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]
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?
Historical Photo / Daguerreotype Gurus, how might I download or purchase this particular panorama of San Francisco in 1851 in extreme hi-resolution? [more inside]
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]
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]
Fun things for a lefty to do whilenon San Francisco for a few days? [more inside]
Favorite blogs about history? [more inside]
I'm seeking your brilliant ideas for cool behind-the-scenes history/military/engineering tours in the San Francisco Bay Area. [more inside]