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Guide to the State-County Parks and Beaches Association Records MS 193
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  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Processing Information
  • Preferred Citation
  • Scope and Content
  • Biographical / Historical Notes
  • Arrangement
  • Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

  • Title: State-County Parks and Beaches Association Records
    Identifier/Call Number: MS 193
    Contributing Institution: San Diego History Center Document Collection
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 0.75 Linear feet (2 boxes)
    Date (inclusive): 1928-1933
    Abstract: This collection contains documents related to the State-County Parks and Beaches Association, including administration, reports, and correspondence related to the acquisition of lands to be designated as state parks or beaches.
    creator: State-County Parks and Beaches Association.

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    The San Diego History Center (SDHC) holds the copyright to any unpublished materials.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

    Processing Information

    Collection processed by Jody Valente on January 12, 2012.
    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.

    Preferred Citation

    State-County Parks and Beaches Association Records, MS 193, San Diego History Center Document Collection, San Diego, CA.

    Scope and Content

    The collection consists of materials related to the operation and mission of the State-County Parks and Beaches Association including by-laws and articles of incorporation, meeting minutes, Board activities, reports, and correspondence. A substantial part of the collection contains correspondence relating to the acquisition of various lands to be designated as state parks or beaches. Parks discussed in the collection include Agua Hedionda, Borrego Palms Canyon, Mission Bay, Palomar Mountain, Silver Strand, and Southwest Boundary State Park.

    Biographical / Historical Notes

    The State-County Parks and Beaches Association began in 1928 under the name of the San Diego County State Parks Committee. The Association strived to acquire land to be designated as state parks and beaches, and worked closely with the state of California. The Association worked with local land holders who were interested in donating parcels of land to the state, surveyed land for acquisition, worked to pass state park bond issues in San Diego County, and created a campaign committee to help rally public support for parks. The Association worked primarily to secure lands that later became Agua Hedionda Estuary Beach, Borrego Palm Canyon, Mission Bay Park, Mount San Jacinto State Park, Palomar Mountain State Park, and Silver Strand State Beach.
    Association members included Secretary Tam Deering, Chairman W.T. Hart, W.C. Crandall, Alice Lee, L.M. Klauber, George Marston, and Ellen B. Scripps. The State-County Parks and Beaches Association became incorporated in 1932, changing the name to Parks and Beaches, Ltd.

    Arrangement

    Items in the collection are arranged by subject.

    Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

    Several items of correspondence have torn pages. (January 9, 2012)

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Burnham, Frederick Russell, 1861-1947
    California. Dept. of Parks and Recreation.
    Deering, Tam
    Drury, Newton Bishop
    Gregory, Laura
    Hart, W. T.
    Lee, Alice
    Marston, George White, 1850-1946
    Mueller, Edwin
    O'Melveny, H. W.
    Olmsted, Frederick Law, 1870-1957
    San Diego County State Parks Committee.
    State-County Parks and Beaches Association.
    Willis, Purl
    Agua Hedionda Lagoon (San Diego, Calif.)
    Anza-Borrego Desert State Park (Calif.)
    Beaches
    Borrego Palm Canyon (Calif.)
    Mission Bay Park (San Diego, Calif.)
    Mount San Jacinto State Park (Calif.)
    Palomar Mountain State Park (Calif.)
    Palomar, Mount (Calif.)
    Parks
    San Diego (Calif.)
    Silver Strand State Beach (Calif.)
    Torrey Pines State Reserve (Calif.)