Rancho San Luis Rey Collection, 1917-1948
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Brief Description: The collection documents Cooper's early life horse breeding and racing, ranching, commerce, land development, and politics.  Because of the breadth of the collection, it has been organized alphabetically by subject, person, or correspondent with inclusive dates listed. Users should be aware that many files refer to other files and that careful cross-referencing may be required.  The collection includes correspondence, memoranda, financial records, breeding lists, photographs, and publicity.
Held at:
Special Collections & University Archives
5500 Campanile Dr. MC 8050
San Diego, CA 92182 8050
Phone: 619-594-6791
Email: askscua [at] mail.sdsu.edu
Created by: Cooper, Charles E.
Volume: 25.0 Linear Feet
Acquired: 1983

I. Office Files, 1917-1948

II. Photographs, n.d.

     1. Individuals, n.d.

     2. Rancho San Luis Rey, n.d.

     3. Breckenridge, Texas, n.d.

     4. Horses Identified, n.d.

     5. Horses Unidentified, n.d.

Biographical Note for Cooper, Charles E. : Rancho San Luis Rey was one of the most prominent horse-breeding ranches in the Southwestern United States during the 1930s and 1940s. Owned and operated by Charles E. Cooper, the ranch bred, sold, and ran horses throughout California and Tijuana.  Cooper was an integral part of the early development of North San Diego County (Bonsal), the Del Mar Race Track, horse racing in California, and Wilshire Boulevard.
Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.
Subject Index
Bonsall (Calif.)--History--Sources
Cooper, Charles E.--Archives
Horse racing--California--San Diego County--History--Sources
Rancho San Luis Rey (Calif.)--Archives
San Diego County (Calif.)--Pictorial works
Genres/Forms of Material
Personal Papers
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Rights/Use Restrictions: The copyright interests in some of these materials have been transferred to or belong to San Diego State University. The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections means that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine. Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. Requests for permission to publish must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. Permissions 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.
Acquisition Notes: Mandeville Department of Special Collections, University of California, San Diego
PreferredCitation: Identification of item, folder title, box number, Rancho San Luis Rey Collection, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.