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Finding Aid to the Fang Family San Francisco Examiner Photograph Archive Photographic Print Files, circa 1874-2000 (bulk 1911-2000)
BANC PIC 2006.029--PIC  
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The San Francisco Examiner photographic print files consist of the news photographs collected by the San Francisco Examiner library. Many are prints from negatives shot by staff photographers, while others originated with wire services or as submissions from individuals or agencies. The photographs encompass the full spectrum of local, national, and international events, including state, local, and national government, politics, military conflicts, society, sports, fashion, the arts, crime, accidents, transportation, urban and suburban development, and human interest stories. While some submitted photographs date to the 19th century, the vast majority are 20th century.
The San Francisco Examiner was acquired by George Hearst in 1880 and given to his son, William Randolph Hearst, in 1887. It was the founding cornerstone of the Hearst media empire, and remained part of the Hearst Corporation’s holdings until it was sold, in 2000, to the Fang family of San Francisco. In 2004 the Examiner was sold again, to Philip Anschutz’s Clarity Media Group.
1,075 cartons, 258 oversize boxes (circa 850,000 photographic prints)
Collection is open for research.