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San Francisco History Center, San Francisco Public Library
San Francisco Public Library
100 Larkin Street
San Francisco, California 94102
Phone: (415) 557-4567
Email: sfhistory@sfpl.org
Collections with online items: 11
Physical collections: 162
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Agnos (Art) papers

This collection documents the political career of Art Agnos, who represented the 16th district in the California Assembly from 1976 to 1988 and was mayor of San Francisco from 1988-1992.

 
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Gonong (Maxine) Papers

Correspondence, documents, photographs, speech notes, newspaper columns, research notes and clippings, and other materials relating to Gonong's roles as a foreign service officer in the Philippine Consulate General of San Francisco, as a public speaker in that capacity along the...

 
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Holdredge (Helen) Collection

The collection contains research materials and draft manuscripts for Holdredge's books on Mary Ellen Pleasant, Thomas and Teresa Bell, Lola Montez, Isaiah W. Lees, and Lillie Hitchcock Coit. It also includes some correspondence about her research and speaking engagements, as...

 
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I. Magnin & Co. Records

Photographs, videos, printed materials, papers, and a small amount of audio and film documenting the San Francisco-based department store, from its early days as a local shop through its expansion into a regional and then a national chain via mergers...

 
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McLaren (John) Collection

Diaries, daybooks, writings, correspondence, newsclippings, scrapbooks, photographs, books, and artifacts created and/or collected by McLaren and his granddaughter, Martha "Matie" McLaren Daniels. The collection documents McLaren's gardening, landscape design, and landscape architecture work for private estates; his travels within the...

 
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Nelson (Sonny) Papers

Newspaper clippings, photos, magazines, writings, correspondence, ephemera, and audio recordings documenting the work and interests of jazz musician and night club owner Sonny Nelson. Much of the collection is about the San Francisco North Beach night club the Cellar (aka...

 
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People vs. Owen Bathhouse Closure Litigation Records

Court documents and other records related to the case People of the State of California, ex rel. George Agnost, et al. vs. Ima Jean Owen, et al. (Superior Court No. 830-321), aka People vs. Owen, filed October 10, 1984, by...

 
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San Francisco Arts Festival Photographs and Records

The San Francisco Arts Festival Photographs and Records consist of photographic prints, slides, negatives, and a small amount of written and ephemeral records documenting the annual festival that was sponsored by the San Francisco Art Commission.

San Francisco General Hospital AIDS Ward 5B/5A Archives

Scrapbooks, communication books, head nurses' files, correspondence, videotapes, publications, and memorabilia collected by the nursing staff of AIDS Ward 5B/5A at San Francisco General Hospital, the first dedicated AIDS hospital ward in the U.S. The collection documents daily life on...

San Francisco Unified School District Records

This collection documents the San Francisco Unified School District's history through materials collected by the Teachers Professional Library beginning in 1854, the fourth year of the Department of Common Schools, as it was then known. While there are materials from...

Sandoval (Judith) Visitacion Valley Gift of Stories Collection

The Judith Sandoval Visitacion Valley Gift of Stories Collection consists of over 4,000 black and white photographs of varying sizes, contact sheets, negatives and images on CDs of the Visitacion Valley community between 1998 and 2005.