The Alice Statler Library, City College of San Francisco Archive serves as a repository for historical materials relating to the Hospitality industry. Special interest lies in collecting local historical materials on the subjects of hospitality, culinary arts, lodging, tourism, and restaurants. Local areas include San Francisco, Bay Area, Northern California, California, and West Coast distinctions. The Archive houses textual and non-textual materials of potential enduring historical value.
Description of Collection:
- Cookbooks, special interest in local authors, first editions and signed copies.
- Vintage Postcards of Famous San Francisco Hotels and Restaurants.
- Vintage Menus from Hotels, Restaurants, and Cruise Lines (international in scope)
Acquisition of Materials:
Librarians are not actively selecting materials for this collection. Additions to the collection are received only as donations. However, if a need arises to obtain an individual item or on a grander scale, develop a selection policy, librarians will consider changing this policy to meet the new demand.
All archival material is indexed in the San Francisco City College Library catalog. Exceptions include non-monographic materials, such as the pamphlets, postcards, and menu collections. It is an objective of the Alice Statler Library, City College of San Francisco to develop a digital archive for these items.
Archival materials do not circulate. They may be used in the Library. Patrons must ask for assistance from the Library staff before using materials. Pencils, not pens, may be used while working with archival materials. Depending on the age and condition of an item, photocopy restrictions may apply.