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The Paul Ecke Ranch, Inc. Business Records and Family Papers

Identifier: 2013/001

Content Description

Business records, family papers, artifacts, prints and photographs, and digital files associated with the Ecke collection.

Acquisition Type



This collection was a gift to California State University San Marcos by Paul Ecke III on behalf of The Ecke Family Foundation on December 10, 2013.

Restrictions Apply


Access Restrictions

The Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room is accessible by appointment only, Monday-Friday, 8am - 4pm. Final requests for materials must be made one hour prior to closing. Please submit requests for archival materials at least 24 hours in advance of desired appointment. Materials requested over the weekend will be available on the following Tuesday at the earliest. Please note that Special Collections and University Archives observes all campus holiday closures as noted in the Library Calendar. For more information, please send an email to or call at 760-750-4312. The Ecke collection includes records with restricted access, including medical records, documents listing Social Security numbers, personnel records, archival original media (including fragile original photographic formats, audio and/or video recordings, and disk media), and materials named in the gift agreement as restricted to use for a stipulated period of time. The Special Collections and Archives department does not itself waive such restrictions, nor will it act as an advocate for any researcher seeking such waivers. Access to restricted materials requires the permission of the donor or donor’s agent, and the application process is the responsibility of the researcher.

Use Restrictions

Property rights to the physical object belong to CSUSM Library. Intellectual rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish.


  • Majority of material found in ca. 1900-ca. 2013


600 approx. Cubic Feet