Changing Times for San Diego Women

Images from the Union-Tribune Photograph Collection, 1950-1955

March 01, 2008 – February 02, 2012

Featured in the exhibition are images representing women engaged in various occupations. Some images are representative of the era, such as women working in factories, banks, the military or with the Red Cross. Other images were chosen because they are unique to San Diego, including students at the Museum of Man and an animal psychologist at the San Diego Zoo. Additional images show women in extraordinary occupations, including a female bullfighter in Tijuana. This exhibition, Changing Times for San Diego Women: Images from the Union-Tribune Photograph Collection, 1950-1955, is now open in front of the Research Library and will remain of view through Fall 2005.

This exhibit celebrates and promotes the completion of the Guide to the San Diego Union-Tribune Photograph Collection, a finding aid for the extensive San Diego Union-Tribune Photograph Collection. This collection encompasses more than 150,000 images, taken by staff newspaper photographers between 1915 and 1957, and illustrates a vast range of subjects including local politics, transportation, housing and urban development, the tuna fishing industry and other business enterprises, and tourist attractions including the San Diego Zoo and San Diego’s 1915 and 1935 Expositions. The San Diego History Center was able to complete this project through a two-year matching grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).