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Tuesday, May 28, 2019: "Paging Through the Past: San Francisco's Neighborhood Newspapers"

Meeting location: Newman Hall, Congregation Sherith Israel, 2266 California (at Webster)

 

Neighborhood Newspapers of San Francisco, a project of the San Francisco Department of Memory, digitally preserves and promotes San Francisco community newspapers, preserving aging—often fragile—artifacts of neighborhood history and making them freely and widely accessible. More than 1,600 issues generated in eight neighborhoods dating back to the 1960s are available online, hosted by the Internet Archive. The topics found in the papers reflect a changing landscape, connect us to how our neighborhoods have developed, and can help us piece together the significance of centers of civic life. 

This project came together as a collaborative community effort. Digitalization project manager LisaRuth Elliott, Woody LaBounty of the Western Neighborhoods Project; Elizabeth Creely, Mission District journalist and historian; and Judy Irving, immediate past president of Telegraph Hill Dwellers, will present the origin and highlights of the collection.

 

Doors open at 7 p.m. with refreshments and a historical book sale; presentation begins at 7:30 p.m. sharp. There is a $10 admission for nonmembers. Paid parking at CPMC on Webster, one block away, plus a limited amount of street parking. Muni: 1, 2, 3, 10, 22, 24. 

 

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