Archival Collections

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Elaine Mayes, Phototographer

Elaine Mayes took compelling portraits of Haight Ashbury residents taken in the late 1960s/early 1970s. Several were used in Love Needs Care (DE Smith & J Luce, Little, Brown, 1971).

Charles W. Cushman Photograph Collection, University of Indiana Bloomington

The University of Indiana has posted 24 color photographs taken in 1967-1968 of Haight Street and the people thereon.

San Francisco Bay Area Television Archive at San Francisco State University

The respository for those locally-produced “specials” and documentaries on various local TV stations. Collections from KRON, KPIX, KQED, KTVU, Belva Davis, Glide Memorial Church, Willie L. Brown Jr., and more.

Shaping SF

Shaping San Francisco is a participatory community history project documenting and archiving overlooked stories and memories of San Francisco. People can upload their historical finds or personal memories to their Wiki at The site features photos, essays, lectures, and more.

San Francisco Public Library Daniel E. Koshland History Center

Located at the main branch of the San Francisco Public Library, the Center is a research collection of books, newspapers and magazines, photographs, maps, posters, archives and manuscript collections, and ephemera, documenting all aspects of San Francisco life and history. The Center is also the archives for the City and County of San Francisco.