Take Part Resources
Organizations and Initiatives
San Francisco Department of Memory: Grassroots network of local history groups and independent historians committed to preserving and presenting San Francisco’s history.
San Francisco History Center: Division of the San Francisco Public Library, contains 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.
Shaping San Francisco: Community history project documenting and archiving stories and memories of San Francisco.
A New Deal for the American People by Roger Biles
Black San Francisco: The Struggle for Racial Equality in the West, 1900-1954 by Albert Broussard
City for Sale: The Transformation of San Francisco by Chester Hartman
Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein
Designing San Francisco: Art, Land, and Urban Renewal in the City by the Bay by Alison Isenberg
Green Metropolis: Why Living Smaller, Living Closer, and Driving Less Are the Keys to Sustainability by David Owen
Imperial San Francisco: Urban Power, Earthly Ruin by Gray Brechin
Infinite City: A San Francisco Atlas by Rebecca Solnit
Lure of the Local: Senses of Place in a Multicentered Society by Lucy R. Lippard
San Francisco’s Sunset District by Lorri Ungaretti
Taking Part: A Workshop Approach to Collective Creativity by Lawrence Halprin and Jim Burns
The Death and Life of Great American Cities by Jane Jacobs
We Are the Ones We Have Been Waiting For: The Promise of Civic Renewal in America by Peter Levine
David Rumsey Map Collection: Composite map of Take Part scale model and other map collections
San Francisco Public Library: How to Research a San Francisco Building