Wednesday, January 5, 2011

18 boxes of history archives donated

The San Diego Union-Tribune had an article titled "Historian's 18 boxes of archives donated" by Matthew T.Hall  on 3 December 2010.  CVGS member and Membership Chair Bobbie Lane provided the clipping.  It reads:

"The papers, photographs and other documents that constitute the archives of am an who documented hundreds of years of San Diego history have been donated to Save Our Heritage Organisation, a local historic preservation association.

"The group announced this week it had received the gift of 18 large boxes -- the archives of San Diego historian Richard Pourade -- from David Copley, former publisher of The San Diego Union-Tribune.

"Pourade, editor emeritus of The San Diego Union, wrote more than a dozen books, including a series of seven that chronicled the region's history from 1492 to 1970.

"Pourade's archives had been part of the library collection of James Copley, David Copley's father, who commissioned the first of Pourade's books.

"Said SOHO in a statement, 'The copious illustrations, artwork and accompanying maps and diagrams make up them ost complete portrait of San Diego still to date, nothing has surpassed it.'"

This native San Diegan hopes that the Pourade collection will be displayed in an appropriate place so that all San Diegans can enjoy them.

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