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The Resource San Francisco Department of Public Works Bureau of Engineering Records

San Francisco Department of Public Works Bureau of Engineering Records

Label
San Francisco Department of Public Works Bureau of Engineering Records, 1881-1947
Title
San Francisco Department of Public Works Bureau of Engineering Records
Inclusive dates
1881-1947
Creator
Contributor
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Includes correspondence and project and subject files documenting public infrastructure construction in San Francisco, following the 1906 earthquake and fire. Documentation on the Port of San Francisco, O'Shaughnessy Dam, and the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir are not included
Biographical or historical data
San Francisco's Board of Public Works was created on January 8, 1900 by Article VI of the City Charter, directed by three commissioners. The original four bureaus were: Engineering, Streets, Building, and Light and Water Services. The department was initially tasked with organizing street construction and paving projects throughout the city. By 1902, the agency was also known as the Department of Public Works. As of 2014, the agency is now called San Francisco Public Works. It constructs, manages, designs, maintains and repairs the city's public buildings and infrastructure.
Cataloging source
SFR
Language note
Collection materials are in English
Location of other archival material
See also San Francisco Department of Public Works Proposed San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridges Records (SFH 87); San Francisco Department of City Planning Records (SFH 465); San Francisco Department of Public Works Photograph Collection (SFP 26); and San Francisco Municipal Reports. See also the library's online public access catalog, particularly for departmental and bureau reports; and the San Francisco History Center's subject files.
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San Francisco (Calif.)
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  • Mills Field Municipal Airport
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  • Public works
  • Bridges
  • Bridges
  • Storm sewers
  • Streets
  • Tunnels
Label
San Francisco Department of Public Works Bureau of Engineering Records
Link
https://oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/c8z03f9r/
Instantiates
Note
These records include those from this same body under one previous name, San Francisco Board of Public Works, and one bureau name, San Francisco Bureau of Engineering
Arrangement
Organized into four series: Series 1. Correspondence; Series 2. Project Files; Series 3. Subject Files; and Series 4. Legal Files. Correspondence is organized into two subseries: Subseries 1A: Outgoing Correspondence; and Subseries 1B: Incoming Correspondence. Project Files are organized into ten subseries: Subseries 2A: Street Work/Renovation; Subseries 2B: Sewers; Subseries 2C: Bridges and Viaducts; Subseries 2D: Airport Development; Subseries 2E: South Basin-South Basin Canal Reclamation District; Subseries 2F: Water Supply and Auxiliary Water Supply System; Subseries 2G: Transit Tunnels; Subseries 2H: Naval Base Sites; Subseries 2I: Garbage Disposal; and Subseries 2J: Parks, Playgrounds and Transportation. Correspondence is arranged chronologically. The majority of the rest of the collection is arranged alphabetically by subject.
Extent
39.2 Cubic Feet (41 boxes, 1 manuscripts box)
Governing access note
The collection is available for use during San Francisco History Center hours. Collections that are stored offsite should be requested 48 hours in advance. Photographs cannot be photocopied. Gloves are required when handling photographs
Immediate source of acquisition
Transferred to the San Francisco City Archives from the San Francisco Department of Public Works.
System control number
(OCoLC)1097200316
Terms governing use
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the City Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the San Francisco Public Library as the owner of the physical items.
Label
San Francisco Department of Public Works Bureau of Engineering Records
Link
https://oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/c8z03f9r/
Note
These records include those from this same body under one previous name, San Francisco Board of Public Works, and one bureau name, San Francisco Bureau of Engineering
Arrangement
Organized into four series: Series 1. Correspondence; Series 2. Project Files; Series 3. Subject Files; and Series 4. Legal Files. Correspondence is organized into two subseries: Subseries 1A: Outgoing Correspondence; and Subseries 1B: Incoming Correspondence. Project Files are organized into ten subseries: Subseries 2A: Street Work/Renovation; Subseries 2B: Sewers; Subseries 2C: Bridges and Viaducts; Subseries 2D: Airport Development; Subseries 2E: South Basin-South Basin Canal Reclamation District; Subseries 2F: Water Supply and Auxiliary Water Supply System; Subseries 2G: Transit Tunnels; Subseries 2H: Naval Base Sites; Subseries 2I: Garbage Disposal; and Subseries 2J: Parks, Playgrounds and Transportation. Correspondence is arranged chronologically. The majority of the rest of the collection is arranged alphabetically by subject.
Extent
39.2 Cubic Feet (41 boxes, 1 manuscripts box)
Governing access note
The collection is available for use during San Francisco History Center hours. Collections that are stored offsite should be requested 48 hours in advance. Photographs cannot be photocopied. Gloves are required when handling photographs
Immediate source of acquisition
Transferred to the San Francisco City Archives from the San Francisco Department of Public Works.
System control number
(OCoLC)1097200316
Terms governing use
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the City Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the San Francisco Public Library as the owner of the physical items.

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