This week we are featuring a scrapbook documenting the Coronado Woman’s Club’s activities and partnerships from 1947 to 1949. Inside is a small yearbook documenting club members, activities, financials and more. Primary sources like these give us a glimpse into the past and let us know the fine details that went into the everyday running of organizations such as the Coronado Woman’s Club, a club that is still active today. This scrapbook was recently digitized thanks to the California Revealed project through the California State Library.
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The Coronado Woman’s Club has been shown off before in our scrapbook posts, and we are going to do it again! This week we feature a scrapbook of the Coronado Woman’s Club from 1956 to 1958, including a list of programs, activities, and partnership with other groups in town, such as the Camp Fire Girls and the local chapter of the Red Cross. This scrapbook was recently digitized thanks to the California Revealed project through the California State Library.
This week our scrapbook is of the Glorietta School, a school serving children who lived in the Federal Housing Project in Coronado, and was in operation from 1944 to 1976. The Project was built as low-cost housing for military personnel just following World War II. The Glorietta School scrapbook focuses on the school’s last year of operation in 1975-76, including newspaper clippings, photos, and ephemera. This scrapbook was recently digitized thanks to the California Revealed project through the California State Library.
Happy Black History Month! This photo depicts Miss Durgin’s class c. 1887.The school featured is the first schoolhouse building in Coronado, now in the current location of Coronado High School, started as a wood-floored tent, and expanded to a temporary building at Seventh and E Ave. The fully complete building was written about in the January 31st Issue of the Coronado Evening Mercury in 1888, and took in a group of 86 students for its first term. It had 5 classrooms, washrooms, a library, closets, and “a number of blackboards,” as well as a veranda. According to the 1900 census, we know that there were 5 Black families that lived in Coronado: the Hunters, the Marshalls, the Thompsons, the Banks, and the Hindenbrands. Although we don’t fully know the identities of the two children in the photograph, we can assume they came from either the Marshall, Thompson, or Banks families. Through this photograph, we get a glimpse into the earliest years of Coronado’s development, helping us learn about the past that impacted our present and future.