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LARC 23rd Anniversary Program

The Labor Archives and Research Center invites you to attend its 23rd anniversary evening program where we will celebrate the Archives new publication:

San Francisco Labor Landmarks Guidebook: A Register of
Sites and Walking Tours

This unique guide book takes you on a tour of San Francisco’s labor past and present working class neighborhoods, labor hangouts, monuments, murals, memorials, and buildings that reflect the history of the people who built the “City by the Bay.”

Our keynote speaker will be San Francisco Chronicle columnist Carl Nolte. There will also be a musical performance by renowned folk singer Faith Petric.

Friday, February 27, 2009.

6:00 pm, light refreshments. 6:30 pm, program begins.

ILWU Local 34 hall, 4 Berry Street, San Francisco (on the Embarcadero next to Giant’s Stadium, 2nd and King Streets).

Add comment February 20th, 2009

European Libraries Presentation

Librarian Ned Fielden will be giving a slide-show and talk on Wednesday the 19th of November as part of International Programs Week titled “European Libraries from Oxford to Munich.” Held in Rosa Parks Hall D in the Student Union from 3-4, he will show unusual photos of university and college libraries from Cambridge and Oxford, many with very handsome 16th-17th century interiors, as well as photos of libraries in Munich, Leipzig, Gottingen, and Zurich.

Add comment November 13th, 2008

Friends of Library Annual Meeting

Friends of Library Annual Meeting

Monday, May 5, 2:00 – 4:00 PM

Humanities Bldg Room 587, 5th Floor

The Friends of the Library annual meeting will begin at 2 PM with the annual business meeting, including approval of the nominating committee’s slate of oficers for 2008-09. Following the business meeting at around 2:15 or 2:30–

Micheal Krasny, Host of KQED’s Forum,

Will Speak ABout His New Book,

Off Mike:

A memoir of the Talk Radio and Literary Life

(Stanford University Press, 2007)

KrasnyMike Krasny has been a member of the English faculty at SF State since 1970. He is also on the country’s leading interviewers of literary luminaries and has been called “a maestro for educated listeners who prefer their discourse high and civil.” His new book is a memoir in which he recounts his early desire to become a novelist and then his discovery of his talent as a communicator. He says, “Trying to meld life into art as I read and interpreted and taught and wrote about writers, I went on to talk and talk and talk with writers until I had interviewed more writers perhaps than anyone ever has or will or should. I was on the road. My own road to literary Damascus. More than ever, I wanted to live a life that could answer Bellow’s primary question: How should a good man live.”

All members of the Friends are encouraged to attend.

All members of the faculty are invited.

Krasny’s book will be available for purchases

during the reception following the presentation.

For more information, call 415 338-2408 or email <>

Add comment May 2nd, 2008

Italian Poetry and Prose Reading

The Michelangelo Club presents
a reading of poetry and prose:

The City in the Literature of Italy

Friday April 18, 2008 2:00 pm
De Bellis Collection, Main Library 6th Floor

Deadline for contribution of readings is March 21, 2008.
For more info e-mail

(The Michelangelo Club is a student organization dedicated
to promoting the study of Italian language, culture, and civilization.
Students of all backgrounds welcome!)

Add comment March 13th, 2008

Labor Archives 22nd Anniversary Celebration

Labor Archives and Research Center 22nd Anniversary Evening Program

Featuring Guest Speaker:

Dawn Mabalon
San Francisco State University

“We Must Eat Dust: Filipino Migratory Labor and Labor Organizing on the West Coast and Alaska, 1920s-1970s”


The event will be held at the ILWU, Local 34
4 Berry Street (2nd and King) on the Embarcadero
next to Giant’s Stadium. map

Friday, February 29, 2008 ~ 6 p.m.

Light Refreshments served at 6:00 p.m.,
program begins at 7:00 p.m.

Pinoy Jazz and Blues Music
by Little Brown Brother

Free and Open to the Public

This event is wheelchair accessible

LARC website

1 comment February 14th, 2008

Presentation on The SFSU Faculty Strike, 1968-1969

Did you know that in 1968-1969 San Francisco State experienced a volatile student and faculty strike that resulted in the nation’s first College of Ethnic Studies?  Come learn more about this important event and about the rich resources on the strike held at SFSU’s Labor Archives & Research Center.

 The San Francisco State Faculty Strike, 1968-1969

A Presentation by Conor Casey

A Bay Area Labor History Workshop

Sunday, January 20, 2008 at 1:30 p.m.

Light refreshments will be served

Hosted by the Labor Archives & Research Center
480 Winston Drive
San Francisco, CA 94132
(415) 564-4010

1 comment January 15th, 2008

Talk and slide show on Medieval and Renaissance libraries

Oxford Cambridge LibrariesLibrarian Ned Fielden spent the Spring 2007 semester in Cambridge UK researching academic library history. During International Education Week, he will be showing slides of Medieval and Renaissance libraries from Cambridge and Oxford, and discussing university library history. The talk starts at 12:15 in the de Bellis Collection, on Friday the 16th of November.

Add comment November 9th, 2007

Sara Wingate Gray – The Itinerant Poetry Librarian @ The Poetry Center

Sara Wingate Gray
The Poetry Center presents a special lecture of interest to curators, archivists, librarians, scholars, & students…

Thursday NOV 15
The Poetics of the Library

7:00 pm @ the Poetry Center, HUM 512, San Francisco State University, free.

This public lecture and presentation by the Itinerant Poetry Librarian and the Poetry Center’s 2007 Visiting Research Scholar Sara Wingate Gray will concern itself, in her words, “with poetry, taxonomy, ephemerally, digitally, accessibly, auditory, library and other words ending in why?’ Please come and help us decide what a library might be.” The Itinerant Poetry Librarian travels the world with a library of “lost & forgotten poetry,” installing the library and librarian, and recording the sounds and poetry of the people, cities, and countries she meets. She lives wherever her library is.

Add comment November 9th, 2007

Opening Reception for Labor Archive Photo Exhibit

You are invited to attend an opening reception for Spanning the Gate an exhibit of photographs from the Labor Archives and Research Center on display at the J. Paul Leonard Library.

November 7, 2007
5 to 7 p.m.
J. Paul Leonard Library, 6th floor
San Francisco State University, 1630 Holloway Avenue

The reception will feature John van der Zee author of The Gate: The True Story of the Design and Construction of the Golden Gate Bridge.

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge, a stupendous feat of engineering and design that has been called one of the seven wonders of the modern world. Spanning the Gate offers a behind-thescenes look at the complex construction process of this amazing landmark.

Add comment October 30th, 2007

Library Archivist Publishes SF State History Book

History of San Francisco State University Cover Everyone is invited to celebrate the book release of Meredith Eliassen’s, Reference Specialist for Archives & Special Collections, San Francisco State University from Arcadia Publishing on Tuesday, October 23rd from 10 am to noon, in the 6th Floor Frank V. de Bellis Reading Room. Refreshments will be provided.

San Francisco State University is one of over 100 titles in Arcadia Publishing’s Campus History Series. Meredith Eliassen took on the project as a personal endeavor drawing upon the rich resources in our Archives, entirely on her own time and using her own personal resources to cover expenses. Meredith is also donating a portion of her royalties to a library fund specially earmarked for the Archives needs in the new library building.

Although this book was neither a University-sponsored project nor an authorized history, I think you will find it to be an engaging and professionally presented portrait of the University.

The book will be available for purchase and book-signing at the open house, courtesy of the SF State Bookstore. Also the book is available for purchase online and from SF State’s Bookstore, among other places.

Add comment October 23rd, 2007

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