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James B. Pearce Papers, 1924-1963 | Special Collections & University Archives

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Primary Creator: Pearce, James B. (1896-1968)

Extent: 1.4 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 09/14/1978

Subjects: Businessmen--California--Lemon Grove--Biography--Sources, Lemon Grove (Calif.)--Commerce--Sources, Lemon Grove Chamber of Commerce, Ranches--California

Forms of Material: Personal Papers

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The James B. Pearce Papers (1924-1963) primarily document the advertising activities and real estate listings of Pearce's real estate company, H. Pearce "Ranches Only."  Of particular interest is the first issue of the Lemon Grove Empire (1928), a rare newspaper about the area's agricultural activities, and scrapbook of Pearce's real estate listings.  Arranged alphabetically, the collection includes correspondence, newspaper clippings, directories, advertisements, and maps.

Biographical Note

James Pearce was born in Minnesota in 1896.  He moved to Lemon Grove in 1923 with his family.  When Pearce's father passed away in 1927, he took over the family real estate business, which specialized in the sale of ranches.  Pearce also served as a member of the Lemon Grove Chamber of Commerce.  He later sold fire, automobile, liability and compensation insurance. He died in 1968.

Subject/Index Terms

Businessmen--California--Lemon Grove--Biography--Sources
Lemon Grove (Calif.)--Commerce--Sources
Lemon Grove Chamber of Commerce
Ranches--California

Administrative Information

Repository: Special Collections & University Archives

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: Jessie Pearce

Related Materials:

Lemon Grove Chamber of Commerce, 1922-1978

Lemon Grove Coordinating Council Records, 1959-1963

Lemon Grove Historical Society Records, 1978-1979

Anthony F. Sonka Papers, 1928-1972

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


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