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A guide to the San Francisco Maritime Museum records, 1921-1979
HDC0649 (SAFR 9386)  
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Description
The San Francisco Maritime Museum records consist of textual records in nine series: Organizational records, Financial records, Correspondence, Library records, Museum Vessel records, Museum Publications, Manuscripts, Periodical Articles and Newspaper Articles. The bulk of the collection dates are 1963 to 1977; inclusive dates are 1921 to 1978. The Museum was dedicated on May 27, 1951 in the Casino Building of Aquatic Park. Mrs. Alma de Brettville Spreckles and Karl Kortum were the lead individuals. The first vessel of the Historic Fleet was the Balclutha, purchased in 1954.
Background
The San Francisco Maritime Museum Association was incorporated in California on January 6, 1950. The formal dedication of the San Francisco Maritime Museum occurred on May 27, 1951 in the Casino Building of Aquatic Park.
Extent
27 linear ft.
Restrictions
Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the researcher's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.
Availability
This collection is open for use unless otherwise noted.