Guide to the Arthur O'Donnell Bound to Fall Books and Images Collection, SFH 477

Finding aid prepared by Tami J. Suzuki.
San Francisco History Center, San Francisco Public Library
100 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
sfhistory@sfpl.org
2018

Note

Images on CDs/DVDs and a flash drive; not accessible at this time.


Contributing Institution: San Francisco History Center, San Francisco Public Library
100 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 557-4567
sfhistory@sfpl.org
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.

Provenance

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.

Arrangement

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.)

Volume 1

The San Francisco-Oakland Transbay Terminal, shut down July 2010, 2010 [2016?]

Material Specific Details: Taken July 27, 2010, the last day of operations.
Volume 2

Down Along the Bayview. A random photo journey., 2014

Material Specific Details: Taken September 2013-August 2014.
Volume 3

Portola's Ghostly Greenhouse, University Mound, San Francisco, 2014, [2016]

Material Specific Details: Taken June 2011 [2014?].
Volume 4

Civic Off-Centered, 2015

Material Specific Details: Taken March 2013-August 2015.
Volume 5

Out of the Old Bus Barn, Vintage SF Municipal Railway, 2015

Material Specific Details: Taken September 2013-November 2014.
Volume 6

Bound to Fall 2015, Candlestick Park Demolition, 2015

Material Specific Details: Taken April-May, 2015.
Volume 7

Bound to Fall: San Francisco in Transition, 2015

Material Specific Details: Taken June 2015.
Volume 8

Bound to Fall: A City in Transition, 2015

Material Specific Details: Taken February-June 2015.
Volume 9

Bound to Fall 2016, 2016

Material Specific Details: Taken June-July, 2015.
Volume 10

Bound to Fall: Corridors of Change, 2016

Material Specific Details: Taken August 2015.
Volume 11

The Alemany Interchange, 2016

Material Specific Details: Taken March 2016.
Volume 12

San Francisco Survivors: Market St. Masonry District, 2016

Material Specific Details: Taken March-April, 2016.
Volume 13

A Ride on the J Church Muni Line, 2016

Material Specific Details: Taken June 2016.
Volume 14

Bound to Fall: La Lengua Norte, Bernal Heights in Transition, 2016

Material Specific Details: Taken June-July, 2016.
Volume 15

Bound to Fall: The Harrison St. Corridor, 2016

Material Specific Details: Taken July 2016.
Volume 16

Bound to Fall: Divisadero UpZone, 2016

Material Specific Details: Taken January and August, 2016.
Volume 17

Bound to Fall: San Francisco in Transition 2010-2016, 2016

Material Specific Details: Taken 2010-[August?], 2016.
Volume 18

Bound to Fall: Mission Crossroads, 2016

Material Specific Details: Taken August-September 2016.
Volume 19

Bound to Fall: The Inner Dogpatch, 2016

Material Specific Details: Taken September 2016.
Volume 20

San Francisco Survivors: Pier 70 Revival, 2016

Material Specific Details: Taken June 2015 and September 2016.
Volume 21

Bound to Fall: Inner Mission, Corridors of Change, 2017

Material Specific Details: c2017. [Taken 2016?]
Volume 22

Middle Mission Warehouse District, 2017

Material Specific Details: Taken December 2016.
Volume 23

Bound to Fall: The Potrero Flatlands, 2017

Material Specific Details: Taken December 2016.
Volume 24

Bound to Fall: North of the Panhandle, 2017

Material Specific Details: Taken December 2016.
Volume 25

Bound to Fall: Beyond Bayshore, 2017

Material Specific Details: Taken February 2017.
Volume 26

SF Survivors: 16th St./Valencia St. Post-Fire Historic District, 2017

Material Specific Details: Taken March 2017.
Volume 27

Bound to Fall 2017: Make Way for Affordable Housing, 2017

Material Specific Details: Taken May 2017.
Volume 28

36 Views of Bernal Heights, 2017

Volume 29

Corridors of Change: Van Ness Avenue, 2017

Volume 30

San Francisco Survivors: The South End Warehouse Historic District, 2017

Volume 31

Bound to Fall: Make Way for More Affordable Housing, 2017

Material Specific Details: Taken May-July 2017.
Volume 32

Bound to Fall: Showplace Square and the SF Design District, 2017

Material Specific Details: Taken September 2017.
Volume 33

Bound to Fall: San Francisco Neighborhoods in Transition 2017, 2017

Volume 34

Bound to Fall: Outlands, 2018

Volume 35

Bound to Fall: San Francisco Icons, 2018

Volume 36

Bound to Fall: San Francisco's Corridors of Change: Revitalizing the Hub, 2018

Volume 37

Bound to Fall: Central SoMa Northwest, 2018