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San Francisco Museum Of Science And Industry Records, 1926-1953
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Series: 1
Correspondence, 1936-1951 .

Physical Description: 79 folders

Organization

Organized to the file unit level.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence of the officers and founders of the San Francisco Museum of Science and Industry (1926-1949). Much of the correspondence is that of Mrs. Alma de Brettville Spreckles and other Board members such as W.A. Baxter, William Cavalier, Edward S. Clark, Walter J. Walsh and Howard McKinley.
Box: 1

File Unit: 1.1
Correspondence "A", 1941-1945.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box: 1

File Unit: 1.2
Acquisitions, 1945-1950.

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Note

Contains B/W 8"x10" photo of merchant seaman/painter Linwood Clark Borum.
Box: 1

File Unit: 1.3
Alaska Packers Association, 1947-1949.

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Note

Alma Spreckels, A.K. Tichenor
Box: 1

File Unit: 1.4
Aquatic Park, 1945-1948.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box: 1

File Unit: 1.5
Aquatic Park, 1948-1949.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box: 1

File Unit: 1.6
Correspondence "B", 1941-1946.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box: 1

File Unit: 1.7
W.A. Baxter, 1941.

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Note

W.A. Baxter was Secretary-Treasurer of the S.F. Museum of Science and Industry
Box: 1

File Unit: 1.8
Board of Directors, 1945-1947.

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Note

Campbell McGregor, President of the Board
Box: 1

File Unit: 1.9
Proxy votes, 1942-1943.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box: 1

File Unit: 1.10
Correspondence "C", 1943-1945.

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Note

William Cavalier, President of the Board
Box: 1

File Unit: 1.11
Circular letters, 1944-1945.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box: 1

File Unit: 1.12
Chicago Museum of Science and Industry, 1946.

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Note

Chicago Museum of Science and Industry brochures.
Box: 1

File Unit: 1.13
Edward S. Clark, 1940-1942.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box: 1

File Unit: 1.14
Contributions, 1942.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box: 1

File Unit: 1.15
Contributors/finances, 1940-1941.

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Note

Includes "A Proposal For the Establishment of The Pacific Coast Marine Museum Association, San Francisco," no attribution, undated. SEE FILE UNIT 22 for same proposal.
Box: 1

File Unit: 1.16
Correspondence "D", 1943-1945.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box: 1

File Unit: 1.17
Mrs. A.S. Dippel, 1946-1947.

Physical Description: .

Note

Mrs. Dippel was Secretary-Treasurer of the S.F. Museum of Science and Industry.
Box: 1

File Unit: 1.18
Correspondence "E", 1941-1945.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box: 1

File Unit: 1.19
Executive Committee, 1945.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box: 1

File Unit: 1.20
Exhibitors, 1940-1945.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box: 1

File Unit: 1.21
Correspondence "F", 1940-1946.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box: 1

File Unit: 1.22
Finance Campaign, 1949.

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Note

Includes "A Proposal for the Establishment of the Pacific Coast Marine Museum Associaiton, San Francisco" by Edward Strong Clark. Identical, except for cover page, to the paper of the same name in File Unit 15.
Box: 1

File Unit: 1.23
Financial, 1942-1948.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box: 1

File Unit: 1.24
Jean Scott Frickelton, 1936, 1948.

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Note

Jean Scott Frickelton was hired by Alma Spreckels to cover public relations for the S.F. Museum of Science and Industry.
Box: 1

File Unit: 1.25
Correspondence "G", 1944-1945.

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Note

Ref: damage and repair to the model, "Pruessen."
Box: 1

File Unit: 1.26
Correspondence "H", 1941-1945.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box: 1

File Unit: 1.27
Internal Revenue Service, 1941-1945.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box: 1

File Unit: 1.28
Correspondence "J", 1945.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box: 1

File Unit: 1.29
Correspondence "K", 1942-1945.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box: 1

File Unit: 1.30
Correspondence "L", 1941-1945.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box: 1

File Unit: 1.31
Loans, 1940-1949.

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Note

Ref: ship models
Box: 1

File Unit: 1.32
Campbell McGregor, 1942-1946.

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Note

Campbell McGregor, President of S.F. Museum of Science and Industry.
Box: 1

File Unit: 1.33
Howard McKinley, 1923, 1943-1948.

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Note

File contains booklet, National Security and Naval Base Facilities on San Francisco Bay, published by Bay Cities Naval Affairs Committee, 1923. NOTE: Lt. Comdr., USNR Howard M. McKinley was the Director of the S.F. Museum of Science and Industry.
Box: 1

File Unit: 1.34
Howard McKinley, 1945.

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Note

Ref: Industrial Occupational Therapy
Box: 1

File Unit: 1.35
Howard McKinley, 1945.

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Note

Ref: Industrial Occupational Therapy (file contains several booklets)
Box: 2

File Unit: 1.36
Marine Museum, 1944-1945.

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Note

Ref: Proposed projects of the Citizens Post War Planning Committee.
Box: 2

File Unit: 1.37
Marine Museum, 1945.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box: 2

File Unit: 1.38
Marine Museums, 1947-1949.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box: 2

File Unit: 1.39
Mayor's Office (Aquatic Park), 1945.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box: 2

File Unit: 1.40
Models, 1940-1941.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box: 2

File Unit: 1.41
Models available, 1946.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box: 2

File Unit: 1.42
Models to exhibit (requests), 1940-1946.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box: 2

File Unit: 1.43
Model lists (Treasure Island), 1946-1947.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box: 2

File Unit: 1.44
Meetings, 1941-1945.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box: 2

File Unit: 1.45
Miscellaneous, 1942-1945.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box: 2

File Unit: 1.46
Miscellaneous, 1947.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box: 2

File Unit: 1.47
Museum data, 1945-1946.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box: 2

File Unit: 1.48
Museum location, 1941.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box: 2

File Unit: 1.49
Correspondence "O", 1941.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box: 2

File Unit: 1.50
Open correspondence, 1942-1945.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box: 2

File Unit: 1.51
Correspondence "P", 1944-1945.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box: 2

File Unit: 1.52
Palace of the Legion of Honor, 1942-1945.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box: 2

File Unit: 1.53
Pending, 1941.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box: 2

File Unit: 1.54
Preussen (model), 1947.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box: 2

File Unit: 1.55
Publicity, 1940-1941.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box: 2

File Unit: 1.56
Correspondence "R", 1943-1945.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box: 2

File Unit: 1.57
Correspondence "S", 1941-1945.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box: 2

File Unit: 1.58
Jerry Scanlon, 1945.

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Note

Ref: publicity and Marine Section San Francisco Museum of Science and Industry brochure.
Box: 2

File Unit: 1.59
Alma Spreckels, 1936, 1940-1941.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box: 2

File Unit: 1.60
Alma Spreckels, 1945-1947.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box: 2

File Unit: 1.61
Alma Spreckels, 1948-1950.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box: 2

File Unit: 1.62
Alma Spreckels, undated.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box: 2

File Unit: 1.63
Suggestions, 1940-1941.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box: 2

File Unit: 1.64
Correspondence "T", 1944.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box: 2

File Unit: 1.65
Treasure Island Museum, 1946-1947.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box: 2

File Unit: 1.66
Trustee, 1947-1949.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box: 2

File Unit: 1.67
Correspondence "U", 1945.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box: 2

File Unit: 1.68
U.S. Maritime Service Center, 1943, 1946.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box: 2

File Unit: 1.69
Correspondence "V", 1944-1945.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box: 2

File Unit: 1.70
Correspondence "W", 1945.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box: 2

File Unit: 1.71
Walter J. Walsh, 1941-1949.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box: 2

File Unit: 1.72
World Trade Center (Marine Museum), 1944-1945.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box: 2

File Unit: 1.73
General, 1940.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box: 2

File Unit: 1.74
General, 1941.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box: 2

File Unit: 1.75
General, 1943.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box: 2

File Unit: 1.76
General, 1944-1945.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box: 2

File Unit: 1.77
General, 1946-1948.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box: 2

File Unit: 1.78
General, 1949.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box: 2

File Unit: 1.79
General, 1951.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
 

Series: 2
Miscellaneous records, 1926-1949 .

Physical Description: 34 folders

Organization

Organized to the file unit level.

Arrangement

Arranged in original order.

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous records of the San Francisco Museum of Science and Industry. Series includes meeting agendas, membership lists and applications, model airplane requisitions, invitations and invitee lists, corporation papers, publicity, artifact inventory and lists, campaign outline, general concept, and attendance records.
Box: 3

File Unit: 2.1
Executive Committee agenda, 1941.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box: 3

File Unit: 2.2
San Francisco Park Commissioners agenda, 1945.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box: 3

File Unit: 2.3
Membership application, undated.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box: 3

File Unit: 2.4
Booklets/pamphlets/brochures, 1941-1946.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box: 3

File Unit: 2.5
Exhibit credits (models), (ca. 1945).

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box: 3

File Unit: 2.6
Models (Maritime Commission loan), 1945.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box: 3

File Unit: 2.7
Invitation list, 1940-1941.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box: 3

File Unit: 2.8
Marine Exchange of San Francisco, 1945.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box: 3

File Unit: 2.9
Organizational information, undated.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box: 3

File Unit: 2.10
Publicity, 1943-1945.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box: 3

File Unit: 2.11
Marine section inventory, 1947.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box: 3

File Unit: 2.12
Invitation (Aquatic Park dance), 1949.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box: 3

File Unit: 2.13
Invoices, 1940.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box: 3

File Unit: 2.14
Invoices, 1941.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box: 3

File Unit: 2.15
Invoices, 1942.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box: 3

File Unit: 2.16
Invoices, 1944.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box: 3

File Unit: 2.17
Invoices, 1945.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box: 3

File Unit: 2.18
Letter (to Lory from Henriette), 1926.

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Note

Refers to Alma Spreckels.
Box: 3

File Unit: 2.19
Letterhead (blank), undated.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box: 3

File Unit: 2.20
Lists of artifacts, 1940-1945.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box: 3

File Unit: 2.21
List of Marine Museums, (ca. 1948).

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box: 3

File Unit: 2.22
Lists of trustees, undated.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box: 3

File Unit: 2.23
Memorandum (U.S. Navy), 1945.

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Note

Ref: Salvage and care of trophies an relics of historical interest
Box: 3

File Unit: 2.24
Minutes, 1941-1942.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box: 3

File Unit: 2.25
Newspaper articles, (ca. 1948).

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box: 3

File Unit: 2.26
Museum campaign outline, undated.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box: 3

File Unit: 2.27
General concept plan, undated.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box: 3

File Unit: 2.28
Proposed San Francisco Museum of Science and Industry, undated.

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Note

See Series 1, File Unit 15 for nearly identical proposal.
Box: 3

File Unit: 2.29
Receipts for models, etc., 1947.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box: 3

File Unit: 2.30
Attendance records, 1940-1941.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box: 3

File Unit: 2.31
President's report (Campbell McGregor), 1943.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box: 3

File Unit: 2.32
Model plane requisitions, 1947.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box: 3

File Unit: 2.33
Proposed resolution (Aquatic Park Building), undated.

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Note

Written by Marvin Lewis.
Box: 3

File Unit: 2.34
Attendance records, 1941.

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Note

Loose pages removed from Visitors Log, Box 4.
 

Series: 3
Visitor logbooks, 1940-1943 .

Physical Description: 2 v.

Organization

Organized by volume.

Arrangement

Arranged by volume.

Scope and Content Note

Visitors logbooks from the Casino Building, Aquatic Park, where the San Francisco Museum of Science and Industry had its displays of ships models and nautical equipment. Visitors signed and dated one book from August 22, 1941 to June 24, 1943. A second logbook (October 24, 1940 - August 24, 1941 and June 9, 1953 - June 11, 1953) contains visitor's comments about the museum.
Box: 5

File Unit: 3.1
Visitors logbook, 1940-1941, 1953.

Physical Description: 1 v..
Box: 4

File Unit: 3.2
Vistors logbook, 1941-1943.

Physical Description: 1 v..