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Title: Records of the Economic Research Bureau, 1931-2000Add to your cart.
ID: MS-0203
Extent: 10.0 Linear Feet
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In 1870 a small group of men led by Alonzo E. Horton (1813-1909) met and formed a group that would eventually become the San Diego Chamber of Commerce. When the group originated, its primary focus was the development of San Diego with particular emphasis on the arrival of railroads to the vicinity. In the following years the Chamber also focused its attention on gaining access to drinking water and encouraging the development of military bases. By 1909 the Chamber had helped to create Balboa Park and was the driving force behind the Panama California Exposition held in 1915-16. Over the years the Chamber of Commerce has become more active in the development of San Diego.

In 1952 the Chamber expanded with the development of its Economic Research Bureau (ERB). The purpose behind its development was to analyze the research and research economic trends of the city and county of San Diego. The information collected by the ERB is open to members of the community as well as those in government offices. The ERB publishes a monthly newsletter titled "Economic Bulletin," which contains the most recent economic data related to the San Diego regin.

Author: Shannon Brummett
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I. Administrative Files

   1. Administrative Files (General)

   2. Correspondence and Memoranda

   3. Reports

II. Topical Files

   1. Business

      1. Business (General)

      2. Manufacturing

      3. Retail Sales

      4. Trade

   2. Climatological Data

   3. Demographics, Population, and Labor

   4. Economic Research and Development

   5. Health and Science

   6. Housing and Building Files

   7. National Issues and Legislation

   8. Oceans and Maritime Industries

   9. San Diego Publications

   10. Transportation

   11. United States-Mexico Border

III. Publications

   1. Newsletters and Bulletins

   2. Directories

IV. Oversized Materials and Artifacts

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Acquired: 2002
Restrictions: This collection is open for research.
Rights: 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.
Acquisition Note: San Diego Chamber of Commerce
Related Materials: San Diego Chamber of Commerce Records
Preferred Citation: Identification of item, folder title, box number, Records of the Economic Research Bureau, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.
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