Guide to the Joseph L. Alioto Papers

1958-1977(bulk 1968-1974)

Processsed by Tami J. Suzuki.
San Francisco History Center

San Francisco Public Library
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San Francisco, CA 94102
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Political Science--Public Policy

Guide to the Joseph L. Alioto Papers

1958-1977(Bulk 1968-1974)

Collection number: SFH 5

San Francisco History Center

San Francisco Public Library


San Francisco, CA

Contact Information:

  • San Francisco History Center
  • San Francisco Public Library
  • 100 Larkin Street
  • San Francisco, CA 94102
  • Telephone: (415) 557-4567
  • Facsimile: (415) 437-4849
  • Email: info@sfpl.org
  • URL: http://sfpl.lib.ca.us/librarylocations/sfhistory/sfhistory.htm
    Processed by:
    Tami J. Suzuki
    Date Completed:
    Dec. 29, 2001
    Encoded by:
    Tami J. Suzuki
©2002 The San Francisco Public Library. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Joseph L. Alioto Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1958-1977
Date (bulk): (bulk 1968-1974)
Collection number: SFH 5
Creator: Alioto, Joseph L.
Extent: 22.6 cubic ft. (16 boxes),6 scrapbooks, 1 map folder
Repository: San Francisco Public Library, San Francisco History Center  
100 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 557-4567
Abstract: 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.
Physical location: M43:29A, 44B, and Map Drawer; and Photo Room
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

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.

Publication Rights

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.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Joseph L. Alioto Papers (SFH 5), San Francisco History Center, San Francisco Public Library, San Francisco, CA

Acquisition Information

Transferred from City Hall.

Biography

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.
Married to the former Angelina Genaro from 1941 to 1977, he had six children with her. In 1978, he married Kathleen Sullivan and had two children with her. He was a philanthropist and patron of the opera, symphony, ballet and theatre as well as a fan of the 49ers and Giants.
Prior to taking public office, Alioto made a name for himself in antitrust law and was a self-made millionaire. He worked five years with the antitrust division of the United States Department of Justice before opening his own law firm in San Francisco in 1945. His practice would establish basic principles for the prosecution of private antitrust suits. In 1959, Alioto took over the Rice Growers' Association of California and ran it for 16 years. He was also a founding member and Chairman of the Board of First San Francisco Bank.
Appointed to the San Francisco Board of Education by Mayor Elmer E. Robinson in 1948, Alioto served five years. In 1955, Robinson appointed Alioto to the Redevelopment Agency which he chaired. By this time, he was active in Democratic Party politics. In 1956, he helped develop the Food for Peace Program of the U.S. Senate. In 1959, he was appointed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to conduct a major survey of farm production and marketing in South America.
After a whirlwind, 56-day campaign, Joseph L. Alioto was elected San Francisco's 33rd Mayor on Nov. 7, 1967 and was inaugurated Jan. 8, 1968 with much fanfare. (His designation as 33rd mayor changed to that of 36th mayor as a result of official recognition of three additional administrations.) A moderate Democrat who reflected the tolerance of the city, he was easily re-elected in November, 1971. At one time considered as Hubert H. Humphrey's vice presidential running mate, Alioto catapulted into the national spotlight with his nomination of Humphrey as the party's presidential candidate at the 1968 Democratic National Convention. While serving as mayor, he explored a gubernatorial run in 1969, and ran unsuccessfully for governor of California in 1974. Alioto was known as charming and commanding, articulate and outspoken, flamboyant and rich in personality.
Alioto's administration spearheaded economic development and jobs including a building boom, an increased police force, and a mini-park program. Although known for downtown growth, his administration also stopped freeway development, established the 40-foot height ordinance, and adopted the first urban design plan, which was aimed at protecting views and open spaces. Elected on a promise of reducing crime and taxes, Alioto took office when racial tensions were high, following the "Summer of Love." Credited with being a strong advocate of civil rights, he brought minorities into city politics. Alioto called upon the city's heavyweights of intellect, commerce, and labor to serve as deputies and advisors. He launched charter reform and mediated numerous major labor disputes, including the police and fire strike of 1975. While he lowered the property tax rate three years in a row, his years in office were marked by both inflation and recession. Political strife during his tenure included opposition to redevelopment by low-income housing and anti-high-rise proponents, the strike at San Francisco State College, hippies occupying the Haight-Ashbury, anti-war demonstrations in the streets, and racial tensions over a series of killings known as the Zebra murders.
Alioto's political career was affected by federal charges of bribery and mail fraud in 1971, and allegations of Mafia connections published in Look Magazine in 1969. He claimed the federal Grand Jury investigation into the bribery charges was politically inspired by those trying to foil his growing prominence. He successfully fought both the civil and criminal bribery charges regarding a fee kickback, and won his libel suit against the publishers of Look Magazine after seven years of litigation. In 1975, Alioto lost a conflict-of-interest trial for arranging his family's purchase of Pacific Far East Line, the largest port tenant.
Upon completing his second term in January 1976, Alioto returned to his private law practice, Alioto & Alioto. In 1992, the law firm dissolved in a family feud although his daughter, Angela Alioto, continued to practice with him. Joseph L. Alioto died on January 29, 1998, in San Francisco at the age of 81.

Scope and Content

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. Reflected in the collection is the mayor's trust in his deputies, which included a former White House fellow, former staff member of the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development, and a Democratic Party operative, as well as in other key strategists and advisors including business, labor and community leaders.
Materials include internal correspondence, reports, surveys, minutes, strategy and policy memoranda and notes, speeches and drafts, press releases, campaign ephemera, and reference material. Subjects include the Black Panthers, building a downtown stadium, San Francisco State University unrest, the 1975 police and fire strike, school busing, taxes, salary standardization, and revenue sharing. The collection provides a broad, policy-level view of the Alioto years. The collection is rich in housing and redevelopment files, reflecting the federal subsidies received while Lyndon B. Johnson was in the White House, as well as community resistance to redevelopment.
The Legislative and Issue Files series is organized by staff member. Staff included four deputies (Executive Secretary, Press/Confidential Secretary, Development, and Social Programs), a Public Service Director, assistant deputies (Development and Social Programs), and a Special Assistant. At least two staffers left City Hall to work on Alioto's 1971 re-election and 1974 gubernatorial campaigns, with one of them later returning to his administration. See Appendix A for a list of administration members and dates of their employment.
Some gaps exist in the collection. There are few records documenting the final two years of Alioto's administration. There is little relating to Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART), which saw completion of the transbay tube in 1974; the 1972 Market Street facelift; the 40-foot height limit ordinance; and the Urban Design Study and Plan.
Some items without specific reference to San Francisco have been removed. Researchers are encouraged to see also the History Center's biographical and subject files, such as Poetry, Sister Cities, Strikes--City Employees, and Pigeons; as well as other mayoral papers, as some Alioto-related materials are housed there.

Organization

The Legislative and Issues Files series has been further organized into subseries by staff member. The Press and Speeches series has been organized into subseries by format.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged alphabetically by subject with a few exceptions. The Legislative and Issue Files series is arranged by staff member, then alphabetically by subject. The Schedule series and the News Clippings subseries within Press are arranged chronologically. Folders are in alphabetical order by folder title, and then by date. Within folders, materials are filed either chronologically or by sub-topic.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Alioto, Joseph L.
Alioto, Joseph L.--Archives.
City planning--California--San Francisco.
City planning districts--California--San Francisco.
Urban policy--California--San Francisco.
Housing policy--California--San Francisco.
Labor unions--California--San Francisco.
Labor disputes--California--San Francisco.
San Francisco (Calif.)--Politics and government--20th century.
Black Panther Party.
San Francisco State College--History.
San Francisco State University--History.

Related Materials

Researchers are encouraged to see also the San Francisco History Center's subject and biographical files, other mayoral collections, and the Historical Photograph Collection, and to check the catalog holdings of the San Francisco Public Library for related materials.

Conservation Note

During processing, the entire collection was refoldered and re-housed in acid-free folders and boxes. Some metal staples remain. Some documents on acidic or thermal paper were photocopied onto Permalife bond paper. After this process, originals were discarded. Other documents on acidic paper were kept in their original state and separated with either Permalife bond or Apollo buffered paper. Fabric items were wrapped in buffered tissue.

Removed or Separated Material

Photographs were removed to the San Francisco Historical Photograph Collection.

Materials Removed from Collection

Approximately twenty 19th-century letters and invoices or ledger sheets, belonging to a John Joseph Martone and originally belonging to a Malcom McNeill of Christian County, Kentucky, were transferred to Special Collections and Archives, University of Kentucky.

Appendix A

List of Members of Administration

Note

Administration members and approximate dates of service, compiled from Directory of City and County Officers, May 1968-April 1975.

Deputies

Note

Roff became Alioto's Re-election Campaign Consultant in 1971.

Note

Flynn served as Director of Information for the Alioto for Governor campaign in 1974.

Administrative Assistants

  • John L. Mootz, Administrative Assistant (1968-1971)
  • John C. Farrell, Administrative Assistant (1971-1972)
  • George J. Grubb, Administrative Assistant (1972-1974
  • Michael McCone, Appointment Secretary (1968-1969)
  • Ann H. Racich, Personal Secretary (1968-1974)

Selected program and agency staff

  • Michael McCone, Director, Model Cities (1972)
  • Charles E. Countee, Director, Model Cities (1973)
  • John Watts, Executive Director, Model Cities, (1974-1976)
  • Dean Macris, Director, Community Development, (1973-1974) and Director of Planning, City Planning Commission (1975-1976)
  • James Jacquet, Director, Community Development, (1974-1975)
  • Mark Buell, Director, Economic Development, (1975-1976)
  • Eunice Elton, Director, Manpower Planning and Research (1972-1976)
  • Nathan B. Cooper, Controller (1968-1974)
  • John C. Farrell, Controller (1975-1976)
  • Thomas J. Mellon, Chief Administrative Officer (1968-1976)
  • Eneas J. Kane, Exectuve Director, Housing Authority (1968-1976)
  • M. Justin Herman, Executive Director, Redevelopment Agency (1968-1971)
  • Robert L. Rumsey, Executive Director, Redevelopment Agency (1972-1974)
  • Arthur F. Evans, Executive Director, Redevelopment Agency (1974-1976)
  • Allan B. Jacobs, Director of Planning, City Planning Commission (1968-1974
  • Bernard F. Schussel, Director, Office of/Commission on Aging (1972-1974?)

Legislative Representative, Federal

  • Stanford Research Institute/Virginia, 1968-70
  • Robert E. Josten/D.C., 1971-74
  • James A. Lyons, Jr./D.C.,1975

Legislative Advocate, State

  • John F. Shelley, 1986-1974
  • McMorris M. Dow, 1975

Administrative Information

Appendix B:

Photographs Separated from Alioto Papers

Note

Housed in San Francisco Photograph Collection, Alioto Box 20

Container List

 

Series I. Biographical and Office Reorganization, 1958-1968

Physical Description: 10 folders

Scope and Content Note

This series contains Alioto's biographies plus strategy and briefing documents prepared for the mayor-elect by a team of advisors as well as the outgoing mayor, John F. Shelley.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by subject.
Box 1 : 1

Biographies, 1958-1975

Box 1 : 2-7

Briefing on Organization of Administration, 1977

Box 1 : 8

Mayor's Task Force on Reorganization, 1968

Box 1 : 9

Reorganization of Mayor's Office, Taxes, 1967

Box 1 : 10

Shelley's Report on San Francisco's Development Policies, 1967

 

Series II. Legislative and Issue Files, 1967-1975

Physical Description: 14.5 cubic ft.

Scope and Content Note

This series is organized into subseries by staff member. Business correspondence is incorporated into these files, maintaining original organization. There is good coverage of policy issues, with a major focus on federally-funded housing and redevelopment programs. Included are documents from key advisors.

Arrangement

Arranged by staff member.
 

Subseries A. John A. De Luca, 1967-1975

Physical Description: 7.25 cubic ft.

Scope and Content Note

John A. De Luca was Alioto's Executive Secretary. Known as a pragmatist, the former White House Fellow served as the mayor's chief of staff and maintained the bulk of this series' files. Missing are De Luca's files from 1974 to 1976. Originally organized in two-year increments by subject, this subseries is now organized by subject, maintaining the file dates. This subseries provides a broad policy-level view. Included are files on the budget, school busing, the Fuhrman bequest, Hunters Point Naval Shipyard, taxes, housing and redevelopment, and revenue sharing. Also included are files of correspondence from key advisors.
Highlights include files on the port whose authority was transferred from the state to the city in 1969. During the Alioto years, the port was targeted for development. Within the 1973-1974 labor files is a letter stating Alioto's views on forced work programs for welfare recipients. Interoffice memoranda files cover numerous topics including Municipal Railway subway construction, Youth Guidance Center (YGC) conditions as described by a former YGC counselor, taxes, and Yerba Buena Center development. In the Model Cities files is a 1973 report of the district attorney's investigation of the Bayview-Hunters Point Model Cities program. Another district attorney document (in the Conflict of Interest file) concludes the Pacific Far East Lines matter constituted a conflict of interest for the mayor.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by subject, then chronologically, with reference materials last.
Box 1 : 11-12

A, 1973-1974

Box 1 : 13-14

Aging

Box 1 : 13

1973

Box 1 : 14

Commission on, 1972-1974

Box 1 : 15-17

Airports Commission, 1970-1974

Box 1 : 18

Antitrust, 1974

Box 1 : 19-22

Art Commission

Box 1 : 19-21

1967-1973

Box 1 : 22

Neighborhood Arts Program, 1970

Box 1 : 23

Asian Art, n.d.

Box 1 : 24-26

B, 1968-1974

Box 1 : 27

Bay Area Pollution Control, 1972

Box 1 : 28-29

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART), 1973-1974

Box 1 : 30

Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC), 1970-1974

Box 1 : 31

Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board, 1969

Box 1 : 32-34

Bicentennial Committee

Box 1 : 32

1972-1974

Box 1 : 33

Formation, 1972

Box 1 : 34

Sales, 1973-1974

Box 1 : 35

Bonds, 1973

Box 1 : 36

Brown, Edmund G., Jr., Inauguration Lunch, 1975

Box 1 : 37

1969-1970 Budget, 1968-1969

Box 1 : 38

1973-1974 Budget, 1973

Box 1 : 39

1974-1975 Budget, 1973-1974

Box 1 : 40-42

C, 1968-1973

Box 2 : 1

Cable Car Centennial Committee, 1973

Box 2 : 2

California Legislation 1968

Box 2 : 3-4

California Legislature, 1968-1971

Box 2 : 5-6

California, State of, 1970-1973

Box 19 : 41

Cambodian Consul General 1971

Box 2 : 7 and 19 : 21

Candlestick Park

Box 2 : 7

1970-1971

Box 19 : 21

and Downtown Stadium Proposal, 1968

Box 2 : 8

Capital Improvement Advisory Committee, 1968

Box 2 : 9

Charter Amendments, 1973-1974

Box 19 : 22-24

Charter Revision

Box 19 : 22

Final Report, 1972

Box 19 : 23-24

Appendix B, 1972

Box 2 : 10

Chinese Community, 1968-1969

Box 2 : 11-12

City Planning Commission, 1968-1973

Box 2 : 13

Civil Disorders, n.d.

Box 2 : 14-16

Civil Service

Box 2 : 14

1968-1969

Box 2 : 15

Commission, 1973-1974

Box 2 : 16

Lunar New Year, 1969

Box 2 : 17

Clippings, 1973-1974

Box 2 : 18

Coblentz, William K., 1972-1973

Box 2 : 19

Collective Bargaining 1973

Box 2 : 20

Commissions, n.d.

Box 2 : 21-29

Committee on Crime

Box 2 : 21-23

1967-1971

Box 2 : 24

Citizens Council Report, 1970

Box 2 : 25

"Crime Committee Caper, 1970

Box 2 : 26

Ford Foundation, 1968-1969

Box 2 : 27

Funding, 1970-1971

Box 2 : 28

Membership, 1970-1971

Box 2 : 29

Reports, 1970-1971

Box 2 : 30

Committees, 1969

Box 2 : 31-32

Community Development

Box 2 : 31

1973-1974

Box 2 : 32

and Housing Report, 1973-1974

Box 2 : 34-40

Constituent Correspondence Referred to Staff 1968-1971

Box 3 : 1

Consumer Affairs Bureau, 1969

Box 3 : 2

Convention and Visitors Bureau, 1972

Box 3 : 3

Correspondence, 1968

Box 3 : 4

Criminal Justice, 1973-1974

Box 3 : 5-6

D, 1969-1974

Box 3 : 7

De Luca Biography, n.d.

Box 3 : 8

De Luca Invitations, 1971

Box 3 : 9

Democratic National Telethon, 1972

Box 3 : 10

Department of Public Works, Air Flotation Facility, 1969

Box 3 : 11-12

Development, 1968-1974

Box 3 : 13

Directory of City and County Officers, May, 1974

Box 3 : 14-15

E, 1968-1974

Box 3 : 16

Earthquakes, n.d.

Box 3 : 17

Economic Development, 1973-1974

Box 3 : 18-19

Economic Opportunity Council, 1968-1973

Box 3 : 20-24 and 23 : 1

Education, Board of

Box 3 : 20-22

1968-1973

Box 3 : 23

Busing, 1 of 2, 1968

Box 23 : 1

Busing, 2 of 2, 1973

Box 3 : 24

Collective Bargaining and Teachers Strike, 1 of 2, 1973-1974

Box 3 : 25

Elections, 1972-1973

Box 3 : 26

Emergency Proclamations, 1974-1975

Box 3 : 27

Energy, 1973

Box 3 : 28

Exploratorium, 1973

Box 3 : 29-30

F, 1968-1973

Box 3 : 31

Fair Housing, 1973

Box 3 : 32-34

Federally Assisted Code Enforcement (FACE) Civil Action, 1973

Box 3 : 35

Film Festival, 1971-1974

Box 3 : 36-37

Filmmaking

Box 3 : 36

1968-1971

Box 3 : 37

Committee on, 1971-1974

Box 3 : 38-39

Fire Commission

Box 3 : 38

1968

Box 3 : 39

and Department, 1973-1974

Box 3 : 40

Fire Department, 1967-1970

Box 3 : 41

Forty-Niners and Cable Television, 1972-1973

Box 3 : 42

Fuhrman Bequest, 1945-1974

Box 3 : 43

G, 1973-1974

Box 4 : 1

Garbage, 1968

Box 4 : 2

General Electric Monorail, 1967-1968

Box 4 : 3-4

Golden Gate Bridge, 1968-1973

Box 4 : 5

Golden Gate National Recreation Area, 1973

Box 4 : 6-8

Grand Jury Reports, 1972-1974

Box 4 : 9-10

H, 1968-1973

Box 4 : 11

Haight-Ashbury, Police Action 1970

Box 4 : 12

Housing Authority, 1971-1973

Box 4 : 13

Hubert H. Humphrey Presidential Campaign, 1968

Box 4 : 14-15

Human Rights

Box 4 : 14

1973-1974

Box 4 : 15

Commission, Contract Compliance Officer, 1969

Box 4 : 16-18

Hunters Point

Box 4 : 16

Community Youth Park, 1972

Box 4 : 17

Naval Shipyard, 1973

Box 4 : 18

Swimming Pool, 1968-1969

Box 4 : 19-20

I, 1967-1975

Box 4 : 21

J, 1969

Box 4 : 22

Jail, 1973

Box 4 : 23

Juvenile Justice Commissions, n.d.

Box 4 : 24-25

K, 1968-1974

Box 4 : 26

Kaufman, Vernon, 1968

Box 4 : 27

KSOL Radio Station, 1970

Box 4 : 28-29

L, 1969-1974

Box 4 : 30-34

Labor

Box 4 : 30-31

1969-1974

Box 4 : 32-33

Manpower Planning, 1971-1974

Box 4 : 34

Strikes, 1970-1974

Box 4 : 35

Law Enforcement Grant, 1970

Box 4 : 36-37

League of California Cities

Box 4 : 36

1973-1974

Box 4 : 37

Legislative Bulletins, 1969-1970

Box 4 : 38-42

Legislative Representative

Box 4 : 38

Federal, 1973-1974

 

State

Box 4 : 39

1973

Box 4 : 40

Conflict of Interest, 1973-1974

Box 4 : 41

Elections, 1973-1974

Box 4 : 42

Peace Officers, 1973-1974

Box 4 : 43-44

M, 1967-1974

Box 4 : 45-46

Maritime Affairs

Box 4 : 45

1969

Box 4 : 46

Haslett Warehouse, 1968-1969

Box 19 : 43

Market Street Development, 1971

Box 5 : 1

Martin Luther King Square Project, 1968

Box 19 : 44

Martone, John Joseph, Letters, 1972

Box 5 : 2

Mayor's Youth Fund 1972

Box 5 : 3

McCarthy, Leo T., Luncheon, 1974

Box 5 : 4-6

Memoranda, Interoffice, 1968-1974

Box 5 : 7

Metropolitan Transportation Commission, 1973

Box 5 : 8

Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund, 1973

Box 5 : 9

Mini-Parks, 1967

Box 5 : 10-11

Model Cities, 1968-1974

Box 5 : 12-13

Multi-Culture Institute, 1967-1974

Box 5 : 14

Municipal Railway, 1974

Box 5 : 15

Muslims, 1974

Box 5 : 16

N, 1973-1974

Box 5 : 17

National Alliance of Businessmen, 1969

Box 5 : 18

Neighborhood Arts Program, 1970

Box 5 : 19

Nemerovski, Howard, 1968-1969

Box 5 : 20

Noise Abatement, 1973-1974

Box 5 : 21

Notebook, 1969-1971?

Box 5 : 22

Oakland Task Force, 1968

Box 5 : 23

Olympic Games, 1967

Box 5 : 24

Ordinances, n.d.

Box 5 : 25

Orpheum Theater, 1973

Box 5 : 26

P, 1973

Box 5 : 27

Parking Authority 1973-1974

Box 5 : 28-29

Permit Appeals, Board of1968-1974

Box 5 : 30-41

Police

Box 5 : 30-33

1967-1973

Box 5 : 34

Bargaining, 1971

Box 5 : 35

Charter Amendments, 1971

Box 5 : 36

and Community Enterprise, 1970

Box 5 : 37

Mission District Study, 1968?

Box 5 : 38

Pornography, 1970

Box 5 : 39

Project CABLE Plan, 1971

Box 5 : 40

Project Time Proposal, 1974?

Box 5 : 41

Station Closings, 1972

Box 5 : 42

Port Commission 1972-1974

Box 5 : 43

Port Committee, 1973

Box 5 : 44-45

Poverty

Box 5 : 44

1968

Box 5 : 45

Summer Youth Program, 1968

Box 5 : 46

Public Health 1969-1974

Box 5 : 47-48

Public Library 1967-1974

Box 6 : 1-2

Public Utilities Commission 1966-1974

Box 6 : 3

Public Works, 1973

Box 6 : 4-5

R, 1969-1974

Box 6 : 6

Reagan, Higher Education, 1968-1969

Box 6 : 7

Real Estate Department, 1972

Box 6 : 8-9

Recreation and Park, 1968-1973

Box 6 : 10

Redevelopment, 1973

Box 6 : 11

Regional Affairs, 1968

Box 6 : 12

Regional Transportation Agency, 1969

Box 6 : 13-14

Revenue Sharing, 1972-1974

Box 6 : 15-16

S, 1967-1974

Box 6 : 17

Salary Standardization, 1973-1974

Box 6 : 18

San Francisco General Hospital, 1969

Box 6 : 19

Sheriff, 1973

Box 6 : 20

Shipbuilding and Ship Repair, 1970-1973

Box 6 : 21

Social Order, Citizens Committee on, 1969

Box 6 : 22

Social Programs, 1973

Box 6 : 23

Social Services, 1972-1973

Box 6 : 24

Southern Crossing, 1971

Box 6 : 25

Speeches (By Others), 1968

Box 6 : 26

Sports Facilities, 1969-1971

Box 6 : 27-30

Staff

Box 6 : 27

1973-1974

Box 6 : 28

Organizational Charts, 1969-1974?

Box 6 : 29-30

Reports, 1969-1973

Box 6 : 31-33

Stanford Research Institute

Box 6 : 31-32

1968-1969

Box 6 : 33

Newsletters, 1969

Box 6 : 34-36

State Legislation, 1969-1973

Box 6 : 37

Supervisors, Board of, 1973

Box 6 : 38

Swig, Benjamin, 1968-1969

Box 6 : 39-40

T, 1967-1973

Box 6 : 41-45 and 7 : 1-15

Taxes

Box 6 : 41-42

1969-1974

Box 6 : 43

Budget, 1970-1971

Box 6 : 44

Business and Payroll, 1968-1970

Box 6 : 45

Commuter, 1968-1970

Box 7 : 1

Federal Legislation, 1968

Box 7 : 2

Income, 1971

Box 7 : 3

Parking, 1970-1972

Box 7 : 4

Position Papers, 1968-1972

Box 7 : 5

Property, 1968-1971

Box 7 : 6

Regional, 1968

Box 7 : 7

Revenue Sharing, 1970-1971

Box 7 : 8

Revenue and Taxation Report, 1973

Box 7 : 9

State Constitutional Amendment, 1972

Box 7 : 10-12

State Reform, 1960-1972

Box 7 : 13

State Reform, Property, 1970

Box 7 : 14

Studies, 1970-1971

Box 7 : 15

Utilities, 1970-1971

Box 7 : 16

Transportation Commission, 1973

Box 7 : 17

United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, 1968-1969

Box 7 : 18

U.S. Conference of Mayors, 1973

Box 7 : 19-20

United States Departments, 1968-1974

Box 7 : 21

United States President, 1969-1971

Box 7 : 22

United States, Visit to President, 1968-1969

Box 7 : 23-25

University of California

Box 7 : 23

1973

Box 7 : 24

De Luca Presentation, 1968-1969

Box 7 : 25

San Francisco, 1969

Box 7 : 26

Urban Consortium for Technology Initiatives, 1973

Box 7 : 27

Urban Task Force, 1968

Box 19 : 25

Voting Systems, 1972

Box 7 : 28

W, 1973

Box 7 : 29

War Memorial, 1973-1974

Box 7 : 30

Watson Initiative, 1971-1972

Box 7 : 31

White Fellows, 1972

Box 7 : 32

Workable Program, 1964-1968

Box 7 : 33

Youth Fund, 1973-1974

Box 7 : 34

Zebra Killings, 1974

Box 7 : 35-44 and 8 : 1-5

Reference

Box 7 : 35

Community Emergency Plan, n.d.

Box 7 : 36

Crime Prevention Proposal, 1974

Box 7 : 37

Jeremy Ets-Hokin Dossier, 1974

Box 7 : 38

Fulcrum Savings and Loan Economic Report, 1972

Box 7 : 39

San Francisco Planning and Urban Renewal (SPUR) High-Rise Development Study, 1973

Box 7 : 40

Housing Inventory, 1972

Box 7 : 41

Housing, Racial Integration Report, 1973

Box 7 : 42

Area Manpower Review, 1973

Box 7 : 43

Municipal Railway Report (by SPUR), 1973

Box 7 : 44

Police Career Development Report, 1971

Box 8 : 1

PACE Final Report, 1971

Box 8 : 2

Public Health Classification Study, 1972

Box 8 : 3

Redevelopment Summary, 1972

Box 8 : 4

California Transportation Act of 1971, 1972

Box 8 : 5

Yellow Cab, 1972

 

Subseries B. John H. Tolan, Jr. and Wesley Slade, 1967-1975

Physical Description: 3 cubic ft.

Scope and Content Note

John H. (Jack) Tolan was Deputy for Development. He previously worked for the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Wesley Slade served as Special Assistant for Housing and Relocation. Under Alioto, Tolan oversaw HUD-funded programs including Federally Assisted Code Enforcement (FACE), Model Cities, and Workable Program. This subseries focuses on these programs, especially in communications with HUD, the city's Housing Authority, and Redevelopment Agency. Some documents are related to individuals and neighborhoods affected by these programs such as the Western Addition and Yerba Buena areas. Included are case files of individuals relocated due to code enforcement.
Beginning in 1967, FACE provided concentrated code enforcement, rehabilitation grants and low-interest rehabilitation loans. Model Cities was a federal experiment in urban affairs which allowed cities to design their own comprehensive development plans for blighted neighborhoods. Workable Program was an ongoing recertification process required of HUD-funded cities. These federal subsidies were superceded by community development block grant funding in 1974.
Included in this subseries is a draft and final policy statement on Central Relocation Services, court documents of suits opposing redevelopment, a Filipino community report, and a general revenue sharing preliminary report. Highlights include a letter from the Family Service Agency concerning International Hotel residents; Hunters Point Model Cities plans; a Human Rights Commission resolution, "For a Turning Point in the Housing Crisis;" an editorial on the loss of the white, middle class (in the Maremont folder); and a 1969 regional housing policy study on a southern Bay crossing. Missing are Tolan's files from 1974 to 1976.
Some documents with personal information 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.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by subject.
Box 8 : 6

Assembly Committee on Governmental Efficiency and Economy, 1968

Box 8 : 7-8

Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG)

Box 8 : 7

1971-1973

Box 8 : 8

Reports and Plans, 1972-1973

Box 8 : 9

BART, 1972-1973

Box 8 : 10

BCDC, 1968-1969

Box 8 : 11

Board of Permit Appeals, 1971-1972

Box 8 : 12

California Assembly Bills, 1972

Box 8 : 13

Census, 1970

Box 8 : 14

Chinatown, 1969-1970

Box 8 : 15

Chinese Cultural Center, 1968

Box 8 : 16

Christian Welfare Center of Bayview-Hunters Point, 1969?

Box 8 : 17

Clippings, Miscellaneous, 1968

Box 8 : 18

Committees (Miscellaneous), 1968-1969

Box 8 : 19

Community Council, 1970

Box 8 : 20

Community Mental Health Services, 1970-1971

Box 8 : 21-22

Correspondence for Tolan, Anderson, and Slade, 1969

Box 8 : 23

Criminal Justice Council, 1971

Box 8 : 24

Economic Development, 1969-1972

Box 8 : 25

Economic Opportunity Council, 1970-1971

Box 8 : 26

Fair Housing Planning Committee, 1972-1973

Box 8 : 27

Ferries, 1969

Box 8 : 28

Filipino Community Report, 1972

Box 8 : 29

Fire Department, 1973

Box 8 : 30

Friendship Village, 1970

Box 8 : 31

General Revenue Sharing, Preliminary Program, 1973

Box 8 : 32

Geneva Car Barn, Environmental Collaborative, 1970-1971

Box 8 : 33

Gun Law, 1969

Box 8 : 34

Haight-Ashbury Committee, 1971-1973

Box 8 : 35

Housing, Human Rights Commission, 1970-1973

Box 8 : 36-43, 9 : 1-33, 21 : 1, and 10 : 1-8

Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

Box 8 : 36-37

Application for Neighborhood Facilities Grant II, Nov. 10, 1969

Box 8 : 38

Bernal Heights Neighborhood Improvement Program, 1969

Box 8 : 39

Budget, 1972

Box 8 : 40-43 and 9 : 1-2

Central Relocation Services

Box 8 : 40

1970-1972

Box 8 : 41

Cases 1970-1971

Box 8 : 42

Children's Hospital, 1970-1971

Box 8 : 43

Disaster Victims, 1969-1972

Box 9 : 1

Quarterly Reports, 1971-1972

Box 9 : 2

Rent Assistance, 1971-1973

Box 9 : 3

Citizens Committee on Community Development, 1972-1973

 

Code Enforcement Cases, 1969-1971

Box 9 : 4

(Restricted)1969

Box 9 : 5

1970-1971

Box 9 : 6-7

Community Development

Box 9 : 6

1972-1973

Box 9 : 7

Block Grant, 1974

Box 9 : 8-10

Federally Assisted Code Enforcement (FACE), 1968-1973

Box 9 : 11

Hunters Point, 1968

Box 9 : 12

International Hotel, 1969

Box 9 : 13

In-City Experimental Housing Program, 1968

Box 9 : 14

Library Loan Application, 1968

Box 9 : 15-19

Model Cities

Box 9 : 15

1968-1970

Box 9 : 16

Acquisition of Bayview School Property, 1969-1971

Box 9 : 17

Bayview-Hunters Point Community Development Corporation, 1972-1973

Box 9 : 18

Edenvale Construction Co., 1972

Box 9 : 19

League of United Latin American Citizens, 1970

Box 9 : 20-23

Redevelopment Agency, 1967-1972

Box 9 : 24

Savings Association Mortgage Company, 1971-1973

Box 9 : 25

South of Market, 1969-1972

Box 9 : 26

Uniform Relocation Assistance Act, 1970-1974

Box 9 : 27-30

Western Addition Area A-2

Box 9 : 27

Banneker Homes, 1970

Box 9 : 28

Fillmore Community Development Association, 1968-1972

Box 9 : 29

Job Training, 1970

Box 9 : 30

Martin Luther King Square (Western Addition Community Organization Action), 1968

Box 9 : 31-33, 21 : 1, and 10 : 1-6

Workable Program

Box 9 : 31

1971

Box 9 : 32

Anna Lane Hotel, 1970-1971

Box 9 : 33

Anna Lane Hotel Litigation, n.d.

Box 21 : 1

Certificate, 1969?

Box 10 : 1-2

Application for Recertification, First Draft, 1970

Box 10 : 3-5

Application for Recertification Supplement, 1970

Box 10 : 6

Application for Recertification, 1971

Box 10 : 7-8

Yerba Buena Center, 1970-1973

Box 10 : 9

Hunters Point, Incinerator, 1968

Box 10 : 10

Industrial Condominium, 1968-1969

Box 10 : 11-12

Inter-Agency Committee on Urban Renewal, 1967-1969

Box 10 : 13-15

International Market Center

Box 10 : 13

1968

Box 10 : 14

Constituent Correspondence Against, 1968

Box 10 : 15

Constituent Correspondence For, 1968

Box 10 : 16

Japanese Cultural and Trade Center, 1969

Box 10 : 17

Labor Complex, 1968

Box 10 : 18

Landmarks Preservation, 1969

Box 10 : 19

Linear City, 1968

Box 10 : 20

Lobos Creek School, 1971

Box 10 : 21

Low-Cost Housing: Financing Citywide Proposals, 1968-1969

Box 10 : 22

Maremont, 1968

Box 10 : 23

Mini-Parks, 1968

Box 10 : 24

Miscellaneous, 1974

Box 10 : 25

Morrisania West Postal Street Academy, n.d.

Box 10 : 26

Parking Lot, 1972

Box 10 : 27

Port, Pier 45 Lease, 1975

Box 10 : 28

Recreation and Park Department, 1969

Box 10 : 29

Regional Housing Policy Study, 1969

Box 10 : 30

San Francisco Coordinating Council on Mental Retardation, 1969-1970

Box 10 : 31

San Francisco Housing Development Corporation, n.d.

Box 10 : 32

SPUR, 1968-1973

Box 10 : 33

San Francisco Unified School District, 1970-1973

Box 10 : 34

Senate Subcommittee on Housing and Urban Affairs, 1972-1973

Box 10 : 35

Senior Citizens, 1969-1970

Box 10 : 36

Sewer Service charge, 1971-1972

Box 10 : 37

Shipyards, 1968

Box 10 : 38

Social Services, 1968-1972

Box 10 : 39

South Bayshore Planning Area, 1970

Box 11 : 1

South Park, 1972

Box 11 : 2

Southeast Development Corporation, 1972

Box 11 : 3

Southern Crossing, 1969-1972

Box 11 : 4

Special Projects, 1968-1970

Box 11 : 5

Special Shelter Funds, 1968-1970

Box 11 : 6

U.S. Steel, 1970-1971

Box 11 : 7

Urban Housing Company, 1969-1970

Box 11 : 8

Veterans Special Admissions, 1972

Box 11 : 9

Watoso Weusi Nursery School, 1969

Box 11 : 10

West Bay Rapid Transit Authority, 1968-1969

Box 11 : 11

Wisconsin Project (Potrero Hill), 1968-1969

 

Subseries C. John H. Anderson, 1968-1972

Physical Description: 1.2 cubic ft.

Scope and Content Note

John H. Anderson served as Assistant Deputy for Development until 1973. A holdover from Mayor John Shelley's administration, Anderson was key in the city's applications to HUD for Model Cities funding and Workable Program recertification. This subseries focuses on the Workable Program and citizen input to redevelopment and housing policy. Of note are waterfront and port files and a "Shame of San Francisco" report by Workable Program critics. Missing are Anderson's files from 1972 to 1973, and those of his successor, Stanley R. Larsen, from 1973 to 1976.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by subject.
Box 11 : 12

ABAG, 1968

Box 19 : 26

Baccari Plan, Industrial Educational Residential Commons, 1967?

Box 11 : 13-14 and 19 : 27-28

BART

Box 11 : 13

1 of 2, 1967-1968

Box 11 : 14

Embarcadero Station, 1968

Box 19 : 27

Market Street Extensions, 1968

Box 19 : 28

2 of 2, 1969-1971

Box 19 : 29

Butchertown Land Utilization Study, 1968

Box 21 : 2 and 19 : 30-31

City Planning Department

Box 21 : 2

Improvement Plan for Residence, 1971

Box 19 : 30

Improvement Plan for Transportation, 1970

Box 19 : 31

Street Livability Study, 1970

Box 19 : 32

Critical Needs in San Francisco, 1969

Box 19 : 33

Golden Gate Bridge, 1958-1971

Box 11 : 15

Haight-Ashbury, 1971

Box 11 : 16-18

Housing

Box 11 : 16

Miscellaneous, 1971

Box 11 : 17

and Relocation Correspondence, 1970

Box 11 : 18

Studies, 1971

Box 11 : 19-42

HUD

Box 11 : 19

1972

Box 11 : 20

Funding, 1970-1971

Box 11 : 21-23

Model Cities

Box 11 : 21

1969-1972

Box 11 : 22

Application, 1968

Box 11 : 23

Application, Draft, 1968

Box 11 : 24

Western Addition, Court Memoranda, 1968-1969

Box 11 : 25-42

Workable Program

Box 11 : 25

Administrative Complaints, 1970-1971

Box 11 : 26-28

Application for Recertification,

Box 11 : 26

1971

Box 11 : 27

Corrections, 1971

Box 11 : 28

Draft, 1971

Box 11 : 29

Board of Supervisors, 1969-1971

Box 11 : 30-31

Citizen Review, 1969-1972

Box 11 : 32

Citizens Emergency Task Force for a Workable Housing Policy, aka Citizens Task Force for a (Really) Workable Program, 1969-1970

Box 11 : 33

Correspondence, 1968-1971

Box 11 : 34

Human Rights Commission, 1969-1972

Box 11 : 35-36

Mayor's Statemen, 1969

Box 11 : 37-38

1971 Midterm Review, 1970-1971

Box 11 : 39

Recertificiation, Jackson Letter, 1970

Box 11 : 40

Senate Bill 146, 1969

Box 11 : 41

"The Shame of San Francisco", 1969

Box 11 : 42

Yerba Buena Housing, 1969-1970

Box 19 : 34-35

Kent, Jack

Box 19 : 34

Open Space, 1969

Box 19 : 35

Regional Government, 1969

Box 11 : 43

Pelosi Resolution, Regional Housing and Development Agency, 1969-1971

Box 11 : 44

Regional Transportation Planning Committee, 1969-1970

Box 12 : 1

Regional Water, Sewage and Drainage Plan (ABAG), 1970

Box 12 : 2

Reorganization of Redevelopment Agency and Housing Authority, 1971

Box 19 : 36

San Francisco Local Development Corporation, 1970

Box 12 : 3

"Toward a Unified Planning Program" (ABAG), 1970

Box 12 : 4

United Nations Plaza, 1970

Box 12 : 5

Urban Renewal Seminar, 1970

Box 12 : 6-9

Waterfront

Box 12 : 6

Committee Report, 1970

Box 12 : 7-8

Ferry Port Plaza, 1970

Box 12 : 9

S.F. Maritime State Historic Park, 1970

Box 19 : 37

Western Addition Area A-2 Residents Information1970

 

Subseries D. Revels H. Cayton, 1970-1972

Physical Description: 3 folders

Scope and Content Note

Revels H. Cayton served as Deputy for Social Programs. Only three of his files, concerning employment and the San Francisco State College strike, were found.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by subject.
Box 12 : 10

Angel Island Project, 1968

Box 12 : 11

BART, 1970-1972

Box 12 : 12

San Francisco State College Strike1968-1969

 

Subseries E. William C. Roddy, 1968-1976

Physical Description: 2.8 cubic ft.

Scope and Content Note

William C. Roddy was Public Service Director until 1974, when he became a Special Assistant to the Mayor to handle promotion of the Cable Car Centennial Medal. This subseries has departmental and constituent corresponce covering complaints and requests for information including public housing. Also included are communications with American and foreign officials as well as reports from the state legislative advocate. The special events files cover celebrations and mayoral greetings and proclamations. With the exception of a dedication badge and folders on proclamations and the cable car medal, there is no documentation of Roddy's service from 1974 to 1976.
Of particular interest are court documents and clippings from the first two libel trials against Look Magazine. Alioto sued the magazine's publisher over its Sept. 23, 1969 article alleging Alioto had ties to organized crime. (Alioto eventually prevailed in court.)

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by subject.
Box 12 : 13

Airport Vehicle Use, 1969

Box 12 : 14

Alta Plaza Park, 1971

Box 19 : 42

Consular Officials, Procedures and Policies, 1972

Box 12 : 15-27

Departments Under Mayor

Box 12 : 15

Board of Education, 1972

Box 12 : 16

Board of Permit Appeals, 1972

Box 12 : 17

Fire Commission, 1973-1974

Box 12 : 18

Health Service System, 1972

Box 12 : 19

Housing Authority, 1972

Box 12 : 20

Human Rights, 1972

Box 12 : 21

Parking Authority, 1973

Box 12 : 22-27

Police, 1972

Box 12 : 28

Inauguration Logistics, 1968

Box 21 : 3-6 and 12 : 29-31

Look Magazine

Box 21 : 3

Sept. 23, 1969

Box 21 : 4

Clippings, First Trial, 1969-1970

Box 21 : 5

Clippings, Second Trial, 1970-1972

Box 12 : 29

Controversy, 1969-1973

Box 12 : 30-31 and 21 : 6

New York Times,

Box 12 : 30

1970-1974

Box 21 : 6

[MORE] Article, 1974-1975

Box 12 : 31

Communications, 1974

Box 12 : 32

Mayor's Medal, n.d.

Box 12 : 33

Mayor's Stationery (blank), n.d.

Box 21 : 7, 12 : 34, and 13 : 1-2

Officials

Box 21 : 7 and 12 : 34

American, 1972-1973

Box 13 : 1-2

Foreign, 1972

Box 13 : 3

Russian Consulate, 1967-1969

Box 13 : 4-5

Taxes

Box 13 : 4

1968-1969

Box 13 : 5

Constituent Correspendence, 1969

Box 13 : 6

U.S. Government Departments: General, 1972

Box 13 : 7

Berlin Goodwill Pavilion, 1969

Box 13 : 8

Bicentennial Committee, Discovery of San Francisco Bay, 1969

Box 13 : 9-17

Cable Car

 

Centennial

Box 13 : 9

1973

Box 13 : 10

Caravan, 1973

Box 13 : 11

Committee, 1971-1973

Box 13 : 12

Press, 1973-1975

 

Medal

Box 13 : 13

Design Competition, 1973-1974

Box 13 : 14

Legislation, 1973-1974

Box 13 : 15

Sales, 1974-1975

Box 13 : 16

U.S. Treasury, 1972-1974

Box 13 : 17

Postcards, 1970-1973

Box 13 : 18

Citations, 1968

Box 13 : 19

Clippings, 1968-1976

Box 13 : 20-21 and 21 : 7

Consular Corps

Box 13 : 20

Baseball Party, 1969

Box 13 : 21 and 21 : 7

Dinner, 1969-1970

Box 13 : 22

Earthquake Anniversary, 1969

Box 13 : 23

Film Festival, 1968-1970

Box 13 : 24

Film Production, 1968-1970

Box 13 : 25

Flag Requests, 1968-1969

Box 13 : 26-27

Giants Opening Game, 1968-1969

Box 13 : 28-29

Golden Gate Park Centennial, 1969-1971

Box 13 : 30

Golden Gate Promenade, 1973

Box 13 : 31-32

Greetings, 1968-1974

Box 13 : 33

Invitations, 1969-1971

Box 13 : 34

Itallian Reception, 1968

Box 13 : 35

Japan Week1969

Box 13 : 36-38 and 14 : 1

Japan World Expo

Box 13 : 36-38

1968-1970

Box 14 : 1

Newsletters and Reference, 1968-1970

Box 14 : 2

Misses Osaka Visit, 1969

Box 14 : 3

Osaka Sister City Program, 1968-1969

Box 14 : 4-5

Japanese Cultural and Trade Center

Box 14 : 4

Dedication, 1968

Box 14 : 5

Reception, 1968

Box 14 : 6

John Francis Regis Award1974

Box 14 : 7

Latin American Fiesta, 1969-1970

Box 14 : 8

League of California Cities Reception, 1969

Box 14 : 9

MADDS Festival, 1973

Box 14 : 10

Majorca Reception, 1969

Box 14 : 11-12

Memorial Day, 1968-1969

Box 14 : 13

Mexican Independence Day, 1969

Box 14 : 14

Mexico City Sister City Program1969

Box 14 : 15-17

Navy Dance

Box 14 : 15

1968

Box 14 : 16

Photos, July 1, 1968

Box 14 : 17

1969

Box 14 : 18

Poem for the Mayor, n.d.

Box 14 : 19-23

Proclamations, 1968-1969 and 1975-1976

Box 14 : 24

Rose Bowl, 1969

Box 14 : 25-26

San Francisco's Birthday, 1968-1969

Box 14 : 27

USS Coral Sea, 1968

Box 14 : 28

United Nations Day, 1968

Box 14 : 29-30

Veterans Day, 1968-1969

Box 14 : 31-32 and 21 : 8

Visitors

Box 14 : 31

Emperor and Empress of Japan, 1975

Box 14 : 32

King Olav V of Norway, 1968

Box 21 : 8

Center Dedication Badge, Dec. 18, 1974

 

Series III. Press and Speeches, 1968-1976

Physical Description: 4.67 cubic ft. plus 6 srapbooks

Scope and Content Note

This series is organized into subseries by issue, press releases, and news clippings. The focus is on the mayor's first term, especially on the years 1968 to 1970. There is good coverage of the issues of the early years, press releases from 1968 to 1973, and Alioto's libel trials against Look Magazine, and the civil and criminal trials charging Alioto with bribery and mail fraud over fee-splitting.

Arrangement

Arranged by format.
 

Subseries A. Hadley R. Roff, 1967-1971

Physical Description: 3.15 cubic ft.

Scope and Content Note

Hadley R. Roff served as Press Secretary/Confidential Secretary until 1971, when he joined Alioto's re-election campaign. Known as a problem solver, the former newspaperman worked for a series of national politicians before joining the Alioto administration. His files include background information and draft speeches. This subseries is rich in issues, including files on the Black Panthers, San Francisco State College unrest, school busing, the Chinese community, housing, the Kingston-Stadium study, tax reform, Third World demands at Mission High School, the Embarcadero Freeway, and Governor Ronald Reagan.
Highlights include speeches regarding the 1970 city employees' strike. A 1967 Human Rights Commission Report discusses the lack of low and middle-income housing, loss of blue-collar job opportunities, and increased racial imbalance in schools. Also covered are (1969) discussions regarding an incendiary meeting on busing and integration (in Board of Education and Human Rights Commission folders). Missing are files of Roff's successor, Thomas G. Flynn, from 1971 to 1974, as well as those of speechwriter, James B. Burleson, from 1973 forward.
The names of minors have been redacted in police reports in Box 16, Folders 12 and 32.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by subject, then chronologically, with reference materials last.
Box 14 : 33

Aging, 1968

Box 14 : 34

Alcatraz, 1968

Box 14 : 35

Art Committee, 1967-1968

Box 14 : 36

Asian Arts Committee, 1968-1969

Box 14 : 37-38

Banking and Currency Committee Hearings, 1968-1970

Box 14 : 39

BART to Airport, 1969

Box 14 : 40-41

Bayview-Hunters Point Joint Housing Committee, 1969-1970

Box 14 : 42-44 and 22 : 1

Black Panthers

Box 14 : 42

1968-1969

Box 14 : 43 and 22 : 1

Clippings, 1968-1969

Box 14 : 44

Literature, 1968-1969

Box 14 : 45

Bond Issues, n.d.

Box 15 : 1

Budget, 1968-1970

Box 15 : 2

Charter Revision, 1969

Box 15 : 3

Chinatown Action Plan, 1969

Box 15 : 4-11
Box 15 : 12

City Employees Strike, 1970

Box 15 : 13

Civil Service, 1967-1969

Box 15 : 14

Clubs and Organizations, 1970

Box 15 : 15

Commissions, 1970

Box 15 : 16

Consumers, 1969-1970

Box 15 : 17-21

Crime

Box 15 : 17

1968-1970

Box 15 : 18

Civil Disorder, 1968

 

Commission

Box 15 : 19

1968-1969

Box 15 : 20

Biographies, 1968

Box 15 : 21

Jails, 1969

Box 15 : 22

Dobbs for Mayor, 1967

Box 15 : 23

Drugs, n.d.

Box 15 : 24-26

Education

Box 15 : 24

1969

Box 15 : 25

Busing, 1970

Box 15 : 26

High School Tensions, 1968-1969

Box 15 : 27

Higher Education, n.d.

Box 15 : 28

18-Year-Old-Vote, 1968

Box 15 : 29

Elections, 1969

Box 15 : 30

Embarcadero Freeway, 1969

Box 15 : 31-32

Employment

Box 15 : 31

Summer, 1968-1970

Box 15 : 32

Senate Sub-Committee on Labor and Unemployment, 1970

Box 15 : 33

Environment, 1969

Box 15 : 34

Equal Opportunity Contracting, n.d.

Box 15 : 35

Farm Labor, 1968-1969

Box 15 : 36

FACE, 1969-1970

Box 15 : 37

Film Festival, 1966-1968

Box 15 : 38-39 and 19 : 38-39

Fire Department

Box 15 : 38

1968-1970

Box 19 : 38-39

Study, 1969

Box 15 : 39

Negotiations, 1970

Box 15 : 40

Governor's Race, Public Opinion Survey, 1969

Box 15 : 41

Gun Control, 1968-1969

Box 16 : 1

Health, 1968-1969

Box 16 : 2

National Health Council Speech, 1969

Box 16 : 3-7

Housing

Box 16 : 3

1967-1969

Box 16 : 4

Authority, 1967-1969

Box 16 : 5

Forts Miley and Funston, 1968

Box 16 : 6

Midtown Park Apartments, 1968

Box 16 : 7

Workable Program, 1970-1971

Box 16 : 8

Human Rights Commission, 1967-1969

Box 16 : 9

Issues, General, 1969

Box 16 : 10

Kingston-Stadium Study, Grant Application, 1968

Box 16 : 11

Legislature, 1968

Box 16 : 12

Police Reports, 1968-1969

Box 16 : 13

Political Endorsements, 1966-1967

Box 16 : 14

Port, 1968-1969

Box 16 : 15

Propositions, June 4, 1968

Box 16 : 16-17

Governor Ronald Reagan

Box 16 : 16

1968-1970

Box 16 : 17

News Clippings, 1968-1969

Box 16 : 18

Regional Information, 1968-1970

Box 16 : 19

San Francisco, The Politics of Hyperpluralism,", 1970

Box 16 : 20

Taxes, 1966

Box 16 : 21-26

Tax Reform

Box 16 : 21-23

1968-1969

Box 16 : 24

Hayden Briefs, 1969

Box 16 : 25

League of California Cities, 1968-1969

Box 16 : 26

Property, 1970

Box 16 : 27

Taxes, California Taxpayers Association, 1969

Box 16 : 28

State Tax Reform, Higher Education, 1969

Box 16 : 33-35, 22 : 2, and 17 : 1-2

Violence

Box 16 : 33-35

San Francisco State College, 1969

Box 22 : 2

Clippings, San Francisco State College, 1968-1969

 

U.C. Berkeley,

Box 17 : 1

1969

Box 17 : 2

Clippings, 1969

Box 17 : 3

Western Addition Area A-2, 1969-1970

 

Subseries B. Press Releases and Statements, 1968-1975

Physical Description: .67 cubic ft.

Scope and Content Note

This subseries contains the mayor's public statements, speeches, and press releases. It includes annual budget and State of the City messages, inaugural addresses, and statements on housing, general revenue sharing and the Look Magazine controversy. Highlights include statements on the Black Panthers (in the Crime folder), the 1971 Department of Justice action against Alioto regarding fee-splitting, and the change in Alioto's designation as the 33rd mayor to that of the 36th mayor (in the 1974 chronological file). Also of note is the urban affairs plank statement to the platform committee at the 1968 Democratic National Convention. There are numerous statements before federal House and Senate subcommittees, including Alioto's assertion (before the Senate Subcommittee on Constitutional Rights) of the leaking of law enforcement agency information to the authors of the Look Magazine article. There is little from the years 1974 and 1975.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by subject, then chronologically.
Box 19 : 40

Action in Housing--Now!, June 4, 1970

Box 17 : 4

Airport, 1968

Box 17 : 5

41st Annual Conference of Mayors, June 18, 1973

Box 17 : 6

American Bar Association, Aug. 11, 1972

Box 17 : 7

Appointments, 1968-1969

Box 17 : 8

Art, 1968

Box 17 : 9

Articles Authored by Alioto and Broadcast Transcriptions, 1969

Box 17 : 10

BART District, 1968-1969

Box 17 : 11-16

Budget Statement

Box 17 : 11

April 15, 1968

Box 17 : 12

April 15, 1969

Box 17 : 13

April 15, 1970

Box 17 : 14

April 15, 1972

Box 17 : 15

April 15, 1974

Box 17 : 16

April 11, 1975

Box 17 : 17

California Council for Health Plan Alternative, Feb. 2, 1973

Box 17 : 18

California State Assembly Committee on Governmental Organization, Aug. 29, 1973

Box 17 : 19

Civil Disturbances, 1968

Box 17 : 20

Commissioners and Committee Members, JUne 9, 1969

Box 17 : 21

Committee on Political Education Banquet, April 15, 1969

Box 17 : 22

Conflict of Interest, Sept. 20, 1974

Box 17 : 23

Crime, 1968-1970

Box 17 : 24-25

Democratic National Convention

Box 17 : 24

Aug. 22, 1968

Box 17 : 25

State Central Committee of California, Jan. 27, 1973

Box 17 : 26

Department of Justice Action, Mar. 29, 1971

Box 17 : 27

Environmental Protection Agency Hearing, Aug. 8, 1968

Box 17 : 28

Experimental Cooperative Schools, June 6, 1973

Box 17 : 29

General Revenue Sharing, Jan. 22, 1973

Box 17 : 30

Geothermal Power, 1973

Box 17 : 31

Health, May 7, 1968

Box 17 : 32

House Committee on Public Works, Subcommittee on Economic Development, Feb. 28, 1973

Box 17 : 33

Housing, 1969

Box 17 : 34

Hunters Point Naval Shipyard Closing, June 28, 1973

Box 17 : 35-36

Inaugural Address

Box 17 : 35

Jan. 8, 1968

Box 17 : 36

and Releases, Jan., 1972

Box 17 : 37

Increased Urban Renewal Funding, May 26, 1970

Box 17 : 38

Labor, 1968

Box 17 : 39

Look Magazine, Sept. 9, 1969

Box 17 : 40

Municipal Railway, 1968-1969

Box 17 : 41

National Association of Television Program Executives, Feb. 9, 1972

Box 17 : 42

New Year's Message to Board of Supervisors, Jan. 12, 1970

Box 17 : 43

Planning1968

Box 17 : 44

Policy Statement on Community Development Legislation, Feb. 9, 1972

Box 17 : 45

Property Tax Reduction, Aug. 26, 1971

Box 17 : 46

Public Budget Hearing, Mar. 20, 1973

Box 17 : 47-48

Public Utilities, 1969

Box 17 : 49

Recreation and Parks, 1968

Box 17 : 50

Redevelopment, May 15, 1968

Box 17 : 51

Schools, 1968-1969

Box 17 : 52-53

Senate Subcommittee on

Box 17 : 52

Constitutional Rights, Mar. 3, 1973

Box 17 : 53

Labor and Unemployment, Apr. 17, 1970

Box 17 : 54

Seventh Annual Tax Conference, Mar. 13, 1973

Box 17 : 55-62

State of the City Message

Box 17 : 55

Oct. 7, 1968

Box 17 : 56

Oct. 14, 1969

Box 17 : 57

Oct. 5, 1970

Box 17 : 58

Advance Remarks, Aug. 10, 1971

Box 17 : 59

Oct. 4, 1971

Box 17 : 60

Oct. 2, 1972

Box 17 : 61

Oct. 1, 1973

Box 17 : 62

Oct. 7, 1974

Box 17 : 63-64

State Senate

Box 17 : 63

Committee on Local Government, Mar. 30, 1973

Box 17 : 64

Select Committee on Phase-out of State Hospital Services, Oct. 9, 1973

Box 17 : 65

Subcommittee on Manpower and Employment, Mar. 6, 1973

Box 17 : 66

Tax Rate Ordinance, 1974

Box 17 : 67

"Teilhard and Political Determinism," May 1, 1971

Box 17 : 68-69

United State Conference of Mayors

Box 17 : 68

June, 1974

Box 17 : 69

Task Force on National Health Insurance, Jan., 1975

Box 17 : 70

U.S. House of Representatives, Ad Hoc Committee on Impoundment, Mar. 12, 1973

Box 17 : 71-75

U.S. Senate

Box 17 : 71

Committee on Commerce, Subcommittee on Surface Transportation, May 5, 1972

Box 17 : 72

Committee on Government Operations, Subcommittee on Intergovernmental Relations, Feb. 21, 1973

Box 17 : 73

Committee on Public Works, Subcommittee on Transportation, May 24, 1974

Box 17 : 74-75

Subcommittee on Antitrust and Monopoly, Feb. 26, 1974

Box 17 : 76

Workable Program Amendment, Jan. 11, 1968

Box 17 : 77

Zebra Killings, 1974

Box 17 : 78-84

Chrological File, 1969-1975

 

Subseries C. News Clippings, 1967-1977

Physical Description: 1 cubic ft. plus 6 scrapbooks

Scope and Content Note

This subseries contains scrapbooks of Alioto news clippings from 1967 to 1969. Of particular interest is a scrapbook covering the civil and criminal bribery and mail fraud (fee-splitting) cases against Alioto, as well as libel suits brought by Alioto against Look Magazine. (Alioto prevailed in both the bribery and mail fraud cases and in the final Look Magazine trial.) There is little from 1969 to 1976. It is unclear who collected the news clippings.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by subject.
Box 23 : 2

Loose Clippings, 1974

Books I-VI

Scrapbooks

Book I

Sept. 24, 1967-March 28, 1968

Book II

Mar. 16-May 14, 1968

Book III

Apr.-May 21, 1968

Book IV

May 23-Aug. 27, 1968

Book V

Aug. 27-Nov. 18, 1968

Book VI

Nov. 7, 1968-Jan. 3, 1969,

Box 24

Trials Scrapbook, 1974-1977

 

Series IV. Schedule, 1971-1974

Physical Description: 5 folders

Scope and Content Note

This series contains records of the mayor's daily appointments. Missing are records from 1968 to 1970, and from 1974 to 1976.

Arrangement

Arranged by format.
Box 17 : 85-87 and 18 : 1-2

Appointments

Box 17 : 85

Sept., 1971-March, 1972

Box 17 : 86

April-Aug., 1972

Box 17 : 87

Aug., 1972-Feb., 1973

Box 18 : 1

Feb.-July, 1973

Box 18 : 2

Jan.-Feb., 1974

 

Series V. Campaigns and Politics, 1967-1976

Physical Description: 2 cubic ft. plus 1 map folder

Scope and Content Note

This series contains material from Alioto's campaigns for Mayor and Governor, his endorsements of San Francisco Propositions A (1968) and B (1969), and the Humphrey-Muskie campaign. Files on Alioto's personal campaigns are followed by those of campaigns he supported. Within the news clippings are articles discussing conflict of interest over Alioto family members' ownership of Pacific Far East Line. There is little from his first mayoral campaign. Of interest are re-election strategy memoranda on busing and the Mission District; folders on Alioto's withdrawal from the governor's race in 1970; the 1973 letter declaring his run for governor; and a 1974 message from the People's Temple assuring the delivery of 17,000 votes for his gubernatorial run.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.
Box 18 : 3-5, 21 : 9, 22 : 3-4, 23 : 3, 25,, and Map Drawer 5 : 1

Mayoral Campaign

Box 18 : 3

1967

Box 23 : 3

Button, [1967]

Box 18 : 4, 22 : 3,, and Map Drawer 5 : 1

Ephemera, 1967

Box 18 : 5

Pins, [1967]

Box 22 : 4

Placard, [1967]

Map Drawer 5 : 1

Poster, [1967]

Box 25

Volunteers' Clothing, [1967]

Box 18 : 6-8

Inaugural

 

Ceremony

Box 18 : 6

Official Party, Jan. 8, 1968

Box 18 : 7

Program, Jan. 8, 1968

Box 18 : 8

Reception Cocktail Napkin Jan. 8, 1968

Box 18 : 9-19, 21 : 10, 23 : 3-5,, and Map Drawer 5 : 1

Re-election

Box 23 : 3

Advertisements, 1971

Map Drawer 5 : 1

Banner, [1971]

Box 18 : 9

Busing, n.d.

Box 18 : 10

Correspondence, 1971

Box 18 : 11 and 23 : 4

Ephemera1971

Box 18 : 12

Medallion, 1971

Box 18 : 13

Mission District, n.d.

Box 21 : 10

News Clippings, 1971

Map Drawer 5 : 1

Posters, [1971]

Box 18 : 14-15

Press Releases, 1971

Box 18 : 16

(?) Stickers, 1971?

Box 18 : 17-19

Thank Yous, 1971

Box 18 : 20-23

Governor's Race

Box 18 : 20

Clippings, 1969

Box 18 : 21

Labor, 1969

Box 18 : 22-23

Withdrawal, 1970

Box 18 : 24-30, 21 : 11, 22 : 3, and 23 : 5

Alioto for Governor

Box 18 : 24-25

1973-1974

 

Ephemera,

Box 18 : 26

1973-1974

Box 23 : 5

and News Clippings, 1973-1974

Box 22 : 3

[1974]

Box 18 : 27

Medallions, 1970

Box 21 : 11 and 18 : 28

News Clippings, 1973-1974

Box 18 : 29

Pins, 1974

Box 18 : 30

Press, 1973-1974

Box 18 : 31

News Clippings, 1966-1976

Box 18 : 32

Flamm Personal, 1973-1975

Box 18 : 33-40, 21 : 12, 22 : 3, and 23 : 6

Propositions

Box 18 : 33-34

A and B, Endorsements, 1968-1969

 

Yes on A

Box 18 : 35-36

1968

Box 22 : 3

Mailer, 1968

 

B

Box 18 : 37-38

1969-1970

Box 18 : 39

News Clippings, 1969-19701968

Box 18 : 40

E, Text, 1969

Box 23 : 6

Yes on A Placard, [1971]

Box 21 : 12

T, Duskin's High-Rise Coloring Book, 1971

Box 18 : 41

San Francisco Campaign Flyers, 1969

Box 19 : 1

Communications, 1972

Box 19 : 2-3

Humphrey

Box 19 : 2

-Muskie Campaign Press Kit, 1968

Box 19 : 3

Press Releases, 1972

 

Series VI. Constituent Corrrespondence, 1968-1975

Physical Description: .33 cubic ft.

Scope and Content Note

This series contains letters, telegrams and postcards from constituents. Only a few topics are covered including the Candlestick Park vs. Downtown Stadium debate, the Hunt-Alcatraz Plan, the Yerba Buena-U.S. Steel Project, and the 1975 police and fire strike. See also Legislative--De Luca for a list of constituent correspondence referred to staff. Also, constituent correspondence occasionally appears in other series such as Legislative--De Luca--Police Station Closings and Legislative--Roddy--Taxes, Constituent Correspondence.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by subject.
Box 19 : 4-6

Candlestick Park

Box 19 : 4

Keep, 1968

Box 19 : 5

Build Downtown Stadium, 1968

Box 19 : 6

Other Opinions, 1968

Box 19 : 7

Crank Mail, 1968-1975

Box 19 : 8-9 and 23 : 7

Duskin

 

Anti-Hunt-Alcatraz Plan

Box 19 : 8

1969

Box 23 : 7

Ad, 1969

 

Anti-Yerba Buena-U.S. Steel Project

Box 19 : 9

1970

Box 23 : 7

Ad, 1970

Box 19 : 10

Haight-Ashbury Childrens Center, 1969

Box 19 : 11-18

Police and Fire Strike

Box 19 : 11

Anti-Strikers, Pre-Settlement, 1975

Box 19 : 12

Settle, Pre-Settlement, 1975

Box 19 : 13

Clippings, Pre-Settlement, 1975

 

Anti-Settlement

Box 19 : 14

Post-Settlement, 1975

Box 19 : 15

Clippings, 1975

Box 19 : 16

Settle, Post-Settlement, 1975

Box 19 : 17

Neutral, 1975

Box 19 : 18

Emergency Proclamation, 1975

Box 19 : 19

Taxes, 1968-1972

Box 19 : 20

Taxis, 1971