Notes on the Corporate History of
the San Francisco Zen Center
Incomplete. Just what DC dug up here on cuke 11-09-18.
Likely more helpful info at the SFZC History main page
The Zen Center was located at Sokoji Zen Mission 1881 Bush Street. It's
always been vital but it has undergone one or more reincorporations for name and
type of corporation changes. Zen Center to San Francisco Zen Center. But these
changes were hardly noticed by the membership and people we dealt with.
Here's a page for Sokoji
Shunryu Suzuki was mainly called Reverend Suzuki but also Suzuki Sensei and sometime Suzuki Roshi or Roshi Suzuki until the fall of 1967 when Suzuki Roshi became the standard title and Suzuki Roshi or just Roshi the polite way to address him and refer to him.
A brief interview with Grahame Petchey (RIP) about the initial 1962 incorporation of ZC
Below from SFZC Wind Bell Fall 1968, p.7
ZC Board Notes 1968 - By-laws of new Corporation Sole, name: Chief Priest of Zen Center
Below from SFZC Wind Bell Spring 1992