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

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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.


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