San Francisco Historical Photograph Collection: Search our database of over 45,000 digitized images--and growing.
COVID-19 Community Time Capsule: Archive of all types of materials, in multiple formats, to build a collection that documents and preserves the collective experiences of San Francisco residents during the COVID-19 public health emergency.
Internet Archive: Search our digitized books, journals, magazines, government documents, and archives.
David Rumsey Map Collection: Includes our rare 1905 Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps, 1938 San Francisco aerial photographs, and other materials.
FamilySearch.org: Coroner’s reports, funeral home records, probate records, and more. For full access, sign up for a free account.
California Light and Sound: A selection of San Francisco History Center's unique historical moving images and audio digitized and preserved by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP).
Analog to Digital: A selection of San Francisco Public Library's audiovisual heritage digitized and preserved through a California State Library's LSTA grant.