MS 1 De Graff Austin Papers

Summary Information

Repository
San Diego History Center Document Collection
Creator
Austin, De Graff
Title
De Graff Austin Papers
ID
MS 1
Date [inclusive]
1888-1978
Extent
14.0 Linear feet (26 boxes)
Language
English
Language of Materials
Collection materials are in English and Spanish.
Abstract
The collection documents De Graff Austin’s political career as well as his involvement in local organziations.

Preferred Citation

De Graff Austin Papers, MS 1, San Diego History Center Document Collection, San Diego, CA.

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Biographical / Historical Notes

Hurlbert De Graff Austin was one of nine children born to Fayette Austin and Cora Emma Andrews, on his family’s ranch near Fallbrook, California, on July 25, 1895. He lived his entire life in San Diego County, in Fallbrook, Escondido and San Diego. His father, Fayette Austin, was trained as an etymologist and served as the first San Diego County Agricultural Commissioner. De Graff Austin went to grade school in Escondido and Logan Heights then attended San Diego High School, where he served as class president in his senior year. After his high school graduation in 1913, he enrolled at Pomona College for two years to study for the Ministry of the Congregational Church. Austin was advised to give up ministry and to study law. From September 1915 to June 1917, he studied law at Hamilton-Lindley Law School in San Diego. While studying law, he worked as one of several secretaries for Arthur W. Savage, firearms manufacturer. In June of 1917, he enlisted as a Flying Cadet for the Air Section Signal Corps, U.S. Army to serve during World War I. Austin received his ground training at University of California, Berkeley and flight training at Kelley Field, Rockwell Field, Ream Field, and March Field. He was commissioned to 2nd Lieutenant later that same year. He left the Service in 1919 and went on to work for various local firms.

Austin soon became active in the local Democratic Party. In 1940, he began his political career by running for County Supervisor. His bid was unsuccessful, but in 1942 he was appointed to fill a vacant seat on the San Diego City Council. The following year, he was elected to the Council, and served as Vice Mayor in 1944. He then resigned in 1945 to run for County Supervisor in the First District. His campaign was a success. The District then included Hillcrest, Mission Hills, University Heights, and Point Loma. Austin served on the Board until 1949.

In 1949 President Harry Truman appointed Austin, Collector of Customs for the Port of San Diego, 25th U.S. Customs District. He served in the post until 1952, when he resigned to run for Congress. Austin’s opponent was Republican Robert ‘Bob’ Wilson. However, 1952 was a bad year for Democrats, and Wilson won the election easily.

After two years in the real estate business, Austin again entered politics. In 1954, he ran against County Supervisor Dan Rossi in the Fourth District. Rossi suffered from allegations of misconduct and immorality, while Austin’s campaign stressed ‘clean’ government and reform. Austin won the election and retained his position as County Supervisor of the Fourth District until his retirement in 1971.

Austin founded the City-County Camp Commission which gave sixth grade students, as part of their curriculum, a week long opportunity to camp in the wilderness. He was also a long time, influential member of the San Diego Rowing Club, serving more than 30 years as secretary-manager and as President from 1955 to 1958. Other local organizations he was involved in included the Native Sons of Golden West, San Diego chapter of the Phi Kappa Gamma fraternity, and the Rotary Club. For many years, Austin was involved in real estate and property management. He received his real estate broker license in 1953 and engaged in a partnership with Ralph Shattuck.

De Graff Austin married Charlotte Lester in 1920. They had two children, Arthur, who became a dentist, and Marie, who married William Walsh, a naval officer. The Austins were divorced in 1955 and in 1956 Austin married Beatrice Fricker. Austin died at the age of 84 in San Diego on March 28, 1980.

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Scope and Content

This collection documents De Graff Austin’s political career and involvement in local organizations, including his first campaign for First District County Supervisor in 1941 to his retirement as Fourth District County Supervisor in 1970. Campaign materials include literature and advertisements, budgets and expenditures, correspondence, speeches, and election results. Subject files cover topics such as Airport Commission, Fire Prevention, Health, Planned Parenthood, Sports Arena, and Travel. Austin’s appointment as Collector of US Customs in 1949 includes administrative documents and correspondence. The formation and operations of the Camp Commission are also in the collection. There are documents pertaining to his participation in local organizations like the Rotary Club, Phi Kappa Gamma Fraternity, and San Diego Rowing Club, as well as personal papers, including an autobiography and his pilots’ license.

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Arrangement

Collection is arranged into series:

Series I: First District County Supervisor 1941 Campaign

Series II: City Councilman 1942

Series III: San Diego City-County Camp Commission

Series IV: First District County Supervisor 1945 Campaign

Series V: First District County Supervisor 1949 Campaign

Series VI: First District County Supervisor 1945-1949

Series VII: Collector of US Customs 1949

Series VIII: Democratic Nominee for Representative in Congress for the 30th California District 1952 Campaing (unsuccessful)

Series IX: Fourth District County Supervisor 1954 Campaign

Series X: Fourth District County Supervisor 1958 Campaign

Series XI: Fourth District County Supervisor 1962 Campaign

Series XII: Fourth District County Supervisor 1966 Campaign

Series XIII: Fourth District County Supervisor 1954-1970

Series XIV: Activities and Affiliations

Series XV: Personal Papers

Items in each series are arranged by subject, with subject files separately arranged in alphabetical order.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

San Diego History Center Document Collection November 28, 2012

1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA, 92101
619-232-6203

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.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number 811110.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Aimee Santos on November 28, 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.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Phi Kappa Gamma Fraternity.
  • Rotary Club (San Diego, Calif.).
  • San Diego (Calif.). City Council.
  • San Diego City-County Camp Commission.
  • San Diego County (Calif.). Board of Supervisors.
  • San Diego Rowing Club.

Geographic Name(s)

  • San Diego (Calif.)
  • San Diego County (Calif.)

Personal Name(s)

  • Austin, De Graff

Subject(s)

  • Campaign funds
  • Campaign literature
  • Political campaigns

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Collection Inventory

 Series I: First District County Supervisor 1941 Campaign

Box-folder
Correspondence, 1940 May 11-October 15 and undated1:1
Budget and expenditures, 19401:2
Budget and expenditures, undated

Includes: “Prospective Donors Campaign”

26:1
Lists of supporters, budget, and notes, 19401:3
Mailing lists, 1940 and undated1:4
Literature and advertisements, 19401:5
Literature and advertisements, 194026:2
Literature and advertisements, undated26:3
Speeches and notes, 1940 September 13-November 4 and undated1:6
Speeches and notes, undated26:4
“Primary and General Election Results,” 1940 August 27-November 5Oversize Collections D8

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 Series II: City Councilman 1942

Box-folder
Correspondence, 1943 July 28-1945 January 5 and undated1:7
“City of San Diego Manager’s Report,” 1940-19421:8
“City of San Diego Manager’s Annual Report” and bimonthly reports, 1943 September 13-1944 December 181:9
Salary changes for city officials, 1943 January 5-March 161:10
Resolution No. 71619: City Employees in the Event of War, 1940 June 18-1943 August 281:11
“League of California Cities – 45th Annual (War and Post-War) Conference,” 1943 October 19-211:12
Pension controversy, Firemen and Policemen, 1942 January 19-1945 March 5 and undated1:13
Police Department records, 1943 April 29-May 131:14
“Report on the San Diego Area by the Subcommittee of the Naval Affairs Committee Appointed to Investigate Congestion in Critical War Production Areas,” 1943 May 31:15
War Housing, Disposition of, 1942 December 25-1943 April 261:16
War Recreation Coordination Council: Mission Hills-Hillcrest, 1941 July-1942 May1:17
Water supply issues, 1936 March 30-1944 September 11:18
“De Graff Austin City Councilman” badge, undated1:19

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 Series III: San Diego City-County Camp Commission

Box-folder
Administrative documents, 1943 March 29-1972 January 5 and undated

Includes: Ordinances; Rules and Regulations; “Proposed Transfer of San Diego City-County Camp Commission Program to the Board of Education, San Diego County.”

1:20
Meeting agendas, 1968 August 21-1972 May 311:21
Meeting minutes, 1967 May 3-1969 August 201:22
Meeting minutes, 1969 October 15-1972 June 301:23
Financial reports and budgets, 1967 April-1971 June and undated2:1
Financial statements, 1968 May 9-1970 May 312:2
Financial statements, 1970 January 31-April 3026:5
Financial statements, 1970 June 30-October 312:3
Correspondence, 1945 January 8-1968 February 202:4
Correspondence, 1968 March 14-1969 July 292:5
Correspondence, 1969 September 24-December 302:6
Correspondence, 1970 January 13-October 292:7
Correspondence, 1971 November 4-1973 November 2 and undated2:8
Correspondence: “Classroom Out-of-Doors,” 1969 May 6-June 42:9
Report and study, undated

Includes: “Report of the Civic Recreation Committee Appointed”; “Study of the City-County Camp Commission and Camp Cuyamaca in San Diego County” (3 copies).

2:10
Ground Breaking Ceremony: list of attendees, 1968 February 28-June 26

Includes: Governing Board; Camp Cuyamaca attendees; Camp Palomar attendees.

2:11
Ground Breaking Ceremony: correspondence, 1968 May 29-June 25 and undated2:12
Dedication of Palomar Mountain Camp and Camp Cuyamaca, 1969

Includes: “Welcome to the Dedication of Palomar Mt. Camp and Camp Cuyamaca” (program); Camp Cuyamaca Dedication Sign (in Oversize Collections D8).

3:1
Camp information, 1968 and undated

Includes: “Outdoor Education Program”; Camp Cuyamaca map and activities chart; Palomar Mountain Camp map.

3:2
Camp rosters and schedules, 1969-1971

Includes: Camp Cuyamaca; Camp Marston; Palomar Mountain Camp.

3:3
Resident programs data and camp demographics, 1966-19703:4
“Camp News” (newsletter), 1949 November 93:5
Newspaper articles, 1968 Feburary 29-1969 May 193:6
Camp job advertisements, 1970 January 27

Includes: Camp Maintenance Supervisor; Camp Maintenance Man.

3:7
Miscellanea, undated

Includes: “Author’s Reception”; “Persons Attending November 20 Camp Tour”.

3:8

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 Series IV: First District County Supervisor 1945 Campaign

Box-folder
Campaign documents, 1944 May 16-June 12 and undated

Includes: Expenses; Notes; “Candidate’s Campaign Statement for Primary Election”; “Certificate of Election”; “Come In, Meet Your New Supervisor” (in Oversize Collections D8).

3:9

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 Series V: First District County Supervisor 1949 Campaign

Box-folder
“Certificate of Election,” 1948 June 183:10
Re-election literature, 1948 April 8 and undated3:11

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 Series VI: First District County Supervisor 1945-1949

Box-folder
Correspondence, 1944 June 16-1948 August 313:12
Correspondence, 1948 September 7-1949 June 10 and undated3:13
Building for State and County activities, 1949 April 123:14
Invitations, 1947-19493:15
Invitations: “Crucero ‘La Argentina,'” 19483:16
Event programs, 1947-1948

Includes: “County Supervisors Association of California Annual Meeting – Combined Program”; “Celebrating the Opening of the Palomar Observatory”; “Annual Dinner Dance in Honor of Commandant and Flag Officers and General Officers of the United States Armed Forces in the San Diego Area”.

3:17

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 Series VII: Collector of U.S. Customs 1949

Box-folder
Appointment as Collector of Customs by the President, 1949 May 43:18
Employees of the U.S. Customs Service, 1950 December 12 and undated3:19
Rules and Regulations, Employee, 1943 January 2-1951 September 193:20
Correspondence, 1949 May 18-1950 June 303:21
Correspondence, 1950 July 6-1951 June 203:22
Correspondence, 1951 July-December3:23
Correspondence, 1952 January 14-July 18 and undated4:1
Correspondence: Customs appointment, 1948 June 8-1950 June 7 and undated4:2
Daily memos and office memorandum, 1950 March 13-1952 March 174:3
Agriculture Extension Service, 1949-19504:4
Allotment operations, 1950 September 22-1952 March 7

Includes: “Automobile Road Map of Lower California” (in Oversize Collections D8).

4:5
Automobiles, offical, 1951 October-1952 March4:6
Aviation, 1949 January 22-1952 March 11 and undated

Includes: “Petition for Having Port of Entry at Brown Field”.

4:7
Balboa Bowl, Mexican Independence Day, 1950 July 25-September 134:8
Ballast Point – Wharf, 1949 September 29-1950 July 18 and undated

Includes: “Department of the Army: Permit to other Federal Government Department or Agency to Use Property on Fort Rosecrans Military Reservation” (in Oversize Collections D8); “Harbor Defenses of San Diego: Lower Cantonment Detail Site Plan” (in Oversize Collections D8); “Map of San Diego Bay” (in Oversize Collections D8).

4:9
Boat clearances, 1950 August 21-1952 January 24:10
Boys’ Club of San Diego, 1944-19504:11
Boy Scouts of America, 1951 March 23 and undated4:12
British Consulate, 1950 January-November4:13
Bureau of Customs, Treasury Department, 1949 November 14-1951 September 4 and undated4:14
Cancer Drive, 1951 March 21-May 16 and undated4:15
Commissioner of Customs visit, 1950 March 10-June 234:16
Community Chest, 1951 December 5-1952 January 4 and undated4:17
Conference of Collectors of Customs, 1949 October-1950 October and undated4:18
Consular Service, 1949 August 18-1951 August 94:19
Customhouse Broker’s License Examination, 1951 October 244:20
Customhouse Office Entrance, 1950 July 17-November 204:21
Customs Office, 1950 May 1-1951 January 31 and undated4:22
Exports, articles, 1949-1952

Includes: “Customs Information for Exporters to the United States”; Statistics.

4:23
Fishing and hunting in Mexicali Consular District, 1949 August 18-1951 March 304:24
Fulbright Program, 1949 November 30-December 275:1
“Harding College Letter,” 1951 December-1952 February5:2
Hayton, Arthur, 1951 May 23-245:3
Imported, Customs, articles, 1946 January 30-1951 September 7 and undated5:4
International Four States Highway Association, 1949 June 24-1950 November 175:5
Investigation of Complaint, 1950 September 22-October 205:6
Junior Achievement of San Diego, 1950 January 13-1951 May 75:7
Marine Services – Captain Edmin P. LeMay and Associates, 1949 December 7 and undated5:8
Martinolich Shipbuilding Company, 1948 July 8-August 175:9
McKinnon, Honorable Clinton D., 1946 March 22-1951 December 31 and undated5:10
Military Service – District No. 25 Military Status Report, 1950 August 35:11
National Production Authority, 1951 January 10-135:12
Pacific Coast Federal Regional Council, 1950 December 145:13
Pacific Coast Government Management Conference, 1949 December 7-85:14
Performance budget items, 1951 June 3-November 195:15
Price Stabilization, Office of, 1951 April 65:16
Public Administration, The American Society of, 1950 February 24-1951 March 135:17
Public Buildings – Customs Property, 1948 July 15-1952 February 45:18
Public schools, 1951 September 275:19
Public Works, Department of, 1948-19495:20
Questionnaire, English-Spanish for Custom and Immigration Employees, 1942 March 115:21
Reorganization Plan for the Bureau of Customs, 1952 January 15-April 22 and undated5:22
Research Service Bureau, 1950 June 205:23
Savings bonds, undated5:24
Screening: “Manual for Instruction of Inspectors having Dual Designations for the Preliminary Screening of Traffic at Border Ports,” 1949 September 85:25
Seizure reports, 1949 October 17-1952 January 85:26
Seizures – narcotics, 1940 April 18-1952 February 5 and undated5:27
Seizures – vehicles, 1950 February 15-September 55:28
Supervisors’ Handbook on Performance Ratings, 1951 September5:29
Tijuana Chamber of Commerce, 1949 November 235:30
Transactions, 1946 July 1-1947 September 2 and undated

Includes: Reports; “Statistics on Entry Transactions During the Pre-War Years 1936 to 1939 and During the Fiscal Years 1940 to 1945” (in Oversize Collections D8).

5:31
Travel instructions and regulations, 1948 July 6-1951 May 10 and undated

Includes: “Standardized Government Travel Regulations”.

5:32
United Nations, 1951 October 5-1952 March 25 and undated5:33
Water development and problems, 1949 September-1950 February and undated5:34
Women’s Transcontinental Air Race, 1950-1951 and undated6:1
Work Simplificaiton Program, 1949 June 17-1950 February 13 and undated6:2
World Progress Exposition, 1950 March 1-July 256:3
Newspaper articles, 1949 January 4-1951 May 8 and undated6:4
Miscellanea, 1950 October 18-1952 February 13 and undated

Includes: Kiwanis International Guest Speaker Acknowledgments; American Relief for Korea, “Clothes for Korea” Campaign; Notes on Notecard.

6:5

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 Series VIII: Democratic Nominee for Representative in Congress for the 30th California District 1952 Campaign (unsuccessful)

Box-folder
Correspondence, 1952 March 26-August 306:6
Correspondence, 1952 September 5-October 316:7
Correspondence, 1952 November 3-December 13 and undated6:8
Finances, 1952 March 27-November 30

Includes: “Candidates Campaign Statements”; Financial Contributions.

6:9
Finances: “Republicans for Austin Committee,” 1952 April 24-September 106:10
Finances: “Republicans for Austin Committee,” 1952 April 16-June 3026:6
Election contributors, 1952 April 29 and undated6:11
Post-election contributors, 1952 November 7-27 and undated6:12
“Prospective Petition Signers,” undated6:13
Democratic National Committee documents, 1946-1952 and undated6:14
Democratic National Committee documents, 1952 and undated6:15
Biographical documents for campaign, undated

Includes: “Public Office and Official Services”; “Volunteer Civic Services”.

6:16
Campaign literature and materials, 1952 April 21-October 15 and undated6:17
Campaign literature and materials, 1952 October26:7
KFMB-TV appearance, 19526:18
Speech materials, 1952 and undated7:1
Speech materials, 1952 and undated7:2
Speech materials, 1952 and undated7:3
Election results by precinct, 1952Oversize Collections D8
Miscellanea, 1950-1952 and undated

Includes: Austin’s notes; Leslie Gehres 1950 Congressional Campaign documents.

7:4

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 Series IX: Fourth District County Supervisor 1954 Campaign

Box-folder
Correspondence, 1953 December 5-1954 November 157:5
Finances, 1954 April 8-November 2 and undated7:6
“Austin for Supervisor” Committee meeting minutes and notes, 1954 February 15-May 18 and undated7:7
Advertisements and literature, 1952-1954

Includes: “Elect Austin for Supervisor” (in Oversize Collections D8); Images of Austin (in Oversize Collections D8); “Dan Rossi Subpoenaed” (in Oversize Collections D8).

7:8
Newspaper plate advertisements, undated7:9
Newsletter advertisements, 1954 June-October26:8
Press releases, 1954 March 16-November 17:10
Speech material, 1954 and undated

Includes: “Population, Assessed Valuation, and State Exemptions”; “Social Action News-Letter”; “Speech Notes and Drafts”; “Assessor’s Map of Non-taxable Lands in San Diego County, Calif.” (in Oversize Collections D8).

7:11
Speech material, undated26:9
Election results, 1954 August 19-November 2

Includes: “Primary Results”; “Final Results – Precincts Lost in General Election of November 2, 1954”.

Oversize Collections D8
Scrapbook (unbound), 195426:10
Photographs, 1950 June and undated7:12
Miscellanea, 1948-1954 and undated

Includes: Veterans for Clean Goverment Committee members and meeting notes; Dan Rossi resignation due to lewd conduct.

7:13

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 Series X: Fourth District County Supervisor 1958 Campaign

Box-folder
Correspondence, 1956 October 16-1958 June 27 and undated8:1
Campaign Committee, 1958 March 24-May 19

Includes: “Prospective Campaign Committee Members”; Committee of 1000 meeting minutes.

8:2
Petitions, 19588:3
Advertisements, 1958 and undated8:4
Advertisement: “Re-elect ‘De’ Austin 4th District Supervisor – ‘Honest, Able, On the Job!” 1958 May 2626:11
Publicity materials, 1958 May 23-30 and undated8:5
Press releases, 1958 April 14-June 28:6
Opponent information, 1958 June and undated8:7
Speech material and notes, 1957 August-1958 June and undated8:8
Election results, 1958 June and undated

Includes: “Certificate of Election”; Election Precinct Results (in Oversize Collections D8).

8:9
Photographs of advertisements, undated8:10

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 Series XI: Fourth District County Supervisor 1962 Campaign

Box-folder
Speech material, 1957 August 23-1960 November 18 and undated8:11
Speech material, 1960 February 2-1961 November 24 and undated8:12
“Official Returns – Direct Primary Election – June 5, 1962” (news bulletin) 1962 June8:13

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 Series XII: Fourth District County Supervisor 1966 Campaign

Box-folder
Correspondence, 1966 January 20-June 14 and undated8:14
Finances, 1966 April 4-October 16 and undated

Includes: “Candidate’s Campaign Statement” (financial); Invoices.

8:15
Candidacy information, 1966 March 31-June 7 and undated

Includes: “Supervisor De Graff Austin Seeks Re-Election”; “Candidate’s Statement of Qualifications”; “COPE Questionnaire for Candidates”.

8:17
Opponent information, 1966 June 7 and undated9:1
Speech material, 1968 February 5-July 9 and undated9:2
Election results, 1966 May 2-July 7 and undated9:3
Newsletter: “California USA the Greatest State. In the Best Nation. On Earth,” undated26:12

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 Series XIII: Fourth District County Supervisor 1954-1970

Box-folder
Appointment book, 1962 January 2-December 289:4
“Airport Commission,” 1961 July 21-1964 February 259:5
“Airport Commission,” 1964 March 17-1967 December 79:6
“Airports, County,” 1963 November 12-1964 April 27 and undated9:7
“Assessor,” 1962 January 24-1967 August 239:8
“Board of Supervisors: Awards to County Employees – Austin at Presentations,” 1969 April-August and undated

Includes: “San Diego City and county Urban Coalition”; “Suggestion Awards Committee – Money Makers of the Month”; “Golf Club News”; “San Diego County Employee’s Association – Explorador”.

9:9
“Board of Supervisors – General Correspondence,” 1952 OCtober 27-1966 January 79:10
“Board of Supervisors – General Correspondence,” 1966 January-April9:11
“Board of Supervisors – General Correspondence,” 1966 May 2-319:12
“Board of Supervisors – General Correspondence,” 1966 June 7-December 29

Includes: “District #1, District #2, District #3 Registration 9/66,” November 28, 1966 (in Oversize Collections D8).

10:1
“Board of Supervisors – General Correspondence,” 1967 March 2-1969 June 2310:2
“Board of Supervisors – General Correspondence,” 1969 July 10-December 3010:3
“Board of Supervisors – General Correspondence,” 1970 January 6-March 910:4
“Board of Supervisors – General Correspondence,” 1970 March 12-April 3010:5
“Board of Supervisors – General Correspondence,” 1970 May 5-2210:6
“Board of Supervisors – General Correspondence,” 1970 May 25-August 1110:7
“Board of Supervisors – General Correspondence,” 1970 August 12-September 3010:8
“Board of Supervisors – General Correspondence,” 1970 September 30-November 2010:9
“Board of Supervisors – General Correspondence,” 1970 November 23-December 2911:1
“Board of Supervisors – General Correspondence,” 1971 January 8-1979 July 17 and undated11:2
“Board of Supervisors – Miscellany,” 1949-1969

Includes: “Award of Merit by the American National Red Cross in Recognition of Loyal Service”; “Outstanding Citizen of the Day by KSON Radio” (certificate); “Governor Sawyer’s Remarks”; “General Election – Official Result of Vote Cast”; “Minutes – California Council on Criminal Justice”; “Fuel Control as a Method of Emission Control in the Basin Proposal”; “San Diego County California: News and Views” (newsletter); “1969 Seating Arrangement in Board Chamber”; “Monthly Salary Rates of Officials of California Counties, October 1, 1969” (in Oversize Collections D8).

11:3
“Board of Supervisors – Miscellany,” 1970-1972 and undated

Includes: “Practical Joke Ignites Row” (newspaper clipping and flyers); “Fifty Young Missionaries Active for Christ in the San Diego Area” (newspaper article); “1970 San Diego County Grand Jury”; “Facts About San Diego County”; Photos of Boy Scouts Ceremony; “Relationship of Organizational Structure and Flow of Advice”.

11:4
“Board of Supervisors,” undated11:5
“Board of Supervisors’ Offices – Construction,” 1966 November 4-1970 February 211:6
“Board of Supervisors’ Offices – Construction,” 1970 February 11-July 15 and undated11:7
“Board of Supervisors – Photos,” 1962-1970 and undated

Includes: “Moyers-Austin Award”; “Planting Jacaranda Tree, Hotel del Coronado”.

11:8
“Board of Supervisors – Salaries,” 1956 January-1965 November and undated11:9
“Board Vacancy – Applications for Seat of Supervisor Cozens [Confidential],” 1969 November-December11:10
“Board Vacancy – Applications for Seat of Supervisor Cozens [Confidential],” 1969 December 19-20 and undated11:11
“Board Vacancy – Recommendations for Einer May [Confidential],” 1969 December 10-30 and undated12:1
“Board Vacancy – Recommendations for Post [Confidential],” 1969 December 10-18

Includes: List of Applicants; Recommendations for Al Hogan, Sidney M. Shaw, Robert C. Frazee, and James E. Downing.

12:2
“Board Vacancy – Recommendations for Post [Confidential],” 1969 December 19-1970 February 212:3
“Budget,” 1967 June 12-1968 August 2912:4
“California – Governor,” 1958 December 11-1969 March 2112:5
“California – Legislation,” 1957 January 22-1960 January 1212:6
“California – Legislation,” 1961 May 1-1964 December 2912:7
“California – Legislation,” 1965 January 18-November 15 and undated12:8
“California – Legislation,” 1965 November 23-1967 May 2412:9
“California – Legislation,” 1967 May 31-1968 September 1812:10
“California – State of: Part 1,” 1956 June 20-1958 May 613:1
“California – State of: Part 1,” 1958 May 6 and undated

Includes: Map of “Palomar Mountain State Park Proposed Additions, Project No. 6028” included in correspondence dated May 6, 1958.

26:13
“California – State of: Part 1,” 1958 July 24-1960 September 613:2
“California – State of: Part 2,” 1958-1965 and undated

Includes: “California State Senatorial District 1958 Population” from State Senatorial Districts Study, June 10, 1959 (in Oversize Collections D8); “California Tentative Senate Reapportionment” from State Senatorial Districts Study, June 10, 1959 (in Oversize Collections D8).

13:3
“City-County Correspondence – Warner’s Conference,” 1969 June 2-September 513:4
“City-County Correspondence – Warner’s Conference,” 1969 September 15-1970 February 2513:5
“Civil Service,” 1962 September 11-1965 September 1613:6
“Congratulations,” 1968 February 8-December 2313:7
“County Supervisors Assocation,” 1959 September 25-1969 October 1013:8
“Courts,” 1965 June 9-September 1613:9
“Cultural Heritage Commission and Heritage Park,” 1969 December 30-1971 January 2513:10
“Defense,” 1955 September 7-1965 August 24

Includes: “A Report of the Study and an Analysis of the County-Wide Civil Defense and Disaster Organization”; “Civil Defense Evacuation Plan, September 7, 1955: Evacuation Routes for Civil Defense, City of San Diego and Vicinity” (in Oversize Collections D8).

13:11
“Economic Opportunity Commission,” 1967 October 9-1970 January 2913:12
“Employees – County Employees, Association, etc.,” 1962 September 25-1965 December 213:13
Event programs, 1949-1966 and undated13:14
“Fiesta del Pacifico,” 1955-1957 and undated13:15
“Fire Prevention,” 1954 February 26-1966 October 1814:1
“Fire Prevention,” 1966 November 15-1967 June 914:2
“Greenbelt Proposal for North County,” 1970 February 2-September 10 and undated14:3
“Health,” 1964 February 5-1966 August 2414:4
“Health,” 1966 October 3-1967 December 2714:5
“Historical,” 1955 August 23-1962 May 3114:6
“Historical,” 1962 June 13-1966 May 2314:7
“Historical,” 1968 October 9-1969 June 914:8
“Historical,” 1969 July 23-1970 October 1 and undated14:9
“Historical – Witch Creek School,” 1968 October 18-1970 September 214:10
“Honor Camps,” 1955 March 21-1962 December 1815:1
“Honor Camps,” 1964 July 28-1965 April 23

Includes: Correspondence from De Graff Austin to Surman, March 18, 1965: “How an Archaic, Brutal Practice Wastes the Lives of Millions of Men and Women – Should We Jail Alcoholics?, February 14, 1965” (in Oversize Collections D8).

15:2
“Honor Camps – Women,” 1964 October 2615:3
“Honor Camps – Women,” 1964 November 24-1965 March 15 and undated15:4
“Hospital Administration,” 1962 July 17-1965 February 1015:5
“Human Relations Commission,” 1969 September 3-October 715:6
“Human Relations Commission,” 1969 October 8-November 25 and undated15:7
“Invitations,” 1962 August 4-1966 August 3115:8
“Invitations,” 1966 September 6-October 3115:9
“Invitations,” 1966 November 1-December 2815:10
“Invitations,” 1967 January 6-June 1215:11
“Invitations,” 1967 July 12-1968 April 1115:12
“Invitations,” 1968 May 1-November 18 and undated16:1
“Juvenile Justice Commission (Miscellaneous),” 1961-1967

Includes: “Members Juvenile Justice Commission 1967”; “Juvenile Procedure Flow Chart”; “San Diego Police Department Juvenile Division – Monthly Report”.

16:2
“Juvenile Justice Commission (Miscellaneous),” 196716:3
“Juvenile Justice Commission (Miscellaneous),” 1968 and undated16:4
“Marston Plaque,” 1957 November 20-1959 July 616:5
“Mexico Trade Mission by Chamber of Commerce,” 1969 March 5-April 1 and undated16:6
“Mexico Trade Mission by Chamber of Commerce – Newspaper Clippings” (Spanish), 1969

Includes: “Hello! Ensenada,” April 19-25, 1969 (newspaper) (in Oversize Collections D8).

16:7
“Mexico Trade Mission by Chamber of Commerce – Pamphlets and Photos,” 196916:8
“Morgan, Kyle – Election Materials,” undated16:9
“Operation Intercept,” 1969 September 23-December 2316:10
“Pendleton House,” 1961 April 13-1968 November 1216:11
“Personal,” 1957 January 3-1969 December 18

Includes: Correspondence from De Graff Austin to Steel, July 29, 1969: “Street Map of San Francisco” (in Oversize Collections D8).

16:12
“Personal,” 1970 February 15-November 30 and undated16:13
“Planned Parenthood,” 1964 August 18-1970 January 22

Includes: Resolutions and hearings on Planned Parenthood.

17:1
“Planned Parenthood,” 1970 January 23-March 31 and undated17:2
“Planned Parenthood – Letters in Favor of Birth Control Information,” 1970 Feburary 6-March 2317:3
“Planned Parenthood – Letters Against Birth Control Information,” 1970 February 2-March 1617:4
“Planning Advisory Committee – Agenda,” 1965-196617:5
“Planning Advisory Committee – Agenda,” 196617:6
“Planning Advisory Committee – Agenda,” 196617:7
“Planning Advisory Committee – Minutes, Regional and Planning Boundaries,” 196517:8
“Planning Advisory Committee – Correspondence,” 1965 October 29-1967 July 1217:9
“Planning Advisory Committee – Misc.,” 1965-196617:10
“Political,” 1962 January 19-1969 February 27 and undated17:11
“Publicity,” 1968 August 5-1969 November 2317:12
“Recommendations, Introductions, and Employment [Restricted],” 1949 May 7-1970 November 617:13
“Registrar of Voters, County of San Diego – Precinct and Polls Division,” 1956 June 626:14
“Registrar of Voters,” 1956 June 14-1965 November 117:14
“Retirement,” 1954 December 30-1957 August 1318:1
“Retirement,” 1957 September 3-1958 October 718:2
“Retirement,” 1959 January 21-1960 May 26

Includes: Correspondence to “Employees Who Voted to Integrate Social Security with Their County Employees’ Retirement” from “San Diego County Employee’s Retirement System,” March 9, 1959 (in Oversize Collections D8).

18:3
“Rock Festival (Park)/Hippie Park Proposal,” 1970 August 26-September 818:4
“Salaries” (For County Officials), 1957-195818:5
“Salaries” (For County Officials), 1959-1970 and undated18:6
“Salary Hearing Papers,” 1970 May 20-27 and undated18:7
“Southern California Aviation Council, Inc.,” 1961 November 20-1963 April 2218:8
“Southern California Aviation Council, Inc.,” 1963 June 18-1965 January 818:9
“Southern California Aviation Council, Inc.,” 1965 February 9-1966 March 21 and undated18:10
“Southern Empire Regional Association of County Supervisors – (Austin),” 1958 May 2-1965 July 22

Includes: “California State Senatorial Districts 1958 Population” from correspondence to Senate Reapportionment Committee Members, August 24, 1959 (in Oversize Collections D8); “California Tentative Senate Reapportionment” from correspondence to Senate Reapportionment Committee Members, August 24, 1959 (in Oversize Collections D8).

19:1
“Sports Arena,” 1969 June 30-November 12

Includes: “Area Organizational Structure, August 1969, Exhibit I” from correspondence to Board of Supervisors from Chief Administrative Officer, August 22, 1969 (in Oversize Collections D8).

19:2
“Sports Arena,” 1969 November 21-1970 February 2119:3
“Sports Arena,” 1970 February 26-March 19 and undated19:4
“Tax Matters,” 1954-195919:5
“Tax Matters,” 1959-196519:6
“Trailer and Mobile Home Park Committee,” 1969 January 21-November 719:7
“Trailer and Mobile Home Park Committee – Exhibits” (Exhibits 1-5), 1968-197019:8
“Trailer and Mobile Home Park Committee – Exhibits” (Exhibits 6-10), 1968-197019:9
“Trapping Program,” 1970 February 16-April 2919:10
“Trapping Program,” 1970 May 8-July 6 and undated19:11
“Travel,” expense claims and receipts, 1955 January 18-1956 May 3119:12
“Travel,” expense claims and receipts, 1956 August 7-December 1219:13
“Travel,” expense claims and receipts, 1957 January 17-November 2720:1
“Travel,” expense claims and receipts, 1958 January 21-December 2320:2
“Travel,” expense claims and receipts, 1959 January 12-June 3020:3
“Travel,” expense claims and receipts, 1959 August 27-December 820:4
“Travel,” expense claims and receipts, 1960 January 13-November 2320:5
“Travel,” expense claims and receipts, 1961 January 23-December 1120:6
“Travel,” expense claims and receipts, 1962 January 10-May 2320:7
“Travel,” expense claims and receipts, 1962 June 13-December 1420:8
“Travel,” expense claims and receipts, 1963 January 4-December 3020:9
“Travel,” expense claims and receipts, 1964 January 23-December 420:10
“Travel,” expense claims and receipts, 1965 February 5-December 3120:11
“Travel,” expense claims and receipts, 1966 January 11-November 2320:12
“Travel,” expense claims and receipts, 1967 March 14-December 1820:13
“Travel,” expense claims and receipts, 1968 February 7-December 1621:1
“Travel,” expense claims and receipts, 1969 January 14-May 2021:2
“Travel,” expense claims and receipts, 1969 July 7-November 1821:3
“Travel,” expense claims and receipts, 1970 January 13-June 821:4
“Travel,” expense claims and receipts, 1970 July 13-December 721:5
“Travel Program,” 1958 October 21-1962 June 11

Includes: Travel Plans; Travel Information by Department – Budget and Expenses.

21:6
“Two Hundredth Anniversary,” 1966 June 29-1969 May 1321:7
“Two Hundredth Anniversary,” 1969 May 22-December 3 and undated21:8
“U.S. Government,” 1955 April 26-1957 December 16

Includes: “Palomar District, Cleveland National Forest, 1958” (in Oversize Collections D8); “Descanso District, Cleveland National Forest, 1958” (in Oversize Collections D8).

21:9
“U.S. Government,” 1958 January 21-1959 December 1021:10
“U.S. Government,” 1960 May 27-1965 September 7 and undated21:11
“Water – ‘Don’t Waste Water Campaign,'” 1957 January 2-1958 January 621:12
“Watershed Resources Committee,” 1965 September 22-1967 August 1721:13
“Watershed Resources Committee,” 1967 August 21-November 622:1
“Watershed Resources Committee,” 1967 November 7-December 1922:2
“Watershed Resources Committee,” 1967 December 20-1968 April 122:3
“Water – State Plan,” 1957 January 24-1967 August 7 and undated22:4
“Welfare Administration,” 1961 November 21-1963 May 2922:5
“Welfare Administration,” 1963 June 14-1965 December 1022:6
“Welfare Cases,” 1964 September 4-1965 October 1922:7
“Welfare Cases,” 1965 November 10-1966 May 2522:8
“Whaley House,” 1964 July 7-1966 August 2922:9
“Whaley House,” 1966 November 9-1969 February 2622:10
“Whaley House Bed Spread (Original Title: ‘Historical – Whaley House’),” 1966 September 28-1969 September 30 and undated22:11
“Whaley House – Citizens Advisory Committee for Restoration,” 1956 August 31-1958 November 2623:1
“Whaley House – Citizens Advisory Committee for Restoration,” 1959 January 8-April 2823:2
“Whaley House – Citizens Advisory Committee for Restoration,” 1959 May 14-November 1023:3
“Whaley House – Citizens Advisory Committee for Restoration,” 1960 January 6-1962 June 2723:4

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 Series XIV: Activities and Affiliations

Box-folder
Centennial Celebration: general information, undated

Includes: “San Diego City and County Centennial Celebration” – Fact Sheet; “Subjects for Discourses on San Diego County Historical Days Association”.

23:5
Centennial Celebration: meeting agendas and minutes, 1950 April 28-September 2723:6
Centennial Celebration: finances, 1950 October 3-December 13 and undated23:7
Centennial Celebration: correspondence, 1950 March 27-1951 March 23 and undated23:8
Centennial Celebration: Pageant, undated

Includes: “Serafina” Synopsis; Pageant Script (2 copies).

23:9
Centennial Celebration: Pageant, undated

Includes: Pageant Script (partial copy).

23:10
Centennial Celebration: miscellanea, 1950 August 1 and undated

Includes: Austin’s notes; “Old San Diego” Pamphlets; Centennials Commission Programs; Centennial Committee of Los Angeles Letterhead.

23:11
Flag Raising Ceremony, 1946 July 5-1949 July 30

Includes: Correspondence; “100th Anniversary of the Raising of Old Glory” (programs); Event schedule for the 103rd Anniversary; “Historic Flag Raising, Los Angeles” (program).

23:12
Freemasons, 1948 July 14-1954 October 3 and undated

Includes: “Masonic Fellowship Breakfast” (program).

23:13
Men’s Democratic Club, 1950 September 25-1953 January 8 and undated

Includes: 1950 Membership Roster; “The Democrat” (newsletter).

24:1
Native Sons of the Golden West, 1946-1968

Includes: De Graff Austin “Deputy Grand President” certification card.

24:2
Phi Kappa Gamma Fraternity: Secretarial records, 1915-1918

Includes: Rules and By-Laws; Pledges; List of All Active and Inactive Members; Disposition of Prospective Members.

24:3
Phi Kappa Gamma Fraternity: “Record of Minutes of Regular Meetings,” 1916 February 18-1920 July 1024:4
Phi Kappa Gamma Fraternity: correspondence with the Grand Master, 1915 December 1-1917 May 1724:5
Phi Kappa Gamma Fraternity: correspondence with the General Secretary, 1915 November 23-1917 May 324:6
Phi Kappa Gamma Fraternity: correspondence with the General Secretary, 1917 May 8-1918 February 1324:7
Phi Kappa Gamma Fraternity: correspondence with the General Secretary, 1918 February 15-1921 April 2124:8
Phi Kappa Gamma Fraternity: general correspondence, 1915 May 17-1916 December 924:9
Phi Kappa Gamma Fraternity: general correspondence, 1917 January 8-1920 May 1124:10
San Diego High School, Class of 1913 50th Annual Reunion, 1962 December-1968 April

Includes: Class Lists; Correspondence; Newspaper article.

24:11
Rotary Club of San Diego: administration, 1940-1968

Includes: List of Committees; “Charge by Jim Haugh to New Rotarians on November 21, 1968”.

24:12
Rotary Club of San Diego: correspondence, 1943 April-1949 December24:13
Rotary Club of San Diego: correspondence, 1950 January 3-May 3124:14
Rotary Club of San Diego: correspondence, 1950 June-1952 July and undated24:15
Rotary Club of San Diego: newsletters and programs, 1947 October-1952 November

Includes: “The Rotary Club of San Diego Honors H. De Graff Austin at the Close of His Year as President” (program).

24:16
Rotary Club of San Diego: “Rotary Past Presidents” photograph, 196925:1
Rotary Club of San Diego: miscellanea, 1943 October 7 and undated

Includes: “Visiting Rotarian” postcard; “Preservation of the American Private Enterprise System” (pamphlet); “Idealism in Industry” (essay).

25:2
San Diego Rowing Club: history, by-laws, and rules, 1888-1961

Includes: “San Diego Rowing Club 1888-1947” History; “San Diego Rowing Club Rules” (in Oversize Collections D8); “Mission Bay Aquatic Park – Operating Rules and Regulations” (2 copies) (in Oversize Collections D8).

25:3
San Diego Rowing Club: member rosters, 1907-195725:4
San Diego Rowing Club: meetings and reports, 1958 February 11-1969 February 1125:5
San Diego Rowing Club: finances and leases, 1941 August 25-1961 May 1

Includes: Mission Bay bond issue information.

25:6
San Diego Rowing Club: correspondence, 1942 January 8-1971 July 2325:7
San Diego Rowing Club: Mission Bay development correspondence, 1955 May 23-1962 January 1725:8
San Diego Rowing Club: Mission Bay development plans, 1958 April 7-1961 September 15

Includes: “West-East Section Thru Property” (blueprint) (in Oversize Collections D8); “Club House Comparative Areas” (blueprint) (in Oversize Collections D8); “Plot Plan” (blueprint) (in Oversize Collections D8); “San Diego Rowing Club Mission Bay Park – Calif.” (blueprint) (in Oversize Collections D8).

25:9
San Diego Rowing Club: Mission Bay development plans, 1959 June 26-1961 September 15

Includes: “Plot Plan”: “Club House Comparative Areas”.

26:15
San Diego Rowing Club: events, 1948 June 20-1970 May 28

Includes: “Pacific Association of Amateur Oarsmen Regatta” (programs); “Women’s Outdoor Swimming and Diving Championships” (program); “PAAC Rowing Championships” information; “Old Timer’s Dinner – De Graff Austin, Honor Guest” (flyer).

25:10
San Diego Rowing Club: “Red and White Log of the San Diego Rowing Club” (newsletter), 1958 February25:11
San Diego Rowing Club: newspaper articles, 1957 November 15-1971 February 2125:12
San Diego Rowing Club: Austin’s notes, 1956 April 22-1961 December 13 and undated25:13
San Diego Rowing Club: miscellanea, 1949 June 12-16 and undated

Includes: Austin’s name badge for “40th Annual Convention – Rotary International”; “San Diego Rowing Club Nominations”; San Diego Rowing Club letterhead.

25:14
University Christian Church: administration and finances, 1950-1952 and undated25:15
University Christian Church: correspondence, 1949 April 12-1951 October 29 and undated25:16
University Christian Church: “Laymans Sunday” message and notes, 1950 March 29-1965 October 17 and undated25:17
University Christian Church: pamphlets, newsletters, and newspaper articles, 1950 April 11-1970 April 2025:18
University Christian Church: newsletter, 1951 February 2826:16

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 Series XV: Personal Papers

Box-folder
Autobiography and resumes, 1949 and undated25:19
Pilot’s license, 1933 June 3025:20
Real Estate Broker license correspondence, 1953 February 24-March 2025:21
Real Estate Broker license instructions and forms, undated25:22
Austin Family Association of America, 1964 February-August25:23

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