San Diego Photograph Collection, 1870-1975
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Brief Description:

The San Diego Photograph Collection is modest in size with only 700+ images, yet some are of particular interest to those interested in the military in San Diego, Coronado and Hotel del Coronado, and outlying San Diego County.

This collection has been digitized.  Click here to view the digitized collection.

Held at:
Special Collections & University Archives
5500 Campanile Dr. MC 8050
San Diego, CA 92182 8050
Phone: 619-594-6791
Email: askscua [at]
Volume: 2.58 Linear Feet
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The photographs are grouped topically in folders with the appropriate headings, with the exception of albums which can contain multiple subjects. Headings are as follows:

Aerials/San Diego City

Albums (3)

Balboa Park/Zoo


Camp Pendleton

Downtown San Diego

George M. Kimball Family Pictures

Unidentified individuals


Mission Hills/Mission Cliff

Mount Helix, Old Town/Presidio


San Diego Mission de Alcala

San Diego County and Outlying Areas

San Diego

Baja California


Camp Kearny


Copley Family Pictures

Hotel del Coronado

La Jolla, Mission Beach

Mission Valley

Ocean Beach

Point Loma

San Diego Bay

San Diego Stadium

Sweetwater Dam

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.
Subject Index
San Diego (Calif.)--Pictorial works
San Diego County (Calif.)--Pictorial works
Genres/Forms of Material
Digital Records
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Rights/Use Restrictions: The copyright interests in these materials have not been transferred to San Diego State University. Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections is such that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine.  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.
PreferredCitation: Identification of item, folder title, box number, San Diego Photograph Collection, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.