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Finding aid to the Poly Alumni Association Records, 1917-1991 SFH 377
SFH 377  
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Description
Oral history interview transcripts and recordings of former students and teachers at Polytechnic High School in San Francisco, together with a few videocassettes, research notes, and ephemera about the school, collected by Dolores M. Robinson, historian for the Poly Alumni Assocation.
Background
Polytechnic High School was one of the first high schools in San Francisco when it was started in the 1890s as Commercial High School. Its emphasis was on the mechanical arts, engineering, and science. The 1906 earthquake and fire destroyed the 1905 plans for a new school building on land purchased by the City at Frederick and Arguello in the Haight Ashbury neighborhood. A few years after the earthquake, a bond measure was passed to build the school; classes were held in earthquake shacks as the new buildings were under construction.
Extent
1 manuscript box, 1 audiocassette box (0.8 linear feet)
Restrictions
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the City Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the San Francisco Public Library as the owner of the physical items.
Availability
The collection is available for use during San Francisco History Center hours, with photographs available during Photo Desk hours. Collections that are stored offsite should be requested 48 hours in advance.