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A guide to the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park Photo Lab records, 1963-2014
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File Unit 032.  Festival of the Sea, 2005, 2006

Extent: 169 digital files (965 MB).
Physical Description: TIFF and JPEG files.

Scope and Content Note

Consists of photographs of the 2005 and 2006 Festival of the Sea. Activities include a boat building challenge, children's crafts, music performances, living history, maritime skills demonstrations, and more.
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File Unit 033.  Fourth of July fireworks, 2002-2005

Extent: 34 digital files (265.4 MB).
Physical Description: TIFF and JPEG files.

Scope and Content Note

Consists of photographs of Fourth of July fireworks as seen from Hyde Street Pier, many with BALCLUTHA in the foreground, primarily in 2005. Also includes digitized copies of Slide 1908 (Subseries 1.4, File Unit 48) in 1996; Slides 2875, 2880, and 2882 (Subseries 1.4, File Unit 51) in 1999; and Slide 1381 (Subseries 1.4, File Unit 46) in 1994. Slide 1381 has C.A. THAYER and EUREKA's gangway in view.
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File Unit 034.  Fourth of July activities, 2002 July 4

Creator/Collector: Uberuaga, Dave
Extent: 31 digital files (18.4 MB).
Physical Description: JPEG files.

Scope and Content Note

Consists of photographs of Fourth of July visitors at Aquatic Park and SFMNHP staff.
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File Unit 035.  First Bloom native plant garden, 2009-2011

Extent: 160 digital files (2.8 GB).
Physical Description: TIFF and JPEG files.

Scope and Content Note

Consists of photographs of the First Bloom native plant garden in Victorian Park, designed and planted by children from the San Francisco Boys & Girls Clubs on May 8, 2010, and the plants blooming on April 25, 2011. Also includes photographs of children researching plants and planning activities, 2009-2010.
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File Unit 036.  Frolic (built 1844; brig) illustrations, 2008

Extent: 2 digital files (3.8 MB).
Physical Description: JPEG files.

Scope and Content Note

Consists of two digitized illustrations of FROLIC by S.F. Manning. One shows the vessel underway and one shows the vessel wrecked.
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File Unit 037.  General Harrison (built 1840; ship, 3m) excavation, 2001 September

Extent: 13 digital files (66.3 MB).
Physical Description: TIFF and JPEG files.

Scope and Content Note

Consists of photographs of the excavation of the buried ship GENERAL HARRISON at Battery and Clay Streets in San Francisco.
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File Unit 038.  Golden Gate Bridge, 2001 May 4

Creator/Collector: Campbell, Tim
Extent: 626 digital files (7.9 GB).
Physical Description: TIFF, JPEG, NEF, XMP and SR2 files.

Scope and Content Note

Consists of photographs taken from atop the south tower of the Golden Gate Bridge. Includes views of the bridge with Marin County as well as views of San Francisco. Ships passing under the bridge are SIRIUS VOYAGER (oil tanker), VICTORIA BRIDGE (container ship), CAP PALLISER (container ship), and CHANTAL (oil tanker). Some photographs include SFMNHP staff Tim Campbell and Amy Hosa.
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File Unit 039.  SFMNHP brochure images, 2007-2008

Extent: 55 digital files (554.7 MB).
Physical Description: TIFF and JPEG files.

Scope and Content Note

Consists of contemporary photographs and digitized images of historic photographs and documents for use in a SFMNHP brochure developed in 2007-2008.
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File Unit 040.  Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne visit, 2007 April 26

Extent: 273 digital files (1.2 GB).
Physical Description: JPEG files.

Scope and Content Note

Consists of photographs of Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne's visit to SFMNHP and Golden Gate National Recreation Area. The "School" folder shows Kempthorne interacting with school children at GGNRA. The "Ship" folder shows Kempthorne interacting with school children aboard BALCLUTHA and riding in the bosun chair. The "Staff" folder shows Kempthorne interacting with National Park Service staff members, primarily from SFMNHP.
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File Unit 041.  Grace Quan (built 2003; junk), 2003-2012

Extent: 150 digital files (1.2 GB).
Physical Description: TIFF and JPEG files.

Scope and Content Note

Consists of photographs of GRACE QUAN under construction at China Camp State Park in 2003; her launch at China Camp State Park on October 28, 2003; sail sewing; her shakedown cruise launch from Hyde Street Pier on August 4, 2004; and under sail. Includes SFMNHP staff members John Muir and Bill Doll along with volunteers Todd Bloch and others. The "Grace Quan_MAKE magazine.11_14_2006" folder contains images apparently for an issue of MAKE magazine.
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File Unit 042.  Vehicles, 2006 November 28

Extent: 12 digital files (144.5 MB).
Physical Description: TIFF and JPEG files.

Scope and Content Note

Consists of photographs of four electric vehicles (one lawnmower and three trucks) used on SFMNHP grounds. They are shown on the grass at Victorian Park with Aquatic Park Cove and Hyde Street Pier in the background.
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File Unit 043.  Haslett Warehouse, 2002-2006

Extent: 165 digital files (4.4 GB).
Physical Description: TIFF, JPEG, AVI, PRPROJ, and MPG files.

Scope and Content Note

Consists of photographs of the Haslett Warehouse. Includes photographs of the construction during the building's conversion to the Argonaut Hotel and the Park's Visitor Center; video footage of the building consumed by fire in March 2002 (Note: copyright for this footage was not transferred to the Park); photographs of the fire damage; and photographs of the building after reconstruction was completed, 2003-2006.
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File Unit 044.  Hercules (built 1907; tugboat), 2000-2013

Extent: 486 digital files (7.7 GB).
Physical Description: TIFF, JPEG, IFO, BUP, VOB, PRPROJ, MPG, DVD, MOV, WMV, PVM and SES files.

Scope and Content Note

Consists of photographs and videos of HERCULES.

Subfolders are as follows:

  • "Boiler markings_09" contains detail photographs of markings on the HERCULES boiler on April 15, 2009.
  • "Herc 09 Dry Dock Folder" contains photographs of HERCULES in drydock September-October 2009, with several shots showing marine growth on the hull.
  • "HERC. exhibit 2007_2008" contains digitized images used in and photographs of "The Labors of Hercules" exhibit in the Visitors Center, 2007-2008, about the history and restoration of the vessel.
  • "Hercules 100th Anniv" contains photographs from the Tugboat Festival at Hyde Street Pier to mark the 100th anniversary of HERCULES on September 22, 2007. Ranger Chris Edwards, Park Historian Stephen Canright, Tom MacFadyen, and Harold Sommer speak at a podium.
  • "Hercules pre-drydock Oct. 2012" contains detail photographs of HERCULES at Hyde Street Pier on October 25, 2011.
  • "Herc mpg" and "Hercules Video" contain versions of a video showing HERCULES steaming from Sausalito to Hyde Street Pier, December 1-2, 1995. Shows the boiler being fired, close-ups of machinery moving, and Harold Sommer in the wheelhouse. Filmed by Richard Everett with Post Production by John Cavala.
  • The files not sorted into folders show HERCULES docked at Hyde Street Pier, the engine room, wheelhouse, galley, crew's quarters, and volunteers on board.
Note that there are also photographs of volunteer Ed Neubauer installing new tubes in the donkey engine in September 2011 (See also Series 4.1, File Unit 27, for additional photos). They were likely placed in the HERCULES folder in error.
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File Unit 045.  Historic Documents Department collections and staff, 1999-2010

Extent: 203 digital files (7.2 GB).
Physical Description: TIFF and JPEG files.

Scope and Content Note

Consists of photographs documenting the condition of John Bertonccini's "Biography of a deep water man" manuscript in the library's collection; images of pages from Louis Weule's personal journal (SAFR 13569, HDC 1); photographs of album pages containing photographs of sailing vessels associated with Lester Stone and Stone Boat Yard (Note: The album was loaned for copying. The copy negatives are located in SAFR 19781, P01-023); photographs of ERICA T launching in 2001; and photographs of HDD staff members Erica Toland, Ed LeBlanc, Sara Diamond, Lisbit Bailey, and Stephanie Hamashin.
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File Unit 046.  Hyde Street Pier and Aquatic Park beach visitors, 1999-2013

Extent: 611 digital files (8.6 GB).
Physical Description: TIFF and JPEG files.

Scope and Content Note

Consists primarily of photographs of Park visitors (tourists and school groups) on Hyde Street Pier, aboard vessels, and at Aquatic Park beach. Some photographs show SFMNHP staff members interacting with visitors. The Park's vessels are often in view (C.A. THAYER, BALCLUTHA, EPPLETON HALL, EUREKA, and HERCULES). Also includes two subfolders of photographs of 2nd grade students touring the pier and C.A. THAYER on April 9, 2008, led by staff member Elizabeth Evans as well as photographs of sea stars and other marine life growing on the Hyde Street Pier pilings in 2005 and 2010.
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File Unit 047.  Staff identification portraits, 2003-2012

Extent: 132 digital files (352.6 MB).
Physical Description: TIFF and JPEG files.

Scope and Content Note

Consists of portraits of SFMNHP staff.
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File Unit 048.  Interpretation Division activities, 2000-2012

Extent: 303 digital files (10.9 GB).
Physical Description: TIFF, JPEG, BUP, IFO, VOB, MTS, WMV, XMP, PRPROJ, and DAT files.

Scope and Content Note

Consists of photographs and video footage of Interpretation Division activities in the Park. Includes photographs of staff members and volunteers interacting with visitors (tourists and school groups) on Hyde Street Pier and aboard BALCLUTHA. There are photographs of capstan turning demonstrations and aloft demonstrations. The video footage consists of tours led by Carol Kiser of BALCLUTHA in 2004 and of the Lewis Ark in 2011; tours by Chris Edwards of BALCLUTHA in 2004 and of the HERCULES steam engine in 2004; and an aloft demonstration aboard BALCLUTHA in 2013 led by Chris Edwards (with Mark Neuweld and JR Earnest assisting) during a Park staff meeting. The File Unit also includes a folder of illustrations used in the Junior Ranger activity books.
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File Unit 049.  South End Rowing Club, 2005

Extent: 12 digital files (386.5 MB).
Physical Description: TIFF files.

Scope and Content Note

Consists of digitized photographs of South End Rowing Club member activities circa 1891-1955.
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File Unit 050.  Interpretation Division signs, 2008

Extent: 10 digital files (88.3 MB).
Physical Description: TIFF and PDF files.

Scope and Content Note

Consists of images to be used as signs to illustrate various aspects of the Park to visitors. Includes a photograph of the Maritime Museum Building with the caption "Maritime Museum"; a photograph of ranger Peter Kasin with a group of school children aboard BALCLUTHA with the caption "Interpretation"; a photograph of children at Aquatic Park beach with the caption "Aquatic Park"; an aerial view of Hyde Street Pier with the caption "Historic Vessels"; an illustration of Union Iron Works with the caption "Museum Collections"; a photograph of living history members reenacting a suffragette march with the caption "VIP-Volunteers in the Parks"; and a photograph of an event in the Maritime Research Center reading room with the caption "Friends of the San Francisco Maritime Museum Library." Some of the signs were hung in the desk area of the Interpretation Division's administrative assistant. They were also used on posters at open house events (See Series 4.1, File Unit 068).
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File Unit 051.  Parks for All press conference and panel discussion, 2009 April 22

Extent: 27 digital files (572.7 MB).
Physical Description: TIFF and JPEG files.

Scope and Content Note

Consists of photographs from Parks for All: Press Conference and Panel Discussion, featuring Ken Burns as one of the speakers. In file "2009-04-22 (7).tif," from left to right, are Lynn Cullivan, Judy Hitzeman, Tim Campbell, Dave Uberuaga, John Cunnane, and Peter Kasin.
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File Unit 052.  Kenichi Horie, 2002

Extent: 11 digital files (6.9 MB).
Physical Description: JPEG files.

Scope and Content Note

Consists of photographs of Kenichi Horie arriving aboard MALT'S MERMAID III at Hyde Street Pier after sailing solo from Japan.
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File Unit 053.  Maritime Research Center reading room, events and collections, 2004-2011

Extent: 115 digital files (1.5 GB).
Physical Description: TIFF and JPEG files.

Scope and Content Note

Consists of photographs of researchers in the reading room of the Maritime Research Center (including two men examining the OLYMPIA plans), library stacks, and library staff work spaces. Also contains photographs of a Friends of the San Francisco Maritime Museum Library gala event in the reading room on October 19, 2007. Two subfolders contain historic images from the Park's photograph collections of BALCLUTHA and World War II related images from an unidentified source digitized for former Park librarian David Hull. The File Unit also includes photographs of the oldest library book in the Park's collection (Lazari Bayfii annotations in l. II.) and a copy of Wrinkles in Practical Navigation by S.T.S. Lecky.
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File Unit 054.  Living history, 2002-2006

Extent: 54 digital files (497 MB).
Physical Description: TIFF and JPEG files.

Scope and Content Note

Consists of photographs of living history participants at Hyde Street Pier. Includes reenactments of a wedding and a suffragist march, among others.
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File Unit 055.  Magis Program sailing, 2012 July 11

Extent: 14 digital files (175.8 MB).
Physical Description: TIFF files.

Scope and Content Note

Consists of photographs of children from the Magis Program at St. Ignatius school sailing Pelican boats, preparing to row the Cutter J, and kayaking in Aquatic Park Cove.
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File Unit 056.  Maritime History Training and C.A. Thayer (built 1895; schooner, 3m) restoration progress, 2011

Extent: 45 digital files (39.6 GB).
Physical Description: AVI, PRPROJ, MPG, MTS, CPI, VPL, BDM, XMP, MPL, TID, and TDT files

Scope and Content Note

Consists of video footage of the Maritime History Training for SFMNHP staff, Park partners, and volunteers, March-April 2011. See Series 3, File Unit 25, for the original videocassettes. Includes footage of Day 1 of the training on March 15, 2011, with Superintendent Craig Kenkel, Robbyn Jackson, and Stephen Canright discussing the history of the Park as well as maritime history and culture. The participants tour the Maritime Museum Building (Ted Miles presents). Footage of day 2 of the training on March 22, 2011, includes a brief discussion of two Park partners: the Friends of the San Francisco Maritime Museum Library and the San Francisco Maritime National Park Association. Participants are given a tour of the library and Historic Documents Departments by Ted Miles, Lisbit Bailey, Sara Diamond, and Palma You. Judy Hitzeman gives participants a tour of the objects storage area. Gina Bardi provides an overview of the library's online catalog. On the third date (not stated) Mark Neuweld and Chris Edwards discuss the Park's interpretation program while aboard EUREKA.
The folder also contains video clips from September 2011 of Phil Erwin in the hold of C.A. THAYER and Jeff Morris at the aft house of C.A. THAYER discussing the vessel's current restoration progress and what work is yet to be done.
The folder located on Drive 2 also included video footage of an introduction by Steve Haller, historian at Golden Gate National Recreation Area, to a lecture about shipwrecks.
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File Unit 057.  Maritime News images, 2008-2012

Extent: 332 digital files (3.8 GB).
Physical Description: TIFF and JPEG files.

Scope and Content Note

Consists of photographs used in, or considered for use in, issues of Maritime News, the Park's former newspaper. Primarily photographs taken around the Park and of the collections.
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File Unit 058.  Maritime News final issue images, 2013

Extent: 29 digital files (481.6 MB).
Physical Description: TIFF and JPEG files.

Scope and Content Note

Consists of photographs used in, or considered for use in, the final issue (June, July, August 2013) of Maritime News, the Park's former newspaper. Contains photographs of BALCLUTHA, C.A. THAYER, HERCULES, EUREKA, Hyde Street Pier, Aquatic Park beach, and details of the Hilaire Hiler mural in the Maritime Museum Building, among others.
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File Unit 059.  San Francisco History Expo materials, 2013-2014

Extent: 224 digital files (2.6 GB).
Physical Description: TIFF, JPEG, IFO, BUP, VOB, PRPROJ, MPG, WAV, XMPSES, XMP, MP4, and M2V files.

Scope and Content Note

Consists of photographs of the Park, exhibits, collections (museum objects and historic photographs) as well as videos ("Three Buried Ships," "Downtown High School Builds a Dory," "Wooden Shipyards: Building Boats on the Bay," and "Steambending Wood") to be viewed at SFMNHP's booth at the San Francisco History Expo held at the Old Mint in 2013 or 2014.
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File Unit 060.  Moonalice performance, 2007 September 14

Extent: 30 digital files (245.7 MB).
Physical Description: TIFF files.

Scope and Content Note

Consists of photographs of the band Moonalice performing on Hyde Street Pier.
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File Unit 061.  Hyde Street Pier multi-ship views, 1999-2012

Extent: 96 digital files (1.3 GB).
Physical Description: TIFF and JPEG files.

Scope and Content Note

Consists of photographs of multi-ship views at Hyde Street Pier. Each view includes two or more of the following vessels: BALCLUTHA, C.A. THAYER, EPPLETON HALL, EUREKA, HERCULES, and ALMA.
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File Unit 062.  Municipal Pier, 2005-2007

Extent: 54 digital files (2.9 GB).
Physical Description: TIFF, JPEG, AVI, IFO, BUP, VOB, WMV, and PRPROJ files.

Scope and Content Note

Consists of photographs and video footage of Municipal Pier, primarily showing the condition of the pilings under the pier.
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File Unit 063.  Maritime Museum Building, 1999-2014

Extent: 1315 digital files (19.6 GB).
Physical Description: TIFF, JPEG, NEF, and XMP files.

Scope and Content Note

Consists of photographs of the Maritime Museum Building interior and exterior. Includes photographs of before and after restoration work. Restoration projects included basement repairs and bleachers demolition/reconstruction in 2008-2010; Hilaire Hiler lobby mural documentation in 2006 and restoration in 2008; elevator construction in 2007; and Sargent Johnson slate wall tile cleaning in 2002. Also includes photographs of artifacts on display in the building.
The "Colorwheel" folder contains photographs of paintings and a print of color studies by artist Hilaire Hiler and Charles Nunemaker that were originally on the wall of the Prismatarium room in the Maritime Museum Building. Inlcudes "Pigment Primaries" (SAFR 20994), "Solar Spectrum" (SAFR 20993), "Psychological Primaries" (SAFR 18280), "Cross Section of Color Solid" (SAFR 15080), and "Dr. Ostwald's Color Solid" (SAFR 15079) as well as a photograph of a print containing both a "Pigment Primaries" wheel and "Hiler Psychological Color Chart" (SAFR 20992).
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File Unit 064.  Maritime Museum Building lobby easels, 2007-2009

Extent: 7 digital files (41.7 MB).
Physical Description: JPEG files.

Scope and Content Note

Consists of photographs used on easels placed in the Maritime Museum Building lobby to interpret the WPA artwork by Hilaire Hiler and Sargent Johnson. Includes a portrait of Hiler in 1937 and two views of the lobby while the artwork was under construction in 1938.
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File Unit 065.  Cosco Busan (built 2001; container ship) oil spill, 2007 November 8, 15

Extent: 426 digital files (1.9 GB).
Physical Description: TIFF files.

Scope and Content Note

Consists of photographs of oil in Aquatic Park on November 8 from the COSCO BUSAN oil spill and clean-up efforts on November 15.
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File Unit 066.  Olympic torch relay, 2008 April 9

Extent: 24 digital files (61.6 MB).
Physical Description: JPEG files.

Scope and Content Note

Consists of photographs of the Olympic torch relay on Van Ness Avenue and protesters in Aquatic Park.
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File Unit 067.  Open house events, 2008 April 23, 2011 September 29

Extent: 50 digital files (668.8 MB).
Physical Description: TIFF, JPEG and PDF files.

Scope and Content Note

Consists of photographs of open house events in the Visitor Center on April 23, 2008 and in the Maritime Museum Building on September 29, 2011. Also includes images used on posters during the 2008 open house representing themes of capital construction, interpretation, Aquatic Park, historic vessels, museum collections, the SF Maritime National Park Association, and the Friends of the Library, as well as one example of a poster with both an image and text.
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File Unit 068.  Pampanito (built 1943; submarine boat: U.S. Navy), 2000-2009

Extent: 26 digital files (186.4 MB).
Physical Description: TIFF and JPEG files.

Scope and Content Note

Consists of photographs of PAMPANITO docked and with visitors aboard. Also includes digitized photographs showing SFMNHP staff, volunteers and tugboat company personnel at Pier 43 attempting to keep PAMPANITO from sustaining too much damage during a winter storm on December 15, 1988 (see also Series 1.1, File Units 68 and 69).
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File Unit 069.  Panoramas of Aquatic Park, 2009

Extent: 63 digital files (290.4 MB).
Physical Description: TIFF and JPEG files.

Scope and Content Note

Consists of panorama photographs of Hyde Street Pier to the Sea Scout Base with Aquatic Park Cove in the foreground as seen from near Municipal Pier. Also includes panoramas of the central and east bleachers rehabilitation.
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File Unit 070.  Parade of Ships, 2008 July 23

Extent: 198 digital files (5.2 GB).
Physical Description: TIFF and JPEG files.

Scope and Content Note

Consists of photographs of the Parade of Ships on San Francisco Bay as part of the Festival of the Sea. Among the participants are ALMA (scow schooner), CALIFORNIAN (schooner, 2m), BOUNTY (built 1960; ship, 3m), EAGLE (bark, 3m: U.S. Coast Guard), GAS LIGHT (scow schooner), JEREMIAH O'BRIEN (built 1943; freighter: liberty ship), KAISEI (brigantine), ORIOLE (ketch: Royal Canadian Navy), PHOENIX NO. 1 (fireboat), and ROBERT C. SEAMANS (brigantine). Also includes photographs of a Hicks engine demonstration on Hyde Street Pier.
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File Unit 071.  Annual pass, 2004 August-September

Extent: 6 digital files (10.5 MB).
Physical Description: TIFF and JPEG files.

Scope and Content Note

Consists of digital files showing a possible design for a SFMNHP annual pass. Features a photograph of the vessels at Hyde Street Pier.
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File Unit 072.  Politician visitors, 2001-2010

Extent: 212 digital files (1.2 GB).
Physical Description: TIFF and JPEG files.

Scope and Content Note

Consists of photographs of politicians that have visited the park: Secretary of the Interior Gail Norton in April 2001, San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown in 2003, Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne in April 2007, Congresswoman Barbara Boxer in 2002, Director of the National Park Service Fran Mainella in 2002, and Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi in 2003 and 2010.
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File Unit 073.  PowerPoint presentation images, 2004-2008

Extent: 392 digital files (355.6 MB).
Physical Description: TIFF, JPEG, and PowerPoint files.

Scope and Content Note

Consists of digitized images primarily from the Park's collections for use in various PowerPoint presentations. Includes images for a Black History Month presentation by Carol Kiser; Stephen Canright presentations on shipbuilding and about SFMNHP; Tom Jares and John Cunnane presentation "Maritime Heroics in the 1906 Earthquake and Fire"; Tom Jares presentation about the Great White Fleet; a presentation on the occasion of the Park's 20th anniversary in 2008 featuring photographs of staff; and other unidentified projects.
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File Unit 074.  Images for an unidentified PowerPoint presentation, circa 2004-2005

Extent: 33 digital files (6.5 MB).
Physical Description: JPEG files.

Scope and Content Note

Consists of photographs intended for an unidentified PowerPoint presentation. Contains digitized images or photographs of items in the library, archives and museum collections. Includes images of items related to Union Iron Works as well as images of pages, illustrations and covers of various library materials.
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File Unit 075.  Prismatarium mural, 2012 February 15

Extent: 16 digital files (459.9 MB).
Physical Description: TIFF files.

Scope and Content Note

Consists of photographs of the restoration work being done on Hilaire Hiler's Prismatarium mural located in the Maritime Museum Building.
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File Unit 076.  Safety issues, 2001-2008

Extent: 457 digital files (2.3 GB).
Physical Description: TIFF, JPEG and PSD files.

Scope and Content Note

Consists of photographs of various hazards identified around the Park to be addressed such as tripping hazards (including the Promenade railroad tracks), electrical wiring issues, MSDS labeling, and Municipal Pier deterioration. Also includes photographs in Aquatic Park of an overturned truck, a horse-drawn buggy accident, and the rescue of a swimmer.
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File Unit 077.  Sail rigging illustrations, 2004-2005

Extent: 14 digital files (11.9 MB).
Physical Description: TIFF and JPEG files.

Scope and Content Note

Consists of basic illustrations of sail types and riggings: schooner, bark, barkentine, brig, brigantine, ship, sloop, ketch, and yawl.
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File Unit 078.  Detail photographs, 1999-2009

Extent: 53 digital files (796.6 MB).
Physical Description: TIFF and JPEG files.

Scope and Content Note

Consists of images taken around the Park, including detail views of chains, stairs, rigging, water, and cloud formations.
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File Unit 079.  Sea Letter images for issue numbers 60-67, 2001-2005

Extent: 424 digital files (2.1 GB).
Physical Description: TIFF and JPEG files.

Scope and Content Note

Consists of images used in and considered for use in issues of the Sea Letter, a publication by SFMNHP and the San Francisco Maritime National Park Association. Includes images from the following issues: No. 60 (2001) article "Historic Waterfront Joints on San Francisco Bay" by Carl Nolte; No. 61 (2001) celebrating the novel Moby Dick; No. 62 (2002) about Sausalito; No. 63 (2002) discussing San Francisco as an international port of call; No. 64 (2003) covering shipwrecks; No. 65 (2004) about the Park's partners; No. 66 (2004) celebrating Jack London; and No. 67 (2005) covering the history of BALCLUTHA.
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File Unit 080.  Sea Letter images for issue number 69, 2013

Extent: 15 digital files (123.4 MB).
Physical Description: TIFF files.

Scope and Content Note

Consists of images used in and considered for use in Issue No. 69 (Spring/Summer 2013) of the Sea Letter. Includes images used to illustrate the article "Parallel Lives: George S. Payne and the Niantic Make History" about the George S. Payne NIANTIC journals (HDC1656, SAFR 23812). Also includes photographs of WAPAMA.
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File Unit 081.  Sea music events, 2003-2012

Extent: 326 digital files (10.2 GB).
Physical Description: TIFF, JPEG, MTS, AVI, MPG, and XMP files.

Scope and Content Note

Consists primarily of photographs taken during Sea Music Festivals held at the Park. Includes photographs from the festivals on May 3, 2003, October 16, 2004, and August 25, 2012, as well and photographs and video clips on October 1, 2011 which was the 30th anniversary of the Park's Sea Chanty program. Performers include Richard Adrianowicz, Celeste Bernardo, Shay Black, Pablo Cohn, Ani Fentiman, Dick Holdstock, Peter Kasin, Allan Macleod, Jim Partridge, Autumn Rhodes, Malcolm Rigby, Dave Webber, and more. There are also publicity photographs of Cindy Kallet, Bob Conroy with Dan Milner, Debra Cowan, Gordon Bok, John Roberts, Shay Black, and Tom Lewis.
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File Unit 082.  Musicians, 1999-2007

Extent: 11 digital files (31.6 MB).
Physical Description: TIFF and JPEG files.

Scope and Content Note

Consists of photographs of the following musicians who have performed at SFMNHP: Celeste Bernardo, Cindy Kallet, Debra Cowan, Bob Conroy with Dan Milner, Peter Kasin, Gordon Bok, Holdstock & Macleod, John Roberts, Skip Henderson, The Ratlines, and Tom Lewis.
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File Unit 083.  Sea Music Festival videos, 2003 May 3

Extent: 26 digital files (5.4 GB).
Physical Description: AVI and PPJ files.

Scope and Content Note

Consists of video clips filmed during the Sea Music Festival at Hyde Street Pier. Includes footage of Kate Brubeck singing; Celeste Bernardo and Peter Kasin demonstrating a pump chantey aboard BALCLUTHA; Jerry Bryant singing and playing a concertina; rigging skill demonstrations; Tommy Peoples, Brittany Haas, and Alasdair Fraser at the Fiddler's Summit; all hands finale song; Georgia Sea Island Singers performance; Laura Arnow interacting with two children; and Louis Kill leading a sail raise chantey.
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File Unit 084.  Sea Scouts, 2003-2007

Extent: 14 digital files (14.2 MB).
Physical Description: TIFF and JPEG files.

Scope and Content Note

Consists of photographs of the Sea Scout Base at Aquatic Park in 1993 and 2007. Also includes photographs of SFMNHP staff members Andrew Collier, Bobby Gonzales and Jamie White assisting Sea Cadets with a rigging skills demonstration aboard BALCLUTHA on February 5, 2004.
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File Unit 085.  San Francisco Ocean Film Festival, 2003-2006

Extent: 141 digital files (1008 MB).
Physical Description: TIFF, JPEG, PDF, MS Word, and MS Excel files.

Scope and Content Note

Consists of photographs of San Francisco Ocean Film Festival receptions held in the Maritime Museum Building on January 15, 2005 and on January 13, 2006. Also includes photographs of Farallones Marine Sanctuary Association children's activities aboard EUREKA in 2005.
Tim Campbell served as chair of the Opening Reception Committee for the San Francisco Ocean Film Festival held at the Maritime Museum Building on January 9, 2004. The File Unit includes meeting notes and correspondence related to the planning of the reception.
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File Unit 086.  Signage projects, 1999, 2005

Extent: 8 digital files (25 MB).
Physical Description: TIFF and JPEG files.

Scope and Content Note

Consists of photographs of areas near Building E that possibly could benefit from signage and a photograph of a fishing sign at Municipal Pier in 2005. Also includes a photograph of the installation of a Park sign at the corner of Jefferson and Hyde Streets in 1999.
Digital preservation repository

File Unit 087.  Digitized color slides, 2011-2013

Extent: 424 digital files (20.6 GB).
Physical Description: TIFF files.

Scope and Content Note

Consists of digitized slides taken by the Park photographers, circa 1978-1998, of ALMA (sailing; at Petaluma River Days in 1995; at drydock in 1992), EPPLETON HALL (at Hyde Street Pier; at drydock in 1992 and 1995), EUREKA (at Hyde Street Pier; at drydock in 1993-1994 and 1999), HERCULES (at Hyde Street Pier; at Sausalito; with volunteer Tom McFadyen aboard in 1995; at drydock in 1997), PAMPANITO (at Pier 45) and WAPAMA (at drydock in 1993; at Sausalito; at Hyde Street Pier). Files are labeled with the vessel name and the slide number. See Series 1.4 for the original slides.
Digital preservation repository

File Unit 088.  Small Craft Department, 1999-2013

Extent: 459 digital files (5 GB).
Physical Description: TIFF, JPEG, NEF, XMP, MS PowerPoint, MS Excel, MHT, and webarchive files.

Scope and Content Note

Consists of photographs of the Small Craft Department.

Subfolders are as follows:

  • "Eva B. (Juanita) Historic Photos" contains digitized photographs from the Batchelder family showing the yacht EVA B.
  • "George Hayford Goodbye" contains photographs of staff members recognizing volunteer George Hayford for his years of work in the Small Boat Shop, April 2008.
  • "HABS-HAER_ 1998" contains digitized contact sheets for film rolls showing small craft in the Park's collection as part of a survey by HABS HAER in 1998 (Park photographer's numbers 98-04-08, 98-04-09, 98-04-10, 98-04-11, 98-04-12, 98-04-13, and 98-04-14).
  • "KATHLEEN" contains detail photographs of the yacht KATHLEEN while stored in the Alameda warehouse, June 2012.
  • "PELICAN CUP" contains photographs of Park staff racing Pelican boats in Aquatic Park Cove on August 29, 2013.
  • "Sm Craft Ex opening 2004-11" contains photographs of the opening reception of the "What's Your Pleasure: Recreational Boats of California's Past" exhibit on November 1, 2004.
  • "Small Boat signs" contains photographs used in signage around the Small Boat Shop.
  • "what's your pleasure" contains photographs of the "What's Your Pleasure: Recreational Boats of California's Past" exhibit in the Visitor Center, February 2005.
  • The files not sorted into folders consist of photographs of Pelican boats sailing in Aquatic Park Cove; volunteers and staff at work in the Small Boat Shop on Hyde Street Pier; EVA B restoration progress; boatbuilding classes; small craft storage at the Alameda warehouse; small craft moored at Hyde Street Pier (TELCO, TEAK LADY, and others); MERRY BEAR; KUUIPO; MAB; and more. Also includes a 2003 PowerPoint presentation by Chris Jannini titled "Small Craft of San Francisco Bay" containing images of various boat types historically found in the Bay area.
Digital preservation repository

File Unit 089.  Space shuttle Discovery flyover, 2012 September 20

Extent: 10 digital files (124.6 MB).
Physical Description: TIFF files.

Scope and Content Note

Consists of photographs of the space shuttle Discovery flying over the San Francisco Bay.
Digital preservation repository

File Unit 090.  Staff activities, 1999-2013

Extent: 156 digital files (1.9 GB).
Physical Description: TIFF and JPEG files.

Scope and Content Note

Consists of photographs of staff working around the Park. Activities include rigging, landscaping, exhibit installation, interpretive tours, collections conservation, small craft wood steambending demonstration, maintenance staff installing solar panels on the roof of the Small Boat Shop, and more. Also includes group photographs such as staff photographed in the library on June 28, 2005 and the attendees (primarily staff) at the Park's 25th anniversary party held on Hyde Street Pier on June 27, 2013.
Digital preservation repository

File Unit 091.  Superintendents, 2002-2010

Extent: 49 digital files (436.4 MB).
Physical Description: TIFF and JPEG files.

Scope and Content Note

Consists of photographs (formal portraits and snapshots) of former Park superintendents Craig Kenkel, Howard Levitt, Kate Richardson, Bill Thomas, and Dave Uberuaga. Eight of the photographs show Kate Richardson with Deborah Hornberger and Eamon O'Byrne from the Park's cooperating association.
Digital preservation repository

File Unit 092.  Superintendent's orientation to SFMNHP, 2002

Extent: 108 digital files (22 MB).
Physical Description: JPEG files.

Scope and Content Note

Consists of photographs used to orient new superintendents to various aspects of SFMNHP. Includes photographs of collections storage spaces; interpretation and public programs; Park grounds and building exteriors; vessels; research center, maritime store and exhibit spaces; samples of items in the Park's collection; staff work spaces; drydocks; and the superintendent's office. Complied circa 2002.
Digital preservation repository

File Unit 093.  Telco (built 1938; tugboat), 1999, 2011

Extent: 15 digital files (577.9 MB).
Physical Description: TIFF files.

Scope and Content Note

Consists of photographs of TELCO docked at Hyde Street Pier in 1999 and undergoing restoration on September 20, 2011. Also includes digitized images of the original TELCO plans.
Digital preservation repository

File Unit 094.  Tim Campbell and Steve Danford portraits, 2006 August 30

Extent: 27 digital files (60.7 MB).
Physical Description: JPEG files.

Scope and Content Note

Consists of photographs of Park photographers Tim Campbell and Steve Danford.
Digital preservation repository

File Unit 095.  Video projects, 2003-2014

Extent: 4553 digital files (130.9 GB).
Physical Description: TIFF, JPEG, MTS, AVI, MPG, WMV, MOV, WAV, PRPROJ, CPI, XMP, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, PDF, WMA, MP3, MP4, CTG, MPL, VPL, PSD, BDM, M2V, 3GP, TDT, TID, and TGZ files.

Scope and Content Note

Consists of files for various video projects.

Subfolders are as follows:

  • "Aloft On Balclutha" contains video footage by Ranger Chris Edwards while aloft BALCLUTHA, 2014. He is accompanied by Ranger J.R Earnest who discusses what it is like to be aloft.
  • "Carol Kiser Capstan Demo" contains video footage of Carol Kiser giving a capstan demonstration aboard BALCLUTHA, 2014.
  • "CAT Misc. Vid clips" contains various video clips of the C.A. THAYER restoration as well as photographs of tree knees, 2003-2007.
  • "Collections Move" contains photographs and video footage of collections storage at the Alameda warehouse and preparations for the move to San Leandro, 2011-2013. Largely duplicates files in Series 4.1, File Unit 004.
  • "Craig DABS" contains video footage and sound clips (multiple takes) of Park Superintendent Craig Kenkel for a July 24, 2012 PowerPoint presentation titled "DAB Project Review: Dismantle the Severely Deteriorated NHL Steam Schooner Wapama."
  • "Current Vid_Manuals_ Y" contains videos for multiple projects in 2012: Carol Kiser capstan demonstration aboard BALCLUTHA; Tim Campbell recording voiceover audio for the "Steambending Wood" video; Mike Bell recording voiceover audio for the "Downtown High School Builds a Dory" video; Jason Rucker tying off aboard ALMA; and two photographs of the beach at Aquatic Park Cove.
  • "Delgado" contains a video of James Delgado giving a presentation about shipwrecks, 2012.
  • "Downtown High Video" contains video footage and photographs for the "Downtown High School Builds a Dory" video, 2012. Includes draft narrator scripts.
  • "Hercules" contains auto-saved project files related to an unidentified HERCULES video, 2013.
  • "Jack Griffin AC34 talk" contains video footage of a lecture by Jack Griffen in 2012 about the history of America's Cup and the 34th race events presented to SFMNHP.
  • "Lighter video" contains video footage of the excavation of a lighter (SAFR 23768) from a building site on Main Street between Folsom and Harrison Streets in San Francisco, August 2013.
  • "Mark Docent files" contains video footage of Mark Neuweld leading a training program for docents as part of the Master Ranger Docent Program, 2012.
  • "Mast Install 2012" contains video footage of Park staff raising the mizzen royal topgallant aboard BALCLUTHA, 2010. Jojo Chacon-Lontin and Dan Powers are aloft with additional Park staff on deck turning the capstan and handling lines.
  • "Mural Preservation_Rosenthal" contains photographs and video footage of the Hilaire Hiler mural in the Maritime Museum Building lobby, 2006-2012. The mural was restored by conservator Anne Rosenthal in 2008.
  • "Park B roll" contains video footage of general views in SFMNHP to be used as b-roll for video projects, 2012-2013. Includes shots from the promenade to Hyde Street Pier, visitors on Hyde Street Pier, lifeboat outside the small boat shop, EVA B during her restoration in the small boat shop, C.A. THAYER, Columbia River gillnetter in storage (SAFR 9886), BALCLUTHA masts/rigging, ALMA mast/rigging, and small craft docked at Hyde Street Pier.
  • "Pelican Races 2013" contains video footage of Park staff racing Pelican Boats in Aquatic Park Cove, 2013.
  • "Rejane Animals of the Pier" and "Rejane Butler classroom instruction" contains video footage of Rejane Butler giving a presentation to a group of children in a classroom setting and at Hyde Street Pier about water cycles and marine animals, 2014.
  • "Sea Chantey 30th Anniv" contains video footage from the 30th anniversary of the Park's Sea Chanty program on October 1, 2011. Performers, in order of appearance are: Autumn Rhodes, concertina, plays an Irish reel; Allan Macleod (spoken introduction); Shay Black sings "I Wish I Was Back In Liverpool"; Autumn Rhodes, flute, plays an Irish jig; Celeste Bernardo sings "Topman and the Afterguard"; Peter Kasin sings "The Limerick Shanty" with Richard Adrianowicz; Autumn Rhodes, tinwhistle, and Shay Black, guitar, play an Irish reel; Ani Fentiman and Dave Webber sing "The Old Ship Carver"; Holdstock and Macleod sing "Bye, Bye, Sweet Roseanna"; Dick Holdstock sings "Wait 'Till The Clouds Roll By"; Shay Black sings "Muirshin Durkin"; Malcolm Rigby sings "The Frisco Ship"; Jim Partridge sings "Paddy Lay Back"; Pablo Cohn sings "One For The Morning Glory"; Peter Kasin sings "Good Night, Ladies."
  • "Sea Music Fest 2012" contains photographs and video footage of the Festival of the Sea on August 25, 2012. Includes footage of the following workshops: Emerging Performers with Jeremy Friedenthal, Avery Risling-Scholl, Month's Advance and Miriam Rubenson; African American/West Indies Songs with Salty Walt, The Johnson Girls, Kasin and Adrianowicz, and Holdstock and Macleod; Instruments that Went to Sea with The Jammy Dodgers and Joan Rueter; Songs New and Old with Tom Lewis, Celeste Bernardo, Hank Cramer and Brian Maskew, Avery Risling-Scholl, Jeremy Friedenthal, and Susan Walsh. Also contains footage of The Barbary Ghosts performing on the midpier stage and dance performances by Maori Mo Ake Tonu and The Flying Angels Chinese Dance Company.
  • "Small craft steambending 08_2012" contains video footage of the Small Craft Department staff and volunteers steaming a plank and installing it on the hull of EVA B, 2012. Also includes a draft of the voiceover script and videos of Park photographer Tim Campbell recording the voiceover audio.
  • "St. Ignatius Magis" contains video footage of children from the Magis Program at St. Ignatius school sailing Pelican boats and preparing to row the Cutter J on July 11, 2012.
  • "Title Ideas and icons" and "VIDEO TITLE IDEAS" contain images for possible use as title pages at the beginning of video projects.
  • "WAPAMA demolition" contains photographs and video footage of WAPAMA prior to her demolition, February-April 2013.
  • Files not sorted into folders are versions of a video created as part of the 2012 National Parks Week to provide a brief introduction to SFMNHP featuring staff members Gina Bardi, Courtney Andersen, and Phil Erwin. Also includes a web version test file of the video "From Forest to City: The Coastal Lumber Trade."
Digital preservation repository

File Unit 096.  Video projects, continued, 2010, 2012

Extent: 87 digital files (5 GB).
Physical Description: MTS and PRPROJ files.

Scope and Content Note

Consists of video footage of the ribbon cutting ceremony for the grand opening of the "A Walk Along the Waterfront" exhibit on April 19, 2012 (Acting Chief of Interpretation John Cunnane, Superintendent Craig Kenkel, and Acting Regional Director George Turnbull speak and Peter Kasin and Kathryn Daskal lead people in a sea chanty prior to the cutting); Park staff raising the mizzen royal topgallant aboard BALCLUTHA, 2010 (Jojo Chacon-Lontin and Dan Powers are aloft with additional Park staff on deck turning the capstan and handling lines); and general views in SFMNHP to be used as b-roll for video projects, 2012 (visitors on Hyde Street Pier, views of the Pier from the promenade, and Pelican boats sailing).
Digital preservation repository

File Unit 097.  Video title graphics, 2003

Extent: 9 digital files (1.7 MB).
Physical Description: JPEG and PSD files.

Scope and Content Note

Consists of graphics to be placed at the beginning or end of videos produced by the Park. Includes the National Park Service arrowhead, "Experience Your America," "Visit the Park at www.nps.gov/safr," and SFMNHP production credit graphics.
Digital preservation repository

File Unit 098.  National Parks Week video and Sea Chanty 30th anniversary video, 2011-2012

Extent: 16 digital files (4.8 GB).
Physical Description: AVI, PRPROJ, XMP, WMV, MPG, and MOV files.

Scope and Content Note

Consists of versions of a video created as part of the 2012 National Parks Week to provide a brief introduction to SFMNHP featuring staff members Gina Bardi, Courtney Andersen, and Phil Erwin. Also includes a video that compiles footage from the 30th anniversary of the Park's Sea Chanty program on October 1, 2011. Performers, in order of appearance are: Autumn Rhodes, concertina, plays an Irish reel; Allan Macleod (spoken introduction); Shay Black sings "I Wish I Was Back In Liverpool"; Autumn Rhodes, flute, plays an Irish jig; Celeste Bernardo sings "Topman and the Afterguard"; Peter Kasin sings "The Limerick Shanty" with Richard Adrianowicz; Autumn Rhodes, tinwhistle, and Shay Black, guitar, play an Irish reel; Ani Fentiman and Dave Webber sing "The Old Ship Carver"; Holdstock and Macleod sing "Bye, Bye, Sweet Roseanna"; Dick Holdstock sings "Wait 'Till The Clouds Roll By"; Shay Black sings "Muirshin Durkin"; Malcolm Rigby sings "The Frisco Ship"; Jim Partridge sings "Paddy Lay Back"; Pablo Cohn sings "One For The Morning Glory"; Peter Kasin sings "Good Night, Ladies."
Digital preservation repository

File Unit 099.  National Parks Week, "Wooden Shipyards," and "From Forest to City" videos, 2010-2012

Extent: 11 digital files (324.7 MB).
Physical Description: TIFF, WMV, and MP4 files.

Scope and Content Note

Consists of versions of a video created as part of the 2012 National Parks Week to provide a brief introduction to SFMNHP featuring staff members Gina Bardi, Courtney Andersen, and Phil Erwin. Also includes versions of the videos "Wooden Shipyards: Building Boats on the Bay" and "From Forest to City: The Coastal Lumber Trade" as well as digitized photographs for use in the Potrero and Hunters Point section of the "A Walk Along the Waterfront" in the Visitors Center.
Digital preservation repository

File Unit 100.  Visiting vessels, 2008, 2011

Extent: 63 digital files (1.3 GB).
Physical Description: TIFF and JPEG files.

Scope and Content Note

Consists of photographs of vessels visiting Hyde Street Pier and Aquatic Park: PRINCESS TAIPING on November 6, 2008; BILL OF RIGHTS in December 2008; and Pacific Islander vaka moana canoes on August 9, 2011.
Digital preservation repository

File Unit 101.  Visitor Center, 1999-2012

Extent: 219 digital files (2.7 GB).
Physical Description: TIFF and JPEG files.

Scope and Content Note

Consists of photographs of the Visitor Center located in the former Haslett Warehouse. Includes photographs of the survey and installation of the Fresnel lighthouse lens; the opening celebration on September 24, 2003; exhibits (including "A Walk Along the Waterfront"); visitors; and the Pacific West Information Center. Also includes photographs of the Haslett Warehouse exterior with the sign for Visitor Center in view.
Digital preservation repository

File Unit 102.  Pacific West Information Center, 2010

Extent: 11 digital files (483.7 MB).
Physical Description: TIFF, VOB, IFO, and BUP files.

Scope and Content Note

Consists of photographs of the Pacific West Information Center in the Visitor Center on December 7, 2010. Also includes the video "National Parks of the Pacific West Region," featuring photographs from National Parks in the Pacific West Region, which played in the information center.
Digital preservation repository

File Unit 103.  Visitor Center II "A Walk Along the Waterfront" exhibit, 2001-2012

Extent: 3141 digital files (62 GB).
Physical Description: TIFF, JPEG, NEF, AI, AFM, PNG, PSD, PDF, MP4, XMP, MS Excel, EPS, BMAP, GIF, TXT, and MHT files. Note: several files are missing their file extensions.

Scope and Content Note

Consists primarily of images that appear in the "A Walk Along the Waterfront" exhibit located in the Visitors Center (former Haslett Warehouse) as well as photographs of the exhibit fabrication and the completed exhibit.

Subfolders are as follows:

  • "3 AV MPGs" contains the videos "Three Buried Ships," "Wooden Shipyards: Building Boats on the Bay," and "From Forest to City: The Coastal Lumber Trade."
  • "Archaeologists slide images" contains photographs of the GENERAL HARRISON excavation in 2001, the CANDACE excavation in 2005 (including a video showing the removal of part of the hull from the site), and other San Francisco excavation sites.
  • "Artifact_VC2" contains photographs of artifacts for the "A Walk Along the Waterfront" exhibit.
  • "Banc online Dags" and "Bancroft tiff masters" contain photographs of daguerreotype portraits and other photographs from the Bancroft Library collections.
  • "Bertonccini" contains photographs of artwork by John Bertonccini.
  • "Cavala image requests" and "Cavala re-dos" contain digitized images from SFMNHP's photograph collections.
  • "Final Photographers Window" contains images to be used in the photographer's studio section of the exhibit.
  • "GOOGLE" contains aerial views of the San Francisco waterfront.
  • "ILWU" contains digitized photographs of International Longshore and Warehouse Union loading activities circa 1940s-1950s.
  • "Legs" contains photographs of the leg props that were used to hang from the breeches buoy in the exhibit.
  • "Post 6-30 finals" contains digitized images, primarily from other libraries and museums.
  • "SAFR VC 2 panels" contains digitized images organized by exhibit section and text panel number.
  • "Section 8" contains contemporary photographs for the mural at the exhibit exit.
  • "Shipbuilding images" contains digitized images of historic shipbuilding activities.
  • "VC 2 mural shoot on the Bay" contains photographs of the water, birds and landscapes on San Francisco Bay, June 2011.
  • "VC 2 progress" contains photographs of the exhibit fabrication and mural painting in 2009 and 2011. Also includes digitized images from the San Francisco Public Library's collection.
  • "VC bags_tags etc" contains digitized images of baggage tags from various steamship lines and hotels.
  • "VC Murals" contains digitized photographs from the Park's collections for use in exhibit murals.
  • "VC2 Original Photos" contains photographs (2010-2011) of the South Beach Harbor with AT&T ballpark in the background; a containership docked at Alameda; panoramic views taken from the Alameda waterfront; tule reeds, fish, crab, and ice; Golden Gate Bridge and containerships; examples of products manufactured in China; San Francisco waterfront and ALMA under sail; Gibb-Sandborn Warehouse location at 855 Front Street, South Beach Harbor marina, and Pier 38 and Pier 26 as seen from the Embarcadero; fishing boats at Fisherman's Wharf; Bay View Boat Club building, Potrero Point and Hunters Point; San Francisco Yacht Club marina and general views of the Marina neighborhood as seen from Russian Hill; and the wharf gantry at Pier 43.
  • "VC2 scans" contains digitized images from the Park's collections and other institutions.
  • The unsorted photographs consist of photographs of the exhibit installation progress and of the completed exhibit. Also includes photographs of the painted murals; Linda Yamane with the tule reed canoe she made for the exhibit in 2010; staff touring the exhibit in 2012; staff and volunteers at the opening reception on March 22, 2012; and the ribbon cutting ceremony on April 19, 2012 (note: file names are mislabeled April 9).
Digital preservation repository

File Unit 104.  Visitor Center II audiovisuals, 2011-2012

Extent: 259 digital files (2.7 GB).
Physical Description: TIFF, JPEG, WMV, PRPROJ, PDF, MP4, M4V, MS PowerPoint, BMP, AVI, XMP, PSD, 3GP, and MHT files.

Scope and Content Note

Consists of project and video files for the "From Forest to City: The Coastal Lumber Trade," "Three Buried Ships," and "Wooden Shipyards: Building Boats on the Bay" slideshow videos produced by Park staff. Includes photographs and digitized images used in the projects. Also includes digitized copies of reels 4 and 5 of an Alfred T. Palmer motion picture film (P88-086) with footage of American President Lines vessels (cargo handling, passenger accommodations, launching, sailing, etc.). There is also a folder of images of vessel type silhouettes.
Digital preservation repository

File Unit 105.  Visitor Center II visitors, 2014 May

Extent: 121 digital files (2.2 GB).
Physical Description: TIFF and NEF files.

Scope and Content Note

Consists of photographs of visitors in the "A Walk Along the Waterfront" exhibit located in the Visitors Center.
Digital preservation repository

File Unit 106.  Volunteers, 2004-2012

Extent: 182 digital files (2.6 GB).
Physical Description: TIFF and JPEG files.

Scope and Content Note

Consists of photographs of SFMNHP volunteers. Includes photographs of AAA volunteers painting benches on Hyde Street Pier and aboard EUREKA and painting the promenade wall on April 24, 2008 as well as painting aboard BALCLUTHA on September 9, 2010. Also includes photographs of staff members (Bill Doll, John Muir, and Jason Rucker) recognizing volunteer George Hayford for his years of work in the Small Boat Shop, April 2008. Other photographs show Mike Jablonowski interpreting a Hicks engine, HERCULES volunteers (including Ed Neubauer), Small Boat Shop volunteers (including Harold Oyen), Gateway High School student volunteers, living history volunteers, Inge Wessels with her puppet show, Phil "Tats' Payton, ALMA volunteers painting her gaff or boom, and more.
Digital preservation repository

File Unit 107.  Wapama (built 1915; steam schooner), 1999-2013

Extent: 246 digital files (3.9 GB).
Physical Description: TIFF and JPEG files.

Scope and Content Note

Consists of photographs of WAPAMA. Includes photographs of the interior (deck, hold, engine room, etc.) and exterior views of the hull. Also includes photographs of eleven paintings by artist Joseph S. Cleary depicting passengers and crew engaged in typical activities aboard WAPAMA.
Digital preservation repository

File Unit 108.  Web exhibit images, 2005-2006

Extent: 429 digital files (3.4 GB).
Physical Description: TIFF and JPEG files.

Scope and Content Note

Consists of photographs and digitized images of SFMNHP object, archival and library collections for an unidentified web exhibit.
Digital preservation repository

File Unit 109.  Website images, 2006-2011

Extent: 45 digital files (616.5 MB).
Physical Description: TIFF and JPEG files.

Scope and Content Note

Consists of photographs of various scenes around the Park, apparently for use on the Park's website. Includes photographs of the vessels at Hyde Street Pier, visitors in the Park, and staff at work.
Digital preservation repository

File Unit 110.  Website images, continued, 1999-2011

Extent: 194 digital files (1.4 GB).
Physical Description: TIFF and JPEG files.

Scope and Content Note

Consists of photographs of various scenes around the Park for possible use on the Park's website. Includes photographs of vessels (BALCLUTHA, C.A. THAYER, EUREKA, GRACE QUAN, and HERCULES), visitors in the Park, and Sea Music Festival activities.
Digital preservation repository

File Unit 111.  Window images, 2001-2012

Extent: 71 digital files (3.6 GB).
Physical Description: TIFF, JPEG, PDF and PSD files.

Scope and Content Note

Consists of images for possible use in the windows of the Visitors Center. Includes both historic images from the Park's collections and contemporary photographs of the Park.
Digital preservation repository

File Unit 112.  Window images, continued, 2002-2012

Extent: 55 digital files (4.7 GB).
Physical Description: TIFF, JPEG and JPF files.

Scope and Content Note

Consists of images for possible use in the windows of the Visitors Center. Includes both historic images from the Park's collections and contemporary photographs of the Park.
Digital preservation repository

File Unit 113.  Agnes Tapley and Marinship women images, 2004

Extent: 7 digital files (23 MB).
Physical Description: TIFF files.

Scope and Content Note

Consists of digitized photographs from the Park's collections and other unidentified sources showing Agnes Tapley aboard ST. JAMES (bark, 3m) and female Marinship employees during World War II.
Digital preservation repository

File Unit 114.  Section 106 documentation, 2005-2006

Extent: 31 digital files (89.8 MB).
Physical Description: TIFF, JPEG and MS Word files.

Scope and Content Note

Consists of photographs for Section 106 documentation projects. Includes photographs of BALCLUTHA rail work in 2005; mold in the lifeguard office in 2005; west promenade roundhouse storage in 2006; BALCLUTHA deck in 2006; and BALCLUTHA catheads on Hyde Street Pier in 2006.
Digital preservation repository

File Unit 115.  Miscellaneous documents, 1999-2013

Extent: 24 digital files (18.3 MB).
Physical Description: MS Word, MS Excel, AVI, PDF, and JPEG files.

Scope and Content Note

Consists of documents related to various photo and video projects.

Items include:

  • "25th Ann. web format final.doc" and "25th Anniversary Pic list.doc" provide lists and descriptions of the images featured in the online photo gallery exhibit "25 Years at San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park: 1988-2013." See also Subseries 4.1, File Unit 001 for the images listed.
  • "APL Old Image Filename Log.xls" contains a list of images from P96-007 that were digitized and their digital filenames.
  • "Calendar 1.doc" relates to the images found in the 2010 San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park calendar which featured photographs of the Park and its collections. See also Subseries 2, File Unit 3 and Subseries 4.1, File Unit 2.
  • "COMFORT_STBD.AVI" is a video filmed aboard COMFORT (built 1976; hospital ship: U.S. Navy) showing the anchor being dropped, 2010.
  • "DigZone_SCRIPT_ahEdit2.doc" is a draft of the text that appears in the "Three Buried Ships" video slideshow.
  • "Exhibits and Media Dept Alameda Inventory 2008.doc," "GSA Photo Eq. list.rtf," "Inventory 2012 addendum at Alameda.pdf," "Inventory 2012.pdf," "Photo Four (Processor).jpg," "Photo One (Enlargers).jpg," and "Photo Two (Wet Tanks etc.).jpg" relate to inventories of the Park photographers' equipment in 2008 and 2011.
  • "Nitrate destruction list 1-23-03.xls" and "Nitrate Film Freezers.xls" are an inventory of the Park's nitrate photographic negatives in 2002 and a list of deteriorated nitrate negatives destroyed (or recommended for destruction) as of January 24, 2003.
  • "Photo Lab Transparencies Log #1.xls" is an inventory of slides 1-50. See also Subseries 1.4 for the color slides.
  • "PowerShips2.doc" is a draft document that provides a description of the Park, including the vessels, exhibits, collections, and programs.
  • "Raising the Mast 3_4_2013 (CA).doc" is a draft text describing video footage of Park staff raising the mizzen royal topgallant aboard BALCLUTHA, 2010. See Subseries 4.1, File Units 95 and 96 for additional files.
  • "SAFR_WATERFRONT_Mar22.pdf" is a flyer invitation to the preview opening and reception of the "A Walk Along the Waterfront" exhibit in the Visitors Center on March 22, 2012.
  • "Sea Music Festival 2003 Timecode log.doc," "Time code notes for the SEA MUSIC FESTIVAL 1.doc," "Time code notes for the SEA MUSIC FESTIVAL 2.doc," and "Time code notes for the SEA MUSIC FESTIVAL 3.doc" contain time code notes for the videocassette footage of the 2003 Sea Music Festival. See also Series 3, File Unit 3 for the original videocassettes.
  • "photo use agreement 9-05.doc" is an unsigned photo use agreement regarding photographs of the 2005 Festival of the Sea.
Digital preservation repository

File Unit 116.  Miscellaneous photographs, 2001-2013

Extent: 205 digital files (3.7 GB).
Physical Description: TIFF, JPEG, NEF, PDF, XMP, WMV, TXT, MS Word, and WAV files

Scope and Content Note

Consists of miscellaneous photographs, video, and audio files. These were files found on the hard drives that were not organized in folders, or they were in folders with labels that suggested that they were intended to be sorted later. Includes photographs of Hyde Street Pier as seen from Aquatic Park beach and the Maritime Museum Building as seen from the beach, 2011; MAB (sloop: yacht) on Hyde Street Pier outside the Small Boat Shop, 2011; small craft docked at Hyde Street Pier, 2011; painting (reproduction) of the ship FLYING CLOUD; paintings of yachts (PAPOOSE and other unidentified yachts); yacht club flags in the Park's collection; Maritime Museum Building entrance on Beach Street, 2011; fire department personnel practicing rescue techniques at the Aquatic Park bleachers, 2013; and Municipal Pier, 2013, as well as other miscellaneous photograph taken around the Park and digitized photographs in the Park's collection.
Also includes a video of Carol Kiser giving an interpretive program about the swimmers and swim clubs of Aquatic Park in 2012 and audio of Rejane Butler giving a presentation to a group of children at Hyde Street Pier about marine animals in 2014 (see Series 4.1, File Unit 95 for the video footage from which this audio was extracted).
Digital preservation repository, Box 39

Subseries 4.2.  Other media, 2000-2013

Extent: 3841 digital files (13.7 GB on 19 compact discs and DVDs, 2 floppy disks, and 1 SD card)

Scope and Content Note

Consists of digital files for various Park events and projects (primarily photographs and videos) stored on compact discs, DVDs, floppy disks and a SD card. Includes a Park virtual tour; C.A. THAYER and PAMPANITO virtual reality panoramas; Argonaut hotel lobby video; Coulter exhibit events; Visitor Center theater videos; Park buildings and grounds; Fleet Week activities; and a staff celebration of the Park's 25th anniversary.
Dates refer to the creation of the digital files. For example, the date for a digitized copy of a historic photograph reflects the year that the scanning project occurred, not the date the original photograph was taken.

Arrangement

Arranged into 14 File Units by project or event, approximately in chronological order.
Box 39

File Unit 01.  SFMNHP virtual tour, 2000-2002

Extent: 2947 digital files (3.1 GB).
Physical Description: 7 compact discs with JPEG, TIFF, GIF, HTM, HTML, PRX, MNO, MOV, PNG, MS Word, MS Excel, TXT and CSS files; 2 floppy disks, 3.5 in., with PDF and MS Word files.

Scope and Content Note

Consists of raw data for a virtual tour of the Park available at an ADA kiosk and the Park website. Contains drawings, historic photographs (from the Park's collection), and contemporary photographs (exterior and interiors) of the Park's vessels (ALMA, BALCLUTHA, C.A. THAYER, EPPLETON HALL, EUREKA, HERCULES, and the Lewis Ark) and the Maritime Museum Building. Also includes panorama virtual reality files of the vessels as well as icons for the kiosk interface.
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File Unit 02.  Pampanito (built 1943; submarine boat: U.S. Navy) panoramas, 2001-2002

Extent: 42 digital files (664.8 MB).
Physical Description: 1 compact disc with MOV, PRX, and JPEG files.

Scope and Content Note

Consists of Virtual Reality panoramas of the exterior and interior of PAMPANITO at Pier 45.
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File Unit 03.  "San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park: An Invitation" video, hotel version, 2003

Extent: 23 digital files (233 MB).
Physical Description: 1 DVD with DVD, VOB, MP2, SES, PSD, JPEG, SPU, IFO, BUP, and MPG files.

Scope and Content Note

Consists of digital files related to the video produced to be played in the lobby of the Argonaut Hotel, formerly the Haslett warehouse, introducing visitors to the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park.
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File Unit 04.  "San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park: An Invitation" video, non-hotel version, 2005

Extent: 11 digital files (336.9 MB).
Physical Description: 1 DVD with DVD, VOB, SES, IFO, and BUP files.

Scope and Content Note

Consists of digital files related to a version of the video produced to be played in the lobby of the Argonaut Hotel; however, in this version the references to the hotel have been removed so that it can be played in other settings. The video introduces visitors to the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park.
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File Unit 05.  "San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park: An Invitation" video, non-hotel version project file, 2005

Extent: 1 digital files (3.8 MB).
Physical Description: 1 DVD with a PRPROJ file.

Scope and Content Note

Consists of an Adobe Premiere Pro project file, possibly for the video in Series 4.2, File Unit 07.
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File Unit 06.  C.A. Thayer (built 1895; schooner, 3m) hold photographs and panoramas, 2004 October

Extent: 209 digital files (282.1 MB).
Physical Description: 1 compact disc with JPEG and MOV files

Scope and Content Note

Consists of photographs inside the hold of C.A. THAYER during her restoration. There are also two virtual reality panoramas of the hold.
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File Unit 07.  William A. Coulter slide show and exhibit orientation, 2006 March 27, April 17

Extent: 9 digital files (3.7 GB).
Physical Description: 1 DVD with BUP, IFO, and VOB files.

Scope and Content Note

Consist of video files related to the "William A. Coulter: A Master's Brush With the Sea" SFMNHP exhibit which featured paintings by marine artist William A. Coulter. The footage shows Tom Coulter (grandson of William A. Coulter) giving a slide show presentation of Coulter paintings, some of which were in the exhibit, in the Park's Maritime Research Center on March 27. Also includes footage of Marcus de Chevrieux (curator of the exhibit) giving an exhibit orientation tour on April 17.

Related Material

See also Series 3, File Unit 13, for the original videocassette footage.
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File Unit 08.  Visitor Center theater films, 2006

Extent: 43 digital files (3.5 GB).
Physical Description: 1 DVD with BUP, IFO, and VOB files.

Scope and Content Note

Consists of five films intended to be played in a loop in the Visitor Center theater.

Includes:

  • "San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park: An Invitation" introduces visitors to the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park.
  • "Last Voyage of the C.A. Thayer" features Captain Ed Shields in April 1995 narrating a 1950 film showing the last commercial voyage of C.A. THAYER. Credits: Director Berry Minott; Editor Firrin Taisdeal; Video camera Ashley James; Sound Sara Chin.
  • "The Alma Sails: The Last Scow Schooner" contains footage of ALMA sailing and discusses the history of scow schooners. Includes Captain Ken Lewin and First Mate Tom Savage. Credits: Producer and writer Stephen Fisher; narrator Larry Dobkin, director of photography Ron Eveslage; associate producer Don Martinez; and others. Copyright 1991, National Maritime Museum Association.
  • "Around Cape Horn" contains footage shot by Irving Johnson in 1929 of a voyage aboard the bark PEKING around Cape Horn. Includes Irving Johnson's narration recorded in 1980. Copyright 1990, Mystic Seaport Museum.
  • "Shipping Out: The Story of America's Seafaring Women" contains footage of and interviews with women working aboard commercial ships. Waterfront Soundings Productions, Maria Brooks Producer, circa 2004-2005.
  • Also includes five video title cards that were used in between films to indicate which film would be played next and a timer that counts down how much time before the next film starts.
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File Unit 09.  Park scenes, 2009 August 4

Extent: 98 digital files (30.01 MB).
Physical Description: 1 compact disc with 98 JPEG files.

Scope and Content Note

Consists of photographs taken at San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, including some staff, and in the surrounding area. Includes Hyde Street Pier (BALCLUTHA, EPPLETON HALL, EUREKA, HERCULES, ALMA); bleacher pour; speaker towers; Aquatic Park bocce ball clubhouse; landscaping; stairway leading up to Fort Mason from Van Ness Avenue; Outdoor Exploratorium wind arrows exhibit near the foot of Van Ness Avenue; wall deterioration; Sea Scout base; Maritime Museum Building; Municipal Pier; Alcatraz Island; Golden Gate Bridge; Fort Mason piersheds; piershed interior; seagull; Black Point; volunteers; Barbary Coast Trail plaque; Teacher Ranger Teacher participant Margaret Burns (078); Hilaire Hiler mural in the Maritime Museum Building lobby; Ghirardelli Square; light on the Maritime Museum Building; WPA 1939 relief on the ground outside the Maritime Museum Building; KLAMATH propeller; South End Rowing Club building; Tubbs building and Nomesha Williams (0132); Janie Mayton (0134); car aboard EUREKA; staff aloft BALCLUTHA; Andrew Collier (0164); Diane Piagneri (0166); Courtney Andersen working aboard BALCLUTHA (0175-0177, 0188, 0190); Scott Hove (0178-0180); Karnell Hillscan (01910-192, 0197); Al Lutz (0192, 0194), Erin Conner (0200); and the Dolphin Club building.
Note: See Subsubseries 1.6.3, File Unit 07, for photographic prints made from these digital files. The numbers in parenthesis refer to the corresponding digital file name. The photographer is identified as Duane (no last name provided).

Related Material

See also Series 1.6.3, File Unit 07, for photographic prints made from the digital images.
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File Unit 10.  East bleachers rehabilitation, 2009 August 6

Extent: 30 digital files (11.1 MB).
Physical Description: 1 compact disc with 30 JPEG files.

Scope and Content Note

Consists primarily of photographs of workers pouring concrete during the east bleachers rehabilitation project. Also includes photographs of photographer Tim Campbell (0015, 0023); superintendent Kate Richardson (0028, 0035); Teacher Ranger Teacher participants Margaret Burns (0028), Debbie Livingston (0028) and Marge Fujikawa (0015, 0028); project manager Mike Bell (0039-0040); visitors interacting with the block and tackle exhibit on Hyde Street Pier; ranger Rejane Butler (0064); and docent Kayta Barrows (0065).
Note: See Subsubseries 1.6.3, File Unit 08, for photographic prints made from these digital files. The numbers in parenthesis refer to the corresponding digital file name. The photographer is identified as Duane (no last name provided).

Related Material

See also Series 1.6.3, File Unit 08, for photographic prints made from the digital images.
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File Unit 11.  Fleet Week at Aquatic Park, 2011 October 9-10

Extent: 267 digital files (467.4 MB).
Physical Description: 1 SD card with JPEG files.

Scope and Content Note

Consists of photographs of visitors in Aquatic Park to view Fleet Week activities. Large crowds are in the bleachers, on the promenade, and on Hyde Street Pier.
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File Unit 12.  All-employee staff meeting, 2013 June 27

Creator/Collector: Kasin, Peter
Extent: 64 digital files (616.9 MB).
Physical Description: 1 compact disc with 64 JPEG files.

Scope and Content Note

Consists of photographs taken during an all-employee meeting held in the Maritime Research Center reading room, Building E. Includes photographs of a SFMNHP 25th anniversary cake (001) as well as Park staff and Association staff: Craig Kenkel (002, 010, 041, 063-064), Robbyn Jackson (002), Mark Seely (003), Lynn Cullivan (003), Stephen Canright (004), Chris Edwards (005, 053-055), Karnell Hillscan (005, 044-045), Joyce Kim (005-006), Amy Hosa (006), Selma DeLaney (007), Jack Lee (006, 008), Vasala Manloor (009), Gina Bardi (013, 015), Todd Bloch (014), John Tregenza (016, 042), Maddy Eustis (016), Lauren Bianchi (018, 027), Tom McKervey (019), Eloise Warren (020, 023, 044-045), Francis Lau (021, 033, 038), Meredith Crawford (022), Phil Erwin (024), Jeff Vallely (025), Chris Jannini (026), Tim Campbell (028), Erin Conner (029), John Muir (030, 037, 056-057), Noble Brown (031, 034, 051-052), Ted Miles (032), Terry Dorman (036, 062), Jason Rucker (039-040), Rob Kier (043), Morgan Smith (046-049, 063), Richard Everett (050), Bill Doll (058), Lisbit Bailey (059-062), and Deputy Regional Director Martha Lee (011, 063-064), among others.
Note: the numbers in parenthesis refer to the corresponding digital file name.
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File Unit 13.  All-employee staff meeting and 25th anniversary celebration, 2013 June 27

Creator/Collector: Kasin, Peter
Extent: 76 digital files (619.9 MB).
Physical Description: 1 compact disc with 76 JPEG files.

Scope and Content Note

Consists of photographs taken during an all-employee meeting held in the Maritime Research Center reading room, Building E, as well as during the SFMNHP 25th anniversary party on Hyde Street Pier. SFMNHP staff and volunteers include Craig Kenkel (065, 129), Terry Dorman (066), Erin Conner (067), Gina Bardi (068-069, 127), Kerry Rotz (071, 110), Heather Hernandez (072-073), Bobby Gonzales (074), Courtney Andersen (075), Erik Olson (076-078, 083-084), Chris Edwards (078-079, 089, 131-132), Dave Nettle (085), Denise McEvoy (086), Alice Watts (087, 110, 115), Park volunteer Phil "Tats' Payton (090), Karnell Hillscan (104), Kristal Ip (105-106, 140), Nolan Hinshaw (114), J.R. Earnest (117, 139), Noble Brown (130), Tim Campbell (133), and Richard Everett (134-135), among others. Also includes photographs of the donkey engine fired up on Hyde Street Pier; the Visitor Center's Walk Along the Waterfront exhibit; the Golden Gate Bridge as seen from Aquatic Park with ALMA's masts in view behind Municipal Pier; people on the beach with Hyde Street Pier in the background; and passengers and crew aboard and disembarking from ALMA.
Note: the numbers in parenthesis refer to the corresponding digital file name.
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File Unit 14.  25th anniversary celebration, 2013 June 27

Creator/Collector: Kasin, Peter
Extent: 21 digital files (140.1 MB).
Physical Description: 1 compact disc with 21 JPEG files.

Scope and Content Note

Consists of photographs taken during the SFMNHP 25th anniversary party on Hyde Street Pier. Staff members and their families are pictured, including Mark Seely (141), Peter Kasin (144), Nomesha Williams (145), Richard Everett (146), John Muir (147-148), J.R. Earnest (149, 161), Lynn Cullivan and Noriko Kuwabara (150), David Pelfrey (151), Gina and Ty Bardi (152-153), Chris Jannini (154-155), Phil Erwin (154, 157), Carol Kiser (159), and Noble Brown (160), among others.
Note: the numbers in parenthesis refer to the corresponding digital file name.
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