The collection documents higher education, special education, government and politics within the city and county of San Diego,
as well as the state of California, health services, recreation, and social service agencies. It consists of meeting minutes
from the ARC's executive board and of city and county councils, correspondence, financial and membership records, committee
reports, public relations files, and legislative materials.
Established in 1951 with the objective of assisting San Diego area children with developmental disabilities, the Association
broadened its scope in 1970 to promote the welfare of disabled adult residents, as well. The ARC is principally concerned
with establishing facilities in the public education system devoted to the teaching and training of the developmentally disabled.
The copyright interests in some of these materials have been transferred to or belong to San Diego State University. The nature
of historical archival and manuscript collections means that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine.
Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. Requests for permission to publish
must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. When granted,
permission is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply
permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish. Materials from our collections are
made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the
materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.