Throughout this site are acknowledgments to those who have contributed in specific ways to specific archival pages or projects.


Support and Contributions

The following individuals at Grossmont College broadly influenced the quality of this site in having gone above and beyond to fund its development, to aid in its technical architecture, to help navigate its hidden bureaucracies, to offer sound advice and collegial hand-holding, and to support staunchly the important cause of institutional archiving:

  • Agustin Albarran, Dean of English and Social and Behavioral Sciences;
  • John Barnier, retired English Professor and former Assistant Chair;
  • Ann Bryan, History Department;
  • Nadra Farina-Hess, Grossmont College librarian and former LRC Chair, and the tremendously helpful staff of the Library Resource Center;
  • Kristin Hargrove, History Department;
  • Cheryl Hinton, Cross Cultural Studies;
  • Dr. Oralee Holder, retired English Professor and former English Department Chair;
  • Dr. Cindi Harris, English Department Co-Chair;
  • Dr. Tate Hurvitz, former Academic Senate President and English Department Co-Chair;
  • Homer B. Lusk, retired English Professor and former English Department Chair;
  • Gary Phillips, retired English Professor and former English Department Chair; 
  • Lorena Ruggero, Director of College and Community Relations
  • Physics and Astronomy Professor Emeritus Tom Scanlan, moderator and mensch behind the GCCCD Retirees Facebook Group and former editor/columnist for the GCCCD Grapevine Retirement Newsletter
  • Debbi Smith, Information Technology and Web Applications Specialist;
  • Deanna Thompson, Web Development and Support Specialist, Library/Learning Resources;
  • the 2015-2016 Sabbatical Leave Committee.

Sources and Permission of Use

No archive would be complete without  formally recognizing the individuals and agencies who gave of their time for no other reason than a collegial love of archival study.  Therefore, considerable appreciation is due to the following individuals who, on behalf of their schools, colleges, libraries, and museums, provided official permission of use for many dozens of images and documents that appear (or will appear) in this project.  Many of them were kindred spirits, dedicated volunteers to the preservation of the institutional memory and scholastic history of their own institutions.  I thank them for welcoming me into their community of archivists, and especially for their cheerful willingness to mentor me in some of the finer points of this very rewarding study.  They have all added an unforeseen dimension of enjoyment to the creation of this archive.    

  • Connie and Lynn Baer, Directors, Grossmont High School Museum, Grossmont Union High School District, El Cajon, CA
  • Barbara Bishop, Archives Manager, The Loft, Boswell Arts Building, Polytechnic School, Pasadena, CA
  • Susan Brower, Director of Communications, The Hockaday School, Dallas, TX
  • Adam Burkhart, Library Services Specialist Library & Information Access, San Diego State University, CA
  • Jenny Dunbar, Archivist, College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL
  • Lori Grossholz, Archivist, Digital Collection of Gannon University and Villa Maria College Yearbooks, Nash Library, Gannon College, Eric, PA
  • Deborah Harner, Public Services and Education Archivist, Goucher College Library, Baltimore, MD 
  • Daniel Hartwig, University Archivist, Stanford University, CA
  • Daniel Kies, Professor of English Linguistics at College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL
  • Diane Maher, Head of Archives, Special Collections, and Digital Initiatives, Copley Library, University of San Diego, CA
  • Kim Patterson, Principal, El Cajon Valley High School, El Cajon, CA
  • Jeremy Ramsey, Assistant Superintendent, Okmulgee Public Schools, Okmulgee, OK
  • Michael Seminara, Archivist and Special Collections Librarian, University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD
  • Matt Stahl, University Archivist, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA
  • Staff, San Diego Reader, San Diego, CA
  • Jeff Stagner, Cataloging and Metadata Librarian, Educational Resources Support Services, Dallas County Community College District, Mesquite, TX
  • Edna White, Archivist, El Centro College, El Centro, TX
  • Lisa Yesson, Library Media Center, Willow Glen High School, San Jose, CA