A guide to the San Francisco Maritime State Historic Park records, 1957-1978

Processed by: Historic Documents Department Staff (Bailey), February 2015 (OAC).
San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park
Building E, Fort Mason
San Francisco, CA 94123
Phone: 415-561-7030
Fax: 415-556-3540
SAFR_Historic_Documents@nps.gov
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2015

A Guide to the San Francisco Maritime State Historic Park records

HDC0650

San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, National Park Service
2015, National Park Service

Title: San Francisco Maritime State Historic Park records
Date: 1957-1978
Date (bulk): 1972-1977
Collection No. (Catalog No.): HDC0650 (SAFR 9400)
Creator: San Francisco Maritime State Historic Park
Physical Description: 8.2 linear ft.
Repository: San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, Historic Documents Department
Building E, Fort Mason
San Francisco, CA 94123
Abstract: Collection includes organizational planning documents, correspondence, accident reports, brochures & booklets, Project X, correspondence regarding transfer of Haslett Warehouse to the State, financial and special events records, apprenticeship program, Hyde Street Pier logbooks, newspaper clippings, oversized plans and miscellaneous papers (1957-1978).
Physical Location: San Francisco Maritime NHP, Historic Documents Department
Language(s): In English.

Access

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Processing Note

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Preferred Citation

[Item description], [Location within collection organization identified by Collection Number/Series Number/File Unit Number/Item Number], HDC0650 (SAFR 9400), San Francisco Maritime State Historic Park records, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

Acquisition Information

SAFR-00001
SAFR-00432, SAFR-02210
This collection was transferred from Golden Gate National Recreation Area to San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park.

Historical or Biographical Note

San Francisco Maritime State Historic Park included Hyde Street Pier, Aquatic Park, Haslett Warehouse, and the ships C.A. Thayer (3m schooner), Alma (scow schooner), Hercules (tugboat, prop), Eppleton Hall (tugboat, side wheel), Eureka (ferry, side wheel) and Wapama (steam schooner).
The Park was administered by the State from 1957 until 1977. Concurrently, collections and the Balclutha (ship, 3m) were administered by the San Francisco Maritime Museum. In 1977, the San Francisco Maritime State Historic Park became part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, administered by the National Park Service.

Collection Scope and Content

Collection includes organizational planning documents, correspondence, accident reports, brochures & booklets, Project X, correspondence regarding transfer of Haslett Warehouse to the State, financial and special events records, apprenticeship program, Hyde Street Pier logbooks, newspaper clippings, oversized plans and miscellaneous papers (1957-1978).

Collection Arrangement

This collection is arranged in series as follows:

  • Series 1: Organizational Planning Documents (1964-1977)
  • Series 2: Financial Records (1960-1978)
  • Series 3: Apprenticeship Program Records (1962-1976)
  • Series 4: Special Events Records (1963-1977)
  • Series 5: Hyde Street Pier Logbooks (1969-1977)
  • Series 6: Publications (c. 1963-1977)
  • Series 7: Periodical Articles (1962-1977)
  • Series 8: Security Records (1965-1977)
  • Series 9: Museum Vessel Records (1959-1975)
  • Series 10: Aquatic Park Records (1961-1977)
  • Series 11: Exhibit Dept. Records (c. 1963)
  • Series 12: Scrapbooks (1955-1963)
  • Series 13: Interpretive Dept. Records (1971-1976)
  • Series 14: Equipment Index (1963)
  • Series 15: Accretion of miscellaneous records (1936-1982)

Collection Contents

S069.01-B001

Series 0001.  Organizational Planning Documents, 1964-1977 (bulk 1973-1977)

Extent: LF .20
Language(s): In English.

Scope and Content Note

Various organizational records.
Contains State Park forms, budgets, interpretive props, operations workbook, operations plan, management objectives, etc.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by folder title.
S069.01-B001

File Unit 0001.  Interpretive interim plan, 1964-1967

Extent: Folder 1.
S069.01-B001

File Unit 0002.  Operations plan (objectives and goals), 1976-1977

Extent: Folder 1.
S069.01-B001

File Unit 0003.  Operations plan (San Francisco area), 1973-1976

Extent: Folder 1.
S069.01-B001

File Unit 0004.  Operations plan (workbook), 1973-1974

Extent: Folder 1.
S069.01-B001

Series 0002.  Financial Records, 1960-1978 (bulk 1973-1977)

Extent: LF .8
Language(s): In English.

Scope and Content Note

Financial records including account ledgers, budget records, revenue reports, billings, contracts, correspondence, and exhibit proposals.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by folder title.
S069.01-B001

File Unit 0001.  Accounts ledger, 1959-1961

Extent: Folder 1.
S069.01-B001

File Unit 0002.  Accounts ledger, 1961-1962

Extent: Folder 1.
S069.01-B001

File Unit 0003.  Accounts ledger, 1962-1963

Extent: Folder 1.
S069.01-B001

File Unit 0004.  Accounts ledger, 1963-1964

Extent: Folder 1.
S069.01-B001

File Unit 0005.  Accounts ledger, 1964-1965

Extent: Folder 1.
S069.01-B001

File Unit 0006.  Accounts ledger, 1976-1977

Extent: Folder 1.
S069.01-B001

File Unit 0007.  Seasonal money ledger (Park Rangers and Park Aids), 1976

Extent: Folder 1.
S069.01-B001

File Unit 0008.  Budget requests and correspondence, 1962-1963

Extent: Folder 1.
S069.01-B001

File Unit 0009.  Budget requests and correspondence, 1973-1977

Extent: Folder 1.
S069.01-B001

File Unit 0010.  Budget requests and correspondence, 1977-1978

Extent: Folder 1.
S069.01-B002

File Unit 0011.  Budget records, 1974-1977

Extent: Folder 1.
S069.01-B002

File Unit 0012.  Budget records, 1974-1977

Extent: Folder 1.
S069.01-B002

File Unit 0013.  Contracts, billings and correspondence, 1961-1964

Extent: Folder 2.
S069.01-B002

File Unit 0014.  Contracts, billings and correspondence, 1961-1970

Extent: Folder 1.
S069.01-B002

File Unit 0015.  Contracts (Amtour Travel Co.), 1974-1975

Extent: Folder 1.
S069.01-B002

File Unit 0016.  Contracts (By-Word Corporation), 1975

Extent: Folder 1.
S069.01-B002

File Unit 0017.  Contracts (C.A. Smallwood), 1970-1975

Extent: Folder 1.
S069.01-B002

File Unit 0018.  Contracts (C.J. Hendry Co.), 1966-1976

Extent: .
S069.01-B002

File Unit 0019.  Contracts (S.F. Pretzel Co.), 1975-1976

Extent: Folder 1.
S069.01-B002

File Unit 0020.  Contract (Morris Boeger), 1975

Extent: Folder 1.
S069.01-B002

File Unit 0021.  Concessions correspondence, 1969-1975

Extent: Folder 1.
S069.01-B002

File Unit 0022.  Concessions statement (annual), 1974-1975

Extent: Folder 1.
S069.01-B002

File Unit 0023.  Apprenticeship program, 1962, 1969

Extent: Folder 1.
S069.01-B002

Series 0003.  Apprenticeship Program Records, 1962-1981 (bulk 1970-1976)

Extent: LF .25
Language(s): In English.

Scope and Content Note

Apprenticeship program standards, outline, survey, booklets, job descriptions, correspondence and apprentice record books.
Correspondence by Harry Dring (Restoration & Maintenance Foreman), who supervised the Apprenticeship Program shipwrights.

Arrangement

Alphabetical by folder title.
S069.01-B002

File Unit 0001.  Apprenticeship standards (shipwright), 1962, 1969

Extent: Folder 1.
S069.01-B002

File Unit 0002.  Correspondence (Harry Dring), 1959-1971

Extent: Folder 1.

Scope and Content Note

File unit contains Apprentice Record Books.
S069.01-B002

File Unit 0003.  Correspondence (Harry Dring), 1962-1975

Extent: Folder 1.

Scope and Content Note

File unit contains Apprentice Record Book for David M. Houck.
S069.01-B002

File Unit 0004.  Correspondence (Harry Dring), 1974-1982

Extent: Folder 1.
S069.01-B002

File Unit 0005.  Publicity, 1967-1981

Extent: Folder 1.
S069.01-B003

Series 0004.  Special Events Records, 1963-1977 (bulk 1972-1974)

Extent: LF 1.60
Language(s): In English.

Scope and Content Note

Records dealing mainly with the "Old San Francisco Waterfront Fair & Nautical Exposition," which was produced by Theme Events Limited and held July through September 1973.
Proposal, contract, press statement, insurance policies, permits, attendance reports, correspondence, and newspaper articles. General permits issued to individuals for other special events are also in the series.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.
S069.01-B003

File Unit 0001.  Artifacts loan (Theme Events Limited), 1973

Extent: Folder 1.
S069.01-B003

File Unit 0002.  Attendance records (Old S.F. Waterfront Fair and Nautical Exposition), 1971-1973

Extent: Folder 1.
S069.01-B003

File Unit 0003.  Concession contract (Theme Events Limited), 1972

Extent: Folder 1.
S069.01-B003

File Unit 0004.  Correspondence (general), 1963, 1975-1976

Extent: Folder 1.
S069.01-B003

File Unit 0005.  Correspondence (Old S.F. Waterfront Fair and Nautical Exposition), 1972-1974

Extent: Folder 3.
S069.01-B003

File Unit 0006.  Insurance policies (lists), 1974-1977

Extent: Folder 1.
S069.01-B003

File Unit 0007.  Incident logbook (Old S.F. Waterfront Fair & Nautical Exposition), 1973

Extent: volume 1.
S069.01-B003

File Unit 0008.  Newspaper articles (Old S.F. Waterfront Fair & Nautical Exposition), 1973

Extent: Folder 1.
S069.01-B003

File Unit 0009.  Permits (general), 1972-1973

Extent: Folder 3.
S069.01-B003

File Unit 0010.  Permits (photography), 1973-1977

Extent: Folder 1.
S069.01-B003

File Unit 0011.  Plan (Old S.F. Waterfront Fair and Nautical Exposition), 1973

Extent: Folder 1.

Scope and Content Note

Oversized stored in Drawer B6.15
S069.01-B003

File Unit 0012.  Press statement (Hyde Street Pier action), 1973

Extent: Folder 1.

Scope and Content Note

Ref: law suit filed by Oceanic Society and Citizen's Advisory Committee against State Director of Parks and Recreation William Penn Mott.
S069.01-B003

File Unit 0013.  Proposal (Theme Events Limited), 1972

Extent: Folder 1.
S069.01-B004 ::S069.01-B005 ::S069.01-B006

Series 0005.  Hyde Street Pier Logbooks, 1969-1977 (bulk 1972-1977)

Extent: LF 1.15
Language(s): In English.

Scope and Content Note

Logbooks kept by swing and graveyard shift crew members on historic ships (Eureka, Wapama, Thayer).
Series includes a "Captain's Log" for the Environmental Living Program, plus an incident log and a Ranger's log.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.
S069.01-B004

File Unit 0001.  Logbook (watch), 1969

Extent: volume 1.
S069.01-B004

File Unit 0002.  Logbook (watch), 1971

Extent: volume 1.
S069.01-B004

File Unit 0003.  Logbook (incidents), 1971

Extent: volume 1.
S069.01-B004

File Unit 0004.  logbook (watch), 1972

Extent: volume 1.
S069.01-B004

File Unit 0005.  Logbook (Ranger), 1973

Extent: volume 2.

Scope and Content Note

Small in size, very brief entries. (Adhesive label on one cover: 1972; date written inside: 1973)
S069.01-B005

File Unit 0006.  Logbook (Environmental Living), 1973

Extent: volume 1.
S069.01-B005

File Unit 0007.  Logbook (watch), 1973

Extent: volume 1.
S069.01-B005

File Unit 0008.  Logbook (watch), 1974

Extent: volume 1.
S069.01-B005

File Unit 0009.  Logbook (Ranger), 1975

Extent: volume 1.
S069.01-B006

File Unit 0010.  Logbook (watch), 1975

Extent: volume 1.
S069.01-B006

File Unit 0011.  Logbook (watch), 1976

Extent: volume 1.
S069.01-B006

File Unit 0012.  Logbook (watch), 1977

Extent: volume 1.
S069.01-B006

Series 0006.  Publications, (ca. 1963)-1977 (bulk (ca.1963)-1977)

Extent: Folder .10
Language(s): In English.

Scope and Content Note

Series contains booklets, post cards, and various brochures.

Arrangement

Arranged by document type within one folder.
S069.01-B006

File Unit 0001.  Booklets, etc., (ca. 1963)-1977

Extent: Folder 1.
S069.01-B006

Series 0007.  Periodical articles, 1962-1977 (bulk 1962-1977)

Extent: LF .10
Language(s): In English.

Scope and Content Note

Articles about the Park from the periodicals "News and Views," " P.G.&E. Progress," and "Sea."

Arrangement

Arranged in chronological order.
S069.01-B006

File Unit 0001.  Articles, 1962-1977

Extent: Folder 1.

Scope and Content Note

Articles include: "California's Historic Fleet," "San Francisco Maritime State Park: Restored Vessels Recall Colorful Pacific Coast Sailing History, and "Karl Kortum, The Maritime Museum's Most Formidable Antiquarian."
S069.01-B006

Series 0008.  Security Records, 1965-1977 (bulk 1972-1977)

Extent: LF 1.25
Language(s): In English.

Scope and Content Note

Crime, visitor accident, visitor incident, and damage reports.
Reports written on official State forms.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.
S069.01-B006

File Unit 0001.  Correspondence, plans, etc. (fire alarm system), 1965-1973

Extent: Folder 1.

Scope and Content Note

Oversized plans in Drawer B6.15.
S069.01-B006

File Unit 0002.  Reports (crime), 1971-1977

Extent: Folder 1.
S069.01-B006

File Unit 0003.  Reports (damage), 1972-1977

Extent: Folder 1.
S069.01-B006

File Unit 0004.  Reports (visitor accident), 1971-1977

Extent: Folder 1.

Scope and Content Note

File contains five 3-1/2" x 3-1/2" B/W photo prints and one negative strip.
S069.01-B006

File Unit 0005.  Reports (visitor incident), 1972-1977

Extent: Folder 1.

Scope and Content Note

Visitor Incident Reports are 4" x 6" cards (State Form DPR 405).
S069.01-B006

Series 0009.  Museum Vessel Records, 1959-1975 (bulk 1959)

Extent: LF .20
Language(s): In English.

Scope and Content Note

Series consists of correspondence files, an announcement and a report by Karl Kortum.

Arrangement

Alphabetical arrangement.
S069.01-B007

File Unit 0001.  Announcement (Help Save the Hercules), undated

Extent: Folder 1.
S069.01-B007

File Unit 0002.  Correspondence (C.A. Thayer schooner restoration), 1959

Extent: Folder 1.
S069.01-B007

File Unit 0003.  Correspondence (vessel restoration and maintenance), 1959-1970

Extent: Folder 1.

Scope and Content Note

Includes a pencil-on-paper architectural drawing of BALCLUTHA Captain's Cabin barrier, 1963 (from accession SAFR-02210). In addition there is C.A. THAYER and WAPAMA information.
S069.01-B007

File Unit 0004.  Correspondence (Wapama steam schooner), 1975

Extent: Folder 1.
S069.01-B007

Series 0010.  Aquatic Park Records, 1961-1977 (bulk 1961-1977)

Extent: LF 1.35
Language(s): In English.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence regarding the Haslett Warehouse, and feasibility report for the Proposed Aquatic Park Garage.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by folder title.
S069.01-B007

File Unit 0001.  Correspondence (Haslett Warehouse), 1961-1968

Extent: Folder 1.
S069.01-B007

File Unit 0002.  Correspondence (Haslett Warehouse), 1971-1977

Extent: Folder 1.
S069.01-B007

File Unit 0003.  Report (feasibility), 1967

Extent: Folder 1.

Scope and Content Note

Feasibility Report for the Proposed Queen Victoria Garage, Aquatic Park, September 1967.
S069.01-B007

File Unit 0004.  Specifications (Maritime Plaza/Victorian Park), 1961-1974

Extent: Folder 1.

Scope and Content Note

Oversized plan in Drawer B6.15
S069.01-B007

Series 0011.  Exhibit Department Records, undated (bulk undated)

Extent: LF .10
Language(s): In English.

Scope and Content Note

Series comprised of one folder containing design layout boards and negatives for interpretive panels.

Arrangement

Material arranged by size within folder.
S069.01-B007

File Unit 0001.  Interpretive panels, undated

Extent: Folder 1.

Scope and Content Note

File includes two 5" x 7" B/W negatives (Buoy exhibit and Ferry Boat No. 5 Crank and Pin drawing).
S069.01-B007

Series 0012.  Scrapbooks, 1955-1963 (bulk 1956-1958)

Extent: LF .20
Language(s): In English.

Scope and Content Note

Scrapbook pages with newspaper clippings, pictures, brochures, correspondence (State, City/County, Park, Museum), memos, press releases, and articles.
Main topics are the vessel collection of the Park, the S.F. Maritime Museum, Ferry Building Maritime Park, Project X and the proposed freeway and bridge to Tiburon.
All pages have holes punched for 3-ring binder.

Arrangement

Original arrangement.
S069.01-B007

File Unit 0001.  Scrapbook, 1955-1963

Extent: Folder 3.
S069.01-B007::S069.1-B008

Series 0013.  Interpretive Department Records, 1969-1976 (bulk 1974-1976)

Extent: LF .4
Language(s): In English.

Scope and Content Note

Records of the Interpretive Department, on State forms.
Forms include Facility Data Sheet (DPR 472), Schedule for Maintenance or Housekeeping (DPR 473), Facility Inspection Record (DPR 474), Project Request (DPR 503F). Forms completed by Historian-Exhibit Specialist Glen Burch and Park Aids William Linton, E.C. Redig and Joe McCummins.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.
S069.01-B008

File Unit 0001.  Alma (scow schooner), 1974, 1976

Extent: Folder 1.
S069.01-B008

File Unit 0002.  C.A. Thayer (3m schooner), 1975

Extent: Folder 3.
S069.01-B008

File Unit 0003.  Eureka (ferry, sidewheel), 1974-1975

Extent: Folder 2.
S069.01-B008

File Unit 0004.  Hyde Street Pier, 1969-1976

Extent: Folder 2.
S069.01-B008

File Unit 0005.  Wapama (steam schooner), 1975-1977

Extent: Folder 1.
S069.01-B009

Series 0014.  Equipment Index, 1963 (bulk 1963)

Extent: LF .5
Language(s): In English.

Scope and Content Note

Typed 3" x 5" index cards containing information about each piece of equipment in the Park.
Headings include Acct. Pay, Acct. Surveyed, Expendable Accountable, Expendable Equipment, Accountable Equipment, Equip. Not Yet Recorded, Equip. Code No's, Blank Cards, Key Holders, Unassigned, Keys & Locks, Catalog Index, Transfer Acct. Property, Acct. Property Surveyed - dead, Personnel Property Cards, Fire Fighting Eq., and First Aid.

Arrangement

Arrangement is in original order, following headings.
S069.01-B008

File Unit 0001.  Index cards, 1963

Extent: Box 1.

Scope and Content Note

Cards fill half a 6-1/2" x 12" (16.6 cm x 30.7cm) box.
S069.01 B08

Series 0015.  Miscellaneous, 1936-1982

Extent: 1 1/2" of documents Box 5 folders

Scope and Content Note

Various records that do not fall into the other listed series.
SAFR-1175, SAFR 9400 comprises photocopies of clippings.
S069.01-B008

File Unit 0001.  Miscellaneous documents: accretion of publications and clippings. Photocopies, reproduction of vessel drawings, one sepia tone photograph., Inclusive (1936-1982)

Extent: folders 5.
Physical Description: Some original documents, mostly clippings copied onto archival paper stock.