Iris Engstrand and Anne Bullard
There has been tremendous change during the 125 year history of the San Diego Society of Natural History, but the mission of the institution remains essentially as written in 1874. This book celebrates our colorful past and points the way to a promising future. Lessons learned by studying our past include:
Iris Engstrand, Professor of History at the University of San Diego, received her B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. in history from the University of Southern California. She is the author of 17 books including San Diego: California's Cornerstone (1980); Spanish Scientists in the New World (1981); The First Forty Years: A History of the University of San Diego 1949-1989 (1990); Reflections: A History of the San Diego Gas & Electric Company (1991); San Diego:Gateway to the Pacific (1992); and Quest for Empire: Spanish Settlement in the Southwest (1996). Dr. Engstrand's academic honors include the University of San Diego's distinguished University Professorship (1994-95) and the Davies Award for Faculty Achievement (1984). She has also received Awards of Merit from the San Diego and California Historical Societies, fellowships from the Fulbright Commission, American Philosophical Society and Huntington Library, and research grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the California Council for the Humanities.
Anne Bullard, consultant on archival collections, has worked closely with the San Diego Natural History Museum to design the expanded library/archives for the museum addition begun in 1998. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in literature from Claremont McKenna College and received her Master of Arts degree in history from University of San Diego in 1994. Ms. Bullard has written articles on San Diego history including "Charles Russell Orcutt, Pioneer Naturalist"(1993) and "1926, the Formative Year of Kensington Heights"(1995) for the Journal of San Diego History. She has worked as a technical writer and instructional designer for San Diego businesses including Mail Boxes Etc. and Andersen Consulting, LLP.