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Since its inception in 1899, San Francisco State University has held a unique position as an institution of higher learning in the San Francisco Bay Area that has consistently promoted educational equity. The University Archives serves as the collective memory of San Francisco State University containing unique primary source materials about our University's colorful history.

Hours

Monday – Friday, 1pm – 5pm

or by appointment

 

Contact

University Archivist: Meredith Eliassen
(415) 405-4073
eliassen@sfsu.edu

Address

University Archives & Historic Collections
J. Paul Leonard Library
San Francisco State University
1630 Holloway Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94132

About this Collection

San Francisco State’s earliest records of the Normal School founded to train teachers were destroyed in the 1906 earthquake and fire. The University Archives traces the history of San Francisco State from a vocational school for teachers to a liberal arts college to its becoming a preeminent urban university as documented with its own records, images and artifacts. We also have a small sampling of faculty and alumni papers, but do not collect any materials comprehensively. The complete archival organization for the University Archives developed by Emeritus Archivist Helene Whitson and completed May 20, 2004 has not been published online. To access these materials, please contact the University Archives.

California DocumentGround BreakingGraphic Students

Experimental College '67Vernon ally

The Daily Gator

Longmore Papers

Head shot of SF State College President Hayakawa. SF State Strike Video Collection

Local newsfilm covering events relating to the San Francisco State College Strike, from the late 1960s.

Publications

SF State History Book

San Francisco State University (Arcadia Publishing)

Guide to the Paul K. Longmore Papers