San Francisco Planning And Urban Renewal Records,[ca.1911-1969]

Collection Number: 3199

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
San Francisco Planning and Urban Renewal records, [ca.1911-1969]
Collection Number:
3199
Creator:
San Francisco Planning and Urban Renewal Association.
Quantity:
4 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Organizational records, reports, photographs, and printed materials.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Includes records related to housing planning and redevelopment; recreation; land use; organizational materials; social policy; and transportation.
Language:
Collection material in English


ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY

The San Francisco Housing Association became the San Francisco Planning and Housing Association, and then the San Francisco Planning and Urban Renewal Association (SPUR). It is now the San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Includes records related to housing planning and redevelopment; recreation; land use; organizational materials; social policy; and transportation. Includes paper of Don Emmons as president; reports on housing by Catherine Bauer Wurster; and records of the Pacific Southwest Council of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials.
SUBJECTS

Names:
San Francisco Planning and Urban Renewal Association.
Emmons, Don
Emmons, Don.
Wurster, Catherine Bauer
Wurster, Catherine Bauer.
National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials. Pacific Southwest Council.
San Francisco Housing Association.
San Francisco Planning and Housing Association.

Subjects:
Housing.
Urban renewal.
Land use.
Transportation.
City planning --California --San Francisco.
City planning
Housing
Land use
Transportation
Urban renewal

Places:
San Francisco (Calif.)
California --San Francisco


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
San Francisco Planning and Urban Renewal records, #3199. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1 Folder 1
Correspondence, Memos, and News Clippings regarding Public Housing
1949-1950, 1952
Box 1 Folder 2
Correspondence
1951-1955
Some dealing with minority occupancy and redevelopment
Box 1 Folder 3
Copies of News clippings on Slums and Slum Clearance
1952-1953
Box 1 Folder 4
Correspondence and other materials related to Congressional and State Assembly Bills dealing with Public Housing and Slum Clearance
1952-1955
Box 1 Folder 5
Booklets on Building Standards
1946-1950
Box 1 Folder 6
Booklets on Building Standards; "Opening Statement for the Conference on "Neighborhoods for Family Living" by Oskar Stonorov
1939, 1948-1950
Box 1 Folder 7
Real Property Surveys
1939, undated
Correspondence, Property Surveys and Suggestions for Report in San Francisco, California
Box 1 Folder 8
Housing Market Analysis (Part I and II)
1945, 1947
Memos, revised documents, "The Forum Study of the House Market"
Box 1 Folder 9
Federal Low Cost Housing and Minority Groups in San Francisco
1946, undated
Correspondence, Citizen Surveys of Public Housing, "Homemaking and Family Adjustment Services in Public Housing"
Box 1 Folder 10
Farm Housing -A case study
1945
Box 1 Folder 11
San Francisco Planning and Housing Association
1951-1952
Correspondence, Memo, Minutes, News Article "Slum Clearance Plans in the Western Addition", "A Brief Legal Analysis of the Rise and Decline of the Restrictive Covenant Relating to Real Property Discriminating Against Persons on Account of Race and Color", Ping Yuen
Box 1 Folder 12
Wartime Housing-Japanese Section
1943-1944
Correspondence, Reports, Recommendations, San Francisco Planning and Housing Association, National Housing Agency, Federal Public Housing Authority, "Japtown"
Box 1 Folder 13
Plans; "Housing Problem"; "1947 Bay Area Housing Survey"; "Survey of Housing Conditions in San Francisco"
1946-1947, 1950
Box 1 Folder 14
"Public Attitude Towards Housing in San Francisco with Particular Emphasis on the Activities of the San Francisco Housing Association"
1940
Box 1 Folder 15
Correspondence Regarding the Reconstruction and Development of the Bay Area Post WWII
1944-1947
"California Construction Rises to New High" (Report on Construction Contracts); "The People Design the City" Pamphlet
Box 1 Folder 16
Regulations Applicable to the Operation of the Allocations and Export Priorities System
1947
Department of Commerce: Office of Materials Distribution
Box 1 Folder 17
Veterans Emergency Housing Program; President Truman's Statement of December 14, 1946
1946-1947
Correspondence, News Articles, Bulletins, Statements and plans regarding The Veterans Emergency Housing Program.
Box 1 Folder 18
News Clippings and Reports Relating to Unfair Treatment of Minorities in Housing
1951-1953
"Progress Against Prejudice"; "Open Occupancy in Public Housing"; Selected References on Housing of Minorities"; "Non-Discrimination Clauses in Regard to Public Housing and Urban Redevelopment Undertakings"
Box 1 Folder 19
Co-Op Housing in Chicago and Sweden
1946, 1949
Box 1 Folder 20
"Housing as an Outlet for Private Capital" and "Effect of the Corporate Income Tax on Investment in Rental Housing"
1940, 1946
Box 1 Folder 21
Correspondence, Documentation, Guide, Legislation and News of Federal Rent Control (Act)
1947-1948, undated
Box 1 Folder 22
Correspondence and Booklets Relating to Minimum Requirements for Building Rental Housing Projects
1938, 1942-1943, 1947
"Minimum Requirements for Rental Housing Projects", "Minimum Construction Requirements for New Dwellings Located in the Northern California District", "Your Building Code", Federal Housing Administration
Box 1 Folder 23
Correspondence, Guide and News Clippings Relating to (Updating) Building Codes in California
1945-1947
Box 1 Folder 24
Plans, Releases and Statements Related to Community Development in Yardville, Philadelphia
1949; undated
"Yardville, USA Action Program", "The Philadelphia Story", "How not to Build Cities", "Yardville, USA Supplementary Program: McCall's Guide to Creating a Yardville in Your own Community"
Box 1 Folder 25
"Neighborhood Design and Control"; "A Checklist for the Review of Local Subdivision Controls"
1944, 1947
Box 1 Folder 26
Correspondence and Purchases Related to the Street Tree Program in California
1945-1947
Box 1 Folder 27
Financial Transactions Between Howard G. Hanvey Advertising Firm and Citizens Committee for Sewer Bonds
1944
The San Francisco Bank. Special Savings Account Booklet
Box 1 Folder 28
Correspondence, Donations and (Master) Planning for "Sewers Come First" Campaign
1944, 1948
Box 1 Folder 29
Firehouses in San Francisco
1940, 1950, 1952
Firehouse Bond, Firehouse tours and plans for Firehouses.
Box 1 Folder 30
Citizens' Postwar Planning Committee's Priorities and Correspondence
1945-1946
Public Works, Airlines, Construction, etc.
Box 1 Folder 31
Bay Area Regional Planning
1952-1955
Senate Bill, Minutes, Correspondence, etc.
Box 1 Folder 32
Donation to SPUR
1964
San Francisco Planning and Urban Renewal Association
Box 1 Folder 33
Attitudes, Proposals Reports and Studies Regarding the Redevelopment of San Francisco
1949-1950
Draft of "Group Attitudes and Urban Redevelopment"; "Community Revelopment Act of California"; "Memorandum for Redevelopment Committee"
Box 1 Folder 34
Resources for Buying and Building Houses
1940-1945, 1950
"The Local Housing Authority and the Architect" and "Construction, Pacemaker of Progress"
Box 1 Folder 35
National Public Housing Conference, Inc
1950
Box 1 Folder 36
Architect's Committee, National Council of American-Soviet Friendship, Inc.
1944-1945
"Britain Faces its Housing Emergency"; "American-Soviet Building Conference"; "Soviet Cities Rebuild"; "International Labor Review"
Box 1 Folder 37
Pan American Housing and Planning (Multiple Languages)
1946-1947
"Provisional Directory of Housing and Planing Agencies"; "Bulletin de Documentation"
Box 2 Folder 1
Nob Hill Rezoning
1950, 1952
Box 2 Folder 2
"Zoning and Civic Development"; "American Society of Planning Officials" Newsletter
1950, undated
To promote efficiency of public administration in land and community planning
Box 2 Folder 3
"Outline of a Street Tree Program" and Correspondence
1945, 1955-1956
"Street Trees for Citie"
Box 2 Folder 4
Correspondence, Information, Report and Questionnaires Relating to "Presido Idle Acres" Campaign
1954
Box 2 Folder 5
Quarrying Regulation Ordinance and "An Interior Greenbelt for San Francisco"
1939, 1951-1952
Correspondence, Requests, Ordinances, News Releases, Agendas and More.
Box 2 Folder 6
Correspondence and Proposed Amendments to Building Code Relating to Quarrying, Excavation and Grading
1953
Box 2 Folder 7
Correspondence and News Clippings Relating to Dumping in the Alemany-Junipero Serra Boulevard Area/ Stanley Drive
1951
Box 2 Folder 8
Municipal Railway Bond Issue, Rapid Traffic and Transportation Planning in San Francisco
1939, 1952
Box 2 Folder 9
Documents Relating to Proposed 1953 Municipal Railway Reconstruction and Replacement Bond Issue
1953
Box 2 Folder 10
Cable Cars, Rapid Traffic, Downtown San Francisco Parking and "A Study of the Effect of Land Acquisition for the Bayshore Freeway on San Francisco Industry"
1954-1955
Citizens Committee to Save Cable Cars, Subcommittee Reports, Correspondence, Media Correction,
Box 2 Folder 11
Proposed Mayor's Program, "Master Plan of San Francisco: Studies for the Location of a Central Airline Bus Terminal"; Transit Modernization and Related Traffic Control Measures" and Proposed Mayors Program
1946, 1948
Box 2 Folder 12
Mass Transit, Urban Transportation, Parking and Highways.
1953
Box 2 Folder 13
Proposals and Plans for Rapid Transit in San Francisco
1931, 1936, 1946-1947
Box 2 Folder 14
San Francisco Transportation Committee Minutes, Proposals and Correspondence
1950-1952
Box 2 Folder 15
Documents Relating to Bay Area Rapid Transit Commission and Bill
1952-1953
Box 2 Folder 16
Bills and Documents Relating to Bay Crossings/Bridges
1949-1953
Box 2 Folder 17
Key Systems Transit Lines
1952-1956
Box 2 Folder 18
Plans and Reports for Local California Transportation Systems
1947, 1953, undated
Box 2 Folder 19
Hall of Flowers Exhibit Building in Golden Gate Park
1949, 1952-1954
Box 2 Folder 20
Aquatic Park Preservation Interior Greenbelt, Surface Freeways in Golden Gate Park Controversy and Small Boat Harbor
1955
Box 2 Folder 21
Correspondence Relating to Various Properties Under San Francisco's Parks, Playground and Public Buildings Committee
1952
Box 2 Folder 22
Angel Island, Aquatic Park, John McLaren Park, Palace of Fine Arts and Steam Boat Fort Sutter
1953
Box 2 Folder 23
Correspondence and Notes Relating to Automobile Races, Civic Center, de Young Museum Public Library, Map of Proposed Extension of Palo Alto Avenue and the Preservation of Golden Gate Park
1953
Box 2 Folder 24
Correspondence and Minutes Relating to Road Races in Golden Gate Park Proposal
1953-1954
Box 2 Folder 25
Relationship of Baltimore Plan to the Public Low-Rent Housing and Slum Clearance and Urban Redevelopment Programs; Community Night at Girls High School
1950-1951
Box 2 Folder 26
"The Mayor of Baltimore Reports for 1948-1949" and Documents Relating to the Story of Yardsville, USA
1948-1949
Box 2 Folder 27
Correspondence, Documents and News Clippings Relating to Playspace Planning in Baltimore
1950, 1952
Box 2 Folder 28
Planning Material for Open Space Development and the Baltimore Plan
undated
Box 2 Folder 29
Materials and Documents Relating to San Francisco's Chinatown Recreational Plans and Housing Projects
1950, 1953
Box 2 Folder 30
Booklets and Reports Relating to Recreational Facilities in American Cities
1936, 1939-1941, 1946, 1949
Box 2 Folder 31
"John McLaren Park Area Proposed General Plan" and Documents in Opposition
1950, 1952-1953
Box 2 Folder 32
Correspondence, News Clippings, and Documents Relating to the Butano Forest Bond Issue
1948, 1950-1952
Includes School Bond Issue
Box 2 Folder 33
Correspondence, Documents and News Clippings Relating to Land Uses For Angel Island
1949-1952
Box 2 Folder 34
San Francisco Recreation Department
1940-1951
Box 2 Folder 35
Correspondence, Documents and Maps Relating to the Preservation of The Sunset Community Center
1946-1947
"The Sunset Community Center: An Achievement in Cooperative Planning 1946-1947"
Box 2 Folder 36
Correspondence and Articles Relating to Nursery Schools in the Bay Area
1940, 1942-1943
Box 2 Folder 37
1929 Map Marked With San Francisco's Hills and Relating Documents
1929, 1944, 1949
Normal School
Box 2 Folder 38
City Planning in Public Elementary Schools
1946-1947
Box 2 Folder 39
"City Planning as Studied in San Francisco Public Schools", Teaching Material and Correspondence
1948-1950
Box 3 Folder 1
Materials for City Planning in San Francisco's Public Schools and "San Francisco Social Studies Series"
1946, 1948-1949
Teacher's Materials. Six Booklets in the "San Francisco Social Studies Series"
Box 3 Folder 2
"Better Housing for the Family"; Housing for Family Living" and Planning Booklets Relating to Family Living.
1945, 1947-1948
Box 3 Folder 3
Reports, Maps and Information Relating to Public Health and Civic Unity in San Francisco
1938, 1940, 1945, 1947
Box 3 Folder 4
Adult Probation in San Francisco and "The Cost of Slums in Newark"; Surveys Included
1945-1946
Box 3 Folder 5
The Price of Slums in San Francisco; "Blight and Taxes"
1947
Box 3 Folder 6
Documents, Photographs and Maps Relating to "Blight and Taxes" of San Francisco
undated
Box 3 Folder 7
Correspondence and Articles Relating to "Blight and Taxes"; "Your Dollars ---Your Slums"
1948
Box 3 Folder 8
Youth Welfare and Juvenile Delinquency of California
1941, 1948
Box 3 Folder 9
"Report on Housing and Juvenile Delinquency"; Probation Office of Los Angeles' Monthly Reports"; "These Came Back" and News Clippings Relating to Juvenile Delinquency
1937-1939, 1946
Box 3 Folder 10
Reports Relating to the Connection of Health, Housing and Sanitation in U.S. Cities.
1936-1937, 1941, 1946-1948
Box 3 Folder 11
Correspondence, Surveys and Documents Relating to the Housing Needs of Black, Chinese and Japanese Communities
1930, 1944
Box 3 Folder 12
Correspondence, Survey, Documents and Reports Relating to African Americans Living and Working in San Francisco
1941-1944
Box 3 Folder 13
Documents and Promotional Material Relating to the Fight to Secure Property Rights for Minorities and Women
1946-1950
Box 3 Folder 14
"First Report of the San Francisco Housing Association"
1911
Box 3 Folder 15
Correspondence Relating to Proposal to Conduct Survey of Slum Area
1933-1938
Box 3 Folder 16
No Folder 16
Box 3 Folder 17
"Now is the Time to Plan", San Francisco's Comprehensive Plan; Slum Clearance and Urban Redevelopment
1943-1944, 1947-1952
Box 3 Folder 18
San Francisco Planning and Housing Association's Role in Urban Redevelopment
1944, 1947, 1952, undated
Box 3 Folder 19
San Francisco Planning and Housing Association's Board of Directors Meetings and Planning Suggestions
1944-1947
Box 3 Folder 20
San Francisco Planning and Housing Association Board of Directors Membership Invitations, Minutes and Responsibilities
1948-1951
Box 3 Folder 21
San Francisco Planning and Housing Association Board of Directors Business
1950-1952
Box 3 Folder 22
Correspondence, Amendments, Minutes and Support of San Francisco Planning and Housing Association Relating to Southern Crossing
1953-1956
Box 3 Folder 23
San Francisco Planning and Housing Association Board of Directors Executive Committee Meetings
1944-1947
Box 3 Folder 24
San Francisco Planning and Housing Association Board of Directors Executive Committee Meetings II
1948-1951
Box 3 Folder 25
San Francisco Planning and Housing Association Board of Directors Executive Committee Meetings; Data and Dues of Members
1952-1953
Box 3 Folder 26
San Francisco Planning and Housing Association Application for a Rosenberg Foundation Grant
1939-1940
Box 3 Folder 27
Correspondence and Reports Between the San Francisco Planning and Housing Association and the Rosenberg Foundation Relating to Grant
1941-1942, 1944-1946
Box 3 Folder 28
Correspondence and Information Relating to the Columbia Foundation Grant
1943-1946
Box 3 Folder 29
Financial Information Relating to San Francisco Planning and Housing Association
1940, 1943-1946
Box 3 Folder 30
Financial Information Relating to San Francisco Planning and Housing Association II
1947-1949
Box 3 Folder 31
Financial Information Relating to San Francisco Planning and Housing Association III
1950-1955
Box 3 Folder 32
Expenses
1945-1953
Box 3 Folder 33
"Record of Cash Received"
1944-1954
Box 3 Folder 34
"Records of Checks Drawn"
1944-1954
Box 3 Folder 35
"Record of Cash Received", "Distribution of Checks Drawn", "General Ledger", "Record of Journal Entries", and Expenses
1944-1957
Box 4
Glass Slides