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

  • Title: San Francisco ephemera collection
    Collection Identifier: SF EPH
    Repository: California Historical Society
    678 Mission Street
    San Francisco, CA 94105
    415-357-1848
    reference@calhist.org
    URL:http://www.californiahistoricalsociety.org/
    Physical Description: 137.0 boxes
    Date: 1850-2001
    Physical Location: Collection is stored onsite.
    Language of Materials: Collection materials are primarily in English.
    Abstract: Consists of ephemeral items pertaining to San Francisco. The bulk of the material dates from the late 19th century and early 20th century. Includes ephemera related to fraternal clubs and women's organizations; social clubs; institutions such as churches, schools, universities and hospitals; social service organizations; civic and political associations, and city agencies. The types of ephemera represented in the collection include: brochures, programs, leaflets, pamphlets, announcements, guides, tickets, invitations, newsletters, bylaws, directories, fliers, badges, ballots, dance cards, newspaper clippings and magazine articles.
    General Physical Description note: (68.5 Linear feet)

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Director of the Library and Archives, North Baker Research Library, California Historical Society, 678 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105. Consent is given on behalf of the California Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner.
    Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

    Related Ephemera Collections

    Biography Collection
    California Ephemera Collection
    Menu Collection
    Theater Ephemera Collection

    Additions to the Collection

    Additions to the collection are ongoing.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], [File name], San Francisco Ephemera Collection, California Historical Society.

    Arrangement

    Collection is arranged alphabetically.

    Processing Information

    Processed 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.

    Scope and Contents

    Consists of ephemeral items pertaining to San Francisco. The bulk of the material dates from the late 19th century and early 20th century. Includes ephemera related to fraternal clubs and women's organizations; social clubs; institutions such as churches, schools, universities and hospitals; social service organizations; civic and political associations, and city agencies. There are also significant holdings related to the Panama-Pacific International Exposition (PPIE) held in 1915, and the Golden Gate International Exposition (GGIE) held in 1939-1940; the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra and San Francisco Opera; public amusements such as Sutro Baths and Woodward's Gardens, and events such as the 1906 Earthquake and Fire. The collection also includes files, many of which contain reports, on significant architectural landmarks in the city, such as the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, and places of historical interest, such as Alcatraz Island.
    The types of ephemera represented in the collection include: brochures, programs, leaflets, pamphlets, announcements, guides, tickets, invitations, newsletters, bylaws, directories, fliers, badges, ballots, dance cards, newspaper clippings and magazine articles.
    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:
    Golden Gate International Exposition (1939-1940 : San Francisco, Calif.)..
    Panama-Pacific International Exposition (1915 : San Francisco, Calif.).
    San Francisco Opera.
    San Francisco Symphony Orchestra.
    Announcements.
    Brochures.
    Bylaws (administrative records).
    California Ephemera Project.
    Clippings.
    Clubs--California--San Francisco.
    Dance cards.
    Ephemera.
    Fliers (printed matter).
    Fraternal organizations--California--San Francisco.
    Invitations.
    Leaflets.
    Newsletters.
    Organizations--California--San Francisco.
    Programs.
    San Francisco (Calif.)
    San Francisco Earthquake and Fire, Calif., 1906.
    Tickets.