The collection includes reports, studies, financial records, research files, purchase orders, correspondence, public relations
materials, media campaigns, conferences, speeches, brochures, promotional publications, photographs, and transparencies.
The San Diego Convention and Visitors Bureau has evolved from three predecessor organizations, the oldest of which dates to
1919. In 1919, the San Diego-California Club, brainchild of San Diego realtor O.W. Cotton, was organized for the express
purpose of persuading people in the prosperous Midwest to live in San Diego. This was because San Diego's growth had come
to a halt, construction was at a standstill, and there were empty houses all over the city.
The copyright interests in some of these materials have been transferred to or belong to San Diego State University. The nature
of historical archival and manuscript collections means that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine.
Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. Requests for permission to publish
must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. Permissions
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.
This collection is open for research.