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Guide to the Curtis E. Green Photograph Collection
MS 75  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Access Restrictions
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Processing Information
  • Biography / Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms
  • Bibliography

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Curtis E. Green photograph collection
    Dates: 1975-1987
    Collection number: MS 75
    Creator: Green, Curtis E.
    Collection Size: .1 linear feet (1 folder)
    Repository: African American Museum & Library at Oakland (Oakland, Calif.)
    Oakland, CA 94612
    Abstract: The Curtis E. Green Photograph Collection consists of 11 photographs documenting the Lawson National Distribution Company’s bus contract with the San Francisco Municipal Railway and the dedication ceremony of the Curtis E. Green Light Rail Center.
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

    Access

    No access restrictions. Collection is open to the public.

    Access Restrictions

    Materials are for use in-library only, non-circulating.

    Publication Rights

    Permission to publish from the Curtis E. Green Photograph Collection must be obtained from the African American Museum & Library at Oakland.

    Preferred Citation

    Curtis E. Green photograph collection, MS 75, African American Museum & Library at Oakland, Oakland Public Library. Oakland, California.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Sean Heyliger, 10/15/2013.

    Biography / Administrative History

    Curtis E. Green (1924-2002) was the first African American to administer a major U.S. transit system. Born in Louisiana, he served in the Marine Corps during World War II then moved to San Francisco where he worked as a Muni bus driver beginning in 1945. He worked as a bus driver for twenty years and was promoted to the Director of Personnel and Safety in 1969 and Deputy General Manager in 1973. He was promoted again the following year to General Manager of Muni which he would run until his retirement in 1982.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The Curtis E. Green Photograph Collection consists of 11 photographs documenting the Lawson National Distribution Company’s bus contract with the San Francisco Municipal Railway and the dedication ceremony of the Curtis E. Green Light Rail Center.

    Arrangement

    Series I. Photographs

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Green, Curtis E.
    Newkirk, George L.
    San Francisco Municipal Railway.
    Transportation--California--San Francisco.

    Bibliography

    Nolte, Carl. Curtis E. Green -- rose from bus driver to head of S.F. Muni. SFGate 31 July 2002. Web. 15 October 2013.