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San Francisco Redevelopment Agency Records
SFH 371  
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Description
This collection contains paper and photographic records of the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency. Records document the project areas of Diamond Heights, Embarcadero-Lower Market (Golden Gateway), Western Addition A-1 and A-2, Yerba Buena Center, Hunters Point, and other project and survey areas.
Background
The San Francisco Redevelopment Agency (SFRA), California's first redevelopment agency, was incorporated on Aug. 10, 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.
Extent
41 boxes, 3 oversized boxes (49.25 cubic feet)
Restrictions
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscrips must be submitted in writing to the City Archivist. All requests for permission to publish 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.
Availability
Paper records are available for use during San Francisco History center hours, with processed photographs available during Photo Desk hours. The photo collection is partially processed.