Scope and Content Note
Title: San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park holdings of the San Francisco News-Call Bulletin newspaper photographs,
Date: ca. 1915-1965
San Francisco Call.
San Francisco Call Bulletin.
San Francisco News-Call Bulletin.
5,346 photographic prints and 251 negatives.
Abstract: This collection chiefly consists of photographic prints
from the shipping and maritime-related files of
and its predecessors,
The Call Bulletin
The Call, which were daily newspapers of
San Francisco, Calif.
San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park (Calif.).
Building E, Fort Mason
San Francisco, California 94123
Physical location: Historic Documents Department.
Collection is open for research in the reading room of the San Francisco
Maritime National Historical Park, Historic Documents Department and J.
Porter Shaw Library.
Copyright has not been assigned to San Francisco Maritime National
Historical Park. All requests for permission to publish materials must be
submitted in writing to the Supervisory Archivist. San Francisco Maritime
NHP possesses physical property rights through ownership of the materials.
However, copyright may reside with the individual or corporate body
responsible for the creation of the materials, or with their heirs. It is
the user's responsibility to respect the provisions of the copyright law of
the United States (Title 17, United States Code). Permission to reproduce
or publish from this collection must be secured by the user from the
copyright holders. Any permission for publication
granted is given on behalf of the holding institution as the owner of the
physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the
copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the user.
P82-019A. [photo number], San Francisco News-Call Bulletin newspaper
Photographs, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park.
The Maritime photographs from The San Francisco News-Call Bulletin
newspaper photograph archive were donated to the National Park Service
National Maritime Museum, a unit of Golden Gate National Recreation Area,
by the San Francisco Public Library on February 24, 1982. The photographs
were transferred to San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park when it
was established as a separate park in June 27, 1988. They had been part of the files (or "photograph morgue") of
The San Francisco News-Call Bulletin, which were given to the public library after the newspaper was merged with
The San Francisco Examiner in 1965.
For more information, see the Provenance Note and Historical Note in the finding aid for entire dispersed collection.
Scope and Content Note
The bulk of these photographs, used to illustrate news stories on maritime subjects, date from the 1930's, 1940's and 1950's.
Earlier images, dating to the 1890's, are occasionally found, but in the form of later copy photographs. The majority of images
are from news agencies or wire services, together with some by local staff photographers. They include photographs of shipwrecks,
strandings, vessel launchings, waterfront activities, yacht races, small boat voyages, shipbuilding, and wartime military
activiities (chiefly during World War Two and the Korean War.) Documentary information was found in the form of typed or printed
captions or newsclippings originally attached to the images. Emphasis is upon maritime activities of the San Francisco Bay
and the Pacific Coast.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
San Francisco (Calif.).
Additional related collections are held by several San Francisco Bay Area
institutions. An overview of this material is available as an archival
finding aid for the dispersed photograph and clippings morgues of The Call Bulletin, The
News-Call Bulletin, and The San Francisco News, of which the San Francisco
Maritime National Historical Park holdings are a part. This collective
finding aid is also available as part of the Online Archive of California.
These institutions are:
- The Bancroft Library
- University of California, Berkeley
- Berkeley, California, 94720-6000
- Phone: (510) 642-6481
- Fax: (510) 642-7589
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Electronic Finding Aid
- San Francisco History Center
- San Francisco Public Library
- Civic Center
- San Francisco, CA 94102
- (415) 557-4567
- Electronic Finding Aid
- The National Maritime Museum Association
- USS Pampanito
- P.O. Box 470310
- San Francisco, CA 94147-0310
- (415) 775-1943
- US Navy Museum at Treasure Island
- [No contact information available. Museum has been closed and disposition
of collections is under review, Spring 1999.]