Expanding Access to the Performing Arts in San Diego


The Balboa Park Online Collaborative (BPOC), San Diego Youth Symphony & Conservatory (SDYS), and San Diego Civic Youth Ballet (SDCYB) seek funding to catalog and make accessible a collection of up to 10,000 photographs, newspaper clippings, programs, and audio and video recordings from SDYS and SDCYB, San Diego's oldest youth performing arts institutions. The project will coincide with the institutions' 70th anniversaries, as well as the 2015 Balboa Park Centennial Celebration, providing a unique opportunity for SDYS and SDCYB to share their rich histories with scholars and the general public. Following the cataloging process, the collections will be made available on the Balboa Park Commons and Google Art Project online portals.


Digitizing Hidden Collections

Amount Awarded


Year Added



Balboa Park Online Collaborative


  • Mr. Chad Weinard (Balboa Park Online Collaborative)
  • Ms. Vivian Haga

Collaborating Institution(s)

San Diego Youth Symphony & Conservatory; San Diego Civic Youth Ballet

Date Range

1945 - 1945

Geographic Scope

San Diego and around the world.


  • 10000 Audio (Including Speech And Music), Audiovisual, Ephemera, Image