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Take Part

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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.

Further Reading

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

Other Resources

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