International Institute of San Francisco records
DESCRIPTION OF THE COLLECTION
The records include annual reports, meeting minutes of the board of directors, organizational correspondence, files of the Institute's officers and case workers, documentation on various programs within the Institute such as the Club La Senores for Latin American women, the Japanese war brides program, and resettlement projects for refugees from Cuba, Hungary, China, Poland, the Philippines, Southeast Asia, etc. The collection is particularly rich in materials pertaining to the International Institute's work with the Asian American communities of the San Francisco Bay area. Included are also a large number of photographs documenting the Institute's activities. Search the IHRC on-line database COLLAGE for digital images of selected photographs from the collection.
- Creation: 1922-1992
- International Institute of San Francisco (Organization)
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Open for use in the Elmer L. Andersen Library reading room, except for individual case files in box 16 of Series 7 which are restricted. Please contact the IHRCA for more information..
OWNERSHIP & LITERARY RIGHTS
This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.
Established in 1918 as an educational program for immigrant women and girls under the leadership of the San Francisco YWCA, the Institute gained independence in 1934 and joined the local Community Chest as a charter member. Throughout its history, the Institute has provided various services and resettlement assistance to large numbers of immigrants and refugees in California, contributing significantly to the integration of newcomers from around the world into the society. A detailed history of the Institute can be found here. Additional information about the Institute is available at the IISF Web site. (www.iisf.org)
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The records include annual reports, meeting minutes of the board of directors, organizational correspondence, files of the Institute's officers and case workers, and documentation on various programs within the Institute.
Collection acquired from the International Institute of San Francisco, California in March 1997. It was processed by Margaret Hall and Lisa Stretz in 1999 and 2004.
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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- Finding Aid in English