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A guide to the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park records, 1985-2000
HDC1642 (SAFR 23385)  
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  • Publication and Use Rights
  • Processing Note
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  • Acquisition Information
  • Historical or Biographical Note
  • Collection Scope and Content
  • Collection Arrangement

  • Title: San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park records
    Date: 1985-2000
    Identifier/Call Number: HDC1642 (SAFR 23385)
    Originating agency: San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park (Agency : U.S.)
    Physical Description: .2 LF
    Repository: San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, Historic Documents Department
    Building E, Fort Mason
    San Francisco, CA 94123
    Abstract: San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park records, 1985-2000 (SAFR 23385, HDC 1642) consists of documents related to the preservation and rehabilitation of vessels and facilities at the park, information about external reports, and a cooperating agreement. The collection has been processed to the file level and is open for use without restriction.
    Physical Location: San Francisco Maritime NHP, Historic Documents Department
    Language(s): In English.

    Access

    This collection is open for use unless otherwise noted.

    Publication and Use Rights

    Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the researcher's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

    Processing Note

    Note on Description: The descriptions in this collection guide were compiled using the best available sources of information. Such sources include the creator's annotations or descriptions, collection accession files, primary and secondary source material and subject matter experts. While every effort was made to provide accurate information, in the event that you find any errors in this guide please contact the reference staff in order for us to evaulate and make corrections to this guide.
    Please cite the title and collection number in any correspondence with our staff.

    Preferred Citation

    [Item description], [Location within collection organization identified by Collection Number/Series Number/File Unit Number/Item Number], HDC1642 (SAFR 23385), San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park records, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

    Acquisition Information

    SAFR-01694
    Items were accumulated by Park staff.

    Historical or Biographical Note

    The San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park was conceived as part of the San Francisco Museum of Science and Industry in the 1940's with displays in various locations in the City of San Francisco, including at the Aquatic Park Bathhouse.
    The San Francisco Maritime Museum was formed in 1951 by the San Francisco Maritime Museum Association lead by Karl Kortum. Their holdings included BALCLUTHA and EPPLETON HALL. Concurrently the San Francisco Maritime State Historical Park was established in 1956. The State never took over the holdings of the Museum Association, but operated Hyde Street Pier and the Haslett Warehouse. Vessels included C.A. THAYER, WAPAMA, EUREKA, ALMA and HERCULES. In 1977 the State Park was taken over by the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) and became the National Maritime Museum. The title, while never popular and used sparingly, was written into the legislation authorizing the Federal takeover of the Park. The vessels were operated by the Facilities Unit of GGNRA. In about 1983, the ships and the museum functions of the Association were consolidated as the Maritime Unit of GGNRA. This arrangement continued until 1988 when a separate park, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park was established by Act of Congress.

    Collection Scope and Content

    San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park records, 1985-2000 (SAFR 23385, HDC 1642) consists of documents related to the preservation and rehabilitation of vessels and facilities at the park, information about external reports, and a cooperating agreement. The collection has been processed to the file level and is open for use without restriction.
    Among the files are a structural assessment of the concrete bleachers, an historic structure report for EUREKA, value analysis of C.A. THAYER, and a long range interpretive plan.

    Collection Arrangement

    7 files in 1 series.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    C.A. Thayer (built 1895; schooner, 3m)
    Eureka (built 1890; ferry)
    San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park (Agency : U.S.)
    Aquatic Park (San Francisco, Calif.)
    Hyde Street Pier
    Administrative records