Archive for April, 2011

Labor Archive 25th Anniversary!

Established in 1985 through a collaborative effort of historians, labor leaders and academics, the Labor Archives at San Francisco State University preserves and promotes the region’s rich working class history.

On May Day the Archives will celebrate its 25th anniversary with a program of music, theater, poetry, and San Francisco State Professor Robert Cherny speaking on local labor history.  There will also be a history fair with organizations such as the California Historical Society, San Francisco Maritime Museum, and Freedom Archives; a film screening of rare labor footage by Rick Prelinger from the Internet Archive; a recording booth with FoundSF where people can share their work and labor stories; and a bar-b-q and activities for kids (fire truck, stencils, etc) .  See attached flier for details and directions.

Add comment April 29th, 2011

Poetry Center Digital Archive

Students, poets and scholars no longer have to visit the Humanities building to listen to or view one of the treasures stored in the American Poetry Archive. They can now take advantage of the radical convenience of digital technology to listen to over 50 historic recordings made by the Poetry Center in the 1950s that are now part of the Poetry Center Digital Archive on DIVA.

Poets included in the Digital Archive include: Allen Ginsberg, Marianne Moore, Langston Hughes, Denise Levertov and many others.

Have a listen.

Add comment April 21st, 2011

New Netbook Computers for Check Out

The Library has 10 brand new Hansbook netbooks for check out.  These netbooks are smaller and much lighter than our other laptops. They run Windows 7, Microsoft Office applications and browsers. They are fully wireless capable and have a sharp and bright 12″ screen.

Netbooks can be checked out from HSS 127 with your SF State Onecard ID for up to 4 hours.


Add comment April 19th, 2011

Sample Furniture for New Library Building

We are starting to select furniture for the new library building and would like your input. Come by the Annex the week of April 4th to test a number of chairs that are under consideration. You can leave your feedback in the comment box below or in the Annex. Be sure to include the chair number.


5 comments April 4th, 2011


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