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Travelers' Aid Society of San Diego Records, 1914-1976 (18.76 linear ft.) [ MS-0022 LA 4410, Special Collections and University Archives ]
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The Travelers' Aid Society of San Diego was formed in 1914 primarily to provide aid and assistance to women travelers. The San Diego Branch was originally affiliated with the Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) and, during World War II, the United Service Organizations (USO). In addition to providing social services, the Travelers' Aid Society helped national and international travelers arriving in San Diego, placing them in hotels and promoting regional attractions.  Of particular note are the case files from the 1920s and 1930s, which document the rise of tourist industry in the San Diego region. This collection contains public relations files; general office materials, casework materials, station reports, statistical reports, audit reports, financial records, board minutes, and various published materials.

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