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Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation records
SFH 702  
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  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Provenance
  • Historical Statement
  • Scope and Contents
  • Technical Requirements
  • Related Material
  • Processing Information

  • Contributing Institution: San Francisco History Center, San Francisco Public Library
    Title: Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation records,
    Date (inclusive): 1979-2014,
    Collection Identifier: SFH 702
    Creator: Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation.
    Physical Description: 6 cartons, 2 shoeboxes, 1 oversized box (8 cubic feet)
    Abstract: Agency records including newsletters, photographs, videos, press clippings, and some building files.
    Physical Location: The collection is stored on site.
    Language of Material: English.

    Conditions Governing Access

    The collection is available for use during San Francisco History Center hours, with photographs available during Photo Desk hours. Collections that are stored offsite should be requested 48 hours in advance.

    Publication Rights

    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.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation Records (SFH 702), San Francisco History Center, San Francisco Public Library.


    Received from TNDC in 2021.

    Historical Statement

    The Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation is the largest community-based development center in San Francisco, and is a pioneer in permanent supportive housing. TNDC began in 1981, renovating a Single Room Occupancy (SRO) residential hotel in the Tenderloin. Over the years, the agency expanded services to include social work, health and wellness, after-school care, urban agriculture and community food distribution, and community organizing. In 2022, operations include 44 buildings across 7 neighborhoods in San Francisco, with 12 more buildings planned by 2025.

    Scope and Contents

    Collection includes newsletters, photographs, videos, press clippings, and some building files.

    Technical Requirements

    Includes an audio cassette, VHS cassettes, a Betacam SP videocassette, CDs, and DVDs.

    Related Material

    See also Tenderloin Times Photograph Archives, SFP 130, and TNDC at Thirty-five: A History of Affordable Homes, Advocacy, and Community in the Heart of San Francisco, 2017.

    Processing Information

    Initially processed by Mimi Klaussner, with additional processing by Tami J. Suzuki in 2022.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Housing -- California -- San Francisco.
    Low-income housing -- California -- San Francisco.
    San Francisco (Calif.) -- History.
    Tenderloin (San Francisco, Calif.) -- History
    Tenderloin (San Francisco, Calif.) -- Social conditions.
    Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation.