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Bay Area Studies

Selected resources for understanding Bay Area places, institutions and culture


Resources 101: Selected directories, archives, libraries and other sources 

Association of Bay Area Governments
Bancroft Library
Bay Area Census (1860-2008)
Bay Area Council
Bay Area Council Economic Institute
Bay Area Geology & Natural History
BayBio: Northern California's Life Science Association
Bay Nature
East Bay Economic Development Alliance
Encyclopedia of San Francisco
Famous Bay Area Grave Sites
FoundSF
Joint Venture: Silicon Valley Network
Not for Tourists San Francisco
Oakland Public Library, About Oakland
Online Archive of California
Only in San Francisco
Presidio Trust
Public Policy Institute of California
SF Historical Photograph Collection, SFPL
San Francisco History Center, SFPL
San Francisco Museum & Historical Society
Save the Bay
SF Geneology
Shaping San Francisco
SJSU Library Special Collections
Silicon Valley Leadership Group
The Oakland Standard
Virtual Museum of the City of San Francisco


History/Preservation
Alameda County Historical Society
Alameda Museum
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation
Barbary Coast Trail
California Garden and Landscape History Society
California Historical Society
California Office of Historic Preservation
California Preservation Foundation
Camron-Stanford House
Chinese Historical Society of America
Cliff House Project
Colma Historical Association and Museum
Contra Costa County Historical Society
Dunsmuir Hellman Historic Estate
Filoli Center
Friends of 1800 Market
GLBT Historical Society
Hayward Area Historical Society
History San Jose
John Muir Association
Marin History Museum
Marin Museum of the American Indian
National Register of Historic Places
National Trust for Historic Preservation
Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum
Oakland Heritage Alliance
Oakland History
Oakland History Room, Oakland Public Library
Peralta Hacienda Historical Park
Pardee Home Museum
Preservation Action Council of San Jose
Preservation Park
Ralstan Hall Mansion
San Francisco Bay Area Television Archive
San Francisco History Association
San Leandro Historical Society
San Mateo County History Museum
Santa Clara County Archives
Santa Clara Valley Historical Association
Silicon Valley History Online
Tomales Regional History Center
Treasure Island Museum Association
Victorian Alliance of San Francisco
Victorian Home Walk
Web Castro
Western Neighborhoods Project



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