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Finding Aid to the Regional Service Committee Records, 1938-1978 (bulk 1939-1950)
SFH 54  
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Description
The collection contains material on the activities of the Regional Service Committee of San Francisco, which was established in 1939 in response to the anti-San Francisco attitude of many California and Oregon counties. The Commitee's function was to promote San Francisco and re-establish a positive image in the eyes of the outlying agricultural and trade communities.
Background
The Advisory Committee on Regional Service (ACRS) was created by resolution of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors on August 7, 1939. Board President Warren Shannon's resolution described a plan to improve San Francisco's cooperation, business relations and public image with the surrounding counties in Northern and Central California. The San Francisco Examiner of July 29, 1939 noted that the "functions of the proposed agency, under Shannon's plan, would include public relations, development of a service program to help communities in San Francisco's trade area and long range planning to stimulate the city's commercial relations with the rest of the State." The resolution was passed by unanimous vote. As a result of the Committee's publications and press releases, it was more commonly known as the Regional Service Committee (RSC).
Extent
8 boxes, 1 flat box (7.25 cubic feet)
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.