of the American Historical Association's 2002 Annual Meeting
Table of Contents
Arrangements for Persons Requiring Accessibility
Transportation to San Francisco
Parking at the Hotels
Driving Directions from the Airports to the Hotels
Local Arrangements: Historians and San Francisco
Two-Year College Faculty
Committee on Minority Historians
Task Force on Graduate Education
The Association's 116th annual meeting will be held in San Francisco at the Hilton San Francisco, the Renaissance Parc 55, the Westin St. Francis, and the Hotel Nikko San Francisco. Many of the profession's most distinguished members will be present to deliver papers and 876 scholars, including 91 foreign scholars, will participate in the three-day meeting. In addition, nearly 50 specialized societies will meet in conjunction with the AHA. Each society will hold its own sessions, luncheons, and/or meetings, as well as some joint sessions with the Association. Wm. Roger Louis of the University of Texas at Austin will deliver the presidential address the evening of January 4, and the Awards for Scholarly Distinction, the Eugene Asher Distinguished Teaching Award, the Beveridge Family Teaching Prize, the William Gilbert Award, the Gutenberg-e Prizes, the John E. O'Connor Film Award, the Nancy Lyman Roelker Mentorship Award, and the 2001 Honorary Foreign Member will be announced. In addition, nineteen book prizes will be awarded.
|Noted below are the locations of various events:|
|AHA sessions||Hilton, Parc 55, St. Francis, and Nikko Hotels|
|Affiliated societies events||Hilton, Parc 55, St. Francis, and Nikko Hotels|
|AHA headquarters/ staff office||Hilton, Union Square 7|
|Press room||Hilton, Union Square 25m|
|Local Arrangements Committee office||Hilton, Union Square 25|
|AHA Job Register||Hilton, Yosemite Room, and Grand Ballroom Salon A|
|Book Exhibit||Hilton, Continental Ballroom, Imperial Room, and East Lounge|
|AHA meeting registration
and meal ticket cashiers
|Hilton, Plaza Room|
The AHA has reserved substantial blocks of rooms at four hotels: the Hilton San Francisco, the Renaissance Parc 55, the Westin St. Francis, and the Hotol Nikko San Francisco. The hotels are just steps from Union Square amid the city's premier shopping and theater districts. The Museum of Modern Art, South of Market, and the Financial District are all within walking distance. The hotels offer easy access to Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART), San Francisco Municipal Railway (Muni), and the city's celebrated cable cars just two blocks away. The Hilton San Francisco (http://www.sanfrancisco.hilton.com; (415) 771-1400), located at 333 O'Farrell Street, will serve as headquarters and will house meeting registration, the book exhibit, the Job Register, and AHA and affiliate sessions. The Renaissance Parc 55 Hotel (http://www.renaissancehotels.com; (415) 392-8000), at 55 Cyril Magnin Street, will serve as co-headquarters and will accommodate AHA and affiliate events. The Westin St. Francis (http://www.westin.com; (415) 397-7000) is located at 335 Powell Street and will house AHA and affiliate sessions and events. The Hotel Nikko San Francisco (http://www.nikkohotels.com; (415) 394-1111) is at 222 Mason Street and will host AHA and affiliate sessions and events. Negotiated rates for the Hilton and Parc 55 are $99 single and double; for the St. Francis $109 single and double; and for the Nikko $109 single and $129 double. The additional person charge at all hotels is $20. All rooms are subject to city and state occupancy taxes of 14.05 percent per room, per night. Rates will be in effect three days before and after the January 3–6 meeting dates and apply to a limited number of rooms only at each property.
Beginning September 4, hotel reservations must be made exclusively with the San Francisco Housing Bureau operated by Expoexchange, the San Francisco Convention and Visitors Bureau's exclusive housing vendor, based in Deerfield, Illinois.
·Reservations will be accepted via
the AHA Web site (www.theaha.org),
the call center, fax, or mail (only when accompanied by a check deposit)
through December 3, 2001.
·The call center (toll free at (800) 424-5256) will accept reservations from the U.S. and Canada during the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Central Standard Time, Monday through Friday. International callers may call (847) 940-2154 to make reservations during normal business hours. Phone reservations are limited to five per call. Requests for more than five rooms must be submitted in writing.
·Faxes from the U.S. and Canada may be sent 24 hours a day, seven days a week to (800) 521-6017, but will be processed during business hours. International attendees may fax to (847) 940-2386.
·Suite reservations can be made by any of the methods noted above.
·Only bookings made by check should be sent to the San Francisco Housing Bureau/AHA 2002, 108 Wilmot Road Suite 400, P.O. Box 825, Deerfield, IL 60015. Checks should be made payable to the San Francisco Housing Bureau, in U.S. funds, drawn on a U.S. bank.
A reservation confirmation will be sent by the bureau for all new reservations, modifications, and cancellations. The bureau will send out confirmations by mail, fax, or e-mail no later than 72 hours after processing reservations. Room reservations made by phone are confirmed immediately with a confirmation number. Please note that hotels will not send out a separate confirmation.
The San Francisco Housing Bureau and the four hotels require a standard deposit of $125 per room reservation. The deposit for a one-bedroom suite is $250 and for a two-bedroom suite is $375. A deposit is required for each reservation, and can by made by credit card or by check payment. If payment is to be by check, a check made payable to the San Francisco Housing Bureau, in U.S. dollars and drawn on a U.S. bank, must accompany the housing request form. If payment is to be by credit card, the card will be billed immediately. Credit cards accepted are American Express, MasterCard, Visa, Discover, and Diner's Club. The bureau does not accept money orders, wire transfers, or invoices for room deposits. Please note that reservations will not be processed without a deposit.
The cutoff date for the AHA's official block is December 3. After December 3, remaining inventory in the block will be released and rooms will be available on a space-available basis. Some hotels will continue to honor the AHA's convention rates, others will charge the best available prevailing rate. If all hotels sell out, the bureau will continue to assist attendees to secure housing.
Changes, Cancellations, and Refunds
Meeting attendees can continue to make, modify, and/or cancel reservations from September 4 through December 7, 2001 via the San Francisco Housing Bureau by telephone or in writing via fax or e-mail. Attendees will not be penalized for any cancellation made before the cutoff date. Cancellations processed prior to the cutoff date will be refunded via the same method of payment by which the attendee originally paid the deposit. Beginning December 12, attendees who wish to cancel must contact the hotels directly. Reservations canceled after December 7 but prior to 72 hours of arrival will be subject to a $16 processing fee. Reservations canceled within 72 hours of arrival date are subject to forfeiture of the entire amount of the deposit.
To facilitate hotel reservations and participation in the annual meeting for those who need physical, sight, or hearing accessibility, the following information is provided. The hotel selected should be informed about special needs when the reservation is made.
Hilton San Francisco
Entrances: The hotel is accessible and in complete compliance
with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations and guidelines.
The hotel has three accessible entrances: the main entrance on O'Farrell
Street, which has a ramp and automatic door; the Mason Street entrance,
across the street from the Parc 55 and Nikko; and the garage entrance
on Ellis Street.
Lobby:The lobby has marble flooring and low-pile carpeting.
Upon request, guest service agents will greet wheelchair guests on
the front desk lobby side to assist in the check-in process. If needed,
hotel security can acquaint guests with the hotel via a walk-through.
Parking: Accessible parking spaces are available. However,
vans over a certain height may not fit on certain floors due to low
Elevators: Control panels in all elevators are marked with
Braille floor indicators.
Restrooms: Restrooms on the lobby level are accessible for
wheelchairs and scooters. Women's restrooms on the ballroom level
are difficult for individuals using scooters.
Guest rooms: The hotel has 28 guest rooms for wheelchair
accessibility, seven have roll-in showers. Wheelchair lifts are also
available where physically possible. Available upon request: TDD
phones, closed-caption capability for television signals, door and
phone notification devices, volume control phones, and visual emergency
indicators. The hotel also has guest rooms with signs in Braille.
Meeting rooms: All meeting rooms are accessible by elevator.
Assisted listening devices and ramps/lifts are available.
Telecommunications: The hotel has lowered phone booths in
public spaces. All guest rooms are equipped with data port access.
Restaurants: All food and beverage outlets can be reached by elevator: Cityscape on the forty-sixth floor, the Café on the main lobby level, the Daily Cup on the main lobby Mason Street, Intermezzo on the lobby level, and the Lobby Bar on the main level. Kiku of Tokyo is also accessible at the O'Farrell and Mason Streets entrance.
Renaissance Parc 55 Hotel
Entrances: The hotel is accessible and in complete compliance
with the ADA regulations and guidelines. There is an automatic door
at the entrance near the garage.
Lobby: The lobby and public areas offer low-pile carpeting
in addition to marble floors and are accessible. The front desk and
concierge desk areas have been modified to be in compliance.
Parking: Valet parking is available. Accessible parking
spaces are available adjacent to the accessible main entrance for
vehicles that cannot be operated by the valet staff.
Elevators: The seven guest elevators are wheelchair accessible
and feature audible and visual car arrival signals and Braille numerals
by each control button and on each elevator entry/exit point on all
Restrooms: The public restrooms available on all meeting
room floors are accessible. Women's restrooms on the fourth floor
will be difficult for someone using a scooter.
Guest rooms:The hotel has 25 king guest rooms and 5 king
suites designed for persons with accessibility requirements; 13 have
roll-in showers. This hotel is not recommended for individuals using
power chairs or scooters. Four rooms are modified for the hearing
impaired. All accessible rooms contain visual smoke/fire alarms,
visual door bells, and accessible showers or tubs. Portable TDD devices
are available for use in any guest room.
Meeting rooms: All meeting room floors are accessible by
elevator and escalator.
Telecommunications: TDD equipped public telephones are available
on every meeting room floor and lobby level. All guest room telephones
are equipped with data port access.
Restaurants: The Veranda and Barley & Hops restaurants are
located on the second floor and are accessible by elevator or escalator.
Braille menus are available.
Westin St. Francis Hotel
Entrances: The hotel's carriage entrance and the side entrance on Geary Street are accessible and in compliance with ADA regulations.
Lobby: The lobby has marble flooring and low-pile carpeting in some areas. The concierge desk and the registration area are wheelchair accessible.
Parking: Valet parking only is available at the carriage entrance on Geary. Four parking spaces are reserved in the garage for vehicles with ADA designation.
Elevators: All hotel elevators have control panels marked in Braille right below the floor number, and they are also lowered to accommodate wheelchair guests.
Restrooms: Accessible restrooms are available for men and women on all meeting space levels.
Guest rooms: The hotel has 17 king, 7 double/double, and 8 queen room accommodations designated for persons with accessibility requirements. It has 10 rooms with roll-in showers. All ADA rooms are equipped with flashing lights for the hearing impaired and vibrating beds for the sight impaired. TDD devices and doorbells are available on request.
Meeting rooms: The meeting rooms are located on the mezzanine and the second level and are wheelchair accessible, except for the Borgia Room. For guests staying in the Tower Building, the mezzanine level can be accessed by going to the lobby and taking the main building elevator.
Telecommunications: The hotel has lowered phone booths in public spaces. All guest rooms are equipped with data port access.
Restaurants: The Compass Rose and the Oakroom on the lobby level are both accessible. The Compass Rose, an elevated room, has a handicapped lift to accommodate wheelchair guests.
Hotel Nikko San Francisco
Entrances: The hotel's Mason Street entrance is accessible and in compliance with ADA regulations and guidelines.
Lobby: The lobby area has marble floors and low-pile carpeting. The concierge desk is wheelchair accessible.
Parking: Full valet parking services are available; the hotel has one accessible entrance from the valet parking entrance.
Elevators: All levels of the hotel are connected by elevators. All elevators are wheelchair accessible and feature audible and visual car arrival signals. Control panels in all elevators are marked in Braille by each floor button.
Restrooms: Accessible restrooms are available for men and women on all meeting room levels, lobby and floors 2, 3, and 25.
Guest rooms:The hotel has 15 rooms designated for persons with accessibility requirements. TDD devices, hearing impaired equipment, and shower chairs are available upon request.
Meeting rooms:All meeting rooms on the lobby and floors 2, 3, and 25 are accessible by elevator. All rooms have door entrances at least 32 inches wide.
Telecommunications:The hotel has lowered phone booths in public spaces. All guest rooms are equipped with data port access.
Restaurants: ANZU is located on the hotel's second floor and is accessible. The Sushi bar on the second level has a five-foot regulated accessible dining and drinking space to accommodate wheelchair seating.
Transportation to San Francisco
Association Travel Concepts (ATC) has been selected as the official travel agency for the AHA's 116th annual meeting. As the official agency, ATC has negotiated discounts with United Airlines, US Airways, Amtrak, and Alamo Rent-A-Car to bring you special air and train fares and car rental rates that are lower than those available to the public. By calling ATC, you will save 10 to 15 percent off on United (I.D. # 556EG) and Continental Airlines (I.D. # U2HPLR) tickets purchased more than 60 days prior to the meeting. For tickets purchased less than 60 days prior, the discounts will be 5 to 10 percent off of the lowest available fares. Some restrictions may apply. Discounts apply for travel Sunday, December 30, 2001 through Wednesday, January 9, 2002.
ATC will also search for the lowest available fare on any airline serving San Francisco International Airport. ATC also provides personalized service, advance seat assignments, special meal requests, frequent flier programs, electronic ticketing, e-mail access for convenient booking of your tickets and more.
To take advantage of these rates and benefits, call ATC at 1-800-458-9383; fax (858) 581-3988; e-mail email@example.com; web site: www.assntravel.com. ATC is available for reservations from 9:00 A.M. until 9:00 P.M. EST, Monday through Friday.
Discounted car rental rates have been negotiated with Alamo Rent-a-Car, with discounted rates effective from December 30, 2001 through January 9, 2002. Contact Association Travel Concepts at (800) 458-9383. You can also call Alamo at (800) 732-3232 or your local travel agency and refer to ID # 72620 and request rate code GR.
San Francisco Airport has a new Rental Car Center that allows travelers to pick up and drop off rental cars at one convenient, central location. Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National, and Thrifty car rental counters are located on the first floor of the SFO Rental Car Center. A shuttle bus system operates between the terminals and the Rental Car Center every 3 to 5 minutes, 24 hours per day from the upper level central boarding traffic island of the airport terminals.
Most meeting attendees will fly into San Francisco International Airport (http://www.flysfo.com), located sixteen miles south of the city. There are a variety of transportation services available from the airport to the hotels, including taxi, scheduled bus service, door-to-door van, and public transit. Information Booths located on the arrivals level of all terminals and the departures level on the international terminal provide detailed fare and schedule information. They are open every day from 8:00 a.m. to midnight. Approximate taxi fare to the downtown area is $35. Metered rates apply to all destinations. Estimated drive time is 30 minutes by car in normal traffic. Because of the ongoing construction at the airport, allow an additional 15 to 20 minutes to travel to and from the airport. Uniformed taxi curbside coordinators are on duty at the terminals and can assist passengers with questions or problems. Services are available for persons with disabilities. There is a voluntary ride sharing program at the airport—up to five people can ride for the price of one person.
SFO Airporter (http://www.sfoairporter.com) operates
a scheduled shuttle bus service from San Francisco Airport to the
major hotels in downtown San Francisco. The Airporter provides regular
motorcoach service seven days a week for $12 cash one way. No reservations
are needed. The Airporter makes stops at five hotels, including the
Hilton, the St. Francis, and the Parc 55. Service from the airport
operates every 15 minutes beginning at 6:05 a.m. The last bus leaves
the airport at 10:50 p.m. It departs from the airport outside the
lower level baggage claim area from the center boarding traffic island.
Look for the concrete posts painted blue and the sign that says "Scheduled
Buses San Francisco." Departures from the hotels are scheduled every
20 minutes, between 5:10 a.m. and 11:10 p.m. The Airporter also operates
an information podium at the Mason Street entrance of the Hilton,
opening at 6:00 a.m. each day. Tickets and timetables will be available.
Several companies operate door-to-door van service from the airport, including SuperShuttle (fares from $9 to $14; (415) 558-8500), Advanced Airport Shuttle (fares from $10 to $14; (415) 550-1112), American Airporter Shuttle (fare $14; (800) 282-7758), Bay Shuttle (fare $13; (415) 564-3400), and Airport Express (fares from $11 to $14; (415) 775-5121). For domestic terminals, the vans depart from level 2 (departures), center boarding traffic island, and for the international terminal, from level 3 (departures), center boarding traffic island. It is best to call at least 24 hours in advance; credit cards are accepted.
Oakland International Airport (http://www.oaklandairport.com) also serves San Francisco visitors. It is twenty-two miles from the city with an approximate drive time of 45 minutes. Estimated taxi fare is $45. SuperShuttle offers service to the hotels at $20 per person. BART stops at the Oakland Coliseum and operates a shuttle (Air BART) from this stop to the Oakland Airport. Fare is $2 one way. Shuttles run from 6 a.m. to 12:05 a.m. every 10 minutes and Sundays 8 a.m. to 12:05 a.m. The trip is approximately 15 minutes, but may be as long as 30 minutes in rush hour traffic. Call (510) 577-4294 for more information on Air BART.
Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) (http://www.bart.gov) is the city's subway system, offering light rail transit service for the city and the east bay (Oakland, Berkeley) The closest stop to the Hilton is the Powell Station at Powell and Market Streets (four blocks). Service begins at 4 a.m. on weekdays, 6 a.m. on Saturdays, and 8 a.m. on Sundays and holidays, and the last train is around midnight. There are five lines, color-coded on BART maps. Check train destinations on signs on the platform or the front of the train. You may need to transfer lines to get to your destination, especially at night or on weekends. The fare depends on the length of your trip, ranging from $1.10 to $4.70, one way. BART is wheelchair accessible but sometimes the elevators are out of service; call (510) 834-LIFT or (888) 2-ELEVAT for station elevator information.
San Francisco Municipal Railway (MUNI) (http://www.sfmuni.com) operates buses, streetcars, and cable cars in the city 24 hours a day, but service is limited at night. Fares are $1 for adults and 35 cents for youths 5 to 16 and senior citizens over 65. One-way cable car tickets are $2. Except on cable cars, exact change is necessary. Transfers are issued free upon request at the time the fare is paid for bus or streetcar service. They are valid for 90 minutes for two boardings in any direction. Visitors can purchase MUNI Passports with unlimited rides on streetcars, buses, and cable cars—one day $6, three days $10, and seven days $15. If you plan to get around the city using MUNI, it's a good idea to pick up a MUNI Map; they're sold at many local shops and bookstores. You can order an Official MUNI Transit and Street Map by sending a check or money order for $2.50 to: MUNI Map, 949 Presidio Ave., Room 238, San Francisco, CA 94115. The MUNI web site at http://www.transitinfo.org/Muni also has schedules and maps including cable cars.
Parking at the Hotels
All hotels have parking available, with unlimited in-and-out privileges for hotel guests. Current published rates for each 24-hour period are: Hilton—$30 self-service and valet; Parc 55—$31 valet service only; St. Francis—$35 valet service only; Nikko—$30 valet service only. If you are a hotel guest, charges can be billed to your room or you can pay with credit card or cash. You can park at any of the hotels if not a guest, but there are no in-and-out privileges and you may be required to pay at an hourly rate.
Additional Parking Near Hotels
The following parking facilities are within a one- or two-block
walk of the Hilton, Parc 55, St. Francis, and Nikko. In addition,
metered parking spaces are available on adjacent streets although
open spaces will be hard to find. Across the street from the Hilton
is the Downtown Center Garage, 325 Mason Street (415) 673-6757. It
is open 24 hours with self parking only. Payment can be made with
cash, Visa, or MasterCard. In-and-out service is not available. Daily
rate: $1.75 for first 20 minutes; $1.75 each additional minute; $24
for five hours or more. Other facilities are Union Square Garage
on Union Square (415) 397-0631, 24-hour rate is $20; Flood Garage,
261 Ellis (415) 983-0800; City Parking Company, 143 Mason (415) 558-9147);
and Ellis-O'Farrell Garage, 123 O'Farrell (415) 986-4800), 24-hour
rate is $20.
Parking Quest (http://www.parkingquest.com) is an online service displaying all parking facilities in San Francisco. In addition to a full cartographic representation of all garages in the city, the site provides a rate calculator and a directory which can sort by name or street address.
Driving Directions to the Hotels
The Hilton, Parc 55, St. Francis, and Nikko are on or within two blocks of Union Square in downtown San Francisco.
From San Francisco Airport: Take Highway 101 north, staying in the right two lanes as 101 splits off to the left with the right lanes becoming I-80. Take I-80 East towards Downtown/Bay Bridge. For the Hilton: Exit at Seventh Street, turn right on Folsom Street, then left on Fifth Street. Cross Market Street and turn left on Ellis Street to Mason Street. The hotel's garage entrance is on Ellis Street between Mason and Taylor Streets. For the Parc 55: Take the Seventh Street exit staying in second lane from right—the exit ramp merges onto Seventh. Merge to the right lane and turn left on Folsom Street (second light) and then turn left on Fifth Street. Continue across Market Street to the hotel. It is on the left side, one block north of Market where Fifth merges into Cyril Magnin Street. For the St. Francis: Take the Fourth Street Exit, proceeding one block and turning left on Third Street. Continue on Third until you cross Market Street and immediately turn left on Geary Street. Proceed three and one-half blocks on Geary, the hotel's carriage entrance is on your right off Geary. For the Nikko: Exit at Seventh Street, get into the right lane at the bottom of the ramp. At the stop light, continue straight onto Bryant Street for two blocks to Fifth Street. Turn left on Fifth and go seven blocks to Ellis Street. Turn left onto Ellis and turn right into the hotel's driveway before the next light.
From Oakland Airport: Take Highway 880 West to San Francisco, crossing the Bay Bridge and exiting at Fifth Street. For the Hilton: Turn left on Ellis Street, and follow to Mason Street. The garage entrance is on Ellis. For the Parc 55: Turn right on Fifth Street, cross Market Street. Market becomes Cyril Magnin—the carriage entrance is on the left side of Cyril Magnin.
For the 116th annual meeting, the Local Arrangements Committee, chaired by William N. Bonds (San Francisco State University) is making plans that will be of special interest to historians. Members should review the November and December issues of Perspectives for several articles, including a list of restaurants in the area of the hotels emphasizing moderate-priced establishments.
If you want to do some advance planning for your San Francisco stay, you can check out various aspects of the city and the region at a number of web sites. Good starting points are the San Francisco’s visitors bureau at http://www.sfvisitor.org and two guides guides to the city at http://www.sfguide.com and http://www.sanfrancisco.com. One of the city's newspapers, The Chronicle, offers a comprehensive guide at http://www.sfgate.com/traveler/guide, including advice for the neophyte visitor from a local and a neighborhood guide with the best restaurants, sights, nightlife, and culture in the city and East Bay areas. You can get tourism information from the San Francisco Visitor Information Center at Market and Powell streets, on the lower level of Hallidie Plaza, near the Powell Street BART station. Call (415) 391-2000 for information and (415) 391-2001 for recorded events information. You can plan your travels in and around San Francisco using http://www.transitinfo.org, which provides online access to transit information for the bay area and includes current schedules, transit fares, maps, and other information. Temperatures in January usually vary from 45 to 56 degrees. The month is the “rainy season” so be sure to bring an umbrella.
A number of companies offer regularly scheduled tours. Gray Line Tours (http://www.graylinesanfrancisco.com); (415) 558-7300) offers daily scheduled tours including cable car and evening tours. Other companies offering daily sightseeing tours include Golden Gate Tours (http://new.enterit.com/Golden5775); (415) 788-5775), Great Pacific Tour Company (http://www.greatpacifictour.com); (415) 626-4499), and Tower Tours (http://www.towertours.com); (415) 434-8687).
If you prefer visiting the city’s attractions on your own, consider CityPass (http://www.citypass.net). You save 50 percent on admission fees and avoid ticket lines for the city’s top attractions, including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Exploratorium, Palace of the Legion of Honor, and the California Academy of Science and Steinhart Aquarium. In addition, the Pass offers unlimited use of cable cars and Muni transportation and a San Francisco Bay cruise. The packaged price is $33.25 for adults and $24.75 for youths aged 5–17. You can purchase online or at the first attraction you visit. A tour of Alacatraz Island can be substituted for the cruise if purchased in advance at (415) 705-5555 for a $2.25 convenience fee. CityPass is valid for nine days from first use and the Muni Passport is valid seven days from first CityPass use. Tickets include helpful information such as complete hours of operation, on-property dining choices, public transportation, and a special “insider’s tip” on the best time to visit each attraction.
The first museum on the West Coast devoted solely to twentieth-century art, the San Francisco Museum of Art (http://www.sfmoma.org; (415) 357-4000) is located at 151 Third Street between Mission and Howard Streets, seven to nine blocks from the convention hotels. International in scope, the museum’s permanent collection consists of more than 18,000 works, including 5,600 paintings, sculptures, and works on paper; approximately 9,800 photographs; 3,200 architectural drawings, models, and design objects; and a growing collection of works related to the media arts. The collection, representing Californian, American, and international artists, is the most comprehensive resource for modern and contemporary art on the West Coast. To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Ansel Adams, the museum has an exhibition open through January 13, 2002, featuring over 100 images by the photographer and naturalist. The museum is open daily except Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tickets are available at the museum and in advance through Tickets.com and TicketWeb.com. Admission is $10 for adults, $7 for seniors 62 years and older, and $6 for students. Children under 12 are admitted free.
Housed within the San Francisco’s Palace of Fine Arts, the Exploratorium (http://www.exploratorium.edu; (415) 397-5673) is a collage of over 650 science, art, and human perception exhibits. The Exploratorium is located in the Marina district at 3601 Lyon Street between Fisherman’s Wharf and the Golden Gate Bridge. This unique museum was founded in 1969 by noted physicist Frank Oppenheimer, who was director until his death in 1985. The Exploratorium’s mission is to create a culture of learning through innovative environments, programs, and tools that help people to nurture their curiosity about the world around them. It is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Wednesdays until 9 p.m. General admission is $9 for adults 18 to 64, $7.50 for students over 18 with identification, $7.50 for seniors 65 and over, $6 for people with disabilities, and $6 for youths ages 5–17. Children 4 and under are admitted free. Admission will be free on Wednesday, January 2. If driving, free parking is available. If taking public transit, Muni buses 22, 28, 41, 43, 45, and many Golden Gate Transit buses stop nearby.
The California Palace of the Legion of Honor (http://www.legionofhonor.org; (415) 863-3330) displays an impressive collection of 4,000 years of ancient and European art. Its collections include paintings by El Greco, Rubens, Rembrandt, Seurat, Monet, Degas, and Picasso and sculpture by Rodin. The Legion of Honor, located at 100 34th Avenue in Lincoln Park at 34th and Clement Street, overlooks the Golden Gate Bridge. It is open from Tuesday through Sunday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors 65 and over, and $5 for youths ages 12–17. Children under 12 are admitted free. If driving, parking is available in front of the museum, on Legion of Honor Drive, and on El Camino del Mar. If taking public transit, from Union Square take Muni 38 Geary line to 33rd Avenue and walk two blocks north to 34th Avenue and Clement Street.
The California Academy of Sciences (http://www.calacademy.org;
(415) 750-7145) operates the Steinhart Aquarium, the Natural
History Museum, and the Morrison Planetarium. Located
at 55 Concourse Drive in Golden Gate Park, it is open daily from
10 a.m. to 5 p.m., including all holidays. Founded in 1853 as the
first scientific institution in the West, the California Academy
of Sciences’ mission is to explore and explain the natural world.
The Steinhart Aquarium is an aquatic world of 165 individual tanks
exhibiting the interactions of more than 6,000 representatives of
diverse underwater environments. The Natural History Museum is one
of the ten largest natural history museums in the world with more
than 14 million specimens and artifacts. The Morrison Planetarium’s
main instrument is a one-of-a-kind star projector weighing approximately
5,000 pounds and projecting a field of 3,800 stars.
General admission to the aquarium and the museum is $8.50 for adults, $5.50 for youths 12–17 and senior citizens, and $2 for children 4–11. All visitors showing a valid public transit ticket or transfer for travel to the Academy will receive $2.50 off general admission. Admission will be free on Wednesday, January 2. Tickets to see a sky show in the Morrison Planetarium can be purchased at the Planetarium box office in Earth and Space Hall one-half hour before show time. Access to the Planetarium requires General Admission, which is $2.50 for adults and $1.25 for youths ages 6–17 and seniors 65 and over. If driving, the streets surrounding the Academy are John F. Kennedy Drive (north side), Music Concourse Drive (northwest side), Martin Luther King Drive (south side), and Middle Drive (southeast side). Though most parking is free within Golden Gate Park, spaces can be limited. Access to paid parking on Music Concourse Drive is available, while parking is free every day on all other roads bordering the Academy. If taking public transit, from Union Square take Muni 38 Geary line westbound, alighting at 6th Avenue and Geary Boulevard. Transfer to the Muni 44 O’Shaughnessy, southbound. Once in Golden Gate Park, disembark at the Music Concourse in front of the de Young Museum. Walk across the Music Concourse to the main entrance of the Academy.
One of the finest botanical gardens in the United States, Strybing Arboretum and Botanical Gardens (http://www.strybing.org; (415) 750-7145) features an impressive array of plants from the world’s Mediterranean and mild temperate climates to high-elevation tropical cloud forests. It is located in Golden Gate Park, near the corner of Ninth Avenue and Lincoln Way. The gardens are open daily from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends and holidays. Admission is free. Docent-led tours are scheduled daily. From the Strybing Bookstore, they depart at 1:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and at 10:20 a.m. and at 1:30 p.m. on weekends. From the Friend Gate (north entrance), they depart Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday at 2 p.m. If driving, parking is available on Ninth Avenue, Lincoln Way, and Martin Luther King Drive. The Gardens are served by several public transit routes, including rail and bus.
Other museums and attractions of interest:
San Francisco Historical Society (http://www.sfhistory.org; (415) 775-1111) sponsors San Francisco history programs, events, and walking tours. The SFHS website lists its events and those sponsored by other organizations.
California Historical Society (http://www.calhist.org), 678 Mission Street, is home to the Museum Galleries, the North Baker Research Library, and the Museum Store. The gallery is open Tuesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission: $3.
Museum of the City of San Francisco (http://www.sfmuseum.org) has a major exhibit in San Francisco’s City Hall. It is located at the City Hall South Light Court, Grove and Van Ness, and open for public viewing from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday-Friday, and from noon to 4:00 p.m. Saturdays. Admission is free. The museum also has several major online exhibits as well as a San Francisco history index.
Ansel Adams Center for Photography (http://www.friendsofphotography.org), 655 Mission Street near New Montgomery Street in the Yerba Buena Gardens Cultural District. Open 11 a.m to 5 p.m. daily. Admission: $7.
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, (http://www.yerbabuenaarts.com), 701 Mission Street between Third and Fourth Streets, four blocks from Union Square. Open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission: $6.
Cartoon Art Museum (http://www.cartoonart.org), located at 814 Mission Street Suite 200. Open Wednesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Admission: $3.50.
Alcatraz Island (http://www.nps.gov/alcatraz), ferries departing every 30 minutes from 9:35 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. from Pier 41 at Fisherman’s Wharf. Fare is $13.25 for adults, with a recommendation that you make reservations well in advance through http://www.blueandgoldfleet.com/abcsc.htm or by calling (415) 705-5555. There is a $2.25 per ticket service charge for all phone and web orders.
Golden Gate Bridge (http://www.goldengate.org), located on U.S. Highway 101, a $3 toll is collected only when traveling south. Pedestrians can walk across the bridge daily from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. from the east sidewalk, located near the Strauss Statue. The sidewalk can be accessed from the southeast or the northeast parking lots; driving and parking information is available on the web site. If taking public transit, take a cable car from downtown, then MUNI bus 76.
Pier 39 (http://www.pier39.com), Beach Street and the Embarcadero, open daily from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. San Francisco’s number one attraction with more than 110 shops, 11 full-service restaurants, and numerous attractions. Parking is available in Pier 39 Garage.
Union Square, built in 1850, Union Square got its name from a series of violent, pro-Union demonstrations that took place nearby in the period just before the Civil War. The Victory Monument in the center of the square commemorates Commodore George Dewey’s victory over the Spanish fleet at Manila in 1898. The area around Union Square is perhaps best known for its shopping. Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, and Macy’s border the square, and just a few block away is San Francisco Centre, anchored by Nordstrom and Emporium, with close to 100 smaller stores. The blocks surrounding the square are lined with boutiques and specialty shops, from Emporio Armani to Tiffany, from Crate and Barrel to FAO Schwartz, from Borders Books and Records to a Virgin Megastore. The major theaters are also clustered nearby: Curran Theatre at 445 Geary Street; the Geary Theatre, home to the prestigious American Conservatory Theatre, at 415 Geary Street; the Golden Gate Theater at 1 Taylor Street; the Marines Memorial Theater at 609 Sutter Street; and the Theater on the Square at 450 Post Street. The TIX Bay Area office on the east side of Union Square is a full-service ticket agency that also sells discount tickets to many San Francisco productions. STBS on the Stockton Street side of the Square sells same-day tickets at half price.
San Francisco Cable Cars (http://www.sfcablecar.com). There are three cable car routes running seven days a week, operating daily from 6 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. The one-way fare is $2, and tickets can be purchased at turnarounds or from the conductor as you board. At Powell and Market streets, there is a cable car turntable which serves as the beginning stop for two lines, the Powell-Mason and Powell-Hyde lines. The Powell-Mason line begins at the Powell/ Market turntable, and the line runs from there up and over Nob Hill and down to Bay Street at Fisherman’s Wharf. The Powell-Hyde line also begins at the Powell Market turntable and runs over Nob and Russian hills before ending at Aquatic Park near Ghiradelli Square. The California Street line runs East-West from the Financial District, through Chinatown, over Nob Hill, and stops at Van Ness Avenue. The Cable Car Museum at 1201 Mason Street at Washington is free and is open every day except New Year’s Day.
To make the necessary arrangements, hearing-impaired members who
will need sign-interpreting service at the annual meeting must notify
the AHA headquarters and register for the meeting by December 3,
2001. After reviewing the Program, but not later than December 7,
members who have made such requests should inform headquarters of
the sessions they plan to attend. With the assistance of the Local
Arrangements Committee and the Registry of Interpreters, headquarters
will then secure the service of appropriate interpreters. The AHA
will assume the cost for up to nine hours of interpreting service
or a maximum of $400 per member, whichever is less.
In addition, if a member so requests, an interpreter will be provided for the General Meeting (Friday, January 4, 8:30 p.m.) and the Annual Business Meeting (Saturday, January 5, 4:45 p.m.). Please contact Sharon K. Tune, Convention Director, AHA, 400 A Street SE, Washington, DC 20003, by December 3, by e-mail to Sharon Tune.
Members are urged to preregister at the reduced rate of $65 (nonmembers $85, students and unemployed $40, precollegiate teachers $15) by the cut-off date of December 5. A preregistration form is included as an insert in the Program, and the form is also available through the AHA headquarters office and the AHA's web page (http://www.theaha.org/annual). Your badge and receipt will be mailed in advance; badge holders and other materials will be distributed at the permanent registration booths on the Marriott's fourth floor beginning Thursday, January 3, at 12:00 P.M. Registration for members at the meeting will be $80 (nonmembers $100, students and unemployed $45, and precollegiate teachers $15-evidence of employment is required for the precollegiate teachers' rate). The registration desks will be located in the Hilton's Plaza Room and will be open during the following hours:
|Thursday, January 3||12:00 P.M.-7:00 P.M.|
|Friday, January 4||8:00 A.M.-6:00 P.M.|
|Saturday, January 5||8:30 A.M.-4:00 P.M.|
Advance registrants who are unable to attend the annual meeting may request a full refund of their registration fee if a written request accompanied by the receipt and badge is postmarked by or on December 21, 2001. No refunds will be issued for requests postmarked after December 21, 2001.
Once again the AHA will employ an electronic two-way messaging system
to allow everyone registered for the annual meeting to communicate
with each other electronically. The system will utilize easy-to-use
terminals at various points throughout the meeting premises. The
system replaces the traditional locator file and the various inconspicuous,
hard-to-use message boards. The system will be the designated form
of communication for those using the Job Register. Interviewers and
interviewees using the system can schedule and confirm interviews.
AHA staff answering the phones at the meeting will be able to take
messages for attendees and post them directly into the system.
The system will use large monitors to display the names of persons with messages waiting for them. Persons with messages waiting will be able to use any available terminal to log in using a password that will be printed on their badges. Each terminal will have all the simple instructions necessary to receive or send messages to other registered conference attendees. At the 2001 Boston meeting there were about 6,000 messages sent and this year a number of terminals will be added to cut waiting times during busy periods.
There will also be a few Internet terminals available for checking regular e-mail accounts. Persons who use the "Telnet" protocol to reach their university's servers are advised that some universities employ firewalls that prevent access from outside the university system. If you wish to be able to check your e-mail and avoid this problem, you may consider having your e-mail forwarded to one of the commonly available free e-mail services (such as Yahoo or Excite) that are accessible via a web browser.
The AHA Council, divisions, and committees will report to the Association at the annual business meeting. Reports are subject to discussion and appropriate motions relating to them. Resolutions on other matters for the business meeting will be handled as follows: (1) resolutions signed by 25 members of the Association will be accepted until December 15, 2000; (2) resolutions received by October 15, 1999, will take precedence and will be published in the December issue of Perspectives; and (3) resolutions must be no more than 300 words in length. Resolutions should be sent to the Executive Director at the AHA headquarters, with a copy to the Parliamentarian, Michael Les Benedict, Department of History, Ohio State University, 230 W. 17th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210.
At its meeting on May 15-16, 1980, the Council adopted the following bylaw (as amended May 8-9, 1994) pursuant to Article VII, Sections 1-5, of the constitution: No motion, resolution, or other business shall be passed by a division of the members at the annual business meeting unless there is present a quorum of one hundred members in good standing.
Voting cards will be distributed to members at the meeting.
An area in the Hilton’s Plaza Room on the Lobby Level has been reserved from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Friday, January 4, for affiliated societies to display materials and to meet with members of the profession.
The exhibits are located in the Hilton's Continental Ballroom, the Imperial Room, and the East Lounge, will be open during the following hours:
|Thurs., Jan. 3||3:00 P.M.-7:00 P.M.|
|Fri., Jan. 4||9:00 A.M.-6:00 P.M.|
|Sat., Jan. 5||9:00 A.M.-6:00 P.M.|
|Sun., Jan. 6||9:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M.|
Admission to the Exhibit Hall requires an AHA registration badge.
The Job Register, located in the Hilton's Yosemite Room and Grand Ballroom Salon A, will be open during the following hours:
|Thurs., Jan. 3||12:30 P.M.-6:00 P.M.|
|Fri., Jan. 4||9:00 A.M.-6:00 P.M.|
|Sat., Jan. 5||9:00 A.M.-6:00 P.M.|
|Sun., Jan. 6||9:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M.|
Admission to the Job Register facility requires an AHA registration badge.
The AHA provides the names of the following childcare suppliers as a service to members who may be interested, but the AHA assumes no responsibility for their performance, licensing, insurance, and so on. The companies note that they are fully insured, licensed, and bonded, and will make arrangements to provide childcare in the client's hotel room or elsewhere. Parents should call directly to make arrangements in advance.
American Childcare Service Inc., 353 Sacramento Street Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94111; (415) 285-2300. Childcare providers will care for children in hotel rooms or will take children on outings in the city. Fees are $15.50 per hour per family with a four-hour minimum. Transportation for each sitter is $5 round-trip. After midnight, transportation is an additional $5. Method of payment must be VISA, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover credit cards. A fee of $22 will be imposed for any cancellation made within 24 hours of the starting time.
Bay Area Second Mom, (650) 858-2469, http://www.2ndmom.com. Rates begin at $18 per hour for one or two children, with a four-hour minimum and transportation fees. Payment must be made in cash.
After clearance of room allocation with the convention director, all other arrangements for meal meetings must be conducted directly between the organization and the hotel. Breakfasts are scheduled as indicated. All luncheons are scheduled for 12:15 p.m. Tickets for breakfasts and luncheons (except those sponsored by organizations that sell their own tickets) will be available from the meal ticket cashiers in the AHA registration area, located in the Hilton's Plaza Room. All payments must be made in U.S. currency, by cash or traveler's check.
Schedule of Breakfast Meetings
The numbers listed (in parentheses) refer to the page number of each session in the printed program.
Friday, January 4
AHA Committee on Minority Historians Mentoring Breakfast (p.19)
Saturday, January 5 AHA Committee on Women Historians (p. 119)
Schedule of Luncheon Meetings
Friday, January 4 (p. 93-94)
American Society of Church History
Conference on Asian History
Conference on Latin American History
Organization of History Teachers
Phi Alpha Theta
Saturday, January 5 (p. 141-142)
Advanced Placement United States, European, and World History
AHA Modern European History Section
American Catholic Historical Association
Coordinating Council for Women in History
History Department Chairs
Immigration and Ethnic History Society
Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations
History faculty from two-year colleges are invited to a special cash-bar reception on Friday, January 4 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. in the Union Square 13 of the Hilton. Members of the AHA Council, divisions, and committees will host this opportunity to become better acquainted and to discuss informally how the Association might better serve this constituency's needs.
The Committee on Minority Historians invites minority graduate students and first-year faculty to a complimentary continental breakfast on Friday, January 4, from 7:30 to 9:00 a.m. Please join the committee in a discussion of life in the profession. If you are interested in attending, please e-mail Peleg Tal by December 10, 2001 to register. Individuals who wish to participate in the discussion only are invited to arrive at 8:15 a.m.
The Task Force sponsors the following events:
The numbers listed (in parentheses) refer to the page number of each session in the printed program.
Friday, January 4
9:30–11:30 a.m. St. Francis, California West. Session. Interviewing in the Job Market of the Twenty-first Century: A Workshop (p. 73)
9:30–11:30 a.m. St. Francis, Elizabethan Room A. Session. AHA Preparing Future Faculty Project (p. 73)
5:30–6:30 p.m. Hilton, Union Square 1/2. Open forum for graduate students (p. 116)
6:30–8:00 p.m. Hilton, Union Square 3/4. Cash-bar reception for graduate students. Graduate students are invited to meet fellow students from other institutions as well as the Association’s leadership.
Saturday, January 6
2:30–4:30 p.m. Parc 55, Parc Ballroom II. Session. Tackling the Publishing Frontier: The Tools for Article and Manuscript Publication (p. 144)
Graduate students are also invited to use the lounge in the Hilton’s Franciscan Room A. Graduate student members of the Coordinating Council for Women in History will staff this drop-in room. Hours will be Friday–Saturday, January 4 and 5, 7:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Come by and get to know future colleagues.
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