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This collection consists of scrapbooks the San Francisco History Center has acquired over the years that are not part of larger archival collections. The volumes document the lives of individuals, the activities of organizations, and the events of the day that the creators deemed worthy of remembering.

Scrapbooks are identified and arranged by an assigned number. Occasionally, a scrapbook may consist of more than one volume, but all parts are represented by the one number. Oversize volumes are identified. A subject guide follows. Subject access is also available through the San Francisco History Center's Biography Index and Subject Index cards. For publication, citations for items should read:

[Title], Scrapbook Collection, San Francisco History Center, San Francisco Public Library.

Photocopying of scrapbooks is prohibited, due to the fragile nature of the books, as well as to prevent fading resulting from light exposure. Photographic reproductions may be made through arrangements with the San Francisco Historical Photograph Collection staff. Some scrapbooks have been microfilmed, and photocopies can be printed from the microfilm.

This collection was inventoried and described with the assistance of Leah Loscutoff, San Francisco State University History Department intern, in Spring 2000.

Subjects


Scrapbook 1
Title: Reviews / Paul Bancroft

Creator: Paul Bancroft
Date range: c.1880 -1915
Contents: Newspaper clippings, excerpts from periodicals (including Spanish language), pamphlets, letters, engravings, ephemera.
Notes: Scrapbooks include: one volume of Hubert H. Bancroft's articles, and reviews of his works, ephemera from The History Company and Paul Bancroft; one volume deals with Retrospection, Bancroft's published memoirs; a third, with his Popular History of Mexico.
Volumes: 3
Condition: Fairly poor, binding detaching.
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Scrapbook 3
Title: Hiking Clubs

Creator: Amy Deeter
Contents: Newsletters, pamphlets, ephemera, news clippings, correspondence, photographs.
Date range: 1951 - 1956
Notes: Publications and ephemera from the Contra Costa Hills Club, the California Alpine Club, the Sierra Club and other organizations. Letters describe trips, events, and destinations (e.g. state parks and campgrounds.)
Volumes: 2
Condition: Fairly good; some discoloration.
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Scrapbook 5
Title: [La Fiesta de Los Angeles]

Creator: Unknown
Contents: Pamphlets, souvenirs, certificates, invitations, songbooks, memos, newspaper clippings, stamps, stickers, tickets.
Date range: 1931
Notes: A week-long event, La Fiesta de Los Angeles marked L.A.'s sesqui-centennial, celebrating historic California and using Spanish and Mexican themes.
Volumes: 1
Condition: Fairly good.
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Scrapbook 6
Title: [ San Francisco Christmas Seal Association]

Creator: Unknown
Contents: Newspaper clippings.
Date range: 1940 - 1941
Notes: Advertisements and promotional material for Christmas Seals, which were purchased to help fund the fight against tuberculosis. The profits from Christmas Seals would help build hospitals for children suffering from tuberculosis. Elinar Hollboell, a Danish postal clerk, conceived the idea in 1903.
Volumes: 2
Condition: Fairly poor; discoloration and brittle paper.
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Scrapbook 7
Title: [San Francisco School Board]

Creator: Unknown
Contents: Newspaper clippings, printed pictures.
Date range: 1870 - 1880's
Notes: Clippings deal with school board decisions in San Francisco, and other events that took place in that time.
Volumes: 1
Condition: Poor; discoloration, brittle paper.
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Scrapbook 8
Title: Supreme Court Decisions

Creator: Unknown
Contents: Newspaper clippings.
Date range: 1890 - 1891.
Notes: Articles document appeals from various superior courts of California, describing cases and state Supreme Court decisions. (A label on the inside front cover has the note: "DeYoung Museum.")
Volumes: 1
Condition: Fair
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Scrapbook 9
Title: [Uncle Jacob's / I. & G. Jacobs / B. Jacobs and Bro.]

Creator: Unknown [Gabriel Jacobs?]
Date range: 1892 - 1898
Contents: Notarized depositions; newspaper clippings, handbills, trade cards
Notes: Depositions sworn before John Coffee (and other notaries public) regarding lost tickets for B. Jacobs and Bro., Dealers in Diamonds, Watches and Jewelry (1 v.); and, advertisements for Uncle Jacob's, a San Francisco money lender and pawn shop located at 613 Pacific Street, doing business since 1853 (1 v.).
Volumes: 2
Condition: poor
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Scrapbook 10
Title: [Alfred B. Saroni] Bk. I

Creator: Alfred B. Saroni?
Contents: Newspaper clippings, photographs, ephemera, correspondence
Date range: c. 1906-c. 1930
Notes: Saroni was son of Louis Saroni, founder of Louis Saroni sugar firm of San Francisco. Following the 1906 earthquake, operations were moved to Oakland, though the firm later continued business in San Francisco. Alfred married into the Zellerbach family, and the book includes many family photographs, as well as materials reflecting Alfred's involvement in civic, political, and social activities.
Volumes: 1
Condition: Fair; fragile, paper crumbling, acid stains, materials cut from volume.
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Scrapbook 11
Title: [Thomas F. Boyle]

Creator: Thomas F. Boyle
Contents: newspaper clippings, ephemera.
Date range: 1888 - 1912.
Note: Thomas Boyle worked as San Francisco's city auditor. These clippings document his work history, with some news stories about his father at front, as well as dealings of the tax committee, issues of city employee salaries, bonds, and pension funds. Boyle became ill with pneumonia and died.
Volumes: 1 ("v.6 of 6")
Condition: Fair, binding loose.
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Scrapbook 15
Title: [Grassroots for Joseph Alioto]

Creator: James Heisterkamp
Contents: Correspondence, photographs, large sign.
Date range: 1971 - 1972
Notes: This Scrapbook documents an organization founded by James Heisterkamp, encouraging San Francisco Mayor Joseph Alioto to run in the 1972 presidential race.
Volumes: 1
Condition: Good
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Scrapbook 16
Title: [Scrapbook of Mr. and Mrs. Walter R. Jones]

Creator: Mrs. Walter R. (Adelyn Brickley) Jones
Contents: Greeting cards, notes, letters, photographs, souvenirs, newspaper clippings, wedding memorabilia, postcards.
Date range: 1912 - 1914
Notes: Adelyn Brickley was a wealthy society girl in San Francisco. She married Walter R. Jones.
Volumes: 2
Condition: Fairly good; discoloration.
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Scrapbook 17
Title: Mr. Louis R. Lurie, pere

Creator: unknown
Contents: Reprints of New York Times front pages, autographs, photograph.
Date range: 1962
Notes: A birthday present for Louis R. Lurie. Reprinted front pages from the New York Times showed the world events that took place each decade of his life. The end of the Scrapbook includes a happy birthday wish signed by his friends. A matted photograph of a pencil sketch of Lurie, drawn by James Montgomery Flagg, is inserted in front.
Volumes: 1
Condition: good
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Scrapbook 18 OVERSIZE MICROFILM: S.F. Subjects, Reel 9
Title: [United Railroads Strike]

Creator: Unknown
Contents: Newspaper clippings
Date range: 1906 - 1907
Notes: Richard Cornelius, president of the union for the railroad workers, led the strike against the United Railroad Company, run by president Patrick Calhoun. The car men asked for higher wages. Strikebreakers were brought in. Fierce riots broke out. Thornwell Mullally succeeded Patrick Calhoun as president. Arbitration meetings are documented.
Volumes: 1
Condition: Poor; pages spotted, stained, binding loose.
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see also: Scrapbook 84


Scrapbook 19
Title: [California Supreme Court decisions]

Creator: Unknown
Contents: Newspaper clippings, manuscript index to volume.
Date range: 1865 - 1868
Notes: California Supreme Court decisions published in the Sacramento Daily Union. An alphabetical index of cases precedes clippings.
Volumes: 1
Condition: Poor; very brittle paper, discoloration, some tears.
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Scrapbook 20
Title: Conference News

Creator: unknown
Contents: Newspaper clippings
Date range: April 25, 1945 - July 3, 1945
Notes: Newspaper stories covering the United Nations Conference on International Organization in San Francisco. Many pieces written by Charles Raudebaugh and Earl C. Behrens, Chronicle political editor. Vol. 1 has "Conference News" pasted on cover; second vol. cover reads "Conference News Book 3."
Volumes: 2
Condition: Good, but paper acidic.
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Scrapbook 21
Title: [Charles Hogan Scrapbook]

Creator: Charles Hogan
Contents: Photographs, stamps, cards, letters, sheet music, miscellaneous souvenirs.
Date range: 1872 - 1934
Notes: Personal Scrapbook of Charles Hogan, son of John and Anna Hogan. He was a member of the First Regiment, California U. S. Volunteer Infantry, in the Spanish-American War and Philippine Insurrection (1898 - 99). He was also a member of the S.F. Fire Dept., and served in the Canadian army in France during World War I.
Volumes: 1
Condition: Fairly good.
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Scrapbook 24
Title: Cultural Vibration of a Vital Community

Creator: Dalisay Bocobo Balunsat
Contents: Newspaper clippings, photocopied letters, bulletins, photographs.
Date range: 1974
Notes: Filipino cultural week is a San Francisco celebration celebrating its large Filipino community. An exhibit of Filipino writers' work was displayed in the San Francisco Public Library. The Scrapbook was entered in the John Cotton Dana Library Public Relations Awards Contest in 1975.
Volumes: 1
Condition: Good
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Scrapbook 25
Title: [Superior Court]

Creator: Unknown
Contents: Letters, official documents, newspaper clippings.
Date range: 1929 - 1946
Notes: Documents the events of the San Francisco Superior Court. Describes court cases and their outcomes.
Volumes: 1
Condition: Poor. Discoloration and brittle paper because of age.
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Scrapbook 26
Title: [Municipal Court and City Elections]

Creator: Unknown
Contents: Newspaper clippings, municipal records, reports, bond propositions.
Date range: 1911 - 1931
Notes: Articles pertain to political candiDates, court decisions, public policy, and city legislation. City statistics (e.g. population) are also included.
Volumes: 1
Condition: Very poor; falling apart from age; paper very fragile.
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Scrapbook 27
Title: [Grand Jury Hearings]

Creator: Unknown
Contents: Newspaper clippings
Date range: 1935-1937
Notes: Articles document court cases, other legal matters, changes made in the Bar Association, jury reform.
Volumes: 1
Condition: Fair
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Scrapbook 28
Title: [Grand Jury Hearings]

Creator: Unknown
Contents: news clippings
Date range: 1937-1948
Notes: Articles deal with court hearings and the dismissal and reappointment of the grand jury, a police graft investigation, and Judge Steiger.
Volumes:
Condition: fair
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Scrapbook 29
Title: [Grand Jury Hearings]

Creator: Unknown
Contents: newspaper clippings, pamphlets
Date range: 1910-1919
Notes: Articles concern divorce court decisions; the San Francisco Superior Court; there are some political cartoons from the 1930's; advertisements for Bernard J. Flood campaign for Justice of the Peace, 1910; frequent mention of political issues in Ireland, and clippings documenting San Francisco St. Patrick's Day celebration in 1917.
Volumes: 1
Condition: Fair
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Scrapbook 30
Title: [Newspaper editorials]

Creator: Unknown
Contents: newspaper clippings, pamphlets, cartoons.
Date range: 1912-1927
Notes: Poems , editorials from newspapers, eulogies. Articles about the presiding judge of the Superior Court, Harold Louderback. Controversial case of bribery charges involving Judge Louderback.
Volumes: 1
Condition: fair
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Scrapbook 31
Title: [Judicial Council]

Creator: Unknown
Contents: newspaper clippings, pamphlets
Date range: 1928-1930
Notes: Articles pertain to judicial decisions and court structure. Pamphlet includes amendments to Constitution and proposed statutes, with arguments respecting the same. Decisions on judicial elections, and the SF Bar Association. Appointments to city offices. SF Municipal Court decisions.
Volumes: 1
Condition: Fair
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Scrapbook 32
Title: General Book

Creator: Unknown
Contents: newspaper clippings
Date range: 1945 -1952
Notes: Articles on San Francisco Superior Court appointments, judges, and decisions. Federal jury selections.
Volumes: 1
Condition: Fair
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Scrapbook 33
Title: [Judicial legislation]

Creator: Unknown
Contents: News clippings.
Date range: 1938-1946
Notes: News clippings dealing with judicial decisions, legislation, and court hearings.
Volumes: 1
Condition: Fair; paper discoloration.
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Scrapbook 34
Title: [Tribute to Civic Leaders in San Francisco]

Creator: Unknown
Contents: News clippings
Date range: 1930-1935
Notes: Articles on various deceased civic leaders of San Francisco. Some leaders included are: James Phelan, James Rolph, Oscar Sutro, and various judges from the San Francisco Superior Court.
Volumes: 1
Condition: Fair; discoloration, torn paper.
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Scrapbook 35
Title: [San Francisco Elections]

Creator: Unknown
Contents: News clippings
Date range: 1930-1943
Notes: Articles focus on city politics and elections. Many editorials discuss opinions on city charters and other important topics of city legislation. Voting advertisement is included along with political propaganda. Election outcomes documented.
Volumes: 1 ( refer also to vols. 25- 37)
Condition: Fair; discoloration, ripped pages.
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Scrapbook 36
Title: [Election Data]

Creator: Unknown
Contents: Election ballots, party tickets, papers with data from elections, newspaper clippings, campaign slogans, letters, voter pamphlets.
Date range: 1918 - 1930
Notes: Information on San Francisco elections and published election results.. Articles discuss various candiDates and outcomes of elections. Judicial elections dominate the volume.
Volumes: 1
Condition: Fairly poor; discoloration, paper stained, tears.
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Scrapbook 37
Title: [San Francisco Municipal Court System]

Creator: Unknown
Contents: Newspaper clippings
Date range: 1930 - 1935
Notes: Articles concern court decisions and other legal matters; judicial legislation; judicial elections; news of the San Francisco Bar Association.
Volumes: 1 (refer also to the ones above)
Condition: fair; some discoloration.
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Scrapbook 39 see Range 41a
Title: Grand Jury

Creator:
Contents: Newspaper clippings
Date range: 1931-1932


Scrapbook 40 see Range 41a
Title: Grand Jury

Creator:
Contents: Newspaper clippings
Date range: 1923-1925


Scrapbook 41 see Range 41a
Title: Grand Jury - Judicial

Contents: Newspaper clippings
Date range: 1925-1928


Scrapbook 42 see Range 41a
Title: Grand Jury

Contents: Newspaper clippings
Date range: 1916-1920


Scrapbook 43 see Range 41a
Title: Grand Jury

Contents: Newspaper clippings
Date range: 1920-1922


Scrapbook 44 see Range 41a
Title: Grand Jury, Elections - Judicial

Contents: Newspaper clippings
Date range: 1944-1948


Scrapbook 45 MICROFILM: S. F. Subjects, Reel 4
Title: Cable Car Days [Presidio Railroad Co.]

Creator: Presidio Railroad Co. (?)
Contents: Newspaper clippings
Date range: 1880 - 1889
Notes: Articles document the building of new street railways, the installation of safety precautions, and the accidents or deaths connected with the railway system. Ordinance 1694 required a gong to be rung to notify the pedestrians a car was approaching. (Scrapbook gift of Warren Howell?)
Volumes: 1
Condition: Fair; discoloration, stains.
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Scrapbook 46
Title: [San Francisco News Clippings]

Creator: Unknown
Contents: Newspaper clippings
Date range: 1906 - 1949
Notes: Articles with news of the day, starting with the recovery from the 1906 disaster and ending with the proposal for a new San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. Included are printed pictures of the City Hall and the Palace Hotel, both destroyed in 1906.
Volumes: 1
Condition: Fair; discoloration, stains.
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Scrapbook 47
Title: [Mayoralty Campaign]

Creator: Unknown
Contents: News clippings
Date range: 1939
Notes: Articles deal with the progress of the mayoral race. Incumbent mayor Angelo Rossi ran against candiDates Supervisor James B. McSheehy and Rep. Franck Havenner. Mayor Rossi won the election by a slim margin.
Volumes: 1
Condition: Fair; discoloration, red ink marks.
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Scrapbook 48 MICROFILM: S.F. Subjects, Reel 6
Title: [San Francisco Ferry Building]

Creator: unknown
Contents: Newspaper clippings, monthly newsletters
Date range: 1896 - 1898
Notes: Proposals and plans to build a Ferry Building depot at the end of Market St. Articles include information about the of costs, benefits, and disadvantages of the Ferry Building. Other articles deal with city planning and issues of the waterfront.
Volumes: 1
Condition: Fair; slight discoloration and minor stains.
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Scrapbook 49 MICROFILM: S.F. Subjects, Reel 7
Title: [Golden Gate Bridge]

Creator: Blanche Morse Kenna
Contents: Newspaper clippings, printed Photographs
Date range:1932 - 1958
Notes: Articles document the progress of the building of the Golden Gate Bridge, describe the site where the bridge was to be built, and reproduce architectural plans of the bridge; injuries or deaths occurring during construction were reported; festivities for the opening of the bridge are reported on. Problems and changes in the traffic commute after the bridge opened are described in later articles.
Volumes: 3
Condition: Loose broken spine; binding poor; minor tears in pictures.
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Scrapbook 50
Title: [The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge]

Creator: Blanche Morse Kenna
Contents: Newspaper clippings, printed pictures
Date range: 1926 - 1941
Notes: Articles document construction of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, from first proposals and plans to the opening of the bridge, including the development of Treasure Island. Deaths and injuries are documented. Articles report problems, setbacks, and opinions about bridge construction, and progress of laying a railroad across the bridge.
Volumes: 1
Condition: poor (binding falling apart, some picture tears.)
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See also: Scrapbook 51.


Scrapbook 51
Title: [ San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge clippings]

Creator: Unknown
Contents: Newspaper clippings, printed pictures, newsletter
Date range: 1935 - 1936
Notes: Clippings deal with construction of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, including construction schedule, the railway terminal, blueprint plans for the bridge; opening day reports; editorials about the bridge.
Volumes: 2
Condition: Very poor (pages falling apart, very fragile , binding is completely off)
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See also: Scrapbook 50


Scrapbook 52
Title: [Cable Car Days] [Edgar Kahn]

Creator: Unknown
Contents: News clippings, brochures, newsletters, printed pictures, schedule.
Date range: 1940 - 1957
Notes: A look back at the early days of the cable car; the debate over restoring the cars or getting rid of them for financial reasons; some lines were to be removed (Washington - Jackson route.) Cable Car Days in San Francisco by Edgar Kahn (1940) is reviewed.
Volumes: 1
Condition: Fairly poor, tears, discoloration.
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Scrapbook 53
Title: [San Francisco Firsts]

Creator: Unknown
Contents: Newspaper clippings.
Date Range 1946 - 1951
Notes: Articles looking into San Francisco's past and record the "first" time something took place here. Items relate to city structure, organizations, products, and commercial ventures.
Volumes: 1
Condition: Fairly poor; paper fragile.
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