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  1. Hall Family Papers and Sugar Plantation Records

    • Family papers and sugar plantation records (1709-1835) of the Hall family of England and Jamaica. The collection contains primary source material on 18th and early 19th century Jamaican plantation economy and culture.
    • Creation Date: 1709-1892
  2. William Bond Papers

    • Papers of William Bond (d. 1776), a Revolutionary Army officer from Massachusetts. Includes correspondence, orders, resolutions of the Massachusetts Provincial Congress, lists of officers and soldiers, and other documents related to Bond's regiment.
    • Creation Date: 1768-1883, bulk 1775-1776
  3. Chapman Family Correspondence and Other Documents

    • A small collection of family papers of American painter John Gadsby Chapman, consisting mostly of letters to Chapman from colleagues and associates, and correspondence with his son, Conrad Wise Chapman, who served in the Confederate army in the Civil War.
    • Creation Date: 1791-1898, bulk 1861-1865
  4. San Diego History

    • Selected materials documenting San Diego county, digitized from original postcards, photographs, correspondence, pamphlets and other materials held by UC San Diego Library.
    • Creation Date: circa 1800-1950
  5. Hubon Family Papers

    • The Hubon Family Papers contain the correspondence of San Diego early settler Frederick Hubon (1827-1882), and include letters from three generations of Hubons, in addition to transcriptions, genealogical notes, and a carte-de-visite portrait.
    • Creation Date: circa 1801-1966
  6. José Villegas Collection on Mining

    • Documents and photographs relating to silver mining operations in Mexico, principally Real del Monte and Pachuca during the periods of British (1824-1849) and Mexican (1849-1906) capitalization and management.
    • Creation Date: circa 1825-1983
  7. George Fearing Hollis Papers

    • Papers of George Fearing Hollis, Union Naval officer and United States Consul to Cape Town, South Africa from 1888-1893. The collection consists mainly of Civil War-era correspondence, manuscript memoirs, and documents regarding Hollis's tenure in Cape Town.
    • Creation Date: 1852-1903
  8. Charles Atwood Kofoid Papers

    • Photographs taken and collected by the University of California, Berkeley zoologist Charles Atwood Kofoid and his wife, Carrie Winter Kofoid. Subjects include the Kofoids; their families, friends and colleagues; travel; the 1904-1905 Albatross Expedition; and many freshwater and marine biological research stations.
    • Creation Date: circa 1860-1936
  9. Vermilion Family Correspondence

    • Correspondence of William F. Vermilion, a captain in the 36th Infantry Regiment of Iowa Volunteers during the American Civil War, and his wife, Mary Vermilion.
    • Creation Date: 1862-1865
  10. Ed Fletcher Papers

    • The papers of Ed Fletcher a noted San Diego land developer, civic leader, and member of the California State Senate.
    • Creation Date: 1870-1955, bulk 1920-1950
  11. Scripps Institution of Oceanography Letters, Clippings, Ships' Logs

    • Images of historical documents about Scripps expeditions.
    • Creation Date: 1873-1987
  12. San Diego History Center Photographs

    • Over 3,000 images from the San Diego History Center that document the rise and decline of the California fishing industry. These historical photographs from the 1870s to the 1980s represent the work of many important San Diego photographers.
    • Creation Date: 1880-1980
  13. James Howard Collection

    • Photographs and documents from the collection of James Howard, a mining foreman with the Amparo Mining Company who lived in Guadalajara, Mexico and worked in the Bolaños region starting in 1889.
    • Creation Date: circa 1882-1939
  14. The Missions of Alta California

    • Albumen photographs of California missions taken by William Henry Jackson.
    • Creation Date: 1885-1890
  15. Alaska Commercial Company Records

    • A small collection of business correspondence and records from the Alaska Commercial Company, a San Francisco trading firm concerned with the Alaskan fur trade in the late 19th century.
    • Creation Date: 1895-1897
  16. Leo Szilard Papers

    • A selection of documents, photos, and audio-visual materials of the nuclear physicist and inventor Leo Szilard.
    • Creation Date: 1898-1998
  17. Baja California and the West Postcard Collection

    • Postcards depicting California, Baja California, and the Southwest, mostly from the early 1900s. Images of Tijuana, Ensenada, Balboa Park, and the California missions are well-represented in this collection.
    • Creation Date: 1900-1989
  18. Pacific Basin Nautical Charts

    • Charts of the Pacific Ocean
    • Creation Date: circa 1910-1960
  19. Middlebrook Photographs of San Diego & Arizona Railway Locomotives

    • Images of locomotives, trains, and sections of track from the San Diego & Arizona and San Diego & Arizona Eastern Railway companies.
    • Creation Date: 1910-1948
  20. Papua New Guinea Patrol Reports

    • Reports from government patrols are a major source of primary information on Papua New Guinea’s colonial-era history.  Patrol officers and other officials wrote detailed documents reporting on all aspects of the work carried out by the patrols.  The reports give first-hand accounts on many topics, from first contact with remote Highland villages, to census counts, tax collection, health care, justice, labor recruiting, plantations, missionaries, anthropological descriptions, tribal warfare, languages, and more.  The reports in this collection date primarily from the post-World War II era of Papua New Guinea, up through 1975, when PNG gained independence from Australia; a few pre-War reports are also included.
    • Creation Date: 1912-1976
  21. Fish Catch Statistics. California Department of Fish and Game

    • Amounts and values of marine resources caught/landed by California's commercial fisheries.
    • Creation Date: 1916-1986
  22. Swope Family Correspondence

    • Letters written by Charles Byron Swope to his wife Gretchen while he was stationed at Fort McDowell on Angel Island in San Francisco Bay, and other family correspondence.
    • Creation Date: 1917-1918
  23. Oceania

    • Photographs, films and dissertations, documenting aspects of the cultures and peoples of the Pacific Islands, with a strong emphasis on Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands.
    • Creation Date: 1919-1989
  24. Sylvester M. Lambert Photographs

    • Photographs of Pacific Islanders taken by American physician Sylvester Maxwell Lambert. Many images taken in Papua New Guinea, Solomn Islands, Tonga, Vanuatu, Kiribati and Tuvalu.
    • Creation Date: 1919-1939
  25. Dr. Seuss Advertising Artwork

    • Advertising artwork created by Theodor Seuss Geisel, author and illustrator known internationally as Dr. Seuss.
    • Creation Date: 1920s-1950s
  26. J. Edward Hoffmeister Films

    • Sixteen films documenting the cultural life in Fiji and Tonga by geologist J.E. Hoffmeister.
    • Creation Date: 1920-1939
  27. Peveril Meigs Baja California Research Materials

    • Photographs, journals, and an album documenting Peveril Meigs's field research in northern Baja California, Mexico, between 1925 and 1936.
    • Creation Date: between 1925 and 1936
  28. Kelco Aerial Photograph Collection

    • A selection of Kelco's scanned black and white, color, and infrared aerial photographs and slides. The images document kelp beds and coastline primarily from Central and Southern California, and the Channel Islands.
    • Creation Date: circa 1931-1992
  29. Eugene Cecil LaFond Papers

    • Photographs from the Eugene Cecil LaFond Papers, documenting early Scripps Institution of Oceanography personnel, equipment and the campus in the 1930s.
    • Creation Date: 1934-1940
  30. H. Lee Hansen Collection

    • Travel films by traveler and filmmaker, H. Lee Hansen.
    • Creation Date: 1936-1980
  31. Milo Woodbridge Williams Photographs

    • Photographs from the collection of Milo Woodbridge Williams, a professional photographer who attended the Scripps Institution of Oceanography as a graduate student between 1947 and 1948.
    • Creation Date: between 1936 and 1980
  32. Roger Revelle Papers

    • A selection of photographs and slides from the Roger Revelle Papers, including portraits and images documenting scientific expeditions and Scripps Institution of Oceanography colleagues.
    • Creation Date: 1936-1976
  33. Spanish Civil War Collection

    • Collection of propaganda posters, newspaper photographs, postcards, drawings made by Spanish children in colonias, and more.
    • Creation Date: 1936-1940
  34. Spanish Civil War Communist Ephemera

    • Ephemera printed by the Communist Party of Spain, Partido Comunista de España (PCE), or groups affiliated with the PCE in Madrid during the years of the Spanish Civil War.
    • Creation Date: circa 1936-1939
  35. Spanish Civil War News Photos

    • Photographs, taken for various news agencies, documenting events during the Spanish Civil War.
    • Creation Date: 1936-1940
  36. Spanish Civil War Postage Stamps

    • Collection of different adhesive stamps issued by a variety of governmental and non-governmental organizations throughout Republican Spain.
    • Creation Date: 1936-1939
  37. Spanish Civil War Posters

    • Propaganda posters produced during the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) by a variety of Spanish political parties and labor organizations.
    • Creation Date: 1936-1940
  38. Travelogue Collection

    • Collection of home movies and travel films shot mainly in the United States. Includes extensive footage of Europe and Asia as well.
    • Creation Date: 1936-1980
  39. Leo Szilard Letters to Gertrud Weiss

    • The Leo Szilard Letters to Gertrud Weiss contains documents written between 1937 and 1959 from Szilard to Weiss.
    • Creation Date: 1937-1959
  40. Sam Hinton Papers

    • Images from the University of California Division of War Research, Sam Hinton’s caricatures and sketches of SIO faculty, and original drawings of ocean plants and animals.
    • Creation Date: 1937-2006
  41. Baja California

    • Images of Baja California digitized from original photographs held by UC San Diego Library. Includes landscapes, missions, the built environment, and ranch life.
    • Creation Date: 1938-1997
  42. Howard E. Gulick Photographs

    • Color photographs of Baja California and Nayarit, taken by author and cartographer Howard Gulick.
    • Creation Date: 1938-1962
  43. Spanish Civil War Children's Drawings

    • A collection of over 600 drawings made during the Spanish Civil War by Spanish school children, both in Spain and in refugee centers in France, rendered in pencil, crayon, ink, and watercolor.
    • Creation Date: circa 1938
  44. Peter Yates Sound Recording Collection

    • Peter Yates was an important radio personality and concert presenter in the Los Angeles avant-garde music scene from 1939 through the mid-1960s.  The collection consists of concerts, interviews with composers, lectures by Yates, and radio broadcasts.
    • Creation Date: 1939 - mid 1960's
  45. Dr. Seuss Collection

    • Images by Theodor Seuss Geisel digitized from originals in the UC San Diego collections.
    • Creation Date: 1940-1943
  46. Dr. Seuss Political Cartoons

    • Political cartoons drawn for the New York newspaper PM by author and illustrator Theodor Seuss Geisel.
    • Creation Date: 1941-1943
  47. Papua New Guinea Highlands Dissertations

    • Dissertations and theses, written between 1946 and 2001, documenting social life, customs, history and other topics pertaining to the Highlands Region of Papua New Guinea.
    • Creation Date: 1946-2001
  48. Leo Szilard and Aaron Novick Research Files

    • The Leo Szilard and Aaron Novick Research Files document experiments on bacterial populations performed jointly by Szilard and Novick at the Institute of Radiobiology and Biophysics, University of Chicago.
    • Creation Date: 1948-1964
  49. Marquis McDonald Photographs

    • Photographs by Marquis McDonald during a 1949-1950 overland trip down the Baja California Peninsula.
    • Creation Date: 1949-1950
  50. dataMares: Fisheries

    • This collection contains robust, high-quality scientific information related to Mexico-specific ocean fisheries and their relationship to marine reserves, coastal and marine ecosystems, and climate change. It also contains datasets with information on fishing activities collected with the participation of local fishermen.
    • Creation Date: 1950-01-01 to 2014-08-01,
  51. Edward Sheldon Barr Papers

    • Photographs from collection of Edward Sheldon Barr, who accompanied the MidPac and Capricorn Expeditions.
    • Creation Date: 1950-1952
  52. Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Geological Collections

    • A growing archive of sea-floor samples and associated data supporting a diverse variety of scientific research.
    • Creation Date: 1950-2006
  53. James Stewart Papers

    • A selection of images from the James Stewart Papers, including portraits, group photos and photographs from diving and research expeditions.
    • Creation Date: 1951-1994
  54. UC San Diego History

    • Photographs, student newspapers, oral histories, campus news releases, news clippings, and publications that document the development and history of the campus.
    • Creation Date: 1956-
  55. University Communications & Public Relations Materials: News Releases

    • News releases of UC San Diego adminstrators and faculty, campus events, major campus buildings, and aerial views of campus.
    • Creation Date: 1956-2001
  56. University Communications & Public Relations Materials: Photographs

    • Photographs of UC San Diego administrators and faculty, campus events, major campus buildings, and aerial views of campus.
    • Creation Date: 1956-2001
  57. San Diego History Center Oral Histories

    • The San Diego Historical Society owns dozens of oral histories that document the rise and decline of the California fishing industry. Over 50 oral history transcripts on topics of popular interest such as tuna fishing, lobster harvesting, agar processing, and whaling, have been made available here.
    • Creation Date: 1957-1999
  58. Scripps CO2 Program Data

    • This collection contains measurements of atmospheric CO2 concentration and isotopic abundances at an array of stations, from the Arctic to Antarctica.
    • Creation Date: 1957 - present
  59. Harold Scheffler Photographs

    • Photographs taken by anthropologist Harold Scheffler during field research with peoples of Choiseul, Rendova, Simbo and other islands of the Solomon Islands. The images date from 1958-1961 and 1967-1968.
    • Creation Date: 1958-1968
  60. Paul Blackburn Audio Collection

    • A collection of sound recordings featuring poetry readings, conversations, lectures, and taped correspondence recorded by Paul Blackburn to create an oral history of the New York poetry scene between 1960 and 1971.
    • Creation Date: 1960-1971
  61. Roy Rappaport Photographs

    • Photographs taken by anthropologist Roy A. Rappaport during fieldwork with the Tsembaga Maring people of Madang Province in the highlands of Papua New Guinea. The images document aspects of Maring culture.
    • Creation Date: 1960-1963
  62. UCSD Student Newspapers

    • Scans of students newspapers, other than the UCSD Guardian. Includes Black Voices, California Review, New Indicator, Revellations, Third World, and Ujima, among others.
    • Creation Date: 1960-
  63. Edwin Cook and Susan Pflanz Cook Photographs

    • Photographs taken by anthropologists Edwin Cook and Susan Pflanz during fieldwork in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea, with the Narak-speaking people of Western Highlands Province.
    • Creation Date: 1961-1972
  64. Heavy Metals in the Ocean Insect, Halobates

    • Data on 7 heavy metals are available from samples of Halobates collected from the Pacific Ocean: Cr (chromium), Cu (copper), Pb (lead), Mn (manganese), Ni (nickel), Ti (titanium) and Zn (zinc).
    • Creation Date: 1961-1978
  65. UC San Diego General Catalog

    • Selected volumes of the General Catalog or Course Catalog containing course descriptions, degree requirements and descriptions for colleges, departments, and schools offered by the University of California, San Diego.
    • Creation Date: 1961 to 2011
  66. UCSD Health Science Communications Photographs

    • Photographs of the UCSD School of Medicine and the UCSD Medical Center.
    • Creation Date: 1961-2005
  67. Bear Facts

    • Bear Facts was the newsletter published by the Oceanids, a service and social organization promoting friendship and services to the UC San Diego community.
    • Creation Date: 1962-2007
  68. Charles H. Graves Photographs and Films

    • Film and color slides created for and used in a photographic documentary of early UCSD events.
    • Creation Date: 1963-1967
  69. Roger M. Keesing Photographs

    • Photographs taken by anthropologist Roger M. Keesing during field research with the Kwaio people of Malaita, Solomon Islands. The images document aspects of Kwaio culture.
    • Creation Date: 1963-1989
  70. Camp Matthews Photographs and Plans

    • Photographs and plans of Camp Matthews buildings after Camp Matthews closed operations.
    • Creation Date: 1964-1967
  71. Herman Baca Collection

    • A selection of documents illustrating the work and activities of Chicano activist Herman Baca and the Committee on Chicano Rights.
    • Creation Date: 1964-2006
  72. Robert Glasheen Photographs

    • Photographs of University of California, San Diego faculty, staff, campus life, buildings, and events.
    • Creation Date: 1964-1986
  73. Thurgood Marshall College Photographs

    • Photographs documenting UC San Diego's Thurgood Marshall College participation in campus and San Diego community events, provost office staff, and college programs.
    • Creation Date: 1965-2000
  74. Chinese Cultural Revolution Posters

    • Propaganda posters created during the Cultural Revolution by various Chinese agencies.
    • Creation Date: 1966-1989
  75. Harry Crosby Photographs

    • Photographs of UC San Diego taken during the mid-1960s, including photographs of Baja California (1967-1962), and photographs of Sonora, Mexico (1958-1986).
    • Creation Date: 1967-1992
  76. UCSD Guardian

    • Primary student newspaper of UCSD campus. Includes earlier versions of the Guardian, such as the Triton Times and special issues titled Hiatus.
    • Creation Date: 1967-
  77. California Explores the Ocean

    • A collection of diverse resources about the ocean and ocean exploration.
  78. Edna Watson Bailey Photographs

    • Photographs collected by Edna Watson Bailey, a graduate student at the Marine Biological Association of San Diego. Subjects include Bailey and members of her family, work colleagues, La Jolla, early Scripps laboratory facilities, and the July 25, 1906 wreck of the research vessel Loma.
    • Creation Date: 1905-1940
  79. Roger Reynolds Ping Collection

    • Ping is a 1968 multimedia work by Roger Reynolds on a text by Samuel Beckett. This collection is an illustrative portion of the components and related documentation, including compositional sketches and diagrams, films, interviews with Reynolds, and photographs from both the 1968 and 2011 performances at UCSD.
  80. Scripps Institution of Oceanography Photographs

    • Selections from archival collections held by the UC San Diego Library that document the history and activities of Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
    • Creation Date: 1930s-2000s
  81. Edwin Hutchins and Dona Hutchins Collection

    • Materials created by American anthropologist, Edwin Hutchins, and his wife, Dona Hutchins, during research in the Trobriand Islands of Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea in 1975-1976.
    • Creation Date: 1973-1976
  82. Hannah Weiner Writings

    • Holograph versions of Clairvoyant Journal and "Book of Revelations," written by poet Hannah Weiner.
    • Creation Date: 1973, ca. 1989
  83. Stuart Collection Photographs

    • Photographs and design drawings of the site-specific public sculptures in the UC San Diego Stuart Collection.
    • Creation Date: 1981 - 2015
  84. UCSD Oral Histories

    • Oral history interviews, with various persons involved with the establishment and development of the UC San Diego, and the development of various campus academic programs.
    • Creation Date: 1984-1999
  85. North Korean Propaganda Posters

    • Reproductions of North Korean propaganda posters.
    • Creation Date: 1985-2002
  86. Cell Centered Database

    • A collection of high resolution 2D, 3D and 4D data from light and electron microscopy of tissues from the nervous system and other systems.
    • Creation Date: 1986 to 2012,
  87. Slab City

    • Interviews with residents, various community activities (swap meets, holiday parties etc.) of the Sonoran Desert community of Slab City (Imperial County, California).
    • Creation Date: 1986-1997
  88. Data from: The Agricultural Productivity Gap

    • Dataset contains data by country for about 150 countries on GDP per capita, employment share in agriculture, value added share in agriculture, agricultural productivity gap, average hours worked, years of schooling, and human capital.
    • Creation Date: 1988-2011,
  89. California Tobacco Survey (CTS)

    • The objective of these surveys is to collect representative statewide data on cigarette smoking behavior, attitudes towards smoking, media exposure to smoking, and use of tobacco products other than cigarettes, from populations living in California.
    • Creation Date: 1990-
  90. CONNECT

    • CONNECT is a premier innovation company accelerator in San Diego that creates and scales great companies in the technology and life sciences sectors.
    • Creation Date: 1990-
  91. Latin American Political Campaign Ephemera Collection

    • Political campaign materials from elections in various Latin American countries.
    • Creation Date: 1990s-2009
  92. inSite Archive

    • A selection of documents, images, video, and sound from the inSite Archive at UC San Diego’s Special Collections & Archives.
    • Creation Date: 1992-2006
  93. Women's Healthy Eating and Living (WHEL) Study

    • The WHEL Study was a multisite, randomized, controlled trial of the effectiveness of a high-vegetable, low-fat diet in reducing additional breast cancer events and early death in women with early-stage invasive breast cancer.
    • Creation Date: 1995 to 2006,
  94. San Diego Technology Archive Oral Histories

    • The San Diego Technology Archive (SDTA), an initiative of the UC San Diego Library, documents the history, formation, and evolution of the companies that formed the San Diego region's high-tech cluster, beginning in 1965.
    • Creation Date: 1996-
  95. SWellEx-96 Experiment Acoustic Data

    • SWellEx96 was an ocean acoustic experiment, conducted off San Diego, May 1996. It collected broadband/multitone signals between 50 and 400 Hz on horizontal, vertical, and tilted line arrays.
    • Creation Date: 1996-05-10 to 1996-05-18
  96. dataMares Collection

    • DataMares holds a massive amount of fishery, reef, mangrove, and other data pertaining to the ecology of Mexico, particularly coastal and marine ecosystems of the Gulf of California, and delivers this information in an interactive and digestible manner.
    • Creation Date: 1998 to present
  97. dataMares: Ecological Monitoring

    • This collection contains databases from regular surveys conducted to track annual changes in the structure, function, and health of marine ecosystems, as well as organisms like fishes and invertebrates at numerous island and coastal sites.
    • Creation Date: 1998 to 2015
  98. SIO Centennial Oral Histories

    • A collection of sound recordings and transcripts of interviews with six Scripps Institution of Oceanography scientists, conducted for the SIO Centennial Oral History Project.
    • Creation Date: 1998-2002
  99. Khirbat en-Nahas Project (Jordan)

    • A collection of archaeological artifacts and data for the excavation of the Khirbat en-Nahas site, and exploration of Iron Age state formation in southern Jordan.
    • Creation Date: 2002-2009
  100. Bee Research Methods: Video Demonstrations

    • This collection shows bee behaviors and methods used to study bee behaviors.
    • Creation Date: 2005-2014