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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


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[Series II: Topical Files, 1931-1999],
[Series III: Publications, 1965-1997],
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Series III: Publications, 1965-1997Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 1: Newsletters and BulletinsAdd to your cart.
Box 25Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Economic Bulletin, 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Economic Bulletin, 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Economic Bulletin, 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Economic Bulletin, 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Economic Bulletin, 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Economic Bulletin, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Economic Bulletin, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Economic Bulletin, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Economic Bulletin, 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Economic Bulletin, 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Economic Bulletin, 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Economic Bulletin, 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Economic Bulletin, 1988, 1991-1992, 1997Add to your cart.
Box 26Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Perceptions, Newsletters, 1980-1992Add to your cart.
Folder 2: State Board of Equalization, Press Releases, 1995-1996Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Central City Association of San Diego, Bulletin, 1975Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 2: DirectoriesAdd to your cart.
Box 26Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Business Directory of San Diego, Updates, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Computer/ Data Processing, San Diego County, 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Directory of Electronic Manufacturers, San Diego County, 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Headquarters, San Diego County, 1979-1991Add to your cart.
Folder 8: San Diego County Industrial Space and Land Guide, 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Manufacturers and Major Employers of San Diego County, 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Directory of Manufacturers for San Diego County, 1976-1977Add to your cart.
Folder 11: San Diego County Manufacturers Directory, 1981-1982Add to your cart.
Box 27Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Manufacturers Directory, San Diego County, 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 2: San Diego County Media Directory, 1971-1992Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Office Building Inventory, Central San Diego Area, 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Office Building Inventory, Central San Diego Area, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 5: San Diego Office Building Guide, 1982-1984Add to your cart.
Folder 6: San Diego Office Building Guide, 1985-1988Add to your cart.
Folder 7: San Diego Office Building Guide, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 8: San Diego Office and Business Parks Guide, 1991-1992Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Shopping Center Inventory, San Diego County, 1971-1975Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Shopping Center Directory, San Diego County, 1980Add to your cart.
Box 28Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Shopping Center Locations in San Diego County, 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Shopping Center Directory, San Diego County, 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 3: World Trade Directory, San Diego County, 1971, 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 4: World Trade Directory, San Diego County, 1978, 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 5: San Diego World Trade Directory, 1986, 1992Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 3: General PublicationsAdd to your cart.
Box 28Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Aspirations San Diego 1970-2070, ca. 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Explore San Diego, 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 8: San Diego Metroguide, 1974-1980Add to your cart.
Folder 9: San Diego Metroguide, 1982, 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 10: San Diego Welcomes You, 1985-1988Add to your cart.
Box 29Add to your cart.
Folder 1: San Diego Welcomes You, 1990-1991Add to your cart.
Folder 2: San Diego, Where California Begins, ca. 1980-1990Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Welcome to San Diego, Your Official Newcomers Guide, 1994-1995Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Pamphlets, ca. 1970-1980Add to your cart.

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