Escondido Public Library
Subject and Biographical Files
Various articles clipped primarily from local newspapers and magazines, and organized alphabetically by subject. View the guide here:
Clipping Files Guide
City of Escondido parcel maps
Sanborn Fire Insurance 1892 to 1927 (microfilm)
USGS Topographic Survey
Business Directory photocopies from 1913-1938
Escondido City and telephone directories 1886-present
Woman's Club Escondido 1960-1996
Classical Academy (2000-2002; 2007; 2009-2014)
Del Lago Academy (2013; 2015-2016)
Escondido High School (1909-1986; 1988-1994; 1996-2007; 2009-2016)
Escondido Charter High School (1996-2005; 2007-2008; 2010-2014; 2016)
Hidden Valley Middle School (1975-1990; 1993-2004)
Orange Glen High School (1964; 1966-1983; 1985-2016)
San Pasqual Academy (1983; 2005-2014)
San Pasqual High School (1974-1986; 1989-2001; 2003; 2007-2008; 2011-2012; 2013-2016)
Valley High School (1977-1978; 1980; 1982; 1984-1985; 2003-2008)
Selections of yearbooks from Light and Life Christian School, Rincon Middle School, Grant Middle School, Del Dios Middle School, Children’s Montessori, and Conway Elementary School.
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
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
Tapes from Frances B. Ryan
Transcriptions from Escondido Historical Society and San Diego Historical Society
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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