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  1. SIO Photographs Collection

    • A diverse assortment of photographic images acquired by the former SIO Archives and collated into one collection. Images include SIO staff and faculty, the campus, and scientific expeditions.
    • Creation Date: between 1900 and 2006
  2. Tijuana Photograph Postcard Collection

    • A small collection of postcards documenting tourism in Tijuana, Mexico. The majority depict tourists in automobiles near the U.S.-Mexico border, including many Panama California Exposition visitors from the San Diego area in 1915.
    • Creation Date: between 1907 and 1960
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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.
    • Access: Some items restricted
    • Creation Date: 1919-1939
  9. Dr. Seuss Advertising Artwork

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

    • Sixteen films documenting the cultural life in Fiji and Tonga by geologist J.E. Hoffmeister.
    • Creation Date: 1920-1939
  11. 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
  12. 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.
    • Access: Restricted to UC San Diego use only
    • Creation Date: circa 1931-1992
  13. 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
  14. H. Lee Hansen Collection

    • Travel films by traveler and filmmaker, H. Lee Hansen.
    • Creation Date: 1936-1980
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. Spanish Civil War Collection

    • Collection of propaganda posters, newspaper photographs, postcards, drawings made by Spanish children in colonias, and more.
    • Creation Date: 1936-1940
  18. 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
  19. Spanish Civil War News Photos

    • Photographs, taken for various news agencies, documenting events during the Spanish Civil War.
    • Creation Date: 1936-1940
  20. 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