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Stevens (Christopher) San Francisco Bike Messenger Association Collection
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  • Preferred Citation
  • Availability
  • Restrictions
  • Related Archival Materials
  • Acquisition
  • Processing Information
  • Arrangement
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Contents

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: Labor Archives and Research Center
    Title: Christopher Stevens San Francisco Bike Messenger Association collection
    Creator: Stevens, Christopher Scott
    Collection number: larc.ms.0404
    Accession number: 2013/012
    Identifier/Call Number: larc.ms.0404
    Physical Description: 0.5 cubic feet (1 box)
    Date (inclusive): circa 2000-2010
    Abstract: Collection consists of flyers, posters and other ephemera related to the bike messenger community in San Francisco.
    Location: Collection is available onsite.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Christopher Stevens Bike Messenger Collection, larc.ms.0404, Labor Archives and Research Center, San Francisco State University.

    Availability

    Collection is open for research.

    Restrictions

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Labor Archives and Research Center. All requests for permission to publish or quote from materials must be submitted in writing to the Director of the Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Labor Archives and Research Center as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

    Related Archival Materials

    San Francisco Bike Messenger Association collection.

    Acquisition

    Collection donated by Christopher Stevens in 2013. Accession number 2013/012.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Labor Archives and Research Center staff.

    Arrangement

    Collection arranged as received.

    Biographical Note

    Chris Stevens was a San Francisco Bike Messenger Association (SFBMA) member and active messenger (bike and car) from 2000-2013, and volunteer organizer for the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) in 2000-2001. Chris co-founded independent messenger company Docket Rocket in 2001 after his employer Express Network Inc. (ENI) closed and fired all employees in 2001, rather than allowing them to vote in a scheduled union election under the auspices of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). Chris closed Docket Rocket in 2014 and moved to Seattle to become a deckhand with Washington State Ferries, and is currently a member of ILWU's maritime division, the Inlandboatmen's Union (IBU).

    Scope and Contents

    Collection consists of flyers, posters and other ephemera related to the bike messenger community in San Francisco, from 2000-2010; includes materials for the ILWU Local 6 campaign to organize Express Network, 2000-2001; materials related to the Flash Messenger Service strike; scattered issues of Cognition, the newsletter of the San Francisco Bike Messenger Association, 2000-2010; and other bike messenger-related event flyers and leaflets collected by Stevens.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Bicycle messengers -- California -- San Francisco.
    San Francisco Bike Messenger Association.
    International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union. Local 6 (San Francisco, Calif.)