This collection is comprised of documents buried in a time capsule commemorating the dedication of a new State Compensation
Insurance Fund building on April 25, 1960 at 525 Golden Gate Avenue in San Francisco.
The State Compensation Insurance Fund was established in 1914 by the California Legislature as part of the passage of the
Workmen's Compensation Insurance and Safety Act, also known as the Boynton Act. The statute created a compulsory, no-fault
workers' compensation system in which employers are required to carry insurance to cover employees who are injured or become
ill on the job. The Fund provides workers' compensation insurance to California employers at cost, in competition with private
insurance carriers. It is the largest provider of workers' compensation insurance in California.
1 box, 2 flat boxes
(ca. 2.5 cubic ft.)
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.
The collection is open for research. Please call the San Francisco History Center for hours and information at 415-557-4567.