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Glen Park Newspapers
Other Newspapers
Home History
Map Collections
History of the Four Hills
Documenting Oral Histories
History of the Four Hills South of Twin Peaks to the Time of Rancho San Miguel
  1. Margolin M. The Ohlone Way: Indian Life in the San Francisco-Monterey Bay Area. HeyDay Books: Berkeley, CA. 1978.

  2. Save the Shellmounds! Available at Indian People Organizing for Change.

  3. Barry S, Larson S, George M. California native grasslands: a historical perspective. Grasslands. 2006 (Winter):7-11.

  4. Silver M. Rancho San Miguel. Mae Silver: San Francisco, CA. 1992.

  5. Silver M. Rancho Era: Rancho San Miguel. Available at


Vintage Issues of Glen Park Newspapers


Browse vintage issues at


To search within vintage issues of the Glen Park NewsGlen Park Perspective, and Glen Park Newspaper:


  1. Click on the Browse Issues link above.

  2. In the upper left of the Web page, in the first text box after "Search," you will see that the text has defaulted to "collection:sanfrancisconewspapers glen park". Don't delete this text. 

  3. Instead, at the beginning of the text, type your search term, then AND. For example, to search for articles about goats, type "goats AND" before "collection:sanfrancisconewspapers glen park" ("goats AND collection:sanfrancisconewspapers glen park").

  4. Click the magnifying glass. This will bring up only those vintage issues from Glen Park that discuss "goats."


Browse keywords from all City-wide vintage neighborhood newspapers. 


Browse recent issues of Glen Park News (Winter 2008/2009 to present).

Other Vintage Newspaper Resources (No Fees)


  1. California Star, Daily Alta California, San Francisco Call, and newspapers from other locales. Available at the California Digital Newspaper Collection.

  2. San Francisco Chronicle, 1865-1922. Available at the San Francisco Public Library. (Library card for login required).

  3. Chronicling America. Available at the Library of Congress.


Researching the History of Your Home


Here are some resources to help you start your journey to research your home:

1. Bernal History Project, by Vicky Walker and John Blackburn. How to Research Your Glen Park and Surrounding Neighborhoods for Free! 


2. Kostura, W. Researching Historic Buildings. Available at San Francisco Genealogy.  

3. Online Resources, How to Research a San Francisco Building. Available at the San Francisco Public Library

4. San Francisco City Directories. Available at the San Francisco Public Library.



Documenting Oral Histories


Want to learn more about recording oral histories? The GPNHP Oral History Tool Kit, developed by our Vice-Chair and Sunnyside Resident Historian Amy O'Hair, with resources and training provided by the California Conference of Historical Societies, can help you plan your own.   


   1. Glen Park Neighborhoods History Project Guide for Documenting Oral Histories





   2. Biography Form, Oral History Interview


   3. Informed Consent and Deed of Gift Form


Map Collections


  1. David Rumsey Historical Map Collection.

  2. American Memory Map Collections. Available at the Library of Congress.

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