This is a list of links that may be helpful as you search for your topic. As you do more work on your topic, you will find other links. Please share your discoveries with Ms Miner! They will be added to the list, and generations of US History students will be forever grateful.
The San Francisco History Expo - list of organizations and links
Virtual Museum of San Francisco
Digital Archive of San Francisco
How to find out about a San Francisco Building
Check out THIS site - "Thinkwalks"
Rosie the Riveter Museum (Richmond)
Bethlehem Shipyard Museum (San Francisco)
Sunset District Info
Documentaries from Harvey Richards - social justice
Articles and Databases :: San Francisco Public Library
Timeline of San Francisco Headlines, 1930-1960
Try a Google search of San Francisco archives 1960s (or other decade...)
Gary Kamiya "Cool Gray City" chapters
Living New Deal - if you want to do your paper on the theme of New Deal projects in SF or the Bay Area
MISSION District Watershed
The grandaddy of resources for local history organizations and groups. You will find links to neighborhood history sites, ethnic group sites, LGBT history, and much more!
The Virtual Museum is indexed by TIME PERIOD. Good browsing.
This Digital Archive site is on the Master List (above) as "FoundSF," so you might overlook it. DO CHECK IT OUT, though - once you have nailed down your topic.
A guide to researching "what (or who) was here before?" from the SF Public Library
Joel's walks are amazing, and there is a TROVE of information and more links on his site.
Whether you are researching WWII homefront era, African-American history, Richmond (and other shipyard towns), bridges, BART -- check these out.
Sunset District "memories page."
Harvey Richards made movies of many of the important social justice issues of the 1960s and 70s. Anti-war protests; civil rights; California farm workers; and more.
Free with SF Public Library card. Get one!! It's FREE, even to non-resident students.
This is pretty cool! Scroll around! A headline could lead you to a super discovery...
Could be useful....
Gary Kamiya has been writing pieces about SF history. He has written a book, and the Chronicle has been printing excerpts. The link is to the result from searching his name, so there are some "non-useful" references - such as the book's position on the "best sellers" list.
A fabulous source from our friends at UC Berkeley, if you want to do your paper on the theme of New Deal projects in SF or the Bay Area
Did you know that much of the "Mission District" was marshland? There were creeks running through it, too. While this site recalls the history preceding 1930 and even 1900, I would accept a paper about the "disappeared creeks of San Francisco."