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Guide to the Angel Island State Park Collection
CSPA-231  
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Description
Angel Island State Park, the largest island in the San Francisco Bay, is a park dedicated to the preservation of the island's natural and cultural resources. The park was added piece by piece to the California State Park System over a period of eight years. In 1962, the island was turned over to the California Department of Parks and Recreation. The Angel Island State Park Collection is arranged in fifteen series: 1. Correspondence, 2. Histories, 3. Interpretation, 4. Subject Files, 5. Facilities, 6. Financial Documents, 7. Legal Documents, 8. Publications, 9. Ephemera, 10. Cartographic Material, 11. Photographic Material, 12. Scrapbook, 13. Media, and 14. Reports. Items span the years 1839-2014 with the bulk of the material falling between 1950-2010.
Background
Angel Island State Park, the largest island in the San Francisco Bay, is a park dedicated to the preservation of the island's abundant natural and cultural resources. The park was added piece by piece to the California State Park System over a period of eight years. In 1954, the California State Park Commission acquired Ayala Cove. In the following months Parks acquired additional acreage above the cove. In 1962, the island was turned over to the California Department of Parks and Recreation, with the exception of Coast Guard stations on Point Blunt and Point Stuart.
Extent
32 linear feet, including 3 map folders.
Restrictions
For permission to reproduce or publish, please consult the California State Parks Archives archivist. Permission for reproduction or publication is given on behalf of the California State Parks Archives, McClellan as the owner of the physical items. The researcher assumes all responsibility for possible infringement that may arise from reproduction or publication of materials from the California State Parks Archives.
Availability
The collection is open for research. Cultural and archaeological site maps are restricted. Reports with sensitive data may be restricted. Consult repository for details.