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  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Accruals
  • Historical Note
  • Scope and Content of Collection

  • Title: San Francisco Public Library collection
    Date (inclusive): 1885-1945
    Collection Number: 2002C30
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of the Material: English, French, and other languages.
    Physical Description: 6 cubic foot boxes (6.0 linear feet)
    Abstract: Pamphlets relating primarily to World Wars I and II in Europe and to other aspects of 20th century European history. Collected by the San Francisco Public Library.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Creator: San Francisco Public Library


    Collection is open for research.
    The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to copies of audiovisual items. To listen to sound recordings or to view videos or films during your visit, please contact the Archives at least two working days before your arrival. We will then advise you of the accessibility of the material you wish to see or hear. Please note that not all audiovisual material is immediately accessible.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], San Francisco Public Library collection, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 2002.


    Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Historical Note

    The San Francisco Public Library opened in 1879 after the Rogers Act, which created a board of trustees and a property tax to fund the library, was enacted by Governor William Irwin. In 2015, the main library and 27 branch libraries make up the public library system of the city of San Francisco, California.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    This collection consists of pamphlets relating primarily to World War I and World War II in Europe, and some relating to 20th century European history in general. These pamphlets were collected by the San Francisco Public Library and bound into books based on their respective categories. The titles are those given by the Library.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    San Francisco Public Library.
    Europe--History--20th century.
    World War, 1914-1918.
    World War, 1939-1945.