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Guide to the William Lingo Collection MS 170
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  • Scope and Content
  • Arrangement
  • Preferred Citation
  • Processing Information
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  • Conditions Governing Use

  • Title: William Lingo Collection
    Identifier/Call Number: MS 170
    Contributing Institution: San Diego History Center Document Collection
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 0.5 Linear feet (1 box)
    Date (inclusive): 1913-1935
    Abstract: This collection contains papers collected by William Lingo regarding the construction of the Balboa Park Stadium from 1914-1915, and administrative papers from the California-Pacific International Exposition in 1935.
    creator: Lingo, William

    Biographical / Historical Notes

    The Balboa Park Stadium was built from 1914-1915 in the southern section of Balboa Park between 14th Street and Russ Street. Its first official sporting event was a track meet during the Panama-California Exposition on May 31, 1915. The stadium was later used by San Diego High School and became known as the Glenn R. Broderick Field. It was closed to school events in 1977 and demolished on August 10, 1979.
    The California-Pacific International Exposition took place between May 29, 1935 and September 9, 1936. Preparations for the Exposition included electrical wiring, building additions, roofing, road paving, and other improvements made to ensure permanent usage of the buildings in Balboa Park. Features of the Exhibition included several Palaces which functioned as exhibit halls, play areas for children, motion pictures, and technological and architectural displays.
    William Lingo was an employee of the City of San Diego’s engineering department. He was involved in Balboa Park development in the 1970s and 1980s.

    Scope and Content

    This collection contains papers collected by William Lingo regarding the construction of the Balboa Park Stadium from 1914-1915, and administrative papers from the California-Pacific International Exposition in 1935. Balboa Park Stadium papers include construction contracts and winning bids, construction expenditures, and invoices arranged alphabetically by individual or business. California-Pacific International Exposition papers include lists of phone numbers for staff and departments as well as a deconstructed binder of daily programs, buildings, exhibits, shows, and general reference information about the exposition.

    Arrangement

    Collection is arranged into two series:
    Series I: Balboa Park Stadium
    Series II: California-Pacific International Exposition
    Items in each series are arranged by subject.

    Preferred Citation

    William Lingo Collection, MS 170, San Diego History Center Document Collection, San Diego, CA.

    Processing Information

    Collection processed by Samantha Mills on April 1, 2013.
    Collection processed as part of grant project supported by the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) with generous funding from The Andrew Mellon Foundation.

    Conditions Governing Access

    This collection is open for research.

    Conditions Governing Use

    The San Diego History Center (SDHC) holds the copyright to any unpublished materials. SDHC Library regulations do apply.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    California Pacific International Exposition (1935-1936 : San Diego, Calif.).
    Engstrum, F. O.
    Hyde, C. L.
    Lingo, William
    Quayle Brothers & Cressey.
    Rhodes, Fred A.
    Balboa Park (San Diego, Calif.)
    Balboa Stadium (San Diego, Calif.)
    Building
    Construction contracts
    Invoices
    San Diego (Calif.)
    Stadiums -- Design and construction