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Guide to the Joseph L. Alioto Papers> 1958-1977(Bulk 1968-1974)
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Description
This collection documents the two-term administration of Mayor Joseph L. Alioto during the years of 1967 to 1976, with the bulk of the collection covering the years 1968 to 1974. The papers provide a broad, policy-level view of the Alioto years. The collection is rich in housing and redevelopment files.
Background
Joseph Lawrence Alioto was born February 12, 1916 in San Francisco to Giuseppe and Domenica Alioto. His father, a Sicilian imimgrant, was a successful San Francisco fish wholesaler. Alioto graduated Magna Cum Laude from St. Mary's College, Moraga, California, in 1937 where he was student body president and valedictorian. In 1940, he graduated Catholic University of America Law School, Washington D.C. He received honorary Doctor of Law degrees from St. Mary's College, Santa Clara University and Catholic University of America.
Extent
22.6 cubic ft. (16 boxes),6 scrapbooks, 1 map folder
Restrictions
Copyright has 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 and the copyright.
Availability
Collection is open for research. Some housing documents in Box 8, Folder 41 and Box 9, Folders 2, 4, and 5, are restricted through the year, 2021, with a review to take place in 2006. The names of minors have been redacted in police reports in Box 16, Folders 12 and 32.