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Born (Chester (Chet)) Papers
SFP 88  
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Photographs & Color Slides Series 1 1946-1993

Scope and Contents

The bulk of the photographs and color slides were taken by Chet Born as the San Francisco Fire Department official photographer. The color slides were the slides used in public talks and lectures. The arrangement of the slides is how Born had them organized for slideshow presentations.
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Photographs of Chet Born 1942-1967

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Photographs by Chet Born 1950-1972

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Oversized photographs by Chet Born 1951-1966

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Color Slides, Identified Fires 1952-1969

Scope and Contents

Includes list of fires with location of intersection and/or name of building with date. Intersections include Gough & Oak; 14th Avenue & Irving; 22nd Street & Iowa; Washington & Steiner; Francis & Mission; 16th Street & Castro; 17th Street & Capp; 23rd Street & Minnesota; Stockton & Washington; Stockton & Ellis; 48th Avenue & Lawton; Cole & Waller; 4th Street & Brannan; 20th Street & San Carlos; 19th Street & Indiana; Mariposa & Indiana; Arguello & California; Polk & Turk. Buildings and locations include Jefferson School, San Francisco Airport, Gibraltar Warehouse, Thomas Hotel, Cliff House, Hunters Point, Pier 90, St. Mary's Cathedral, Lutz Tire.
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Color Slides, Box A 1957-1967

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Color Slides, Box B 1959-1966

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Color Slides, Box C 1957-1960

Scope and Contents

Includes shots of fires and San Francisco Fire Department trucks and engines.
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Color Slides, Box D 1962-1966

Scope and Contents

Unidentified fires and rescue.
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Color Slides, Box E 1951-1963

Scope and Contents

San Francisco Fire Department trucks and engines.
box 1, folder 9

Color Slides, Box F 1955-1964

Scope and Contents

Unidentified fires and accidents.
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Color Slides, Box G 1956-1965

Scope and Contents

Unidentified fires.
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Color Slides, Box H 1971-1973

Scope and Contents

Unidentified Fires.
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Color Slides, Box I 1959-1970

Scope and Contents

Unidentified and identified fires. Indentified fires includes lumber yard at 99 Bayshore Blvd and San Bruno & Army.
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Color Slides 1959-1965

Scope and Contents

Includes shots of fires at Hunters Point and at 19th Street and Indiana.
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Copies of family photographs 1946-1990

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Copy prints of San Francisco Fire Department 1950-1970

Scope and Contents

Copy prints collected by Chet Born of San Francisco Fire Department employees, fire trucks and engines and fires. None of the photographs were taken by Chet Born.
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Photographs of presentation of Born's helmet to SFFD Pioneer Fire Museum 1993

See also

Box 1 / Folder 23
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Copy print of Marines Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima [undated]

Scope and Contents

Photograph signed by Joe Rosenthal.
 

Scrapbooks Series 2 1946-1973

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Scrapbook #1 by Chet Born 1948-1971

Scope and Contents

Scrapbook complied by Chet Born includes original photographs of and by Born, newspaper clippings, correspondence and certificates.
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Scrapbook #2 by Chet Born 1961-1972

Scope and Contents

Scrapbook complied by Chet Born includes publications and newspaper clippings with Born photos.
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Scrapbook #3 by Chet Born 1961-1973

Scope and Contents

Scrapbook complied by Chet Born includes publications and newspaper clippings with Born photos.
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Scrapbook #4 by Chet Born 1946-1973

Scope and Contents

Scrapbook complied by Chet Born includes original photographs of and by Born, newspaper clippings about Born and with Born photos, correspondence, badges, certificates and announcements.
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School Pictures and Friends Scrapbook by Cindy Born 1962-1968

Scope and Contents

Scrapbook of photographs compiled by Chet Born and Cindy Born, Chet Born's daughter. Photos include Commodore Sloat School class pictures between 1962 and 1967 and Cindy posing with identified classmates. Photos by Chet Born include Cindy posing on fire trucks and Cindy at San Francisco Fire Department events.
 

Miscellaneous Papers Series 3 1943-1993

Scope and Contents

Includes clippings about or with Born's photographs. Other printed materials include magazines and journals about Born or with Born's photographs.

Arrangement

Arranged by type of document, then chronologically.
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Correspondence: from Chet Born to Betty Grant 1943

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Correspondence: from Joe Rosenthal 1972-1980

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Correspondence: to Chet Born 1972

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Publications: with Born photographs reproduced 1963-1972

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Certificates and awards to Chet Born 1971-1973

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Memories of Chet Born 2007

Scope and Contents

Written memories about Chet Born by Cindy Born-Mylo, Chet's daughter, and Ralph Pujular, fellow SFFD firefighter.
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Correspondence and clippings: in memory of Chet Born 1987

Scope and Contents

Correspondence and meeting minutes in memory of Chet Born. Newspaper clippings and publications include obituary and rememberances.
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Publications: presentation of Born's helmet to SFFD Pioneer Fire Museum 1993

See also

Box 1 / Folder 15