1992199
San Diego Zoo and its plans for expansion. Includes the article “The San Diego Zoo and Its Place in Balboa Park” by Richard Amero, 1999-2004276
Pictures, brochures and articles on the Spreckels Organ Pavilion and other organs, 2002277
Box of slides on Florida Canyon and surrounding areas, undated175b
Box of slides on Balboa Park plans and buildings, undated176b

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 Series VIII: Naval Hospital

Volume
Department of the Navy, Draft of Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed Regional Medical Center, 1978200
“The U.S. Naval Hospital Complex in Balboa Park,” a report for the Historic American Buildings Survey. The Design and Construction of the Original Hospital Complex, 1920-1937201
Miscellaneous articles on the Naval Hospital, 1916-1959202
News articles on the Naval Hospital, 1960-1978203
Naval Hospital Alternative Site Study, 1978204
Naval Hospital Report by Comptroller General: Cost Data of Two Alternative Sites, 1975205
News articles on the Naval Hospital, 1979206
News articles on the Naval Hospital, 1980-1982206a
News articles on the Naval Hospital, 1983-1989206b

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 Series IX: Mission Bay

Volume
News articles on Mission Bay, Book One, 1800-1949207
News articles on Mission Bay, Book Two, 1950-1959208
News articles on Mission Bay, Book Three, 1960-1969209
News articles on Mission Bay, Book Four, 1970-1979210
News articles on Mission Bay, Book Five, 1980-1985211
News articles on Mission Bay, Book Six, 1986-1989212

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 Series X: Missions

Volume
Articles on missions in general, including Mission San Diego de Alcala. Including the essays “The Survival of the Mission Indians” and “In Defense of Father Serra” by Richard Amero, 1853-1992227
News articles on the Mission San Diego de Alcala, 1900-1985228
News articles on the Mission San Diego de Alcala, 1986-1992229
Report by USD faculty and students: “The History and Architecture of Mission San Diego de Alcala 1769-1965.” Accompanied by the news article “Report on Mission is Disputed,” 1988230

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 Series XI: Old Town

Volume
Maps and news articles on El Pueblo de Los Angeles State Historic Park, 1925-1982231
Photographs of the re-dedication of San Diego Old Town’s Mason Street School, 1955232
San Diego Old Town Studies by the California Department of Parks and Recreation, 1966-1972233
Resource Management Plan and General Development Plan for Old Town San Diego, 1977234
News articles on the Bandini Family, Josefa Carrillo de Fitch, Rancho Guajome, and the Presidio, 1849-1989235
News articles on Old Town San Diego, 1861-1986236
News articles on Old Town San Diego, 1900-1920237
News articles on Old Town San Diego, 1930-1939238
News articles on Old Town San Diego, 1940-1959239
News articles on Old Town San Diego, 1960-1968240
News articles on Old Town San Diego, 1969241
News articles on Old Town San Diego for 1970-1979, and an essay “An Old Tin Box: Time Capsule to San Diego’s Past” by Coyer and Moriarty of USD, 1970-1979242
News articles on Old Town San Diego, 1980-1984243
News articles on Old Town San Diego, 1985-1994244
List of Resources on Old Town from the Bancroft Library, National Archives, Texas Societies, San Diego County Historical Days, Inc., Early California History course, Old San Diego Project. Includes a Historical Survey of Old Town Plaza 1966, 1849-1966245

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 Series XII: Indians

Volume
General Information on Indians, including Prehistoric Mission Reservation, Laws and Treaties, Course Outlines, Housing, and the Sherman School, 1867-1983246
Articles on Helen Hunt Jackson’s “Ramona” and the Ramona Pageant, 1889-1990246a
San Diego Indians, including Cupeno, Warner Ranch, Charles Lummis and the Sequoya League, “The Survival of the Mission Indians” by Richard Amero, and the Temecula Massacre, 1840-1987247
News articles and book excerpts on San Diego Indians from 1850-1859, 1851-1976248
News articles and book excerpts on San Diego Indians from 1860-1879, 1860-1986249
News articles and book excerpts on San Diego Indians, 1880-1889250
News articles and book excerpts on San Diego Indians, 1900-1902251
News articles and book excerpts on San Diego Indians, 1903252
News articles and book excerpts on San Diego Indians, including “Three Grains of Corn” by Charles Lummis, reports by the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, “The Relief of Campo” by Wayland Smith, and The Sequoya League, 1880-1905253
Articles on San Diego Indians, including Kelsey’s Report of Special Agent for California Indians, the death of Vinon Vurro, Resignation of Duncan D. McArthur, Winter fiestas, and Opposition to San Pasqual Reservation, 1906-1910254
“Eviction at Kupa” an essay by Richard Amero, undated255
News articles on San Diego Indians, 1911-1914256
News articles on San Diego Indians, 1915-1929257
“The History of Warner’s Ranch and its Environs” by Joseph J. Hill, 1927258
News articles on San Diego Indians, 1930-1939259
News articles on San Diego Indians, 1940-1959260
News articles on San Diego Indians, 1960-1969261
News articles on San Diego Indians in the 1970s, including the San Diego Union series on Indian health in 1972, the Majel Indian Center land suit against Vista Irrigation District, and the Cupa eviction, 1970-1979262
News articles on San Diego Indians in the 1980s including water rights, archaeological findings, reburials, bingo, the death of Steve Ponchetti, David Whitehorse, stealing from graves, Edward H. Davis, photographs, the death of Roscinda Nolasquez, Jerry Boisclair, and sand-mining, 1980-1989263
News articles on San Diego Indians, 1990-1994264
News articles on the Pueblo de Acoma, Pueblo Indians, and the Santa Fe Art Museum, 1890-1924265
Miscellaneous news articles on American Indians, including articles by Barry Fell, and on prehistoric times, 1968-1980266

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 Series XIII: Transportation in San Diego

Volume
Articles on railroad stations in San Diego, 1912-198933
Transportation systems in early San Diego, including cable cars, horse cars, mule trains, overland mail, plank roads, railroad schemes, San Diego and Arizona, Stage Coaches, Street Cars, Trolleys, and Wells Fargo, 1904-198644

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 Series XIV: San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E)

Volume
Articles on the operations of San Diego Gas and Electric, 1880-195935
Articles on the operations of San Diego Gas and Electric, 1960-198936

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 Series XV: Horton Plaza

Volume
News articles on Horton Plaza, 1869-1899213
News articles on Horton Plaza, general and early bands, 1875-1998214
News articles on Horton Plaza, 1900-1905215
News articles on Horton Plaza, 1906-1908216
News articles on Horton Plaza, 1909-1919217
News articles on Horton Plaza, 1920-1949218
News articles on Horton Plaza, 1950-1977219
News articles on Horton Plaza, including the Environmental Impact Report of 1984 and the supplement to the EIR, 1978-1984220
The Halprin Plan for Horton Plaza, 1984221
News articles on Horton Plaza, 1985-1990222
“Horton Plaza Park: Where People Meet and Opposites Collide” an essay by Richard Amero, 1995222a
News articles on Horton Plaza, 1990-1996223

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 Series XVI: The Mexican-American War

Volume
The Mexican-American War in Baja California an essay by Richard Amero accompanied by maps and news articles, 1846-1848225

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 Series XVII: Christmases in California

Volume
“Christmases in California,” an essay by Richard Amero in “The Journal of San Diego History.” Accompanied by news articles about Christmases in California, 1980226

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