Consists of ephemeral materials, city records and clippings relating to the city of San Francisco and its citizens. Materials
date from the 1850s to the present, the bulk from the 20th century. Subjects cover a diverse array of San Francisco history
and primarily pertain to: municipal government; city planning; urban policy; environmental engineering; transportation; social
history; labor history; community relations; notable events; public events, fairs and celebrations; and various aspects of
local popular culture. Subjects also relate to specific local entities, such as: businesses; schools, colleges and universities;
political parties; and associations, groups and clubs. Specific places are also found here, including: buildings; public spaces;
bodies of water; and transportation terminals.
Copyright has not been assigned to the San Francisco Public Library. 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.