Board of Directors


Elizabeth Thacker-Estrada, President

U.S. women’s history, especially first ladies and women’s suffrage


Jim Gasperini, Vice-President

Cultural history, colonial America

Marilyn Geary

Marilyn Geary, Secretary

Immigration and regional California history

M Griffith

Michael Griffith, Treasurer

History of California, especially Oakland

Dan Kohanski

Religious history

Peter Meyerhof

Early California history, especially Northern California between 1750 and 1860

Louis Trager

U.S. political history


Tim Welsh

San Francisco history, especially in photographs

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Berkeley, CA 94708
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