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Agnes Osgood Papers, 1894-1977 | Special Collections & University Archives

By André Ausems and Lisa Leonardi

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Collection Overview

Title: Agnes Osgood Papers, 1894-1977Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1960-1975

Primary Creator: Osgood, Agnes (1890-)

Extent: 1.67 Linear Feet. More info below.

Date Acquired: 05/10/1978

Subjects: Lemon Grove (Calif.)--History--Sources, Lemon Grove Congregational Church (Lemon Grove, Calif.)--Registers, Osgood, Agnes, b. 1890--Archives

Forms of Material: Personal Papers

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Agnes Osgood Collection documents her involvement as a community activist in the San Diego area, with a particular focus on the Lemon Grove community. The collection is comprised of correspondence, employee business cards, newspaper clippings, Congregational church membership documentation, and documentation detailing the history of Lemon Grove. Highlights of the collection include letters to Osgood from Project Concern's South Vietnamese branch during the Vietnam War, Synanon, a book by Guy Endore, scrapbooks pertaining to life in Lemon Grove, and personal records written by Osgood.

Biographical Note

Born in 1890, Agnes Osgood was a community activist in Lemon Grove, San Diego. She primarily devoted her time to Project Concern, a national non profit medical relief organization emphasizing preventative medical care, medical education, and public health issues. While working for Project Concern, Osgood was responsible for creating 2500 quilts for South Vietnamese refugees and American Soldiers. She also helped to organize Project Concern’s donations of food, clothing, and vaccination supplies to South Vietnam. In addition to Project Concern, Osgood was also involved with Synanon, a Christian-based organization that helped to rehabilitate drug addicts, convicts, and prostitutes. Osgood was involved with several other institutions over the span of her career,  including the American Red Cross, Lemon Grove Presbyterian Church, and the Department of Public Welfare.

Subject/Index Terms

Lemon Grove (Calif.)--History--Sources
Lemon Grove Congregational Church (Lemon Grove, Calif.)--Registers
Osgood, Agnes, b. 1890--Archives

Administrative Information

Repository: Special Collections & University Archives

Alternate Extent Statement: 2 boxes

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

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 Source: Agnes Osgood

Preferred Citation: Identification of item, folder title, box number, Agnes Osgood Papers, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.

Finding Aid Revision History: Revised by Lucas Buresch, August 2019.

Box and Folder Listing

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Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Synanon - correspondence, 1965 - 67Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Synanon - donation forms, 1964 - 67Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Synanon - employee business cardsAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Synanon - miscellaneous publications, 1960'sAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Synanon - newspaper clippings, ca. 1970sAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: The Allison Family History, photocopy, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Early Families and Property Ownership, c. 1900 - 1940Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Human Interest: California Expo program; report copies of plat maps, 1936Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Interview with Agnes Osgood by Dorothy Nottingham, 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Lemon Grove Congressional Church Membership, 1894 - 1939Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Lemon Grove History, photocopy, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Lemon Grove History, photocopies, publication materials, ca. 1890sAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Lemon Grove History "The Home of the Lemon & the Orange & a Paradise for Man", 1915Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Lemon Grove - Index to a Great Register, 1938Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Lemon Grove - School census Marshall's report, 1893 - 1901Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Newspaper Clippings, 1960'sAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: Old Globe Theater Souvenir Program, 1936Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Project Concern - correspondence, 1960'sAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: Project Concern - correspondence, 1960's, 1970'sAdd to your cart.
Folder 21: Project Concern - information sheets, miscellanea, 1960's, 1970'sAdd to your cart.
Folder 22: Project Concern - Vietnam letters to Osgood, 1960'sAdd to your cart.
Folder 23: Project Concern - Vietnam letters to Velma Moore, 1960's, 1970'sAdd to your cart.
Folder 24: Osgood, Agnes - "Southeast San Diego: My Efforts There" (report), April 26, 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Condensation of minutes of Lemon Grove Country Club (report), 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Osgood, Agnes - "My Personal Story f Work with Dr. Jim's Group" (report), 1962 - 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Project Concern pamphletsAdd to your cart.
Folder 28: Project Concern - Annual report, 1966-1967Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Project Concern - calendar, pictorial souvenir, 1968Add to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Item 1: Project Concern Certificate, awarded to Dr. Jim's Work Group, 1971Add to your cart.
Item 2: "Synanon", by Guy Endore, 1968Add to your cart.
Bound volume.
Item 3: California-Pacific Exposition Scrapbook, 1936Add to your cart.
Bound scrapbook.
Item 4: Project Concern Scrapbook, 1969-1972Add to your cart.
Bound scrapbook.

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