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San Francisco Redevelopment Agency Records
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This collection contains photographic records and documents from the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency. The collection is being processed by project. The processed projects for photographic records so far include Diamond Heights Project Area B-1; Embarcadero-Lower Market Project Area E-1 (Golden Gateway); Western Addition Project Areas A-1 and A-2; and Yerba Buena Center Project Area D-1. The unprocessed projects of photographic records and documents include Bayview Hunters Point / India Basin; Mid-Market Street; Mission Bay; Rincon Point-South Beach. Please contact the repository for more information.
The San Francisco Redevelopment Agency (SFRA), California’s first redevelopment agency, was incorporated in 1948 under the California Community Redevelopment Law and in response to the United States Housing Act. Its purpose was to improve urban living conditions by removing what they called “blight” through the redesign, redevelopment, and rehabilitation of affected areas of the city. Though separate from the City and County of San Francisco, the agency carried out redevelopment efforts authorized by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. In 2012, all California redevelopment agencies, including the SFRA, were dissolved by order of the California Supreme Court (California Redevelopment Association et al. v. Ana Matosantos).
40.5 Linear Feet 40 cartons, 1 oversize box
All requests for permission to publish or quote from photographs must be submitted in writing to the Photo Curator. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the San Francisco Public Library as the owner of the physical items.
THE COLLECTION IS PARTIALLY PROCESSED. The processed photographs of the collection are available for use during San Francisco History Center's Photo Desk hours. Contact San Francisco History Center's Photo Curator for more information on the unarranged series.