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Finding Aid of the Biographical File Collection BIO FILES
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Description
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.
Extent
34.6 Linear feet
Restrictions
Property rights reside with The Society of California Pioneers. All requests for permission to reproduce or publish must be submitted in writing to the Librarian.
Availability
Collection is open by appointment for research.