San Francisco History Center, San Francisco Public Library

The mission of the San Francisco History Center is to illuminate the founding, growth and development of the City by providing primary and secondary resources. Located on the sixth floor of the Main Library, the Center serves all library users and levels of interest, from the merely curious to those engaging in scholarly research. It contains 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 the archives for the City and County of San Francisco. It also administers the collections of the James C. Hormel LGBTQIA Center.