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San Francisco Department of Public Works Bureau of Engineering Records
SFH 458  
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Description
Includes correspondence and project and subject files documenting public infrastructure construction in San Francisco, following the 1906 earthquake and fire.
Background
San Francisco’s Board of Public Works was created on January 8, 1900 by Article VI of the City Charter, directed by three commissioners. The original four bureaus were: Engineering, Streets, Building, and Light and Water Services. The department was initially tasked with organizing street construction and paving projects throughout the city. Records of the City and County Surveyor’s Office were placed in the hands of the City Engineer.
Extent
41 boxes, 1 manuscripts box (39.2 cubic 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. Collections that are stored offsite should be requested 48 hours in advance.