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Alioto (Joseph L.) papers
SFH 5  
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This collection documents the two-term administration of Mayor Joseph L. Alioto during the years of 1968 to 1976, with the bulk of the collection covering the years 1968 to 1974. The papers provide a broad, policy-level view of the Alioto years. The collection is rich in housing and redevelopment files.
Joseph Lawrence Alioto was born February 12, 1916 in San Francisco to Giuseppe and Domenica Alioto. His father, a Sicilian imimgrant, was a successful San Francisco fish wholesaler. Alioto graduated Magna Cum Laude from St. Mary's College, Moraga, California, in 1937 where he was student body president and valedictorian. In 1940, he graduated Catholic University of America Law School, Washington D.C. He received honorary Doctor of Law degrees from St. Mary's College, Santa Clara University and Catholic University of America.
37 cubic feet (36 boxes, 1 map folder, 6 oversized volumes)
Copyright has been assigned to the San Francisco Public Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the City Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the San Francisco Public Library as the owner of the physical items and the copyright.
Collection is available for research during San Francisco History Center hours. Previously restricted housing documents in Box 8, Folder 41 and Box 9, Folders 2, 4, and 5, were released in July of 2021. The names of minors have been redacted in police reports in Box 16, Folders 12 and 32.