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Photograph Collection

Containing over 2.5 million images, the Photograph Collection is of regional, national and international significance. This vast collection allows for in-depth examination into the rapidly changing cultural, political and social mores of the region and insight into the people and the environment of San Diego from the late 19th,  20th, and early 21st century. Photographs can be purchased at www.photossandiego.org. To see a selection from our collection go to Online Resources.

 

Object Collection

The Object Collection consists of four main collection areas: Costume and Textiles, Decorative Arts, Fine Arts, and Objects of Daily Life.

 

Document Archives

The Research Library is also home to our Document Archives which hold a diverse array of historical documents: books, public records, maps, scrapbooks, unpublished manuscripts, document and manuscript collections, architectural records, newspapers and serials, biographical and subject files, oral history interviews, and ephemera. To see a selection from our collection go to Online Resources.

Journal of San Diego History

The Journal of San Diego History is published quarterly by the San Diego History Center with the cooperation of the University of San Diego.
The Journal of San Diego History began publication in 1955, making it the city's longest running chronicle of history. Membership in the San Diego History Center includes a subscription to The Journal of San Diego History and the SDHC Times. All material in the print and on-line versions of The Journal of San Diego History is protected by copyright, © San Diego History Center.
Index to The Journal of San Diego History