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California State University San Marcos Special Collections serials

Identifier: SC010

Scope and Contents

CSUSM Special Collections serials include newspapers, newsletters, magazines, and other regularly and irregularly published titles relevant to North San Diego County and its constituent communities. Materials span from 1907 to present day, with the bulk of materials spanning from the 1920s to the 1980s. Titles held by the library include San Diego and San Diego County newspapers, newspapers geared towards specific communities, military newspapers, underground newspapers, chamber of commerce publications, newsletters from nonprofits or published to assist specific communities or inform around focused issues, and magazines.

Information about specific titles, including library holdings and subject, geographic, and reader emphasis are included in the description for those titles.


  • 1908 - 2022

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research. Access to fragile originals is restricted when access copies are available. 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

Conditions Governing Use

Property rights reside with California State University San Marcos. Copyrights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permission to reproduce or to publish, please contact

Some materials are in the public domain. No permission is needed to reproduce or publish from these materials, though applicable Reading Room policies may apply. Please contact Special Collections at if you need reproductions made.

Permission to examine Library materials is not authorization to publish or to reproduce the examined material in whole, or in part. Persons wishing to quote, publish, perform, reproduce, or otherwise make use of an item in the Library’s collections must assume all responsibility for identifying and satisfying any claimants of the copyright holder.

The researcher assumes full responsibility for use of the material and agrees to hold harmless the University Library, and California State University, against all claims, demands, costs, and expenses incurred by copyright infringement or any other legal or regulatory cause of action arising from the use of the Library's materials.

In assuming full responsibility for use of the material, the researcher also understands that the materials they examine may contain Social Security numbers, other personal identifiers, and/or sensitive material on potentially living and identifiable individuals (e.g., medical, evaluative, or personally invasive information). The researcher agrees not to record, reproduce, or disclose any Social Security number or other information of a highly personal nature that may be found.


300 Linear Feet



Spanish; Castilian


California State University San Marcos Special Collections serials consist of newspapers, magazines, newsletters, and similar printed publications from San Diego County and/or focused on issues and events regarding San Diego County.


The serials collection has been arranged title and when possible chronological by date. Each title is a file-level description, unless the library only holds one title, in which case arrangement and description is to the individual item level. Some publications have an item-level listing by issue in the library's holdings. Context provided at the series level about antecedent and descendent titles.

Current series (titles) contained with the collection are as follows:

  • Advocate (Escondido Chamber of Commerce newsletter)
  • Advocate (Escondido newspaper)
  • All Ready On the LEFT
  • Alternative, The
  • Attitude Check
  • Barrio, El
  • Beyond Borders: A forum for labor in action around the globe
  • Black Unity
  • Bravo! Newsmagazine
  • Bridge Over the Border/Puente: Cross-border Bulletin/Boletino Informativo Transfronterizo
  • Business Advocate (Escondido)
  • Business Advocate (San Marcos)
  • Business Buzz
  • Business Update, The
  • Chapter, The
  • Chinook
  • Correo Fronterizo, El
  • Dare to Struggle (Street Journal & San Diego Free Press)
  • En la Vida: Voces de lesbianas, gays, bisexuales y trangéneros latinos
  • Escondido Times
  • Fuera de Línea
  • Good Morning Teaspoon
  • Greater San Diego Progress
  • Hidden Valley Echoes
  • indicator
  • La Jolla Journal
  • Lakeside Booster
  • Lakeside Journal
  • Mexican Labor News
  • Military Appreciation Resource Magazine
  • Mindfulness Bell, The
  • North County Informador
  • North Islander, The
  • North Park Journal
  • North Park Journal-News
  • North Shores Sentinel
  • North Shores Sentinel and the San Diegan, Consolidated
  • OB People's Rag
  • Pacific Coast Alternative
  • Pacific Coast Times
  • PINAYtration
  • Prensa Popular
  • Prensa San Diego, La
  • Progress, The
  • Rancho Bernardo Journal
  • Range Finder, The
  • San Diegan and the North Shore Sentinel, Consolidated, The
  • San Diego Daily Journal
  • San Diego Door to Liberation
  • San Diego Independent
  • San Diego Lesbian Press
  • San Diego Press Dispatch
  • San Diego Progress
  • San Diego Progress: Annual Edition of the Daily Transcript
  • San Diego Progress-Journal
  • San Diego Scene
  • San Diego Shopping News and Independent
  • San Marcos Chamber of Commerce Newsletter
  • San Marcos Business
  • San Marcos Business News
  • San Marcos Chamber Business Advocate
  • San Marcos Chamber Business Update
  • Small Business Advocate, The
  • Street Journal
  • Street Journal & San Diego Free Press
  • Teaspoon Door
  • Thursday's Child: San Diego Lesbian Organization
  • Times-Advocate, The
  • Voice & Viewpoint
  • Weekly Free Press
  • Weekly Times-Advocate

Physical Location

Special Collections serials are kept in Kellogg Library, Room 1301/3. Specific location information is listed for each title.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Serials have been collected by the library in a variety of means including purchase, donation, and removal from the Library's general collection.


The library is actively collecting both current and ceased serial publications. Further accruals are expected.

Existence and Location of Copies

The Escondido Historical Newspapers (Escondido Times-Advocate, Escondido Times, Weekly Free Press, and Weekly Times-Advocate) were digitized through and CSUSM has access to the digital surrogates of the microfilm for the university's campus community. A campus sign-on is necessary to view these materials.

Related Materials

Several titles in CSUSM Special Collections are serials that belong to other collections. The Brewchive®, which documents the third wave in San Diego brewing, 1980 to present, contains the following publications:

  • Celebrator Beer News
  • New Brewer
  • San Diego Beverage Times
  • Southern California Beer News
  • West Coaster: San Diego Beer News
  • Ximurgy

University Archives holds several student newspapers, the first twenty-five years of which have been digitized and are available online. Titles held by CSUSM Special Collections include:
  • The Cougar Chronicle
  • Pioneer
  • Plan 9 From Outer Space
  • The Pride
  • You Name It

The Dan Rios papers include an estimated one million images, as well as correspondence related to the news photography of the Escondido Times-Advocate and North County Times newspapers.

The Paul Ecke Ranch, Inc. business records and family papers hold a multitude of publications related to floriculture in San Diego County, including a significant number of periodicals.

Guide to the California State University San Marcos Special Collections Serials
In Progress
Sean Visintainer
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the CSUSM Special Collections Repository

California State University San Marcos Library
333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Rd
San Marcos California 92096-0001 United States