Oceanside Historical Society Archives


The Oceanside Historical Society Archives houses materials relating to the history of Oceanside, including an extensive photo collection, yearbooks, the records of a number of Oceanside institutions, and the papers (both personal and professional) of prominent figures from Oceanside. Select collections are available for research. For more information, please contact us.


This list is incomplete. It will be updated as our collections are more fully processed.


This collection contains the personal and professional papers of Robert A. Weese. Dubbed Oceanside’s “Mr. Water,” Robert A. Weese was Water Superintendent for 30 years, and was a member of the San Diego County Water Authority, the State Regional Water Quality Control Board, the Feather River Project Association, the American Water Works association, and other water-related organizations. He also served as a director of the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce and as the Chairman of the Engineering and Operations Committee. This collection was donated in 2022 by Thomas Weese, son of Robert and Bessie Weese.


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Materials in this collection are open for research.

Please contact Oceanside Historical Society for more information.

Digitized versions of some of the materials in our photo collection can be viewed on our Historic Photos page. You can order prints in our Store.

The Oceanside Historical Society Archives Yearbook Collection includes historical yearbooks from local schools. Please contact Oceanside Historical Society staff for more details.