*Shades of Bayview Hunters Point

A Search for the Visual History of San Francisco
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Shades of San Francisco is a neighborhood history photograph collecting project conducted by the San Francisco Public Library. Its mission is to copy photographs from the family albums, private collections, and computers of current and former San Francisco residents. The copied photos will be added to the San Francisco History Center's photo archives and to selected branches in order to create a permanent record of the daily lives of San Franciscans as well as the historical, political, and cultural contributions of the many neighborhoods and ethnic communities that make up the city.

On May 18 Photo Day, we'll copy your photos while you enjoy refreshments and chat with other contributors. Photo albums, loose photographs, and digital photos are welcome. We urge you to bring your entire collection.

To make an appointment, call (415) 218-3434 or email sfhistoryphoto@gmail.com

For more information, visit www.sfpl.org/shadesofbayview

Supported by California State Library LSTA grant.

These cultural events are free and open to the public. Check out all of our Black History Month programs and share your own thoughts on race at Race in the Public Eye.

Learn more about History and Genealogy through the wealth of resources available at the Library.

Upcoming Events

Black History Month Scavenger Hunt
Thursday, February 23, 2017, 8:00 am
Bayview, Bayview General Floor Area
Thursdays at Noon films - Ali
Thursday, February 23, 2017, 12:00 pm
Main Library, Koret Auditorium
Play the African counting game Mancala
Thursday, February 23, 2017, 3:00 pm
Mission, Mission Teen's Area

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Upcoming Classes

Drop In Genealogy
Saturday, February 25, 2017, 1:30 pm
Bernal Heights, Bernal Heights Meeting Room
Genealogy & Family History Research
Monday, March 6, 2017, 1:00 pm
North Beach, North Beach Meeting Room
Discover Women’s Lives and Experiences through Ancestry
Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 6:00 pm
Main Library, 5th Floor Computer Training Ctr.

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Current Exhibits

Everyone Deserves a Home
Through Sunday, March 12, 2017
Main Library, Jewett Gallery
Celebrating the diverse and beautiful world of Ashley Bryan
Through Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Main Library, Children's Center Exhibit Space
The Alcatraz Florilegium
Through Sunday, March 19, 2017
Main Library, Skylight Gallery Exhibit Area

More related exhibits

*Funded by Friends of the San Francisco Public Library.

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