Register of the Margaret McMurray Papers

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The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.


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Register of the Margaret McMurray Papers

Collection number: MSS 87-31

UCSF Library & CKM

Archives and Special Collections

University of California, San Francisco

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  • UCSF Library & CKM
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James Ryan
© 1997. The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Margaret McMurray Papers
Collection number: MSS 87-31
Creator: McMurray, Margaret
Extent: 2 Cartons
Repository: University of California, San Francisco. Library. Archives and Special Collections.
San Francisco, California 94143-0840
Shelf location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Language: English.

Administrative Information


Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Margaret McMurray Papers, MSS 87-31, Archives & Special Collections, UCSF Library & CKM


This collection relates to several citizen run organizations which existed in the Haight Ashbury neighborhood in the 1970's. They were donated to UCSF Special Collections by Margaret McMurray, RN. who was active in these and other community organizing efforts during this period.
The Haight Ashbury Health Committee (HAHC) served as a forum for community residents and health care workers to organize and improve health resources in the neighborhood. HAHC records include minutes, reports and other papers generated by the Committee as well as related community heath materials. The bulk of these files reflect the period of 1971-75.
Haight Ashbury Senior Services (HASS) was a project funded in 1975 by the San Francisco Office of Aging, under title III of the Older Americans Act. It provided information, referral and follow up services for people over age 60 who lived in the Haight Ashbury. HASS files cover the project's activities from 1975-80. Related and predating materials are included from 1972-75.
HANC, the Haight Ashbury Neighborhood Council, was a community organizing effort begun in the early 1960's to monitor and improve housing and neighborhood planning. This collection of records relates to HANC activities from 1972-82. A number of earlier documents from other agencies which relate to urban planning and housing in the area are included. A number of files contain materials addressing the relationship between UCSF and the surrounding neighborhood.
The final record group, entitled Haight Ashbury Neighborhood, is an organic collection of community based periodicals and ephemera which relate to multiple community issues.
Together these papers record several important community based efforts to foster increased health, services and a better overall environment for the vibrant urban neighborhood adjacent to UCSF during the rapidly changing decade of the 1970's.

Scope and Content

Collection includes correpondence, pamphlets, minutes, reports.



Carton  Carton 1. , Folder 1.

HAHC Minutes 1971-72

Folder  2.

HAHC Minutes 1973

Folder  3.

HAHC Minutes 1974

Folder  4.

HAHC Minutes 1975

Folder  5.

HAHC Correspondence File 1973

Folder  6.

HAHC Correspondence File 1974

Folder  7.

HAHC Correspondence File 1975

Folder  8.

HAHC Committee on Alcoholism ( 10/73 -12/74)

Folder  9.

Haight Ashbury Center for Alcohol Problems ( 10/73 -10/75)

Folder  10.

Alcoholism - Services and Trends

Folder  11.

Haight Ashbury Free Medical Clinic

Folder  12.

Haight Ashbury Community Health Coordination Project - 1974

Folder  13.

People's Medical School

Folder  14.

Sunset Mental Health Services 1969

Folder  15.

SF Assn. Mental Health - Task Force on Homosexuality - 1971



Folder  16.

Area Planning Agency for Aging ( 1/72 -3/76)

Folder  17.

SF Commission On Aging ( 8/75 -8/76)

Folder  18.

SF Commission on Aging - Community Advisory Council ( 1974)

Folder  19.

HASS Funding Proposals and Contracts ( 1975-77)

Folder  20.

HASS Files ( 8/75 -11/77)

Folder  21.

HASS Files ( 1/79 -8/80)

Folder  22.

Aging: Issues and Trends (monographs and clippings)

Folder  23.

Aging: Miscellaneous Newsletters



Folder  24.

HANC: Bylaws and Articles of Incorporation

Folder  25.

HANC: 1972-74

Folder  26.

HANC: 1975

Folder  27.

HANC: 1976

Folder  28.

HANC: 1977

Folder  29.

HANC: 1978

Folder  30.

HANC: 1979

Folder  31.

HANC: 1980-82

Folder  32.

SF Community Renewal Program ( 1965)

Folder  33.

Haight Ashbury Community Development Corporation ( 1972-75)

Folder  34.

SF Planning Dept: "Haight Ashbury Community Services" ( 1973)

Folder  35.

UCSF: "Long Range Development Plan" ( 1974)

Folder  36.

SF Urban Renewal: Rehabilitation Assistance Program ( 1975)

Folder  37.

Tank Hill / Ponderosa Pines Development Battle ( 1975-77)



Folder  38.

Town Meeting 1976

Folder  39.

Resource Guides (various)

Folder  40.

Haight Ashbury Neighborhood (misc)

Folder  41.

Hippies - circa 1967 (clippings)

Folder  42.

Haight Action - scattered issues ( 1973-74)

Folder  43.

Haight Ashbury Newspaper - scattered issues ( 1978-79)

Folder  44.

Touch (newspaper of White Panther Party) 9/71