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Where to send my grandfather's memoir?

I recently finished editing my grandfather's memoir and I'm wondering what institutions may be interested in a copy. He is a German Jew (b. Halberstadt) who left for San Francisco in 1934. Topics: his early childhood (family life, local businesses, Jewish life/education, shifts under Nazi regime), the voyage, a good deal about growing up in San Francisco in the 30s and 40s, some WWII Army engineer anecdotes of France/Belgium, Berkeley in the 50s, the technology industry, MIT in the 60s, and more. [more inside]
posted by waninggibbon on Aug 20, 2016 - 8 answers

San Francisco geographical oddity

If you search Google Maps for "San Francisco", it shows tiny corners of Angel Island and Alameda Island as lying within city limits. Is this accurate? If so, how did the city/county boundary lines get drawn in such an unusual way?
posted by Johnny Assay on Jan 21, 2016 - 15 answers

Hi Res History, San Fran in 1851...

Historical Photo / Daguerreotype Gurus, how might I download or purchase this particular panorama of San Francisco in 1851 in extreme hi-resolution? [more inside]
posted by jnnla on Oct 25, 2011 - 3 answers

You know geneaology, but for houses.

I'm suddenly fascinated with the history of the house I bought. Except I have no idea how to go about looking up the history of a house this old (1925, San Francisco, not one of the big, fancy neighborhoods, nothing notable ever happened on the street). Where do I start? [more inside]
posted by Gucky on Aug 8, 2010 - 14 answers

What's a young commie to do in San Francisco?

Going to San Francisco with SO June 11 - 14. I'd really like to learn about the history of the city while I'm there. What should we do & where should we go? [more inside]
posted by PostIronyIsNotaMyth on May 21, 2010 - 9 answers

Radical lefty sightseeing in The Bay Area?

Fun things for a lefty to do whilenon San Francisco for a few days? [more inside]
posted by willie11 on Jul 21, 2009 - 11 answers

History blogs?

Favorite blogs about history? [more inside]
posted by serazin on Jun 21, 2007 - 8 answers

History geek activities and tours in San Francisco?

I'm seeking your brilliant ideas for cool behind-the-scenes history/military/engineering tours in the San Francisco Bay Area. [more inside]
posted by handful of rain on Nov 2, 2006 - 19 answers

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