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Finding Aid to the State Compensation Insurance Fund of California Time Capsule for April 25, 1960
SFH 53  
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Description
This collection is comprised of documents buried in a time capsule commemorating the dedication of a new State Compensation Insurance Fund building on April 25, 1960 at 525 Golden Gate Avenue in San Francisco.
Background
The State Compensation Insurance Fund was established in 1914 by the California Legislature as part of the passage of the Workmen's Compensation Insurance and Safety Act, also known as the Boynton Act. The statute created a compulsory, no-fault workers' compensation system in which employers are required to carry insurance to cover employees who are injured or become ill on the job. The Fund provides workers' compensation insurance to California employers at cost, in competition with private insurance carriers. It is the largest provider of workers' compensation insurance in California.
Extent
1 box, 2 flat boxes (ca. 2.5 cubic ft.)
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 open for research. Please call the San Francisco History Center for hours and information at 415-557-4567.