The Judith Sandoval Visitacion Valley Gift of Stories Collection consists of over 4,000 black and white photographs of varying
sizes, contact sheets, negatives and images on CDs of the Visitacion Valley community between 1998 and 2005.
Judith Sandoval is a local community activist with over fifty years of community organizing experience and photographer. Sandoval
has a BA and JD and came into photography later in life at the age of 63 when she began working with the Visitacion Valley
community in San Francisco. Sandoval was born in 1937 in San Francisco, raised in a multi-ethnic country town of 600, but
returned to San Francisco for last 60 years. In Visitacion Valley, she was Program Director of Camp Fire Boys and Girls City
Kids, Executive Director of Geneva Valley Development Corporation and Program Coordinator of The Village. Sandoval dedicates
this Visitacion Valley Gift of Stories Collection to the Geneva Towers' Families and four strong Valley Leaders, whose lives
were intimately connected with the Valley: Brenda Lopez, Lela Jones, Evelyn Hill, and Missy Raglin.
1 carton, 3 pamphlet boxes and 1 flat box
(3.5 Linear Feet)
All requests for permission to publish of photographs must be submitted in writing to the Photo Curator. Permission for publication
is given on behalf of the San Francisco Public Library as the owner of the physical items.
The collection is available for use during San Francisco History Center's Photo Desk hours.