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Journal of San Diego History - The Archive

Published continuously since 1955, the Journal is one of only a few scholarly publications dedicated to the history of a major American metropolitan region. The San Diego History Center presents here an archive of every issue of The Journal of San Diego History since its inception in 1955. The varied material in this collection demonstrates how the interpretation of history changes over time as succeeding generations of scholars bring to bear new sources, methodologies, and theories that challenge prevailing interpretations.

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Local Resources

San Diego Local Resources



City of San Diego Historical Resources

The City of San Diego Planning Department: Community plans listed by neighborhood.
Friends of San Diego Iconic Architecture Digital Image Gallery: Photos of significant modern and historical architecture around the city. 

San Diego Digital Archives: The Archives Center is a central source of information and materials regarding the history and development of the City San Diego.

Historic Street Videos - San Diego in 1970: film created by the Transportation and Storm Water Department from January to October 1970. Described as a Photolog by the department, each reel of 35mm color film was taken by a camera attached to a car driving down the street or highway, producing street level views. Users may freeze and print the images.
City of San Diego California Historical Resources Inventory Database: Promotes and protects cultural heritage through documenting and sharing information on historical resources.

San Diego History Center
: Access the region’s largest collection of historical materials, covering hundreds of years of San Diego history.

San Diego Maps
: Access old maps of various San Diego regions. 

San Diego Save Our Heritage Organization (SOHO)
: Nonprofit organization focused on preservation of historical sites in San Diego since 1969.

San Diego’s Landscape Legacy
: The Cultural Landscape Foundation’s look at San Diego from early colonization to contemporary city planning.

San Diego Historic Sites Trolley Tours

San Diego Seven Bridges Walk
: Loop trail that begins in Balboa Park

Balboa Park Official Website




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