Records Management Frequently Asked Questions
The Records Management Program, which has been a model nation-wide, monitors the disposition of all City records from origin and use through storage, destruction or archival retention. As part of this section, a City Clerk's Archives was created in 1988 to protect and preserve archival City documents and aid in the retrieval of information.
The Mayoral Artifacts database was established in April of 2009 as a means to display online artifacts given to the City of San Diego by foreign or domestic governments, Sister Cities, business leaders, private citizens, and other organizations to express appreciation, foster diplomatic exchange and goodwill or to symbolize a significant event or relationship accepted by the Mayor on behalf of the City. These gifts are labeled, catalogued, photographed and entered into a database.
Guide to the City Clerk's Archives
Begun in late 1987, the Archives Program is part of the Records Management Division of the City of San Diego Clerk's Office.