Water Resource Collections and Archives


San Francisco Water Supply: Sources of Information

San Francisco Water Supply: Sources of Information

San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) Archives

1155 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Millicent Bogert, Ex. Assistant to General Manager
Email: mbogert[at]sfwater.org

About the Collection
Description of San Francisco water-related materials:
Records collected from SFPUC locations in Millbrae, Mason Street (San Francisco), Sunol and the Peninsula (Watershed Cottage). The collection includes approximately 400 boxes of records, 100 oversize items, periodicals, ephemera, and historical photographs of Hetch Hetchy water system construction and operations. Items include administrative records, watershed keepers reports, weekly water reports (blue sheets), wartime preparedness materials, O'Shaughnessy memorandums, applications for service installation (showing farms in San Francisco), an historical print collection, Spring Valley Water Company records and Daniel Burnham architectural drawings. The earliest record dates to 1868, "Specifications for Hiring Horses," with records continuing through the 1990s.

Time Period: 1848-1899, 1900-1920, 1921-1949, 1950-1963, 1964-1980, 1981-Present
Types of Material: Architectural Drawings, Ephemera, Government Documents, Institutional Publications, Institutional Records, Manuscripts, Maps, Memorabilia, Newspaper Clippings, Photographs, Press Releases, Printed Works, Serials, Statistical Data, Technical Drawings

Open to the Public? Yes
Reservations Required? Yes
Public Fee? No
Hours: By appointment
Open to Scholars? Yes
Reservations Required: Yes
Scholars Fee? No
Hours: By appointment

Access Procedures:
Contact Millicent Bogert at mbogert[at]sfwater.org for appointment.

Collection Management Information
Hummingbird is utilized as the records management database

Digital Formats:


Submitted: 4/3/2007
Last Updated: 4/3/2007

Last modified: 5/31/2011 4:20 PM by S. Haren

UCR Contact Information

Water Resources Collections and Archives
Tomás Rivera Library, 4th Floor
PO Box 5900
University of California
Riverside, CA 92517-5900

Tel: 951-827-3233    Fax: 951-827-4673    email Email

CSUSB Contact Information

Water Resources Institute, CSUSB
Boykin Witherspoon III, Institute Director
California State University, San Bernardino
PL-401 5500 University Parkway
San Bernardino CA 92407-2318

Tel: 909-537-3685    email Email