Combined Arts and Education Council of San Diego County (COMBO) Records, 1965-1983
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Brief Description: The Combined Arts and Education Council of San Diego County (COMBO) Records include business materials documenting various fund-raising and business activities of the organization, correspondence, public relations materials, clippings scrapbooks, and member files. It has been divided into nine series, Correspondence, Minutes, Financial, Recorded Media and Photographs, Alpha Files, Publications, Member Organizations, Newspaper Clipping Scrapbooks, and 2005 Accession.
Held at:
Special Collections & University Archives
5500 Campanile Dr. MC 8050
San Diego, CA 92182 8050
Phone: 619-594-6791
Email: askscua [at]
Created by: Combined Arts and Education Council of San Diego (1964-)
Volume: 73.0 Linear Feet
Acquired: 00/00/1977. 1980, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 2005

I. Correspondence

II. Minutes

III. Financial

IV. Recorded Media and Photographs

V. Alpha Files

VI. Publications

VII. Member Organizations

VIII. Newspaper Clipping Scrapbooks

IX. 2005 Accession

Biographical Note for Combined Arts and Education Council of San Diego (1964-) : The Combined Arts and Education Council of San Diego County (COMBO) was organized in the fall of 1964 for the purpose of combining fund-raising efforts in the San Diego area to support the arts in San Diego. A 100-member board selected Robert O. Peterson, President of Foodmaker, Inc. as their first president. Under the leadership of Victor H. Krulak, President of the Copy News Service, COMBO expanded its fund raising efforts in a door-to-door march and initiated a direct solicitation of the business community. Because of its position as the major fund-raising organization for the arts in San Diego, COMBO maintained a great influence over the cultural and artistic development of San Diego.
Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.
Subject Index
Art--Study and teaching--California--San Diego County--History--20th century--Sources
Arts--California--San Diego County--Finance--History--20th century--Sources
Arts fund raising--California--San Diego County--History--20th century--Sources
Combined Arts and Education Council of San Diego County--Archives
San Diego County (Calif.)--Social life and customs
Genres/Forms of Material
Audio Recordings
Organizational Records
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. 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 Notes: Combined Arts and Education Council of San Diego
Related Materials: Old Globe Theatre Collection
PreferredCitation: Identification of item, folder title, box number, Combined Arts and Education Council of San Diego County (COMBO) Records, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.
Finding Aid Revisions: Revised by Lucas Buresch, September 2019.