The manuscript collection, estimated at over 3,000 linear feet, ranges in size from a single item, such as a personal letter or diary, to dozens of boxes of business records. Collection strengths include the records of maritime-related institutions and marine business, labor, and shore-based activities. The Park also has several large collections from noted historians of Pacific maritime history.
Significant collections currently available to researchers include:
Information on how to access the collection may be found in our Collections FAQ.
Did You Know?
The Queen Mary 2, the largest ocean liner in the world (1,131 feet long), pulled into San Francisco Bay on February 4, 2007. Here she is passing by the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park.