Board of Directors

R Robbins

Richard Robbins, President

Russian history


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



Cornelia Levine

20th-century 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


C SullivanCharles Sullivan

16th-century New World exploration


Louis Trager

20th-century U.S. foreign relations


Georgia WrightGeorgia Wright, Work-in-Progress Chair

Medieval art history


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