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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. 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
  5. Alfred North Correspondence and Other Documents

    • Correspondence and a journal from the papers of Alfred North (1807-1869), an American Presbyterian minister who served on international and domestic missions.
    • Creation Date: 1832-1869
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Leo Szilard Papers

    • A selection of documents, photos, and audio-visual materials of the nuclear physicist and inventor Leo Szilard.
    • Creation Date: 1898-1998
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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-
  19. 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
  20. 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