MS 206 Audrey Oliver Collection

Summary Information

San Diego History Center Document Collection
Oliver, Audrey
Audrey Oliver Collection
MS 206
Date [inclusive]
0.25 Linear feet (1 box)
This collection consists of scrapbooks related to Audrey Oliver’s life at school and college as well as personal correspondence to herself and other family members.

Preferred Citation

Audrey Oliver Collection, MS 206, San Diego History Center Document Collection, San Diego, CA.

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Biographical / Historical Notes

Audrey Oliver was born in San Diego the daughter of Walter G. and Anna Oliver. She attended the Jefferson School and later Our Lady of Peace Academy graduating in 1935. She then attended San Diego State College (later known as San Diego State University) and studied to become a dietitian. She later enlisted in the military during WWII, serving as a dietician at several posts in the United States and the European and Pacific theaters, including North Africa, Naples, Okinawa and the 118th Hospital at Camp Callan in La Jolla. In 1986, the Our Lady of Peace Academy directory lists her as Mrs. George Gunterman of Santa Barbara.

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Scope and Content

This collection consists of a memory book covering Audrey Oliver’s time at Jefferson School and Our Lady of Peace Academy and a scrapbook covering 1929-1937. There are also loose scrapbook pages concerned with her time in the military and correspondence and invitations addressed to Audrey and her family.

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Collection is arranged by subject and chronologically.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

San Diego History Center Document Collection February 19, 2013

1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA, 92101

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The San Diego History Center (SDHC) holds the copyright to any unpublished materials.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 970626.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Amanda Hughes on February 19, 2013.

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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Related Materials

Separated Materials

Photographs previously separated to the SDHC Photograph Collection.

Programs, newslettlers, and ephemera previously separated to the SDHC Printed Materials and Ephemera Collections.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • California Pacific International Exposition (1935-1936 : San Diego, Calif.).
  • Danae (Ship).
  • Jefferson School (San Diego, Calif.).
  • Our Lady Peace High School (San Diego, Calif.).
  • San Diego State College.

Geographic Name(s)

  • Camp Callan (Calif.)
  • San Diego (Calif.)

Personal Name(s)

  • Oliver, Audrey
  • Oliver, George G.


  • Dietitians
  • Scrapbooks

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Collection Inventory

“My School-Day Autobiography,” 1917-1931

Scope and Content:

Contains signatures and notes from Audrey Oliver’s classmates at the Jefferson School and Our of Lady Peace Academy.

Scrapbook, 1929-1937

Scope and Content:

Contains newspaper clippings, programs, photographs and other ephemera pertaining to Audrey Oliver’s high school and college life.

Items of Interest:

Dance Card from social with the sailors on board the HMS Danae

Student season tickets to the 1935–1936 California Pacific International Exposition

Unbound scrapbook, 1938-1948

Scope and Content:

Loose scrapbook pages containing clippings and postcards related to Audrey Oliver’s post collegiate life including her time at Camp Callan.

Correspondence and invitations, 1924-1943


Letter to George G. Oliver from the County Board of Supervisors

Invitation to Miss Audrey Oliver to a dance from the officers of the HMS Danae

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