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Finding Aid to the Family Service Agency of San Francisco Records, 1869-2010
SFH 50  
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Description
Admission and discharge ledgers for babies and children, minutes, miscellaneous correspondence and administrative records, program publications and ephemera, scrapbooks, building plans, and a small amount of photographs documenting the activities of the Family Service Agency of San Francisco from before its inception as Associated Charities in 1889 through its current role as a multiservice nonprofit agency.
Background
Family Service Agency was founded in 1889 as Associated Charities, the first general, nonsectarian relief organization in San Francisco. It began as a charity organization society, coordinating with individual charities that provided direct relief and itself providing immediate temporary relief to families, while working to raise standards amongst all charities.
Extent
4 cartons, 2 boxes, 4 flat boxes, 3 flat file folders, 5 framed plans, 1 oversize photo folders (10.0 cubic ft.)
Restrictions
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.
Availability
The collection is open for research, with photographs available during Photo Desk hours. Please call the San Francisco History Center for hours and information at 415-557-4567.