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Finding Aid to the Friedel Klussmann San Francisco Beautiful Records Circa 1940-2009
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Series 1 Organizational Files, 1960-1992

Physical Description: 0.33 cubic feet


Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Contents

The records in this series include those collected by Klussmann in the course of San Francisco Beautiful business. The series contains meeting minutes (1960-1979), newsletters (1970-1982), various photographs and negatives, clippings, and a scrapbook about the organization.
The meeting minutes are particularly notable because they cover almost the entire time period from 1960 to 1979. Photographs and negatives include many unidentified subjects. The clippings pertain to the teardown of the Embarcadero Freeway, which was damaged in the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake. The scrapbook materials were collected by Klussmann and document the events and business of San Francisco Beautiful in which she was particularly involved.
Box 1, Folders 1-4

Minutes, 1960-1979

Box 1, Folder 5

Newsletters, 1970-1982

Box 1, Folder 6


Box 1, Folder 7

Clippings. Embarcadero Freeway, 1990

Box 1, Folder 8

Scrapbooks. San Francisco Beautiful, 1960-1992


Series 2 Cable Cars, 1955-1991

Physical Description: 0.84 cubic feet

Arrangement note

Arranged by campaign.

Scope and Contents

Much of the work of San Francisco Beautiful and Klussmann between 1955 and 1990 pertained to San Francisco’s famous cable cars. This series includes records compiled by Klussmann in the course of her work on campaigns to save the cable cars.
Klussmann's community organization and get-out-the-vote effort is documented through records of her administration of the campaigns, her correspondence, and meetings. Notable items include letters from Mayor Joseph Alioto, Mayor Dianne Feinstein, and Supervisor Harvey Milk. Save the Cable Cars/Proposition Q—Clippings contains original hand-drawn, hand-colored political cartoons intended for publication in the San Francisco Chronicle. The Cable Car Stories file includes an unpublished autobiographical account of Klussmann’s work to save San Francisco’s cable cars.
Box 1, Folder 9

Save the Cable Cars/Proposition Q Administration, 1971

Box 1, Folder 10

Save the Cable Cars/Proposition Q Correspondence, 1955-1971

Box 1, Folder 11

Save the Cable Cars/Proposition Q Clippings 1971-1973

Box 1, Folder 12

Cable Car Friends Administration, 1972-1973

Box 1, Folder 13

Cable Car Friends Correspondence, 1972-1979

Box 1, Folder 14

Cable Car Friends Meetings, 1972-1978

Box 1, Folder 15

Cable Car Friends Clippings, 1955-1976

Box 1, Folder 16

Cable Car Friends Proposals, 1976-1977

Box 1, Folder 17

Save the Cable Cars Administration, 1980-1981

Box 1, Folder 18

Save the Cable Cars Correspondence, 1978-1981

Box 1, Folder 19

Save the Cable Cars Meetings, 1979-1980

Box 1, Folder 20

Save the Cable Cars Clippings, 1977-1981

Box 1, Folder 21

Scrapbooks. Cable Cars, 1973

Box 1, Folder 22

Centennials. Clay Street Cable Car Line, 1973

Box 1, Folder 23

Centennials. California Street Cable Car Line, 1988

Box 1, Folder 24

Cable Car #16 Festival, 1990

Box 1, Folder 25

Cable Car Barn. Chin & Hensolt, Architects, 1977-1979

Box 2, Folders 1-2

Cable Car Stories, 1981-[1991?]

Box 2, Folder 3

Cable Car Instruction Manual, [1980?]


Series 3 Artwork, Circa 1940-2009

Physical Description: 1 oversized folder

Scope and Contents

Consists of six pencil drawings and watercolors attributed to Friedel Klussmann, and a reproduction of a colored pencil drawing (with original signature) by Sen. Dianne Feinstein.