Board of Directors

C Sullivan 2Charles Sullivan, President

16th-century New World exploration


Kathleen OConnor

Kathleen O’Connor, Vice President

Archivist, Catholic church history


TarynTaryn Edwards, Secretary

San Francisco history


Ellen HuppertEllen Huppert, Treasurer

Medieval history, 19th-century U.S. social history, and family history



Sue Bessmer

Interdisciplinary social science


RM CleeseRose Marie Cleese

San Francisco history


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Ann Harlow

California art history


Peter MeyerhofPeter Meyerhof

Early California history, especially transition from Mexican to American rule


Margaretta MitchellMargaretta Mitchell

History of photography, dance, and the Oakland Hills fire of 1991


J OfferJudith Offer

Writes plays based on California, U.S., and Oakland history


Louis Trager

20th-century U.S. foreign relations



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