Volume 3: Western United States
California: CA-86

San Diego County Historical Society. Research Library
Casa de Balboa, Lower Level
1649 El Prado, Balboa Park
P.O. Box 81825
San Diego, CA 92138

Phone: 619-232-6203


Hours: See website

Access: No restrictions

Copying facilities: Yes


Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:

Inclusive dates: 1769-ongoing

Volume: Approximately .2 cubic foot

Description: 63 collections include Native Catholic records:


/1 “San Diego de Alcalá Mission Baptismal Register”

Inclusive Dates: 1769-1799, 1800-1822

Volume: 1 volume

Description: Typescript; Native American (e.g. Kumiai, Cahuilla) parishioners.


/2-63 Photograph Collections


Dates: ca. 1884-1948, undated

Volume: Ca. 100 prints

Description: 62 small collections (including 34 albums) with ca. 1-2 prints each of San Diego de Alcalá Mission and other Franciscan Native American missions in California; a few also include local Native Americans (e.g. Kumiai, Cahuilla). The following are the most notable collections. For more information -- see -- The Guide to the Photograph Collections of the San Diego Historical Society by Gregory Williams, Journal of San Diego History, San Diego Historical Society, 1998.

A. C6, “Ames Color Publishers Collection,” 1950-1984; San Luis Rey de Francia Mission

B. C8, “Argall Family Photograph Collection,” ca. 1914-1950; San Antonio de Pala Mission

C. C12, “Walter Averette Photograph Collection,” 1920s-1940s; San Diego de Alcalá Mission

D. C15, “Harry Bishop Photograph Collection,” 1920s-1960s; several California missions


Unless otherwise noted, the repository on this page holds (or held) the records described here and they are not held at the Marquette University Archives.