Log books, ledgers, subject files, reports, documents, ephemera, audiovisual recordings, and photographic materials of the
San Francisco SPCA, documenting its history, operations, programs, and services from its founding through the turn of the
Founded in 1868, the San Francisco Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SF SPCA) is one of the oldest welfare
agencies in the City and one of the oldest humane societies in the nation.
28 Linear Feet
(approximately 28 linear feet)
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. The San Francisco
SPCA maintains copyright to all items in the collection, to the extent that it owns or licenses those rights. Some publications
and/or photographs may have additional copyright holders.
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.