The Friedel Klussmann San Francisco Beautiful Records contain documents related to the activities of San Francisco Beautiful
between 1955 and 1992. The material was collected by Klussmann in her role as president and retained by San Francisco Beautiful
after her death. The collection contains minutes, correspondence, scrapbooks, clippings, and material related to events and
the administration of San Francisco Beautiful. It does not include by-laws or other governance documentation for the organization.
The collection includes materials from campaigns to save the cable cars in the 1970s and 1980s; Save the Cable Cars/Proposition
Q, Save the Cable Cars, and Cable Car Friends are heavily represented.
San Francisco Beautiful was formed in 1947 in response to changes in the urban landscape. Ordinary citizens and neighbors
banded together to take their concerns about neighborhood blight, tree-planting, cable car service, and freeway construction
to local government. Since then, San Francisco Beautiful has worked to enhance the livability of the city and keep it one
of the most splendid urban settings in the world.
1 carton, 1 box
(1.17 cubic feet)
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the City Archivist. Permission
for publication is given on behalf of the San Francisco Public Library as the owner of the physical items.
The collection is available for use during San Francisco History Center hours, with photographs available during Photo Desk
hours. Collections that are stored offsite should be requested 48 hours in advance.