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San Francisco Bureau of Governmental Research
SFH 77  
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Description
Contains scrapbooks of newspaper clippings documenting the San Francisco Bureau of Governmental Research's work, beginning with its predecessor organization, the San Francisco Tax Committee of the San Francisco Real Estate Board.
Background
The San Francisco Real Estate Board, which is currently known as the San Francisco Association of Realtors, created the San Francisco Tax Committee in April of 1916 to study municipal effiency and fight unnecessary taxation. The committee hired the Bureau of Municipal Research of New York City to study the structure of San Francisco's government. This produced a 1200-page report, Report on a Survey of the Government of the City and County of San Francisco. As this was taking place, a group of businessmen incorporated the San Francisco Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR), in October of 1916, to continue the work of the tax committee. It was initially financed for five years.
Extent
4 boxes (1 cubic foot)
Restrictions
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.
Availability
The collection is available for use during San Francisco History Center hours.