Archives and Manuscripts

Collections

  • Eloise Perkins Papers
  • Escondido Historical Society
  • Frances Beven Ryan (online version)
  • San Pasqual Battlefield Volunteer Association

Records

  • Escondido Citrus Association
  • Escondido Mutual Water Company 1905-1980
  • Escondido Visitor and Convention Bureau
  • Maximino Atilano
  • Times Advocate newspaper
  • Webb Brothers Trucking Co.

 

Photographs

Collections

  • Aerial photos of Escondido 1939-1964
  • Bill Rutledge
  • Eloise Perkins
  • Escondido Jaycees
  • Escondido Police Department
  • Escondido Public Library
  • Frances Beven Ryan
  • Peter Bashta
  • Shades of California Project
  • Times Advocate personnel

 

Maps

  • City of Escondido parcel maps
  • Sanbourn Fire Insurance 1892 to 1927 (microfilm)
  • USGS Topographic Survey

 

Directories

  • Business Directory photocopies from 1913-1938
  • Escondido City and telephone directiories 1886-present
  • Woman's Club Escondido 1960-1996

 

Yearbooks

  • Escondido High School (1909-1986; 1988-1994; 1996-2010)
  • Escondido Charter High School (1996-2005; 2007-2008; 2010)
  • Hidden Valley Middle School (1975-1990; 1993-2004)
  • Orange Glen High School (1964; 1966-1983; 1985-2010)
  • San Pasqual High School (1974-1986; 1989-2001; 2003; 2007-2008; 2010)
  • Valley High School (1977-1978; 1980; 1982; 1984-1985; 2003-2008)

 

Subject and Biographical Files

  • Newspaper clippings, photocopies of articles, brochures

 

Oral Histories

  • Tapes from Frances B. Ryan
  • Transcriptions from Escondido Historical Society and San Diego Historical Society

 

Books and Journals

Collection covers a large range of California history and reference material relating to genealogy.

 

Genealogy Collections

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Microfilm Collection

  • African American Soldier Records 1639-1886
  • Alien Arrivals - Douglas, AZ 1901-1952
  • Citizen and Alien Arrivals by Aircraft at San Francisco 1936-1949
  • California State Marriage (1960-1985) and Death Index (1905-1992)
  • Escondido City Council Minutes 1888-1988
  • Escondido Times Advocate (January 20, 1887 – December 2, 1995)
  • North County Times (December 3, 1995 - March 2, 2013)
  • U-T San Diego North County (March 3, 2013 - Present)
  • Federal Census 1850-1930 for California, Colorado, Arizona (1870-1920) and New Mexico (1850-1920)
  • Mexican-American War Records
  • Mexico Census 1790
  • Native American Census for Southern California and Western Arizona 1885-1940
  • New York Times (January 1960 - June 14, 1981)
  • San Diego County Naturalization Records 1853-1958
  • San Diego County Probate Order and Decrees 1886-1920
  • San Ysidro Border Crossing Records 1908-1952
  • Sanbourn Fire Maps for downtown Escondido 1892-1927

 

Historical Society and Historic Organizations Newsletters and Journals

  • Boosters of Old Town San Diego State Historic Park "Poppy Paper"
  • Congress of History of San Diego and Imperial Counties "Adelante"
  • Historical Society of Southern California "Southern California Quarterly"
  • Journal of California Historical Society "California History"
  • Journal of San Diego History
  • National Trust for Historic Preservation "Preservation"
  • Old Escondido Historic District "Old Escondido Times"
  • San Diego Archaeological Center
  • San Diego Historical Society "The Times"
  • San Dieguito Heritage Museum "Heritage Times"
  • San Pasqual Battlefield Volunteer Association "Battlelines"
  • Vista Historical Society

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