Imperial Beach Historical Group is pleased to Announce that Dr. Steven E. Schoenherr Professor Emeritus of History for the South Bay Historical Society will be joining our Group
Mar 16, 2016 02:46PM
● By Paul Spear
Beach Historical Group is pleased to Announce that Dr. Steven E. Schoenherr
Professor Emeritus of History for the South Bay Historical Society will be
joining our Group for the Taste of IB and the Mayor's Breakfast.
Here is Dr Steven Schoenherr's Biography
We are extremely pleased to have him joining us!
Here is a biography and a couple of photos to choose from:
Dr. Steven Schoenherr was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and earned his B.A. in History at Indiana University and his Ph.D. in History at the University of Delaware. He moved to San Diego in 1977 and taught in the Department of History at the University of San Diego from 1977 to 2007. Schoenherr wrote his dissertation on Stephen Early, FDR’s press secretary, and has written articles on Bing Crosby, Jane Addams, and the transistor radio; another project was a web page for the Encyclopaedia Britannica on the History of Sound Recording. He also produced a DVD history of the National Security Agency for Spyfest ‘03, a DVD set of films and images for the Hearst Symposium ’05, and a DVD collection of Universal Newsreels from 1929 to 1967, including a 6-disc set on the World War II era. Some of Schoenherr’s publications have been multimedia productions, including video documentaries on San Diego’s Gaslamp district and the Villa Montezuma; his World War II Seminar at the University of San Diego involved teams of students that produced the World War II Timeline website. His Recording Technology History has been published on the website of the Audio Engineering Society.
In 2007 Schoenherr retired from teaching after 30 years at the University of San Diego. Since then he has been involved in researching and writing on local history. He co-authored a book in 2009 on the history of Bonita for Arcadia’s “Images of America” series. His article on “National City In Pictures” was published in the Journal of San Diego History, Summer 2008. His book "Chula Vista Centennial" was published by the city in August 2011 and won several awards, from the San Diego Book Awards Association and the Independent Book Publishers Association. He spent three years researching the 100-year history of Chula Vista, reading the back issues of the Star-News, interviewing hundreds of people, and drawing maps of the city's growth each decade. His historical map of all Japanese farms in Chula Vista is featured in the 2012 Japanese American exhibit at the Chula Vista Heritage Museum. His book for the Centennial of San Diego City College was published in 2014 by the City College Foundation. He has served on the Chula Vista Historic Preservation Commission since 2012. He was a founder of the South Bay Historical Society in 2013 and is currently serving as president. He has authored several articles for the quarterly Bulletin of the South Bay Historical Society and is the founder of the Society's web page. He is on the board of the Chula Vista Friends of the Library, and is president of the Heritage Museum executive board.
Schoenherr’s son, Jon, and daughter, Valerie, graduated from Hilltop High School and the University of San Diego. They both now live in the San Francisco Bay area. Steve and his wife, Carol, live in Chula Vista.