San Francisco Public Library – Richmond Eats!

There’s something cool that’s been going on over at the Richmond Branch Library.  They are archiving menus, recipes and photos that represent the Richmond district.

Richmond Branch Library invites you to bring in photos, menus, and recipes related to the Richmond neighborhood to be scanned as part of Richmond Eats pilot archive project.  Richmond Branch is collaborating with Internet Archive to digitize, preserve and make San Francisco community history accessible.

We invite you to bring in up to five restaurant menus (up to 11 x 17 in size), recipes or food related photographs (up to 8 x 10 in size) from the 1850s to the present, that celebrate the diverse culinary heritage of the Richmond neighborhood. Items will be scanned at the branch and returned to donors.

Scanning Dates

June 1: ……….. 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

June 2: ……….. 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

June 3: ……….. 1-7 p.m.

June 4: ……….. 1-4 p.m.

June 5: ……….. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

The scanned images will become library property and become part of the permanent city archives at the San Francisco Public Library. Patrons will be asked to fill out an online registration form containing a few simple questions about the history of the images and their family history. A Russian translator will be available as needed and a Chinese translator will be on site at the Richmond Branch Library for the duration of the project.

Head on over to the website and then to the Richmond Branch Library!

Richmond Branch Library
351 9th Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94103

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