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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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[Box 1],
[Box 2],
[Box 3],
[Box 4],
[Box 5],
[Box 6],
[Box 7],
[Box 8],
[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],
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Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Insignia, contains articles by Harold Keen, 1946-1947Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Article on Harold Keen, Radio-Television Life, June 2, 1950Add to your cart.
Folder 3: "Perpetual Motion Kid", Article on Harold Keen, Magazine San Diego, July and August 1954Add to your cart.
Folder 4: "The Rumford Act: A Deepening Crisis. Part I: The Moral Crisis" article by Harold Keen, Los Angeles Magazine, March 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 5: "Why Core Breaks the Law" article by Harold Keen, San Diego & Point Magazine, December 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 6: It Can Happen Here: The San Diego General Plan Defeat" article by Harold Keen, Cry California, Spring 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 7: "Breakthrough: A Ryan Tradition" article by Harold Keen, Ryan Reporter, July 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 8: "Four Who Dared" article by Harold Keen, Ryan Reporter, July 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 9: "San Diego Plan Revisited" article by Harold Keen, Cry California, Summer 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 10: "Down the Up Staircase" article by Harold Keen, Sportscene San Diego, January 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 11: "Profile - Dean of Newsmen" article on Harold Keen, Business Forum, April/May 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Paradise in Progress?, contains contribution by Harold Keen, 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 13: "San Diego: From Navy Town to 'America's Finest City'" article by Harold Keen, Planning, April/May 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 14: I Remember, Do You? A Nostalgic Look at Yesterday, Harold Keen was Emcee for this event, 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 15: "Focus on Positive People" article on Harold Keen, Innerview, August 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 16: December 7: The First Thirty Hours, Harold Keen is a contributor, 1942Add to your cart.
Folder 17: War Comes to the U.S. - December 7, 1941: The First 30 Hours, Harold Keen is a ContributorAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: Sigma Delta Chi - Harold Keen Commentary Award, includes ceremony script, clippings, photos, letters, May 11, 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 19: American Academy of Achievement, Harold Keen - Golden Plate Award. Includes: program, letters, January 21, 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Golden Mike Award. Harold Keen - Recipient. Includes: Program, clipping, correspondence, invitation, December 5, 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 21: American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Libertarian Award. Harold Keen - first recipient. Includes: Program, clippings, December 6, 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Documentary Script for "People in the News." Subject is Puerto Vallarta, October 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Miscellaneous Speeches. Includes research notes, clippings and programs, May 1964 to October 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Miscellaneous Speeches. Includes research notes, clippings and programs, February 1977 to December 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Miscellaneous Speeches. Includes research notes, clippings and programs, January 1980 to June 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Miscellaneous Speeches. Includes research notes, clippings and programs, September 1980 to December 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Miscellaneous Speeches. Includes research notes, clippings and programs, March 1981 to April 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Miscellaneous Speeches. Includes research notes, clippings, and programs, April 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Miscellaneous Lecture Notes on PropagandaAdd to your cart.
Folder 30: Miscellaneous Papers. Clippings of Douglas Carrigan, circa 1938Add to your cart.
Folder 31: National Association of Radio News Directors (NARND) TV Committee Report, Chicago, December 14, 1951Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Naval Air Station (N.A.S.) Annual: "Nerve Center of Naval Air", January 1953Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Skeleton's Closet, 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 34: "Eye on San Diego" Script, September 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Photocopied Articles in San Diego MagazineAdd to your cart.
Item 1: "Phantom Pain", October 1975Add to your cart.
Item 2: "Old Radical's Never Die. They Just Change Clothes", 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Emmy Contest Entry, January 16, 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 37: Telepulse Script, March 7, 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 38: "Twelve Who Shaped San Diego", letter, resource guide, November 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 39: Harold Keen's Prime Times, "Tuned In" Magazine, October 4, 1980 - October 10, 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 40: Articles on Radicals, February 1967 - July 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 41: Miscellaneous (KFMB), 1971, 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 42: San Diego Magazine Articles IdeasAdd to your cart.
Folder 43: Reporter's Note Book Belonging to Harold KeenAdd to your cart.
Folder 44: Membership in OrganizationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 45: KFMB-TV Photo Album. Includes pictures of Harold Keen, circa 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 46: Salute to Harold Keen, guest register, July 10, 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 47: An Oral History of Harold Keen, May 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 48: Medical Miscellany. Diet Plan Info, 1975-1981Add to your cart.

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[Box 1],
[Box 2],
[Box 3],
[Box 4],
[Box 5],
[Box 6],
[Box 7],
[Box 8],
[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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