San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

Collection Description

The San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park and its partners seek to forge emotional and intellectual connections through preservation and interpretation of the resources and stories of America's maritime gateways, history, and culture, especially the development of the Pacific Coast.

The Library Collections consist of over 35,000 book and periodical titles dating from 1536 to the present, 50,000 pieces of ephemera, over 3000 maps and charts covering the Pacific Basin and the West Coast of the United States dating from 1850 to the present, audio, and video materials in multiple formats. The Archival Collections concern the history and achievements of seafaring Americans primarily of the Pacific Coast of North America covering the span of history from the California Gold Rush era to the recent past.

The San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park's digital collection at California Revealed consists of moving images from the early 1900s to the 1980s. The collection includes many films related to maritime life in the San Francisco bay, with individual titles documenting ships, voyages, industry, and more.

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Museum Management, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park
2 Marina Blvd, Landmark Bld E
Fort Mason
San Francisco, CA 94123
United States

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