A guide to the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park event photographs, 1979-2001

Processed by: Amy Croft.
San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park
Building E, Fort Mason
San Francisco, CA 94123
Phone: 415-561-7030
Fax: 415-556-3540
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2012

A Guide to the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park event photographs

P09-008

San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, National Park Service
2012, National Park Service

Title: San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park event photographs
Date: 1979-2001
Identifier/Call Number: P09-008 (SAFR 22236)
Creator: San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park (Agency : U.S.)
Physical Description: 65 items.
Repository: San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, Historic Documents Department
Building E, Fort Mason
San Francisco, CA 94123
Abstract: The San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park event photographs, 1979-2001 (SAFR 22236, P09-008) consists of photographs and audiovisual materials from annual events and special events held at the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park from 1979-2001. The collection is described at the series level with file unit and items listed, and is open for use without restriction.
Physical Location: San Francisco Maritime NHP, Historic Documents Department
Language(s): In English.

Access

This collection is open for use unless otherwise noted.

Publication and Use Rights

Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the researcher's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

Processing Note

Note on Description: The descriptions in this collection guide were compiled using the best available sources of information. Such sources include the creator's annotations or descriptions, collection accession files, primary and secondary source material and subject matter experts. While every effort was made to provide accurate information, in the event that you find any errors in this guide please contact the reference staff in order for us to evaulate and make corrections to this guide.
Please cite the title and collection number in any correspondence with our staff.
Additions to the collection are expected.
Materials located in: Document box that holds collections P08-001 to P09-012; Oversized folder; Oversized box that holds P09-003 to P09-008; Video storage.

Preferred Citation

[Item description], [Location within collection organization identified by Collection Number/Series Number/File Unit Number/Item Number], P09-008 (SAFR 22236), San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park event photographs, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

Acquisition Information

SAFR-00401
SAFR-00721, SAFR-02040, SAFR-01459
Accession SAFR-00401 consists of photographic prints and negatives of various vessels and scenes around Hyde Street Pier and Victorian Park, circa 1961-1977. These materials were found in a desk drawer by Sue Garfield and were accessioned on October 4, 1991. Most of the photographs in this accession have been cataloged as P91-078, SAFR 22247. The photographs from Fleet Week in 1984 have been cataloged here as P09-008, SAFR 22236.
Accession SAFR-02040 was accessioned on May 26, 2009. Many items were cataloged separately as objects. The photographs received in this accession have been cataloged in this collection.
Accession SAFR-00721 was received in 1993 as a field collection found at the park's Hyde Street branch library in 1986. The videotape reel was accrued to P09-008 on April 2, 2012. The other videocassette tape from SAFR-00721 has been cataloged as P93-051.
Accession SAFR-01459 was received in 1999 as a field collection filmed by park staff on September 12, 1998. The videocassettes were accrued to P09-008 on July 30, 2012.

Historical or Biographical Note

Contains photographs and audiovisual materials from events held in the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park (established in 1988) and events in the park under its prior name of Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) National Maritime Museum (in existence from 1977-1988).

Collection Scope and Content

The San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park event photographs, 1979-2001 (SAFR 22236, P09-008) consists of photographs and audiovisual materials from annual events and special events held at the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park from 1979-2001. The collection is described at the series level with file unit and items listed, and is open for use without restriction.
Includes photographs and audiovisual materials documenting Festival of the Sea from 1979-1998, Fleet Week in 1984, Nash Bridges press conference in 1997, and group photographs of San Francisco Maritime staff from 1991-2001.
Among the Festival of the Sea materials are videocassettes documenting a reunion of former chantey sing leaders in 1998.

Collection Arrangement

Arranged into two series: Series 1: Annual Events; Series 2: Special Events. Arranged chronologically within each series/subseries/file unit.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Press conferences
Festival of the Sea
Fleet Week
San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park (Agency : U.S.)
Black-and-white prints
Black-and-white negatives
Color prints (photographs)
Videotapes

Collection Contents

Shared letter document box; film storage

Series 1.  Annual events, 1979-1995

Extent: 58 items

Scope and Content Note

Contains photographs and videotapes from the Festival of the Sea and Fleet Week.
Shared letter document box; film storage

Subseries 1.1.  Festival of the Sea, 1979; 1989 or 1995; 1998

Extent: 19 items

Scope and Content Note

Contains videotapes and photographs from Festival of the Sea on Hyde Street Pier. One reel of 1/2" videotape (Sony brand V-30H) containing footage from the Festival of the Sea, September 1-3, 1979. Content cannot be described until the tape is transferred to a format readable by museum's equipment. (SAFR-00721) is located in video storage.
14 color photographic prints of various sizes (3.5 x 4.5 in., 4 x 5 in., 4 x 6 in.) from the Festival of the Sea, August 26-27, 1989, or August 26-27, 1995. Shows people playing musical instruments, children in a rowboat, people tying knots, people wearing life preservers, and the vessels ALMA, BALCLUTHA, DIXIE, HAWAIIAN CHIEFTAN and POLARIS. (SAFR-02040) in Folder 1 in document box. Note: These photographs were taken on August 26-27, Saturday and Sunday. These two dates fell on a weekend in 1989 and 1995 but it is unknown which year these photographs were taken.
4 color videocassettes with sound containing footage of a chantey sing reunion on September 12, 1998, aboard C.A. THAYER (built 1895; schooner, 3m). The event was part of the Festival of the Sea activities at Hyde Street Pier. Previous leaders of the monthly chantey sings are present. Performers include Dave Nettle, Celeste Bernardo, Revell Carr Jr., Peter Kasin, Louis Killen, and others. The group sings various chanteys with audience participation. Collection consists of (2) camera original Video8 8mm master videocassettes and (2) VHS 1/2" videocassettes copies of the master 8mm videos. Running time of tape #1 is 2 hours. Running time of tape #2 is 1 hour and 12 minutes. Digitized copies of the VHS tapes are available.
 

Subseries 1.2.  Fleet Week, 1984

Extent: 39 items

Scope and Content Note

Contains photographs from Fleet Week in 1984. Fleet Week, 1984 October 13. Shows people watching the airshow, vessels in the San Francisco Bay, and Aquatic Park. 37 black-and-white negatives, 35 mm; 2 contact sheets (37 images). (SAFR-00401) In Folder 1 in document box.
Flat file; Oversized Box

Series 2.  Special events, 1991-2001

Extent: 7 items

Scope and Content Note

Contains photographs from press conferences, staff events and group photographs.
Flat file folder

Subseries 2.1.  Press conferences, 1997

Extent: 3 items (3 items mounted and matted on one 12.25 x 27 in. board)

Scope and Content Note

Nash Bridges press conference photographs and article, 1997 August 18. Don Johnson and "Nash Bridges Productions" donated 23 tons of lumber for the ferry EUREKA's preservation and there was a press conference held on August 18, 1997, to commemorate this donation. Don Johnson played the character Nash Bridges on the television show of the same name, which was filmed on the EUREKA.
Includes a color photograph of Cheech and Don Johnson, signed by the actors. 3 items mounted and matted on one 12.25 x 27 in. board (1 color computer printout, 1 black-and-white photograph, 6.5 x 9 in., 1 black-and-white copy of a newspaper article and photograph, 4 x 7.5 in.) (SAFR-02040) In oversized folder in flat file.
Oversized box

Subseries 2.2.  Staff events and group photographs, 1991-2001

Extent: 4 items

Scope and Content Note

Contains group photographs of staff members.
 

File Unit 01.  Group photographs, 1991-2001

Extent: 4 photographs.

Scope and Content Note

In chronological order.
Folder 1

Item No. 01.  Group photograph of twelve people on Hyde Street Pier with Balclutha (built 1886; ship, 3m) and Alma (built 1891; scow schooner) in the background, 1991 September 21

Creator/Collector: Danford, Steve
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 color print, 8 x 12 in. taped to mat (12.5 x 17 in.)

Scope and Content Note

People pictured include San Francisco Maritime NHP Superintendent Bill Thomas, Pacific West Region Director William Penn Mott, and Golden Gate National Recreation Area Superintendent Brian O'Neill.
Folder 2

Item No. 02.  Advisory Commission of the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, 1991 November 20

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 color print, 7 x 10 in. Print and caption information mounted on board with a double mat (15.25 x 16 in.)

Scope and Content Note

Photograph of: Thomas J. Patterson (vice-chairman), Gordon W. Spencer, David E. Nelson (chairman), Phil Nash, Patrick J. Flanagan, Gunnar Lundeberg, Kathryn Gualtieri, Frances M. McAteer (secretary), Neil D. Chaitin, Nan McGuire, John M. Barbieri, Al J. Falchi.
Folder 3

Item No. 03.  Secretary of the Interior Gail Norton with eleven San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park staff members on Hyde Street Pier, 2001 April

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 9.5 x 13.5 in., matted on 14.5 x 18.5 in. board

Scope and Content Note

Staff members are in front of BALCLUTHA and include (from left to right): Jamie White, Bill Thomas, John Muir, John Conway, John Cunnane, Ron Oaks, Mark Hayman, Peter Kasin, William (Bill) Doll, Dave Hauck, Christine Baird.
Folder 4

Item No. 04.  San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park Staff portrait, 2001 April

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 10 x 13 in., matted on 15 x 18 in. board

Scope and Content Note

Photograph of approximately 55 staff members. Includes separate identification key that lists all staff names.