This week we are showing off one of the Mulhall Family Scrapbooks we have in the collection. This one is titled “California Views” and features photos of Point Loma, the Hotel del Coronado, the Coronado Boathouse, San Diego Mission Cliff Gardens and so much more. Dating to the 1910s, this collection of images shows us what things looked like over 100 years ago. This scrapbook was recently digitized thanks to the California Revealed project through the California State Library.
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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.
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.
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.