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Guide to the James B. Pearce Papers
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  • Overview of the Collection
  • Biographical Information:
  • Access Terms
  • Administrative Information
  • Scope and Contents

  • Overview of the Collection

    Collection Title: James B. Pearce Papers
    Dates: 1924-1963
    Identification: MS-0182
    Creator: Pearce, James B., 1896-1968
    Physical Description: 1.40 linear ft
    Language of Materials: English
    Repository: Special Collections & University Archives
    5500 Campanile Dr. MC 8050
    San Diego, CA, 92182-8050
    URL: http://library.sdsu.edu/scua
    Email: scref@rohan.sdsu.edu
    Phone: 619-594-6791

    Biographical Information:

    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.

    Access Terms

    This collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

    Corporate Name:

    Lemon Grove Chamber of Commerce

    Genre/Form of Material:

    Personal Papers

    Geographic Name:

    Lemon Grove (Calif.) -- Commerce -- Sources

    Topical Term:

    Businessmen -- California -- Lemon Grove -- Biography -- Sources
    Ranches -- California

    Administrative Information

    Conditions Governing Use:

    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.

    Conditions Governing Access:

    This collection is open for research.

    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.

    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

    Scope and Contents

    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.