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O'Donnell (Arthur) Bound to Fall Books and Images Collection
SFH 477  
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  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Provenance
  • Related Materials
  • Processing Information
  • Biographical Information
  • Scope and Contents
  • Arrangement

  • Contributing Institution: San Francisco History Center, San Francisco Public Library
    100 Larkin Street
    San Francisco, CA 94102
    (415) 557-4567
    Title: Arthur O'Donnell Bound to Fall Books and Images Collection
    Creator: O'Donnell, Arthur (Arthur J.)
    Identifier/Call Number: SFH 477
    Physical Description: 1 box (1 cubic foot)
    Date (inclusive): 2010-2018
    Abstract: Books and digital images of changing San Francisco built environment.
    Physical Location: The collection is stored onsite.
    Language of Material: Collection materials are in English.

    Conditions Governing Access

    The books are available for use during San Francisco History Center hours. Digital images are not yet available.

    Publication Rights

    All requests for permission to publish or quote from monographs 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.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Arthur J. O'Donnell Bound to Fall Books and Images Collection (SFH 477), San Francisco History Center, San Francisco Public Library.


    Collection was donated to the library by Arthur O'Donnell beginning in June 2016. Additions were made until 2018.

    Related Materials

    See also San Francisco History at Your Feet, Street Plates and Vault Covers, c2017, by Arthur O'Donnell, in the San Francisco History Center's book collection.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Tami J. Suzuki.

    Biographical Information

    Arthur O'Donnell began documenting changing urban landscapes as a community radio reporter in New Jersey, Oregon, and Washington in the 1970s. He is an energy and business journalist and the author of several books. O'Donnell works at the California Public Utilities Commission as a supervisor of the Risk Assessment and Safety Advisory section.

    Scope and Contents

    Comprised of self-published books and digital images featuring familiar San Francisco buildings that have either disappeared or are soon to fall, as well as some survivors. Subjects include the San Francisco-Oakland Transbay Terminal, Candlestick Park, the Market/Van Ness intersection, Dogpatch, and the Market Street Masonry District.


    Organized chronologically, by creation of the images.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Historic buildings -- California -- San Francisco -- Pictorial works.
    San Francisco (Calif.) -- Buildings, structures, etc. -- Pictorial works.
    San Francisco (Calif.) -- History -- 21st Century -- Pictorial works.
    O'Donnell, Arthur (Arthur J.)