Scope and Content of Collection
Title: Tobacco Free Project, San Francisco Department of Public Health Records,
Date (inclusive): 1989-2001
Collection number: MSS 98-15
San Francisco (Calif.). Depart. of Public Health
15.5 linear ft.
89 digital objects
University of California, San Francisco. Library.
Archives and Special Collections.
San Francisco, California 94143-0840
Abstract: This collection documents the activities of the Tobacco Free Project of the San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFTFP).
The bulk of the material in this collection is made up of contracts, reports, and other materials generated by the SFTFP and
its contracting agencies.
Physical location: Archives
Selected digitized images from this collection.
Collection is open for research.
Copyright has not been assigned to the Library and Center for Knowledge Management. All requests for permission to publish
or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Archives and Special Collections. Permission for publication
is given on behalf of the Library and Center for Knowledge Management as the owner of the physical items and is not intended
to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must be obtained by the reader.
Tobacco Free Project, San Francisco Department of Public Health Records, MSS 98-15, Archives & Special Collections, UCSF Library
The Tobacco Free Project, San Francisco Department of Public Health Records were given to the Tobacco Control Archives by
Alyonik Hrushow, Director of the Tobacco Free Project, in 1994, 1998, and 2001.
The Tobacco Free Project of the San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFTFP) is one of the local lead agencies (LLAs)
designated by the California State legislature through the California Department of Health, Tobacco Control Section, to create
tobacco education programs and receive Proposition 99 educational moneys. Proposition 99 was a California statewide referendum
passed in 1988 that raised the excise tax on tobacco sales, adding an additional 25-cent tax on each package of cigarettes
and a proportional tax increase on other tobacco products. This tax raised California's tobacco tax to be among the highest
in the United States, and designated that a portion of the tax moneys would go for anti-tobacco health education projects.
As an LLA, SFTFP coordinates local tobacco education activities. It serves as an oversight and regranting agency, contracting
with numerous local institutions and organizations to create tobacco education and intervention programs that will reach different
sectors of San Francisco's diverse population.
Scope and Content of Collection
This collection documents the activities of the Tobacco Free Project of the San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFTFP).
The bulk of the materials in this collection is made up of contracts, reports, and other materials generated by the SFTFP
and its contracting agencies. These records document the details of the grant process and the specifics of the different projects.
Projects funded include smoking cessation programs, media and public relations campaigns, school and early childhood tobacco
education programs, Operation Storefront, and a San Francisco Mime Troupe production. [See video of this production in Tobacco
Control Archives Videos, MSS 2000-28.] Target populations of the projects were teenagers, African Americans, Asians, Hispanics,
the gay and lesbian community, and specific neighborhoods.
Records include correspondence, work plans, evaluations, program and advertising materials, formal reports, maps, conference
materials, CDs, slides, photographs, audiotapes, computer diskettes, posters, original art, and handwritten notes. Most videotapes
were removed to the videotape collection, MSS 2000-28.
The collection is divided into 9 series: Administration, General Contracts/Projects, Operation Storefront Project, Legislation
and Litigation, Other Programs, Subject Files, Audiotapes, Realia, and Oversize Materials and Posters.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
San Francisco Department of Public Health
Tobacco Free Project
Smoking--Law and Legislation
Tobacco Smoke Pollution
Tobacco Control Archives Videotape Collection (MSS 2000-28)