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A guide to the Nancy and Roger Olmsted papers, 1847-2007
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Box 01 - 20, Folders 001 - 421

Series 1.  Resource Consultants projects, 1819 - 2007 (bulk 1975 - 2007)

Extent: 421 folders
Language(s): Collection is predominantly in English; materials in Spanish are indicated at the file level.

Scope and Content Note

This series contains collected research materials and correspondence with publishers, government agencies, private customers and research libraries. The series also contains notes, photographic images, manuscript drafts, galley proofs, and finished reports.
Comprises primarily files of research material, correspondence, notes, drafts and photographs arranged by subject within each of the 33 projects undertaken by Resource Consultants from 1975 through 2007.

Biography/Organization History

Resource Consultants was founded in 1975 by the husband and wife team of Nancy and Roger R. Olmsted and from its founding until 2007, they produced 33 major projects to include exhibits, books, historical essays, government reports and lectures.
As Resource Consultants, Nancy and Roger R. Olmsted conducted historical research and wrote 11 different reports on the historical and cultural impacts of development projects undertaken by the San Francisco Department of City Planning, the US Department of the Interior, and the San Francisco Clean Water Program. After Roger's death in 1981, Nancy continued the work of Resource Consultants, writing 5 historical research reports for the California Historical Society, the National Maritime Museum Association and the California State Office of Historic Preservation. From 1992 until 1994, Resource Consultants consisted of Nancy Olmsted and her son, Roger W. Olmsted and together they wrote 5 reports for the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency and the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans). After 1994, Nancy Olmsted again continued the work of Resource Consultants alone, creating 12 writing and exhibit projects for the National Park Service, the San Francisco Arts Commission, Caltrans, and San Francisco's Port Authority. She also wrote a 100 year historical survey of San Francisco's iconic Ferry Building published by Heyday Books of Berkeley, California, an unfinished manuscript on fire-fighting boats in San Francisco Bay for Arcadia Books and an unpublished manuscript of an historical walking tour of San Francisco's waterfront.

Arrangement

This series is arranged into 34 subseries in chronological order. The contents of each subseries are arranged thematically from least developed initial research through image files and drafts to the finished product.
Box 01, Folder 001

Subseries 1.01.  Resource Consultants publication list and resume, 1979

Extent: 1 EA
Language(s): Materials entirely in English

Scope and Content Note

Publication listing of Resource Consultants from its founding in 1975 through 1995.

Biography/Organization History

Nancy Olmsted created a publication listing of Resource Consultants in 1979 as an addendum to her resume.

Arrangement

This sub series consists of 1 file.
Box 01, Folder 001

File Unit 001.  Resource Consultants publication listing and resume, 1979

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 01 - 02, Folders 002 - 026

Subseries 1.02.  The Army Moves the Nation West, 1848-1976 (bulk 1975-1976)

Extent: 25 folders
Language(s): Materials entirely in English

Scope and Content Note

Research materials, photographs and lithographs
Research materials and photographs on the subjects of the settling of the American West, expansion of the railroads, the Gold Rush, and mining activities. Includes copies of miner's letters from the 1850's and newspapers from the 1850's and 1860's.

Biography/Organization History

Publication for the bicentennial exhibit of the Corps of Engineers at the Bay Model in Sausalito, California.
The US Corps of Engineers in celebration of the US Army's bicentennial in 1975 opened the Bay Model Visitor Center in Sausalito, California. The Bay Model is an exhibit and education center which makes possible the viewing of a working hydraulic model of the San Francisco Bay and Sacramento - San Joaquin River Delta System. In conjunction with the opening of the model and visitor center, The US Army Corps of Engineers hired Resource Consultants to write a thirty-two page color booklet telling the story of how the US Army assisted in the westward migration of settlers from the Lewis and Clark expedition of 1803 through the rebuilding of San Francisco after the 1906 earthquake.

Arrangement

This subseries is arranged sequentially in 21 files from basic research topics and images to correspondence with libraries and collections.
Box 01, File 002

File Unit 002.  Research Materials, Plumas County, 1961

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 01, folder 003

File Unit 003.  Research Materials, Union Pacific Railroad, undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 01, folder 004

File Unit 004.  Research Materials, Mount Tamalpais chronology, 1975

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 01, folder 005

File Unit 005.  Research Materials, Picture history of Southern California, 1965

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 01, folder 006

File Unit 006.  Research Materials, Gold Rush ship voyages, 1890-1906

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 01, folder 007

File Unit 007.  Research Materials, Gold Rush letters copied from Bancroft Library, 1850-1852, 1969

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 01, folder 008

File Unit 008.  Research Materials, Story of gold discovery, 1850-1853

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 01, folder 009

File Unit 009.  Research Materials with notes, Miner letters, 1850

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 01, folder 010

File Unit 010.  Research Materials, The Miner's Ten Commandments, 1854

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 01, folder 011

File Unit 011.  Research Materials, The Union Newspaper, copy, 1854

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 01, folder 012

File Unit 012.  Research Materials, Gold Mining, some material from Bancroft Library, 1969, 1848-1856

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 01, folder 013

File Unit 013.  Research Materials, three Western Railroader booklets, 1975-1976

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 01, folder 014

File Unit 014.  Research Materials, Gold Rush information packet from the Society of California Pioneers, undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 01, folder 015

File Unit 015.  Image, Joaquin Murieta, 1975

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 01, folder 016

File Unit 016.  Images, Chapters I - III Loose Artwork, 1850-1851

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 01, folder 017

File Unit 017.  Images, Large format images and maps, undated

Extent: 1 folder.

Scope and Content Note

Oversize item, see separation sheet
Box 01, folder 018

File Unit 018.  Images, Various formats, undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 01, folder 019

File Unit 019.  Images, Colored plates, undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 01, folder 020

File Unit 020.  Images, Negatives, Sacramento, 1878

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 01, folder 021

File Unit 021.  Images, Gold Rush photos "To be located", undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 02, folder 022

File Unit 022.  Images, Exhibit, PAM Pictures, 1965

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 02, folder 023

File Unit 023.  Images, Yosemite outings, undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 02, folder 024

File Unit 024.  Images, Music Sheet, 1959

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 02, folder 025

File Unit 025.  Images with notes, Gold Rush Daguerreotype prints collection, undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 02, folder 026

File Unit 026.  Correspondence with Smithsonian and Yale Libraries, 1969

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 02 - 03, Folders 027 - 040

Subseries 1.03.  San Francisco Waterfront: Report on Historical Cultural Resources, 1850-1977 (bulk 1977)

Extent: 14 folders
Language(s): Materials entirely in English

Scope and Content Note

This subseries contains research materials, maps, historical photographs, notes, and draft copies of the large report.

Biography/Organization History

Resource Consultants produced a 750 page report on the historical and cultural resources along the waterfront of San Francisco from Channel Street to North Point for the Clean Water Program.
Under the guidelines for compliance with the National Historic Preservation Act furnished by the California State Water Resources Control Board in their bulletin of February 10, 1976, the city of San Francisco was required to conduct a study of the potential impact on historical and cultural resources within the area of the scheduled North Shore and Channel Outfalls Consolidation Project of 1977. To accomplish this, the San Francisco Clean Water program contracted with Resource Consultants to produce a 750 page historical survey of the area. The report used historical and archaeological research methodologies to identify areas which may contain historical and cultural artifacts within the boundaries of the project.

Arrangement

This subseries is arranged in 14 files from basic research topics, through images and maps, and notes to a draft copy of the final report.
Box 02, folder 027

File Unit 027.  Project correspondence, 1978

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 02, folder 028

File Unit 028.  Research Materials, Larry Shumsky thesis, 1923, 1933, 1966

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 02, folder 029

File Unit 029.  Research Materials, Business Directory of San Francisco, 1880

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 02, folder 030

File Unit 030.  Research Materials, Construction work at North Beach, 1893

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 02, folder 031

File Unit 031.  Images, Various, undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 02, folder 032

File Unit 032.  Images, Presidio, Fort Mason, Alcatraz, 1885-1901

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 02, folder 033

File Unit 033.  Images, Photocopies, Various, 1851-1854

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 02, folder 034

File Unit 034.  Images, South of Market, Not Waterfront, 1856-1938

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 02, folder 035

File Unit 035.  Images, San Francisco Waterfront, Location not certain, 1915

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 02, folder 036

File Unit 036.  Images, Chinese pictures, undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 02, folder 037

File Unit 037.  Images, Waterfront panoramas, 1850-1872

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 02, folder 038

File Unit 038.  San Francisco Waterfront: Report on Historical Cultural Resources, Draft copy with notes, 1977

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 03, folder 039

File Unit 039.  Channel Outfalls Consolidation, Initial report, 1977 January

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 03, folder 040

File Unit 040.  Channel Outfalls Consolidation, Revised report, 1977 June

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 3, Folders 041 - 054

Subseries 1.04.  Yerba Buena Convention Center Report on Historical Cultural Resources, preliminary study of one block section, 1819-1977 (bulk 1977)

Extent: 14 folders
Language(s): Materials entirely in English

Scope and Content Note

This subseries contains notes, project outlines, research materials on the history of the site, images including photographs and an unbound copy of the final report.

Biography/Organization History

Resource Consultants contracted with the city of San Francisco to write a report on the cultural and historical impact of the proposed construction of the Yerba Buena Convention Center.
In preparation for the construction of the 87 acre Yerba Buena Convention Center in downtown San Francisco, and in order to comply with both Federal and State historic preservation laws, the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency contracted with Resource Consultants in 1977 to produce a report on the historical and cultural resources of a smaller, one square block section of the site. This report was later expanded in 1979 into a 300 page document with photographs and maps to include the entire 14 square blocks of the proposed convention center.

Arrangement

This subseries is arranged sequentially in 14 files from project outlines and notes, through research topics, image files and maps to an unbound copy of the final report.
Box 03, folder 041

File Unit 041.  Typed notes, labeled "Sam Brannan", undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 03, folder 042

File Unit 042.  Project notes with maps, 1977

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 03, folder 043

File Unit 043.  Notebook, San Francisco Fire Department research for book, with Roger R. Olmsted notes, undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 03, folder 044

File Unit 044.  Research Materials, Union Hall in 1863, undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 03, folder 045

File Unit 045.  Research Materials, Jack Shickell, San Francisco Waterfront, 1968

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 03, folder 046

File Unit 046.  Research Materials, London Times, 1819

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 03, folder 047

File Unit 047.  Images, Various subjects, undated

Extent: 1 folder.

Scope and Content Note

Oversize see separation sheet
Box 03, folder 048

File Unit 048.  Images, Parades, Celebrations, Funerals, 1977

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 03, folder 049

File Unit 049.  Images, Negatives of street maps and slides, undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 03, folder 050

File Unit 050.  Images, Aerial views, 1977

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 03, folder 051

File Unit 051.  Images, San Francisco business, 1880-1961

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 03, folder 052

File Unit 052.  Images, Various subjects, 1892-1909

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 03, folder 053

File Unit 053.  Images, San Francisco buildings and monuments, 1854-1961

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 03, folder 054

File Unit 054.  Yerba Buena Convention Center Survey of Historical Cultural Resources, finished report, unbound copy, 1977 November 4

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 3, Folders 055 - 058

Subseries 1.05.  Survey of the Northeastern Waterfront, 1909-1978 (bulk 1978)

Extent: 4 folders
Language(s): Materials entirely in English

Scope and Content Note

This subseries consists of research materials on the city of San Francisco light rail program, prominent residents of Rincon Hill and contemporary photographs of the region.

Biography/Organization History

Resource Consultants contracted with the City of San Francisco Planning Department to produce an historical and cultural survey of the Northeast Waterfront area.
As part of the City of San Francisco's Planning Department comprehensive city-wide cultural and historical resource survey program to manage and conduct historic and cultural resource surveys, Resource Consultants contracted with, and provided, a preliminary survey of the Northeast Waterfront district of the city in 1978.

Arrangement

This subseries is arranged in 4 files, two of research topics and two of image files.
Box 03, folder 055

File Unit 055.  Research Materials, Report on San Francisco Waterfront Light Rail Project and Alaska Railways, 1978

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 03, folder 056

File Unit 056.  Research Materials, Shumate's list of prominent people in Rincon Hill, undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 03, folder 057

File Unit 057.  Images, The Wasp newspaper, 1909 January 9

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 03, folder 058

File Unit 058.  Images, Northeast waterfront survey photographs, 1978

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 03 - 04, Folders 059 - 068

Subseries 1.06.  Levi's Plaza: Report on Historical Cultural Resources, 1966-1980 (bulk 1978)

Extent: 10 folders
Language(s): Materials entirely in English

Scope and Content Note

This subseries consists of research materials, image files, drafts of the report, galley proofs, and an unbound copy of the final appendix B report.

Biography/Organization History

Resource Consultants worked with an archaeologist in 1978, to write appendix B of the environmental impact report for the construction company planning the development of Levi Plaza in San Francisco in 1978.
In 1978, the Levi Strauss company, headquartered in San Francisco, California, contracted with the development company BJW, Associates, to create a public square surrounding their corporate building at Union and Sansome streets. As part of the development plan, an environmental impact statement was written for the San Francisco Planning Office that included an historic and archaeological resources impact report. This historic and archaeological resources report was produced in a separate appendix by Resource Consultants as a subcontractor to the development company on June 23, 1978.

Arrangement

This subseries is arranged sequentially in 10 files from research topics, through image files, to a draft copy and the finished report.
Box 03, folder 059

File Unit 059.  Research Materials, Gold Rush ships, article clippings, 1966-1967

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 03, folder 060

File Unit 060.  Research Materials, Whaling process, Whaler LYDIA, 1978, 1980

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 04, folder 061

File Unit 061.  Images, Charts and maps, 1978-1979

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 04, folder 062

File Unit 062.  Images, Whalers - new file, undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 04, folder 063

File Unit 063.  Images, Whalers and Whaling, undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 04, folder 064

File Unit 064.  Images, Spear Wharf, Pier 28, undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 04, folder 065

File Unit 065.  Images and captions, undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 04, folder 066

File Unit 066.  Levi's Plaza Report on Historical and Cultural Resources, Original text and photographs for Appendix B, 1978

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 04, folder 067

File Unit 067.  Galley Proof with original images and maps, Appendix B, 1978

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 04, folder 068

File Unit 068.  Levi's Plaza Environmental Impact Report with Appendix B, 1978 June 23

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 04, Folders 069 - 073

Subseries 1.07.  Rincon de las Salinas y Potrero Viejo: The Vanished Corner, 1978-1979 (bulk 1979)

Extent: 5 folders
Language(s): Materials entirely in English, title of report in Spanish

Scope and Content Note

This subseries consists of research materials, image files and a draft copy of the report.

Biography/Organization History

Resource Consultants produced a report on the possible historical and archaeological impact of the construction of the Southeast Treatment Plant in San Francisco.
Resource Consultants contracted with the San Francisco Clean Water Management Program to write a 255 page report on the possible historical and archaeological impacts of the proposed construction of the Southeast Treatment Plant in 1979. This report was written in compliance with the State of California and US federal law, specifically the Historic Preservation Act of 1973.

Arrangement

This subseries is arranged sequentially in 5 files from research on the site, through image files including maps of the area, to a draft copy of the final report.
Box 04, folder 069

File Unit 069.  Research Materials, South of Market Journal, 1979

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 04, folder 070

File Unit 070.  Images for report, undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 04, folder 071

File Unit 071.  Images and maps, undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 04, folder 072

File Unit 072.  Images, Ted White's family pictures, undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 04, folder 073

File Unit 073.  Rincon de las Salinas y Potrero Viejo, Draft copy with cover and original images, 1978-1979

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 04 - 05, Folders 074 - 081

Subseries 1.08.  Yerba Buena Convention Center report on historical cultural resources for the full 14 acre section, 1851-1979 (bulk 1979)

Extent: 13 folders
Language(s): Materials entirely in English

Scope and Content Note

This subseries contains images, maps, galley proofs, typed manuscript drafts and an unbound final copy of the report.

Biography/Organization History

Resource Consultants wrote a 750 page report on the historical and cultural resources of the area enclosed in the planned Yerba Buena Convention Center in San Francisco.
The Historical Cultural Resources Survey of the Yerba Buena Convention Center is an archival survey undertaken by Resource Consultants under contract with the City of San Francisco Planning Department's Redevelopment Agency and in accordance with a memorandum of agreement between the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the California State Historic Preservation Office and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation. It was an expansion of the earlier test study completed in 1977 of a smaller one block section of the site. This much larger study was for the entire 85 acre, 14 square block portion of the city impacted by the construction of the Yerba Buena Convention Center in 1979.

Arrangement

This subseries is arranged sequentially in 13 files from research materials, through image files and maps, through manuscript drafts and galley proofs, to the final copy of the report.
Box 04, folder 074

File Unit 074.  Images, EB-3 original maps, 1979

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 04, folder 075

File Unit 075.  Images, Street maps, undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 04, folder 076

File Unit 076.  Images, Skid Row, Salvation Army, undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 04, folder 077

File Unit 077.  Images, Oakland and San Francisco people, Street scenes, 1852-1932

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 04, folder 078

File Unit 078.  Images, Chinatown, undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 04, folder 079

File Unit 079.  Images, Chinese photographs, new folder, undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 04, folder 080

File Unit 080.  Images, Various subjects, 1851-1917

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 04, folder 081

File Unit 081.  Galley proof, Yerba Buena Center Historical and Cultural Resources Survey with original maps and photographs, 1979

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 05, folder 082

File Unit 082.  Yerba Buena Center Historical and Cultural Resources Survey, a portion of the typed manuscript, 1978

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 05, folder 083

File Unit 083.  Yerba Buena Center Historical and Cultural Resources Survey, original manuscript for block EB - 3, 1979

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 05, folder 084

File Unit 084.  Yerba Buena Center Historical and Cultural Resources Survey, original manuscript Chapter I - VII, 1979

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 05, folder 085

File Unit 085.  Yerba Buena Center Historical and Cultural Resources Survey, original manuscript Chapter VII - Bibliography, 1979

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 05, folder 086

File Unit 086.  Yerba Buena Center Historical and Cultural Resources Survey, finished report, unbound, 1979

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 5, Folder 087

Subseries 1.09.  Ocean Beach: Survey of Historic Maps and Photos, 1979 (bulk 1979)

Extent: 1 folder
Language(s): Materials entirely in English

Scope and Content Note

This subseries consists of a draft copy of the final report.

Biography/Organization History

Resource Consultants wrote a report on beach erosion and coastline changes for the city of San Francisco's Wastewater Management Program.
Roger and Nancy Olmsted conducted a study and produced a 41 page report on the coastline changes along San Francisco's Ocean Beach from 1852 through 1929. The study was conducted under contract with the San Francisco Wastewater Management Program and was accomplished through a detailed comparison of US Coast Survey maps and photographs.

Arrangement

This subseries consists of 1 file.
Box 05, folder 087

File Unit 087.  Ocean Beach: A Survey of Historic Maps and Photographs, finished report, unbound, 1979

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 5, Folders 088 - 096

Subseries 1.10.  The Buried Gold Rush Ship in Levi's Plaza, 1980-2002 (bulk 1980)

Extent: 9 folders
Language(s): Materials entirely in English

Scope and Content Note

This subseries contains notes, research materials on the whaling industry of the 1850's, architectural drawings, contemporary photographs of the dig site, and a draft of the report.

Biography/Organization History

Resource Consultants wrote an exhibition plan for the Gold Rush era ship discovered in 1979 under Levi's Plaza at 1155 Battery Street in San Francisco.
Roger and Nancy Olmsted were hired by the non-profit foundation, Friends of ALMA, to write an exhibit proposal in conjunction with the architectural firm of Gordon Ashby Associates to display the buried Gold Rush ship discovered under Levi's Plaza in 1979. The plan was to create an observation area with a glass floor in order to leave the ship, which was determined to be either the PALMYRA or the WILLIAM GRAY, in situ. The Levi Strauss company financed archaeological excavations and commissioned the plans for the exhibit, however the company abandoned the preservation plans and chose instead to leave the ship buried beneath the plaza without the observation area.

Arrangement

This subseries is arranged sequentially into 9 files from research notes, through drawings and photographs, to a draft copy of the report and exhibition handouts.
Box 05, folder 088

File Unit 088.  Typed notes on Gold Rush era ships, undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 05, folder 089

File Unit 089.  Research Materials, Binder of notes and whaling information, 1980, 2000

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 05, folder 090

File Unit 090.  Research Materials, Buried ship folder, 1980

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 05, folder 091

File Unit 091.  Images, Levi's Plaza architectural drawings, 1980

Extent: 1 folder.

Scope and Content Note

Oversized roll, see separation sheet
Box 05, folder 092

File Unit 092.  Images, Levi's Plaza photographs, undated

Extent: 1 folder.

Scope and Content Note

Oversized, see separation sheet
Box 05, folder 093

File Unit 093.  Images, Buried ship, new folder, undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 05, folder 094

File Unit 094.  Images, Levi Strauss Gold Rush ship, slide shows, 1999, 2002

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 05, folder 095

File Unit 095.  Draft notes, Gold Rush ships, top of the hill, 1980

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 05, folder 096

File Unit 096.  Lecture handouts, Buried ships and Telegraph Hill, 1980

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 6, Folders 097 - 110

Subseries 1.11.  The King Street Ship Volume 2: Behind the Seawall, 1857-1981 (bulk 1981)

Extent: 14 folders
Language(s): Materials entirely in English

Scope and Content Note

This subseries contains research materials, correspondence with Capt. Fred Klebingat and other experts, architectural drawings, invoices and bills, application paperwork for the National Register and the final report.

Biography/Organization History

Resource Consultants conducted an investigation into the identity of the Gold Rush ship discovered by the San Francisco Clean Water Program in 1981.
In 1981, the San Francisco Clean Water Program while repairing a sewer main near King Street in San Francisco, found the remains of a buried Gold Rush ship and contracted with Resource Consultants to investigate its identity. Resource Consultants was already working on a survey of the historical and cultural resources of this area for their Bayside San Francisco report (see Subseries 1.12), and titled this investigation as a second volume to that much larger work. Despite the fact that this report is labeled as Volume 2, it was created and published before Volume 1, due to its much smaller scale and size. The investigation determined the ship to be the whaler LYDIA.

Arrangement

This subseries is arranged sequentially in 14 files from research and project proposal, through maps and notes, photographs of the site, correspondence with regional experts, invoices and bills, notes, and a copy of the final report.
Box 06, folder 097

File Unit 097.  Notes and correspondence with Capt. Klebingat, 1978-1980

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 06, folder 098

File Unit 098.  Research Materials and project correspondence, 1978-1981

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 06, folder 099

File Unit 099.  Research Materials, Ship at King Street, 1978-1980

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 06, folder 100

File Unit 100.  Research Materials, Notes on King Street location, 1978

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 06, folder 101

File Unit 101.  Research Materials, Maps of King Street site, undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 06, folder 102

File Unit 102.  Research Materials, Shipbuilding, Pacific Steam Whaling Company, 1980

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 06, folder 103

File Unit 103.  Research Materials, Anchor found at King Street site, 1978-1980

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 06, folder 104

File Unit 104.  Images, Drawings of King Street ship, 1978-1980

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 06, folder 105

File Unit 105.  Images, Architectural drawings of King Street ship, 1980

Extent: 1 folder.

Scope and Content Note

Oversize rolls, see separation sheets
Box 06, folder 106

File Unit 106.  Images, King Street ship and dig site, 1887, 1980

Extent: 1 folder.

Scope and Content Note

Oversize roll, see separation sheet
Box 06, folder 107

File Unit 107.  Exhibit and display materials, Whaler LYDIA and King Street site, 1857-1960

Extent: 1 folder.

Scope and Content Note

Oversize roll, see separation sheet
Box 06, folder 108

File Unit 108.  Correspondence, Project invoices and bills, 1979-1980

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 06, folder 109

File Unit 109.  King Street Ship Volume 2: Behind the Seawall, Final report with summary, notes and document list, 1978

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 06, folder 110

File Unit 110.  Project outline, Notes and National Register application, 1980

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 6, Folders 111 - 114

Subseries 1.12.  Bayside San Francisco, 1847-1939, 1981 (bulk 1981)

Extent: 4 folders
Language(s): Materials entirely in English

Scope and Content Note

This subseries consists of research materials on historical refuse dumps in San Francisco specifically Steamboat Point, and photographic images of the Bayside Docks from the 1860s to the 1950s.

Biography/Organization History

Resource Consultants was contracted by the San Francisco Clean Water program to write an historical and cultural resources survey of the area of the Bayside Sewer facilities.
Developed from a preliminary study of various alternative routes in April 1980, this nearly 300 page report includes discussions of prehistoric Native-American shell mounds, and possible National Register sites including historically important Chinese-American settlements and the strong potential of disturbing sunken watercraft, including Gold Rush ships. Begun in 1979, the report was nearly four years in the making and was not complete until April 1982. Volume 2, a much smaller side investigation of the buried gold rush ship LYDIA was completed in 1981 (see Series 1, subseries 11).

Arrangement

This subseries is arranged sequentially in 4 folders from research materials to photographic images and maps.
Box 06, folder 111

File Unit 111.  Research Materials, Garbage / Refuse Bayside, 1847-1939

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 06, folder 112

File Unit 112.  Research Materials and photographs, Pier 40 - 42, Pacific Mail Dock, 1867

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 06, folder 113

File Unit 113.  Images, Tichenor's Way / Steamboat Point, 1864-1868

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 06, folder 114

File Unit 114.  Images, Matson cruisers and American Presidents Line, 1957

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 6, Folder 115

Subseries 1.13.  The California Gold Country, 1851-1857, 1981 (bulk 1981)

Extent: 1 folder
Language(s): Materials entirely in English

Scope and Content Note

This subseries contains research material and photographs of commercial activities and landscapes in Northern California from 1851 to 1857.

Biography/Organization History

Nancy Olmsted wrote the text for an article submitted to the California Historical Society Journal in 1981 that was unpublished, the article is listed as an item on the Resource Consultants publication list.
Working with photographer Stan Truman, Nancy Olmsted wrote an article on the history of the Gold Rush, and the Northern California area known as the Gold Country.

Arrangement

This subseries consists of 1 file of research material and photographs.
Box 06, folder 115

File Unit 115.  Research Materials with images, Gold Rush San Francisco, 1851-1857

Extent: 1 folder.
Boxes 6 - 7, Folders 116 - 122

Subseries 1.14.  Upriver Boats: When Red Bluff was the Head of Navigation, 1849-1985 (bulk 1985)

Extent: 7 folders
Language(s): Materials entirely in English

Scope and Content Note

This subseries contains project proposal correspondence, research materials, historical photographs and a draft copy of the final booklet.

Biography/Organization History

In 1985 Nancy Olmsted co-authored with Edward Zelinsky, a 40 page booklet on the history of riverboat navigation in the upper Sacramento River Valley.
Upriver Boats: When Red Bluff was the Head of Navigation, is an historical survey of riverboat navigation published by the California Historical Society in 1985, and covers the subject from the 1840s to the 1930s with emphasis on the Gold Rush era.

Arrangement

This subseries is arranged sequentially in 7 folders, from project proposal and correspondence between the co-authors, through research materials and historic photographs, to a draft copy of the booklet.
Box 06, folder 116

File Unit 116.  Correspondence, Project proposal with budget, 1985

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 06, folder 117

File Unit 117.  Research Materials, Shasta: The Queen City, 1973

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 06, folder 118

File Unit 118.  Research Materials, The Californian, magazine, 1882

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 07, folder 119

File Unit 119.  Research Materials, Up-River Boats and The Steamer Dover by Otis Oldfield, 1849

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 07, folder 120

File Unit 120.  Images, Riverboat drawings, undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 07, folder 121

File Unit 121.  Images, Riverboats, River ports, Red Bluff, California, 1881-1932

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 07, folder 122

File Unit 122.  Upriver Boats: When Red Bluff was the Head of Navigation, unbound draft copy with glossy cover, 1985

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 7, Folders 123 - 140

Subseries 1.15.  Vanished Waters: The History of San Francisco's Mission Bay, 1850 - 1997 (bulk 1986)

Extent: 18 folders
Language(s): Materials entirely in English

Scope and Content Note

This subseries contains research materials, historical photographs, maps, publisher correspondence, galley proofs and a bound preview copy of the final book.

Biography/Organization History

Nancy Olmsted wrote Vanished Waters in 1986 under contract to the Mission Creek Conservancy in order to publicize the beauty and historical importance of the Mission Bay District of San Francisco.
The Mission Creek Conservatory is a public benefit corporation dedicated to preserving the tidal wetlands area around Mission Creek in San Francisco, and promoting the development of the Mission Bay Project, a 300 acre shoreline park and wildlife habitat. Vanished Waters is 136 page historical and ecological description of the area from the earliest European explorers to visit the area in 1775 up to 1986.

Arrangement

This subseries is arranged in 18 folders sequentially from research materials on the history of the area, through photographic images and maps, to galley proofs and printer's preview copy of the final book.
Box 07, folder 123

File Unit 123.  Research Materials, Prior research South of Market area, 1981

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 07, folder 124

File Unit 124.  Research Materials, San Francisco Business Directory for 1868, 1983

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 07, folder 125

File Unit 125.  Research Materials, VANCOUVER voyage of 1790-1795, undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 07, folder 126

File Unit 126.  Research Materials, Alta California articles, 1850-1868

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 07, folder 127

File Unit 127.  Research Materials,California Historical Quarterly journal articles, undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 07, folder 128

File Unit 128.  Research Materials, Various articles and clippings, 1853, 1881, 1874, 1929, 1964

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 07, folder 129

File Unit 129.  Research Materials, Vanished Waters: San Francisco Bay, 1908

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 07, folder 130

File Unit 130.  Research Materials, Maps and other research on Islais Creek, undated

Extent: 1 folder.

Scope and Content Note

Oversize roll, see separation sheet
Box 07, folder 131

File Unit 131.  Research Materials, State relief agency, 1928

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 07, folder 132

File Unit 132.  Images, Indian Shell mound, Univ. of California, undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 07, folder 133

File Unit 133.  Images, Maps, 1853, 1989

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 07, folder 134

File Unit 134.  Images, Maps and photographs, 1858-1892

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 07, folder 135

File Unit 135.  Images, Mission Bay and channel, undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 07, folder 136

File Unit 136.  Images, Mission Creek, 1864, 1926 and undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 07, folder 137

File Unit 137.  Images, Various subjects, 1863-1966

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 07, folder 138

File Unit 138.  Correspondence with Mission Creek Conservancy and others, 1997

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 07, folder 139

File Unit 139.  Galley proof with images and diagrams, Undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 07, folder 140

File Unit 140.  Vanished Waters: The History of San Francisco's Mission Bay, bound preview copy, 1986

Extent: 1 folder.
Boxes 7 - 8, Folders 141 - 148

Subseries 1.16.  Scow Schooners of San Francisco Bay, 1884 - 1989 (bulk 1989)

Extent: 8 folders
Language(s): Materials entirely in English

Scope and Content Note

This subseries contains Roger Olmsted's original thesis, photographs, publisher correspondence, and an unbound copy of the final book.

Biography/Organization History

In 1989 Nancy Olmsted with a grant from the National Maritime Association of San Francisco, re-edited and submitted for publication her late husband's thesis on the history of scow schooners in San Francisco Bay.
Roger R. Olmsted wrote his Master's Thesis on scow schooners of San Francisco in 1955 while attending the University of Nevada, Reno. In 1989 his widow Nancy re-edited it, adding photographs and maps and had it published by the California History Center in Cupertino, California.

Arrangement

This subseries is arranged sequentially in 8 folders, from the original thesis, historic photographs and images, through publisher correspondence, to an unbound copy of the final book.
Box 07, folder 141

File Unit 141.  Research Materials, Square-toed Packets of San Francisco Bay by Roger R. Olmsted, Thesis, 1972

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 07, folder 142

File Unit 142.  Images, Scow Schooners from Roger R. Olmsted's thesis, 1884-1934

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 07, folder 143

File Unit 143.  Images, Scow Schooners photographs from Roger R. Olmsted collection, undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 07, folder 144

File Unit 144.  Images, Scow Schooners, undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 08, folder 145

File Unit 145.  Images, Scow Schooners, new file, undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 08, folder 146

File Unit 146.  Images, Various subjects, undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 08, folder 147

File Unit 147.  Correspondence with Maritime Museum and California History Center, 1987, 1989

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 08, folder 148

File Unit 148.  Scow Schooners of San Francisco Bay, unbound copy, 1989

Extent: 1 folder.

Scope and Content Note

Oversize, see separation sheet
Box 8, Folders 149 - 153

Subseries 1.17.  A History of Paving Blocks along San Francisco's South Beach Waterfront, 1865 - 1992 (bulk 1992)

Extent: 5 folders
Language(s): Materials entirely in English

Scope and Content Note

This subseries contains research materials on historical paving methods, photographs of street paving from 1865 through 1921, and a draft copy of the final report.

Biography/Organization History

Resource Consultants was commissioned to write the history of the basalt paving stones re-used by the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency in the Rincon Point-South Beach redevelopment project of 1981 to 1992.
The Rincon Point - South Beach Redevelopment Plan, adopted by the city of San Francisco in 1981, provided for the redevelopment of the deteriorated industrial South Beach area into a new residential neighborhood, and authorized the installation and construction of public improvements to include new sidewalks and public areas. As part of this renovation, basalt paving blocks were salvaged and re-purposed as tree-wells and widened sidewalks and plaza areas. Eleven years later in 1992, as the project was winding down, the agency commissioned Resource Consultants to document the origin of the basalt paving stones in order to preserve the record of their use over time.

Arrangement

This subseries is arranged sequentially in 5 folders from research materials, through historic photographs and images to a draft copy of the final report.
Box 08, folder 149

File Unit 149.  Research Materials, Paving block research, 1892-1914, 1985

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 08, folder 150

File Unit 150.  Images, South of Market and Waterfront, 1914-1921

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 08, folder 151

File Unit 151.  Images, South of Market, not Rincon Hill, 1865-1921

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 08, folder 152

File Unit 152.  Images, Paving examples, 1880-1916

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 08, folder 153

File Unit 153.  A History of Paving Blocks along San Francisco's South Beach Waterfront, Final report, 1991

Extent: 1 folder.
Boxes 8 - 9, Folders 154 - 176

Subseries 1.18.  Tar Flat, Rincon Hill and the Shore of Mission Bay, 1852 - 1993 (bulk 1993)

Extent: 23 folders
Language(s): Materials entirely in English

Scope and Content Note

This subseries consists of correspondence, research materials, historic images and photographs, galley proofs and unbound copies of the final report.

Biography/Organization History

Resource Consultants contracted with the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) to write portions of the SF-480 Terminal Separation Rebuild Plan.
As a result of serious damage from the 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, the SF-480 freeway section in downtown San Francisco was scheduled for rebuilding or possible demolition in 1992. As part of the planning process for this major construction project, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) contracted with Resource Consultants and others to write an archaeological research design and treatment plan. Resource Consultants, now consisting of Nancy and Roger W. Olmsted, wrote surveys of potential National Register sites and an overall historic survey of the 10 block section impacted by the project in downtown San Francisco.

Arrangement

This subseries is arranged sequentially in 23 files from project proposals and correspondence, through research materials and historic photographs, to galley proofs and the finished report.
Box 08, folder 154

File Unit 154.  Correspondence with Caltrans and others with a working outline of project, 1991-1993

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 08, folder 155

File Unit 155.  Research Materials, Block 1 maps, 1913

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 08, folder 156

File Unit 156.  Research Materials, Historic miscellaneous notes of San Francisco, 1870-1889 and undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 08, folder 157

File Unit 157.  Research Materials, Islais Creek reclamation of railroad, 1902-1903

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 08, folder 158

File Unit 158.  Research Materials, Roger W. Olmsted's miscellaneous papers, undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 08, folder 159

File Unit 159.  Research Materials, Roney diary, 1857-1895

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 08, folder 160

File Unit 160.  Research Materials, Statistics of the 10th Census of the United States, 1882

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 08, folder 161

File Unit 161.  Research Materials, Street directories of San Francisco, 1864-1931

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 08, folder 162

File Unit 162.  Research Materials, Vignettes of early San Francisco homes, 1935-1963

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 08, folder 163

File Unit 163.  Images, Caltrans project, never produced, undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 08, folder 164

File Unit 164.  Images, Rincon Hill, South of Market, 1852-1929

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 08, folder 165

File Unit 165.  Images, Rincon Hill before 1906, 1867-1906

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 08, folder 166

File Unit 166.  Images, Rincon Hill post fire, 1906-1920

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 08, folder 167

File Unit 167.  Images, Views from Rincon Hill, 1853-1906

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 08, folder 168

File Unit 168.  Images, Project maps, 1857-1913, 1991

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 08, folder 169

File Unit 169.  Images, Small maps, SF-480, 1852-1929, 1992

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 08, folder 170

File Unit 170.  Images, San Francisco birds eye views, 1853-1878

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 09, folder 171

File Unit 171.  Galley proof, with revised layout, 1992

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 09, folder 172

File Unit 172.  Galley proof, with Caltrans captions of November 30, 1993

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 09, folder 173

File Unit 173.  Tar Flat, Rincon Hill and the Shore of Mission Bay, Volume 1, draft copy with notes, 1992

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 09, folder 174

File Unit 174.  Tar Flat, Rincon Hill and the Shore of Mission Bay, Volume 1, finished report, unbound, 1992

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 09, folder 175

File Unit 175.  Tar Flat, Rincon Hill and the Shore of Mission Bay, Appendix B, draft copy, undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 09, folder 176

File Unit 176.  Tar Flat, Rincon Hill and the Shore of Mission Bay, Appendix B, finished report, unbound, 1993

Extent: 1 folder.
Boxes 9 - 10, Folders 177 - 185

Subseries 1.19.  Tar Flat: 19th Century Solutions, 20th Century Problems, 1838 - 1993 (bulk 1993)

Extent: 9 folders
Language(s): Materials entirely in English

Scope and Content Note

This subseries contains project notes, correspondence with state officials, research materials, photographs and maps, galley proofs and an unbound copy of the final report.

Biography/Organization History

Resource Consultants contracted with the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) to write a report on potential health and safety hazards in the area of the 1992 SF-480 freeway rebuild project.
As a part of the SF-480 freeway rebuild process undertaken by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), Resource Consultants wrote a survey of potential hazardous material sites in the 10 block section of San Francisco impacted by the project. The report includes a survey of historical industrial activity from the entrance of the San Francisco - Oakland Bay Bridge to eleven blocks south of Market street from 1850 to 1948.

Arrangement

This subseries is arranged sequentially into 9 folders from project notes, correspondence, research materials, image files and maps to galley proofs and an unbound copy of the final report.
Box 09, folder 177

File Unit 177.  Correspondence with Caltrans, Building list and project overview, 1992

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 09, folder 178

File Unit 178.  Research Materials and other correspondence, 1992

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 09, folder 179

File Unit 179.  Research Materials, Gold Rush ships and landfill, 1992

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 09, folder 180

File Unit 180.  Research Materials, Miscellaneous historical research, SF-480, 1838-1989, bulk 1969-1989

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 09, folder 181

File Unit 181.  Research Materials, Miscellaneous waterfront research, 1991

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 09, folder 182

File Unit 182.  Images, Project views, 1860's-1906

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 09, folder 183

File Unit 183.  Tar Flat: 19th Century Solutions, 20th Century Problems, Terminal Separation Rebuild, unbound copy, 1992

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 10, folder 184

File Unit 184.  Galley proof, Tar Flat: 19th Century Solutions, 20th Century Problems, 1993

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 10, folder 185

File Unit 185.  Tar Flat: 19th Century Solutions, 20th Century Problems, unbound copy, 1993

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 10, folders 186 - 190

Subseries 1.20.  West Oakland: A Place to Start From, 1880s - 1994 (bulk 1993)

Extent: 5 folders
Language(s): Materials entirely in English

Scope and Content Note

This subseries consists of historical photographs and an unbound copy of volume 1 of the final report.

Biography/Organization History

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) contracted with Resource Consultants to write a report on the historical context of the area impacted by the rebuilding of the I-880 freeway in Oakland, California.
As a result of damage sustained in the Loma Prieta earthquake of 1989, the I-880 Cypress Freeway from Oakland to Emeryville, California was scheduled for reconstruction in 1993. In preparation for this project, Caltrans contracted with Resource Consultants and others to write an historical and archaeological survey of the area in order to identify locations which might cause conflict between historic preservation and project completion.

Arrangement

This subseries is arranged by subject into 5 folders, 4 of photographs, and 1 of an unbound copy of the final report.
Box 10, folder 186

File Unit 186.  Images, Cypress Freeway report, slide show, undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 10, folder 187

File Unit 187.  Images, West Oakland photographs, most not in report, 1911-1940

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 10, folder 188

File Unit 188.  Images, Oakland photographs, 1880's-1890's

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 10, folder 189

File Unit 189.  Images, West Oakland photographs, 1919-1940

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 10, folder 190

File Unit 190.  West Oakland: A Place to Start From, Historical Cultural Resource Survey, Volume 1, unbound copy, 1994

Extent: 1 folder.
Box10, Folders 191 - 194

Subseries 1.21.  Tar Flat and the Transbay Terminal, 1993 - 1994 (bulk 1994)

Extent: 4 folders
Language(s): Materials entirely in English

Scope and Content Note

This subseries consists of project proposal paperwork, photographic slides, galley proofs of the final report and an unbound copy of the final product.

Biography/Organization History

Resource Consultants contracted with the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) to write a hazardous material assessment of the Tar Flat region of Mission Bay in San Francisco.
As a part of the continuing construction program on the repairs to the San Francisco - Oakland Bay Bridge after the damage of the 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, Caltrans again contracted with Resource Consultants to write an historical and cultural resources survey of the area around the approaches to the bridge in the Tar Flat region of Mission Bay in San Francisco. This 65 page study examined the commercial uses of the area through history, in order to determine potential hazardous materials sites.
Box 10, folder 191

File Unit 191.  Project proposal, 1993

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 10, folder 192

File Unit 192.  Images, Slide show for transbay terminal construction project, 1993

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 10, folder 193

File Unit 193.  Galley proof, Tar Flat and the Transbay Terminal Hazardous Material Assessment with photographs, 1993

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 10, folder 194

File Unit 194.  Tar Flat and the Transbay Terminal Hazardous Material Assessment for CALTRANS, unbound copy, 1993

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 10, Folders 195 - 197

Subseries 1.22.  The Drydocks of Richardson Bay, 1881 - 1994 (bulk 1994)

Extent: 3 folders
Language(s): Materials entirely in English

Scope and Content Note

This subseries consists of photographs, both historic and contemporary, and a draft copy of the final report.

Biography/Organization History

Marin County, California contracted with Resource Consultants in 1994 to write an historical and cultural resources survey of four wooden drydock structures on the bottom of Richardson Bay.
In 1994 the County of Marin with funding from the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development, proposed demolishing four wooden drydock structures which since 1966 had rested on the bottom of Richardson Bay, offshore from the Sausalito waterfront. Preparatory to this demolition, Resource Consultants conducted an historic overview and a National Register of Historic Places significance evaluation as a part of the environmental review process. Their evaluation resulted in a 21 page report presented to the demolition company, WESCO, to the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development and to the Planning Office of Marin County, California.

Arrangement

This subseries is arranged sequentially into 3 files from photos of the drydock area in the 1880's, through modern aerial photos of the bay, to a draft copy of the 21 page report.
Box 10, folder 195

File Unit 195.  Images, Roger W. Olmsted photographs for dry dock study, 1881-1897

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 10, folder 196

File Unit 196.  Images, Aerial views, 1960-1980

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 10, folder 197

File Unit 197.  The Drydocks of Richardson Bay, draft copy, 1994

Extent: 1 folder.
Boxes 10 - 13, Folders 198 - 258

Subseries 1.23.  At the End of Our Streets Are Spars, 1845 - 2004 (bulk 1994 - 1995)

Extent: 61 folders
Language(s): Materials entirely in English

Scope and Content Note

This subseries consists of research materials, transcriptions of oral interviews, unpublished manuscripts and notes from Karl Kortum, photographs, architectural drawings, galley proofs, a draft manuscript, and correspondence.

Biography/Organization History

In 1995 Nancy Olmsted completed an historical cultural resources survey for the National Park Service and the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park. The survey was edited and re-issued in 2004.
The 230 plus page survey includes the historical and cultural significance of Black Point, Fort Mason, Aquatic Park Cove, the J. Porter Shaw Library and its collections, the museum artifacts, the small boat collection, ten National Landmark vessels, two National Landmark buildings and Victorian Park.

Arrangement

This subseries is arranged sequentially and thematically into 61 files from general research on the Park, through detailed research files on each building and vessel, through files of photographs of each of the buildings, areas of the park and historic vessels, to galley proofs of each chapter, to a draft manuscript and finally post published correspondence and corrections for the 2004 re-issue.
Box 10, folder 198

File Unit 198.  Research Materials, General research, file 1 of 3, 1990

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 10, folder 199

File Unit 199.  Research Materials, General research, file 2 of 3, 1992-1993

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 10, folder 200

File Unit 200.  Research Materials, General research, file 3 of 3, 1993

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 11, folder 201

File Unit 201.  Research Material and notes, 1993

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 11, folder 202

File Unit 202.  Research Materials, Steamboats by George Hilton, 1968

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 11, folder 203

File Unit 203.  Research Materials, Pacific Steamship Lines, 1990

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 11, folder 204

File Unit 204.  Research Materials, Victorian Park, 1959-1962

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 11, folder 205

File Unit 205.  Research Materials, ALMA and scow schooner racing, 1891-1991

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 11, folder 206

File Unit 206.  Research Materials, BALCLUTHA, 1955-2004

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 11, folder 207

File Unit 207.  Research Materials, Alaska Packers and BALCLUTHA, Undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 11, folder 208

File Unit 208.  Research Materials, EUREKA, 1890-1994

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 11, folder 209

File Unit 209.  Research Materials, HERCULES, file 1 of 2, 1980-1994

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 11, folder 210

File Unit 210.  Research Materials, HERCULES, file 2 of 2, 1967-1994

Extent: 1 folder.

Scope and Content Note

File includes two 5 1/4" floppy disks
Box 11, folder 211

File Unit 211.  Research Materials, WAPAMA, undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 11, folder 212

File Unit 212.  Research Materials, Sealetter, National Park Service newsletter and JEREMIAH O'BRIEN, 1994-2003

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 11, folder 213

File Unit 213.  Research Materials, Transcript of oral interview of Capt. Klebingat, 1967

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 11, folder 214

File Unit 214.  Research Materials, Karl Kortum manuscript and notes, 1988

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 11, folder 215

File Unit 215.  Research Materials, Roger R. Olmsted manuscript with images, 1991

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 11, folder 216

File Unit 216.  Research Materials, Miscellaneous research and images, 1958

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 11, folder 217

File Unit 217.  Images file 1 of 9, includes slides, 1845-1953

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 11, folder 218

File Unit 218.  Images file 2 of 9, 1851-1938

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 11, folder 219

File Unit 219.  Images file 3 of 9, 1904-1990

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 11, folder 220

File Unit 220.  Images file 4 of 9, 1906-1911 and undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 11, folder 221

File Unit 221.  Images file 5 of 9, 1907-1911

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 11, folder 222

File Unit 222.  Images file 6 of 9, 1909-1955

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 11, folder 223

File Unit 223.  Images file 7 of 9, 1923-1990

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 11, folder 224

File Unit 224.  Images file 8 of 9, 1931 and undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 11, folder 225

File Unit 225.  Images file 9 of 9 with notes, 1992-1996

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 11, folder 226

File Unit 226.  Images file, unused photographs, undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 11, folder 227

File Unit 227.  Images, Artist drawings of Hyde Street Pier, undated

Extent: 1 folder.

Scope and Content Note

Oversized, see separation sheet
Box 12, folder 228

File Unit 228.  Images, Aquatic Park, 1994

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 12, folder 229

File Unit 229.  Images, Aquatic Park and Black Point marina, 1938-1985

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 12, folder 230

File Unit 230.  Images, Rowing, Small boats on San Francisco Bay, undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 12, folder 231

File Unit 231.  Images, Victorian Park, 1868-1960

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 12, folder 232

File Unit 232.  Images, ALMA, undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 12, folder 233

File Unit 233.  Images, BALCLUTHA and C.A. THAYER, 1850-1993

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 12, folder 234

File Unit 234.  Images, BALCLUTHA and Karl Kortum, 1912-1955

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 12, folder 235

File Unit 235.  Images, Alaska Packers and STAR OF ALASKA, 1912-1930

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 12, folder 236

File Unit 236.  Images, Alaska Packers, undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 12, folder 237

File Unit 237.  Images, C.A. THAYER, 1912-1965

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 12, folder 238

File Unit 238.  Images and captions, C.A. THAYER, 1898 and undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 12, folder 239

File Unit 239.  Images, EPPLETON HALL, undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 12, folder 240

File Unit 240.  Images, EUREKA, 1898-1994

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 12, folder 241

File Unit 241.  Images, JEREMIAH O'BRIEN, 1981-1994

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 12, folder 242

File Unit 242.  Images, WAPAMA, 1913-1983

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 12, folder 243

File Unit 243.  Images, LEWIS ARK, 1904-1905

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 12, folder 244

File Unit 244.  Images, San Francisco Maritime Museum, 1970, 1992

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 12, folder 245

File Unit 245.  Images, Karl Kortum photographs, 1990

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 12, folder 246

File Unit 246.  Images, Original photographs for Chapter One, 1937-1993

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 12, folder 247

File Unit 247.  Galley proof, Haslett warehouse section, undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 12, folder 248

File Unit 248.  Galley proof, BALCLUTHA section, undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 12, folder 249

File Unit 249.  Galley proof, EUREKA section, undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 12, folder 250

File Unit 250.  Galley proof, C.A. THAYER section, undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 12, folder 251

File Unit 251.  Galley proof, WAPAMA section, undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 12, folder 252

File Unit 252.  Galley proof, J. Porter Shaw library and archives section, undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 12, folder 253

File Unit 253.  Galley proof, At the End of Our Streets Are Spars, 1994, 1998

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 13, folder 254

File Unit 254.  Galley proof, At the End of Our Streets Are Spars, revised version part I, 1995

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 13, folder 255

File Unit 255.  Galley proof and draft of manuscript, At the End of Our Streets Are Spars, 1994 September 6

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 13, folder 256

File Unit 256.  Draft manuscript, At the End of Our Streets Are Spars, Part I, 1996

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 13, folder 257

File Unit 257.  Draft manuscript, At the End of Our Streets Are Spars, Part III, 1996

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 13, folder 258

File Unit 258.  Publisher correspondence and corrections for 2004 re-issue of At the End of Our Streets Are Spars, 2004

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 13, Folders 259 - 265

Subseries 1.24.  Islais Creek Seawall Lot #344 and India Basin, 1915 - 1995 (bulk 1995)

Extent: 7 folders
Language(s): Materials entirely in English

Scope and Content Note

This subseries consists of research materials, photographs, galley proofs, a draft report and correspondence with the San Francisco Energy Company and Pacific Gas & Electric.

Biography/Organization History

Resource Consultants contracted with the San Francisco Energy Company in 1995 to write an historical and cultural resources survey of the Islais Creek Seawall Lot #344 & India Basin in San Francisco.
In 1994, the San Francisco Energy Company proposed rebuilding the co-generation energy facility at Islais Creek Seawall Lot #344. As part of the state and federal certification process, they were required to provide to the federal Environmental Protection Agency and to the State of California's Office of Planning and Research both an archaeological and an historical survey of the affected cultural resources. In order to comply with these regulations, the San Francisco Energy Company contracted with Resource Consultants to write a 78 page historical cultural resources survey. The proposed construction project did not occur as planned due to concerns over pollution and local community activism including protests. The original plant was demolished and the site returned to federally protected tidal wetlands in 2008.

Arrangement

This subseries is arranged sequentially into 7 files from basic research materials through photographs, galley proofs, and a final draft to correspondence and billing paperwork.
Box 13, folder 259

File Unit 259.  Research Materials, Paleontological overview, 1991

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 13, folder 260

File Unit 260.  Images, Southeast treatment plant and surrounding area, 1915-1944

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 13, folder 261

File Unit 261.  Images, Building the seawall, undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 13, folder 262

File Unit 262.  Images, Map of Islais Creek area, 1979

Extent: 1 folder.

Scope and Content Note

Oversize roll, see separation sheet
Box 13, folder 263

File Unit 263.  Galley proof with photographs, Historical Cultural Resource Survey of Islais Creek Seawall Lot #344 and India Basin, 1920-1974, 1995

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 13, folder 264

File Unit 264.  Draft manuscript, Historical Cultural Resource Survey of Islais Creek Seawall Lot #344 and India Basin, 1994-1995

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 13, folder 265

File Unit 265.  Correspondence and notes with billing invoices, 1995

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 13 Folders 266 - 274

Subseries 1.25.  Historic pylons at the southern end of the embarcadero walkway, 1854 - 1996 (bulk 1992 - 1996)

Extent: 9 folders
Language(s): Materials entirely in English

Scope and Content Note

This subseries consists of research materials on San Francisco's embarcadero and waterfront, photographs, and correspondence with the San Francisco Public Arts Program including Michael Manwaring.

Biography/Organization History

From 1992 to 1996 Nancy Olmsted worked alongside artist Michael Manwaring to create 20 free standing three-sided pylons along the southern end of San Francisco's embarcadero walkway
After the demolition of the Embarcadero Freeway in San Francisco in 1992, the San Francisco Arts Commission contracted with Resource Consultants and artist Michael Manwaring to create twenty, 13 foot high posts along the embarcadero walkway. The pylons are imprinted with photographs, stories, quotes, and drawings of historical and cultural significance to the San Francisco waterfront.

Arrangement

This subseries is arranged sequentially in 9 files, from research materials, through photographs to correspondence with the San Francisco Public Arts Program.
Box 13, folder 266

File Unit 266.  Research Materials, San Francisco's embarcadero, 1993

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 13, folder 267

File Unit 267.  Research Materials, San Francisco's waterfront, 1962-1993

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 13, folder 268

File Unit 268.  Research Materials, Beale street wharf and Top of the Hill, 1992

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 13, folder 269

File Unit 269.  Research Material and notes, A Sailor's Life is Dangerous, 1994

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 13, folder 270

File Unit 270.  Research Materials, Shanghai Sailor, boarding houses, 1994-1996

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 13, folder 271

File Unit 271.  Research Materials, The City Front by Capt. Fred Klebingat, undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 13, folder 272

File Unit 272.  Images and captions, Capt. Klebingat and The City Front, 1983

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 13, folder 273

File Unit 273.  Images, Ships, square rig and clipper ships, 1854-1915

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 13, folder 274

File Unit 274.  Correspondence with San Francisco Public Arts Program, 1994

Extent: 1 folder.
Boxes 13 - 14, Folders 275 - 280

Subseries 1.26.  Buried Ships of San Francisco, 1855 - 1995 (bulk 1995)

Extent: 6 folders
Language(s): Materials entirely in English

Scope and Content Note

This subseries consists of research materials including a book entitled Bonanza Bay Gold Rush Square, photographs of the Levi's Plaza excavation site and the NIANTIC excavation of 1978, and exhibit materials.

Biography/Organization History

Nancy Olmsted was commissioned by the Library Associates of the J. Porter Shaw Library at the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park to write a pictorial book on buried ships in San Francisco.
Olmsted gathered her research and photographs collected from 1970 to 1995 on the topic of ships buried in San Francisco's waterfront in the 1880s. The manuscript was uncompleted, but did result in an exhibit displayed at the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park and a photographic slide show.

Arrangement

This subseries is arranged sequentially into 6 files, from research materials through photographs and slides to exhibit layouts.
Box 13, folder 275

File Unit 275.  Research Materials, Bonanza Bay, Gold Rush square, undated

Extent: 1 folder.

Scope and Content Note

Oversize, see separation sheet
Box 13, folder 276

File Unit 276.  Research Materials, Ship research, Ray Aker file, 1992

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 13, folder 277

File Unit 277.  Research Materials with images and captions, Project views, 1855-1860, 1995

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 13, folder 278

File Unit 278.  Images, Levi's Plaza ship excavation and others, 1980

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 13, folder 279

File Unit 279.  Images, Gold Rush ships photographs and slide show, 1983, 1995

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 14, folder 280

File Unit 280.  Presentation material for exhibit on buried Gold Rush era ships, 1995

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 14, Folders 281 - 283

Subseries 1.27.  Vanished Community: Skyway Section of Freeway, 1860 - 1997 (bulk 1996)

Extent: 3 folders
Language(s): Materials entirely in English

Scope and Content Note

This subseries consists of project contract documents, area photographs both historic and contemporary, and a draft copy of Resource Consultants portion of the final report.

Biography/Organization History

Resource Consultants contracted with the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) to provide an archaeological research design and treatment plan for the SF-80 Bayshore Viaduct seismic retrofit project of 1996.
The SF-80 Bayshore seismic retrofit project was the repair and upgrade of the columns and footings supporting the elevated structure of Interstate 80 on 10 city blocks in San Francisco, from Fourth Street between Harrison and Bryant to the junction with SF-101 at Sixteenth Street, between San Bruno and Vermont. The archaeological research design and treatment plan was a necessity in order to comply with section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. Resource Consultants was one of a number of subcontractors who worked with archaeologists Jack McIlroy and Mary Praetzellis to produce the more than 350 page final report to Caltrans.

Arrangement

This subseries is arranged sequentially into 3 files from preliminary study and contract agreement paperwork, through photographic files, to a draft copy of the Resource Consultants final report to the project archaeologists.
Box 14, folder 281

File Unit 281.  Preliminary Caltrans study and agreement for services with Resource Consultants, 1997

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 14, folder 282

File Unit 282.  Images, South of Market, not waterfront or Rincon Hill, undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 14, folder 283

File Unit 283.  Images, Original photographs and layouts, undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 14, Folders 284 - 287

Subseries 1.28.  Bay Bridge: Historic Review of Approaches to the San Francisco - Oakland Bay Bridge, 1934 - 1997 (bulk 1997)

Extent: 4 folders
Language(s): Materials entirely in English

Scope and Content Note

This subseries consists of research materials, photographs, a galley proof and a final draft of the report.

Biography/Organization History

Resource Consultants contracted with the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) to provide an archaeological research design and treatment plan for the replacement of the west approach to the San Francisco - Bay Bridge.
As part of the seismic upgrade to the San Francisco - Oakland Bay Bridge, which was severely damaged in the 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, Caltrans contracted with the Anthropological Studies Center at the Sonoma State University Academic Foundation, who subcontracted to Resource Consultants to write an historical cultural survey of the area around the west approach to the bridge. Resource Consultants completed their portion of the report in 1997. The entire two volume, nearly 400 page report was completed in 2000 and was dedicated to Roger W. Olmsted who died in 1999.

Arrangement

This subseries is arranged sequentially into 4 folders, from research materials on the original construction of the bridge, to photographs both historic and contemporary, to a galley proof and a final draft of the Resource Consultants report.
Box 14, folder 284

File Unit 284.  Research Materials, Building the Bay Bridge, undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 14, folder 285

File Unit 285.  Research Materials, San Francisco - Oakland Bay Bridge, 1934 and undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 14, folder 286

File Unit 286.  Images, San Francisco - Oakland Bay Bridge and aerial views, undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 14, folder 287

File Unit 287.  Draft copy of the Introduction to San Francisco - Oakland Bay Bridge report on replacement of the west approach for Caltrans, 1997

Extent: 1 folder.
Boxes 14 - 16, Folders 288 - 320

Subseries 1.29.  Historic pylons at the central embarcadero walkway, 1850 - 2003 (bulk 1997 - 2002)

Extent: 33 folders
Language(s): Materials entirely in English

Scope and Content Note

This subseries consists of research materials including books and maps about San Francisco's embarcadero and waterfront, photographs and artist sketches, and correspondence with the San Francisco Public Arts Program including Michael Manwaring.

Biography/Organization History

From 1997 to 2002 Nancy Olmsted worked alongside artist Michael Manwaring to create 12 free standing three-sided pylons along the central portion of San Francisco's embarcadero walkway.
After the success of the 20 pylons created by Nancy Olmsted and Michael Manwaring along the southern embarcadero walkway in 1996 (see Subseries 1.25), the San Francisco Arts Program rehired the team to create 12 more pylons along the central portion of the walkway. The pylons are imprinted with photographs, stories, quotes, and drawings of historical and cultural significance to the San Francisco waterfront.

Arrangement

This subseries is arranged sequentially into 33 folders, from project correspondence, through research materials, artist sketches, maps, and photographic images to captions and text and a final report submitted to the San Francisco Arts Commission with reviews and brochures.
Box 14, folder 288

File Unit 288.  Correspondence including project proposal and expenses budget, 1996-2000

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 14, folder 289

File Unit 289.  Correspondence with San Francisco Arts Commission including letter of agreement, 2001-2003

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 14, folder 290

File Unit 290.  Correspondence with Michael Manwaring and others, 2001-2003

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 14, folder 291

File Unit 291.  Exhibit notes, captions, photograph orders and invoices, 2001

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 14, folder 292

File Unit 292.  Research Materials, Getting Around exhibit, 1902-1906

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 14, folder 293

File Unit 293.  Research Materials with Images, The Big Strike exhibit, 1901

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 14, folder 294

File Unit 294.  Research Materials, The Barbary Coast exhibit, 1893-1933

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 14, folder 295

File Unit 295.  Research Materials, Beale Street Wharf and the Seawall exhibit, Undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 14, folder 296

File Unit 296.  Research Materials, Whaling out of San Francisco exhibit, Undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 14, folder 297

File Unit 297.  Research Materials, Gordon Grant file, 2002

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 14, folder 298

File Unit 298.  Research Materials with Images, Alaska Packers exhibit, 1918 and undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 14, folder 299

File Unit 299.  Images with text, Vanished Peoples exhibit, undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 14, folder 300

File Unit 300.  Images, Twenty-three photographs and other images used for central embarcadero pylons, undated

Extent: 1 folder.

Scope and Content Note

Oversize, see separation sheet
Box 14, folder 301

File Unit 301.  Images and captions, Those Who Harvest the Sea exhibit, 1850-1964

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 15, folder 302

File Unit 302.  Images and captions, US Revenue Cutter BEAR exhibit, 1884-1926, 2001

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 15, folder 303

File Unit 303.  Images and captions, Expedition of the BEAR exhibit, includes large map, 1890-1953

Extent: 1 folder.

Scope and Content Note

Oversize roll, see separation sheet
Box 15, folder 304

File Unit 304.  Images and captions, San Francisco - Oakland Bay Bridge exhibit, 1933-1990

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 15, folder 305

File Unit 305.  Images and captions, Embarcadero Freeway to Nowhere exhibit, 1956-1991

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 15, folder 306

File Unit 306.  Images, Vanished Peoples exhibit, 1907-1924, 1995

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 15, folder 307

File Unit 307.  Images and captions with correspondence, Herb Caen Way exhibit, 1978-1996

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 15, folder 308

File Unit 308.  Images and captions, Fisherman's Wharf Old and New exhibit, 1876-1910

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 15, folder 309

File Unit 309.  Images and captions, Vallejo Wharf and Broadway Wharf exhibit, 1865-1882

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 15, folder 310

File Unit 310.  Images, Union Wharf and Old Fisherman's Wharf exhibit, 1867-1885

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 15, folder 311

File Unit 311.  Images and captions, Getting Around exhibit, 1858 and undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 15, folder 312

File Unit 312.  Images, Various pylons and podiums, 1852-1999

Extent: 1 folder.

Scope and Content Note

Includes CD-ROM and slides
Box 15, folder 313

File Unit 313.  Three artist sketchbooks by Gordon Grant, 1931, 1932, 1959

Extent: 1 folder.

Scope and Content Note

Oversize, see separation sheet
Box 15, folder 314

File Unit 314.  Images with captions, White Angel Jungle exhibit, 1931-1933

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 15, folder 315

File Unit 315.  Images with captions, The Matson Line exhibit, undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 15, folder 316

File Unit 316.  Text and captions for various pylons and podiums, undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 15, folder 317

File Unit 317.  Exhibit presentation materials and brochures promoting exhibits, undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 15, folder 318

File Unit 318.  Binder contents for presentation to San Francisco Arts Commission, labeled "Nancy Olmsted version", unbound, 1996-1997

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 16, folder 319

File Unit 319.  Binder contents for final presentation to San Francisco Arts Commission, unbound, 1997

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 16, folder 320

File Unit 320.  New York Times travel section with article on San Francisco's embarcadero pylon and podium exhibits, 1997 November 9

Extent: 1 folder.
Boxes 16 - 18, Folders 321 - 353

Subseries 1.30.  The Ferry Building: Witness to a Century of Change, 1855 - 2005 (bulk 1998)

Extent: 33 folders
Language(s): Materials entirely in English

Scope and Content Note

This subseries consists of preliminary research on the Ferry Building, contract and editorial correspondence, invoices, receipts, photographs, and galley proofs of final edit of the book.

Biography/Organization History

Nancy Olmsted wrote a centennial history book of San Francisco's iconic Ferry Building in 1998.
In commemoration of the approaching centennial of the city's Ferry Building in 1998, the San Francisco Port Authority commissioned Nancy Olmsted to write a pictorial history book of the building and its role in the city's history. The San Francisco Port Authority also commissioned Heyday Books in Berkeley, California to handle production, printing and distribution of the book. This three cornered deal had consequences for Olmsted who had serious disagreements with the publisher over royalties and editorial control of the book.

Arrangement

This subseries is arranged sequentially into 33 files from preliminary research on the Ferry Building, through contract paperwork and royalty agreements, correspondence with the publisher and printer, photographs in chapter order, to galley proofs of the preliminary and final edit.
Box 16, folder 321

File Unit 321.  Research Materials, preliminary research on the Ferry Building, 1979-1997

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 16, folder 322

File Unit 322.  Correspondence with the Port of San Francisco, including contract for services and advertising agreement, 1995-1998

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 16, folder 323

File Unit 323.  Correspondence with Heydey Books and Port of San Francisco, 1997-1999

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 16, folder 324

File Unit 324.  Correspondence, Book reviews and advertising flyers, 1998-1999

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 16, folder 325

File Unit 325.  Correspondence, Public relations firm, 1999

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 16, folder 326

File Unit 326.  Correspondence, Invoices and receipts, 1997-1999

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 16, folder 327

File Unit 327.  Correspondence, Publisher contract and royalties, 1999

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 16, folder 328

File Unit 328.  Correspondence, Book promotion, 2002-2003

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 16, folder 329

File Unit 329.  Images, Birdseye views and Muybridge photographs, 1878 and undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 16, folder 330

File Unit 330.  Images, San Francisco Chronicle photographs and photographs to be identified, 1909-1991

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 16, folder 331

File Unit 331.  Images, Ferry Building in Pier One exhibits, 1907-1915

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 16, folder 332

File Unit 332.  Images, Ferry Building photographs, "some not used", 1985-1998

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 16, folder 333

File Unit 333.  Images, Horse-drawn transportation, 1855-1913

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 16, folder 334

File Unit 334.  Images, Line art, 1886-1894, 1991

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 16, folder 335

File Unit 335.  Images, South of Ferry Building, Waterfront, 1864-1921

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 16, folder 336

File Unit 336.  Images, Photographs not used in book, 1916-1935

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 16, folder 337

File Unit 337.  Images, Various images of Ferry Building, undated

Extent: 1 folder.

Scope and Content Note

Oversize, see separation sheet
Box 17, folder 338

File Unit 338.  Images, Chapter 2, 1991-1998

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 17, folder 339

File Unit 339.  Images, Chapter 4, 1996

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 17, folder 340

File Unit 340.  Images, Chapter 5, 1997

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 17, folder 341

File Unit 341.  Images, Chapter 6, 1998

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 17, folder 342

File Unit 342.  Images, Photographic slides for Herb Caen Day, 2005

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 17, folder 343

File Unit 343.  Images, File labeled "Most un-used for book", 1898-2004

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 17, folder 344

File Unit 344.  Captions for images on four 3.5 inch diskettes, 1999

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 17, folder 345

File Unit 345.  Galley proof, Chapter two and cover, undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 17, folder 346

File Unit 346.  Galley proof, Chapter five, undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 17, folder 347

File Unit 347.  Galley proof, Chapter six and rejected introduction, undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 17, folder 348

File Unit 348.  Galley proof, Chapter seven, undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 17, folder 349

File Unit 349.  Images, Used in book promotion activities and exhibits, includes three CD-ROMs of jpeg images, undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 18, folder 350

File Unit 350.  Images, Photographs used in National Park Service ferryboat booklet, undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 18, folder 351

File Unit 351.  Images, Photocopies of book pages for Port of San Francisco use, file 1 of 3, 1999

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 18, folder 352

File Unit 352.  Images, Photocopies of book pages for Port of San Francisco use, file 2 of 3, 1999

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 18, folder 353

File Unit 353.  Images, Photocopies of book pages for Port of San Francisco use, file 3 of 3, 1999

Extent: 1 folder.
Boxes 18 - 19, Folders 354 - 367

Subseries 1.31.  Simple Pleasures: Commuting by Ferryboat, 1874 - 1999 (bulk 1999)

Extent: 14 folders
Language(s): Materials entirely in English

Scope and Content Note

This subseries consists of the 1989 article and notes on ferryboats, photographs of ferryboats and ferryboat landings, galley proofs for the publisher and electronic storage discs with captions and text.

Biography/Organization History

In 1999 Nancy Olmsted was commissioned by the National Maritime Museum Association to write a history of ferryboat commuting on San Francisco Bay.
In 1989, ten years before this work, Olmsted had written an article entitled "Ferryboats - A San Francisco Tradition" for the national Maritime Museum Association Sea Letter to celebrate the 100th birthday of the EUREKA. Her work on the Ferry Building book and the additional ten years of research and photographic collection inspired her to upgrade that article into a full-fledged book.

Arrangement

This subseries is arranged sequentially in 14 files from research articles and notes, through photographic images and galley proofs, to two 3.5" floppy disks and two zip disks with captions and text.
Box 18, folder 354

File Unit 354.  Research Materials, Research on ferryboats, 1985, 1989

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 18, folder 355

File Unit 355.  Images, Maps and line-art drawings, 1930, 1967

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 18, folder 356

File Unit 356.  Images, Ferryboats file 1 of 2, 1910-1937

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 18, folder 357

File Unit 357.  Images, Ferryboats file 2 of 2, 1874-1953

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 18, folder 358

File Unit 358.  Images, Ferryboats related to Oakland, undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 18, folder 359

File Unit 359.  Images, Ferryboat landings, 1890-1940

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 18, folder 360

File Unit 360.  Images, Ferryboats, mostly EUREKA / UKIAH, 1899-1953

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 18, folder 361

File Unit 361.  Images, Ferryboats in Simple Pleasures book, 1882-1927

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 18, folder 362

File Unit 362.  Images, Ship captain and crew photographs, undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 18, folder 363

File Unit 363.  Images, Photographs of people on ferryboats, 1890-1940

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 18, folder 364

File Unit 364.  Draft copy of Simple Pleasures Begin with Ferryboats, 1999

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 18, folder 365

File Unit 365.  The National Maritime Museum Association, Sea Letter, Issue number 42, with Simple Pleasures: Commuting by Ferryboat article, 1990

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 18, folder 366

File Unit 366.  Galley proof, Lay-out with images, 1999

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 19, folder 367

File Unit 367.  Ferryboat book lay-outs on two 3.5" discs in MS Word and two Zip discs with CorelDraw files, undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 19, Folders 368 - 390

Subseries 1.32.  Fireboat PHOENIX, 1906 - 2006 (bulk 2003 - 2005)

Extent: 23 folders
Language(s): Materials entirely in English

Scope and Content Note

This subseries consists of correspondence with Arcadia Publishing and others, research notes, photographs, an exhibit proposal to the San Francisco Port Authority, and printer layouts.

Biography/Organization History

From 2003 to 2005 Nancy Olmsted researched and wrote a draft copy of a book on the San Francisco Fire Department's Fireboats, specifically Fireboat PHOENIX that fought the fire of 1906.
In 2005 Olmsted contacted Arcadia Publishing to produce a book on the history of the San Francisco Fire Departments fireboat program. Arcadia Publishing produces glossy booklets on local history. Nancy Olmsted and Arcadia Publishing engaged in a two year negotiation on the project while Olmsted continued to write and collect photographs, however the two sides could not agree on a publishing contract and the book remained unfinished.

Arrangement

This subseries is arranged sequentially in 23 files, from correspondence through research, notes and photographs, to an exhibit proposal and printer layouts.
Box 19, folder 368

File Unit 368.  Correspondence with Arcadia Publishing including proposed contract, 2005

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 19, folder 369

File Unit 369.  Correspondence, general, 2002-2004

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 19, folder 370

File Unit 370.  Correspondence, Fire chiefs Lamuth and Kennedy, 2003

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 19, folder 371

File Unit 371.  Correspondence, National Archives and Record Administration, 2004

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 19, folder 372

File Unit 372.  Research Materials, Pier fires, 2006

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 19, folder 373

File Unit 373.  Research Materials, Fire stations and fire boats, 1913-1977

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 19, folder 374

File Unit 374.  Research Materials, Fire chief McLaren, 1976

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 19, folder 375

File Unit 375.  Research Materials, United States Navy firefighting, 2004

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 19, folder 376

File Unit 376.  Images, 1906-1955

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 19, folder 377

File Unit 377.  Images with text, 2002

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 19, folder 378

File Unit 378.  Images with text, Fire boats, Undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 19, folder 379

File Unit 379.  Images, Fireboat images unidentified, 2003

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 19, folder 380

File Unit 380.  Images, Fire boats, US Navy boats, and foreign boats, undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 19, folder 381

File Unit 381.  Images, Embarcadero photographs not in fireboat book, undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 19, folder 382

File Unit 382.  Images, Revision of firemen and PHOENIX, undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 19, folder 383

File Unit 383.  Images, San Francisco Fire Department, undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 19, folder 384

File Unit 384.  Images, Water display with PHOENIX, undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 19, folder 385

File Unit 385.  Images and text from Pier One pylon, not used, 1997

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 19, folder 386

File Unit 386.  Images and text used for 2003 exhibit, 2003

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 19, folder 387

File Unit 387.  Images and text used for 2006 exhibit, 2006

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 19, folder 388

File Unit 388.  Proposal for exhibit on Pier 48 for centennial of 1906 San Francisco fire and earthquake, 2006

Extent: 1 folder.

Scope and Content Note

Oversize, see separation sheet
Box 19, folder 389

File Unit 389.  Galley proof, Fireboat PHOENIX draft with notes, 2002-2005

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 19, folder 390

File Unit 390.  Galley proof, Fireboat PHOENIX, revised draft, 2006

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 20, Folders 391 - 411

Subseries 1.33.  Along the Waterfront: Historic Walking Tour, 1852 - 2005 (bulk 1996 - 2005)

Extent: 21 folders
Language(s): Materials entirely in English

Scope and Content Note

This subseries contains correspondence, research materials and notes, manuscript rough drafts, maps and photographs, printer layouts, and partial draft copies.

Biography/Organization History

From 1996 to 2005 Nancy Olmsted intermittently worked on a book entitled, "Along the Waterfront: When San Francisco Was A Sailor's Town." The manuscript is approximately 75 percent complete, but was not finished.
The book was planned to be an historic walking tour of San Francisco's waterfront from Fort Mason all the way to Hunter's Point and was laid out in thirteen chapters.

Arrangement

This subseries is arranged sequentially and thematically into 21 folders, from correspondence through research topics in geographical order, through photographs in geographical order, to printer layouts and draft copies of manuscript portions.
Box 20, folder 391

File Unit 391.  Correspondence, Fort Mason officer's club, 2002

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 20, folder 392

File Unit 392.  Correspondence, Karl Kortum and San Francisco Maritime Museum, 2004

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 20, folder 393

File Unit 393.  Correspondence, Arcadia publishing company, 2005

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 20, folder 394

File Unit 394.  Research Materials, Fort Mason, Chappell and Thompson, 1977-2002

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 20, folder 395

File Unit 395.  Research Materials, Telegraph Hill and Lombard street, 1925-1929

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 20, folder 396

File Unit 396.  Research Materials, Historic walking map, 1994

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 20, folder 397

File Unit 397.  Notebook, Port of San Francisco salutes and Pier One, 2001-2002

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 20, folder 398

File Unit 398.  Notebook, Along the Waterfront and When San Francisco was a Sailor's Town, 2002

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 20, folder 399

File Unit 399.  Rough draft with notes for Stroll San Francisco, 2005

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 20, folder 400

File Unit 400.  Large annotated map for historic walking tour, 1997

Extent: 1 folder.

Scope and Content Note

Oversize, see separation sheet
Box 20, folder 401

File Unit 401.  Images, Lighthouse photographs, mostly Marin County, California, 1945-1990

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 20, folder 402

File Unit 402.  Images, San Francisco waterfront and Rincon Hill, 1852-1986

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 20, folder 403

File Unit 403.  Images, Wharves, Howard, Main, Beale, Mission, 1900-1914

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 20, folder 404

File Unit 404.  Images with text, Telegraph Hill, no waterfront photographs, 1852-1925

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 20, folder 405

File Unit 405.  Images, Folsom Pier 22, 1898 and undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 20, folder 406

File Unit 406.  Images, Embarcadero street scenes, undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 20, folder 407

File Unit 407.  Manuscript layouts, includes title page for three guidebooks, undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 20, folder 408

File Unit 408.  Galley proof, "Along the Waterfront: Black Point to Hyde Street Pier", undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 20, folder 409

File Unit 409.  Galley proof, "Welcome to San Francisco", 1996-1997

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 20, folder 410

File Unit 410.  Draft copy with original images, "When San Francisco was a Sailor's Town", undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 20, folder 411

File Unit 411.  Draft copy of "Along the Waterfront". File includes book concept and planning notes, 2002

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 20, Folders 412 - 421

Subseries 1.34.  Historic pylons for the Third Street Light Rail project., 1869 - 2007 (bulk 2005 - 2007)

Extent: 10 folders
Language(s): Materials entirely in English

Scope and Content Note

This subseries consists of correspondence, project proposals, photographs, and exhibit layouts.

Biography/Organization History

In 2007 Nancy Olmsted working with artist Michael Manwaring and the San Francisco Arts Commission unsuccessfully proposed to design 8 pylon exhibits for the Third Street Light Rail Muni extension.
The Muni / Metro Third Street Light Rail project expanded the muni metro system from Fourth and King Streets to the Caltrain Bayshore Station in San Francisco and was completed in 2007. The San Francisco Arts Commission solicited bids for platform exhibits and Nancy Olmsted , working with local artist Michael Manwaring, presented 8 proposals for historic pylons based on the similar exhibits she and Manwaring had completed for the embarcadero walkway. The San Francisco Arts Commission however, decided to display art works instead of historical displays and rejected Olmsted's proposals.

Arrangement

This subseries is arranged in 10 folders, 2 of proposal paperwork and photographs and 8 exhibit layouts in numerical order.
Box 20, folder 412

File Unit 412.  Correspondence with San Francisco Arts Commission, including proposal and letter of agreement, 2005-2007

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 20, folder 413

File Unit 413.  Images, 1869 and undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 20, folder 414

File Unit 414.  Exhibit Layout #1, undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 20, folder 415

File Unit 415.  Exhibit Layout #2, undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 20, folder 416

File Unit 416.  Exhibit Layout #3, undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 20, folder 417

File Unit 417.  Exhibit Layout #4, undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 20, folder 418

File Unit 418.  Exhibit Layout #6, undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 20, folder 419

File Unit 419.  Exhibit Layout #7, undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 20, folder 420

File Unit 420.  Exhibit Layout #8, undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 20, folder 421

File Unit 421.  Exhibit Layout #9, undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Boxes 21 - 26, Folders 01 - 89

Series 2.  Historical research, small projects, exhibitions, tours, personal writings, 1860 - 2005 (bulk 1964 - 2005)

Extent: 89 folders
Language(s): Materials entirely in English

Scope and Content Note

This series contains research documents, transcripts of oral history interviews, books, magazines, journals, essays, correspondence, exhibits and tour programs, lecture materials, memoirs and poetry.

Biography/Organization History

The Olmsted family as historians and prolific writers, collected research articles, books, magazines and journal articles and also created exhibits and small articles unrelated to their work under the title of Resource Consultants.
The Olmsted collection of research materials stretches back to 1964 and includes books, magazine articles, journals, and documents. Their professional writings include small historical essays, notes, and historical investigations unrelated to their work as Resource Consultants. Nancy Olmsted's work as editor of the local travel journal Marin Discoveries and her volunteer work as a lecturer for the elderhostel program in Marin County, California also produced writings and documents The Olmsted personal writings also include collected memoirs, poetry and a book on the architectural heritage of San Francisco.

Arrangement

This series is arranged in 4 subseries. Subseries 1 contains historical research on various topics. Subseries 2 contains small projects, uncompleted writing ideas and proposals. Subseries 3 is composed of exhibitions, lectures, tours and historic walks. Subseries 4 contains personal writings, memoirs and poetry.
Boxes 21 - 23, Folders 01 - 35

Subseries 2.1.  Historical research files, 1860 - 2004 (bulk 1964 - 2004)

Extent: 35 folders
Language(s): Materials entirely in English

Scope and Content Note

This subseries contains typed oral transcripts, research articles, newsletters, journals, diaries, books, magazines and official government publications.

Biography/Organization History

As historians and writers on the topic of the culture and history of the San Francisco Bay Area, Nancy and Roger Olmsted collected various research articles, books, diaries, essays, newsletters and journals.

Arrangement

This subseries is arranged chronologically into 35 folders.
Box 21, folder 01

File Unit 01.  Typed transcripts of the Helen Hosmer radio show, January to July, 1964

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 21, folder 02

File Unit 02.  Typed transcripts of the Helen Hosmer radio show, August to January, 1964-1965

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 21, folder 03

File Unit 03.  Typed transcripts and photocopy of the 1849 journal of the barque SAN FRANCISCO, File 1 of 2, undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 21, folder 04

File Unit 04.  Typed transcripts and photocopy of the 1849 journal of the barque SAN FRANCISCO, File 2 of 2, undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 21, folder 05

File Unit 05.  Essay draft and images from the Wilhelm Hester photograph collection by Roger R. Olmsted, 1965

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 21, folder 06

File Unit 06.  Research Materials, United States Monitor, CAMANCHE, 1977

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 21, folder 07

File Unit 07.  Correspondence with Capt. Fred Klebingat, 1979

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 21, folder 08

File Unit 08.  Research, notes and draft essay, "Boat Building Bayside", 1980

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 21, folder 09

File Unit 09.  Miscellaneous collection of quotations, undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 21, folder 10

File Unit 10.  Collection of document copies, "Jackdaw #6 - Spanish Armada", undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 21, folder 11

File Unit 11.  Collection of document copies, "Jackdaw #17 - Peterloo", undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 21, folder 12

File Unit 12.  Collection of document copies, "Jackdaw #22 - Sepoy Mutiny", undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 21, folder 13

File Unit 13.  Collection of document copies, "Jackdaw #35 - Trade Unions", 1966

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 21, folder 14

File Unit 14.  Research and notes on Mendocino Museum presentation of the "Wreck of the FROLIC", 1992

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 21, folder 15

File Unit 15.  Research and notes on Bancroft Library exhibition "Gold Rush", 1998

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 21, folder 16

File Unit 16.  Miscellaneous news clippings, 2004

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 21, folder 17

File Unit 17.  Facsimile of two pages of a diary labeled "Roney", undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 21, folder 18

File Unit 18.  Research Materials, Ghirardelli Square, San Francisco, undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 21, folder 19

File Unit 19.  File of miscellaneous newspaper clippings, advertisements and articles, 1910

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 21, folder 20

File Unit 20.  Research Materials with images, The Marine Exchange, 1979 and undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 21, folder 21

File Unit 21.  Article, Plants used by the Indians of Mendocino County, copied from the US Dept. of Agriculture, US National Herbarium, Volume VII, No. 3, 1902

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 22, folder 22

File Unit 22.  Book, Four Years on the Pacific Coast, by D.B. Bates, 9th Ed., Boston, 1860

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 22, folder 23

File Unit 23.  Book, The March of the Portola, by Z. Eldridge, published by the California Promotion Committee, San Francisco, 1909

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 22, folder 24

File Unit 24.  Hardbound magazine, California's Magazine, Volume 1, Number 1, 1915 July

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 22, folder 25

File Unit 25.  Book, Recollections of a Tule Sailor, by Capt. Leale published by George Fields, San Francisco, 1939

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 22, folder 26

File Unit 26.  Book, Golden Gate, by Felix Riesenberg, Jr. published by Alfred A. Knopf, New York and London, 1940

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 23, folder 27

File Unit 27.  Book, The San Francisco Bay Area: A Metropolis in Perspective, by Mel Scott published by UC Press, Berkeley, California, 1959

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 23, folder 28

File Unit 28.  Magazine, San Francisco, Volume 6, Number 10, 1964 July

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 23, folder 29

File Unit 29.  Magazine, The American West, Volume 3, Number 2, 1966 March-May

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 23, folder 30

File Unit 30.  Fourteen Journals of the California Historical Society, 1970-1981

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 23, folder 31

File Unit 31.  Thirty-Eight newsletters, California Explorer, 1978-1983

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 23, folder 32

File Unit 32.  Book, Excerpts from Brotherhood of the Sea: A History of the Sailor's Union of the Pacific, 1885 - 1985, by Stephen Schwartz, San Francisco, 1985

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 23, folder 33

File Unit 33.  Historic structure report, Point Reyes National Seashore, 1986

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 23, folder 34

File Unit 34.  The Argonaut, journal of the San Francisco Historical Society, 1997 March-May

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 23, folder 35

File Unit 35.  Book, Commerce and Industries of the Pacific Coast of North America, by John S. Hittell published by A.L. Bancroft, San Francisco, 1885

Extent: 1 folder.
Boxes 23 - 24, Folders 36 - 56

Subseries 2.2.  Small projects, ideas and proposals, 1978 - 2005

Extent: 21 folders
Language(s): Materials entirely in English

Scope and Content Note

This subseries contains small historical essays, book and project proposals and correspondence with journalist Herb Caen and the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park staff.

Biography/Organization History

As historians and writers concerned with the culture and history of the San Francisco Bay Area from 1978 to 2005, the Olmsted's wrote a number of project proposals, essays on small topics and correspondence with various people in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Arrangement

This subseries is arranged chronologically into 21 folders
Box 23, folder 36

File Unit 36.  Typed essay, The Oriental Warehouse, undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 23, folder 37

File Unit 37.  Project proposal for Sailors, ships and sea towns, undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 23, folder 38

File Unit 38.  Book proposal for Ships that Live, undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 23, folder 39

File Unit 39.  Essay, Shipbuilding in San Francisco, undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 23, folder 40

File Unit 40.  Book and exhibit idea lists, 1978-1982

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 23, folder 41

File Unit 41.  Project proposal with research and images, China Camp, Marin, 1981

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 23, folder 42

File Unit 42.  Project proposal with notes and drafts, Ashbury Harpending, 1981

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 23, folder 43

File Unit 43.  Research material and notes, Ashbury Harpending and the Great Diamond Hoax, 1981

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 24, folder 44

File Unit 44.  Research material and correspondence, Prison ships at San Quentin, California, 1981-1983

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 24, folder 45

File Unit 45.  Various essays, notes and draft copies of essays, 1983

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 24, folder 46

File Unit 46.  Research material and notes, First Book of San Francisco, 1983

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 24, folder 47

File Unit 47.  Research material and notes, Courthouse and Post Office, 1993-1995

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 24, folder 48

File Unit 48.  Project proposal for oral interview of Harold Sommer, 1997

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 24, folder 49

File Unit 49.  Project proposal to University of California San Francisco magazine for Mission Bay study, 1998

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 24, folder 50

File Unit 50.  Research materials and correspondence for National Park Service, Haslett warehouse exhibit, 2002

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 24, folder 51

File Unit 51.  Historical investigation of gin distillery in San Francisco, 2002

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 24, folder 52

File Unit 52.  Historical investigation of Pier 50 for Rudd Winery, 2002

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 24, folder 53

File Unit 53.  Historical investigation of Edge Hill winery and distillery restoration, 2002

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 24, folder 54

File Unit 54.  Correspondence with Herb Caen about the Cliff House in San Francisco, 2002

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 24, folder 55

File Unit 55.  Correspondence with San Francisco Chronicle editor, San Francisco Giants ballpark name, 2004

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 24, folder 56

File Unit 56.  Correspondence with San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, BALCLUTHA exhibit, 2005

Extent: 1 folder.
Boxes 24 - 25, Folders 57 - 74

Subseries 2.3.  Exhibitions, lectures and tour guide activities, 1982 - 1999

Extent: 18 folders
Language(s): Materials entirely in English

Scope and Content Note

This subseries contains tour guide brochures, attendance lists, registration information, lectures and lecture notes.

Biography/Organization History

Nancy Olmsted was editor of the Marin Discoveries newsletter from 1982 until 1989 and was involved in the volunteer elderhostel program from 1996 until 1999.
Marin Discoveries was a newsletter promoting tourism and nature activities in Marin County and in San Francisco and the elderhostel program is a not-for-profit organization that assists senior citizens with travel and educational programs including historical exhibitions and lectures.

Arrangement

This subseries is arranged chronologically into 18 folders.
Box 24, folder 57

File Unit 57.  Marin Adventures, 1982

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 24, folder 58

File Unit 58.  Easy Paces, Special Places, 1983-1985

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 24, folder 59

File Unit 59.  Research, notes and correspondence, job search and California Explorer editor, 1984

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 24, folder 60

File Unit 60.  California Explorer newsletter, 1984 February

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 24, folder 61

File Unit 61.  Marin Discoveries, Asilomar Conference information, 1985

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 24, folder 62

File Unit 62.  Marin Discoveries, Easy Paces program, notes, attendance, maps and brochures, 1986

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 24, folder 63

File Unit 63.  Marin Discoveries, Easy Paces program, notes, attendance, maps and brochures, 1987

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 25, folder 64

File Unit 64.  Marin Discoveries, Easy Paces program, notes, attendance, maps and brochures, 1986-1987

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 25, folder 65

File Unit 65.  Marin Discoveries, handouts for Bay-day and Dolphin Charters, 1987

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 25, folder 66

File Unit 66.  Marin Discoveries, artist in studio presentation, 1988

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 25, folder 67

File Unit 67.  Marin Discoveries, Asian Art Museum trip, undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 25, folder 68

File Unit 68.  Marin Discoveries, handouts for Bay-day, 1989

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 25, folder 69

File Unit 69.  Elderhostel program, Fort Mason tour, 1996-1997

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 25, folder 70

File Unit 70.  Elderhostel program, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park tour, 1997

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 25, folder 71

File Unit 71.  Elderhostel program, lectures at San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, 1998

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 25, folder 72

File Unit 72.  Elderhostel program, slide show, Gold Rush, 1998

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 25, folder 73

File Unit 73.  Elderhostel program, San Francisco Civic Center and City Hall, 1999

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 25, folder 74

File Unit 74.  Elderhostel program, sea quotes and lecture materials, undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Boxes 25 - 26, Folders 75 - 89

Subseries 2.4.  Personal writings, essays, memoirs, and poetry, 1961 - 2005

Extent: 15 folders
Language(s): Materials entirely in English

Scope and Content Note

This subseries contains essays, articles, memoir chapters, and a book.

Biography/Organization History

Nancy Olmsted wrote continually from 1961 until 2005, and Roger R. Olmsted from 1975 until his death in 1981.
Nancy Olmsted's collected writings go back to her days in college when in 1961 as Nancy Leigh Neely she wrote an essay on the integration of the YMCA in Dallas, Texas. Her personal writings continued through her memoirs written in a vignette format from 1985 to 2005 and also include poetry written in 2000. Roger R. Olmsted's writings include his book on the architectural heritage of San Francisco in 1975 and his work as editor of the Sierra Club newsletter in the 1970's.

Arrangement

This subseries is arranged chronologically into 15 folders.
Box 25, folder 75

File Unit 75.  Article, YMCA of San Francisco and Lee - Moo Sung of South Korea, by Nancy L. Neely, 1961

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 25, folder 76

File Unit 76.  Various essays, notes and musings including book jacket covers, 1976 and undated

Extent: 1 folder.

Scope and Content Note

Oversize roll, see separation sheet
Box 25, folder 77

File Unit 77.  Graded essay, The Problems of Group Centered Leadership, by Nancy L. Neely, undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 25, folder 78

File Unit 78.  Article, RV / II, by Steve Johnson and an untitled book of cartoons by Steve Johnson, Roger R. Olmsted, editor, undated

Extent: 1 folder.

Scope and Content Note

Oversize, see separation sheet
Box 25, folder 79

File Unit 79.  Resumes, cover letters and writing samples for Nancy L. Olmsted includes three 5.25 inch floppy disks, 1982-1986

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 25, folder 80

File Unit 80.  Poetry by Nancy L. Olmsted, 2000 and undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 25, folder 81

File Unit 81.  Memoir chapter, A Long Way from Home, by Nancy L. Olmsted, undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 25, folder 82

File Unit 82.  Collection of essays, Nancy Olmsted Recalls, by Nancy L. Olmsted, 2002

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 25, folder 83

File Unit 83.  Notes and draft copies of essays for Nancy Olmsted Recalls, undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 26, folder 84

File Unit 84.  Notes and typed drafts of memoir chapter, Child of the Depression, undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 26, folder 85

File Unit 85.  Six typed chapters of Nancy Olmsted Recalls, undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 26, folder 86

File Unit 86.  Four printed essays from Nancy Olmsted recollects, 1985 and undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 26, folder 87

File Unit 87.  Untitled manuscript by Nereida de la Torre for Nancy Olmsted review and edit, 2005

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 26, folder 88

File Unit 88.  Essay, Chrysopolis, no author cited, undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 26, folder 89

File Unit 89.  Book, Here Today: San Francisco's Architectural Heritage, by T.H. Watkins and Roger R. Olmsted, Chronicle Books, San Francisco, 8th printing, 1975

Extent: 1 folder.
Boxes 26 - 28, Folders 01 - 62

Series 3.  Image files, 1801 - 2004

Extent: 62 folders
Language(s): Materials entirely in English

Scope and Content Note

This series contains photographs, color slides, negatives, photocopies of images, lithographs and maps.

Biography/Organization History

Approximately 2,000 images were collected by Nancy and Roger Olmsted in their personal collection and organized into a classification scheme by subject.
These images, mostly black and white photographs, but also including color slides, negatives, maps, lithographs and photocopies of images, are in 62 labeled files.

Arrangement

This series is arranged in 62 labeled folders alphabetically by subject. Folder subjects were labeled by Nancy Olmsted in her own classification scheme.
Box 26, folder 01

File Unit 01.  Aerial views, 1851-1868

Extent: 1 folder.

Scope and Content Note

Oversize roll, see separation sheets
Box 26, folder 02

File Unit 02.  Airplanes and Balloons, 1870's-1945

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 26, folder 03

File Unit 03.  Art-cards and postcards, undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 26, folder 04

File Unit 04.  Art, cartoons and lithographs, undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 26, folder 05

File Unit 05.  Art, Steve Johnson, Sierra club drawings, 1976

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 26, folder 06

File Unit 06.  Art, Etchings of San Francisco through the Years, a book by Alec Stern, self published, 1965

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 26, folder 07

File Unit 07.  Art, pencil drawings and lithographs of sailing ships, undated

Extent: 1 folder.

Scope and Content Note

Oversize roll, see separation sheet
Box 26, folder 08

File Unit 08.  Art, woodcuts, 1801-1949

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 26, folder 09

File Unit 09.  Boats and Ships, file labeled "To be identified", undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 26, folder 10

File Unit 10.  Book of photographs, Taber, A Photographic Legacy, by Wayne Bonnett published by Windgate Press, Sausalito, California, 2004

Extent: 1 folder.

Scope and Content Note

Oversize, see separation sheet
Box 26, folder 11

File Unit 11.  Cable cars and trolleys, 1905-1914, undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 26, folder 12

File Unit 12.  Cable cars, street cars, horse cars, 1875-1936

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 26, folder 13

File Unit 13.  California, folk art in west, undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 26, folder 14

File Unit 14.  California, Los Angeles, 1900, 1960-1962

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 26, folder 15

File Unit 15.  California, Marin county, 1854-1931

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 26, folder 16

File Unit 16.  California, Politicians, 1850's-1940's and undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 26, folder 17

File Unit 17.  California scenes, not San Francisco or Los Angeles, includes photograph by Ansel Adams, 1884-1968

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 27, folder 18

File Unit 18.  Collections, John Hamamura, 1978 and undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 27, folder 19

File Unit 19.  Collections, Eadward Muybridge, 1866-1877

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 27, folder 20

File Unit 20.  Hospitals and schools, 1850's-1928

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 27, folder 21

File Unit 21.  Maps and charts, 1850-1912

Extent: 1 folder.

Scope and Content Note

Oversize roll, see separation sheets
Box 27, folder 22

File Unit 22.  Marina Green, site of Pan-Pacific Exposition, 1864-1910

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 27, folder 23

File Unit 23.  Marine disasters, 1896-1916

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 27, folder 24

File Unit 24.  Master Mariner's Regatta and other regattas, 1884-1926

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 27, folder 25

File Unit 25.  Modern photographs, mostly San Francisco, undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 27, folder 26

File Unit 26.  Negatives, unidentified, undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 27, folder 27

File Unit 27.  Ocean liners, undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 27, folder 28

File Unit 28.  Pacific Northwest and Mendocino coast, 1912-1939 and undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 27, folder 29

File Unit 29.  Pacific Northwest, Logging, 1869 and undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 27, folder 30

File Unit 30.  Parades, 1886-1934

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 27, folder 31

File Unit 31.  Parks and amusement places, 1864-1985

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 27, folder 32

File Unit 32.  Portraits, individual and group, 1811-1889

Extent: 1 folder.

Scope and Content Note

Oversize, see separation sheet
Box 27, folder 33

File Unit 33.  Portraits, individual, mostly formal, 1857-1922 and undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 27, folder 34

File Unit 34.  Sailing ships and schooners, includes book, The Great Age of Sail, by Edita Lausanne, Time-Life books, New York, 1967 and undated

Extent: 1 folder.

Scope and Content Note

oversize book, see separation sheet
Box 27, folder 35

File Unit 35.  San Diego, Coronado Hotel and beach, 1887-1909

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 27, folder 36

File Unit 36.  San Diego, early pictures, 1849-1887

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 27, folder 37

File Unit 37.  San Diego, Imperial Valley, 1867-1960

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 27, folder 38

File Unit 38.  San Francisco Bay, small boats, 1885-1947 and undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 27, folder 39

File Unit 39.  San Francisco business, 1861-1925

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 28, folder 40

File Unit 40.  San Francisco city views, 1860-1960

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 28, folder 41

File Unit 41.  San Francisco, street scenes, modern, 1879

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 28, folder 42

File Unit 42.  San Francisco, earthquakes, includes George Lawrence's 1906 photo on linen backing and book, Denial of Disaster, by Gladys Hansen, Cameron and Co., San Francisco, 1861, 1868, 1906, 1989

Extent: 1 folder.

Scope and Content Note

Oversize, see separation sheets
Box 28, folder 43

File Unit 43.  San Francisco, north of Ferry Building, 1867 and undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 28, folder 44

File Unit 44.  San Francisco, Telegraph Hill, 1850-1914

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 28, folder 45

File Unit 45.  Shipboard life, 1900-1929

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 28, folder 46

File Unit 46.  Shipbuilding, repair and launching, 1865-1937

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 28, folder 47

File Unit 47.  Steam schooners and steamships, 1915 and undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 28, folder 48

File Unit 48.  Waterfront panoramas, 1850-1854, 1963

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 28, folder 49

File Unit 49.  Waterfront strikes, 1904-1950

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 28, folder 50

File Unit 50.  Waterfront, loading and unloading, 1890's-1922

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 28, folder 51

File Unit 51.  Waterfront, location unknown, circa 1906

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 28, folder 52

File Unit 52.  Waterfront, North Beach, 1858-1948 and undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 28, folder 53

File Unit 53.  Waterfront, not San Francisco or unidentified, undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 28, folder 54

File Unit 54.  Waterfront, people scenes, 1880-1959

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 28, folder 55

File Unit 55.  Waterfront, scenic views, 1853-1925

Extent: 1 folder.

Scope and Content Note

Oversize, see separation sheet
Box 28, folder 56

File Unit 56.  Western United States, adobe house building, 1940

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 28, folder 57

File Unit 57.  Western United States, explorers, survey parties and pioneers, 1849-1889

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 28, folder 58

File Unit 58.  Western United States, Gold Rush mining towns and miners, 1850-1940

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 28, folder 59

File Unit 59.  Western United States, Gold Rush, unidentified photographs, undated

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 28, folder 60

File Unit 60.  Western United States, railroads, A.J. Russell photographs, 1868-1869

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 28, folder 61

File Unit 61.  Western United States, railroads, not A.J. Russel photographs, 1883-1888

Extent: 1 folder.
Box 28, folder 62

File Unit 62.  Yachts and yachting, 1883-1977

Extent: 1 folder.