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Economic Research Bureau Records, 1927-2000 | Special Collections & University Archives

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Collection Overview

Title: Economic Research Bureau Records, 1927-2000Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1960-1990

Primary Creator: Economic Research Bureau (1952-)

Extent: 13.4 Linear Feet. More info below.

Arrangement:

I: Administrative Files, 1927-2000

            1: Boards, Committees, Councils

            2: Office Files

            3: Reports

II: Topical Files, 1931-1999

            1. Business

            2. Climatological Data

            3. Demographics, Population, and Labor

            4. Economic Research and Development

            5. Health Sciences

            6. Housing and Building

            7. Oceans

            8. San Diego

            9. Transportation

            10. U.S.-Mexico International Border

III: Publications, 1965-1997

            1. Newsletters and Bulletins

            2. Directories

            3. General Publications

IV: Artifacts/Memorabilia, 1969-1992

Date Acquired: 00/00/2002. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: Economic development--California--San Diego County--History--20th century--Sources, Mexican-American Border Region, Mexican-American Border Region--Economic conditions--Sources, San Diego Chamber of Commerce, San Diego Chamber of Commerce. Economic Research Bureau., San Diego County (Calif.)--Commerce--History--20th century--Sources, San Diego County (Calif.)--Economic conditions--Sources, San Diego County (Calif.)--Social conditions--Sources

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Economic Research Bureau Records (1927-2000) document the operations of the Economic Research Bureau, established as a branch of the San Diego Chamber of Commerce, to conduct research and publish reports & directories related to the economic development and corporate investment in the San Diego-area economy. The collection consists of reports, publications, newsletters, photographs, and correspondence & memos.  Of special interest in the collection are the 1966 study, San Diego Economic Development Research Program, and the subsequent 1969-1970 update; the 1997 Bootstrap Marketing Plan and Executive Summary; and a series of reports on the Overall Economic Development Program (OEDP) from 1977-1980.

The collection is arranged in four series: Administrative Files, Topical Files, Publications, and Artifacts and Memorabilia.

The Administrative Files (1927-2000) series are arranged in three sub-series: Boards, Committees and Councils, Office Files, and Reports.  The Boards, Committees, and Councils files include meeting minutes from the various administrative groups, including the ERB’s Executive Committee and the Research Committee/Council. The Office Files include general administrative files, arranged alphabetically by topic. The Reports sub-series includes periodic reports by the Chamber of Commerce and the ERB.

The Topical Files (1931-1999) series are arranged in ten topical sub-series: Business, Climatological Data, Demographics, Population and Labor, Economic Research and Development, Health Sciences, Housing and Building, Oceans, San Diego, Transportation, U.S.-Mexico International Border.  Each sub-series consists of files and published reports on the economic development of San Diego. Each sub-series is arranged alphabetically.

The Publications (1965-1997) series are arranged in three sub-series: Newsletters and Bulletins, including the ERB’s Economic Bulletin newsletter; Directories , including various directories published by the ERB and Chamber of Commerce; and General Publications, which includes San Diego-area promotional guides for tourists.

The Artifacts and Memorabilia (1969-1992) series includes several artifacts related to the ERB and San Diego-area special events.

Biographical Note

In 1870 a small group of men led by Alonzo E. Horton (1813-1909) met and formed a group that would eventually become the San Diego Chamber of Commerce. When the group originated, its primary focus was the development of San Diego with particular emphasis on the arrival of railroads to the vicinity. In the following years the Chamber also focused its attention on gaining access to drinking water and encouraging the development of military bases. By 1909 the Chamber had helped to create Balboa Park and was the driving force behind the Panama California Exposition held in 1915-16. Over the years the Chamber of Commerce has become more active in the development of San Diego.

In 1952 the Chamber expanded with the development of its Economic Research Bureau (ERB). The purpose behind its development was to analyze the research and research economic trends of the city and county of San Diego. The information collected by the ERB is open to members of the community as well as those in government offices. The ERB publishes a monthly newsletter titled "Economic Bulletin," which contains the most recent economic data related to the San Diego regin.

Subject/Index Terms

Economic development--California--San Diego County--History--20th century--Sources
Mexican-American Border Region
Mexican-American Border Region--Economic conditions--Sources
San Diego Chamber of Commerce
San Diego Chamber of Commerce. Economic Research Bureau.
San Diego County (Calif.)--Commerce--History--20th century--Sources
San Diego County (Calif.)--Economic conditions--Sources
San Diego County (Calif.)--Social conditions--Sources

Administrative Information

Repository: Special Collections & University Archives

Accruals: 2002, 2004.

Alternate Extent Statement: 30 boxes

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: San Diego Chamber of Commerce

Acquisition Method: Gift.

Related Materials:

San Diego Chamber of Commerce Records

San Diego Junior Chamber of Commerce Records

Related Publications:

Grant, Michael. San Diego Tapestry, Memphis Tenn.: Tower Pub., 1992. Special Collections: F 869 .S22 G717 1992 fo

Greater San Diego Chamber of Commerce. Business Referral Directory, San Diego, CA: Hart Enterprises, Inc., 1982-1998. Special Collections: HF 3161 .C2 S3

San Diego Chamber of Commerce. Business Directory of San Diego County, San Diego Calif.: San Diego Chamber of Commerce, 1966-1972. Special Collections: HF 3161 .C2 S3

San Diego Chamber of Commerce. Business Directory, San Diego Calif.: San Diego Chamber of Commerce, 1975-1980. Special Collections: HF 3161 .C2 S3

San Diego Chamber of Commerce. San Diego Business, San Diego, Calif.: San Diego Chamber of Commerce, 1925-1927. Special Collections: HF 296 .S2759

San Diego Chamber of Commerce. Economic Research Bureau. San Diego Economic Development Research Program, San Diego, Calif.: San Diego Chamber of Commerce, 1966. Special Collections: HC 108 .S39 E19

Preferred Citation: Identification of item, folder title, box number, Economic Research Bureau Records, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.

Processing Information: Processed in 2003. Revised to include additional accessions in 2019.

Finding Aid Revision History: Finding Aid revised and expanded 2019.


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series I: Administrative Files, 1927-2000],
[Series II: Topical Files, 1931-1999],
[Series III: Publications, 1965-1997],
[Series IV: Artifacts and Memorabilia, 1969-1992],
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Series I: Administrative Files, 1927-2000Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 1: Boards, Committees, and CouncilsAdd to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Board of Directors, Briefing Packets, 1991-1995Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Border Chamber of Commerce, Minutes of Meetings, 1939-1940Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Chamber of Commerce, Directors, 1970-1971Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Committee Programs and Chairmen, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Executive Committee, Meetings, 1953-1968Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Industrial Committee, 1962-1963Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Industrial Development Advisory Committee, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Industrial Transportation Department, Semi-Annual Report, 1954 July-DecemberAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Research Committee, Meeting Minutes, 1949-1959Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Research Committee, Meeting Minutes, 1960-1969Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Research Committee, Meetings, 1970-1971Add to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Research Committee Meetings, 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Research Committee Meetings, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Research Committee Rosters, 1962-1972Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Research Council Meetings, 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Research Council Meetings, 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Research Council Meetings, 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Research Council Meetings, 1973-1975Add to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Research Council Meetings, 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Research Council Meetings, 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Research Council Meetings, 1977-1978Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Research Council Agendas, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Research Council Agendas, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Research Council Agendas, 1979Add to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Research Council Rosters, 1972-1979Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Technical Advisory Committee, 1962Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 2: Office FilesAdd to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Accomplishments of the San Diego Chamber of Commerce During the Last Year, 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 4: "A Capital Crisis" Seminar, 1975-1976Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Chamber of Commerce, 100th Anniversary, 1969-1970Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Chamber of Commerce, Agreement with the City, 1968-1969Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Chamber of Commerce, Directory, 1970-1971Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Chamber of Commerce History, ca. 1900-1980Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Chamber of Commerce History and Archives Project, Report, 1967Add to your cart.
Item 10: Chamber of Commerce Membership Info., ca. 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Chamber of Commerce, Organization and Policies, 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Chamber of Commerce Photographs, 1970s-1980sAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Chamber of Commerce President Gilbert Partida, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Chamber of Commerce Program of Work, 1978-1980Add to your cart.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Chamber Publications Survey, 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Chamber Publications Survey, 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Correspondence, 1959Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Correspondence, 1974-1977Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Correspondence, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Correspondence, Budgets, 1977-1978Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Correspondence, County of San Diego, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Correspondence, 1997-1998Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Denver Chamber of Commerce, Denvoy Visit, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Economic Bulletin Advisory and Subscribers, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Economic Bulletin Sponsorship Agreement, 1998-1999Add to your cart.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Economic Development Summit Conference, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Economic Research Bureau, Info Book, 1975-1976Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Grantsmanship Seminar, March 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Growth Management Seminar, 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Growth Management Study, 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 6: How Community Leaders View The Chamber, Report on Informal Survey, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Insights Meeting, 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Marketing, 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Measuring Markets Workshop, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Membership Poll Results, 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Mid-Year Business Outlook Meeting, Courtenay M. Slater, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Milton Friedman Dinner, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Origins and Purpose of the Economic Research Bureau, 1952-1953Add to your cart.
Box 7Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Passports, Washington Trip, 1971-1972Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Public Utilities Commission, Testimony, 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Salt Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, Salt Shakers, Visit, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Study of San Diego City- County Finances, April1968Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Study of San Diego City- County Finances, November 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Tax Masters, Panel Discussion by the State Board of Equalization, October 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Where it's at in the Chamber, 1971Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 3: ReportsAdd to your cart.
Box 7Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Chamber of Commerce, Annual Reports, 1976-1982Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Chamber of Commerce, Annual Reports, 1983-1984Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Chamber of Commerce, Annual Report, "Business Action" Special Edition, 1986-1987Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Chamber of Commerce, Annual Report, "Business Action" Special Edition, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Chamber of Commerce, Quarterly Reports, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Chamber of Commerce, Quarterly Reports, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Chamber of Commerce, Quarterly Reports, 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Chamber Reports - Area Development, 1970-1972Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Chamber Reports - Communications Department, 1970-1974Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Chamber Reports - Economic Development Division, 1973-1976Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Chamber Reports - ERB Annual Reports, 1976-1977Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Chamber Reports - Governmental Affairs, 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Chamber Reports - Industrial and Business Development, 1970-1972Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Chamber Reports - Mexico Committee/ Coordinating Group, 1972-1973Add to your cart.
Box 8Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Chamber Reports - Military Affairs Division, 1971-1976Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Chamber Reports - Planning Division, 1975-1976Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Chamber Reports - Public and Governmental Affairs Division, 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Chamber Reports - Research and Information, 1968-1972Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Chamber Reports - Research and Information, 1973-1976Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Chamber Reports - Trade Division, 1974-1975Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Chamber Reports- Transportation and Aviation, 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Listing of Available Reports and Information, 1960-1964Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Pictorial Report, 1962-1963Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Research Department, Quarterly Reports, 1927-1928Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Research and Information Department, Quarterly Reports, 1953-1967Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Research Department, Semi Annual Reports, 1959-1969Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Research Department, Semi Annual Reports, ca. 1970-1990Add to your cart.
Folder 14: ERB Quarterly Reports, 1953-1962Add to your cart.
Box 9Add to your cart.
Folder 1: ERB Quarterly Reports, 1967-1971Add to your cart.
Folder 2: ERB Quarterly Reports, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 3: ERB Quarterly Reports, 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 4: ERB Quarterly Reports, 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 5: ERB Quarterly Reports, 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 6: ERB Quarterly Reports, 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 7: ERB Quarterly Reports, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 8: ERB Quarterly Reports, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 9: ERB Quarterly Reports, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 10: ERB Quarterly Reports, 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 11: ERB Quarterly Reports, 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 12: ERB Quarterly Reports, 1982-1994Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Agriculture, San Diego County, California, 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Research and Development in San Diego, California, 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 15: San Diego, California, 1966Add to your cart.
Box 10Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Slow Growth Report, Sierra Club, 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Slow Growth Report, Sierra Club, 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Standard Industrial Survey Summary Report, 1968-1970Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Statistical Reports Produced by Research Department, San Diego Chamber of Commerce, ca. 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Trails for San Diego Report Addendum, 1973Add to your cart.

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[Series III: Publications, 1965-1997],
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