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Book Arts and Special Collections Center, San Francisco Public Library
San Francisco Public Library
100 Larkin Street
San Francisco, California 94102
Phone: (415) 557-4567
Fax: (415) 437-4849
Email: info@sfpl.org
Physical collections: 6
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Burton (Virginia Lee) Maybelle the Cable Car Collection

The collection contains the original manuscript and illustrations for the popular children's book written and illustrated by Virginia Lee Burton. Published in 1952, tells the story of the 1947 fight to save the cable cars in San Francisco.

Eric Hoffer Papers

The collection contains the notebooks, clippings, AV recordings, and photographs of Eric Hoffer, who wrote a best-seller while working on the docks of San Francisco and became known as America's "longshoreman philosopher."

Grabhorn Letterpress Printing Ephemera Collection

The collection contains ephemeral materials printed with metal or wood type using a letterpress. Ephemeral materials include: prospectuses, notices, fliers, postcards, broadsides, bookmarks, chapbooks, pamphlets and small books/accordion fold books. The collection dates range from 950 CE (China) to present,...

Grabhorn Type Specimen Collection

The collection contains type specimens in various forms, including booklets, brochures, pamphlets, sheets, posters, and portfolios, from the 18th Century to the present. Additions to the collection are ongoing. The bulk of the specimens are printed in the US and...

Lois Lenski's San Francisco Boy Papers

The collection contains the original artwork, page proofs, and book dummy for the children's book written and illustrated by Lois Lenski. Published in 1955 by J.B. Lippincott, is a work of historical fiction geared towards middle grade readers depicting the...

Pete Winslow Papers

The collection contains the personal records, correspondence, manuscripts, published works, photographs, and audio recordings of Pete Winslow, a surrealist poet associated with the Beat Generation. The collection also contains publications about him as well as the works of other writers...