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1930s Historical Photograph Collection
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  • Contributing Institution: Barnett-Briggs Medical Library, San Francisco General Hospital Medical Center
    Title: 1930s Historical Photograph Collection
    Identifier/Call Number: SFGH.2015.005
    Physical Description: 1.25 Linear Feet (3 photo boxes)
    Date (inclusive): 1930s
    Abstract: This collection contains 4x5 cellulose acetate and cellulose nitrate negatives and some prints of SFGH in the 1930s. Included are images of the outside of the hospital, patient rooms, equipment, ambulances, and emergency hospitals.
    Physical Description: Two 4x5 photo boxes and one 5x7 photo box.
    Language of Material: English .

    Preferred Citation

    [Item], [Photo ID number], 1930s Historical Photograph Collection, SFGH 2015-005. Archives and Special Collections, University of California, San Francisco.

    Scope and Contents

    This collection contains negatives and print images of SFGH. The images date from the 1930s, with some of the images specifically dated to 1937. Included are images of the buildings' exteriors, the chest clinic, the chest clinic gate, the staircases, equipment, interiors, patient rooms, ambulances, emergency hospitals, and kitchens.


    The collection is organized into 20 series by subject: I. Outdoor Views; II. Buildings 80/90; III. Chest Clinic; IV. Chest Clinic Gate; V. Staircases; VI. Patient Rooms; VII. Large Equipment; VIII. Equipment Kits; IX. Single Bed Rooms and Equipment; X. Interiors with Staff; XI. Miscellaneous Interiors; XII. Kitchen; XIII. Ambulances; XIV. SFGH Emergency; XV. Non-SFGH Emergency; XVI. Isolation Hospitals; XVII. Splints; XIII. Instruction Pictures with Captions; XIX. Boy Scouts; XX. Paper Negatives.

    Conditions Governing Access

    The collection is open for research.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Griffin Burgess in 2015.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Library and Center for Knowledge Management. All requests for permission to publish or quote from material must be submitted in writing to the UCSF Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Library and Center for Knowledge Management as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission ofthe copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


    No future additions are expected.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift from the Barnett-Briggs Medical Library, Stephen Kiyoi, Library Director, formerly Joy Graham, March 2015.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Medical photography