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San Francisco Ephemera Collection
SF SUB COLL  
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  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Related Collections
  • Preferred Citation
  • Additions to the Collection
  • Processing Information
  • Arrangement
  • Scope and Contents
  • Indexing Terms

  • Title: San Francisco ephemera collection
    Date (inclusive): 1850-2012
    Collection Identifier: SF SUB COLL
    Extent: 265.0 Linear feet (153 file drawers)
    Contributing Institution: San Francisco History Center, San Francisco Public Library
    100 Larkin Street
    San Francisco, CA, 94102
    415-557-4567
    info@sfpl.org
    Physical Location: Collection is stored onsite; some materials require retrieval from separate storage.
    Language of Materials: Collection materials are in English.
    Abstract: Consists of ephemeral materials, city records and clippings relating to the city of San Francisco and its citizens. Materials date from the 1850s to the present, the bulk from the 20th century. Subjects cover a diverse array of San Francisco history and primarily pertain to: municipal government; city planning; urban policy; environmental engineering; transportation; social history; labor history; community relations; notable events; public events, fairs and celebrations; and various aspects of local popular culture. Subjects also relate to specific local entities, such as: businesses; schools, colleges and universities; political parties; and associations, groups and clubs. Specific places are also found here, including: buildings; public spaces; bodies of water; and transportation terminals.

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not 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.

    Related Collections

    Related ephemera collections at the San Francisco Public Library include:
    San Francisco Biography Collection
    California Ephemera Collection
    Grabhorn Ephemera Collection

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item/Title of folder], San Francisco Ephemera Collection, San Francisco Public Library.

    Additions to the Collection

    Additions to the collection are ongoing.

    Processing Information

    Processed by San Francisco History Center staff; additional processing and description by California Ephemera Project staff, funded by a Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources, in 2009-2010.

    Arrangement

    Collection is arranged alphabetically.

    Scope and Contents

    Consists of ephemeral materials, city records and clippings relating to the city of San Francisco and its citizens. Materials date from the 1850s to the present, the bulk from the 20th century. Subjects cover a diverse array of San Francisco history and primarily pertain to: municipal government; city planning; urban policy; environmental engineering; transportation; social history; labor history; community relations; notable events; public events, fairs and celebrations; and various aspects of local popular culture. Subjects also relate to specific local entities, such as: businesses; schools, colleges and universities; political parties; and associations, groups and clubs. Specific places are also found here, including: buildings; public spaces; bodies of water; and transportation terminals.
    The range of ephemera includes: newspaper and magazine clippings, menus, pamphlets, brochures, political mailings and advertisements, reports, maps, court transcripts, correspondence, exhibition catalogs, scrapbooks, certificates, fliers, programs, viewbooks, souvenirs and other commemorative materials.
    Individual ephemera files can contain a single item or more extensive amounts of material, ranging from photocopies to handwritten documents.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Advertisements.
    Brochures.
    California Ephemera Project.
    Clippings.
    Correspondence.
    Ephemera.
    Exhibition catalogs.
    Fliers (printed matter).
    Menus.
    Programs.
    Viewbooks.

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