This collection documents the two-term administration of Mayor Joseph L. Alioto during the years of 1967 to 1976, with the
bulk of the collection covering the years 1968 to 1974. The papers provide a broad, policy-level view
of the Alioto years. The collection is rich in housing and redevelopment files.
Joseph Lawrence Alioto was born February 12, 1916 in San Francisco to Giuseppe and Domenica Alioto. His father, a Sicilian
imimgrant, was a successful San Francisco fish wholesaler. Alioto graduated Magna Cum Laude from St. Mary's College, Moraga,
California, in 1937 where he was student body president and valedictorian. In 1940, he graduated Catholic University of America
Law School, Washington D.C. He received honorary Doctor of Law degrees from St. Mary's College, Santa Clara University and
Catholic University of America.
22.6 cubic ft. (16 boxes),6 scrapbooks, 1 map folder
Copyright has been assigned to the San Francisco Public Library. 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 and the copyright.
Collection is open for research. Some housing documents in Box 8, Folder 41 and Box 9, Folders 2, 4, and 5, are restricted
through the year, 2021, with a review to take place in 2006. The names of minors have been redacted
in police reports in Box 16, Folders 12 and 32.