This item Roger Olmsted's Master's thesis (SAFR 21392, HDC 1330) is a typescript copy of his thesis from the University of
Nevada, titled "The Scow Schooners of San Francisco Bay, 1849-1949," dated 1955. It contains the original glossy photographs.
Olmsted's thesis was later published as "Scow Schooners of San Francisco Bay" in 1988. His wife, Nancy Olmsted, used this
copy when she was designing and adding text for the published version. The collection is open for use. Researchers should
consult the Park's reference staff regarding copyright restrictions.
Roger Robertson Olmsted (September 9, 1927-August 6, 1981) was a historian, preservationist, writer and curator of the San
Francisco Maritime Museum. According to his obituary, Olmsted was "the guiding force behind the restoration of the schooner
C.A. THAYER, the steam schooner WAPAMA and the ferryboat EUREKA, all berthed at the Hyde Street Pier." Olmsted was a fifth-generation
San Franciscan and a graduate of the University of Nevada. He served in the Air Force during the Korean War.
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