Find collections about the island which includes a Civil War citadel, an army prison, a federal penitentiary and was site of the Indian Occupation.
Fort Point & the Golden Gate
Collections posted here concern Fort Point National Historic Site, the Golden Gate strait and Golden Gate Bridge.
The Marin Parklands include Fort Baker, Fort Barry, Fort Cronkhite, the Marin Headlands, Angel Island, Tennessee Valley, Olema Valley. Collections within this topic also preserve the history of coast artillery defenses and also the movement to preserve the headlands.
Material documenting the world's only old-growth coastal redwood forest and the activities of the National Park Service within this National Monument.
Presidio of San Francisco
These collections document nearly 200 years of military history with a strong emphasis on the resources within the Presidio of San Francisco. Additional topics include Letterman Army Hospital, Fort Winfield Scott, the Public Health Service Hospital, and Crissy Field.
San Francisco Parklands
The San Francisco Parklands include Fort Funston, Fort Mason, Fort Miley, Sutro Baths and Sutro Heights, and the Cliff House. Additional collections may contain information regarding events that took place in these areas and coast artillery fortifications.
San Mateo Parklands
Find collections about the coastal defenses of these sites and the plans to set aside these lands years before it became official. Collections under the San Mateo Parklands include Milagra Ridge, Sweeny Ridge, Mori Point, the Phleger Estate and Rancho Corral de Tierra.
Events & Wars
Collections include material on the Panama-Pacific International Exposition, the 1906 Earthquake and Fire, the Spanish-American War, World War I, World War 2, and other events that took place within the lands of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.
Military related materials make up most of the collections within the Park Archives and Records Center. These topics include anything military related from life on post to structures built to maintain Army defenses (standing or demolished).
Collections that contain files regarding natural resource elements such as studies performed in Muir Woods or surveys of geological features in Golden Gate lands.