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Interview with Setsuo Iwashita

In conjunction with CHA's latest exhibit Uprooted: The Story of the Japanese Americans of Coronado, which delves into the stories of local Japanese American families, CHA was honored to host a special virtual interview with Setsuo (Charlie) Iwashita on January 26, 2022.

From the Archive: Parent Teacher Association 1938-1939

The Coronado Parent Teacher Association has been a prominent group in Coronado for much of the city’s history. Now known as the Parent Teacher Organization, each school in the Coronado Unified School District has their own. Here, we present a scrapbook of the Coronado Parent Teacher Organization from 1938 to 1939. Included are newspaper clippings, flyers, photos, and different ephemera from the late 1930s. This scrapbook was recently digitized thanks to the California Revealed project through the California State Library.

From the Archive: Holmes Collection Scrapbook (1915 - 1926)

This week’s scrapbook is a glimpse into the personal life and accomplishments of Arthur Holmes. It documents his school years from 1915-1926. The scrapbook includes newspaper clippings, photographs, and memorabilia including ribbons and patches all relating to Coronado Highschool, the Boy Scouts, and other local clubs. Arthur Holmes was the son of George Holmes, who served as the President of the Board of Trustees of the City of Coronado, CA from July 21, 1902, to April 15, 1912. This scrapbook was recently digitized thanks to the California Revealed project through the California State Library. 

From the Archive: 1905 Storm Scrapbook

This week’s scrapbook contains photos and notes documenting the tragic storm of 1905 that had a major impact on the coastline in Coronado. This storm and the destruction of the bulkheads that were previously put in place, led to the creation of the seawall. Initially the seawall was made of sandbags (which can be seen in the image above), but a year later rocks were put in to better protect the homes along Ocean Blvd. This scrapbook was recently digitized thanks to the California Revealed project through the California State Library.