Peter Booth Wiley is the former chairman of Wiley Publishing, a global publishing house founded in 1807. He served on the Wiley board of directors from 1984 to 2015. In 1969, Peter, who learned some of his organizing skills working with coal mining families in Eastern Kentucky in 1964 and ’65, was one of the Bay Area founders of an activist journal called Leviathan. He moved on to the editorial collective for The Bulkhead, an anti-war newspaper distributed around the world to US servicemen during the Vietnam era. After working at Yellow Cab and becoming a Teamster and a member of Teamsters for the Farmworkers, Peter went to work at Pacific News Service, then wrote a newspaper column, Points West, with co-author Bob Gottlieb. Peter and Bob wrote books on the power structure of the major cities in the arid West and the Mormon Church. Peter went on to write the history of the American opening of foreign trade with Japan via gunboat diplomacy; the history of the San Francisco Public Library; and the National Trust Guide to the History and Architecture of San Francisco. He is currently editing his daughter, Celia’s revision of his San Francisco book. Peter spent many years doing research at the San Francisco Public Library as a last resort, given its unfortunate state until the results of the New Main Campaign. Peter served two extended tenures on the Board of Friends of the San Francisco Public Library between 1996 and 2013 and is honored to be associated with the emergence of our library as one of the finest in the land.