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Harold Keen Papers, 1936-1981 | Special Collections & University Archives

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Collection Overview

Title: Harold Keen Papers, 1936-1981Add to your cart.

Primary Creator: Keen, Harold (1912-1981)

Extent: 10.42 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 07/13/1982. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: Journalists--California--San Diego, Keen, Harold, 1912-1981, San Diego (Calif.)--History, San Diego (Calif.)--Miscellanea, Television producers and directors--California--San Diego--Biography--Sources

Forms of Material: Personal Papers

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection includes documentation on local arts and artists, city planning, commerce and manufacturing, crime and criminals, higher education, entertainment, local government and politics, state government and politics, journalists and journalism, law and legal profession, newspapers, police, radio and television, tourism, and transportation.

Biographical Note

Born in the Bronx and educated at UCLA, Keen arrived in San Diego in 1936 as a reporter for The San Diego Sun. He later became a reporter for the San Diego Union, a contributing editor of San Diego Magazine, and the editorial director for KFMB-TV. Keen received numerous prestigious awards for his investigative reporting and was referred to by his colleagues as "The Dean of San Diego Journalists."

Subject/Index Terms

Journalists--California--San Diego
Keen, Harold, 1912-1981
San Diego (Calif.)--History
San Diego (Calif.)--Miscellanea
Television producers and directors--California--San Diego--Biography--Sources

Administrative Information

Repository: Special Collections & University Archives

Accruals: 1982

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

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.

Acquisition Source: Ruth G. Keen

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


Box and Folder Listing


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[Item 1: 43 Bound Volumes, February 1962 - October 1981],
[Item 2: 16mm color film, 1/2 hour: Far From the Madding Crowd],
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Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Jury Duty - Fact Sheets and HandbookAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Jury Duty - Newspaper ArticlesAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Jury Duty - Miscellaneous NotesAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Larry Kapiloff - Ross Tharp Debate - Clippings, articles, releases, moderator's commentary, correspondenceAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Keen's People - "Two Career Couples." Newspaper articles and fact sheetsAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Keen's People - Miscellaneous subjects, miscellaneous notesAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Keen's People - "Frugality." Interviewing notes andcommentariesAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Keen's People - "Frugality." Newsletters and news releasesAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Keen's People - "Frugality." Newspaper and magazine articlesAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Research materials - Ray KrocAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Research materials - Herbert MarcuseAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Research materials - MediaAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Tom Metzger - Handwritten and typed notesAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Tom Metzger - Newspaper articles, May 5, 1980 - June 12, 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Research materials - James MillsAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Research materials - James MillsAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: "New Ideas" program - miscellaneous notesAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: "New Ideas" program - correspondenceAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: "New Ideas" program - Newspaper articles and photosAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: Interview notes on Douglas ReidAdd to your cart.
Folder 21: Lynn Schenk - Newspaper articles, February 28, 1978 - April 16, 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Lynn Schenk - Notes and rough draft for article in San Diego MagazineAdd to your cart.
Folder 23: C. Arnholt Smith - CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
Folder 24: Notes and interviewing material with C. Arnholt SmithAdd to your cart.
Folder 25: C. Arnholt Smith - Newspaper articlesAdd to your cart.
Folder 26: C. Arnholt Smith - CommentariesAdd to your cart.
Folder 27: Dr. Leonell Strong - Newspaper articlesAdd to your cart.
Folder 28: Dr. Leonell Strong - Fact SheetsAdd to your cart.
Folder 29: David Stutz - Interview scriptAdd to your cart.
Folder 30: Gertrude Weiss Szilard - Interviewing draft, photocopied articles, pamphletAdd to your cart.
Folder 31: UCSD Extension Class - San Diego News MediaAdd to your cart.
Folder 32: UCSD Extension Class - San Diego News MediaAdd to your cart.
Folder 33: Judge Welsh - Interviewing notesAdd to your cart.
Folder 34: Judge Welsh - Newspaper articlesAdd to your cart.
Folder 35: Mayor Pete Wilson - Interview draft, notes, clippings, correspondenceAdd to your cart.

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[Box 2],
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[Box 5],
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[Box 9],
[Box 10],
[Item 1: 43 Bound Volumes, February 1962 - October 1981],
[Item 2: 16mm color film, 1/2 hour: Far From the Madding Crowd],
[All]


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