Consists of a variety of ephemera relating to people widely known and relatively unknown in San Francisco, the greater Bay
Area, and California. Bulk of ephemera relates to forty-niners, gold rush-era miners, and members of The Society of California
Pioneers. The collection also includes materials pertaining to: members of the San Francisco Committee of Vigilance; prominent
nineteenth- and early twentieth-century San Franciscans such as political and civic leaders, and early explorers; police and
fire chiefs; attorneys and judges; artists, writers, and actors; musicians, conductors, and composers; businessmen, merchants,
and other ordinary citizens. Also contains family trees, family histories, and other genealogical documents.