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Finding Aid to the Eureka Valley Promotion Association Records, 1926-2008
SFH 51  
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Description
Constitution and bylaws, minutes, committee and treasurer's reports, membership records, financial records, topical files, clippings, and newsletters of the neighborhood association founded in 1881 for Eureka Valley in San Francisco, also known as the Castro district. Dates of coverage reflect two accessions, with earlier material spanning the years 1926-1957 and later material from 1978-2008.
Background
Founded in 1881, the Eureka Valley Promotion Association (EVPA) is purportedly the oldest continuously-active neighborhood association in San Francisco. Its geographical area is defined by Dolores Street on the East, Twin Peaks to the West, 22nd Street to the South, and Duboce Street to the North. Its members, consisting of merchants, home owners, and residents, advocate for neighborhood livability and civic betterment by addressing issues such as zoning, transportation, city services, education, community development, and neighborhood beautification.
Extent
3 boxes (2.25 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.