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Finding Aid for the Randall (Josephine D.) Junior Museum records 1880-2014 SFH 692
SFH 692  
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Collection contains administrative papers and publications of the Auxiliary of the Josephine D. Randall Junior Museum and later the Josephine D. Randall Junior Museum Society as well as records of the Museum. Also includes records, historical photographs, photo albums, and scrapbooks of the Museum.
The Josephine D. Randall Junior Museum was the brainchild of Josephine Randall, San Francisco’s Superintendent of Recreation and the city’s first female department head, and Bert Walker, a naturalist at San Francisco’s Camp Mather. Originally named the “Junior Recreation Museum,” it opened in February 1937 on Ocean Avenue, occupying a building at the Old County Jail on Ocean Avenue after the jail relocated in 1934. The Junior Museum was the first recreation center of its kind in San Francisco and the third of its kind in the United States.
7 cartons, 3 oversize manuscript boxes, 1 flat oversize box. (11 Cubic Feet)
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.
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.